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CEOs express concern that wide-ranging activities have undermined the trust of their users

Correction: Google and Verizon

Yesterday's front page strapline, "Google closes in on a deal to buy preferential web access", was inaccurate. As the story made clear inside, Google said it had not had talks with Verizon about paying for carriage of Google traffic. However Eric Schmidt, Google CEO, said "We are trying to find solutions that bridge between the hard core 'net neturality or else' view and the historical telecom view of no such agreement." and explained that what Google meant by net neutrality was: "If you have one data type like video, you don't discriminate against one person's video in favour of another but it's OK to discriminate across different types".

Ten countries urge privacy changes at Google

Data protection and privacy chiefs from 10 countries issued a joint letter pushing search engine giant Google to improve respect for data privacy, Canada's Office of the Privacy Commissioner said yesterday.

Google juggernaut rolls on

It has been a tough 2010 for the internet giant, yet first-quarter profits are still up by a third on last year's, reports Nick Clark

Google 'may announce China plans on Monday'

Google may make an announcement next Monday about whether it will pull out from China, the China Business News reported on Friday, quoting an unnamed Google employee.

Google partners call for clarity on China plans

Chinese firms selling advertising space on Google's search pages have demanded clarity about the Internet company's plans in China, warning they will demand compensation if it shuts its Chinese portal.

Apple's Jobs says cash hoard allows for bold moves

Steve Jobs defended Apple Inc's decision to maintain a $40 billion (£26 billion) cash pile and said it was better to save the money for bold risks, like acquisitions, than to spend it on stock buybacks or cash dividends.

Google co-founders loosen grip

Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are relinquishing some of their control over the internet search leader with the sale of 10 million shares worth $5.5 billion (£3.4 billion).

Will Davos be a damp squib?

There'll be no Obama, Brown or Bono at next week's economic forum, but does it matter?

Google profit rises, but revenue misses some forecasts

Google was among the first technology companies to shake off the recession last year, but the Internet giant's fourth-quarter report could not satisfy investors' increasing demand for stronger growth.

Google CEO questions Murdoch's online pay plan

Publishers of general news would find it hard to charge for their content online because too much free content is available, the chief executive of Google said yesterday.

BBC chief hits out at 'political interference'

The BBC director general, Mark Thompson, has hit back at the Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw's calls to scrap the BBC Trust, the corporation's governing body, describing it as "frankly puzzling" political interference.

For the record: 07/09/09

’By going out on the road for a week we are trying to thank as many people as we can,’ Chris Moyles celebrates becoming Radio 1’s longest-serving breakfast DJ by going on tour

Henry Porter: 'Why I write about the surveillance state'

Spy fiction used to explore the murky no man's land between rival superpowers, but now the threat to freedom lurks far closer to home.

Ian Burrell: Eric Schmidt quits Apple

So three years after taking a seat on the Apple board of directors, Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google has quit. But though it's officially a resignation it's widely being seen as a sign that Apple CEO Steve Jobs was no longer happy having someone who he now sees as a rival having a place within the Apple nest.

Sophie Morris: Teenage kicks tell all in the gadget age

Who'd have thought that the best way to get the inside track on teenagers' technology habits was to ask an actual teenager? Until this revolutionary piece of noughties market research (more details later) came to light recently, it was assumed that the media consumption and social networking inclinations of teenagers resembled adults': greedy, frantic, gullible and self-aggrandising, overly personal and constant, interminable even.

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War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

Our chef was inspired by the south-east Asian cuisine he encountered as a teenager
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

Harry Kane interview

The striker was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope
The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

Michael Calvin's Last Word

For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?
HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?