A 2012 data breach that was thought to have exposed 6.5 million encrypted passwords for LinkedIn users instead likely impacted more than 117 million accounts, the company now says. In response, the business networking giant said today that it would once again force a password reset for individual us...
Google I/O can be mystifying to someone with an enterprise IT perspective. Google's two-hour keynote to its annual company developer outreach (and technology roadmap) event featured a new connected-home virtual assistant (think Amazon Echo), engaging new chat software and next-generation VR technolo...
Google has appealed to France's highest court after the country's data watchdog ordered it to delete some of its search results globally. In 2015, the Commission on Informatics and Liberty (CNIL) said Google should respect French "right to be forgotten" rulings worldwide. But Google said the rulin...
Google has announced a conversation-based tool to control smartphones, smartwatches and other devices. Google Assistant can be used to find information, play media and carry out tasks - such as booking cinema tickets - via a back-and-forth chat between the user and the software.The firm also announ...
“On the face of it you’d think that searching on a modern search engine such as Google is a pretty simple and straightforward skill. And mostly, you’d be right. It’s the exceptions that are interesting. “ Every so often we’ve all had the experience of trying to find something that we ju...
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You’ve put hard work into building your website, but can people find it? Even with top search engine placement, if customers aren’t searching for your business’s product or service, they may not be able to find you. For today’s businesses, the best way to get the word out is to find those po...
As Google increasingly incorporates direct answers and other types of featured snippets into search results pages, columnist Andrew Shotland points out that businesses may want to get smarter about marking up their pages. I have been noticing a lot of Google Answer Boxes showing up for queries with...
The use of Internet to aid research practice has become more popular in the recent years. In fact, some believe that Internet surveying and electronic data collection may revolutionize many disciplines by allowing for easier data collection, larger samples, and therefore more representative data. Ho...
We might be using the “Deep Web” every day without calling it this way or even being aware of its existence. Simply filling in a web form enables us to access the Deep Web and retrieve data from a variety of databases, some of which are free, subscription-based or have major access costs attache...
The following are a few of the techniques and tools I use to make my Google searching more effective or more productive. Synonym Searching Google has a limit of 10 words per search [since expanded to 32], which can make it difficult to include all the possible variations on a word. For example, a ...

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