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Sep

Deception and Fraud on the Internet

Posted by on in Internet Privacy
A few years ago, I wrote about fraud on Craigslist. What I could not accomplish in many attempts – to get Craigslist to take down a fraudulent advertising for a house I rent – a post about that problem almost instantly cleared the matter... Continue reading
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08
Jun

Improving crawl efficiency

Posted by on in Search Engines
The content on the site is great. There are plenty of high-quality links. So why isn’t my site ranking? Poor crawlability could be the issue SEO has evolved, but some things will never change. High-quality content, authoritative and relevant links, and... Continue reading
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08
Jun

Consumers Trust Search Engines Over Friends, Brands When It Comes To Finding New Products

Posted by on in Business Research
The rise of intelligent search has major implications for local businesses. Approximately 80 percent of US internet users prefer to turn to a search engine to find or look up information about local businesses, according to research from the Local Search Association... Continue reading
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07
Jun

Self-programming machines will usher in the third age of computing

Posted by on in Science & Tech
Get ready for a future in which machines program themselves, the cloud is atomized into a network of intelligent devices and data ownership is a source of competitive advantage. That’s the world James Kobielus envisions as he assumes his new role... Continue reading
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07
Jun

In a new twist, Jaff ransomware linked to dark web forum owners

Posted by on in Deep Web
  It’s well-known in cybersecurity circles that those behind various forms of malware often sell the data they steal on the dark web, the sometimes shady sites reachable only through specialized software. Now, in an interesting twist, a dark web forum... Continue reading
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06
Jun

10 examples of the Internet of Things in healthcare

Posted by on in Internet of Things (IoT)
The next decade may well see a revolution in treatment and diagnosis of disease, as the Internet of Things (IoT) is brought to bear on medicine. Here are 10 examples of IoT in healthcare. 1. OpenAPS - closed-loop insulin delivery One... Continue reading
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06
Jun

9 Content Types Search Engines Love

Posted by on in Search Engines
SEO is a scary “place” for a business owner to go. It’s scary because s/he has products and/or services to offer and is not a content specialist. And, who knows what these search engines want these days? It used to just... Continue reading
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02
Jun

Is the web dying, killed off by mobile apps? It’s complicated

Posted by on in Others
As more and more apps become multibillion-dollar businesses — from WhatsApp and Instagram to SnapChat and Slack — it’s tempting to see them as replacing the web, or taking over from it. This helps explain the periodic outbreak of articles about... Continue reading
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02
Jun

Four reasons I switched to Safari after years of using Chrome and why I’ll probably switch back

Posted by on in Search Engines
After upgrading to OS X Yosemite last week, I got an interesting notification when booting up Chrome for the first time. Apple wanted me to give Safari on the desktop another try. Instead of dismissing it, I booted up Safari for... Continue reading
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02
Jun

Google News: The biggest missed opportunity in media right now

Posted by on in Others
Almost every time I talk to a journalist who spends a lot of time online and the subject of Google News comes up, there is a shared sense of frustration: namely, frustration over how little the site has changed over the years since... Continue reading
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02
Jun

Chinese Apps are Bypassing Google’s Play Store, Giving Android Apps Straight to Users

Posted by on in Search Engines
A mobile platform is only as strong as its app line-up, which in turn relies on the co-operation and keenness of app developers. But looking at the situation in China, amongst Chinese startups and major web companies alike, the picture doesn’t... Continue reading
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02
Jun

This hot MacBook replacement is from a company you've never heard of

Posted by on in Science & Tech
Laptops are hot fire once again. Microsoft announced its first laptop, the Surface Laptop, earlier this month, and now Huawei, the world's third-largest phone manufacturer, is getting into Windows 10 laptops, too. Though Huawei is known mostly for its budget and midrange phones (more... Continue reading
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01
Jun

This Cyborg Dragonfly Is the Tiniest Drone

Posted by on in Others
The smaller a drone gets, the more places it can be easily flown. But while many researchers have been trying to tackle the monumental challenge of building drones that look and behave like tiny insects, a new approach has engineers giving Mother... Continue reading
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01
Jun

Teachers are using facial recognition to see if students are paying attention

Posted by on in Internet Privacy
Remember those days of being in school struggling to concentrate in class? Well, a school in France is hoping to tackle those wandering minds by using technology. ESG Business School in Paris is starting an artificial intelligence program which will identify... Continue reading
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01
Jun

Smart blocks connect to your iPad, making regular building blocks look downright ancien

Posted by on in Internet Privacy
Remember the days when kids used to play with building blocks, instead of iPads? With this toy, you can have the best of both worlds. Bilo is a building block set that lets kids build models digitally through real blocks in front... Continue reading
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