A year ago an Italian court found three Google executives liable for criminal privacy violations stemming from a video on YouTube in which several Italian teens were shown bullying and taunting a child with Down’s syndrome. One of the issues in the case was how long Google took to remove the video after being notified of its existence. Google appealed the convictions and the status of that appeal is unclear to us at the moment. … [Read more...] about Italy To Regulate YouTube & Other Video Sites Like TV Stations
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I think it’s important to note that our editor application review process is very thorough. From a directory quality perspective, the best time to identify potential abusers is before they get a foot in the door. We ask that applicants provide a thorough listing of site affiliations and we use full disclosure (as opposed to the affiliations themselves) as a criterion for selection along with general editing quality of the sample sites they provide. While this may mean that we occasionally reject good applicants, the end result is that we keep out many potential abusers. That’s good for everyone. … [Read more...] about A Solid Directory Or The Great Pumpkin Of Search?
But with time, they came to realize that understanding the broad, trended view on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis, knowing where and when to deploy resources, modify tactics or try new things is vital to operational success in their neighborhoods, and indeed, leveraging technology to gain that view is the future of their industry. The alternative, perhaps, was to be left behind. … [Read more...] about How Big Data Changed Crime Fighting & Is Changing The Practice Of SEO
With RadioReference.com, you can listen directly to first responders (police, ambulances, fire crews, etc.) in the affected areas. On Trafficland.com, you can check out live feeds from traffic cameras in the areas. Local news radio stations, like stations WTOP in DC, KYW in Philadelphia, WINS in New York and WBZ in Boston will also provide the local, more in-depth perspective that you’re not likely to get from national sources. Other local stations can be found at TuneIn.com. Public radio station WNYC in New York City is providing an evacuation zone finder (using Google Maps) where you input your address and it lets you know your residence’s status. State offices of emergency management are also available on Twitter: Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts. Rhode Island, (It looks like Pennsylvania is only on Facebook.) … [Read more...] about Hurricane Irene Swirling Around the Web
In a recent blog post for the Jerusalem Post about the pros and cons of Street View, Oboler suggested that Google be required to store its Street View data in Israel in order to ensure that the government can hold Google accountable to whatever terms the two sides agree on. But as others have pointed out, Google’s infrastructure is based on the use of thousands of redundant servers around the world and its products likely wouldn’t work if they were limited to hosting in a single country. Oboler recognizes that such a requirement would “force a significant change to Google’s approach to Street View’s implementation.” … [Read more...] about Google Street View Will Be “Good For Tourism & Image”