LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday told Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and other business leaders that he expected their companies to pay their taxes in exchange for benefiting from low tax rates.
Today, Google has updated its Google+ app for Android to get up to speed with all of the changes announced during last week’s I/O Developers conference. In all, there were 41 new updates including a brand new stream, photos experience and of course Hangouts. The Android version has all of that, and one brand new feature, a new location section. Where the Anroid app really shines is with the photo capabilities. The updated Google+ app now has the auto backup, highlight, enhance and “auto awesome” functionality that the desktop version has. It’s be really handy to be able to enhance your photos directly within the app, rather than waiting until you get back to your computer or relying on Google to do its magical synthetic wrinkle removal, even though it’s cool. To make it easier to “make plans and meet,” Google+ has broken “Locations” out into its own section. Now, when you share your location with certain Circles, your friends can easily find you by tapping on that section. Naturally, it drops everyone’s location onto a Map, which makes it pretty seamless: Location is something that hasn’t been a great piece of Google+ to date. The service currently picks up where you are and asks you for your explicit location, not really telling you who will get to see it. With the Location section and controls, its easier to manage and can turn into an experience similar to that of Foursquare. The stream is getting all of the features from last week, too. The autohashtags will let you drill into new content, hopefully sucking up all of your free time. It turns the Google+ experience into something like Wikipedia, where you can just keep tapping on relevant content and hopefully find some new people to follow along the way. While you’re not going to get the new three-column layout on your smartphone, the drilling down is actually fun. We’ll await the iOS update, but expect the same items to find their way into that version. All of these enhancements are made to entice you to do a little bit more in Google+, as the company doesn’t really expect you to jump ship from one network to another. The features are more complimentary to one another in this update, giving a better experience to new users, which is the most important demographic for Google to focus on right now. Those of Source TechCrunch: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/lPBzztcFP3c/ [Google]
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks is a new documentary about the genesis of Julian Assange’s website and soldier Bradley Manning‘s controversial document dump, which exposed U.S. security secrets on WikiLeaks.
Today, Mashable is offering an advance stream of the dramatic soundtrack to the film, featuring music by Brooklyn artist collective Fall On Your Sword
The film was directed by Alex Gibney, who won Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards in 2007 for Taxi to the Dark Side. The documentary on WikiLeaks premiered at Sundance earlier this year and releases to the public on May 24 Read more…
The Federal Bureau of Investigation was granted a search warrant in 2010 for a reporter’s Gmail account without his knowledge in relation to a leak investigation, it was revealed Monday. The warrant shows how investigators compel Google and similar companies to provide access to user data.
The Washington Post first broke the news that Fox News reporter James Rosen was under Justice Department investigation for violating the Espionage Act following his June 2009 report that North Korea was planning to respond to United Nations sanctions with increased nuclear tests.
An FBI warrant for Rosen’s Gmail account posted by Politico’sJosh Gerstein reveals investigators were granted the warrant after an investigation of former State Department employee Stephen Jin-Woo Kim suggested Kim was Rosen’s source for the North Korea story. Investigators made that conclusion following an analysis of Kim’s phone records, emails allegedly exchanged with Rosen and two face-to-face interviews with Kim. Read more…