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It’s not paid inclusion, but it is paid occlusion Happy Friday to you! I have been reflecting a bit on the controversy du jour: Google’s redesigned search results. Google is trying to foreground sourcing and URLs, but in the process it made its results look more like ads, or vice versa. Bottom ...
Now that the Google January 2020 core update is mostly rolled out, we have asked several data providers to send us what they found with this Google search update. All of the data providers agree that this core update was a big one and impacted a large number of web sites. The facts. What we kno...
In the popular consciousness, the dark web is mostly known as the meeting place of terrorists and extortionist hackers. While there are other, less malicious players afoot, corporations and organizations need to know the real dangers and how to protect against them. Dark. Mysterious. A den of thiev...
If you’re looking for data, your search should start here. Google’s Dataset Search just launched as a full-fledged search tool, and it’s about as good as you’d expect. Google does a masterful job of collating all kinds of datasets from all across the internet with useful info like publicat...
Google has started testing a feature that will display the search query in the Chrome address bar rather than the actual page's URL when performing searches on Google. This experimental feature is called "Query in Omnibox" and has been available as a flag in Google Chrome since Chrome 71, but is di...
Michael struggles to find the search results he’s looking for, and would like some tips for better Googling  Want to search like a pro? These tips will help you up you Googling game using the advanced tools to narrow down your results. Photograph: Alastair Pike/AFP via Getty Images Last week...
Almost a third of North Americans accessed the Dark Web daily in 2019 Despite the Dark Web's mostly negative connotation, new research from PreciseSecurity.com has revealed that over 30 percent of North Americans used it regularly during 2019. Last year saw an increasing number of people beginni...
Earlier today, Google  announced that it would be redesigning the redesign of its search results as a response to withering criticism from politicians, consumers and the press over the way in which search results displays were made to look like ads. Google makes money when users of its search...
Protect yourself by learning about this mysterious digital world Below the surface, the internet you recognize and use for your browsing is a shadowy, digital netherworld. According to a report by Cybersecurity Ventures, cybercrime is projected to cost the world more than $6 trillion annually by 20...
"In the future, everyone will be anonymous for 15 minutes." So said the artist Banksy, but following the rush to put everything online, from relationship status to holiday destinations, is it really possible to be anonymous - even briefly - in the internet age? That saying, a twist on Andy Warhol's...
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