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EU wants 'right to be forgotten' to go global

Back in May, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that Europeans have the right to be forgotten online. Although Google, which handles over 90 percent of web searches across European countries, moved quickly to apply the ruling,…

Majority of webpages can be connected in just 19 clicks

A new report published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society says that most websites are connected in 19 clicks or less. Hungarian physicist Albert-László Barabási says the “close” connections are possible thanks to search engines, large aggregators and…

Google may avoid FTC ruling by issuing voluntary changes

Following a year-and-a-half long anti-trust investigation, the Wall Street Journal reports that Google is expected to escape a final determination by the Federal Trade Commission thanks to the enactment of a number of "voluntary" measures -- a consent decree which…