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  • Google - You're Fired!

    07/02/2012 12:29:06 PM PDT · by Noremac · 26 replies
    Blasted Fools ^ | 7/2/2012 | Richard Cameron
    It is sometimes fascinating how certain purposeful intentions and actions can align themselves to the point of convergence. Case in point. I had come to the personal conclusion that Google has and is becoming much too large, too diffuse, too intrusive and much too much part of the problem of loss of privacy on the internet. As a consequence, I decided to move my internet research activities over to Yahoo. I have used Yahoo in the past – in fact Yahoo was the go to search engine back when I first started using the internet in around 1997. Yahoo, in...
  • Google bans gun sales on US shopping center

    07/01/2012 5:01:05 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 46 replies
    Google is banning the sale of weapons and ammunition within its shopping center, causing firearms owners to second guess their use of the search giant. The company announced on May 31 that it would be changing its product search policies for Google Shopping. “All of the items in your feed must be in compliance with Google Shopping policies,” the company said on the site’s support center. “In particular, all items have to be family safe.” ..... “Google now has a worse policy than ebay,” wrote The Firearm Blog, which posted the email on its blog Thursday. The eBay policy allows...
  • Hand's Free Porn

    06/30/2012 9:09:10 AM PDT · by Kenika · 35 replies
    Martinez Report ^ | 29 Jun 12 | Melvin Martinez
    How GOOGLE Glasses Could Revolutionize the Porn Industry Written by Melvin Martinez on June 29, 2012 The new ‘Google Glasses’ could be great for point-of-view porn, and Pink Visual thinks so as well. According to a spokesman: ‘Obviously, a device that allows you to shoot high quality video in a truly hands-free fashion will make shooting POV porn that much easier. ‘To really know their full potential, we’ll need to get a pair to play around with, but we’re already dreaming up ways to use the glasses to get shots (sex-related and otherwise) that just aren’t feasible using a traditional...
  • Google Confirms $199 Asus Nexus 7 Android Tablet

    06/27/2012 11:31:47 AM PDT · by aft_lizard · 29 replies
    Toms Hardware ^ | 6/27/2012 | Jane McEntegart
    Google has officially unveiled its very first own-brand tablet. We've been hearing rumors about a Google/Asus tablet collaboration for several months now. Today, at Google I/O, the search giant confirmed its partnership with Asus and showed off the fruits of their combined labor: The Asus Nexus 7.
  • Google Removes 640 Videos from YouTube Promoting Terrorism

    06/18/2012 11:32:24 PM PDT · by Cindy · 28 replies
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | 7:11AM BST 18 Jun 2012 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Google removed 640 videos from YouTube in the second half of last year amid fears they promoted terrorism. The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) made a request for five user accounts to be closed for allegedly promoting terrorism. Google agreed and deleted the 640 videos."
  • Google: Obama Administration Increases Requests for Content Removal

    06/18/2012 9:36:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 6/18/12 | Thomson/Reuters
    U.S. authorities are leading the charge as governments around the world pepper Google (GOOG) with more demands to remove online content and turn over information about people using its Internet search engine, YouTube video site and other services. Google provided a glimpse at the onslaught of government requests in a summary posted on its website late Sunday. The breakdown covers the final six months of last year. It's the fifth time that Google has released a six-month snapshot of government requests since the company engaged in a high-profile battle over online censorship with China's communist leadership in 2010. The country-by-country...
  • Google Ignores Flag Day, while rival Microsoft celebrates (honors Pac-Man, Russia Day)

    06/14/2012 1:19:55 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 26 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 6-14-12 | Fox News
    June 14 is Flag Day, a national holiday celebrating the Stars and Stripes since 1949. But don’t ask Google about it. The search giant is known for its colorful, interactive logos for everything from the 78th birthday of the inventor of the Moog synthesizer to Earth Day to the anniversary of Pac-Man. But for Flag Day, the company was presenting visitors with nothing but its usual site, declining to play up the red and blue in its logo. Even Google users noticed the omission. "You create elaborate doodle's for random holidays like when the Ferris wheel was created, but Memorial...
  • Beware the spy in the sky.. snoopers, Google and Apple ..film you sunbathing in your back garden

    06/10/2012 8:33:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 June 2012 | Vanessa Allen
    Software giants will use military-grade cameras to take powerful satellite images Spy planes able to photograph sunbathers in their back gardens are being deployed by Google and Apple. The U.S. technology giants are racing to produce aerial maps so detailed they can show up objects just four inches wide. But campaigners say the technology is a sinister development that brings the surveillance society a step closer. Google admits it has already sent planes over cities while Apple has acquired a firm using spy-in-the-sky technology that has been tested on at least 20 locations, including London. Apple’s military-grade cameras are understood...
  • Vanity - How Do I Block Pictures of Obama On My Internet Browser?

    06/09/2012 8:10:34 PM PDT · by conservativeimage.com · 31 replies
    self ^ | 6/9/12 | redfox
    How come every image search i do on google has muBarack oFUBARak in it? Like an image search "it's gonna come to that" or it's coming around. Why does he get to be on my facebook page when I never invited him?
  • Obama’s data advantage [Drudge Headline: "Obama Watching You"]

    06/09/2012 8:12:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 95 replies
    politico ^ | 6/9/12 | Lois Romano
    On the sixth floor of a sleek office building here, more than 150 techies are quietly peeling back the layers of your life. They know what you read and where you shop, what kind of work you do and who you count as friends. They also know who your mother voted for in the last election. The depth and breadth of the Obama campaign’s 2012 digital operation — from data mining to online organizing — reaches so far beyond anything politics has ever seen, experts maintain, that it could impact the outcome of a close presidential election. It makes the...
  • Google goes for Drive-Ins, not D-Day for today's logo.

