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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
Gal Gadot Plays a Street Racer

Gal Gadot Plays a Street Racer

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I mean, this pretty much is Gisele Yashar, right?Photo: DisneyLooks like Vanellope’s about to get some stiff competition (and a new best friend) on the racing circuit. Disney has just announced that Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, will be playing a character named Shank, a street racer in a tough online racing game, in Ralph Breaks the Internet. Considering her past with The Fast and the Furious, it’s basically like coming home.Ralph Breaks the Internet sees our analog hero (played by John C. Reilly) heading into the digital world alongside his sugary sweet friend Vanellope (Sarah Silverman), as they’re trying to procure a new steering wheel for Sugar Rush. They’ll come across internet creations like Yesss (Taraji P. Henson), and our latest heroine, Shank.In a press release, Disney re
This Is Why Google Stock Is A Must-Own, Long-Term Winner

This Is Why Google Stock Is A Must-Own, Long-Term Winner

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We are now at the tail end of second-quarter earnings season and all four FANG stocks have reported earnings. Who was the winner in the FANG group this earnings season? Certainly not Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), which dropped 15% after reporting a rare subscriber miss. Also, certainly not Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), which dropped 20% after warning about a revenue slowdown and lower margins. What about Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN)? The e-commerce giant reported strong quarterly numbers, but AMZN stock has struggled for gains this earnings season, up less than a percent over the past two weeks. That leaves Google (NASDAQ:GOOG). The digital search giant reported strong second-quarter numbers. GOOG stock jumped more than 3% the day after Q2 earnings. Since then, GOOG stock has largely weathered bad reports...
Google’s Aug. 1 core algorithm update: Who did it impact, a…

Google’s Aug. 1 core algorithm update: Who did it impact, a…

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The Google search algorithm update from August 1 is now fully rolled out, and here is what we know about the update, who we think was impacted and some of the analysis of what, if any, actions you may want to consider taking if you were negatively impacted. In summary, Google is calling this a broad, global, core update, but based on much of the analysis done thus far, there seems to be a focus on health and medical sites and YMYL Your Money Your Life sites. But many sites besides those were impacted by the update. Google is telling us that there is nothing you can do to fix your site, so you should just focus on making a great experience, offer better content and a more useful website. This update has taken on the name the Medic Update because of its focus...
Why Google’s censored search engine for China is an ethical…

Why Google’s censored search engine for China is an ethical…

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The Great Firewall of China is the largest-scale internet censorship operation in the world. The Chinese state says the firewall is there to promote societal harmony within an increasing population of billions of people. It considers the internet in China as part of its sovereign territory. Eight years ago, Google withdrew from China, pulling its search and other services out because of country’s limits to freedom of speech. But it is now planning to relaunch a heavily censored version of its ser
Google’s China Plans: Backtrack and Backlash

Google’s China Plans: Backtrack and Backlash

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Is Google going to give China a censored search engine? Google’s potential re-entry into the Chinese internet search engine business is garnering a great deal of attention, not much of it laudatory. Google drew praise for its ethical stand after exiling itself from that market in 2010, based on a hacking scandal and the company’s refusal to self-censor, as required by the Chinese government then and now. Now it faces criticism from media and the U.S. government alike over reports that Google is considering launching a censored search engine for use in China. High-profile commentators have taken up the battle cry, most notably in recent days Steve Hilton, host of the show, “The Next Revolution” on the Fox News Network. In the August 6 edition of the show, Hilton called out Google CEO Sun
German couple sentenced to 12 years in jail for selling son…

German couple sentenced to 12 years in jail for selling son…

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A German woman and her partner have been sentenced to more than a decade in prison for selling the woman's son to abusers over the internet. The woman, 48, was sentenced to 12 and a half years in prison while her 39-year-old partner, already a convicted paedophile, was sentenced to 12 years in prison, the BBC reports. The pair were convicted of rape, sexual assault of children, prostitution and distribution of child pornography. The Freiburg court heard how the boy, now 10, was abused and sold on the darknet to other men for sex. He was subjected to more than 60 separate sexual attacks - most of which were filmed and sold for large amounts of money on the darknet, BBC reports. The darknet is a portion of the internet that mainstream search engines such as Google cannot reach.