Bing translation error connects ISIS with Saudi Arabia

Microsoft’s search engine Bing has sparked controversy after translating the word “Daesh”– an acronym that refers to the fundamentalist group Islamic State— as “Saudi Arabia.”

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Google Cracks Down on Intrusive Mobile Ads


Google has announced that it soon will downgrade mobile pages in its search rankings if they carry ads that obscure content. Such ads “provide a poorer experience to users than other pages where content is immediately accessible,” explained Doantam Phan, a product manager at Google. Techniques that reduce the accessibility of content include showing users a popup that covers the main content, displaying a standalone interstitial that users have to dismiss before accessing the main content, and using a layout that places an ad above the fold.

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Google will now give you information on that earthquake you think you just felt

Google has announced a new partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey to add detailed earthquake information to its search results. Google says this will allow people to get timely information to help them stay safe.

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Could Google search data hint at UK Brexit result?

Experts are closely monitoring Google search data and social media for hints about the U.K.’s historic referendum on European Union membership Thursday.

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FBI's face-recognition system searches 411 million photos

The FBI has a sprawling face-recognition program that can search more than 411.9 million images of faces, including driver’s license, visa and passport databases, according the Government Accountability Office.

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Hackers may have used malware to grab 33 million Twitter account credentials

Hackers are trading tens of millions of Twitter credentials on the darknet, according to LeakedSource, a search engine that trawls leaked records, warning that malware was used to grab the data from users.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/09/hackers-may-have-used-malware-to-grab-33-million-twitter-account-credentials.html

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The secret to making a scientific discovery

Scientists spend years in search of answers to the some of the world’s biggest breakthroughs. Three eminent professors share how they do it.

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Google Fattens Up Entertainment Programming Search Results


Google will begin listing live air times for TV shows in its search results, Danial Alegre, president of global partnerships announced Wednesday in his keynote address at the National Association of Broadcasters trade show in Las Vegas. This new feature will allow users to search for movies and TV shows. Results will show availability on broadcast and cable TV channels, as well as through the streaming and online rentals that Google already lists. This may be just the first step in a larger entertainment play for Google.

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Siri security flaw on iPhone 6s & 6s Plus grants access to Contacts and Photos without passcode

Article Image A newly discovered Siri search handling bug allows nefarious users to bypass passcode protected lock screens on iPhone 6s and 6s Plus handsets, granting easy access to Contacts and Photos data. The vulnerability is likely applicable only to a subset of devices, however.

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Microsoft adds info-hunting 'Bot' assistants to Skype for iPhone & iPad

Article Image Microsoft on Wednesday launched “Bots” for Skype, allowing people to search for information and content through the app’s messaging functions.

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Apple rolls out 'Nearby' Maps search feature in Japan

Article Image Apple on Tuesday flipped the switch on “Nearby” Apple Maps search results serving the Japanese market, offering users in that country quick access to commonly queried points of interest like restaurants, shopping malls, health services and more.

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10 Google apps and services you had no idea you needed

Google is a search company. It’s an advertising company. It’s a mobile company, a futuristic R&D lab and even, perhaps, an automaker. Google is a lot of things and because it’s so giant, it’s easy to miss some cool stuff in the shuffle.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/02/26/10-google-apps-and-services-had-no-idea-needed.html

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Apple integrates Fox Now, FX Now and Nat Geo TV into Apple TV universal search [u]

Article Image After integrating PBS and PBS Kids into tvOS universal search last month, Apple on Thursday expanded the deep linking feature to include content sources Fox Now, FX Now and Nat Geo TV.

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