Google Inc. is moving its Washington office closer to Capitol Hill after spending $18.2 million on lobbying, more than Northrop Grumman Corp. and enough to rank the technology company as the eighth-biggest advocacy spender.
Facebook Inc., Apple Inc. and four other U.S. technology companies asked lawmakers to restrain the National Security Agency, saying they want to “counter erroneous reports” they give intelligence agencies direct access to their servers.
The head of the U.S. National Security Agency is preparing to deal with new constraints on spying methods at home and abroad while warning they may make the nation more vulnerable to terrorist attacks.
Google Inc. is adding employees and redoubling efforts to win new advertisers in China, even as a clash over censorship casts doubt on its ability to do business in the country, said Chief Legal Officer David Drummond .
Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and other companies are asking the U.S. government for more leeway in disclosing information about national-security data requests, seeking to reassure customers that authorities don’t have unfettered access to users’ personal details.
Google Inc., escalating a feud with Microsoft Corp. over patents, said Microsoft’s offer to join a bid for Novell Inc.’s intellectual property would have eliminated its ability to defend its Android mobile-phone operating system against legal attacks.
Google Inc. accused Microsoft Corp. and Oracle Corp. of waging a “hostile, organized campaign” against its Android mobile software, a sign of escalating tension in the technology industry’s patent war.