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With an image search engine, you can sort through and find a great selection of images you can use in your online store. By learning how to search images on Google, you’ll be able to find images labeled for reuse that you can use to for your logo, website banner, blog post, or even your Facebook ad. In this article, you’ll learn why you should use an image reverse tool, what the best image search engines are, and more.

How to Search Images on Google

Have you always wanted to know how to search images on Google? Using Google Images you can search for images to use for your website, blog, ads, and other marketing content. While not all images found in Google images can be used for commercial purposes without permission, Google Images has an extensive collection for you to sort through. You can search for specific products such as kitchen utensils or niches like running to search images you can use in your business. Store owners should sort through images that can be used for reuse/commercial purposes to ensure that they have permission to use the images they select. With Google Images, you can sort through images of specific sizes, color such as transparent backgrounds, what type of image it is, and more.

What is Reverse Image Search?

Reverse image search is a search engine technology that makes it possible for a user to input an image file as a search query and return results that are related to that image.

Image search is when a user is able to find images related to the search term that they have typed. Most search engines offer image search, and it can be very helpful for a user looking for images relating to their search. But in the case that you have an image and you are wanting to dig deeper into it, maybe get to know where it originated, or find similar images relating to the one that you have. That’s a reverse image search.

 How to do a Reverse Image Search?

You can do a reverse image search fairly easily on the desktop using the Google Reverse Image Search option. All you have to do is go to  images.google.com, click the camera icon that is appearing in the search bar, and then you can either paste in the URL of an image that you have seen somewhere online, or you can manually upload an image from your computer that you have saved, or drag an image from another window.

 Why Use an Image Reverse Tool

As a drop shipper, you’ll likely want to use an image reverse tool for competitive research and to protect your business. An image reverse tool can help give you a competitive advantage as it allows you to see other brands that are selling your product. You’ll likely be using the same images as several other brands. When you reverse image search, you’ll be able to see which other websites are using the same photos and therefore selling the same product.

The second reason why it’s important to use an image reverse tool is that it allows you to see if your images belong to another owner. Some AliExpress suppliers use images without permission. This can pose a problem for drop shippers who use the images and create ads. With an image reverse tool, you can browse through websites using the image to determine where the source of the image comes from. For the most part, suppliers do use their own images for most products on their product pages. However, it’s important to due your due diligence when importing images to your store.

Image Reverse Tools

CTRLQ

Image search engine

CTRLQ is a Google reverse image tool that allows you to upload your photo onto the platform and find who else has posted your image. After you upload an image, you can click “Show Matches” to find other websites with your picture. You’ll be directed to Google’s search page where you’ll be shown your exact picture on other websites.

TinEye

Image search engine

TinEye is another example of an image reverse tool. You’ll need to add the image link to the search bar to find a selection of websites and stores selling the same product as you. Over 19 billion images have been searched for on the platform since its inception making it a great resource for store owners.

Image Raider

Image search engine

Image Raider is a great image reverse tool you can use to find out who else is selling the same products as you. When you right-click on an image, you’ll need to ‘copy image address.’ You’ll then add that link in the box and click check URLs. Fortunately, you can search up to 20 products at a time.

Best Image Search Engine

Image search engine

If you’re looking for the absolute best image search engine then it’s none other than Google Images. You’ll find the most extensive collection of pictures on Google Images than any other platform. You can sort images by their license by clicking Tools then Usage Rights. You’ll want to use an image that’s labeled for reuse. Images under that section can be used for blog posts, ads, or other marketing activities. You’ll notice that most of the images in these sections come from a variety of free stock photo sites.

Yahoo Image Search

Image search engine

Yahoo Image Search is the best image search engine because you can find great images for every niche. When you type your niche into the search bar you’ll be shown a variety of images. You’ll want to change the license, see top right corner, to include ‘free to share and use commercially’ or you can choose ‘free to modify, share and use commercially’ if you plan to modify images in any way. You’ll find professional lifestyle images, images on white backgrounds, graphics and more which you can use on your store.

