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  • Chrome is throwing false 'Malware' detection for Free Republic

    07/29/2014 6:51:20 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 102 replies
    7/29/2014
    I no longer use Microsoft Internet Explorer, MS has pretty much destroyed that product. I now use Google Chrome. This morning, on two separate computers, Chrome has thrown a false malware warning for Free Republic (the pings url, to be specific). Apparently, 'secretsofthefed.com' is defined as a Malware site, and somehow, my pings has that in the list somewhere. Thusly, it is throwing a Malware lockout. You can get past it, but it is annoying and unnecessary, and would prevent less-savvy users from going to FR.This MAY be happening only for those users who happen to have that website (www.secretsofthefed.com)...
  • Google Doodle goes nuts over Nelson Mandela

    07/18/2014 9:56:55 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 9 replies
    The communist, America haters at Google are at it again. They have a Google Doodle for Nelson Mandela's 96th birthday, but not just a clickthrough to the Wikipedia. They have an entire sequence of Kumbaya images that basically tells white to go you-know-what themselves. Another reason to use DuckDuckGo.com as your search engine. (Side note: I wonder if Google keeps an eye on who clicks the image, and more frighteningly, who DOESN'T click the image?) LINK TO COMMIE GOOGLE SITE
  • Google It! Find Out Who's Communist's, Terrorist's Birthday It is Today

    07/17/2014 9:28:15 PM PDT · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Google ^ | July 18, 2014 | Google
    Google has a penchant for honoring left wing ideologues, facilitators, criminals by including them in their Google Search icon, symbolic of the high regard they have for left wing, liberal scum. Today is no different. July 18, 1918 is the birthday of the man who became the symbol of the African National Congress, served in many positions within the organization.
  • Washington Post: Why Dinesh D’Souza was able to manipulate Costco and Google to boost ‘America’

    07/11/2014 12:12:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/11/2014 | Alyssa Rosenberg
    As Dave Weigel reports in a tart blog post today, conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza recently managed to pull off an impressive marketing feat. D’Souza and his lawyers claimed that despite the hit status of his new book and movie, “America,” Google was deliberately downgrading the project in its search results and Costco had removed the book from shelves for politically motivated reasons. The result? Google bumped “America” up in the rankings and Costco restocked the book. Of course, as Weigel explains, “D’Souza’s book, like his movie [which made $2.75 million in its first weekend], is no runaway hit....
  • Prostitute 'injected married Google executive with a lethal dose of heroin (Partial title)

    07/10/2014 7:21:35 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 102 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 9 July 2014 | Lydia Warren
    A high-priced prostitute injected a married Google executive with a fatal dose of heroin before callously stepping over his dying body to finish her glass of wine, police have revealed. Alix Tichelman, 26, was arrested on Friday in the death of Forrest Hayes, a 51-year-old father-of-five and former Apple exec, aboard his yacht in Santa Cruz, California last November. Tichelman, who met her clients through a website called Seeking Arrangement, had exchanged texts and emails with Hayes and met with him a few times before the deadly November 26 encounter. That day, they met on Hayes' 50-foot yacht, Escape, at...
  • Prostitute accused of killing yacht-owning client with heroin

    07/10/2014 6:46:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 9, 2014 | Kale Williams
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Police arrested a prostitute on homicide charges Friday after they say she administered a lethal dose of heroin to a client and left him to die on a yacht in Santa Cruz last year. On Nov. 23, police were called to investigate the suspicious death of an unidentified 51-year-old man on a sailboat in the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor.
  • Google Co-Founder ​Sergey Brin Doesn't Understand Us And Never Will

    07/09/2014 8:49:56 AM PDT · by nascarnation · 8 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 7/09/2014 | Damon Lavrinc
    Sergey Brin lives in another world. Like every other non-gearhead, he doesn't understand us. He doesn't get why we wrench in our garages, spend weekends at track days, or take off in the middle of the night for a ride. He's like your Aunt Martha, except Brin has the power to change the world. And he doesn't make those awesome cookies. Brin recently joined his compatriot, Google CEO Larry Page, on stage with venture capitalist Vinod Khosla to chat about where Google is headed. In many respects, where Google goes, so goes the world, so naturally, the conversation turned to...
  • Costco Relents After Thousands Protest Decision to Pull D'Souza Book

