Microsoft has responded to revelations that its Bing search engine is delivering racist and offensive results for terms like "jew" and "girl". Results with anti-Semitic and sexist content were spotted by the How to Geek wesbite, despite Bing's standard SafeSearch setting applied. “We t
Two years of Google selling "Pixel" branded versions of HTC and LG handsets have done nothing to arrest the slide that both Android licensees are seeing in their mobile sales. Will more exclusive machine learning and artificial intelligence features on Pixel 3 models do anything to change that?Google's Pixel phones look like an iPhone but don't sell well or generate profits HTC gets pixelated Ten years ago, Google offered Taiwan's HTC a lifeline of sorts in the form of an Android partnership for the original HTC Dream, followed by Nexus One. However, the former Windows Mobile contract manufacturer hasn't fared so well since. Google's last two years of HTC-built Pixels have done nothing to help the struggling company. After its initial work with HTC, Google moved on to partner with Samsu...
Content warning: the following story contains sensitive material regarding racism, anti-Semitism, and the sexualization of minors. Bing and Yahoo, which is powered by Bing, are both suggesting offensive content within their search features. How-To Geek spotted that Bing’s image search is serving up suggestions for related topics that contain racist terms, the sexualization of minors, and otherwise offensive content. The Verge then found that this problem extends to Yahoo: its homepage search box includes an autocomplete feature that populates racist phrases, and the results often prioritize the company’s Yahoo Answers posts that contain offensive material. On Bing, the suggestions, called smart suggestion bubbles, appear in a line above the results after conducting an image search. P
If you use Bing’s image search, you’re going to see the worst filth you can imagine. Bing suggests racist terms and shows horrifying images. Bing also suggests you search for exploited children—even if you have SafeSearch disabled. We’ve contacted Microsoft for comment but, as of publishing time, they had not immediately responded. We will update the story when they do. The screenshots here show what we saw when we wrote this piece, but Bing’s results shift over time. Google didn’t have any of these problems, according to our tests. This is a Bing problem, not just a search engine problem. The same problem affects Bing’s video search. First, Bing Gets Super Racist Search for “jews” on Bing Images and Bing suggests you search for “Evil Jew.” The top results also include a meme that ap
The daring jailbreak of a high-profile French criminal who modeled himself after Hollywood villains has prompted the country's officials to petition Google to blur all prison images.Notorious gangster Redoine Faid escaped from Reau prison in southeast Paris earlier this year after he and three armed, masked men hijacked a helicopter. The 46-year-old escapee, who was serving 25 years in prison for the 2010 murder of a young police officer, was captured in a pre-dawn raid last week, ending a three-month manhunt.French Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet told RTL radio station that she reached out to Google to ask the Internet giant to remove all images of the country’s prison – including the Reau prison – from its services. She said she had made a similar request in the past and no action h
From pictures of the Earth in the year 2118 to photographs of a colonised Mars in 3812, these supposed time travellers have sparked a frenzy among conspiracy theorists.Appearing online for exclusive interviews with paranormal hunters at Apex TV YouTube channel, the five time travellers claim to be the real deal.The four men and one woman all claim they have been involved in secret time travel programs, which took them both back and forward in time.Apex TV said: “Do any of these photos depict the future caught on camera by people who travelled through time? What do you think?”1. 'Extraordinary' cities of the future in the year 10,000One of the time travellers, whose face was pixelated, told Apex TV he was given the opportunity to travel to the year 10,000 for one hour.In
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The WebP image format developed by Google for the past eight years has found a home this week in Microsoft's Edge browser, and will also be added in Firefox next year. WebP is a lossy and lossless image compression format that was born as a derivate project from Google's work on the VP8 video format. It was released in 2010, and it was advertised as a replacement for PNG, JPEG, and GIF at the same time, supporting good compression, transparency, and animations.Early benchmarks showed that WebP cut down PNG size by as much as 45 percent and animated GIF size with up to 65 percent.The format was initially supported only by Google Chrome, but it was later also adopted by the Opera and Pale Moon browsers...
File photo: Vice President Mike Pence attended a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. (AP)Vice President Mike Pence slammed Google and called on it to abandon its controversial Project Dragonfly search initiative, which would see the company potentially re-enter China. Pence said the move would “strengthen Communist Party censorship and compromise the privacy of Chinese customers.”In remarks made at the Hudson Institute on Thursday, Pence specifically called out Google, led by CEO Sundar Pichai, and said it should abandon the project."More business leaders are thinking beyond the next quarter, and thinking twice before diving into the Chinese market if it means turning over their intellectual property or abetting Beijing’s oppression," Penc
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