Bing Image Search

Image search engine

Bing Image Search is similar to Google Images and Yahoo Images so it’s another great picture search engine you can use to source images. Type your niche or what you need an image of into the Bing Image search bar. You’ll notice on the far right-hand side there’s a Filter button. When you click it, you’ll see a drop-down appear. Click on License. You’ll want to choose images that are free for commercial use or Creative Commons.

PicSearch

Image search engine

PicSearch has a collection of 3 billion images it’s no wonder its one of the best image search engines. The image search engine sources pictures from a variety of websites. You can choose from lifestyle pictures to stock photos. You’ll still need to obtain permission to use the images on the platform as per the disclaimer on the footer of their website. However, you’ll know which website the pictures come from making it easy to contact for permission.

Creative Commons

Image search engine

Creative Commons is one of the most extensive image collections making it to the list of the best image search engines. You’ll be able to search images from a range of picture search engines such as Google Images, Flickr, Wikimedia Commons, Pixabay, and more. Whether you’re looking for a picture that represents your niche or of a famous celebrity, you’ll find images you’ll be able to use for your marketing.

Photo Pin

Image search enginePhoto Pin is one of the best image search engines. You’ll be able to find free images you can use that have a Creative Commons license. The pictures are popular among bloggers and creatives which means you’ll be able to use them within your marketing. When sorting through images you can choose from a Commercial or a Non-Commercial license. As a store owner, you’ll want to have Commercial licensed checked and uncheck non-commercial so you only see images you can use. You’ll be able to search images for most niches from fidget spinners to fitness.

How to do a Reverse Image Search on Mobile?

To do a reverse image Search on Mobile you need to open images.google.com on your mobile, you might notice that the camera sign that appears on the desktop version does not appear on the mobile version. In this case, you have a few options if you want to carry out a reverse image search on your mobile.

With Google 
As of now, your mobile does not support a traditional reverse-image search. The camera icon does not appear on the mobile version like it does on the web, so there is no way to upload an image for a reverse search on mobile. But there are other ways that you can use the Chrome browser app for iOS and Android.

Hold your finger down on the image that you want to search, until a pop-up menu appears. Click on the option “Search Google For This Image” that is at the bottom.

google reverse image search

This option will not work in the Google app or other browsers. If this option is not working, then you can also select the “Open Image” option and then copy the URL. After that you can go back to images.google.com, and paste in the URL. The results will then appear, with options for you to narrow your search query and make it more specific such as, if you are looking for animated GIFs, clipart equivalents, or by looking at the colour scheme in the original image.

image reverse search

With Bing

Bing, which is the second largest search engine, also carries out reverse image searches. Unlike Google, Bing allows you to carry out a reverse image search for your own personal images. When you click on the camera icon, you are presented with the option to take a photo, or upload one from your camera roll, or from a third-party service like Dropbox or Google Drive. Once you have decided to pick one it uploads and shows you results.

image reverse search

On the mobile version it asks you to “Snap or upload a pic to search for similar images”. This is accompanied by a warning that Microsoft might use your pictures to improve its services.

how to reverse image search

In the case that you have images on your mobile that you want to reverse search, let’s say such as a picture of a certain type of ingredient or cuisine that you are looking for, in this case, what do you do? You could, of course, upload the image in some way to the internet and then use Chrome on your smartphone and perform all the steps of reverse image search. However, an easier way would be to usehttps://reverse.photos.

how to reverse image search

For this you simply need to tap on upload picture, and you have the choice to upload it from your Photo Library, or also take a new picture, or upload from iCloud Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, or any other service you have running that stores images on your smartphone. Once you have uploaded the image, you need to click on “Show Matches” (or upload another image). Following this, you’ll have your results from Google to match with your image, and hopefully the results you are looking for.

 Apps for Reverse Image Search

In the case that you prefer using apps for reverse image search, we have compiled a list of apps for you to rely on when you want to carry out your reverse image search.

Search by Image 

Apps for reverse image search

Search by Image is an app available on android that helps you find similar images or pictures using either Google, Tineye, or Yandex reverse image search engine. With over 500K downloads, it’s simple and fast to use, and shows you results from multiple search engines at the same time. Search by Image supports camera to capture the image, and also allows you to easily edit the image before searching. With the Image editor you can easily rotate the image, flip it horizontally or vertically, and crop the image. Additionally, you have the option of opening shared images from other apps like Facebook, Twitter, your browser, etc, without having to save them. This app is helpful to use not only to search similar images but also to discover is an image is modified, fake, or original. Or if you have to check if an image is new or just an old one available on the web.

