CNET: Google is giving data to police based on search keywords, court docs show

CNET: Google is giving data to police based on search keywords, court docs show. “There are few things as revealing as a person’s search history, and police typically need a warrant on a known suspect to demand that sensitive information. But a recently unsealed court document found that investigators can request such data in reverse order by asking Google to disclose everyone who searched a keyword rather than for information on a known suspect.”

Make Tech Easier: Google Adds More AI to Search to Be More Helpful

Make Tech Easier: Google Adds More AI to Search to Be More Helpful . “Google has become synonymous with search. The name has become an action. Who searches for things online? We google it. It’s come a long way since it was first developed in 1997 – when that’s all Google was, a search engine. Google has recently added more AI to search to make it even more helpful.”

The Canberra Times: When a search engine’s the easy way out

The Canberra Times: When a search engine’s the easy way out. “Information has become so easily accessible, so addictive, it’s now the conversational equivalent of junk food, undigested chymus cycling through a common digestive tract encircling the entire planet. We gorge and we defecate. A little bit of knowledge is, of course, a dangerous thing but what’s the result when we begin to hold knowledge in such contempt it loses its primacy? How dangerous is that?”

PRWeb: ASM International Launches Online Access to World’s Largest Archive of Inorganic Materials Data (PRESS RELEASE)

PRWeb: ASM International Launches Online Access to World’s Largest Archive of Inorganic Materials Data (PRESS RELEASE). “The ASM Materials Platform for Data Science (MPDS) is the world’s largest and most comprehensive repository of inorganic materials data comprised of phase diagrams, crystal structures, and a broad range of properties – physical, mechanical, electrical, optical, magnetic, to name a few. This massive data archive contains more than 1 million experimental and calculated data properties that allow users to dive deep into highly technical materials information that are now easily accessible in one place. In addition, utilizing concise searching technology, MPDS offers effective progressive data discovery of the massive data repository.” Searching appears to be free, while getting detailed search result information appears to be paywalled.

ThreatPost: Unsecured Microsoft Bing Server Leaks Search Queries, Location Data

ThreatPost: Unsecured Microsoft Bing Server Leaks Search Queries, Location Data. “An unsecured database has exposed sensitive data for users of Microsoft’s Bing search engine mobile application – including their location coordinates, search terms in clear text and more. While no personal information, like names, were exposed, researchers with Wizcase argued that enough data was available that it would be possible to link these search queries and locations to user identities — giving bad actors information ripe for blackmail attacks, phishing scams and more.”

Mashable: Archie, The Very First Search Engine, Was Released 30 Years Ago Today

Mashable: Archie, The Very First Search Engine, Was Released 30 Years Ago Today. “On Archie’s 30th anniversary, we salute the world’s first search engine, a pioneer that paved the way for giants to come. Archie was first released to the general public on Sept. 10, 1990. It was developed as a school project by Alan Emtage at McGill University in Montreal.”

CanIndia: Google performs 1,000 tests daily to ensure quality in Search

CanIndia: Google performs 1,000 tests daily to ensure quality in Search. ” In order to provide reliable information faster for people everywhere, Google is conducting more than 1,000 tests per day on an average to maintain quality in its Search and News platforms. Since 2017, the company has done more than one million quality tests to deliver high-quality information to billions of Search users, informed Pandu Nayak, Google Fellow and Vice President, Search.”

ABC News: What do Google searches tell us about our mental health?

ABC News: What do Google searches tell us about our mental health?. “More and more, online searches are becoming a primary resource for those seeking health-related information. This is especially true when it comes to stigmatized topics such as mental health, and new research suggests this digital data could prove to be an important tool for monitoring mental health monitoring.”

Health IT Security: Search Engines May Expose Patient Health Information, ACR warns

Health IT Security: Search Engines May Expose Patient Health Information, ACR warns. “New search engine capabilities may inadvertently expose patient identifiers and other protected health information, according to a warning from the American College of Radiology (ACR), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), and Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) to radiologists and other medical professionals.”

Coywolf News: Apple showing signs it may soon launch a search engine to compete against Google Search

Coywolf News: Apple showing signs it may soon launch a search engine to compete against Google Search . “Regulatory pressure, a contentious relationship with Google, and the maturation of Apple’s Siri and iCloud are presenting an opportunity for Apple to create and launch a search engine. There are several signs right now that indicate Apple may be doing just that.”

First Draft News: Why we need a Google Trends for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and Reddit

First Draft News: Why we need a Google Trends for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and Reddit. “When it comes to data voids, a distinction is usually drawn between search engines and social media platforms. Whereas the primary interface of search engines is the search bar, the primary interface of social media platforms is the feed: algorithmic encounters with posts based on general interest, not a specific question you’re searching to answer. It’s therefore easy to miss the fact that data voids exist here, too: Even though search isn’t the primary interface, it’s still a major feature. And with billions of users, they may be creating major social vulnerabilities.”

EurekAlert: New tool improves fairness of online search rankings

EurekAlert: New tool improves fairness of online search rankings. “When you search for something on the internet, do you scroll through page after page of suggestions – or pick from the first few choices? Because most people choose from the tops of these lists, they rarely see the vast majority of the options, creating a potential for bias in everything from hiring to media exposure to e-commerce. In a new paper, Cornell University researchers introduce a tool they’ve developed to improve the fairness of online rankings without sacrificing their usefulness or relevance.”

Xinhua: Upgraded Tibetan-language search engine, input method software launched

Xinhua: Upgraded Tibetan-language search engine, input method software launched. “An upgraded search engine app and input method software designed for Tibetan-speaking users have been officially launched, according to local authorities in northwest China’s Qinghai Province. The search engine yongzin.com was launched in August 2016, which receives an average of 10 million daily visits, said the government of Hainan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai.”