    07/08/2014 8:53:49 PM PDT · by kingattax · 68 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 08 Jul 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Thousands of Costco shoppers took to the wholesaler's Facebook page threatening to drop their store memberships after the retailer pulled copies of Dinesh D'Souza's newest anti-Obama book from its shelves, but a company official insists the decision was financial, not political. And the reaction got almost immediate results as the company announced it would put D'Souza's book, "America: Imagine a World Without Her," back on its shelves, despite, what it says are poor sales. "Costco is not a book store. Our book shelf space is very limited," read a statement posted shortly after 8 p.m. on Tuesday. "We exercise discipline...
  • 17 Former Google Interview Questions So Ridiculous The Company Banned Them

    07/08/2014 12:42:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/08/2014 | Caroline Moss
    Sometimes the hiring practices of even the biggest and most successful companies can be outright ridiculous. There can be bizarre interview questions that seemingly have no answers. There can be standards — like not hiring anyone who attended a college outside of the Ivy League — that will knock candidates out of the race before they even approach the starting line. Google used to be the shining example of these practices. It had high standards and asked silly questions. The questions were so nuts that they were eventually banned from being asked. That's right, banned. In 2009, Seattle job coach...
  • Google censoring D’Souza movie

    07/08/2014 9:22:55 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 18 replies
    Young Conservative ^ | 7-8-14 | Joshua Riddle
    "I just Googled “America showtimes” and got one hit towards the bottom which redirects you to a different site that makes you have to click another couple times before finding showtimes. For pretty much every other single movie you google the title and showtimes and the first hit is showtimes at the theaters nearest you."
  • GOOGLE Celebrates 4th of July

    07/04/2014 5:19:53 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 27 replies
    Google ^ | 07/04/14 | Staff
    Google gets a lot of [justified] flack for not being patriotic. Today, they celebrated. Comments. Click the link. Press the second "O" [Go] then listen.
  • What happened when we tested Google's 'right to be forgotten' tool

    07/04/2014 9:25:45 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    expert reviews ^ | 7-4-2014 | James Temperton
    Google's right to be forgotten system is woefully inadequate and censoring things it shouldn't. We decided to make a number of right to be forgotten claims to see what would happen. One request was to remove search listings for an automated online profile page that contained someone's name and Twitter handle. There are loads of websites that collate information about people and spew out automated profiles – 192.com and Peekyou.com being two examples. These websites might be annoying, but should they ever be censored from search results if all they are doing is collating publicly available information? None of the information...
  • Google... true to form ..Celebrates...SELF

    07/04/2014 9:20:49 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 164 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | July 4. 2014 | Self
    In Lieu of actually Honoring Our Nations Heritage the hacks at google have chosen to honor Google on this Independance Day!
  • Google hides search results if you don't login and let them track you.

    07/04/2014 8:49:51 AM PDT · by George from New England · 16 replies
    self experience | 7 - 4 - 2014 | slef
    I went to search with a tracking number on a package with Google. I got ... > Your search - LN376892116CN - did not match any documents. < Suggestions: * Make sure all words are spelled correctly. * Try different keywords. * Try more general keywords. Then I had someone else do the same thing at another pc and they got ... Track USPS package LN 376 892 116 CN tools.usps.com Brooksville, FL - From your preferences - Use precise location ... The second party was logged in to Google, the first one was not. Google is censoring or hiding...
  • Google removes press links after EU ruling

    07/04/2014 6:07:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 07/04/2014 @ 09:26 | Nikolaj Nielsen
    Google has removed over 70,000 Internet links, amid accusations it is trying to promote critical reactions to a EU court ruling by targeting major media outlets. The US firm on Thursday (3 July) said it was getting around 1,000 “right to be forgotten” requests a day. The EU court in Luxembourg in May ruled the search giant should delete links on searches done on the basis of a person’s name if found “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant.” …
  • Google Is Being Forced To Censor The History Of Merrill Lynch — And That Should Terrify You