Reverse Image Search (Google)

Apps for reverse image search

This app lets you search by images by the help of Google Reverse Search Engine. The Reverse Image Search app is mainly used to verify the source of photographs, WhatsApp images, Instagram images, screenshots, and even memes. With this app you can search by image, photo, or even a picture using your camera. Also, you have the option of editing the image before searching. With over a 100K downloads, it’s a simple and easy way to reverse search your images.

Photo Sherlock- Reverse Image Search

This app provides search by an image taken from your camera or an existing image in your gallery. Similar to the other apps, it can be useful to find information about photos on Google, for example, to detect the real owner or a photo from social network, or if you want to check if a photo is fake or original. It’s quite simple to use, with basic image searching functions, and allows you to crop the image before searching.

Apps for reverse image search

 

 Rules Before Using Image

Oberlo allows you to import images from AliExpress in one click. And while most suppliers have their own product images on their platform, some use customer images or images that belong to another company. It can sometimes be difficult to know who owns the copyright to the image you import to your store.

You can use tools like TinEye and other image reverse tools to try to find the source of who created an image. Or when it doubt, you could take your own product photos to protect your business from any lawsuits. You could choose to take your own pictures or hire someone to do take your product photography.

When using images for your blog content or ads, be sure to look at the image license. For example, if you want to use an image from Google Images, you’ll need to make sure that the image has been labeled for commercial reuse. Otherwise, you won’t have permission to use the photo. You can also buy photos from stock image websites to ensure that you have the rights to use the photo for your marketing.

Be mindful of using product images for ads. While the images on AliExpress can be great at converting for your store if someone claims that you’re using their photo without permission you might be asked to remove it.

 Source: This article was published oberlo.com By Nicole Martins Ferreira

Google has confirmed rumors that a search algorithm update took place on Monday. Some sites may have seen their rankings improve, while others may have seen negative or zero change.

Google has posted on Twitter that it released a “broad core algorithm update” this past Monday. Google said it “routinely” does updates “throughout the year” and referenced the communication from the previous core update.

Google explained that core search updates happen “several times per year” and that while “some sites may note drops or gains,” there is nothing specific a site can do to tweak its rankings around these updates. In general, Google says to continue to improve your overall site quality, and the next time Google runs these updates, hopefully, your website will be rewarded.

Google explained that “pages that were previously under-rewarded” would see a benefit from these core updates.

Here is the statement Google previously made about this type of update:

Each day, Google usually releases one or more changes designed to improve our results. Some are focused around specific improvements. Some are broad changes. Last week, we released a broad core algorithm update. We do these routinely several times per year.

As with any update, some sites may note drops or gains. There’s nothing wrong with pages that may now perform less well. Instead, it’s that changes to our systems are benefiting pages that were previously under-rewarded.

There’s no “fix” for pages that may perform less well, other than to remain focused on building great content. Over time, it may be that your content may rise relative to other pages.

Here is Google’s confirmation from today about the update on Monday:

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Source: This article was published searchengineland.com By Barry Schwartz

Any document type that the publishing-API knows about can be added to our internal search. By default, all document types in internal search also get included in the GOV.UK sitemap, which tells external search engines about our content.

The app responsible for search is Rummager. Rummager listens to RabbitMQ messages about published documents to know when to index documents. For the new document type to be indexed, you need to add it to a whitelist.

Rummager has its own concept of document type, which represents the schema used to store documents in Elasticsearch (the search engine).

Normally, you’ll map your document type an existing rummager document type. If in doubt, use “edition” - this is used for most documents.

Then, modify mapped_document_types.yml with the mapping from the publishing API document type.

If you want a search to be able to use metadata that isn’t defined in any rummager document type, then you’ll need to add new fields to rummager.

Rummager knows how to handle most of the core fields from the publishing platform, like title, description, and public_updated_at. It looks at the body or parts fields to work out what text to make searchable. If your schema uses different fields to render the text of the page, update the IndexableContentPresenter as well.

