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Sharon Gaudin covers the Internet, social media, cloud computing and emerging technologies for Computerworld.

Q&A: Facebook users aren't outraged over privacy issues

Facebook executive Ethan Beard defends the firm's privacy policies in an interview with Computerworld.

Facebook seeks to meet with Schumer on privacy issues

Sen. Charles Schumer today continued his call for Facebook to better protect user privacy, but has yet to respond to the social networking firm's request for a meeting.

HP takes on Apple's iPad with Slate tablet

Hewlett-Packard this week released significant data about its upcoming HP slate tablet, apparently looking to take advantage of the hype surrounding the iPad launch.

Google's about-face; now it says China blocked its sites

The Chinese government apparently slowed access to Google Web sites earlier this week, as the search giant backed off earlier statements that access to the site was blocked by changes Google made to the engine's search parameters.

Google's own glitch causes blockage in China

While speculation has been running rampant online that the Chinese government was beginning to block Google, it seems the company caused its own blockage.

Report: Google eyes departure from China on April 10

A report in the China Business News says that Google will announce on Monday that it plans to pull its business out of China on April 10.

Reports: Google may soon leave China

Google is likely to close its Chinese operations soon as its negotiations with the Chinese government are apparently breaking down.

Google opens marketplace for cloud apps

In another move to work its way into the enterprise, Google has unveiled an online store where users can buy cloud-based applications designed to work with Google's own apps.

Analysis: Yahoo rejoins the cool kids with Twitter deal

Yahoo's agreement with Twitter that opens its sites to users of the microblogging service could help the Internet pioneer more attractive to users of social networking.

Is Google moving too far (from search) too fast?

Google is expanding out from its core business at an increasingly swift rate, which has some wondering whether the search giant is in danger of losing focus.

Intel to monitor social networks on Super Bowl ads

Intel executives are monitoring social networks like Facebook and Twitter to gauge consumer reaction to commercials that it ran during Sunday's Super Bowl.

Hello World: Bill Gates joins Twitter, Facebook

In a big week for social networking, President Obama and then former Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates send their first tweets.

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg causes stir over privacy

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has caused a stir among bloggers and privacy advocates after saying last week that Internet users have become less concerned about online privacy.

Google and Microsoft to escalate war in 2010

The battle between Google and Microsoft figures to heat up in the coming year.

Google grabs bigger search bite, while Bing, Yahoo slip

Microsoft's Bing might be getting a lot of attention, but Google is still king of all things search.