This summer, Google bragged about its latest generation of server technology: “From Firehose, our first in-house datacenter network, ten years ago to our latest-generation Jupiter network, we’ve increased the capacity of a single datacenter network more than 100x. Our current generation — Jupiter fabrics —
Google News creates incoherent mashups of current events.
The message of this advertisement seems to be: Get your students an Android tablet from Google For Education, and video game learning can replace physical education. What Google genius thought that would be an effective piece of marketing?
Featuring those gol-darned genital hands in every possible pairwise combination, the new social media platform Ello has released its decision to allow the content that those hands signify. Ello writes in an e-mail blast: “Following Google’s decision to ban NSFW content from Blogger (followed by
Yasha Levine is writing a book, titled Surveillance Valley, that will describe the involvement of Silicon Valley giants such as Google in the federal government’s regime of electronic surveillance against the American people
The autocomplete feature of Google describes the most common searches containing a phrase. The most common searches about Thanksgiving Day, being thankful, being grateful (and their negations) give us a bit of a glimpse into the cultural concerns we give about Thanksgiving. Here are the
“The brilliance of Google,” writes Owl Eyes Creative, “is that the company has grown to understand its users.” Part of understanding Google’s users is an understanding of where Google users live. Google has become an unrivaled expert at using the power of well-designed data mining
The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that most workers don’t make enough money to buy Google Glass as a professional accessory.
The genius of the NSA spying system is that it’s never in plain sight, though it’s something that we all may reasonably suspect is watching us at any moment.
The rare corporations that have refused to betray promises of encryption to their customers have been targeted by the NSA anyway, through hacking operations that have stolen encryption keys or found other ways to bust through privacy protections.
Several new pieces of news reveal that online spying, involving both the NSA and corporations, is even worse than we thought.