Facebook, Google, Twitter open up to Congress about Russian misinformation

Congress on Thursday published responses by Facebook, Twitter and Google to questions about how Russia used their platforms to spread misinformation amidst the 2016 presidential election.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/28/facebook-google-twitter-open-up-to-congress-about-russian-misinformation.html

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Google's Ad Mute Option Could Be a Valuable Messaging Tool

Google on Thursday announced a new feature that will let users mute so-called
“reminder ads” in third-party apps and websites that are powered by
its ad engine. It plans to expand this feature to its own services, including Gmail, YouTube and Google Search, in the coming months. The new tool is the latest addition to Google’s dashboard for ad controls, first launched as Ads Preferences Manager back in 2009. The addition of Ad Settings and Mute This Ad will allow users essentially to block certain ads on Google, on websites and in apps.

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20 handy things you didn't know Google Photos can do

Most people think of Google Photos like a dusty old album on the shelf. Every once in a while, you flip through those old snapshots with a friend. Remember that trip to the beach? That was so nice.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/20/20-handy-things-didnt-know-google-photos-can-do.html

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Google to Ding Sluggish Sites in Mobile Search Rankings

Google has announced that page speed will be a ranking factor for mobile searches, starting in July. Speed already has been a factor in desktop search rankings. Soon, as part of Google’s new “Speed Update,” page loading time will be factored in when ranking mobile search results as well. The change will affect only pages that deliver what the slowest experience, and thus should affect only a small percentage of searches. Sites that are very slow will be down-ranked, but it is not clear whether extremely fast sites will earn a rankings boost.

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Few Gmail Users Enable Two-Factor Authentication


Data from a Google engineer shows that just 10 percent of users have enabled two-factor authentication, with only slightly more deploying a password manager. Security advocates hate him.

The post Few Gmail Users Enable Two-Factor Authentication appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/262400-few-gmail-users-enable-two-factor-authentication?source=Computing

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New Google Service Makes Machine Learning More Accessible

Google on Wednesday released its Cloud AutoML Vision service in Alpha. It is the first in a planned series of Cloud AutoML services designed to help people with limited machine learning expertise build their own custom models using advanced techniques such as learning2learn and transfer learning. Learning2learn is a process for automating machine learning, while transfer learning “takes a fully trained model for a set of categories and retrains it from the existing weights for new classes,” a Google Cloud spokesperson said.

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Chromecast, Google Home May Be Overloading Your Wi-Fi

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If you’ve had Wi-Fi problems since hooking up a Google smart speaker or Chromecast, it may not be your router or internet that’s to blame.

The post Chromecast, Google Home May Be Overloading Your Wi-Fi appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/262237-chromecast-google-home-may-overloading-wifi?source=Computing

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Google Details Spectre and Meltdown Fixes for Its Cloud Services

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It wasn’t easy, but Google rolled out patches to its services, and you didn’t even notice.

The post Google Details Spectre and Meltdown Fixes for Its Cloud Services appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261991-google-details-spectre-meltdown-fixes-cloud-services?source=Computing

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As Alexa, Google Assistant dominate CES, Apple and Microsoft face tough decisions

Alexa continued to rack up integration wins at CES this year, and Google is struggling to keep pace. Is it too late for Microsoft and Apple? Unless they make some changes, the answer’s likely yes.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/12/as-alexa-google-assistant-dominate-ces-apple-and-microsoft-face-tough-decisions.html

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Winning Tactics for Marketing in the Micro-Moment

Google believes that all the important consumer buying decisions happen in a brief flash of time. Understanding and responding to customer needs in those all-important, tiny moments is key to successful marketing, the company says. Specifically, they are the exact moments when people turn to a device because they want one or more of four things: to know, do, go or buy. Google has built a new marketing model around “micro-moments.” Many other companies are following suit. “You have to make that conversion happen right on the spot once customers have looked at your website or mobile app,” said Bret Bonnet, president of Quality Logo Products.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85053.html?rss=1

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James Damore sues Google, claims tech giant discriminates against white conservative men

James Damore, the former Google employee who was fired for writing a memo criticizing the firm for pushing diversity, has filed a class action lawsuit against the tech giant.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/08/james-damore-sues-google-claims-tech-giant-discriminates-against-white-conservative-men.html

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Google pays higher salaries to men than more-experienced women: suit

A former Google employee claims the tech giant has been paying women who work in the company’s child day care center far less than their male counterparts — even though they have more experience.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/05/google-pays-higher-salaries-to-men-than-more-experienced-women-suit.html

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E-Commerce Trends in 2018: Voice, Subscriptions, Personalization

The mushrooming popularity of smart speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home will fuel e-commerce in the coming year. “You’re going to have a whole new frontier of commerce space driven through voice and brand recognition,” said Michael Levine, marketing vice president at Photon. “It’s going to be a different type of playing field for these brands. “Where it used to be more visual, it’s now going to be driven by voice.” Retailers will start adapting to the new smart speaker technology and learning how to engage consumers with it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85040.html?rss=1

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Facebook, Google could face new tax in Britain for failing to tackle extremism

Tech giants like Google and Facebook, already under fire for not doing enough to combat extremism and fake news, could face new taxes in the United Kingdom if a government official has his way.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/31/facebook-google-could-face-new-tax-in-britain-for-failing-to-tackle-extremism.html

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Google bigwig Eric Schmidt shocks with surprise resignation amid reports his personal life is being eyed

In a surprise move, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt is stepping down as executive chairman of the search giant’s parent company Alphabet next year.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/22/google-bigwig-eric-schmidt-shocks-with-surprise-resignation-amid-reports-his-personal-life-is-being-eyed.html

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Google reveals Matt Lauer and Hurricane Irma are 2017's top searches

Google revealed Wednesday that the search engine’s top searches in 2017 included Hurricane Irma, Matt Lauer and Meghan Markle all topped the list.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/13/google-reveals-matt-lauer-and-hurricane-irma-are-2017s-top-searches.html

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Tech titans voice concerns over California wildfires

Two of the biggest titans of the tech industry, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai both weighed in with concerns over the southern California wildfires, which have wreaked havoc on the lower part of the state.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/07/tech-titans-voice-concerns-over-california-wildfires.html

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Google drops YouTube from Amazon's Fire TV, Echo Show

Google is pulling YouTube from Amazon’s Echo Show and Fire TV devices over the online retailer’s refusal to carry certain products from the search company.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/06/google-drops-youtube-from-amazons-fire-tv-echo-show.html

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Former Google and Uber engineer is developing an AI 'god'

The concept of an AI ‘god’ may seem outlandish, but a former Google and Uber engineer is touting the idea of a high-tech ‘deity’ as a way to improve society.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/06/former-google-and-uber-engineer-is-developing-ai-god.html

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Google Unveils AI-Powered Camera Kit for Raspberry Pi

Google has announced a new AIY hardware project to help you experiment with computer vision and object recognition.

The post Google Unveils AI-Powered Camera Kit for Raspberry Pi appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/259810-google-unveils-ai-powered-camera-kit-raspberry-pi?source=Computing

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