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Category Archives: Search Engines

How to Bypass Blocked Sites and Internet Restrictions

MakeUseOf: “Need to access a blocked website? Try these tips and tricks to bypass internet restrictions and view the content you want. It doesn’t matter where in the world you live; there are times when you’re going to come across blocked sites and a restricted internet. If you come across an internet block, don’t panic.… Continue Reading

How to Use LinkedIn Search More Effectively to Improve Your Job Search

MakeUseOf: “LinkedIn’s internal search engine returns results not just for the job profile you search for, but it also segregates the results into nine categories like Groups, Services, Courses, etc. All of which you can explore separately to find more job leads. What’s more? You can further filter the results into different categories using criteria… Continue Reading

You’re Still Being Tracked on the Internet, Just in a Different Way

The New York Times – “Apple and Google are pushing privacy changes, but a shift in digital tracking is giving some platforms a bigger advertising advantage….Now tracking has shifted to what is known as “first party” tracking. With this method, people are not being trailed from app to app or site to site. But companies… Continue Reading

Reverse Google Images Search Can Help You Bust Fake News and Fraud

CNET: “On Friday, a photo that purported to show two British naval aircraft carriers dwarfing a much smaller French naval ship made the rounds on social media. But you can’t always believe your eyes online.  Photos are easy to duplicate and then use in misleading ways. Scammers can lift a social media profile photo, for… Continue Reading

Google is using AI to better detect searches from people in crisis

The Verge: “In a personal crisis, many people turn to an impersonal source of support: Google. Every day, the company fields searches on topics like suicide, sexual assault, and domestic abuse. But Google wants to do more to direct people to the information they need, and says new AI techniques that better parse the complexities… Continue Reading

Chrome’s “Topics” advertising system is here, whether you want it or not

Ars Technica: “…With 82% of Google’s empire based on ad revenue, this latest development in Chrome shows that Google is not keen on any moves to threaten their main money maker. Google continues to argue that it is mandatory that it builds a user tracking and advertising system into Chrome, and the company says it… Continue Reading

Google Search’s new highly cited label helps you get to the source of a story

The Verge: “Google is adding a new “highly cited” label to search results frequently sourced by other publications, the company is announcing today. Anything from local news stories, to interviews, announcements, and even press releases will be eligible for the new label being added to the search result’s preview image, so long as other websites… Continue Reading

Google Using New AI to Better Detect Searches Made by People During Personal Crises

CNET: “Google is using new artificial intelligence designed to understand the intent behind search inquiries, technology the search giant hopes will deliver more relevant results for people seeking help during personal crises. On Wednesday, Google said in a blog post it would begin implementing MUM, an AI model that more accurately detects “a wider range… Continue Reading

Explore MoMA’s Collection of Modern & Contemporary Art Every Time You Open a New Browser Tab

Open Culture: “There are browser extensions designed to increase your productivity every time you open a new tab. Others use positive affirmations, inspiring quotes, and nature photography to put your day on the right track. We hereby announce that we’re switching our settings and allegiance to New Tab with MoMA. After installing this extension, you’ll… Continue Reading

One stop shop for Covid Information

Axios: “President Biden on Wednesday announced the launch of COVID.gov, a website intended to be a “one-stop shop” for COVID resources, including vaccines, tests and masks. The website includes a tool to help people find locations where they can get tested and receive oral antiviral treatments if needed. “The bottom line, no longer will Americans… Continue Reading