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Is Google Search Getting Worse?
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Is Google Search Getting Worse?

A study by German researchers found that Google's search results are deteriorating in quality.

Google Search Technique Used by Police Draws Legal Challenge
From ACM TechNews

Google Search Technique Used by Police Draws Legal Challenge

Activists are challenging law enforcement's use of Google search data in solving criminal cases.

Canadian Government Reaches Deal with Google on Online News Act
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Canadian Government Reaches Deal with Google on Online News Act

The agreement comes three weeks before the Online News Act rules come into force.

Google Search Boss Says Company Invests to Avoid Becoming 'Roadkill'
From ACM News

Google Search Boss Says Company Invests to Avoid Becoming 'Roadkill'

At the start of its antitrust defense, Google attributed its success to relentless investment, countering government claims that it broke the law to stay ahead....

A Case That Rhymes With Microsoft
From ACM News

A Case That Rhymes With Microsoft

The prevailing lesson of the Microsoft case, antitrust lawyers say, is that scrutiny from Washington can slow down a company, even when there are no grievous penalties...

Shining a Light on the Dark Web
From Communications of the ACM

Shining a Light on the Dark Web

How the Dark Web continues to operate, and why law enforcement will not shut it down anytime soon.

Distilling What We Know
From Communications of the ACM

Distilling What We Know

Researchers look to cut large GPT models down to size.

Researchers Explore Best Practices for Talking to Kids About Online Privacy
From ACM News

Researchers Explore Best Practices for Talking to Kids About Online Privacy

Researchers at NIST suggest good strategies for talking to kids about online privacy and security, from a young age through high school. 

Google's Search Box Changed the Meaning of Information
From ACM News

Google's Search Box Changed the Meaning of Information

Web search promised to resolve questions. Instead, it brought on a soft apocalypse of truth.

Meta Loses as Top EU Court backs Antitrust Regulators over Privacy Breach Checks
From ACM News

Meta Loses as Top EU Court backs Antitrust Regulators over Privacy Breach Checks

Meta harvests user data for behavioral advertising, a business model common to Big Tech.

The Rise of the Chatbots
From Communications of the ACM

The Rise of the Chatbots

How do we keep track of the truth when bots are becoming increasingly skilled liars?

AI Will Augment SEO
From ACM News

AI Will Augment SEO

Adding artificial intelligence to search engines enables enhanced Search Engine Optimization and Marketing.  

Standards to Secure the Sensors That Power IoT
From Communications of the ACM

Standards to Secure the Sensors That Power IoT

Existing security standards do not always offer sufficient protection to secure the Internet of Things.

China's Search Engines Have More Than 66,000 Content Rules
From ACM TechNews

China's Search Engines Have More Than 66,000 Content Rules

Analysts found China's search engines have more than 66,000 rules governing content, suggesting the growing pervasiveness and subtlety of the country's censorship...

Locking Down Secure Open Source Software
From Communications of the ACM

Locking Down Secure Open Source Software

Can even secure open source software ever be considered truly safe?
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