Google And Facebook Spent Record Amounts On Lobbying In Q2 2011

It looks like both Google and Facebook spent record amounts on lobbying in the second quarter of 2011, as evidenced by the most recent disclosure reports filed in the U.S.

Senate’s lobbying database.

Similar to last quarter, Google’s lobbying spend hit an all-time high, with spending coming in at $2.06 million, a 54 percent increase from the same period a year ago. Last quarter, Google shelled out $1.48 million on lawmakers. The search giant sp

Source:
http://techcrunch.com/2011/07/21/google-and-facebook-spent-record-amounts-on-lobbying-in-q2-2011/

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Hotfile Battles MPAA Over Private User Data Disclosure

Earlier this year, member companies of the MPAA filed a lawsuit against the Hotfile file-hosting service and ever since the parties have been back and forth submitting and responding to court papers.

Now it seems that the MPAA want Hotfile to hand over just about every piece of data the company holds, from the IP addresses of uploaders and downloaders to the companys source code.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/hotfile-battles-mpaa-over-private-user-data-disclosure-110625/