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....Visitors to Telkomsel's site on Friday morning were greeted by a profanity-laden message criticising the company. The perpetrator also replaced the text that shows under Telkomsel's name and description in search engines, with an explicit message. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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Top Indonesia phone company Telkomsel's website defaced image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 12:29:49 PM
....Visitors to Telkomsel's site on Friday morning were greeted by a profanity-laden message criticising the company. The perpetrator also replaced the text that shows under Telkomsel's name and description in search engines, with an explicit message. ...
Hackers attacked one in five UK firms last year, survey finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:01:21 AM
....Larger companies, defined as those with at least 100 staff, were more susceptible to cyber-attacks, with 42% of big businesses falling victim to cybercrime, compared with 18% of small companies. The survey of 1,200 businesses follows a series of high-profile attacks on company databases, including those at search engine Yahoo, telecoms firm TalkTalk and dating website Ashley Madison. ...
The Crusader: It PAYS to do your homework with customer service and helpline numbers image
....Costing £3. 60 a minute plus an access charge, this was promoted using adverts on search engines. ...
Google takes Android search blow in Russia image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 04:20:19 PM
. Google has promised to allow rivals' search engines and apps to be pre-installed on phones running its versions of Android in Russia. ...
Internet pioneer Robert Taylor dies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 03:11:19 PM
....". There he helped create AltaVista, an early internet search engine, and a computer language that later evolved into Java. ...
Google to display fact-checking labels to show if news is true or false image
....German chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet has also backed legislation that could lead to fines of up to €50m if social networks refuse to remove illegal content and don’t give users an effective way to report fake news and hate speech. The spread of false information is not a new problem, but has been amplified by the ease of publishing and the vast reach provided by search engines and expansive social networks. ...
Facebook to tackle fake news with educational campaign image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 04:12:18 PM
.... . "One of the biggest problems with fake news is that the algorithms that run social media sites like Facebook and search engines such as Google are being gamed by black ops companies. ...
Apple: dead in the water, or on top of its game? | John Naughton image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 06:00:46 AM
.... Voice is likewise already here, and is useful in limited cases, but it’s no good for sophisticated applications. Although my Amazon Echo now knows that the meaning of life is 42, for example, it still won’t – or can’t – tell me which search engine it relies upon. ...
Google reveals latest UK tax bill image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 02:19:00 PM
....4m in UK corporation tax last year, according to its latest accounts. The US search engine giant recorded sales of £1. ...
Just Google it image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:09:18 PM
....It is hard to remember just how bad search technology was before Google. In 1998, for example, if you typed "cars" into Lycos - then a leading search engine - you would get a results page filled with porn websites. ...
Google's bad week: YouTube loses millions as advertising row reaches US image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 10:00:06 AM
.... For the first time, it’s dealing not only with reputation damage but revenue damage,” said Alex Krasodomski-Jones, a researcher at the thinktank Demos. YouTube might purport to be a video-sharing service, but as with Google’s search engine and Facebook’s social network, the platform is really about one thing: advertising. ...
Head of Google Europe apologises over ads on extremist content image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:23:08 PM
....“They still don’t seem to have woken up to the seriousness and toxicity of some of the videos they are still hosting and their own responsibility to deal with that. And they still haven’t agreed to use any of their much-feted search engines to identify illegal content such as National Action videos and remove them. ...
Google apologises after ads appear next to extremist content image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 10:09:41 AM
....Last week, ministers summoned Google for talks at the Cabinet Office after imposing a temporary restriction on the government's own adverts, including for military recruitment and blood donation campaigns. And on Monday M&S joined a growing list of firms to suspend their advertising from both Google's search engine and YouTube site. ...
US tourism experiences a 'Trump slump' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 01:09:45 PM
....Interest in travel to the US has “fallen off a cliff” since Donald Trump’s election, according to travel companies who have reported a significant drop in flight searches and bookings since his inauguration and controversial travel ban. Data released this week by travel search engine Kayak reported a 58% decline in searches for flights to Tampa and Orlando from the UK, and a 52% decline in searches for Miami. ...
