Google License China Mapping

Google has applied for a licence to keep on serving maps in China, in the face of a government crackdown on unauthorised mapping services and declined to confirm the report when contacted by AFP and calls to the government agency were not answered. Google has seen its share of the lucrative Chinese search market slide to the profit of local rival Baidu as tensions with Beijing increased over a number of cyberattacks the US web giant claims originated in China and there was no indication whether the Gmail spying campaign was related to a China-based cyberattack on Google that prompted the company early last year to stop bowing to Internet censors and reduce its presence in the country..........

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Microsoft And Facebook Make Partnership Against Child Porn

Facebook is expanding its efforts to fight child pornography using Microsoft technology and has joined the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's PhotoDNA program, which was developed by Microsoft Research and Dartmouth College in 2009, uses image-matching technology to find known depictions of child pornography across the Web...........

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