Several websites shut down at midnight in protest of anti-piracy bills that critics say could amount to censorship. For more information visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:SOPA_initiative/Learn_more.

We were mortified to learn that a team of people working on a Google project improperly used Mocality’s data and misrepresented our relationship with Mocality to encourage customers to create new websites. We’ve already unreservedly apologised to Mocality. We’re still investigating exactly how this happened, and as soon as we have all the facts, we’ll be taking the appropriate action with the people involved.

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Yesterday, Alexander Macgillivray, Twitter’s general counsel, wasted little time in speaking out against Google+ being fully baked into Google Search — even before Twitter officially did on the record. Today he’s elaborating a bit. Why doesn’t the ex-Google employee like Search+? This is why:

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Twitter Responds to Google Search Changes

Twitter: “We’re concerned that as a result of Google’s changes, finding [information about world events and breaking news] will be much harder for everyone. We think that’s bad for people, publishers, news organizations and Twitter users.” » more

Thank Goodness for Google

MG Siegler’s profile photo (edited below) was deleted by Google on 12/27, citing ‘mature and offensive content.’ In a blog post, Siegler argues lack of communication from Google as the main issue, writing “What if this was the only place I had stored this picture?” 

OK, that aside (;/) — Since when is forgetting to tell you I policed your social stream, deemed your photo unsuitable for mankind and deleted it on your behalf the main issue? 

Surprisingly enough, wikipedia has Google’s back on this, where I also learned the gesture dates back to ancient Greece. Though the TC gang had the last laugh with this snappy comeback

Gotta love ‘em. And Google for ensuring my social experience is sanitized. They really get it.

Google maps just got a whole lot *cooler. “…users of Google Maps can now navigate inside of mapped locations such as airports, malls and IKEA stores. The program launches with selected partners, and any business owner can apply to have a floor plan included.”

Get More Out of Google: How To Search [INFOGRAPHIC]

Get More Out of Google: How To Search [INFOGRAPHIC]