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  • This is How Google will Collapse

    06/15/2018 1:34:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Hackernoon ^ | 24 April, 2018 | James Daniel Colin
    Google made almost all its money from ads. It was a booming business — until it wasn’t. Here’s how things looked right before the most spectacular crash the technology industry had ever seen.The crumbling of Google’s cornerstone Search was Google’s only unambiguous win, as well as its primary source of revenue, so when Amazon rapidly surpassed Google as the top product search destination, Google’s foundations began to falter. As many noted at the time, the online advertising industry experienced a major shift from search to discovery in the mid-2010s.While Google protected its monopoly on the dying search advertising market, Facebook — Google’s biggest...
  • Australian man allowed to sue Google for defamation after taking case to High Court

    06/12/2018 7:48:15 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 6 replies
    The court ruled in favour of Milorad "Michael" Trkulja in a judgment on Wednesday, supporting his claim that search engine results could indicate to an ordinary person he was "somehow associated with the Melbourne criminal underworld". Mr Trkulja, who was shot in the back in a Melbourne restaurant in 2004, successfully argued in the Victorian Supreme Court in 2012 that Google defamed him by publishing photos of him linked to hardened criminals of Melbourne's underworld. **** It would be open to a jury to conclude that an ordinary reasonable person using the Google search engine would infer that the persons...
  • Silicon Valley giants such as Facebook, Amazon empower far-left Southern Poverty Law Center

    06/07/2018 4:00:19 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/7/2018 | Brian Flood
    Tech giants Facebook, Amazon, Google and Twitter must not have received the memo, as all four companies have enlisted the SPLC to help determine what organizations are hate groups, as first pointed out by The Daily
  • Google exec explains why tech firms aren't just looking for coders anymore

    06/07/2018 11:50:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 7, 2018 | Ryan Brown
    Some people looking to secure a career in the technology sector might fear they are at a disadvantage if they lack technical skills like programming. But according to the head of Google's co-working campus in London, technical skills are not a prerequisite. "When I first came into tech, I was like, 'Isn't that just coders?'" Sarah Drinkwater told CNBC in an interview this week. "And that perception is just not true. When I look at a great company, they've got an amazing business development person, they've got marketers, they've got sales people, they've got technical people great companies need...
  • Facebook, Amazon, Google And Twitter All Work With Left-Wing SPLC

    06/07/2018 9:35:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/07/18 | Peter Hasson
    The Southern Poverty Law Center helps Facebook, Amazon, Google and Twitter determine what organizations are hate groups Amazon gave the SPLC the most direct authority while pretending to remain unbiased The SPLC has been plagued by inaccuracies Four of the worlds biggest tech platforms have working partnerships with a left-wing nonprofit that has a track record of inaccuracies and routinely labels conservative organizations as hate groups. Facebook, Amazon, Google and Twitter all work with or consult the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in policing their platforms for hate speech or hate groups, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation found. The...
  • Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia

    06/06/2018 4:45:30 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 82 replies
    Vice ^ | June 3, 2018 | By Sam Nichols
    Here's how I got to bottom of the ads-coinciding-with-conversations mystery. A couple years ago, something strange happened. A friend and I were sitting at a bar, iPhones in pockets, discussing our recent trips in Japan and how wed like to go back. The very next day, we both received pop-up ads on Facebook about cheap return flights to Tokyo. It seemed like just a spooky coincidence, but then everyone seems to have a story about their smartphone listening to them. So is this just paranoia, or are our smartphones actually listening? According to Dr. Peter HannayThe senior security consultant for...
  • Google's New Slogan

    06/05/2018 3:25:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | June 5, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    The original slogan of Google was "Don't be evil." When Google changed its corporate name to Alphabet in 2015, it changed the slogan to "Do the right thing." If it were to be true to its values, Google should have changed its slogan from "Don't be evil" to "Don't fight evil." Here is The New York Times report from this past Friday: "Google, hoping to head off a rebellion by employees upset that the technology they were working on could be used for lethal purposes, will not renew a contract with the Pentagon for artificial intelligence work ... "Google's work...
  • WSJ: Tech Giants Are Heading Towards Monopoly Status