Nokia 3310 mobile phone resurrected at MWC 2017 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 04:30:03 PM
....The device has a 16 megapixel rear camera, a 5. 5in (14cm) 1080p "full definition" screen and includes the Google Assistant helper - the search engine's rival to Apple's Siri. ...
Smart vision image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 12:57:32 AM
....Marx eventually got a job as a content writer for a local technology company, but soon realised he could start a business of his own. In 2005, he set up Grayscale, a company offering web design, software development and search engine optimisation for overseas companies. ...
Beware the call connection services that charge £3.60 a minute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 06:59:22 AM
.... But his phone bill also shows a large number of 09 numbers associated with BBC One show Strictly Come Dancing, which allows people to vote by calling 09 numbers from a mobile. If Stanley had searched for these Strictly 09 numbers, the algorithms used by search engines to rank websites in search results are more likely to come up with other 09 numbers, especially in personalised adverts. ...
Amazon and Google fight crucial battle over voice recognition image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 07:03:00 AM
.... Even if it can fend off the Echo, it may not be able to defend its core business. By contrast, the Echo’s benefit to Amazon is much clearer: it can make online shopping (at Amazon) a breeze, play music from Amazon’s paid-for subscription service, and generally act as a passive block on your using rival shopping sites – rather as Google cemented its dominance by being the default search engine on multiple browsers in the mid-2000s. ...
Tim Wu: ‘The internet is like the classic story of the party that went sour’ image
....The Attention Merchants chronicles the attempts that publishers and entrepreneurs have made to capture and resell human attention over nearly two centuries, from Day in 1833 to BuzzFeed, Instagram, Google and Facebook today, with a major detour into state propaganda (Britain during the first world war, Goebbels during the second) along the way. In large measure, this is a story of communication technologies, starting with print, moving on to broadcast media (radio, television) and winding up with the internet and the technologies it has spawned (email, blogging, search engines, social media). ...
Retail pay drops sharply in 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 2nd of January 2017 12:01:09 AM
....7% in the year to November, with the biggest drop in wages hitting workers in the retail sector, according to a new report. The average advertised salary fell to £32,221 in November from £33,118 a year earlier according to Adzuna, the jobs search engine. ...
Awkward! The blog to ease that horrible office conversation no one wants to have image
.... “I am not clear on how that happened,” she laughs. “I didn’t do any SEO [search engine optimization] or any of that stuff you are supposed to do to build an audience. ...
Google responds on skewed Holocaust search results image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 12:12:44 PM
....Mr Sullivan added that it was far more common for users to search for simple terms, such as "Holocaust" rather than "did the Holocaust happen?" and that the phrasing of the question also affected result rankings. He added, however, that Bing - Microsoft's search engine - seemed to be doing "a better job" with these sorts of queries, though it was "not immune" to the issue. ...
Government criticises 'inefficient' debt and pensions advice bodies image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 05:30:19 PM
....MAS was set up in 2010 to improve people’s money management skills and spent more than £100m on marketing and advertising, but “achieved only a 5% to 10% brand recognition,” stated the document. This demonstrated that untargeted advertising was ineffective in raising brand awareness and helping people access services, so it was vital that the new organisation had a website that was well optimised for search engines. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of December 2016 06:59:15 AM
....You shouldn’t be looking to raise more money until you know what you plan to spend it on. As you’ve discovered, search engine optimisation (or SEO) can be an expensive business. ...
Google: Euro 2016, Pokemon and Bowie lead UK search queries image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 08:06:55 AM
. Google has revealed that "Euro 2016" was its UK search engine's top trending term of the year. ...
Speaking their language image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 12:27:01 AM
....That is because other operating systems are trying to localise their products to meet the demands of consumers as they go deep into the Indian market. For example, Google's Android benefits from the fact that the firm's search engine is now available in nine Indian languages. ...
Crackdown on financial spread betting proposed by FCA image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 09:29:54 AM
....The internet has made dealing and advertising much easier. The companies pay to feature prominently on internet search engines and advertise on social media. ...
Strong-arm Apple and tax China bigly: a guide to Trump's possible tech policies image
....It was Google that came under fire when he spoke in Wisconsin on 28 September, for supposedly “suppressing” bad news about opponent Hillary Clinton. “A new post-debate poll that just came out, the Google poll, has us leading Hillary Clinton by two points nationwide – and that’s despite the fact that Google search engine was suppressing the bad news about Hillary Clinton,” he said. ...