The part of rummager that translates between publishing API fields and search fields are elasticsearch_presenter.rb. Modify this if there is anything special you want a search to do with your documents (for example: appending additional information to the title).

2. Add the document type to migrated_formats.yaml

Add the document_type name to the migrated list in rummager.

3. Reindex

Reindex the govuk index following the instructions in Reindex an Elasticsearch index

4. Republish all the documents

Republish all the documents. If they have been published already, you can republish them with the publishing-api represent_downstream rake task:

rake represent_downstream:document_type[new_document_type]

You can test that the documents appear in search through the API using a query such as:

Source: This article was published docs.publishing.service.gov.uk 

Gmail’s a Google product, so of course, it has powerful search features. But some of Gmail’s search features are hidden and don’t appear in the Search Options pane. Learn Gmail’s search tricks to master your massive inbox.

You can also create filters from any search you can perform. Filters automatically perform actions on incoming emails, such as deleting them, applying a label, or forwarding them to another email address.

Basic Search Features

Instead of just typing a search query in the search box, click the down arrow to reveal more search options.

The search options dialog exposes many of Gmail’s basic search operators. But there are some search options that don’t appear in this dialog.

You can skip this dialog for basic searches. Perform a search with the search options dialog and you’ll see the search operator you’ll need in the future. For example, if you type howtogeek.com into the search box, you’ll see the following search appear in the search box:

from:(howtogeek.com)

Useful search operators you can access from the basic dialog include:

  • to: – Search for messages sent to a specific address.
  • from: – Search for messages sent from a specific address
  • subject: – Search the subject field.
  • label: – Search within a specific label.
  • has:attachment – Search only for messages that have attachments
  • is:chat – Search only chats.
  • in:anywhere – Also search for messages in the spam and trash. By default, Gmail’s search ignores messages in the spam and trash.

Constructing Searches

To put together more complicated searches, you’ll need to know the basics.

  • ( ) – Brackets allow you to group search terms. For example, searching for subject:(how geek) would only return messages with the words “how” and “geek” in their subject field. If you search for subject:how geek, you’d get messages with “how” in their subject and “geek” anywhere in the message.
  • OR – OR, which must be in capital letters, allows you to search for one term or another. For example, subject:(how OR geek) would return messages with the word “how” or the word “geek” in their titles. You can also combine other terms with the OR. For example, from:howtogeek.com OR has:attachment would search for messages that are either from howtogeek.com or have attachments.
  • “ “ – Quotes allow you to search for an exact phrase, just like in Google. Searching for “exact phrase” only returns messages that contain the exact phrase. You can combine this with other operators. For example, subject:”exact phrase” only returns messages that have “exact phrase” in their subject field.
  •  – The hyphen, or minus sign, allows to search for messages that don’t contain a specific term. For example, search for -from:howtogeek.com and you’ll only see messages that aren’t from howtogeek.com.

Hidden Search Tricks

You can access many search operators from the search options dialog, but some are hidden. Here’s a list of the hidden ones:

  • list: – The list: operator allows you to search for messages on a mailing list. For example, list:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. would return all messages on the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. mailing list.
  • filename: – The filename: operator lets you search for a specific file attachment. For example, file:example.pdf would return emails with a file named example.pdf attached.
  • is:important, label:important – If you use Gmail’s priority inbox, you can use the is:important or label:important operators to search only important or unimportant emails.
  • has:yellow-starhas:red-starhas:green-check, etc. – If you use different types of stars (see the Stars section on Gmail’s general settings pane), you can search for messages with a specific type of star.

Saving a Filter

Create a filter to automatically perform actions when a message matches a specific search.

To create a filter, click the down arrow again, then click the “Create filter with this search” option.

Select an action and click the “Create filter” button.

You can manage your filters from the Filters pane on Gmail’s settings page.

