Thursday, October 27, 2011

Google Opens Internet Research Institute

A post in Bloomberg Business Week provides information on the new research institute funded by Google.  The institute, located in Germany, will “explore the impact of the digital age.”

This story in the Washington Post  adds that the institute will “tackle issues such as Internet privacy, freedom of expression and civil liberties.”

A post from the UK Register includes these quotes from Google:

"This is not a 'Google Institute'," the company stressed in a blog post. "It is an independent academic body. Google will not interfere with the research."

"Of course, Google is keenly interested in better understanding the interaction between the web, academia and society. But we need experts to help us all understand how the web is changing our world."


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