Children see 'worrying' amount of hate speech online image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 12:01:23 AM
....And it suggests that many of the children are too trusting in Google. More than a quarter of eight-to-15s who used a search engine said that if the US firm listed a link then they believed its contents could be relied on. ...
Google hits back at EU claim over Android abuses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 02:37:50 PM
....Google faces a fine and could be required to change its practices if the EU rules against it. The firm is accused of placing onerous requirements on companies using Android and giving unfair prominence to its own apps, especially its search engine, in deals with phone makers. ...
China's main search engine Baidu sees first ever revenue drop image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of October 2016 12:19:42 AM
. China's leading search engine Baidu has posted its first-ever decline in quarterly revenue in the wake of regulatory pressure over ads. ...
When businesses mess up image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of October 2016 02:14:39 PM
....Blockbuster declined this and other potential deals with Netflix, and eventually went out of business as the market shifted and it became clear that online was the way forward. Another missed opportunity extravaganza happened in 1999 when Excite was the number two search engine on the internet. ...
CEO Secrets: Skyscanner boss reveals his business tips image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 18th of September 2016 10:09:10 AM
. Gareth Williams, co-founder of travel search engine Skyscanner, offers the business advice he wishes he had been given when he started out. ...
SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Fraudsters who prey on the disabled image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 5th of September 2016 04:01:00 PM
.... Norfolk Trading Standards put out warnings about them earlier this year. We urge people to always use the web links we provide rather than a search engine. ...
Russian court rejects Google appeal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of August 2016 01:55:42 PM
....2m) fine. The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) originally ruled against the US company in 2015, after a complaint by the Russian search engine Yandex. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of August 2016 06:00:18 AM
....Jeremy says. This is such a specialised inquiry that I can do little better than refer your brother to a good search engine. ...
UK top for online drug sales in Europe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of August 2016 11:04:10 AM
....These online sites can be accessed only using a specialised web browser. They do not show up in mainstream search engine results. ...

Gisele Bundchen messed up starring role in Rio Olympics opening ceremony by walking too slowly
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....Bundchen, who is married to American football quarterback Tom Brady, said on social media before the show that she would be "sending out all my love and positivity" as she participated in the spectacle. Her appearance led to a 1,850% rise in Google searches for her name in just one hour, the search engine said. ...
Split personality image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 11:01:02 PM
....Facebook can even track non-members' internet usage through the use of cookies place on their machines, as a recent legal decision in Belgium confirmed. Mr Schrems' experience vividly illustrates the challenges we face in a digital age full of messaging apps, social networks, tailored search engines, email clients, and banking apps, all collecting personal data about us and storing it, somewhere, in the cloud. ...
Uber sells Chinese business to Didi Chuxing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of August 2016 07:13:07 AM
....Didi Chuxing is backed by Chinese internet giants Tencent and Alibaba, and has also invested in Uber's rival US taxi-booking service Lyft. Uber has been struggling to break into the Chinese market despite having Chinese search engine Baidu as an investor. ...

Calls for EU-wide gun law as Munich killer 'buys Glock 9mm on dark web'
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....The “dark web” will also come under renewed scrutiny if it proves true Sonboly bought a gun there. The “dark web” is part of the “deep web”, the vast area of the internet not accessible to search engines. ...
Pokemon Go phenomenon gives Nintendo shares record lift image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 15th of July 2016 08:50:00 AM
.... . It was developed by the Pokemon Company, which is 32% owned by Nintendo, and Niantic, which was spun out of Google last year when the search engine giant announced it was setting up Alphabet as its new parent company. ...
Google hit by fresh European Union anti-trust charges image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 14th of July 2016 11:19:33 AM
....The European Commission has stepped up pressure on Google, alleging that it abused its dominance in internet shopping and restricted competition. It also accused Google of stopping websites from showing adverts from the search engine's competitors. ...
Google piracy report criticised by music industry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of July 2016 02:14:56 PM
.... . "Google's search engine continues to direct internet users to unlicensed music on a large scale," it said. ...