    07/03/2014 7:10:15 AM PDT · by EBH · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/3/2014 | Jim Edwards
    The European Union's new law giving people a "right to be forgotten," which requires Google to remove links to information about them, is having exactly the effect its critics predicted: It is censoring the internet, giving new tools that help the rich and powerful (and ordinary folk) hide negative information about them, and letting criminals make their histories disappear. Exhibit A: Google was required to delete a link to this BBC article about Stan O'Neal, the former CEO of Merrill Lynch. O'Neal led the bank in the mid-2000s, a period when it became dangerously over-exposed to the looming mortgage crisis....
  • Fighting Google: Europe Eyes Digital Agenda to Better Compete with the US

    07/01/2014 4:11:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | July 01, 2014 – 05:51 PM | Frank Dohmen and Christoph Pauly
    Jean-Claude Juncker, the next head of the European Commission, plans to implement a new digital strategy for the Continent. Europe, he believes, needs to become better equipped to defend itself from the US and Asia. […] Part of Juncker’s agenda will be to ensure that Europe challenges market abuse by American Internet giants with greater self-confidence. More important, however, will be for the EU to start cleaning up its own backyard. Juncker wants to take advantage of a broad consensus among European politicians to put enough muscle in the EU’s digital market that European companies can stand up to competition...
  • Supreme Court rejects appeal by Google over Street View data collection

    07/01/2014 6:10:55 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 06/30/14 | Andrea Chang
    e U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal by Google over whether it violated federal wiretapping law when its Street View mapping cars collected consumers' personal data. That leaves intact a federal appeals court ruling that the U.S. Wiretap Act protects the privacy of information on unencrypted in-home Wi-Fi networks and means Google can face lawsuits over the matter, according to a Bloomberg report. The issue stems from Google's Street View, a comprehensive mapping program that provides images of areas around the world. Google has admitted that its camera-equipped Street View cars inadvertently captured emails, passwords and...
  • U.S. top court rejects Google bid to drop Street View privacy case [illegal Wi-Fi wiretap]

    06/30/2014 10:07:27 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 67 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 30, 2014 | BY LAWRENCE HURLEY
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected Google Inc's bid to dismiss a lawsuit accusing it of violating federal wiretap law when it accidentally collected emails and other personal data while building its popular Street View program. The justices left intact a September 2013 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which refused to exempt Google from liability under the federal Wiretap Act for having inadvertently intercepted emails, user names, passwords and other data from private Wi-Fi networks to create Street View, which provides panoramic views of city streets. The lawsuit arose soon after the Mountain...
  • Google launches invite-only domain registration service

    06/30/2014 6:33:32 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 2 replies
    PC World ^ | 1/24/2014 | Tim Hornyak
    If you fancy yourself as a .guru or any other newfangled Internet address, Google wants you to try out its new domain name registration service. The search giant quietly launched Google Domains on Monday as an invite-only beta service. It’s being billed as an easy way to set up an address on the Web with simple management tools. Until now, Google has told people looking to register that it “doesn’t register or host domain names.” It referred them to partner companies including GoDaddy and eNom. Google Domains, though, has features that might make people think twice before going with other...
  • Google Declares War on the Firearm Industry

    06/29/2014 7:26:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Google is taking a Bloomberg inspired step toward “curbing gun violence”. Once again demonstrating the level of ignorance that is prevalent in liberal corporate settings, the software company has decided to expand their ban on firearm-related content. Breitbart reported:According to Google Support's "Dangerous Products or Services" page, the company "[wants] to keep people safe both online and offline, so [they] won't allow the promotion of some products or services that cause damage, harm, or injury." Right. Google (ya know, the company that tracks your every move online) is trying to keep us safe. God bless those left coast liberals who...
  • Google to Block Firearm, Ammunition, Gun Accessory Ads

    06/28/2014 10:29:26 PM PDT · by dbehsman · 90 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 27, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Beginning in September, Google plans to block firearm, ammunition, and gun accessory ads. According to Google Support's "Dangerous Products or Services" page, the company "[wants] to keep people safe both online and offline, so [they] won't allow the promotion of some products or services that cause damage, harm, or injury." Included in the dangerous products for which ads will be blocked are "Guns & Parts." This covers "functional devices that appear to discharge a projectile at high velocity, whether for sport, self-defense, or combat."
  • How Google plans to lock you away from iOS and Windows

