November 26, 2012

How Google Search Hurts Consumers

Grace Nasri, Digital Trends

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TAGGED: internet, privacy, Google


November 13, 2012
UK's Starbucks Porn Debate & Web Filtering
Cory Doctorow, Guardian
In order to filter out adult content on the internet, a company has to either look at all the pages on the internet and find the bad ones, or write a piece of software that can examine a page on the wire and decide,... more ››
November 14, 2012
Google Foretells Switch to Networks of the Future
Cade Metz, Wired
In the summer of 1998, when Larry Page and Sergey Brin were drafting an official business plan for the company they hoped to build around their Google search engine, they asked Guido Appenzeller for a little help. Like Page and... more ››
November 20, 2012
Easily Encrypt Your Gmail
Darlene Storm, Computerworld
In light of the General Petraeus scandal, and the ease with which the feds can access your email and drafts stored in the cloud, then you may be looking for "keep it simple, stupid" solutions specifically to encrypt Gmail. Here... more ››
November 21, 2012
Bionic Mannequins & Retail Spy Tech
Andrew Roberts, Bloomberg
“The retail community is starting to get wise to the opportunity around personalization,” said Lorna Hall, retail editor at fashion forecaster WGSN. “The golden ticket is getting to the point where they’ve got my details,... more ››
November 22, 2012
Email, Ethical Lapses Go Together
Mark Gibbs, Computerworld
Last week Gen. David Petraeus, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, resigned in response to what has turned out to be a much bigger scandal than it first appeared. We've gone from a complaint to the FBI by one woman,... more ››