Snap, swipe, like image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of June 2016 10:58:53 PM
....How about "liking" your way to an outfit choice?. Charese Embree co-founded a US-born site and app called Fynd, a fashion search engine that lets shoppers "like" their way to the look they want. ...
Why IMF global financial stability report should be taken with pinch of salt image
....When I asked Google to find the text of the International Monetary Fund’s Global Financial Stability Report for April 2006, it helpfully questioned whether I was looking for the April 2016 version instead. I am sure the IMF would never seek to manipulate a search engine, but I can imagine the Fund’s public affairs officials are happy if as few people as possible can access one of its less prescient publications. ...
Price comparison sites to be investigated by competition watchdog image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of June 2016 04:13:46 PM
....These practices included “agreements not to compete in relation to particular search terms used for the purposes of online search advertising”. Negative matching is when an advertiser indicates to a search engine operator such as Google that it does not want its website to appear in the search results for specific keywords. ...
Search tool Nalanda makes it simple to open up new worlds of relevant digital connections image
.... . That intelligence, previously hard to reach because of search engines’ limitations, can now be retrieved via general inquiries and made meaningful, explains Nalanda’s chief executive Peter O’Hara. ...
UK business confidence dips as EU referendum approaches, survey finds image
....”. Separate figures from the jobs search engine Adzuna point to a slowdown in pay and new job opportunities. ...
French police raid Google's Paris offices over tax fraud and avoidance claims image
....Investigators started scouring the offices in central Paris at around 5am local time, according to sources. France is trying to force the search engine giant to stump up around £1. ...
Two cheers for Google’s ban on payday loan ads image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 14th of May 2016 06:01:29 AM
.... It tells you a lot about who really runs the world today. The search engine giant is not banning the products itself, and they may still appear on results pages. ...
'Dangerous' payday loans join guns and drugs on Google's banned ad list image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of May 2016 05:17:26 PM
....A typical two-week payday loan has an APR of almost 400%, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, while a credit card APR generally ranges from 12% to 30%. “You go to a search engine when you need help, when you’re in trouble, when you’re broke, and you reveal to a search engine what you’d never reveal to anyone else,” said Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law. ...
European commission likely to block sale of O2 to Three owner image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of May 2016 11:51:01 PM
....Last year, Scandinavian groups TeliaSonera and Telenor abandoned plans to merge their Danish mobile operations before an anticipated veto by the EU’s competition commissioner. Vestager, the former Danish economy minister, has already grabbed headlines for taking on Google about anti-competition issues on its search engine and the Android mobile phone platform. ...
EU accuses Google of using Android to skew market against rivals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of April 2016 11:34:55 AM
....“The commission is concerned that Google’s behaviour has harmed consumers by restricting competition and innovation,” she added. “Rival search engines and mobile operating systems have not been able to compete on their merits. ...
EU chief to charge Google over anti-competitive practices, sources say image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of April 2016 06:16:23 PM
....Margrethe Vestager, European competition commissioner, is to make the announcement on Wednesday, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. EU charges would open up a second front in the regulatory battle between the European commission and Google, exposing the world’s most popular search engine to the risk of hefty fines and radical changes to its business practices. ...
Ed Miliband: Panama Papers show that wealth doesn’t trickle down. It gets stashed image
. Google “Ed Miliband” and the fourth suggestion offered by the search engine – behind “Ed Miliband brother”, “Ed Miliband beard” and “Ed Miliband bacon sandwich” – is: “What is Ed Miliband doing now?” It’s a good question, though it feels a bit cruel to mention it, as if he’s a forgotten member of a boy band or a onetime reality TV contestant. ...
Startup of the Year 2015-16 competition entry: selufen limited image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of April 2016 08:17:16 AM
.... As a result, a lot more assessment and auditing work has been gained and most importantly, I feel that I have learnt a lot more regarding the requirements of running a company, being responsible for the delivery of one’s own dreams and ambitions and the satisfaction from creating a business entity from nothing more than an idea. In addition to this, selufen has plans to build on the success it has experienced so far by continuing to network and expand upon the search engine optimisation efforts that it has already made. ...