    06/26/2014 4:10:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    PC World ^ | 6/26/2014 | Jared Newman
    In the past, one thing that’s always separated Google from its rivals has been the ability to use Google services across many platforms. Whether you owned an iPhone, an iPad, a Mac, or a Windows PC, you always had access to Google services like Search, Maps, and Docs. Of course, Google would prefer that you use Android and Chromebooks, but that rarely felt like a requirement. At this year’s Google I/O conference, we’re starting to see a different strategy emerge. Google is now making the case that if you want the full Google experience, you need to use Android devices...
  • Microsoft Suffers Another GSA Blow - Smartsheet Chosen In Place Of Microsoft Project (Google)

    06/26/2014 1:19:54 PM PDT · by uncommonsense · 17 replies
    Forbs ^ | 6/24/2014 | Ben Kepes
    When the General Services Administration (GSA), the agency in charge of supplying products and communications for US government offices, chose Google Apps for email and calendaring functions back in 2011, fear was no doubt struck into the heart of Microsoft. After all, the Microsoft MSFT -0.71% Office franchise has been the number one pick of Government agencies for decades. That the GSA would chose an upstart like Google GOOGL -0.35% was something of a shock. Well, the stress in Redmond continues with news today that the GSA has selected Smartsheet to be its online collaborative project management tool. This is,...
  • Iraq Crisis: Isis Launch Twitter App to Recruit, Radicalise and Raise Funds (Propagated re-Tweets)

    06/19/2014 7:10:40 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 3 replies
    International Business Times ^ | June 18, 2014 | Anthony Cuthbertson
    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis), the radical islamic insurgent group that has pledged to seize control of Baghdad, has employed a sophisticated social media strategy to garner online support for its cause. The Dawn of Glad Tidings, an official Isis Arabic-language Twitter app promoted by some of the organisation's leading figures, has been used to give updates about the group and spread its message through user accounts. When the app is downloaded, Isis is able to post tweets automatically on behalf of all those who have signed up. The app has already been downloaded hundreds of times,...
  • No more Radiohead: YouTube to ban indie labels, charge for music service

    06/19/2014 3:25:09 PM PDT · by mojito · 27 replies
    RT ^ | 6/19/2014 | Lucy Nicholson
    Thousands of music videos are expected to soon disappear off of YouTube because the independent record labels behind those artists are not involved in new deals being cut by the Google-owned streaming site. YouTube will announce in "a matter of days" that videos on the site featuring recording artists from some independent labels will be blocked, the FT reports. The ban is aimed at forcing the "refusenik" labels into signing licensing agreements with a new service, coming soon from Google. When the forthcoming service, YouTube Music Pass, is finally launched later this summer, subscribers are expected to be able to...
  • ISIS’ YouTube Channel

    06/17/2014 11:03:46 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 1 replies
    Black & Right ^ | 6/17/14 | Bob Parks
    I think many of us know what happens when we upload a video or make a comment on YouTube that offends a liberal. We get flagged or banned and maybe get our channels deleted. Check out what Bob found. ISIS videos and more on Youtube?
  • 310 Microsoft patents used in Android licensing agreements revealed by Chinese gov

    06/16/2014 7:59:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    ZD/NET ^ | 06/16/2014 | By Charlie Osborne
    While Microsoft and Google are rivals in many arenas, Microsoft makes a substantial profit from patents used by Android vendors. However, despite Microsoft's commitment to transparency, these agreements have only been revealed in legal surroundings -- until now.Patent licensing deals agreed between the Redmond giant and Android device makers grant Microsoft revenue for every device made using the company's intellectual property. In November last year, Nomura analyst Rick Sherlund estimated that Microsoft was making as much as $2bn in Android patent licensing agreements. These funds are believed to be covering losses in the tech giant's entertainment division, covering Xbox, Windows...
  • Google Will Soon Introduce 'Nearby' To Let Others Know When You're Around (Trunc)

