The search engine Google is about to name and shame any site which does not use the HTTPS security protocol.
For years, it has been enough for site users to build their websites using HTTP with only those who run financial transactions needing the more secure protocol. more»
A judge will hear a plea from Google today that she on dismiss an antitrust lawsuit in San Jose based on a class action against the internet giant.
Google will ask US District Judge Beth Freeman to dismiss a class action alleging that its Android operating system forces companies that use the OS in their devices to not use competing software from other companies like Microsoft. more»
More than half of traffic on the World Wide Web is mostly created by robots reporting on the activities of humans.
According to security outfit Incapsula in 2014, bots roaming the internet represented 56 percent of total web traffic. This is a decrease from 2013, when bots represented 61.5 percent of total internet traffic. more»
Search giant Google processes trillions of searches a year and now it’s released a list of the top searches in a number of different categories for 2014.
The top searches across all categories were Robin Williams, World Cup, Ebola, Malaysia Airlines, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Flappy Bird, Conchita Wurst, ISIS, Frozen and Sochi Olympics. more»
Search engine outfit Google could face fines of up to $18.6 million if it does not stop violating the privacy of internet users in the Netherlands, the Dutch data protection agency warned.
The DPA said that Google is breaching the country’s data protection act by using people’s private information such as browsing history and location data to target them with customised ads. more»
After Google stopped printing news snippets on its News page from Spanish newspapers, the websites of those esteemed organs died.
Now it seems that the Spanish newspapers are asking the government to step in to force Google back.
Google shut its Google News service in Spain after the country bought in a new copyright law which would have forced Google to pay for the use of news snippets. more»
The European Commissioner in charge of antitrust matters is to meet up with the companies that complained about Google’s behaviour in Europe.
According to a report in Reuters, the new commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, wants to gather more information on the case. more»
Yesterday’s Autumn Statement by chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne included information about driverless car tests in the UK.
According to Innovate UK – an arm of the government, £10 million will be plunged into formal trials that will start in January 2015. more»
If you believe the Tame Apple Press you would think that the Microsoft and Google App stores were a terrible place full of Apps poisoned with malware, while the Apple App store is so rigorously checked, that all is completely safe. more»
Google plans to replace Gmail with Inbox, according to three engineers behind the project.
Lead designer Jason Cornwell said that in the short term Gmail is here to say, but in the longer term the new mail product will replace it. more»
Gangnam Style, the South Korean pop star’s enduring video phenomenon from 2012, nearly broke YouTube by getting more than 2,147,483,647 views and creating a sort of Y2K fault.
The site’s original view counter was not designed to take that many hits and its developers could not believe that a video would be watched by numbers greater than a 32-bit integer (2,147,483,647 views). more»
UK chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne unveiled his autumn statement today and said he would tax multinationals who avoid paying tax.
He told the House of Commons that the government will raise £5 billion over the next five years by taxing profits from banks and companies like Google and Amazon who make money in the UK and then shift it abroad. more»
Shipments of notebooks are only set to grow 0.6 percent in 2015, amounting to 174.6 million units, while sales of tablets will fall by 3.5 percent to 185.6 million units.
That’s according to Taiwanese market intelligence firm Trendforce, which said that this year notebook vendors struggled to gain market share this year by essentially engaging in a price war. more»
European privacy regulators want Internet search engines such as Google and Microsoft’s Bing (MSFT.O) to scrub results globally, not just in Europe, when people invoke their “right to be forgotten”.
The European Union’s privacy watchdogs agreed on a set of guidelines on Wednesday to help them implement a ruling from Europe’s Supreme Court that gives people the right to ask search engines to remove personal information that is “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant”. more»
A motion to break up search giant Google will be debated in the European parliament this week.
That follows scrutiny of Google’s practices within Europe by antitrust regulators.
The vote, proposed by MEPs from Germany and Spain proposes that Google’s search business should be separated from the rest of its business activity. more»