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  • Questions: Why are all links to FR posts deleted at Google?

    06/22/2017 10:32:01 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 43 replies
    June 23, 2017 | me
    I dropped in Google today. In the past, I could find articles posted at Freerepublic using a keyword search. Now all I can see is a link to Freerepublic and a small text window for a keyword search inside Freerepublic. All links to Freerepublic articles were deleted, except a few which mention Freerepublic and Google together. Is it due to Freerepublic's request or Google's unilateral attempt to erase Freerepublic's footprint on Internet?
  • Boston Dynamics unveils 'nightmare-inducing' hybrid robot (video)

    02/28/2017 7:23:43 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 2,989 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Alex Hern
    Google-owned robotics firm and “nightmare” factory Boston Dynamics has released video of its latest creation: a two-wheeled, four-legged hybrid robot named Handle. The robot can stand on four legs, like Boston Dynamics’ previous creations such as BigDog and Spot. But at the end of its back two legs are two stabilised wheels, which let it stand up vertically and roll around at speeds of up to nine miles per hour. Think “Terminator riding on a hoverboard” and you’ll have a pretty good idea of the impression Handle gives off. Boston Dynamics says the reason for the hybrid design is the...
  • BREAKING: Special Counsel @RobertMueIIer Worked With Law Firm Representing Big Democrat Group

    06/15/2017 2:56:59 PM PDT · by blueyon · 77 replies
    GotNews ^ | 6/15/17 | GotNews
    Eric Schmidt, billionaire chair of Alphabet, Inc. the parent company of Google, led a massive fundraising drive in December for leftist analytics firm Civis Analytics, represented by a law firm that partnered with Justice Department special prosecutor Robert Mueller—raising questions about Mueller’s impartiality in his so-called “Russia probe” into President Donald J. Trump’s campaign. In March 2014, WilmerHale announced Mueller would join its firm as a partner. Mueller left his position in May after the DOJ appointed him as a special prosecutor to look into alleged “ties” between President Trump’s campaign and Russia. WilmerHale represented Civis Analytics during a $22...
  • How to delete everything Google knows about you

    06/10/2017 8:36:27 AM PDT · by Signalman · 66 replies
    VPN ^ | 2/14/2017 | Expressvpn
    Note: Clearing your browser history is NOT the same as clearing your Google Web & App Activity history. When you clear your browser history, you’re only deleting the history that’s locally stored on your computer. Clearing your browser history doesn’t do anything to the data stored on Google’s servers.
  • WSJ Ends Google Users' Free Ride, Then Fades in Search Results

    06/05/2017 2:05:24 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 11 replies
    Bloomberg Technology ^ | 6/5/2017 | Gerry Smith
    - Publisher says Google visitors dropped after hardening paywall - Google says ‘first click free’ good for users and publishers After blocking Google users from reading free articles in February, the Wall Street Journal’s subscription business soared, with a fourfold increase in the rate of visitors converting into paying customers. But there was a trade-off: Traffic from Google plummeted 44 percent. -snip- The reason: Google search results are based on an algorithm that scans the internet for free content. After the Journal’s free articles went behind a paywall, Google’s bot only saw the first few paragraphs and started ranking them...
  • Josephine Baker, Red spy, The black mata hari

    06/03/2017 7:39:06 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 17 replies
    MAINESTATEGOP ^ | Brian Ball
    Today June 3rd 2017, is what would've been Josephine Baker's 111th birthday. Google commemorated her life with a nice google doodle. As it often is whenever depicting famous 20th century celebrities, Google always has to choose individuals celebrated by leftists many with a track record filled with scandal usually one involving communism. While one can find fault with any celebrity patriot or pinhead, Google always seems to aim for those who are "victims" of McCarthyism, the catch term used by reds and their supporters to smear those exposing communist activities here and abroad Its no surprise that Google chooses another...
  • Press Gazette (UK) launches Duopoly campaign to stop Google and Facebook destroying journalism