    06/09/2014 11:30:22 AM PDT · by illiac · 64 replies
    Android Police ^ | 6/9/14 | Nadroid Police
    A couple of months ago, we posted one of our early Google Search/Now rumors, and it was something of a long range rumor compared to others. While things like parking reminders, proper timer management, and bill pay reminders have already seen their public release, the ability to set contact-based reminders ("remind me when I'm with this person"), hasn't come forward yet. But it will likely appear very soon with a new feature in Android called Nearby, which will allow new interactions between you and nearby people, places, and things.
  • Apple Maps Still Not Improved

    06/08/2014 11:53:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    After releasing a lackluster Maps app to compete with Google Maps, Apple found that its wasn't so easy to eclipse Google's long-used app. In fact, Apple Maps was a failure. It would seem that after such a failure Apple would try to update and improve the Maps app, but the Worldwide Developers Conference showed that the app was far from perfected. Instead, it seemed ignored. “There were multiple improvements that didn’t make it into iOS 8,” an unnamed source told TechCrunch. Unfortunately, Apple still hasn't made a good Map app. Previous reports said that app would be more reliable, have...
  • Vanity: Typical Google: Just link to commemorate D-Day

    06/06/2014 6:38:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Google ^ | June 6, 2014 | Me
    One needs to squint to see the small link. At least Bing has a photo of a memorial on one of the beaches. For a country that has given untold wealth to the founders of google they sure hate this country and its achievements.
  • New York Times Wants Google to Fire Asians for Diversity

    06/02/2014 2:34:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/02 | Daniel Greenfield
    Maybe just call them White Asians and that will make it okay.The New York Times and assorted liberal activists are complaining that Google is too white. And by too white, they mean less white than the national average. Non-Hispanic whites are 61 percent of the Google work force, slightly below the national average. (That average, according to 2006-10 numbers, is 67 percent.) Google is thus less white than the typical American company. But the New York Times is unhappy… Google’s disclosures come amid an escalating debate over the lack of diversity in the tech industry. Although tech is a key...
  • Google to dominate space: 180 satellites to provide internet access for the ENTIRE planet

    06/02/2014 9:21:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 73 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 08:37 EST, 2 June 2014 | By Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Full Title: Now Google is going to dominate space: Search giant to launch 180 satellites to provide internet access for the ENTIRE planet, sources claim The world wide web may seem like a global community, but two-thirds of the planet still remain without access. Now, Google is planning to change this by launching a fleet of 180 satellites to provide web access for the 4.8 billion people not yet online, according to sources close to the company. The California-based giant will spend more than $1 billion (Ł600 million) on the technology, which will rival Facebook’s efforts to connect remote regions...
  • How Google Got States To Legalize Driverless Cars

    05/30/2014 11:13:25 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 85 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/30/14 | Justin Pritchard
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- About four years ago, the Google team trying to develop cars driven by computers - not people - concluded that sooner than later, the technology would be ready for the masses. There was one big problem: No state had even considered whether driverless cars should be legal. And yet this week, Google said it wants to give Californians access to a small fleet of prototypes it will make without a steering wheel or pedals. The plan is possible because, by this time next year, driverless cars will be legal in the tech giant's home state.
  • Silicon Valley Capitulates to Jesse Jackson Shakedown

    05/30/2014 11:25:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    NLPC ^ | May 29, 2014 | Carl Horowitz
    In the sixth year of the presidency of an African-American, and long after Jesse Jackson, Sr. is considered relevant to anything, Silicon Valley's biggest companies are rushing in to resuscitate his career as tribute artist. Jackson once again has resorted to his anachronistic but apparently still effective playbook. He issues an ultimatum for more "diversity." As he sees it, the company has a choice: 1) expand hiring, marketing and other activities in ways that favor nonwhites; or 2) get ready for a boycott, picketing, a lawsuit or other bad publicity, even though it has been years since he has...
  • New York Times apparently thinks Asians are now 'white'

