Posted: March 14th, 2014 | Author: Miya Keji | Filed under: Goolge, News, REBLOG! | Tags: google, REBLOG! | Comments Off on REBLOG! ‘The Future of Internet Freedom’ According to Google
Two Google executives have penned an article for the New York Times “The Future of Interent Freedom”
In the op-ed, the duo – Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen – detail what they believe are the means to overcome internet censorship in repressive communities.
Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, Cohen, Director of Google Ideas, assert that the coming decade will see the internet increase by five-billion users from around the globe.
The Googlers surmise that the population growth will come primarily from places like Russia, Vietnam, Pakistan and Iran where www. access is heavily censored, another dystopian divination? :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 3rd, 2013 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Goolge | Tags: Fukushima, google, Google Maps | Comments Off on Google Maps Ghost-town Tours, Fukushima Nuclear Wastelands
Internet behemoth Google has launched a virtual tour through the nuclear wasteland surrounding Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.
Virtual tourists can now take an eery tour through the deserted streets of Namie, one of the towns abandoned after the Fukushima meltdowns spewed radioactive fallout across a large area.
The site reveals streets overgrown with weeds, and time appears to have stood still since Namie’s entire population of 21,000 people was evacuated two years ago.
Fifty percent of the town on the Pacific coast sits within the 20-kilometre evacuation zone around the nuclear plant, which was crippled by Japan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: February 7th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Goolge, North Korea, Revolute, Standout | Tags: Google Maps, North Korea, North Korean Gulag, Satellite Photograph, Standout | Comments Off on Google Maps Gulags
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The internet behemoth that is Google, has rolled out a super detailed map of North Korea, which even labels some of its remote and infamous gulags. Until now North Korea was pretty much a blank canvas to users of Google’s Map Maker, which creates maps from data that is provided by the public :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 3rd, 2012 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Goolge | Tags: ACCC, australia, Federal Court, google | Comments Off on Google Loses ACCC Australian Federal Court Case
The Australian Federal Court has ruled against Google, stating the search behomoth breached the law by displaying misleading sponsored links at the top of its search results. Last Year the court found that Google wasn’t liable for ads that appeared as search results. Consumers who used Google to search for Harvey World Travel, Honda, Just 4X4 Magazine and Alpha Dog Training were presented with ads that led to rival websites.
In appealing the Federal Court’s decision, The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission – ACCC – took the view that Google’s key word insertion system, plus the role of Google staff, were fundamental to the false representations being made. In a statement the ACCC said It was significant that the previous Federal Court decisions considered by Justice Nicholas related to publishers of advertisements in traditional forms of media, such as print and television. The reasoning in those cases is not easily translated to the practices of search engine providers such as Google in publishing sponsored entries as part of search results.
The ACCC appealed last year after Justice Nicholas ruled Google’s conduct had not been in breach of the Trade Practices Act. Justice Nicholas found that although a number of the advertisements were misleading or deceptive, Google had not made those representations. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 11th, 2011 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: Blip, Diana Detox, Goolge, Kiss My . . ., Love and Other Drugs, Relationship Matters | Tags: apple, diana detaux, google, location tracking, online dating, Relationships | Comments Off on Dating Sites Betting on Location Tracking
While Apple and Google are desperately trying to reassure U.S regulators that location tracking is a harmless pass-time, as well as soothing iPhone and Android handset users they aren’t tracking their locations. Online dating companies are betting their bottom lines on doing just that.
Meetic SA, the French owner of the European operations of Match.com, is joining start-ups including New York-based MeetMoi in offering location-based dating services. Meetic will introduce features this year that let handset users find out real-time who’s around them and interested in meeting, and match potential soulmates who, for example, frequent the same gym, managing director Philippe Chainieux said in an interview.
Taking advantage of smartphones’ location data is a logical step for dating services, whose users are increasingly accessing their matches from handsets. The number of European web users visiting a dating service “almost every day” through a mobile device rose 49 per cent between February 2010 and the same month this year to 2.8 million, according to researcher comScore. The number doing so at least once a week climbed 44 per cent :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 6th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Chronic, Goolge, Michael Courtenay, No Sh_t Sherlock . . . | Tags: antitrust, Australian Privacy Foundation, David Barksdale, Electronic Frontiers Australia, google, michael courtenay, Street View | Comments Off on Google Ranks as MOST Trusted, Is Love Blind?
Harris Interactive has ranked Google as the MOST trusted Corporation in the U.S.A, supplanting Berkshire Hathaway, which falls to the 4th position. Johnson & Johnson ranked second again, followed by 3M Company at 3rd. Apple ranking 5th, as its corporate reputation catches up with its elite brand status.
Dispite Googles woes on integrity and trust of the past couple of years, Google was rocketed to the top of the Trusted List. Examples of outright privacy breaches and dishonest behavior seem to have been completely ignored . . .
Google settled U.S. Federal Trade Commission charges that its social network, Google Buzz, violated the company’s own privacy policies and used deceptive tactics when it launched in 2010.
“We would like to extend our deepest apologies to each and every one of you,” announced CEO Eric Schmidt, speaking from the company’s Googleplex headquarters. “Clearly there have been some privacy concerns as of late, and judging by some of the search terms we’ve seen, along with the tens of thousands of personal e-mail exchanges and Google Chat conversations we’ve carefully examined, it looks as though it might be a while before we regain your trust.”
Schmidt acknowledging that Google hasn’t always been open about how it mines the roughly 800 terabytes of personal data it has gathered since 1998 :: Read the full article »»»»