Google Explains How It Handles Police Requests For Users’ Data

28 01 2013

Google wants you to know you’re being watched. Or rather, the company wants you to know how and when the police get to watch what you do online. For the first time, the company has posted its policies for when it gives up your information to the government. It’s part of a broader company strategy […]

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L’indice 20 surperforme le SPI

22 01 2013

Si les performances du marché suisse se sont également légèrement affaiblies au cours du dernier mois de l’année, les investisseurs demeurent confiants sur le secteur face à  la reprise conjoncturelle mondiale attendue pour 2013 : les indices traditionnels restent en effet en terrain positif, enregistrant +0.03% et +0.24% sur le mois. Les trois indices BBGI-EthicalQuote […]

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Tim Cook will give evidence in class action lawsuit alleging collusive hiring practices

18 01 2013

It’s been a year since we’ve heard any news about the allegations of widespread no-hire “gentleman’s agreements” between Silicon Valley’s top companies. Twelve months and nearly 200 legal filings later, the case is moving forward, and Judge Lucy Koh is saying that internal emails reveal executives believed the agreement would bring real financial benefits to […]

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Nike investigates Indonesian suppliers for labor violations

15 01 2013

US sporting goods giant Nike said it was investigating claims by labour activists that its manufacturers in Indonesia were trying to evade paying its workers the minimum wage. “Nike takes these claims seriously and company representatives are investigating the claims,” global corporate communications director Greg Rossiter told AFP. Nike’s code of conduct is “very clear”, […]

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Google Earth helps put North Korea gulag system on map

9 01 2013

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt’s visit to North Korea this week has been met with sharp criticism and low expectations, but the global Internet search giant indirectly is helping to make history by revealing one of the reclusive country’s darkest secrets, say human rights activists. Google Earth, the company’s popular satellite imagery product, might be […]

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UBS Is Rooting Out Negative Elements, Orcel Tells Panel

9 01 2013

UBS AG (UBSN) is in the process of rooting out “negative elements” of its corporate culture after Switzerland’s largest bank was fined $1.5 billion by regulators for trying to rig global interest rates, said Andrea Orcel, chief executive officer of the investment bank. “We all got probably too arrogant, too self-convinced the things were correct […]

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