Why DuckDuckGo matters – Search Engine Land

DuckDuckGo is the little engine that could. The platform, which touts its ability to protect users’ privacy, recently said that it experienced surging year-over-year user traffic for 2018 and that it is already on pace for even stronger search usage in 2019. Also, Apple and DuckDuckGo formed a partnership to use Apple Maps as the … Leer más

Reports: Google, Amazon to face new antitrust inquiries in changed political climate – Search Engine Land

After almost two years of investigation and intense lobbying, the FTC closed its antitrust investigation of Google in January 2013. Google made some concessions but escaped significant penalties, with FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz declaring at the time, “The law protects competition not competitors.” DOJ and FTC divvy up Google, Amazon. But almost from the moment … Leer más

Google’s CEO says it’s still considering a censored search engine in China

Google found that Chinese government censors would block less than 1% of users’ searches, according to Pichai. The prospect of Google returning to China has fueled criticism from human rights groups that the company, which has long advocated a free and open internet, would be doing the bidding of the ruling Chinese Communist Party, which … Leer más

Alex Jones and Infowars Content Is Taken Down by Apple, Facebook and YouTube

Alex Jones and Infowars Content Is Taken Down by Apple, Facebook and YouTube ImageAlex Jones is being sued for defamation by the parents of Sandy Hook school shooting victims over his claim that the shooting was a hoax. Major technology firms have begun to remove content promoted by his Infowars website.CreditIlana Panich-Linsman for The New … Leer más

The new Creative Commons search engine is out of beta, with more than 300 million images! / Boing Boing

/ Cory Doctorow / May 4, 2019 The new Creative Commons search engine is out of beta, with more than 300 million images! AOC endorses Elizabeth Warren’s Big Tech breakup plan Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Big Tech, a thoroughly excellent idea with many devils in the details: AOC backs her play: “Facebook as … Leer más