    06/04/2018 1:55:30 PM PDT · by davikkm · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | TOM CICCOTTA
    A new column the Wall Street Journal argues that companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon are heading towards monopoly status in their respective industries. A Thursday column in the Wall Street Journal by Christopher Mims argues that several Silicon Valley giants are gaining monopoly-sized market shares in their respective industries. Mims explained that modern monopolies look much different than monopolies of the past. Mims cited the example of monopolist Andrew Carnegie using armed guards against his striking workers. One way today’s monopolists are different from the robber barons of old is that they’re not exactly ​behaving like, for example, Andrew...
  • Google apologizes for featuring photo calling GOP state lawmaker a 'bigot'

    06/03/2018 8:19:45 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/03/18 | Avery Anapol
    Google has apologized after an image labeling North Carolina state Sen. Trudy Wade (R) a bigot showed up as a top search result for the lawmaker. The search engine issued its apology after media aggregator Drudge Report tweeted out a link to a Vice story about the photo, an old image of Wade with the word bigot superimposed on it. The image appeared in the Knowledge Panel, a fast-facts section that appears for Google searches of well-known figures. Google said that the featured images are either chosen by verified users or automatically sourced from other websites. We apologize to Senator...
  • Google Employees Discuss Staging Protest Of Their Own Company

    06/02/2018 3:59:34 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies ^ | 6/1/18 | Rebecca Klein
    A small group of Google employees, in response to a company contract with a Pentagon-backed program called Maven, have discussed the idea of staging a protest at a conference in July. Employees fear that the project, which provides artificial intelligence tools to the military, could be used in fatal drone strikes. The protest, as discussed in preliminary exchanges over Googles internal communications platform, would take place at a Google Cloud conference in San Francisco, according to messages obtained by HuffPost and an interview with an employee. More than a dozen Google employees have resigned over the project, according to Gizmodo,...
  • Google Lists Nazism as an Ideology of Republicans (CA Rep Primary Candidate info)

    06/02/2018 3:02:37 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 31 replies ^ | May 31, 2018 | Jon Miltimore
    The world's most powerful search engine listed Nazism as the ideology of the California Republican Partya week before the GOP primary. Companies, like people, make mistakes. And Google came fire on Thursday for making a big one. As first reported by Vice, the powerful search engine company listed Nazism as the ideology of the California Republican Partyless than a week before the GOPs primary. Needless to say, Republicans were not pleased. It is disgraceful that the worlds largest search engine has labeled millions of California Republicans as Nazis, said Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, the House Majority Leader. This...
  • Google Withdraws As Host Of Democratic Fundraising Event

    06/02/2018 11:50:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 6/2/2018 | Eric Lieberman
    Google was set to rent out its D.C. headquarters to a progressive group running a fundraiser for top Senate Democrats, but canceled it Friday just days before. The group Run For Something cultivates up-and-coming Democrats for all levels of government. Its event, Party For Something, was supposed to occur June 6 at a location only disclosed if tickets ($100 to $1,000) were purchased. June 6th: Games, drinks and building the bench with Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand & Cory Booker!! the invite states at the top. Why? Because Run For Something set a goal of recruiting 50,000 new voices this...
  • Google listed Nazism as the ideology of the California Republican Party

    05/31/2018 1:40:52 PM PDT · by LiveFreeOrDie2001 · 15 replies
    Vice News ^ | 5/31/2018 | Alex Thompson
    Less than a week before the California primary, Google listed Nazism as the ideology of the California Republican Party. In the knowledge panel that provides easy access to information next to search results, Google was showing Nazism as an ideology of the party as of Thursday morning. The word Nazism was hyperlinked to a secondary page that shows Nazism alongside other ideologies of California Republicans like Conservatism, "Market liberalism, Fiscal conservatism, and Green conservatism." California voters have been casting their absentee ballots for weeks ahead of Tuesdays statewide primary elections, which will help determine the majority in the House of...
  • Google Labeled GOP Lawmaker A Bigot

