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Category Archives: Search Engines

EFF Partners with DuckDuckGo to Enhance Secure Browsing and Protect User Info on the Web

EFF: “Boosting protection of Internet users’ personal data from snooping advertisers and third-party trackers, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today announced it has enhanced its groundbreaking HTTPS Everywhere browser extension by incorporating rulesets from DuckDuckGo Smarter Encryption. The partnership represents the next step in the evolution of HTTPS Everywhere, a collaboration with The Tor Project and a key component of EFF’s effort to encrypt the web and make the Internet ecosystem safe for users and website owners…”

Google Earth Engine Timelapse Video

“Earth Timelapse is a global, zoomable video that lets you see how our planet has changed since 1984. On this page, you’ll find a curated selection of videos that highlight different types of planetary change, including urban expansion, mining impacts, river meandering, the growth of megacities, deforestation, and agricultural expansion. Videos are available to download… Continue Reading

Recycle everything with TerraCycle

“TerraCycle® is a social enterprise Eliminating the Idea of Waste®. In 21 countries, we tackle the issue from many angles. We have found that nearly everything we touch can be recycled and collect typically non-recyclable items through national, first-of-their-kind recycling platforms. Leading companies work with us to take hard-to-recycle materials from our programs, such as… Continue Reading

Use the DuckDuckGo Extension to Block FLoC, Google’s New Tracking Method in Chrome

Via DuckDuckGo News: “Google has created a new tracking method called FLoC, put it in Chrome, and automatically turned it on for millions of users. FLoC is bad for privacy: It puts you in a group based on your browsing history, and any website can get that group FLoC ID to target and fingerprint you.… Continue Reading

Social Media Use in 2021

Pew Research Center – “A majority of Americans say they use YouTube and Facebook, while use of Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok is especially common among adults under 30. Despite a string of controversies and the public’s relatively negative sentiments about aspects of social media, roughly seven-in-ten Americans say they ever use any kind of social… Continue Reading

Surveillance Nation

“A BuzzFeed News investigation has found that employees at law enforcement agencies across the US ran thousands of Clearview AI facial recognition searches — often without the knowledge of the public or even their own departments. A controversial facial recognition tool designed for policing has been quietly deployed across the country with little to no… Continue Reading

Use Augmented Reality to Explore a Virtual Museum Gallery from Home

Getty – How to use Google Arts & Culture’s Pocket Gallery to see a new Getty exhibition: “While the pandemic limits in-person strolls through museums, the Google Arts & Culture app invites art lovers to explore a gallery of paintings from Getty’s collection, without leaving home. The Getty Museum is partnering with Google Arts &… Continue Reading

Google Expands Full Coverage to Add More Context to News in Search

MakeUseOf: “Google’s Full Coverage feature has been a part of Google News since 2018, but for those who consume their news by simply searching for a topic, the feature was never visible. That’s about to change, as Google has announced on The Keyword that Full Coverage will make its way to Google Search, helping anyone learn… Continue Reading