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Google

+ - Google: Add Your Voice in Support of the Free and Open Internet

Submitted by mc10
mc10 (2402526) writes "Google is asking its users to take action to support a "free and open web", before the meeting of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) begins on December 3. From the company's Google+ post: "Some governments want to use this meeting in Dubai to increase censorship and regulate the Internet. ... A free and open world depends on a free and open Internet.""
Java

+ - Twitter Survives Election after Ruby-to-Java Move

Submitted by mc10
mc10 (2402526) writes "As the results of the 2012 US Presidential election were being announced Tuesday night, Twitter experienced record traffic to its website, but the service never faltered despite the increased load – something Twitter engineers credit to the company's move from Ruby to Java for its backend software. Unlike in the past, Twitter did not experience service outages, even as the website generated 874,560 posts in a single minute at its peak in traffic."
Google

+ - Why Google Went Offline Today and a Bit about How the Internet Works

Submitted by mc10
mc10 (2402526) writes "Google went temporarily offline for about 27 minutes at around 6:24pm PST / 02:24 UTC (5 Nov. 2012 PST / 6 Nov. 2012 UTC), when CloudFlare realized that Google's services went offline. CloudFlare explains how the Internet is glued together by the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), and how Moratel, an Indonesian ISP, was announcing a network that wasn't actually behind them."
Google

+ - Ex-Google employee says Google+ has ruined the company

Submitted by mc10
mc10 (2402526) writes "Ex-Google employee James Whittaker, now returning to Microsoft, left a scathing post on a Microsoft blog about why he left Google.

Writes Whittaker, "The Google I was passionate about was a technology company that empowered its employees to innovate. The Google I left was an advertising company with a single corporate-mandated focus." He believes that the 20% spirit, meaning that Google employees spent 20% of their time working on non-work-related projects, has been damaged after Larry Page became Google CEO and decided to focus on Google+.

Interestingly, Whittaker is not alone in his opinions. Several high-level employees have also left after complaining that the "start-up spirit" of Google has been replaced by a more mature but staid culture focused on the bottom line."
Data Storage

+ - Megaupload shut down with charges of piracy

Submitted by mc10
mc10 (2402526) writes "Federal prosecutors in Virginia say they have shut down one of the world’s largest Internet file-sharing sites, Megaupload.com, and charged its founder and others with violating piracy laws. This comes after a New York grand jury indicted Megaupload Limited and Vestor Limited on Jan. 5 for copyright infringement.

Megaupload.com has claimed it is diligent in responding to complaints about pirated material."

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