 Source: This article was published howtogeek.com By Chris Hoffman

Fake peer reviews are a problem in academic publishing. A big problem. Many publishers are taking proactive steps to limit the effects, but massive purges of papers tainted by problematic reviews continue to occur; to date, more than 500 papers have been retracted for this reason. In an effort to help, Clarivate Analytics is unveiling a new tool as part of the release of ScholarOne Manuscripts, its peer review and submission software in December, 2017. We spoke to Chris Heid, Head of Product for ScholarOne, about the new pilot program to detect unusual submission and peer review activity that may warrant further investigation by the journal.

Retraction Watch: Fake peer reviews are a major problem in publishing, but many publishers are hyper-aware of it and even making changes to their processes, such as not allowing authors to recommend reviewers. Why do you think the industry needs a tool to help detect fake reviews?

Chris Heid: Although the evidence is clear that allowing authors to suggest reviewers increases the chances of peer review fraud, there are still significant numbers of journals that use this as one of many methods to find qualified reviewers. We estimate that about half of the journals using ScholarOne Manuscripts continue to allow authors to add recommended reviewers during submission despite the risk.

The reason that journals don’t completely lock down these suggestions from authors, or limit profiles to verified institutional address, is that journals continue to struggle to find peer reviewers. According to our analysis of five years of peer review trends on ScholarOne journals, the average number of invitations sent to reviewers for research articles has almost doubled in the last five years.

Instead of trying to eliminate all risk and make the process even slower for peer review, journal publishers take a calculated risk and rely on human intervention to mitigate it. This adds both time to the overall process, and costs for the publisher to staff extra background checking. This means peer review is slower and costs publishers more for every article.

This tool’s goal is to improve a journal’s reputation by simplifying the management of a process, which relies on hundreds or even thousands of individual stakeholders. Even though the vast majority of peer reviews are legitimate, the reputational risks are very real for publishers. Why continue to work based solely on trust and human efforts when technology can automate this for us?

Clarivate Analytics is leading the charge on multiple fronts to provide the tools and information needed to combat fraud and improve the peer review process from end to end.

For example, by the end of the year, journals can use Publons Reviewer Locator/Connect (final name undecided) — the most comprehensive and precise reviewer search tool — to help identify the right reviewers, assess their competency, history and availability, contact them and invite them to review.

Recognition through Publons helps motivate reviewers to do a thoughtful and efficient job. The fraud prevention tool follows the submission of the review report to flag potential fraud.

RW: Can you say briefly how the tool works? What it looks for, etc? Anyone can spot a reviewer that’s not using an institutional email address, so what other qualities help signify a review is fake?

CH: The presence of a non-institutional email or absence of a Publons reviewer profile with verified review history are not fool proof for identifying peer review fraud. The fraud prevention tool evaluates 30+ factors based on web traffic, profile information, submission stats and other server data, compiled by our proprietary algorithm, to find fake profiles, impersonators and other unusual activity. This happens multiple times throughout the submission and review process.

By themselves, these factors may not trigger an alert, but combined with other actions, they can increase the risk level of a submission. From there, it is up to the journal editor and/or publisher to determine the next steps. In the long run, this tool will help to reduce the amount of retractions by highlighting issues during the submission process, instead of after publication.

RW: How can journals and publishers get access to the tool? Will there be a fee?

CH: Because the integrity of a published research is at risk due to peer review fraud, Clarivate is offering this as a core, free feature in the next ScholarOne release (December 2017). Journals may request the tool to be activated in the interface at any time. The tool can also be configured to the report access levels by role for each individual journal.

RW: Have you tested the tool’s effectiveness? Do you have any data on its rate of success, as well as false negatives or positives?

CH: The tool relies on alerts based on the right combination of factors and leaves the decision to the journal editor or publisher. This is similar to alerts a bank may issue about potential fraud. For example, if you receive an alert about unusual charges on your account, it could be legitimate if you’re on vacation or it could indicate actual credit card theft.

Clarivate actively worked on this capability for the past year, continuing to balance and refine the approach with feedback from publishers who are managing this risk every day. Refinements were made based on feedback including tool sensitivity and user interface.

Early testers indicated that a number of alerts resulted in direct action, including the rejection of a paper that was already accepted but unpublished, and a re-review of another paper by an editor and external reviewer. Once the feature is live in December, we expect additional refinement through feedback tools.

