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Google has commemorated the 66th anniversary of the Roswell incident with an interactive Google Doodle showing an alien crash landing on Earth.

UK gives Google three months to change privacy policies or face fines

Data watchdog claim that search giant's current policies raise 'serious questions' about compliance with UK law

Google celebrates US Independence Day with an interactive doodle

Search engine giant Google has marked US Independence Day in the with an interactive Google Doodle.

President and CEO of Yahoo!, Marissa Mayer

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A land-hugging complex in King’s Cross that will be longer (at 330m) than the Shard is tall (310)

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It pretty much owns the internet, all of our data and, well, us. It flogs phones, controls YouTube and makes more money than many countries. It’s also introduced us to new levels of wackiness when it comes to the work place. Football tables, air hockey, padded cells (sorry, chill out “snugs”), hi-tech roof terraces, it’s all very groovy, and all very Google. Jealous? Of course we are.

President and CEO of Yahoo!, Marissa Mayer

'You look attractive': Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer faces sexist comments at shareholders' meeting

George Polis: I have 2,000 shares ... and I'm a dirty old man

Waze was founded in Israel in 2008 and first raised $25 million of funding in 2010 followed by a further $30 million in 2011

Google faces FTC antitrust investigation following Waze acquisition

$1.1bn deal was completed mid-June but may allow search giant to unfairly dominate the market

Google ordered to delete data collected by Street View cars

Camera vehicles collected information from unsecured WiFi networks

Google was ordered to pay a $7m (£4.6m) fine and agreed to destroy emails, passwords and browsing histories collected as Street View cars surveyed neighbourhoods in the US between 2008 and 2010

France leads European round of attacks against Google's privacy policy

National privacy commission threaten fines of up to €300,000 if policies are not changed within 3 months.

Gabriel Weinberg is the CEO and founder of DuckDuckGo, a search engine that doesn't track its users.

An interview with DuckDuckGo CEO on the future of anonymous searching

Gabriel Weinberg tells us why he thinks people are turning away from Google

Use of 'anonymous' search engine rockets following PRISM scandal

DuckDuckGo, a search site that does not track its users, announced traffic has nearly doubled

Google founder Sergey Brin (L) adjusts a pair of Project Glass glasses on designer Diane von Furstenberg. REUTERS/Carlo

International group of Privacy Commissioners challenge Google over Glass

Countries including Canada, Israel and Australia write a letter to Larry Page over privacy concerns for Google Glass

Google challenges US surveillance gagging order

Google has asked the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) court to allow it to publish details of the number of data requests made by a secretive body, invoking the first amendment in a legal challenge that is aimed at easing concern among users following recent revelations regarding the activities of the National Security Agency.

Google, BT and Yahoo! agree plan to tackle child porn on the web

Computer experts are to track down and block online child abuse images in an attempt to reverse the spread of sites used by paedophile groups, the Government announced today.

A Yahoo! out front of their headquarters in California. REUTERS/Kimberly White

Prism scandal latest: Yahoo reveals 12,000 requests for users' data from US government, following lead of Apple, Facebook and Microsoft

Figures show that law enforcement made over 12,000 requests between December 2012 and May 2013

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