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Category Archives: Search Engines

People are using Facebook and Instagram as search engines

NiemanLab – During a pandemic, that’s dangerous – Data voids on social networks are spreading misinformation and causing real world harm. Here are some ideas on how to fix the problem. “We are especially vulnerable when we want to know something — such as how to treat Covid-19 — but no credible information exists. At… Continue Reading

Google Search Mobile Market Share Likely to Drop Around 20% through Search Preference Menus

DuckDuckGo Blog: “As explained in the first post of this series, we believe search preference menus — ones that change all search defaults and include the most common Google alternatives — can deliver meaningful search engine choice to consumers and significantly increase competition in the search market.  In short, it’s a great tool when designed… Continue Reading

How search data can inform larger online business

SearchEngineLand: “Decision makers in their respective silos are generally unaware of the value in the data Google shares so it’s your job to disperse this knowledge across your organization. Sebastian Compagnucci – “As an SEO I’m constantly utilizing keyword search volume data to help make more informed decisions about clients’ online presence. But the reality… Continue Reading

Private browsing: What it does and doesn’t do to shield you from prying eyes on the web

Via LLRX – Private browsing: What it does – and doesn’t do – to shield you from prying eyes on the web – Prof. Lorrie Cranor, Carnegie Mellon University and Hana Habib, Graduate Research Assistant at the Institute for Software Research, Carnegie Mellon University, highlight their research on how many people who use private browsing… Continue Reading

Google Maps now reminds users in the U.S. to wear a mask before going out

Neowin: “Tech giants have been constantly providing information from health authorities regarding ways to help curb the spread of COVID-19 as well as reminders to practice the minimum health standards amid the pandemic. Google, for example, has already been working with local publishers to highlight COVID-19 updates in its News app and Google Maps added… Continue Reading

You asked, we’re answering: Your top coronavirus questions

“CNN readers from around the world have asked more than 90,000 questions about coronavirus. We’re reading as many as we can and answering some of the most popular questions here. Search by topic or by keywords (below) to find answers to your questions. If you have a question we haven’t answered, ask us here. You… Continue Reading

The NYPD Files – Search Thousands of Complaints Against NYPD Officers

“We just published a searchable database of thousands of civilian complaints against New York City police officers, WITH their names….by Derek Willis, Eric Umansky and Moiz Syed, July 26, 2020. After New York state repealed a law that kept police disciplinary records secret, ProPublica sought records from the civilian board that investigates complaints by the… Continue Reading

Google Fonts

“Making the web more beautiful, fast, and open through great typography – We believe the best way to bring personality and performance to websites and products is through great design and technology. Our goal is to make that process simple, by offering an intuitive and robust collection of open source designer web fonts. By using… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, July 18, 2020

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, July 18, 2020 – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly… Continue Reading