Google Plus and privacy: first impressions

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

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

Houston, we have a problem: Google convicted of the "case Vividown"

On Wed, 24 February 2010, in Judgments interesting , 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" concerning the publication of a video showing a child suffering from Down syndrome and insulted beaten by four students. Still do not have the reasons for the [...]

Chrome: Google changes license

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

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

Google Chrome: still on license

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

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

Google Chrome: read the license

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

Twenty-four hours on the web is spoken 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) were quick to download and install what has been called "the browser of the future." Obviously you will not find reviews or [...]