    06/06/2012 8:14:37 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 14 replies
    American History ^ | June 6, 1944 | Dwight D. Eisenhower, SHAEF CIC
    IN MEMORY AND SALUTE TO OUR BRAVE GENERATION About 12 hours ago European time, 68 years ago as the invasion fleet was en route, this was broadcast: Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over...
  • Google forgets D-Day, again.

    06/06/2012 2:17:30 AM PDT · by central_va · 16 replies
    WWW.Google.com ^ | June 6th, 2012 | Google
    Well its D-Day + 68 years. As of 5:15 A.M. on this historic day Google has chosen to commemorate the drive in movie theatre.
  • Safely Integrating Online Reputation Management, Social Media, SEO, PR

    05/31/2012 12:06:44 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 1 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | May 31, 2012 | Joel Leyden
    Safely Integrating Online Reputation Management, Social Media, SEO, PR By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency New York --- May 31, 2012 ... The most powerful marketing tool today is something called online reputation management. Online reputation management is the PR of 2012. It represents controlling both negative and positive content in the most potent and expanding communications media channel - the Internet. As we are wired today from our offices, homes and all between using iPads and Smartphones, we are constantly pushing information out about our personal and commercial lives. Whether it be through social media platforms such as Facebook,...
  • Amtrak and self-driving cars aka "road trains" [vanity]

    05/31/2012 7:50:04 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 18 replies
    Two days ago I asked you all to answer my ignorant questions about Amtrak, which I misspelled as Amtrack. (Thread: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2889095/posts) First, thanks for the helpful responses. It was very informative. Today I made the 5 hr trip by car that I loathe. This same trip that would have cost me ~$300 and 16+ hrs round trip on Amtrak, according to the estimates on their website. By car, (assuming gas prices stay the same), it will be $100 and 10 hrs. Obviously, the car wins. But there's one thing missing from the comments on the other thread--something no one even...
  • Google Thinks You’re Stupid—and Works to Keep You in the Dark

    05/30/2012 8:57:31 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 8 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | May 29, 2012 | Andrew Blum
    If every technological extension is also an amputation—as Marshall McLuhan said—then I wonder what part of me Google will cut off next. First there was the part that forgot to include attachments with emails. “Did you mean to attach files?” Gmail helpfully asked one day. “You wrote, ‘I’m attaching’ in your message, but there are no files attached.” Then there was the part that could quote Marshall McLuhan without Googling. Soon, perhaps, I’ll actually be looking for a recipe for “marshmallow fondant”—not the old master himself. We used to say that Google was making us stupid. But now the process...
  • Complaint (vanity)

    05/30/2012 7:38:10 AM PDT · by Baynative · 19 replies
    All me ^ | 5/30/2012 | baynative
    Did anyone notice Thatch Google that goes to great effort to change its logo to recognize different people or achievements had NO recognition of Memorial Day?
  • What was Larry Ellison thinking in Java Android lawsuit?

    05/23/2012 11:39:12 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | Egan Orion | Egan Orion
    Column Oracle won't win this case against Google IT SEEMS that Oracle's lawsuit against Google over its use of Java in Android has fallen apart. Although the trial is still ongoing, and the judge has yet to hand down an important copyright ruling while the jury has yet to return its verdicts on patents and damages, if any - it's already apparent that Oracle is unlikely to win billions or even millions of dollars from Google, and it's possible that Oracle might lose entirely. This lawsuit is rather important, however, if only because it has raised the spectre that software...
  • Google Closes The $12.5 Billion Deal To Own Motorola

    05/22/2012 6:57:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/22/2012 | Steve Kovach
    Google has officially acquired Motorola Mobility as of today. Sanjay Jha, Motorola's former CEO, has stepped down. He'll be replaced by Google's Dennis Woodside. Here's the official announcement from Larry Page, Google's CEO: ___________________________ The phones in our pockets have become supercomputers that are changing the way we live. It’s now possible to do things we used to think were magic, or only possible on Star Trek--like get directions right from where we are standing; watch a video on YouTube; or take a picture and share the moment instantly with friends. It’s why I’m excited to announce today that our...
  • Google Chrome world’s most popular browser

    05/22/2012 5:04:46 AM PDT · by rawhide · 25 replies
    ajc.com/business ^ | 5-21-12 | George Mathis
    The Internet king is dead, or at least has to share the crown. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, the web browser leader since the Netscape coup (circa 1995), has been surpassed globally by Google’s Chrome browser, according to recent numbers from StatCounter.com. There’s a good write-up at PC Magazine. Chrome now make up about 33 percent of web traffic, a percentage point or two over IE. Firefox has about 24 percent of the market. It is quite a change from a year ago, when Google only had a 20 percent share, IE 45 percent. Since then, Chrome has been on a tear:...
  • Oracle v Google Judge Is A Programmer!

    05/16/2012 5:08:14 PM PDT · by DarthFuzball · 20 replies
    I-Programmer.info ^ | Wednesday, 16 May 2012 09:20 | Sue Gee
    One month into the Oracle v Google trial, Judge William Alsup has revealed that he has, and still does, write code. Will this affect the outcome? So far all that Oracle has managed to prove is that Google copied nine lines of Java code, that are incorporated into Android operating system and eight test files that are not part of the production code. And yesterday, in a hearing about "infringer profits" Judge Alsup challenged Oracle's lawyer David Boies for trying to pin so much on the rangeCheck infringement. U.S. District Judge William Alsup, Northern District of California (Image: Hillary Jones-Mixon/The...