 Source: This article was published retractionwatch.com By Chris Heid

We all hear about this place called “social media” where people share too much about themselves. Ever feel like the person not invited to that party? You might think that, as a lawyer with ethical obligations, you would not be able to access the good stuff. In a lot of cases, that’s true but in many, many more it’s not. Wouldn’t it be great to tap into that over-sharing for information about the key witnesses in your case? Or how about for finding potential witnesses to support your claims?

This article will share four easy techniques to search the publicly accessible part of social media.

What is Social Media?

 The first step to understanding social media is to know what you’ll find there. In this humorous list, you’ll see the focus of the most popular sites and how they compare:

  • Twitter:          I need to sneeze.
  • Facebook:     I sneezed.
  • LinkedIn:      I’m good at sneezing.
  • YouTube:       Look at me sneeze!
  • Instagram:    I’m sneezing artistically.
  • Pinterest:      Others are sneezing artistically.
  • Google+:        We sneeze together.

Other popular social media sites are Quora, Foursquare, Tumblr, Reddit, Snapchat, and Medium, to name a few.

Now that you can narrow down where you want to look, let’s look at how to easily find helpful information there:

Technique One: Find the person’s online identity

Most people use an online name that may or may not be the same as in their offline worlds. This name – or “handle” – is usually the same across social media. Once you identify the handle, you can search for information on social media using the handle and come up with things that aren’t tied to the person’s real name.

A good place to start looking for a handle is on Twitter. This nearly-always-unprotected site usually gives a real name in addition to the handle.

For example, let’s say you were looking for information about a Stef Michaels on social media. On Twitter, you’d see her “handle” is “adventure girl.” Searching for pages with that handle on Tumblr and Pinterest, for example, you’ll immediately get her public pages…ones that do not list her name “Stef Michaels” anywhere on the page.  Oftentimes people feel safe disassociating their name from their online posts and are more honest and revealing.

If you don’t know where to start and Twitter isn’t helpful, for-pay aggregator sites like Spokeo are often good for finding handles.

Technique Two: Use connected people to find your witness on Facebook

Did you know that on Facebook you can opt for your personal page not to come up in a search?  This privacy setting is unrelated to whether the contents of the Facebook page are marked as private. Here’s a technique for finding those public sites that are marked not to come up in a search:

Start with looking for family members or good friends of the person you are researching. On their pages (only if available to you of course) you can search their friends for your subject. Then, again if the privacy settings are marked to the public, you can click on their page and voila.

Never violate the terms of use with social media by using a fake account or friending someone with misleading intent…you shouldn’t have to. Alternatively, try the search phrase “People who have friends named “[Subject Name]” to bring up friends when the search is blocked for that person.

Technique Three: Use sophisticated searches within social media

As with the above example, you can use real-language sentences to search Facebook within Facebook. Take the troubling issue of a common name. Let’s say you were trying to find information about someone named Laura Smith. Even if you know where the relevant Laura Smith lived, good luck narrowing it down on Facebook. Do you know where she works or used to work? Try a real-language request: “People named Laura Smith who worked at McDonald's.” That will narrow down your search magically.

This technique is also great for finding former employees or other groups of witnesses. Try “People who worked at McDonald’s and lived in St. Louis,” for example, to identify former employees of McDonald's stores in St. Louis.

Another great site for finding former employees or groups of witnesses is, of course, LinkedIn. With the Advanced Search function, you can narrow down the search results by employer, geography and other factors. Does your subscription level not give you last names? Don’t fear, just take the information you do have from the profile and put it in Google. The Google search will often return a link with that missing last name.  One issue with visiting profiles of potential witnesses on LinkedIn is that the LinkedIn algorithm will think you know each other and might “suggest” to that person that they know you. Also, check your own privacy setting! Do you mind if people see you viewed their profiles? If so, make sure to mark your “Profile Viewing Options” to “Private Mode.”

