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Bing is Removing its Public URL Submission Tool

Bing is Removing its Public URL Submission Tool

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Everything You Need to Know About Baidu

Everything You Need to Know About Baidu

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Baidu (BIDU) has propelled itself into one of China’s leading tech giants, serving as the country as the most used search engine. Co-founded by Robin Li in 2000, Baidu is often referred to as “the Google of China,” as it hosts roughly 70% of China’s internet searches. The company also provides several other platforms, including maps, images and videos, and news searches. Baidu has also launched a new series of expansion focused on artificial intelligence (AI) and self-driving vehicles.Advertising is Baidu’s primary source of revenue, and works similarly to Google AdWords as a pay-per-click platform in which advertisers can purchase ads within search results. According to a 2017 study by Thomson Reuters, Baidu was amongst the top internet companies by revenue, ranked higher than eBay, Ne
Google tests changes to its search algorithm; how search wo…

Google tests changes to its search algorithm; how search wo…

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Google has the hard data to direct why it approves changes. But its process of choosing experiments in the first place is less straightforward. Google listens to user feedback, including from big, ugly screw-ups, like when people discovered that Google was linking a white supremacist website as the first result for "Did the Holocaust happen?" When there's a glaring problem, Google doesn't just eliminate the bad search result and consider its work done. More often, it tries to figure out how to change both its algorithm and its rater guidelines to avoid similar mistakes. Other times, ideas fo...
Online information and support needs of young people with c…

Online information and support needs of young people with c…

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Sarah Lea,1 Ana Martins,1 Sue Morgan,2 Jamie Cargill,3 Rachel M Taylor,1 Lorna A Fern1 1Cancer Division, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK; 2Teenage Cancer Trust Unit, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK; 3TYA Cancer Service South West, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Bristol, UK Purpose: The Internet is a fully integrated part of young people’s life and it is pivotal that online resources are developed to maximize the potential of the Internet to support those living with and beyond cancer. We sought to understand how young people with a cancer diagnosis use the Internet and to what extent information and support needs are met by existing online resources.Patients and methods: This was a participatory acti
Cohen: Google’s left-leaning searches – Opinion – Sarasota …

Cohen: Google’s left-leaning searches – Opinion – Sarasota …

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For generations, parents taught children "You can't believe everything you read." Now they ought to teach their offspring they can't trust everything they search on the internet because Google -- run by anti-conservative, anti-Trump elites -- is manipulating search results to advance a political agenda. In a damning new video obtained and released by Breitbart last week, Google's top executives, including its founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, are heard lamenting the victory of Donald Trump following the 2016 presidential election. Brin kicks off their weekly company meeting by saying the meeting is "probably not the most joyous TGIF we've had" and that "most people here are pretty upset and pretty sad." Clearly he doesn't speak for the roughly 63 million A...
Google, China create search engine that tracks, censors sea…

Google, China create search engine that tracks, censors sea…

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A prototype of a censored search engine that links users' queries to their personal phone numbers is the result of a collaboration between Google and China. This technology would make it easier for the Communist Party of China to monitor people and what they are searching, the Intercept reported Friday. Dragonfly, the code name for the new search engine, was designed for Android devices. The search engine would remove information that the Chinese government deems sensitive, like content regarding political dissidents, free speech, democracy, human rights, and protests, in something called a censorship blacklist. The blacklist includes the terms “human rights,” “student protest,” and “Nobel Prize,” among other terms i
The EU and the Internet Go to War | John C. Dvorak

The EU and the Internet Go to War | John C. Dvorak

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There has been a lot of fuss and consternation over proposed EU legislation that could, if fully implemented, effectively disable the internet as we know it, according to critics. That's nonsense, but let's play along. This began in May with the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which hampers marketing schemes where you, the user, are sliced and diced and categorized so the Googles and Facebooks of the world can serve up targeted ads. Knowing all these things about you, even if you are part of a larger group, is an invasion of privacy, Europeans say. GDPR came on the heels of the so-called and ludicrous "right to be forgotten" edict, which forced search engines in the region to pull certain data from search results upon request. In the meantime, the EU has...
Baidu sets its sights on taking AI and self-driving cars ou…

Baidu sets its sights on taking AI and self-driving cars ou…

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Online search provider Baidu — referred to as the Google of China — has been expanding aggressively into cutting edge technology such as artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles. The Chinese tech titan is one of the largest internet companies in the world with a strong user base, thanks in no small part to China's massive population of 1.4 billion people. About 70 percent of China's internet searches go through Baidu. The Chinese-language search platform is one of the most visited websites in the world, with its traffic surpassed only by Google, YouTube and Facebook, according to Alexa Internet, which measures web d
What’s Your Data Privacy Style? | News Article

What’s Your Data Privacy Style? | News Article

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Internet search engines are a treasure trove of user data. Researchers have estimated that more than 4 million search queries are entered into Google every minute. The use of computer algorithms that can make inferences from user data about a person’s gender, age, political opinions, religious affiliations and other traits is widespread, which has raised serious privacy concerns. How are individual internet-users approaching personal privacy protection in this algorithm-rich environment? “Such behaviors are poorly accounted for in existing technology design practices,” says Eric P. S. Baumer, assistant professor of computer science and engineering. Baumer was recently awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation through its Division of Computer and Network Systems to study how peo
Google @ 20: How an internet search engine reshaped the wor…

Google @ 20: How an internet search engine reshaped the wor…

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No technology company is arguably more responsible for shaping the modern internet, and modern life, than Google. The company that started as a novel search engine now manages eight products with more than 1 billion users each. Many of those people use Google software to search the repository of human knowledge, communicate, perform work, consume media, and maneuver the endlessly vast internet in 2018. On September 4, Google turned 20 years old, steadily rising to join Apple and Amazon in the $1 trillion market valuation,some major moments in Google’s past are highlighted.   GOOGLE TIMELINE: August, 1996: Larry Page and Sergey Brin launched Google Initially known as BackRub, Google began as a research project of Larry Page, who enrolled in Stanford’s computer science graduate program in