How can we trust Google when it lets ads call the shots? | Kenny Jacobs image
.... Now we Google it. It’s now a verb, such is the power of this search engine behemoth. ...
Can machines come up with more creative solutions to our problems than we can? image
....Related: Automation may mean a post-work society but we shouldn't be afraid. David Thomasson is the principal research engineer for strategic innovations at Autodesk, the company that creates 3D design software for manufacturing, entertainment, engineering, infrastructure and construction. ...
Facebook to pay MILLIONS more in tax after paying a paltry £4,327 in 2014 image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 4th of March 2016 10:12:00 AM
....It was nicknamed the "Google tax" because it was expected that the internet giant would be among those caught by its provisions. But the search engine company was not in fact required to make any payment under the new tax when it reached an agreement with HMRC to pay £130 million in taxes owed over the previous decade. ...
Can a British tech firm turn AR into (augmented) reality? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of March 2016 12:49:57 PM
....But Mitra has far greater ambitions for his technology than employing it as a gimmicky advertising technique. He wants to create what he calls a visual search engine for the world and he's going to put some of the new funds into Blippar's artificial intelligence teams which are already at work in Silicon Valley and London on this project. ...
Is your smartphone listening to you? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of March 2016 12:22:34 AM
.... . But the next time I used the search engine on it, up popped the name of our friend, and the words, "Motorbike accident, Thailand" and the year in the suggested text below the search box. ...
Start selling overseas: expert tips for online sellers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of February 2016 07:30:16 AM
.... “Think about relevant colours, shapes and layouts, and the cultural and emotional reactions to them in different cultures. Don’t forget to consider how people will search for and find you, not just in terms of language, but also what search engines they will use – especially in Asian markets. ...
France seeks €1.6bn in unpaid Google tax image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of February 2016 11:37:55 PM
....3bn) in unpaid taxes. The figure is substantially more than the £130m the search engine agreed to pay in back taxes to UK authorities. ...
The businesses going above and beyond to protect children online image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of February 2016 12:22:50 PM
....”. Child online protection is also a priority for leading social media companies and search engines. ...
Aston Martin sets up electric car joint venture with Chinese group image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of February 2016 03:57:11 PM
.... Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Companies such as Alphabet, the parent company of Google, and LeEco are developing automotive expertise because they want to broaden their reach beyond search engines, computers and cellphones into cars, while automakers want internet connectivity to give drivers live traffic updates and infotainment. ...
Hundreds of students hit by data breach image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of February 2016 12:00:01 AM
....In some instances, copies of emails between university staff and individual students were also published. The university believes all the documents are now offline and has contacted Google to try to ensure cached copies of the documents cannot be retrieved from its search engine. ...
Streetmap loses Google court challenge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of February 2016 03:49:16 PM
....Streetmap said it would appeal. In response to certain geographic queries, a clickable image from Google Maps - known as Maps OneBox - is displayed at the top of its search engine results pages. ...
Is Google feeling unloved? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of February 2016 12:08:23 PM
...." And they expanded on that by explaining that "don't be evil" would be the principle by which this unconventional company would be run. The search engine giant is not alone amongst technology companies in this desire to paint itself as being on a higher mission than mere sordid money-making. ...
Google's tax affairs: the players and questions they need to answer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of February 2016 06:48:24 PM
. Google’s tax affairs will be scrutinised by MPs on Thursday as the internet search engine company answers questions about its £130m settlement with HM Revenue & Customs. ...
From Liverpool FC to Google: business joins in pledge to promote safer internet #SID2016 image
.... All are involved in delivering a range of activities. Microsoft, for example, is doing a SID takeover on its search engine Bing, and will serve specially created resources when anything internet safety related is searched. ...
Google boss becomes highest-paid in US image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of February 2016 08:02:49 AM
....It makes him the highest-paid chief executive in the US. Mr Pichai became chief executive of the search engine giant following the creation of its parent, Alphabet. ...
X projects: Alphabet's 'moonshot' ventures that could change the world image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 5th of February 2016 02:51:47 PM
....Google, which is a subsidiary of Alphabet, dominated financially. The segment, which includes most of the best-known Google products such as its search engine, maps, Gmail, YouTube and Android, made up $74. ...

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