    05/27/2017 3:50:45 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 5 replies
    Pressgazette.co.uk ^ | 4/10/17 | Dominic Ponsford
    Imagine if two news publishers dominated digital media in the way that Facebook and Google do. The Government would not allow such a duopoly to stand. Campaigners would call for them to be broken up in the name of media plurality. Yet by 2020 Google and Facebook are expected to take 71 per cent of all the money spent in the UK on digital advertising, according to a report by analysts OC&C. The effect of this can already be seen and is devastating for both the news industry and for society in general.
  • Google starts tracking your offline shopping — what you buy at stores in person

    05/23/2017 1:22:00 PM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    LA Times ^ | Mary 23, 2017 | Staff
    Google already monitors your online shopping — but now it's also keeping an eye on what you're buying in real-world stores as part of its latest effort to sell more digital advertising. The offline tracking scans most credit and debit card transactions to help Google automatically inform merchants when their digital ads translate into sales at a brick-and-mortar store. Google believes the data will show a cause-and-effect relationship between online ads and offline sales. If it works, that could help persuade merchants to boost their digital marketing budgets.
  • Google’s left-wing bias steers users to vicious articles trashing the late Roger Ailes

    05/22/2017 7:18:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/22/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Google is by far the most used search engine in the world. Think about that. Left-wingers seem to hate the late Roger Ailes, who died May 18 at 77, more than they hate any other conservatives or Republicans. This hatred manifests itself in Google’s search results which are dramatically skewed in favor of articles attacking the extremely influential founder of Fox News, Ian Miles Cheong of Heat Street discovered. (See screen grab of search results above.)
  • Need Help With Google Calendar (Won't Save Events)

    05/19/2017 11:00:13 AM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 7 replies
    5-19-17 | Self
    I am not a heavy duty user of Google Calendar, but do need it. Using something else for this application is not a choice. I get the message, "failed to save event" and "Oops, we couldn't save this event, try again in a few minutes" I really need to know what to change in my settings to solve this. I have searched for how, something about API, etc., but I don't know how to fix it. Thanks!
  • Austria Wants ‘Digital Barter’ Tax on Functions Like Google Search (tax for Google searches)

    05/04/2017 6:01:13 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies
    <p>Austria’s ruling Social Democratic Party seeks to impose a “digital barter” tax on online services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google.</p>
  • [April 25, 2017] Google Changing Search Engine to Combat ‘Fake News’ and ‘Hate Speech’

    Google is tweaking their search engine in a new effort to combat “fake news” and “hate speech.” “Today, in a world where tens of thousands of pages are coming online every minute of every day, there are new ways that people try to game the system,” proclaimed Ben Gomes, vice president of engineering, in a post on Google’s official blog. “The most high profile of these issues is the phenomenon of ‘fake news,’ where content on the web has contributed to the spread of blatantly misleading, low quality, offensive or downright false information.” “We’re taking the next step toward continuing...
  • The myth and true story of Marie Harel, Brie and Camembert Cheese

    04/28/2017 8:10:20 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 18 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Kyle Weissman
    Historian Kyle Weissman writes an article in response to Google's recent doodle commemorating the 256th birthday of Marie Harel, the greatest producer of Brie Cheese in France and the inventor of camembert Cheese. Or was she? The story or Brie Cheese and its close relative camembert is as old as France herself. From the battlefields of Lombardy, the court of Charlamange and Henry IV, to the French revolution and the Vendee Uprising.  The story of Cheese in France is an amazing one. In fact throughout the medieval world, Cheese was as important as was bread. Bread was an important matter...
  • With Secret Airship, Sergey Brin Also Wants to Fly

    04/26/2017 9:51:56 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 24 replies
    Bloomberg Tech ^ | April 25, 2017 | Ashlee Vance
    Larry Page has his flying cars. Sergey Brin shall have an airship. Brin, the Google co-founder, has secretly been building a massive airship inside of Hangar 2 at the NASA Ames Research Center, according to four people with knowledge of the project. It's unclear whether the craft, which looks like a zeppelin, is a hobby or something Brin hopes to turn into a business. "Sorry, I don't have anything to say about this topic right now," Brin wrote in an email. The people familiar with the project said Brin has long been fascinated by airships. His interest in the crafts...
  • Google overhauls search algorithm in bid to fight fake news

