Google Quietly Tweaks Image Searches for Racially Diverse Results

By Nico Grant +FollowOctober 19, 2021, 3:19 PM EDT  Queries for beauty, family show greater skin-tone variety  Effort is meant to avoid incidents that show algorithmic bias Google updated its algorithms in an effort to promote more racially diverse results in image searches — the tech giant’s latest attempt to excise biases from the world’s most popular […]


How internet pioneer Vint Cerf illuminated Google’s misinformation mess

In U.K. Parliament testimony, Google’s chief internet evangelist gave a frank explanation of why its systems can’t always tell good information from bad. [Photo: he Royal Society/Wikimedia Commons] BY NOAH GIANSIRACUSA In June 2020, the Parliament of the United Kingdom published a policy report with numerous recommendations aimed at helping the government fight against the “pandemic […]


Google now pays 450 sites to bring you free news, including some paywalled stories

Google News Showcase launches today in the UK and ArgentinaBy Jon [email protected]  Feb 10, 2021, 1:25pm EST Google’s News Showcase, a program wherein the search giant pays to curate news content from publishers, has launched in the UK and Argentina. In the UK, the service covers over 120 publications, while 40 Argentinian publications have signed up. For readers, the service […]

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NHS rejects Apple-Google coronavirus app plan

By Leo KelionTechnology desk editor The UK’s coronavirus contact-tracing app is set to use a different model to the one proposed by Apple and Google, despite concerns raised about privacy and performance. The NHS says it has a way to make the software work “sufficiently well” on iPhones without users having to keep it active […]

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Google and Facebook should compensate news outlets. The devil is in the details as to how

Sean Speer: The French and Australian decisions on Google and Facebook will invariably make their way to Canada. We shouldn’t resist it National Post Sean Speer April 24, 20206:00 AM EDT One of the big and evolving questions prior to the COVID-19 crisis was the regulation of Google and Facebook. There’s a growing view in […]


Google warns BILLIONS of website passwords have been hacked – how to check yours now

GOOGLE has warned users that billions of passwords – and hundreds of thousands of username and password combinations – have been hacked. Cyber-experts are now urging users to make sure they’re using tough passwords that haven’t already been stolen. Earlier this year, Google launched a Password Checkup add-on for the Google Chrome web browser. It displays a […]


Gambling addicts searching on Google for help bombarded with ads for online casinos

Searches for software designed to help show promotions for thousands of pounds of free bets and bonuses Ben Chapman @b_c_chapman Gambling addicts who search Google for help to quit are being bombarded by adverts for online casinos. The search company’s algorithm is serving up ads promoting thousands of pounds of bonuses offered by betting websites, with many even boasting of being […]


Google wins ‘right to be forgotten’ case in top EU court European Court of Justice rules against obliging Google to apply ‘right to be forgotten’ rule globally.3 hours ago MORE ON AJ IMPACT The world is your oyster: Top universities worldwide rankedlast week Hong Kong exchange has London rival in its sightslast week Aramco’s IPO may […]