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Former Google engineer says China search engine was ‘wrong’

Former Google engineer says China search engine was ‘wrong’

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Google (GOOG, GOOGL) has been facing increased scrutiny from politicians and human rights groups since The Intercept revealed the company may soon reenter the Chinese market with a search engine that blocks queries for terms including freedom of speech, religion and democracy.And while Google says the project is still in its exploratory phases, one former Google software engineer says he wouldn’t be surprised if the so-called Dragonfly search engine moved forward despite the potential backlash.“It doesn’t surprise me,” ex-Googler Vijay Boyapati, who now works at a cryptocurrency startup, said in an interview with Yahoo Finance. “I think that’s it’s a public company, and the market is too big for them to give up.”Meanwhile, former Google security team member Brandon Downey worked on a si
Search Engine Alternatives to Google

Search Engine Alternatives to Google

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RUSH: Trish in Bloomfield, Michigan. Glad you waited. You’re next. Hi. CALLER: Hi. Thanks for taking my call, Rush. RUSH: You bet. CALLER: Listen, yesterday you talked about Google being an arm of the Democratic Party. So my question to you is, what search engines can we use that can avoid all this? RUSH: Well, I have a couple for you. I don’t know how different they are from Google in terms of being leftist, but I don’t think either of these two actually had an office in the West Wing during the Obama Regime. CALLER: (laughing) RUSH: A real good one is called DuckDuckGo. CALLER: Okay. RUSH: And you know what’s good about DuckDuckGo? CALLER: No. RUSH: They don’t track. CALLER: Oh, my. Ok
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
Google’s prototype Chinese search engine reportedly links s…

Google’s prototype Chinese search engine reportedly links s…

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Google is reportedly building a prototype system that would tie Chinese users’ Google searches to their personal phone numbers, as part of a new search service that would comply with the Chinese government’s censorship requirements. The Intercept writes that the “Dragonfly” Android app, a secret project revealed by a whistleblower last month, could be linked to a user’s phone number — making it simple to track individual users’ searches. This tracking would be in addition to Dragonfly’s blacklisting of terms like “human rights,” “student protest,” and “Nobel Prize,” which might normally pull up news about Chinese activist and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo. Sources have also told The Intercept that it’s “essentially hardcoded” to replace weather and air pollution results with potentially
DuckDuckGo Search Engine A Google Alternative?

DuckDuckGo Search Engine A Google Alternative?

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Share Tweet Share Share Share Print Email Think of online privacy as a race. With consumers increasingly focused on how their data and web personas are used by eCommerce and other digital organizations, regulators and lawmakers are moving to get ahead of that political and cultural wave. Payments, commerce and tech companies, meanwhile, are trying to stay a step ahead of regulators and lawmakers, and tweak or refashion their brands and reputa...
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
How Chronicle’s VirusTotal search engine plays into Alphabe…

How Chronicle’s VirusTotal search engine plays into Alphabe…

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Earlier this year, Google parent Alphabet unveiled a new, top-level company called Chronicle that would be dedicated to cybersecurity.Initially created within X, Alphabet’s so-called “moonshot factory” unit, Chronicle has said that it’s developing a security analytics platform for corporate customers, harnessing the company’s strengths in search, artificial intelligence, raw computing, and data storage power. But Chronicle also includes an often-overlooked security product called VirusTotal, sometimes described as “Google for malware.”Bernardo Quintero [Photo: courtesy of VirusTotal]Acquired by Google in 2012, the Malaga, Spain, based company was first created by cybersecurity developer Bernardo Quintero in 2004, who’s worked on antivirus technology since he was a teenager. Quintero’s e
Yandex Overtakes Google as Russia’s Top Search Engine on …

Yandex Overtakes Google as Russia’s Top Search Engine on …

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Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX) owns Russia's top search engine, but its lead over Alphabet's (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google always had a caveat: Yandex was more popular on desktop PCs, but Google consistently beat Yandex on tablets and smartphones, sparking concerns about Yandex's mobile growth. However, the latest figures from Yandex.Radar indicate that in mid-August Yandex's market share surpassed Google's on Android devices for the first time ever and that its lead continued to widen through the end of the month. Image source: Getty Images. Yandex finished the week of Aug. 20 with a 49.54% share of the Android search engine market, while Google's share
Google Turns 20: Has search engine become too powerful? | T…

Google Turns 20: Has search engine become too powerful? | T…

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By MICHAEL LIEDTKE, The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Twenty years after Larry Page and Sergey Brin set out to organize all of the internet's information, the search engine they named Google has morphed into a dominating force in smartphones, online video, email, maps and much more.That resounding success now has regulators and lawmakers around the world questioning whether the company has become too powerful as its ubiquitous services vacuum up sensitive information about billions of people hooked on its products.Google's search engine remains entrenched as the internet's main gateway, and its digital advertising business is on pace to generate about $110 billion in revenue this year. Much of that revenue now flows through Google's Android operating system, w