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MH370 found? Cambodia jungle searched after Google Maps fin…

MH370 found? Cambodia jungle searched after Google Maps fin…

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MH370 was on a routine flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on 8 March 2014 with 227 passengers and 12 crew on board when it veered off course and then flew south across the Indian Ocean. Despite two large-scale searches of the sea bed off the coast of western Australia, only scattered pieces of debris have been found washed up on several beaches.But a new search is under way after Daily Star Online revealed a Google Maps snap that some believe prove a plane had crashed in a high-altitude jungle in Cambodia.Ian Wilson, a British video producer, was convinced he had found the missing jet in a mountainous area on the outskirts of Phnom Penh after finding pictures that appear to show a 70 metre plane – a close match to the 63.7m of the missing Malaysia Airlines Bo
Arizona’s top prosecutor reportedly investigating Google

Arizona’s top prosecutor reportedly investigating Google

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Arizona's top prosecutor is investigating Google for its location tracking practices, the Washington Post reports. The investigation follows the revelation that Google continues to store users' location data even if they have turned off Location History.According to a public filing cited by the Post, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has hired an outside law firm to help investigate a tech company for potential Consumer Fraud Act violations related to the "storage of consumer location data" and "tracking of consumer location...even when consumers turn off 'location services' and take other steps to stop such tracking." An unnamed source told the Post that the company under investigation is Google. A spokesperson for the Ariz...
Woman left horrified after dad accidentally posted X-rated …

Woman left horrified after dad accidentally posted X-rated …

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A NETMUMS user was left mortified after discovering her dad had accidentally posted his X-rated Google search on her Facebook page. Having shared an update on her social media page, the woman told how she received a notification that her father had commented on the post. Getty - Contributor The woman was mortified after discovering her dad's faux pas But on opening it up, she discovered he'd written "classic vintage porn UK" - and reckons he'd mistakenly copied and pasted his recent internet search. Writing on the parenting forum last week, she admitted she's feeling "a little awkward" - especially given she's seeing him next week. She explained: "Earlier today I posted something on Facebook, not long ago I received a notification (my dad had commented) so I opened it straight away. "Th
Google under pressure to refuse Viagogo advertising | Money

Google under pressure to refuse Viagogo advertising | Money

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Google has been urged to stop accepting money from Viagogo to place the ticket website at the top of its search rankings, in an open letter signed by the Football Association, several MPs and trade body UK Music. The letter, sent to senior Google executives on Friday and seen by the Guardian, says that Viagogo’s prominence in search rankings is leading to consumers buying sports, music and theatre tickets that may be invalid. The signatories also voiced concern that fans are being directed to the site, a common conduit for touts to resell tickets at vast markups, even when face-value tickets are still on sale elsewhere. The search engine company may be breaching its own guidelines, which demand that companies who buy prominence in search results via Google’s pay-per-click AdWords servi
What’s the biggest influence on the way we think? (Googli…

What’s the biggest influence on the way we think? (Googli…

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This is a month of anniversaries, of which two in particular stand out. One is that it’s 10 years since the seismic shock of the banking crisis – one of the consequences of which is the ongoing unravelling of the (neo)liberal democracy so beloved of western ruling elites. The other is that it’s 20 years since Google arrived on the scene. Future historians will see our era divided into two ages: BG and AG – before and after Google. For web users in the 1990s search engines were a big deal, because as the network exploded, finding anything on it became increasingly difficult. Like many of my peers, I used AltaVista, a search tool developed by the then significant Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), which was the best thing available at the time. And then one day, word spread lik
Google Search Ranking Update Brewing Now?

Google Search Ranking Update Brewing Now?

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I am seeing super early signs of a Google search algorithm update brewing right now. There is some early limited chatter as of early this morning in the forums and on social media. Some of the automated tracking tools also are picking up changes, while some are not. So it is super early but something might be brewing - we should know more within 24 hours or so.Are you seeing any changes as of around 5am EDT this morning in terms of your Google organic traffic and/or keyword rankings?The ongoing WebmasterWorld has a couple people noticing, here is what one said:Big shifts in US database, google is doing an algorithm update but looks like its just for US at the moment. Hope and pray this will improve things. Looks like its just for desktops at the moment. My guess is that they are...
How does Google Search work?

How does Google Search work?

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Online search and Google are synonymous. About 90 per cent of all searches on the web run through Google, giving the company an enormous role in directing the worldwide flow of information on the internet.Last week, U.S. President Donald Trump accused Google of abusing that power by intentionally suppressing positive stories about his administration. Trump’s assertions were discredited by search experts and even some vocal opponents of Google, but they spoke to a growing unease about the influence that tech companies have over what we see online.As the web has grown in size and complexity, the importance of Google Search has grown. A minor tweak to its algorithm can redirect huge amounts of web traffic. Still, not many people have a good understanding of how Google delivers search resul