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How to delete Google location data on your phone

How to delete Google location data on your phone

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Even if “Location History” is off on your phone, Google often still stores your precise location. Here are some things you can do to delete those markers and keep your location as private as possible. But there’s no panacea because simply connecting to the internet on any device flags an IP address, a numeric designation that can be geographically mapped. Smartphones also connect to cell towers, so your carrier knows your general location at all times. To prevent further tracking For any device: Fire up your browser and go to myactivity.google.com. Sign into Google if you haven’t already. On the upper left drop-down menu, go to “Activity Controls.” Turn off both “Web & App Activity” and “Location History.” That should prevent precise location markers from being stored to your
Google can be sued for defamation over auto-completions and…

Google can be sued for defamation over auto-completions and…

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In striking down a 2016 decision of the Victorian Supreme Court, the High Court has held that search term auto-completions are capable of being defamatory and stated that search engines should not be immune from defamation claims. The decision paves the way for Mr Milorad Trkulja to continue to pursue his claim against Google. It remains to be seen whether the search engine giant will successfully raise a defence (such as innocent dissemination) when the case returns to the Supreme Court. Road to the High Court In 2015, Melbourne resident Trkulja brought a defamation proceeding against Google. Mr Trkulja claimed that he was defamed by certain web and image search results which appeared when specific terms relating to Melbourne crime, the Melbourne underworld and his name were searched ...
How to find and delete where Google knows you’ve been

How to find and delete where Google knows you’ve been

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Last Updated Aug 13, 2018 9:15 PM EDT Even if "Location History" is off on your phone, Google often still stores your precise location.Here are some things you can do to delete those markers and keep your location as private as possible. But there's no panacea, because simply connecting to the internet on any device flags an IP address, a numeric designation that can be geographically mapped. Smartphones also connect to cell towers, so your carrier knows your general location at all times.To prevent further trackingFor any device:Fire up your browser and go to myactivity.google.com . Sign into Google if you haven't already. On the upper left drop-down menu, go to "Activity Controls." Turn off both "Web & App Activity" and "Location Hist
Giphy Wants to Make Ads That ‘Don’t Suck’ on Cheddar

Giphy Wants to Make Ads That ‘Don’t Suck’ on Cheddar

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By Conor White Giphy, the internet's largest search engine for gifs, is turning its attention to advertising ー and it has a simple strategy."We need to make ads that don't suck," said Adam Leibsohn, the company's COO. "We always say, you should entertain, not advertise."Giphy has worked on six- and seven-figure deals with major brands like Absolut Vodka and Dunkin' Donuts, as well as a campaign for the film "Sorry to Bother You". Leibsohn said Monday in an interview on Cheddar the advertising angle is a natural approach for Giphy."Paid search is our revenue model," he said. "So, you can basically place content in relevant searches, so that your content comes back as the first result, and then people use it a lot more."With 300 million daily active users who serve up 5 billion gifs, Leib
Internet domain names in Indian languages soon

Internet domain names in Indian languages soon

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Getting an Internet domain name in English is pass, now get ready to have it in your own regional language. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the non-profit corporation with the responsibility for Internet's Domain Name System (DNS) management worldwide, has been on the job to support domain names in numerous languages spoken in India, including the 22 scheduled languages of the country. "Work is on for nine Indian scripts - Bengali, Devanagari, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Tamil and Telugu. These scripts are expected to cover many different local languages," ICANN India head Samiran Gupta told . ICANN has been working towards building the rules for secure and stable definition of the top-level domains for scripts used globally, so tha...
Google Woos Partners for Potential China Expansion

Google Woos Partners for Potential China Expansion

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Google’s search engine is blocked in China. But inside the Beijing offices of smartwatch maker Mobvoi Inc., the internet giant looms large. Mobvoi relies on Google’s software to power its line of watches and smart speakers. Its engineers build apps using TensorFlow, Google’s free set of development tools for artificial intelligence. Mobvoi’s sales team targets users outside of mainland China by buying Google ads. “It’s... Zoomd Custom Site Search
Google Censorship Plan Is “Not Right” and “Stupid,”…

Google Censorship Plan Is “Not Right” and “Stupid,”…

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Google’s former head of free expression issues in Asia has slammed the internet giant’s plan to launch a censored search engine in China, calling it a “stupid move” that would violate widely held human rights principles. As The Intercept first reported last week, Google has been quietly developing a search platform for China that would remove content that China’s authoritarian government views as sensitive, such as information about political opponents, free speech, democracy, human rights, and peaceful protest. It would “blacklist sensitive queries” so that “no results will be shown” at all when people enter certain words or phrases, according to internal Google documents. Lokman Tsui, Google’s head of free expression for Asia and the Pacific between 2011 and 2014,
Rockingham County Sheriff warns of phone scam

Rockingham County Sheriff warns of phone scam

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August 10. 2018 10:47PM Rockingham County Sheriff Michael Hureau (Courtesy) Rockingham County Sheriff Michael G. Hureau alerted residents Friday to a sinister scam in which thieves managed to spoof the Sheriff’s Department’s phone number while making demands on the telephone for money.Spoofing occurs when a criminal is able to make the telephone number of a legitimate agency appear on the caller ID of the recipient’s answering machine while a scam call is being placed.Hureau said Friday a spoof call was made urging a resident to contact a deputy regarding cash owed to the sheriff’s office in regards to warrants.“This is a spoofing attack to scare victims to release money to these criminals over the telephone by mimicking an actual official teleph