Apple made a significant update to its web crawler Applebot, fueling speculation that the tech giant wants to swoop in and grab search market share from rival Google with its own web-based search engine. Let’s dig in a little bit deeper to find out how this strategic move will benefit the Cupertin...
Apple plans to introduce its own search engine, to compete with Google. There are a number of indicators suggesting that the Cupertino-based tech giant company may be planning for its own search engine. Every year Google spends billions of dollars to maintain as the default search engine for all A...
A new study has shown that although they may protect your personal data, independent search engines display a lot more misinformation related to vaccines than internet giants, such as Google. In 2019, the World Health Organization (Geneva, Switzerland) listed vaccine hesitancy as one of the top 10 t...
Facebook is merging Messenger chats with Instagram direct messages, giving users a way to access both inboxes from the same place. Facebook is giving users the option to merge their Messenger inbox with Instagram Direct, which grants the ability to send messages across platforms. Users are seeing a ...
Researchers point out social media and search engines have encouraged greater and more diverse news consumption, thus challenging the concept of filter bubbles and echo chambers on the Internet Digital media have fundamentally changed the way we consume news. It is often assumed that the use of soci...
The BBC has made its international news website available via the Tor network, in a bid to thwart censorship attempts. The Tor browser is privacy-focused software used to access the dark web. The browser can obscure who is using it and what data is being accessed, which can help people avoid govern...
On a Google Webmaster Hangout someone asked about the role of H1s on a web page. John Mueller responded that heading tags were good for several reasons but they’re not a critical element. SEO and H1 Headings One of the top rules for Search Engine Optimization has long been adding keywords to your ...
[Source: This article was published in searchenginejournal.com By Matt Southern - Uploaded by the Association Member: Jason bourne] LinkedIn is rolling out new tools to help pages drive leads and measure the results. The company says its listening to feedback from page admins and introducing custo...
[This article is originally published in searchenginejournal.com written by Matt Southern - Uploaded by AIRS Member: Barbara larson] Google’s John Mueller advises site owners to provide supporting content when publishing a web page with a video on it. In other words, do not just embed a video on ...
[This article is originally published in searchengineland.com written by Greg Sterling - Uploaded by AIRS Member: Eric Beaudoin] Facebook users turned to Google search or went directly to publishers. An interesting thing happened on August 3. Facebook was down for nearly an hour in Europe and North ...
Group of 11 British MPs flew to Washington at a cost of £30,000 to taxpayers. But why? The usual practice at the start of a select committee hearing is for the chair to thank the witnesses for having made the effort to come. At the digital, culture, media and sports committee’s latest hearing on ...
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There is plenty of fake news circulating on the internet today. The vast majority falls into the category of “Nobody capable of reading could actually be dumb enough to think this is true,” and yet the stories are liked, shared, and promoted by millions who inexplicably believe them. Of course,...
We are in the midst of a “tech-lash.” For months, the leading Internet companies have faced a wave of criticism sparked by revelations that they unwittingly enabled the spread of Russian disinformation that distorted the 2016 election. They are now beginning to listen. Recently, Facebook res...
A US House committee is set to vote today on whether to kill privacy rules that would prevent internet service providers (ISPs) from selling users’ web browsing histories and app usage histories to advertisers. Planned protections, proposed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that would...
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REDMOND, Wash., March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week, AOL shut down DMOZ.com, the official homepage of the DMOZ Internet Directory. However, the directory was quickly re-launched at DMOZLive.com. The new site represents the final iteration of the human-curated Internet direct...
A beta version of Hoaxy, a search engine designed to track fake news, was released Wednesday by Indiana University's Network Science Institute and its Center for Complex Networks and System Research. Hoaxy indexes stories from 132 sites known to produce fake news, such as WashingtonPost.com.co and ...
The Earth is in a perpetual state of change. Whether by human action or solar disturbances, it’s guaranteed that earth’s future will be more than interesting – but not exactly free of chaos. The following list of cataclysmic events presents ten major events that the earth is predicted to expe...
Choosing and managing passwords is the fundamental security measure in client’s control. Even if the application and it’s server is impenetrable, it means absolutely nothing if your password can be cracked by an average Joe. You would think that all security conscious people would know how to pr...