13 Reasons Why, Netflix’s recent drama about the suicide of a teen, was a big hit when it premiered in March, but it also inspired fierce debate among critics about whether its depiction of suicide was irresponsible. Now, new research shows a significant uptick in suicide-related searches after the show premiered, a…
President Trump isn’t going to like this. Journalist Patrick Züst noticed something funny when he googled “donald trump office.” Can you spot it? It’s not exactly subtle.
After it was widely reported that the first Google search result for “Did the Holocaust happen?” was from Stormfront, a white supremacist website, Google decided to alter its algorithm to remove Holocaust denial sites all together.
If you Google “did the Holocaust happen” the first result is a link from Stormfront.org, a neo-Nazi and white supremacist forum that’s widely regarded as the internet’s “first major hate site.”
Europe recently decided that folks have a "right to be forgotten" on the internet, giving people the opportunity to get results they don't like erased from Google and other search sites. But the internet never really forgets, and here's proof: Hidden From Google, a new website that documents the things people ask…
What does the future hold? You can keep your Mayan prophecies and tarot cards; I'm sticking with Google. Thank you, xkcd, for showing us what will happen every year for the next 90. And sorry, Emperor penguin fans, for your loss in 2100.
Google just announced that the previous Chrome extension that let you block terrible sites from popping up in your Google Search results will now be a real, official feature of the Google. Awesome! The feature is expected to roll out today and tomorrow for those using Chrome 9+, IE8+ and Firefox 3.5+. What sites will…
The NY Times has a great investigative report on how J.C. Penney became the number one search result for countless search terms on Google. Dresses, bedding, area rugs, skinny jeans, tablecloths and even grommet top curtains and more words popped J.C. Penney up as number one. Not Amazon, not Macy's, not any of the…
Remember how Google caught Bing copying its search results in an elaborate honey-trap where the former made up some bizarro search-terms and and waited for Bing to replicate them? One of those made-up, unpronounceable words, hiybbprqag, has hit the big-time.
The catty slapping between Google and Microsoft has reached a crescendo today, with Google's Amit Singhal taking to the official Google blog to expand more on yesterday's shocking revelation that Bing is stealing their search results.
As a boatload more people use Google to search for results than Bing could ever possibly dream of, it's not surprising the Bing team has been caught copying and correcting top misspelled search terms, with data mined from Google's results.
As a result of Google standing up to cafeteria-manager China, demanding they serve pie every day of the week, China's expected to revoke their Internet Content Provider license, meaning in 24-48 hours the Chinese people can't access Google.
Google and China's dirty laundry has been airing in public since mid-January when Google refused to continue censoring search results in the country. A resolution could be nearing though, with Google rumored to be pulling censorship this month.