Technique Four: Use Google to search social media

Some social media don’t have effective search tools on their sites, except to connect with your friends after you sign up. One workaround is to use the “site” search function with Google.  Let’s say you want to find where a witness named Evan Smith had moved. The location-based social media site Foursquare would be a good bet. Try this search on Google:

Site: foursquare “Evan Smith”

Also, try using hashtags, handles or keywords with the Google “site” search. Let’s say you were looking for former employees of McDonald's, a generally young group with low presence on the general web. You could use:

Site:Instagram #mcdonalds #job

Or even site:Instagram #mcdonalds #hatemyjob or #lastday

The possibilities are endless and results are abundantly fruitful.

Happy hunting!

Source: This article was published lawtechnologytoday.org By Lecia Kaslofsky

After making a deal with Getty Images, Google has revamped some of their image search features and user experience.

Google has removed the View Image button and the Search by Image feature when viewing an individual image within Google Image Search. Google announced this change on Twitter, saying:

Today we’re launching some changes on Google Images to help connect users and useful websites. This will include removing the View Image button. The Visit button remains, so users can see images in the context of the webpages they’re on.

The Search by Image button is also being removed. Reverse image search *still works* through the way most people use it, from the search bar of Google Images.

This seems to be in direct response to the concession Google made with Getty Images a few days ago around helping reduce copyright infringement through the popular search engine.

Here is how the feature looked before the change:

Here is what it will look like when this fully rolls out:

Also, notice how the “copyright” disclaimer is more visible within the search results.

Here is Google’s tweet:

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Source: This article was published searchengineland.com By Barry Schwartz

Consumers are daily targets of email and phone scams, not to mention the frequent cyber attacks on big data. So it’s never been more important to safe lock your online security as best as you can.

“The scams are changing every day and consumers aren’t knowledgeable about the new scams that are going to be used against them,” says Kevin Mitnick, top cybersecurity expert and author of “The Art of Invisibility: The World’s Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How To Be Safe In The Age Of Big Brother And Big Data.

Formerly on the US government’s “Most Wanted” list in the 1990s for hacking into cellphone companies, Mitnick served five years in prison for computer fraud. Since his release in 2000, he’s built a career as a “white hat” hacker, working as a security consultant for companies around the world. In this new video series,“Confessions…”  Yahoo Finance interviews Mitnick to find out what security measures he takes to safeguard his own personal information online.

1) Use a password manager People are extremely lazy when it comes to setting up their passwords. Over 80% of respondents in a recent survey said they reused the same passwords, according to People are extremely lazy when it comes to setting up their passwords. Over 80% of respondents in a recent survey said they reused the same passwords, according to KeeperSecurity.com.

In that same survey, 60% said they had to reset their password in the past 60 days as it takes 3 to 4 login attempts to remember their password. “But you either have convenience or security. The more convenience you want, the less security you’re going to have,” says Mitnick.

Password managers are difficult to crack because they automatically create and store long randomized passwords for each of your online accounts. Apps like Dashlane and LastPass are highly recommended and both offer free and paid versions. The only thing you need to remember is one master password that Mitnick recommends to be a sentence or phrase with more than 25 characters.

2) Connect with a VPN service

Your hotel, airport lounge, or coffee shop's public wifi network is not to be trusted. The only thing you can do safely on a public network is browse the internet. Whenever you’re connecting to an open wireless network, go through a virtual private network, or VPN. For about $60 a year, VPNs encrypt your internet activity so that it’s secure over the public network, making it very difficult for a hacker to get access to that information.

3) Install HTTPS Everywhere

In his book, Mitnick says the best way to be “invisible” is to layer your privacy. While the VPN creates a secure internet connection, he recommends one more layer of protection with a browser extension called “HTTPS Everywhere” that switches insecure “HTTP” sites to secure “HTTPS” and guards against surveillance and account hijacking. This step helps mitigate your risk if you’re planning on logging into your bank or financial institution.

4) Use a separate device for your finances

When logging into his own bank accounts online, Mitnick uses a dedicated device: his iPad Pro. This decreases the chances of anyone hacking into his banking and credit information. Mitnick recommends spending $200 on a Chromebook as an affordable and easy-to-use alternative to a tablet. You can also use this dedicated device when logging into medical sites or any other site that hosts sensitive private personal information.

