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Bing, Like Google, Will Now Yank Revenge Porn Results

Bing, Like Google, Will Now Yank Revenge Porn Results

Microsoft has joined Google in taking a stand against revenge porn. The company has announced that upon request, it will pull search results from Bing that direct users to sexually explicit content shared without the subject’s consent. It’ll also remove content from OneDrive and Xbox Live. “Much needs to be done to address the problem. As a first step, we …

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Amazon Search Results Could Be ‘Confusing’ Says Court

Amazon Search Results Could Be ‘Confusing’ Says Court

If you head over to Amazon and search for MTM watches, you’ll find plenty of results … for Casio watches, Luminox watches, and Suunto watches. Amazon doesn’t sell MTM watches, yet it returns over 50 results for that search. According to MTM (Multi Time Machine Inc.) and now an appeals court, this could constitute a trademark violation. MTM, makers of …

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Google Adds Revenge Porn to Short List of Things It Removes from Search Results

Google Adds Revenge Porn to Short List of Things It Removes from Search Results

Google’s philosophy about what it surfaces in its search results has always been pretty laissez-faire. For the most part, Google prefers to “organize the world’s information” and “reflect the whole web”. To that end, Google only removes content from search on very limited occasions. Just ask Rick Santorum. Today, however, Google is adding another specific type of content to the …

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Google Removing Authors’ Google+ Photo, Circle Count in Search Results

Google has just announced a shakeup in how authors are displayed when attached to search results. The Authorship results, which feature an author’s Google+ profile pic, Google+ circle count, and a link to their profile are about to look a lot different. Simpler, actually. Google is doing away with authors’ profile photos and circle counts in authorship results. Google’s John …

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As Google Begins to Forget, Do You Really Have a ‘Right to Be Forgotten’?

The internet doesn’t forget. Ask anyone who’s been punished by the brutal truth of the web. The internet doesn’t care that you didn’t really mean what you said in that tweet. The internet doesn’t care that you were super drunk in college and that was a one time thing. The internet doesn’t care that you’re a different person now, and …

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Bing Adds Timelines To Search Results

Timelines are like the cliff notes of history. They give us a succinct look into the events that shaped the lives of the people around us. Now they’re coming to Bing. Bing announced today that its adding timelines for famous people to its side bar search results. The timeline will offer up a brief history of the person’s life through …

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HBO Asks Google To Remove VLC Player Link In DMCA Filing

In what appears to be a case of either mistaken identity or guilt by association, in one of their recent DMCA filings, HBO included a takedown request link pointing to the VLC media player. For those who are not aware, a DMCA filing, at least regarding search engines, asks for the providing engine to remove links that point to sites …

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Kim Kardashian And What Google Thinks About Her

Week after week, Kim Kardashian, love or hate her fame, dominates popular culture and interest from web searchers. She regularly appears as a trending topic on various sites across the web, and many people just can’t seem to get enough of her and her family (and other people she is associated with). With that in mind, it seems worth exploring …

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Cutts: Last Time I Checked, Bing Was Still Using Google As A Signal

Microsoft unveiled its big “Bing It On” campaign this week. Part of that is a site, which allows users to perform a search query, and choose which results they prefer. After five rounds, the tool reveals whether your picked Bing or Google for each one. The one you picked the most, must be your search engine of choice. It’s an …

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Google Wants To Know How Satisfied You Are With Its Results

Google is testing a new way for users to give feedback on the quality of search results. In light of algorithm updates like Panda and Penguin (along with their subsequent data refreshes), people have plenty of feedback to offer (at least on the forums, and in blog comments). A Google spokesperson gave us the canned statement, “As you know, we …

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