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Tech workers are building the future. With that power comes a responsibility to build a future that is more free, just, and more prosperous than the present. Many tech workers are taking that responsibility seriously. For example, since 2018, employees at Google, Facebook, and Amazon have pub...
Everywhere you look, it seems some company is either spying on their users or failing to protect their users' data. Protecting yourself might seem like a hopeless task, but these top privacy apps can really make a difference. It's easy to feel that personal privacy is a dead issue. Once you go onli...
Bing is rolling out several updates to improve key search features including autosuggest, people also ask, and intelligent answers. Bing is improving several key search features with updates designed to provide users with a wider range of results. Now, when users search using Bing, they can expect...
The variables that drive performance for LSA extend beyond the prominence, relevance and proximity factors we have built strategies for. We are in the midst of a transformation in local advertising. Google has a new form of trusted answers that are revealed through a unique and compelling sponsored...
Popular search engines and browsers do a great job at finding and browsing content on the web, but can do a better job at protecting your privacy while doing so. With your data being the digital currency of our times, websites, advertisers, browsers, and search engines track your behavior on the we...
Ever Google search for your own name? Even if you haven’t, there’s a good chance that a friend, family member or potential employer will at some point. And when they do, do you know everything that they’ll find? Google is chock full of personal information you may not always want public. Whet...
DuckDuckGo, the privacy-focused search engine, announced that August 2020 ended in over 2 billion total searches via its search platform. While Google remains the most popular search engine, DuckDuckGo has gained a great deal of traction in recent months as more and more users have begun to value t...
Learn key insights that will help you understand how the algorithms of Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook work. Here’s an old question that gets asked every year: How do social media algorithms work? But, you can often uncover strategic insights by looking at an old question like...
Dark Web is that area of the internet that consists of encrypted content and is not indexed by search engines. About 97% cybersecurity companies had their data exposed on the Dark Web in 2020. Some data breaches occurred as recent as in end of August, a survey by security firm ImmuniWeb found. ...
Bug causes search UI to display random Bing results We’ve known for a while that integrating the web search in the default Windows 10 search experience isn’t necessarily the best way to go, but here’s more evidence in this regard if you still needed it. Some users are now seeing random web r...

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