    05/30/2014 10:33:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/30/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Its’ quite a telling moment from the Gray Lady, spotted by Eugene Volokh of The Washington Post:  The New York Times Bits blog reports: Google on Wednesday released statistics on the makeup of its work force, providing numbers that offer a stark glance at how Silicon Valley remains a white man’s world. But wait — just a few paragraphs down, the post notes that non-Hispanic whites are 61 percent of the Google work force, slightly below the national average. (That average, according to 2006-10 numbers, is 67 percent.) Google is thus less white than the typical American company.The New York Times is joining Apartheid-era South Africa...
  • Google taking requests to censor results in Europe

    05/30/2014 12:23:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 30, 2014 12:14 AM EDT | Michael Liedtke
    Google is starting to accept requests from Europeans who want to erase unflattering information from the results produced by the world’s dominant search engine. The demands can be submitted on a Web page that Google opened late Thursday in response to a landmark ruling issued two weeks ago by Europe’s highest court. The decision gives Europeans the means to polish their online reputations by petitioning Google and other search engines to remove potentially damaging links to newspaper articles and other websites with embarrassing information about their past activities. […] It’s unclear when the whitewashing will begin. So far, Google has...
  • Google Finally Discloses Its Data On Diversity, And The Numbers Aren't Great

    05/28/2014 4:29:21 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies
    BI ^ | 5-28-2014 | Karyne Levy
    Google Finally Discloses Its Data On Diversity, And The Numbers Aren't Great Karyne LevyMay 28, 2014, 7:05 PM Google today released a report that details the ethnic and gender makeup of its employees. Until now, Google — as well as other companies in the Silicon Valley — had been reluctant to show diversity numbers. And after seeing the report, it's easy to see why. The company also shared even more numbers with PBS NewsHour: Women account for only 21% of the top positions in the company, which has just under 50,000 employees. Google announced that it was going to release...
  • The 10 Algorithms That Dominate Our World

    05/25/2014 9:30:53 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 61 replies
    io9.com ^ | 5/22/2014 | George Dvorsky
    The 10 Algorithms That Dominate Our World 152,35526 George DvorskyProfile George Dvorsky ExpandThe importance of algorithms in our lives today cannot be overstated. They are used virtually everywhere, from financial institutions to dating sites. But some algorithms shape and control our world more than others — and these ten are the most significant.Just a quick refresher before we get started. Though there's no formal definition, computer scientists describe algorithms as a set of rules that define a sequence of operations. They're a series of instructions that tell a computer how it's supposed to solve a problem or achieve a certain...
  • Google Draws a Blank for Memorial Day

    05/26/2014 7:54:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 80 replies
    Gateway ^ | May 26, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Google frequently decorates its logo to celebrate various holidays and special events. Last year Google honored Cesar Chavez on Easter Sunday. Last week Google celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube. But Memorial Day this year drew a blank. ... Meanwhile, here’s the Bing homepage today. Well done.
  • (Vanity) Google search is no longer linking to Free Republic pages

    05/23/2014 10:09:30 AM PDT · by Yossarian · 72 replies
    Vanity by Yossarian | 5/23/14 | Yossarian
    Free Republic is a great resource to visit and browse, but it also is valuable to use as a searchable resource. It is very useful to see what FReepers have to say on various subjects, as we come from wide array of backgrounds, and have lived practical lives in the very-real world. Hence, one of the ways I access FR is via Google's search engine. I do a search, but specify to ONLY get results from Free Republic by appending "site:freerepublic.com" to the search term(s). In the past, this would guide me to the pages hosted on freerepublic.com, full of...
  • Google cannot be broken up without new legislation, says EU Competition Commissioner

    05/20/2014 4:56:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 20/05/2014 - 14:40 | James Crisp
    Google cannot be broken up into smaller companies without new EU legislation, the European Commission said today (20 May), after detailing two potential new antitrust investigations into the internet giant. Competition Commissioner Joaquín Almunia was responding to comments made earlier this week by German’s Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel, who said Google may have such a dominant market position that a break-up had to be “seriously considered.” Existing competition law was not powerful enough to split up the business, Almunia said. The California-based company may yet face a separate antitrust investigation to the one ongoing since November 2012. Open Internet Project,...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz: ‘Senseless’ and ‘Wrong’ to Punish Men Who Slip Women Abortion Pills