5) Set up bank alerts

The earlier you detect fraudulent activity on your accounts, the easier it is to remedy. Log in to your bank and credit card accounts and set up alerts for either every single transaction or transactions over a certain dollar amount. This way you’ll get an immediate notification via email or text if someone has used your card to purchase something without your permission.

Source: This article was published finance.yahoo.com By Jeanie

Love GIF? Try these free applications on your phone.

GIFs make for the funnies and interactive modes of communication in the millennial world. GIFs are now integrated on frequently used messaging apps and keyboards. It’s quite easy to search for GIFs and share them online. However, these in-built features do not let you create Gifs.

If you’re looking for GIF-making apps, then take a look at these. These apps are available for both iOS and Android devices.

Giphy Cam

Giphy Cam comes from the biggest GIF search engine online, GIPHY. This app is available for both iOS and Android platforms. Giphy Cam lets you take videos in looping mode or a continuous one for a long Gif. Giphy Cam comes with loads of stickers and filters to choose from.

These effects are also very millennial-approved and blend well with what’s trending on the internet. In addition to filters and stickers, you can choose among clay faces, accessories, hands, magic wand and overlays. Giphy Cam will surely keep you busy scrolling through multiple editing tools and items.

Download: iOSAndroid

PicsArt Gif & Sticker Maker

This app is available only for iOS users and is my personal favorite. It has a very simple and easy-to-use UI. Gifs Art lets you capture images in burst mode, and set the speed limit for your GIF. There are effects you can apply to your Gif like fade, noir.

You can also add animated stickers and text to your Gifs. Another feature which is pretty interesting in Gifs Art is ‘Masks’. These are something like moving filters which add something like special effects to your Gifs. Apart from saving the file in Gif format, you can also save it as a live image on your iPhone.

Download: iOS

Gif Lab

If you’re looking for a straightforward no-nonsense GIF-making app on App Store, it’s Gif Lab. Here, you can capture images in frames or import one from your smartphone. The only tools for editing available on Gif Lab include stickers and text. Unlike Gifs Art, stickers on Gif Lab are quite simple like a hat, mustache, and glasses. You have options to save the file as Gif or video, and share it on social platforms.

Download: iOS

GIF maker, video to GIF, GIF editor

Among the dozens apps, you’ll find on Play Store with the same one, this one does a decent job at creating Gifs. There are basic editing tools such as trim, adjust, reverse, and more. GIF maker also lets you add filters, frames to your videos. In addition to adding stickers and text, you can also draw on your video and make it in a meme format.

Download: Android

Gif Me! Camera

Gif Me! The Camera is one of the most popular Gif making apps on Play Store with over a million download. Similar to other apps, Gif Me! Camera lets you edit videos by changing the speed, keeping it backward and in loop. You can also delete frames from your GIF video that you don’t require. Additional tools include adding frames, stickers, filters, and text to your GIFs.

Download: Android

Source: This article was published hindustantimes.com By Marcia Sekhose

Chinese search engine Baidu has created a blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) open platform.

Baidu is one of the largest Internet companies and one of the premier artificial intelligence (AI) users in the world. In December 2016, Baidu ranked 4th overall in the Alexa Internet rankings. The company was an early adopter of bitcoin. In 2013, it announced that it would be accepting bitcoin payments for its Jiasule security service. In October 2017, Baidu joined the Hyperledger Project, a Linux Foundation-led project of open source blockchains and related tools started in December 2015.

The new blockchain platform, called Baidu Trust, is a self-developed project based on blockchain technology. It uses the company’s technology to conduct and trace transactions through use cases ranging from cryptocurrency and billing to insurance management financial auditing. The company touts its “openness” and “customizability.” Registrations are open to the public and blockchain nodes are available to customize and deploy.

The BaaS platform has been operational since July 21, 2017. Baidu said that the technology has already been successfully applied for asset securitization and asset exchange. The company claimed that it has contributed to the “first asset-backed securities exchange products using blockchain technology in China.”

The BaaS platform launch is viewed as a move to compete with Chinese Internet conglomerate Tencent, which released its own suite of blockchain services in November 2017. Called “TrustSQL,” it offers digital asset management, authentication, and “shared economies,” among other services.

Source: This article was published blocktribune.com By Maricel Custodio

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