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Google must purge search results on demand, says EU court

A European court has ruled that people have a "right to be forgotten" and thus Google and other search engines must prune their search results in accordance with an individual's request for privacy. Privacy advocates cheered the decision but others have doubts. This may be another case of the road to hell being paved by good intentions--or not. You decide.

Seeking caped statisticians to save big data's rep

It's time to let more humans build better algorithms and big data strategies. It's time to see big data for what it is--both a representation of the human experience and the means to make sense of it. It is not and never did compete with humans. Big data is, instead, a servant.

News Scan: Making it rain; Virgin Mobile to offer Galaxy S5; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for May 12, including the a mobile game that "makes it rain," the Samsung S5's expected Virgin Mobile release date, the expected rise in IoT health-related devices, the explosion in Bluetooth chipset shipments and the future of in-vehicle apps.

Google tries again with over 20 new Intel-powered Chromebook models

Google this week took the wraps off a lineup of more than 20 new Chromebook devices that are powered by Intel microprocessors, a remarkable increase from just four Intel-powered models late last year.

In case of emergency, don't break Glass

Steve Horng, an emergency physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, has been testing Google Glass in the emergency room. Google Glass enables ER doctors to see a patient's records and status without having to look up the information on a computer screen.

News Scan: Google violates antitrust laws, suit says; IoT security to prompt IT overhaul;

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for May 2, including the federal antitrust lawsuit brought against Google, how the Internet of Things will change the face of IT security programs, why tablet sales have dropped off in the first quarter, the expected surge in location retail revenues and how carriers plan to increase Wi-Fi access point deployments.

Google releases standalone Google Docs, Sheets apps

Google this week released separate mobile apps for accessing documents and spreadsheets stored on its Google Apps cloud platform.

News Scan: Google breaks up a mobile app set; Mobile threats target Android; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for May 1, including the mobile breakup of the Google Drive band, the predominance of Android malware, a yearly rise in mobile shipments, what faltering industry Huawei is taking over and how Twitter can improve ad revenue.

Facebook thanks mobile for ad revenue boost while Google struggles

Facebook and Google are ramping up mobile advertising efforts--with varying degrees of success.

Smartphone patent wars: You can't tell the players without a scorecard

Last week saw a number of major developments in the ongoing patent wars among the major smartphone players.