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Google Says It’s Killing the Tired Social Media Platform Google+

Google will be shutting down their social media platform Google+ over a software bug that exposed the private personal information of around 500,000 users. The company announced Monday that it would permanently close down Google+ as part of their Project Strobe initiative, which aims to protect user data and improve third-party APIs. The decision comes after the company announced that ...

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GOOGLE ACCIDENTALLY REVEALS NAMES OF RAPE VICTIMS DESPITE LAW

Google has been inadvertently revealing the names of rape victims that should remain secret. Searching for details of certain cases can bring up predictions that reveal details of those cases that are confidential. Victims in rape cases are supposed to remain confidential forever, even if the accused is found not guilty. A number of examples of searches that revealed the ...

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Google Translate’s AI is doing something incredibly creepy and nobody is totally sure why

Never trust a computer for anything’ is a great piece of personal advice. Stick to analogue, where it’s safe and nothing can hurt you. Computers, they’re the scary ones – particularly when they’ve got a ghost in them and they are prophesying the coming apocalypse by spouting rambling religious doctrine. Which is what Google Translate is doing at the moment, ...

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Facebook and Google are ‘digital sweat factories’, EU data watchdog says

The European Union’s data watchdog has compared Google and Facebook to “digital sweat factories” where nobody is allowed to clock out. European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli made the criticism in reference to the way internet companies depend on constantly farming people’s personal data. Mr Buttarelli said: “The digital information ecosystem farms people for their attention, ideas and data in exchange for so ...

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Why Nokia and Microsoft Can Challenge Apple and Beat Google

Rob Enderle/IT Business Edge March 04, 2011 Nokia and Microsoft announced a strategic alliance that could define the futures of both firms. They had no choice because, right now, Apple is the company for both to beat. It isn’t Google with its Android offering, and you can confirm this by looking at the drama at Verizon and how T-Mobile positions itself against AT&T ...

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Google Chrome Users Installed Malicious AdBlockers 20M Times

Following an investigation conducted by internet security experts with AdGuard, Google has removed an assortment of fake and malicious AdBlockers from its Chrome Store, citing how the code hidden within their scripts may have been used to collect unauthorized information from users’ browsing sessions and manipulate the behavior of their browsers. “All the extensions I’ve highlighted are simple rip-offs with a ...

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Google Readies New Street View Cameras to Boost Machine Learning

Google’s car-mounted Street View cameras have been traversing the globe for a decade, offering users the opportunity to stroll down a street from the comfort of their computer screen. However, the cameras used to gather this data haven’t improved in eight years. Google is in the midst of revamping its Street View cameras, and you’ll be able to see the results ...

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Confirmed: No One Will Win the Google Lunar XPRIZE

Google partnered with the XPRIZE Foundation years ago to encourage innovative companies to shoot for the moon — literally. The Google Lunar XPRIZE offered $30 million in prizes to get private remote vehicles on the moon, but there were more bumps in the road than anyone expected. It started to look grim for the remaining competitors several weeks ago, and now the ...

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