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Google satellites can perform face recognition from space

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Google will soon have an unprecedented ability to spy on you from space. Theoretically, at least. How? Two months ago, after much lobbying by the biggest satellite company in North America, DigitalGlobe, the US government relaxed restrictions to allow for commercially available satellite imagery up to 25 cm resolution—twice as detailed as the previous limit of 50 …

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Google removes Palestine from its maps

Google removes Palestine maps

The Palestinian Journalists’ Forum has denounced Google for deleting the name of Palestine from its maps and replacing it with Israel. In a statement released yesterday, the forum said Google’s decision to remove Palestine from its maps on 25 July “is part of the Israeli scheme to establish its name …

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Google Translate now rewrites images and converts voice

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Travelling in a foreign country has often been a challenge – now technology comes to the rescue. Google has updated its Translate app to do voice and sign translations – just point your smartphone at signs, menus or whatever you want to understand. The California based internet giant introduced the …

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Assange: ‘Google is a privatised version of the NSA’

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange equated Google with the National Security Agency and GCHQ, saying the tech giant has become “a privatized version of the NSA,” as it collects, stores, and indexes people’s data. He made his remarks to BBC and Sky News. “Google’s business model is the spy. It makes …

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WikiLeaks: Google to back Hillary Clinton for President in 2016

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Google will overwhelmingly support Hillary Clinton for president in 2016 if she decides to run, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange revealed. The Internet giant already has a cozy relationship with the former Secretary of State due to its close ties with not only the State Department but also the Council of …

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Google to censor alternative media based on ‘facts’

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Search Engine giant Google, the major driver of traffic to the majority of media portals is moving to change the way it ranks websites, declaring that it intends to use known partisan debunking outlets to determine the “truthfulness” of content. Currently, Google rankings are determined by the number of incoming links to …

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Google has an evil plan

[youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aq219NGjjWM[/youtube] Google cars snooping on WiFi users data not an accident Google bosses were informed their Street View cars would collect e-mails, names, addresses and other personal data from Wi-Fi users around the world, a government report shows. But the company insists the message didn’t get through. Neither …

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Google blacklists 200 publisher sites in war on ‘fake news’

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Google is hopping on the bandwagon against fake news started by Facebook. The search-engine giant has now permanently blocked 200 publishers since instituting a new policy to combat fake news. For Scott Spencer, Google’s director of product management for sustainable ads, the decision was based on three criteria. Google slapped the ban on publishers …

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Google owned YouTube begins censoring videos exposing war and politics

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Google has threatened to delist HangTheBankers.com before for exposing what US soldiers did at Abu Ghraib, certain articles on Israel and has demonetised some of our Youtube videos. A new “advertiser friendly” policy introduced by YouTube will punish those who express politically incorrect opinions or dare to offend viewers by …

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Google receives $2.7 billion EU fine over manipulating search results

Google EU fine search engine manipulation

The European Union’s antitrust regulator on Tuesday fined Alphabet Inc.’s Google a record €2.42 billion ($2.71 billion) for favoring its own comparison-shopping service in search results and ordered the search giant to apply the same methods to rivals as its own when displaying their services. The decision, if it is upheld, …

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Why Google engineer James Damore was fired

Google engineer James Damore

Fired Google engineer James Damore has penned an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal explaining how his good-faith effort to discuss differences between men and women in tech couldn’t be tolerated in the company’s “ideological echo chamber,” adding that self-segregation with similar-minded people has grown in recent decades as we spend more time in …

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Google hides ‘Clinton body count’ from search engine

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Google has altered its search algorithm to prevent searches for “Clinton body count” from auto-completing, despite the term auto-completing when typed in on virtually any other search engine. The ‘Clinton body count’ is an infamous list of alleged murders connected to the Clintons. When a web user searches for “clinton …

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New AI software can read images to human level accuracy

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Scientists with Stanford University and Google have developed two new artificially intelligent software programs capable of describing images with near human-level accuracy. Stanford’s research paper, entitled “Deep Visual-Semantic Alignments for Generating Image Descriptions,” explains how specific details found in photographs and videos can be translated into written text. “We present …

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How Google tried to rig the election for Hillary Clinton

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The Obama administration’s revolving door with Google has been anything but subtle over the last eight years, and a new report from a government watchdog out this week shows the Silicon Valley giant hoped to extend that relationship to what many expected would be a Hillary Clinton presidency. According to …

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Google to Wi-Fi entire planet with 180 satellites

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The world wide web may seem like a global community, but two-thirds of the planet still remain without access. Now, Google is planning to change this by launching a fleet of 180 satellites to provide web access for the 4.8 billion people not yet online, according to sources close to …

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Futurist Ray Kurzweil to join Google

Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil, author and controversial thinker, announced Friday he will join Google as a director of engineering, focused on projects involving machine learnings and language processing. Kurzweil is best known for his theory of “technology singularity,” essentially a claim that posits mankind will create a post-human collective superintelligence through means of advancements …

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Google manipulating search results favoring big brands over small businesses

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The New York Times reported this morning that the Federal Trade Commission is preparing a recommendation that the government sue Google for allegedly manipulating search results to favor its own products and big brand shopping websites. The investigation, which began more than a year ago, is the most far-reaching antitrust investigation …

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Eric Schmidt: Google AI indistinguishable from humans within a decade

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Google CEO Eric Schmidt has predicted that the company will be capable of developing artificial intelligence for its programs that will be indistinguishable from a human being within 5-10 years. During a question and answer session at Google’s Big Tent event, which took place this week at the luxury Grove Hotel …

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