    05/16/2014 4:07:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 16, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    Did you catch the story about those conservative Republican male chauvinist pig politicians in Florida who think that it was a waste of time to pass a bill which would make it a crime for a guy to secretly administer an abortion-inducing drug to a spouse or partner he impregnated? How utterly outrageous ... Wait a minute ... It was Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz who said that? C'mon, that's not possible. What? There's audio of her saying that on a Florida public radio station? Get outta here. If that were true, the press would be printing and...
  • X DARPA Director & Google Exec Pushes Microchipping Human Beings

    05/14/2014 4:18:46 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 78 replies
    Collective Evolution ^ | 14 May 14 | Arjun Walia
    With the recent revelations by NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden, it’s no secret that we live on a planet characterized by mass surveillance and virtually zero privacy. We live in a world where we are constantly bombarded with the idea that we face threats, that a high level of national security is needed in order to keep us safe. Think about it, the United States pumps a large majority of their money into the Department of Defence. A state of fear, war and terror is needed to keep those funds flowing in that direction. Many people are starting to wake...
  • EU court backs 'right to be forgotten' in Google case

    05/13/2014 7:50:24 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/13/2014 | BBC
    A top EU court has ruled Google must amend some search results at the request of ordinary people in a test of the so-called "right to be forgotten". The European Union Court of Justice said links to "irrelevant" and outdated data should be erased on request. The case was brought by a Spanish man who complained that an auction notice of his repossessed home on Google's search results infringed his privacy. Google said the ruling was "disappointing".
  • After Google, Yahoo Removes Pro-Life Ads from 'Abortion Clinic' Searches

    05/10/2014 7:01:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/10/2014 | BY ANUGRAH KUMAR,
    Weeks after Google pulled pro-life ads from its "abortion clinics" search results, Yahoo has also followed suit after being petitioned by the pro-choice groups NARAL Pro-Choice America and UltraViolet. "We have found at least some of the ads to be out of compliance with our policies and we are taking them down," CNET quoted a Yahoo spokesperson as saying. "We're in the process of reviewing the other ads and will take similar action if any are found to not be in compliance with our policies." NARAL and UltraViolet alleged that the "majority" of ads that popped up when users typed...
  • Google Tells Conservative News Website to Take a Hike

    05/09/2014 8:32:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    The Conservative oriented website dedicated to aggregating news from around the world-wide-interwebs, Weasel Zippers, has just lost its primary funding source because… Well… It’s kinda hard to say. According to the site, Google AdSense (an add generator produced by the infamously liberal corporation in Silicon Valley) has cancelled its agreement with the website because of apparent violations to their terms of use. According to Google, the conservative news site has failed to produce an adequate amount of “original content” to continue utilizing the internet advertising tool provided by Google. Of course, the claim seems mildly curious given the fact...
  • Why NARAL is Not Pro-Choice

    05/08/2014 6:11:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2014 | Joe Young
    This past week NARAL Pro-Choice announced that Google had responded to its complaints against reportedly “deceptive” web search ads by crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) and other pro-life advocates. The group contacted Google and claimed that up to 79 percent of crisis centers ads violated Google’s Adwords rules. (Where NARAL got those numbers is another issue entirely.) While Google has only agreed to continue to enforce its policy, NARAL touts this as a grand victory against the pro-life movement. In fact, the group has already moved on to protest ads on Yahoo! and Bing. NARALs attack on CPC’s web search advertising...
  • More Fun with Google Street View

    05/07/2014 9:20:09 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 May 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Google images may be benghazi phobic!

    05/02/2014 6:15:04 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 10 replies
    MeshugeMikey via Google Image Search ^ | May 2, 2014 | MeshugeMikey
    Having just done an Image Search for Panther Whizz via Googles Image Search I noted that..my original "ad" which had been listed there for many moons...had been replaced by a slightly more Tame Version whoch makes no allusions to.....yes BENGHAZI Neither image was tagged..with the words ClintonnBenghazi nor Panther WHizz for that matter.....when I uploaded them. Could our "pals" at Google have been instructed to filter such BENGHAZI material I have to wonder??