https://www.wired.com/story/google-algorithm-conservatives-biased-its-just-not-human/?CNDID=49046367&CNDID=49046367&bxid=MjM5NjgxNjQ4MjY5S0&hasha=051456e5dd3dcc7e9dc3f0af5c58ce38&hashb=f25d57ca4e78eed3fd06146c3baa1f06f00d9d42&mbid=nl_121418_daily_list1_p4&utm_brand=wired&utm_mailing=WIRED%20NL%20121418%20(1)&utm_medium=email&utm_source=nlExpanding the search algorithm beyond absolute areas like store hours, locations, and historical facts shifted a system designed to create order into chaos.
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“We tell Facebook all about ourselves, but Google knows the real us,” says Brian Solis, an analyst at the Altimeter Group. “That’s why it’s so incredible — and also so dangerous at the same time.”
Google goes for the wow at I/O, but what about privacy? – CNEThttps://www.cnet.com/news/google-goes-for-the-wow-at-io-2018-but-what-about-privacy-ai-virtual-assistant/?ftag=CAD1acfa04&bhid=27170905380744054130315685538756The search giant was mostly mum about privacy on the I/O main stage, but some Googlers talked data collection on the sidelines. ZDNet, CNET’s sister site, points out that there was no mention of privacy, and only one mention of security during the entire two-hour keynote on Tuesday, led by CEO Sundar Pichai.
Facebook is now in the data-privacy spotlight. Could Google be next? – The Washington Posthttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/04/11/facebook-is-now-in-the-data-privacy-spotlight-could-google-be-next/?utm_term=.aeee8be65182The search giant gathers a lot more data on us than Mark Zuckerberg’s social network. Who let Google off the hook? The titan of search, smartphones and Web browsing makes more money off its users than Facebook does, gathers more of their data and covers parts of their lives that Facebook can only dream of, Google documents show: what websites they’ve looked at, what places they’ve visited, and many (if not all) of their searches, calendars, documents and emails.
Learn How DxOMark Scores Smartphone Cameras to Find the Best | Digital Trendshttps://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/learn-how-dxomark-scores-smartphone-cameras/They say the best camera is the one you have with you, and most of us are never without our phones. In search of the best smartphone camera, we found out how respected photography lab, DxOMark, tests devices and scores them.
‘Aladdin’ Movie: Disney Struggles to Find Stars | Hollywood Reporterhttp://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/aladdin-movie-disney-struggles-find-stars-1019690Finding a male lead in his 20s who can act and sing has proven difficult — especially since the studio wants someone of Middle-Eastern or Indian descent (the animated film is set in the fictional Middle Eastern city of Agrabah). The original casting call specified that production was slated to begin by July, but the search has dragged on, with Disney and Ritchie having to go back to the drawing board multiple times.
https://www.wired.com/story/search-algorithms-kept-me-from-my-sister-for-14-years/?mbid=nl_7517_p3&CNDID=49046367I’d been searching for her online under variations of the name Maria Christina Sugatan since we lost touch in 1997, after our mom refused to let me speak to her. She was Maria at school but Chris at home and, later, Chrissy. ItIt became my ritual to search for variations of her name online.
Google is Quietly Recording Everything You Say – Anonymoushttp://www.anonews.co/google-quietly-records/Via Matt Agorist Thanks to a function of their search software, Google could have years worth of your conversations recorded, and you can hear it for yourself. Your cringe-worthy history can be heard and viewed along with a list of all your searches, at your personal Google history page. The feature was built into Google’s […]
Google will flag fake news stories in search resultshttps://www.engadget.com/2017/04/07/google-fake-news-fact-check-search-results/Fact-checkers like PolitiFact and Snopes will pass judgement above search results. Google is taking a stand against dubious and outright ‘fake news’ by introducing a Fact Check tag in search results.
Time for Journalists to Encrypt Everythinghttps://www.wired.com/2017/03/time-journalists-encrypt-everything/?mbid=nl_31017_p8&CNDID=49046367Opinion: Journalists must embrace encryption to protect themselves and their sources. Now that President Donald Trump publicly warned “We’re gonna find the leakers. They are going to pay a big price.” There are ominous signs that the President is following up on his threat, including Sean Spicer’s surprise search of White House staffers’ devices.