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Yes, Your Google Hangouts Can Be Wiretapped Yes, Your Google Hangouts Can Be Wiretapped

Google encrypts your Hangouts conversations, but it doesn’t use end-to-end encryption. This means that Google can wiretap your Hangouts at the government’s request. That’s one big revelation from a recent reddit AMA with Richard Salgado, Google’s director for law enforcement …

Google Called Upon To Make Self-Driving Car Accident Reports Public Google Called Upon To Make Self-Driving Car Accident Reports Public

Google’s self-driving cars are coming under fire again as the Associated Press reported that four out of forty-eight of the cars Google has driving around California have gotten into accidents since September. As has been the case with previously reported …

Is Google’s Panda Not Doing Its Job Well Enough? Is Google’s Panda Not Doing Its Job Well Enough?

Google has been advising webmasters against publishing thin content for years. In fact, the famous/infamous Panda update was designed to weed thin content out of the high rankings of Google’s search results. Obviously that hasn’t completely deterred websites from producing …

Celebrate Mad Men With This Google Retrospective Celebrate Mad Men With This Google Retrospective

Google has partnered with Lionsgate on an interactive Mad Men retrospective as the acclaimed series nears its final episode. Fans can go to madmen.withgoogle.com to get a look over 300 pieces of content released for the first time in digital …

How To Remove Your House From Google Street View How To Remove Your House From Google Street View

Apparently it’s really easy to get your home blurred out on Google Maps Street View if you don’t like the idea of people looking at where you live. In fact, you can also let Google know you want other things, …

Was Google’s Update Really Mobilegeddon? Was Google’s Update Really Mobilegeddon?

It turns out Google’s mobile-friendly update didn’t quite have the doomsday impact that some thought it might. I can’t say I’m shocked. While it’s clearly a significant update, these cries of “mobilegeddon” always felt a little sensational to me. While …

Google Street View Now Lets You Tour Madagascar, The World’s Oldest Island Google Street View Now Lets You Tour Madagascar, The World’s Oldest Island

Google announced that Street View has come to Madagascar, which is said to be the world’s oldest island. According to Guinness World Records, Madagascar became an island around 80-100 million years ago, when it split off from the Indian subcontinent. …

Rick Santorum Still Has a ‘Frothy’ Search Problem Rick Santorum Still Has a ‘Frothy’ Search Problem

It looks like there’s a good chance that former Senator Rick Santorum is going to jump into the fray. He appeared on Fox News Wednesday to discuss his plans with Greta Van Susteren, which at this point is only an …

Google Is Replacing The Most Used Feature In Webmaster Tools Google Is Replacing The Most Used Feature In Webmaster Tools

Google announced the release of the new Search Analytics report in Webmaster Tools, which it promises will deliver webmasters more precise data. It is replacing the Search Queries report, which the company says is the most used feature in Webmaster …

Google Universal Search Trends You Should Be Paying Attention To Google Universal Search Trends You Should Be Paying Attention To

The appearance of Google’s Product Listing Ads (PLAs) in search results grew by 118% throughout last year, according to a new study by Searchmetrics. The study also found that video results are blended into 55% of keyword search results ‒ …

Google Shows Off New AdWords Formats, Tools Google Shows Off New AdWords Formats, Tools

Google made a bunch of AdWords announcements at an AdWords event on Tuesday. The event, which was streamed live on the Internet is available to watch in its entirety here: “Consumers, particularly on mobile devices, now have higher expectations than …

Nellie Bly Honored With Google Doodle, Karen O Song Nellie Bly Honored With Google Doodle, Karen O Song

Nellie Bly is the subject of Google’s doodle for May 5, as the day would have been the journalist’s 151st birthday. Bly was her pen name. Her real name was Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman. She was best known for her record-breaking …

Is This How Google Is Going To Use Tweets? Is This How Google Is Going To Use Tweets?

It looks like Google’s new Twitter integration might be starting to take effect, with one possible format seen in the wild on Android. Are you looking forward to Google utilizing Twitter more? Discuss. Earlier this year, it came to light …

A Closer Look At The New Google+ Collections Feature A Closer Look At The New Google+ Collections Feature

Google seems to be telling people that Google+ is very much alive. Last week, it randomly joined Twitter out of the blue, and now it just announced a new feature that brings to mind offerings from Pinterest and Flipboard. The …

Who Invented the Piano? Google Doodle Celebrates 360th Birthday of Bartolomeo Cristofori Who Invented the Piano? Google Doodle Celebrates 360th Birthday of Bartolomeo Cristofori

Who invented the piano? Bartolomeo Cristofori di Francesco of course! Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who didn’t know. A lot of people don’t know that (if you did, give yourself a nice pat on the back). Google is …

‘Ok Google’ Coming To More Android Apps ‘Ok Google’ Coming To More Android Apps

Google is giving developers a new way to let Android users interact with their apps with voice commands. The company announced the launch of its first set of partners for custom voice actions, as well as plans to expand it …

What the Hell Is Google+ Doing? What the Hell Is Google+ Doing?

What the hell is Google+ doing? But seriously though, what the hell is Google+ doing? Hello Twitterverse! Can we get some love for our #firstTweet? — GooglePlus (@GooglePlus) May 1, 2015 What the hell, guys? @headbangirl Ouch that stings a …

Google Mobile-Friendly Update Completes Roll-Out Google Mobile-Friendly Update Completes Roll-Out

It appears that Google’s mobile-friendly update has fully rolled out, but as of Friday morning, not all pages had been indexed yet, so it’s possible that you’ll still see effects from it that haven’t taken place just yet. That said, …

Google’s Twitter Update Is About To Hit Google’s Twitter Update Is About To Hit

Long story short, what you say and what others say about you on Twitter may start mattering a lot more. Do you expect to benefit from Google’s coming Twitter integration? Let us know in the comments. We learned in February …

Police Still Claiming Google Is Helping Cop Killers with Its Waze App Police Still Claiming Google Is Helping Cop Killers with Its Waze App

Police are still really pissed about Waze. The Google-owned traffic app uses crowdsourced data to let drivers know about upcoming accidents, road closures, weather conditions, construction zones, and more. The app also contains a feature that allows users to pinpoint …

Impacted By Google’s Mobile-Friendly Update? Impacted By Google’s Mobile-Friendly Update?

On April 21, Google began rolling out its mobile-friendly update, which makes the mobile-friendliness of a site a ranking signal. It has largely become known as “Mobilegeddon” by publications with a flare for the dramatic, as this name was given …