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French Supreme Court orders Google to censor piracy related terms in Instant search and Autocomplete

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The French Supreme Court has handed down a ruling that Google must censor terms such as "torrent," "RapidShare," and other phrases that could be related to illegal file sharing. The decision was in response to a case brought by SNEP, a French music industry group, requesting that Google be...
French Supreme Court orders Google to censor piracy related terms in Instant search and Autocomplete

What Would You Do With a Million Dollars?

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What Would You Do With a Million Dollars? is a post from Chris PirilloWe’ve been busy this week reporting some major news stories. A lot has been going on in the tech world and our brains are nearly fried from having to get to the bottom of the information and...
What Would You Do With a Million Dollars?
The Politics of Twitter: So Far Today, More Tweets Include "I Voted For Obama" Than "I Voted For Romney"
Drawbridge comes out of stealth with targeted mobile ads

Encrypted Google search coming to a browser near you

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Google has begun rolling out an encrypted version of its search engine in an effort to protect Internet users from having their searches sniffed by others on their network. The new version of Google is SSL encrypted and located at https://www.google.com. Like many of Google's other changes, it's being...
Encrypted Google search coming to a browser near you

Surgeon Sues Google for Unflattering Autocomplete Results

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Do I look bankrupt to you? (Photo: ODT.co.nz) Google’s autocomplete functionality, which suggests search terms as you type based on how often the terms are searched for, is a boon for lazy typers and people who aren’t sure how exactly to spell “Massachusetts” (how many s’s???). But autocomplete can be...
Surgeon Sues Google for Unflattering Autocomplete Results

How Facebook looks to users and computers to improve its Graph Search results

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Facebook doesn’t devote thousands of people to its fledgling Graph Search tool, so it needs to make improvements with minimal amounts of engineer effort. In an article slated to go live on the Facebook Engineering blog on Thursday, Eric Sun, a software engineer from the entities team working on Graph...
How Facebook looks to users and computers to improve its Graph Search results

Google Alerts Users to China's Web Blocks

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Google Inc. has begun notifying Chinese users when they are using search terms that can trigger China’s Internet blocks, in its boldest challenge in two years to Beijing’s efforts to restrict online content. The Internet search giant unveiled on its Chinese search site this week a new mechanism that identifies...
Google Alerts Users to China's Web Blocks
Social: Google Revamps Search With Massive ‘Real-World Map of Things’

Massive Botnet Discovered

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Researchers have discovered a new botnet siphoning approximately $6 million monthly from online advertising firms. A little-known botnet is siphoning more than $6 million monthly from the online advertising industry. Analytics firm Spider.io issued a report today on what they call the Chameleon Botnet--a network of more than 120,000...
Massive Botnet Discovered
Feed Wrangler: A Great iOS Reader Replacement for a Price

Associated Content: Hey, We Were Here First!

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Demand Media and AOL’s Seed project have been getting lots of attention lately, in part because they’ve both become poster children (although Demand more so than Seed) for the idea of a digital “content factory” — a virtual sweatshop filled with people toiling at terminals for pennies a day,...
Associated Content: Hey, We Were Here First!

Google Updates SafeSearch Filter In Image Search

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Google has changed the default behavior of their image search to work similarly to how web search works. Now when you search for less explicit search terms while in image search, Google is more likely to filter out explicit images and set your default SafeSearch filter to the on position....
Google Updates SafeSearch Filter In Image Search

Google Is Testing Same-Day Delivery In San Francisco (GOOG)

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We scoffed when we heard Google was thinking about getting into the same-day delivery business. But now the New York Times reports that Google has launched a private test of a same-day delivery service in San Francisco, open only to Google employees and their friends. The reasons why Google wants...
Google Is Testing Same-Day Delivery In San Francisco (GOOG)

SearchCap: The Day In Search, July 17, 2012

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Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Firefox 14 Now Encrypts Google Searches, But Search Terms Still Will “Leak” Out Firefox 14 has officially launched today, which means all Google... Please visit Search...
SearchCap: The Day In Search, July 17, 2012

Why technology must be the solution to child abuse material online

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The problem is now epidemic and unpoliceable; even if software could identify all offenders, the justice system couldn't copeMark Bridger spent a significant amount of time on the internet on the day April Jones died. Just after midday, he had browsed his carefully organised collection of child abuse images, child...
Why technology must be the solution to child abuse material online

GoToMeeting uses competitor’s name in search ads to trick people into clicking through