    06/02/2018 9:37:45 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/02/2018 | Scott Greer
    Google labeled Republican North Carolina state Sen. Trudy Wade as a bigot in its knowledge panel for the pro-Trump lawmaker. According to Vice News Friday, searching for Wade on Google would show users an image of the state senator with BIGOT in bright red letters displayed at the bottom. Wade is currently in a tough reelection battle. Its likely not helpful for her campaign to have the image as one of the first things voters would see if they Google her. Google did not respond to Vices request for comment on the matter, but the tech giant did take down...
  • Google to drop Pentagon AI contract after employee objections to the business of war

    06/02/2018 6:56:45 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 1 at 6:10 PM | Drew Harwell
    The tech giant will stop working on its piece of the militarys AI endeavor known as Project Maven when its 18-month contract expires in March, a person familiar with Googles thinking told The Washington Post. Diane Greene, the chief executive of Googles cloud-computing business, told employees of the decision at an internal meeting Friday, first reported by Gizmodo. Google, which declined to comment, has faced widespread public backlash and employee resignations for helping develop technological tools that could aid in warfighting. The person said Google will soon release new company principles related to the ethical uses of AI. Project...
  • Google lists GOP NC state senator as 'bigot' in controversial image

    06/01/2018 5:58:40 PM PDT · by DFG · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/01/2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Google search results for a Republican politician from North Carolina on Friday displayed a photo of the woman with the word bigot written across the bottom before it was taken down. The photo that appeared on the right side of the page, first reported by Vice News, showed a photo of North Carolina State Sen. Trudy Wade with the word "bigot" written in capital red letters under her headshot.
  • Google Blames Wikipedia for GOP Nazi Label

    06/01/2018 3:00:33 PM PDT · by davikkm · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE NASH
    Google blamed vandalism at Wikipedia for inaccurate search results on their platform, which claimed the California GOP promotes Nazism, however Google failed to note that they prioritize results from Wikipedia as an authoritative source of information. We have systems in place that catch vandalism before it impacts search results, but occasionally errors get through, and thats what happened here, claimed Google in a statement. This would have been fixed systematically once we processed the removal from Wikipedia, but when we noticed the vandalism we worked quickly to accelerate this process to remove the erroneous information. Despite Googles efforts to shift...
  • Evening Standard under fire for selling favorable coverage to Uber, Google

    06/01/2018 11:59:36 AM PDT · by BBell · 2 replies ^ | 5/31/18 | CHARLIE COOPER
    London paper sold its editorial independence, Open Democracy claims.The London Evening Standard is facing accusations it sold favorable news coverage to six major companies, including Uber and Google, in a 3 million deal. Open Democracy, a political U.K.-based website, accused the paper of offering positive news coverage to the likes of Uber and Google in exchange for corporate partnerships worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, as part of an upcoming campaign called London 2020. According to the report published Wednesday, the Evening Standard told corporate partners they would not just get the usual, clearly labeled advertorial content, but also news...
  • Google listed Nazism as the ideology of the California Republican Party

    05/31/2018 12:05:57 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies ^ | 05/31/2018 | By Alex Thompson
    Less than one week before the California primary, Google listed Nazism as the ideology of the California Republican Party. In the knowledge panel that provides easy access to information next to search results, Google listed Nazism as an ideology of the party. The word Nazism was hyperlinked to a secondary page that shows Nazism alongside other ideologies of California Republicans like Conservatism, "Market liberalism, Fiscal conservatism, and Green conservatism." California voters have been casting their absentee ballots for weeks ahead of the next Tuesdays statewide primary elections which will help determine the majority in the House of Representative and the...
  • Adam Ford Sells 'Babylon Bee,' Takes on the Facebook-Google Mafia's 'Duopoly on Information'

    05/29/2018 6:39:18 AM PDT · by outinyellowdogcountry · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 23, 2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Tuesday, Christian comic writer Adam Ford announced he had sold the popular satire website "The Babylon Bee" for a variety of reasons. While Ford said he sold the Bee for personal as well as ideological reasons, his statement emphasized his battle against the "tyranny over information" stemming from the centralization of the Internet around sites like Facebook and Google. Ford noted that the Babylon Bee succeeded largely thanks to social media and Facebook in particular, "but the power that Facebook held over me as a content creator began to make me very uneasy," he said in an extended statement....