Google Plus and privacy: first impressions

On Sat, 2 July 2011, in Privacy , Social Networks , by Ernesto Belisario

For two days the Web is spoken almost exclusively with the news of the launch of Plus, the new Google social network. Since the service is still in beta, many (including myself) have been quick to get an invitation to try out what has been defined as "the anti-Facebook." Obviously this is not [...]

Houston, we have a problem: Google to pay for the "case Vividown"

On Wed, Feb 24, 2010, in Judgments of interest , by Ernesto Belisario

E 'news a few minutes ago, three Google executives were convicted by the Criminal Court of Milan for invasion of privacy under the well-known case "Vividown" on the publication of a video showing a child suffering from Down syndrome and insulted beaten by four students. Still do not have the motivation of [...]

Chrome: Google changes the license

On Fri, September 5, 2008 in Blogging , Open Source & Copyright , Privacy , by Ernesto Belisario

In the last two posts, I expressed my concerns about some of the clauses of the license of Chrome, the new browser from Google, hoping for a revision of the EULA. Well the concerns of the entire blogosphere has already prompted Google to change any of the terms in question. Predictably, the first change was that relating to the clause [...]

Google Chrome: still on license

On Wed, September 3, 2008 in Copyright , Miscellaneous , by Ernesto Belisario

In the previous post I explained some concerns in relation to the EULA for Google Chrome, the new browser everyone is talking about. Too focused on issues related to privacy, I shamefully neglected a very strange and potentially dangerous clause in copyright laws. 11. Content license user 11.1 You retain copyright and any [...]

Google Chrome: read the license

On Wed, September 3, 2008 in Miscellaneous , Privacy , by Ernesto Belisario

Twenty-four hours on the web are talking almost exclusively of the news of the launch of Chrome, the new browser from Google. After a short wait and a much followed the presentation, many (including myself) have been quick to download and install what has been called "the browser of the future." Obviously you will not find reviews or [...]