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Creating great ads on Google search results is an artform. In fact, there’s a whole industry of folks who are specialists. It seems like online meeting service GoToMeeting found a phrase that gets itself clicks: the name of its competitor MeetingBurner. Needless to say, MeetingBurner isn’t very happy about this...
GoToMeeting uses competitor’s name in search ads to trick people into clicking through
After Being Removed For Porn, Photo-Sharing App 500px Is Back In Apple's App Store

Google experiments with adding a search box to Chrome's new tab page, keeping queries in the omnibox

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Google on Wednesday announced some big changes to how search will work in Chrome. The company has started experimenting with adding a search box to the browser’s new tab page as well as keeping queries in the omnibox after a search is performed. These tweaks are available to a small...
Google experiments with adding a search box to Chrome's new tab page, keeping queries in the omnibox

BTjunkie 'voluntarily' shuts down

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Popular BitTorrent site closes in wake of demise of Megaupload, QuickSilverScreen and othersOne of the most popular BitTorrent sites, BTjunkie, has been "voluntarily" shut down in the wake of last month's closure of Megaupload.The operators of BTjunkie, which launched in 2005, said in a message on the site: "This is...
BTjunkie 'voluntarily' shuts down

Google has to delete offensive autocomplete results, German federal court rules

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Google has to remove search suggestions from autocomplete in Germany if the results are offensive, the Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe ruled Tuesday. The court upheld a complaint by the founder and CEO of a company that sells nutritional supplements and cosmetics on the Internet, who was only...
Google has to delete offensive autocomplete results, German federal court rules

U.S. court rules Google must disclose to Apple search terms used in discovery in Samsung case

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In mid-April I reported that "Apple called calls out Google on flawed search methodology, responsibility for Android's infringement". This was not about Google's Internet search engine but about a discovery dispute in the second California Apple v. Samsung case. Apple's patent infringement allegations relate to Android-based devices, and while some...
U.S. court rules Google must disclose to Apple search terms used in discovery in Samsung case

Facebook was the top search term for fourth straight year, accounting for 4.13% of all US searches

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For the fourth year in a row, Facebook has been crowned the number one search term. More specifically, Facebook accounted for 4.13 percent of all searches in 2012, a 33 percent increase over 2011. The latest data comes from Experian, which analyzed the 68 most popular search engines in the...
Facebook was the top search term for fourth straight year, accounting for 4.13% of all US searches

Encrypted Search Arrives From Google

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In the spirit of keeping you and your data as safe as possible, Google is introducing an encrypted version of its search engine today. This is in line with our report last week that such a product was soon to be released. According to the Google announcement: When you search on https://www.google.com, an encrypted connection is...
Encrypted Search Arrives From Google

With New Search History Feature, Facebook Gets a Teensy Bit Googley

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So this is the kind of search Zuckerberg was talking about. Facebook announced on Friday that it will add a search history feature to users’ Activity Log pages, allowing them to review any and all queries made inside of Facebook.com. It’s minor, basically a drop-down recap of who or what...
With New Search History Feature, Facebook Gets a Teensy Bit Googley
Google warning users in China of censor-prone searches

BitTorrent Giant BTjunkie Shuts Down For Good

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Founded in June 2005, BTjunkie has been among the top BitTorrent sites for more than half a decade. The site was never involved in any legal action, and to keep it this way the site’s operators decided to shut the site down for good today. The following message was posted...
BitTorrent Giant BTjunkie Shuts Down For Good

Google keyword advertising is waste of money, says eBay report

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Study by auction website says billions spent by advertisers on keywords to maximise Google ranking has little effect on salesBusinesses may be wasting billions of pounds a year buying up keyword advertising on search engines such as Google, a new report has claimed.The study by auction website eBay claimed that...
Google keyword advertising is waste of money, says eBay report

Google search on mobile devices adds handwriting option

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Google just announced it is rolling out the ability to handwrite using your finger on mobile devices for search queries. The new feature, which Google warns is still in beta, works on most smartphones and tablets and is activated from within mobile search settings. It’s not always easy to...
Google search on mobile devices adds handwriting option

Google's iOS search app to gain "enhanced voice search"

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Google's search app for iOS is about to become more Siri-like. The app, which already allows users to enter search terms via voice, will soon gain the ability to better understand your intent—that is, what you actually mean with all those extraneous words coming out of your mouth. Google announced...
Google's iOS search app to gain "enhanced voice search"
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