Internet

Google's personal-touch reach gets spotlight in DuckDuckGo study

Google Chrome Help tells visitors that "When you browse privately, other people who use the device won't see your activity. Chrome doesn't save your browsing history or information entered in forms. Cookies and site data ...

Security

Forensic finder exploring Windows calls attention to mail pile

Is Windows storing your email? Not the most comforting thought, as we recover from the Facebook user data headlines earlier this year. Nonetheless, storing of email grabbed the attention of Joel Hruska, ExtremeTech, and other ...

Internet

Google looking to future after 20 years of search

Google celebrated its 20th birthday Monday, marking two decades in which it has grown from simply a better way to explore the internet to a search engine so woven into daily life its name has become a verb.

Internet

Google AI research scientist announces Dataset Search

Google, from Day One, got big by getting into the business of finding information. Years later, Google is talking serious business about datasets. Google is launching a new search engine to help scientists find the datasets ...

Security

Google clarifies location-tracking policy

Google has revised a help page that erroneously described how its "Location History" setting works, clarifying for users that it still tracks their location even if they turn the setting off.

Business

EU antitrust fines: Google pips Google to top spot

The EU hit Google on Wednesday with the biggest fine ever against a company for abuse of a dominant market position—surpassing a previous record also held by Google.

Engineering

Combining experts and automation in 3-D printing

Researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering have developed a novel approach to optimizing soft material 3-D printing. The researchers' Expert-Guided Optimization (EGO) method combines expert judgment ...

Software

Bento browser makes it easier to search on mobile devices

Searches involving multiple websites can quickly get confusing, particularly when performed on a mobile device with a small screen. A new web browser developed at Carnegie Mellon University now brings order to complex searches ...

Rupert Murdoch wants Facebook to pay for news

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has seized the moment and weighed in as Facebook struggles to deal with the aftermath of its role in the spread of fake news that affected the U.S. presidential election: He wants Facebook to pay ...

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