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Internet wasteland growing – Opinion – The Ottawa Herald

Internet wasteland growing – Opinion – The Ottawa Herald

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By JOHN RICHARD SCHROCKEducation Frontlines Twenty years ago, a study found that medical and health information available on the internet was unreliable and error-laden. Today, a new study by a University of Kansas professor shows that our current youth continue to face the same wasteland of Internet quackery and remain just as vulnerable to misinformation as before. In the June 1998 issue of Pediatrics, physicians McClung, Murray and Hietlinger investigated “The Internet as a Source for Current Patient Information.” They selected the topic of acute childhood diarrhea—a problem that can be fatal to young children — and searched the top 60 websites. Despite these websites being run by medical professionals, university hospitals and health news services, 80 p
Google exec gets scammed, Google cracks down on scammers

Google exec gets scammed, Google cracks down on scammers

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Google Shopping's trust and safety team reportedly found 5,000 merchant accounts that were scamming users. Lionel Bonaventure/Getty Images Google is buckling down on fraud on its shopping site after a company executive was reportedly scammed while purchasing a Bluetooth headset. The executive, CNBC reports, ordered the high-end headset earlier this year when he saw it was selling for a low price. But it was too good to be true: The merchant, despite claiming to be in the US, was actually based in Vietnam, and took the Google employee's credit card information without ev
Google My Business Now Lets Agencies Register Accounts

Google My Business Now Lets Agencies Register Accounts

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Placing Election Ads on Google Will Require a Government ID

Placing Election Ads on Google Will Require a Government ID

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Photo: GettyIf you want to place a political advertisement through Google’s massive advertising network during the upcoming US elections, you’re going to have to show some ID first. The search giant announced new policies Friday that will require advertisers prove they are a US citizen or permanent resident when buying election ads.Under the new guidelines, Google will ask advertisers—be they individuals, organizations, or political action committies—to prove they are who they claim to be. It will also require the ads to include a clear disclosure of who is paying for it.The change comes after Google and other social media companies revealed their advertising platforms were abused by foreign actors, including the Russian government-backed troll farm Internet Research Agency, during the
Medora third grader wins Doodle 4 Google competition for No…

Medora third grader wins Doodle 4 Google competition for No…

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First clue: This person was in Mrs. Toso's class.Anticipation began to build as students in other classes tried to guess who it could be.Second clue: This person's favorite color was pink.More laughter and pointing began.Final clue: this person loved hockey.It became clear then that it could only be one person: Conner Honeyman.As Conner's name was announced and his drawing for the Doodle 4 Google competition was revealed, his parents and family came out to surprise him, all while his classmates were cheering loudly for him.Conner, a third grader, said he was not expecting his name to be read as the winner."Whenever they said it was pink I thought they were basing it off of the picture, so I thought that I wasn't going to be it," he said. "But then they said the person liked hockey and n...
Want to Get Your Business Site Ready for Google’s Mobile Fi…

Want to Get Your Business Site Ready for Google’s Mobile Fi…

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Speeding up your site is not optional. And time is short before Google rolls out their Mobile First Index and Google Speed Update in July. Even Facebook announced they are putting sites that load faster at the top of news feeds. Time is running out for getting ahead of these changes that could greatly decrease traffic to your site. There is so much to understand about AMP, mobile first, and responsive design to speed up your site. These will all be explained. How to Get Ready for the Mobile First Index But first, let’s start with the basics that are simple and apply to both desktop and mobile. Resize Images and Compress Everything Do not make the common mistake of uploading high resolution images and allowing your content management system (CMS)
Google loses another patent heavy hitter to Facebook – Blog…

Google loses another patent heavy hitter to Facebook – Blog…

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Richard Lloyd Facebook has hired Google patent data analytics specialist Jeremiah Chan as its new head of patents. The move follows the social media giant’s poaching of the search giant’s patent head Allen Lo last August to be its head of IP.  At Google Chan was most recently legal director, global patents and was one of Lo’s first hires in 2012, brought into establish a data analytics team within the patent function. That was at a time when Google’s portfolio had grown dramatically following the $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility which added 17,000 grants and 7,500 applications.  Getting a firm grip on the burgeoning portfolio, as well as using analytics to better inform prosecution practices, were both part of Chan’s remit after he