    04/25/2017 4:54:34 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 34 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 25 April 2017 | James Titcomb
    The internet giant said it would demote “low-quality” websites and let users report offensive results... Google has been under mounting pressure in recent months for appearing to promote fake news and conspiracy theories in search results. The company’s search engine, which is driven by computer algorithms, has often struggled to differentiate between reputable sources and unsavoury websites, leading it to include extreme viewpoints or lies in its results. On Tuesday Google said it had hired a team of “evaluators” to assess the quality of its search results and said it had adjusted its algorithm to promote authoritative pages such as...
  • Google targets 'fake news,' offensive search suggestions

    04/25/2017 8:36:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2017 10:04 AM EDT | Michael Liedtke
    Google has sprinkled some new ingredients into its search engine in an effort to prevent bogus information and offensive suggestions from souring its results. The changes have been in the works for four months, but Google hadn’t publicly discussed most of them until now. The announcement in a blog post Tuesday reflects Google’s confidence in a new screening system designed to reduce the chances that its influential search engine will highlight untrue stories about people and events, a phenomenon commonly referred to as “fake news.” “It’s not a problem that is going to go all the way to zero, but...
  • Google Donated $285K To Trump Inaugural

    04/20/2017 12:30:24 PM PDT · by kevcol · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 20, 2017 | Joe Schoffstall
    Tech giant Google donated $285,000 to President Trump's inauguration despite the fact that Eric Schmidt, the chief executive of Google's parent company Alphabet, worked directly with Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, FEC filings reveal. Google, which enjoyed direct access to President Barack Obama's administration and attended more than 400 White House meetings along with its affiliates, was forced to pivot following Donald Trump's November victory.
  • Silicon Valley's Tech Entrepreneurs Are Crafting Their Own 'Constitution' On Google Docs

    04/19/2017 5:10:04 AM PDT · by Fedora · 45 replies
    Business Insider via Inc. ^ | 04/18/2017 | Melia Robinson
    Speaking before a crowd at San Francisco's Commonwealth Club on April 14, Sam Altman, president of startup accelerator Y Combinator, said he's spoken to hundreds of tech leaders and investors about creating a set of core values that all tech companies can get behind.There's a Google Doc where the big names in Silicon Valley, whom Altman would not reveal, have been drafting a statement that outlines the tech industry's position on a number of social, economic, and political issues. The document does not have a title or known release date."We're trying to basically figure out, can we come up with...
  • In the Media World Lady Marmalade Trumps the Easter Bunny

    04/18/2017 6:26:19 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-18-17 | MOTUS
    The MSM, who never attended any Obama event that wasn’t wonderful, was highly critical of the first Trump Easter Egg Roll. The low whine started weeks ago with the press complaining that an “understaffed” White House was “unorganized” and “got a slow start planning the party.” And then, when it seemed to come off without a hitch yesterday they harped on  “the noticeably delayed preparation, reportedly low attendance, and now-predictable Trump gaffes.” Like when Melania nudged the President to put his hand over his heart during the National Anthem.Too bad there wasn’t anyone around to nudge Barry to do the...
  • Fears Google Hire could allow employers to see your entire search history

    04/17/2017 4:42:04 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 60 replies
    new.com.au ^ | 4/16/17 | news.com.au
    THE tech giant is working on a job site called Google Hire, which could let prospective employers snoop your embarrassing search history. IN THIS day and age, every boss is going to quickly Google a prospective employee before asking them to come in for an interview. But now the technology giant is working on project called Google Hire, which The Sun reports will help employers learn perhaps a little bit too much about their new recruits. It will reportedly be a recruitment tool similar to LinkedIn — however, early reports suggest it will be available through your personal Google account....