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Google, Reddit defend tech legal protections ahead of Congress hearing
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Google, Reddit defend tech legal protections ahead of Congress hearing

Without Section 230, search engines, would either not be able to filter content at all or would over-filter content.

TikTok parent ByteDance introduces a new search engine in China called Toutiao Search
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TikTok parent ByteDance introduces a new search engine in China called Toutiao Search

Parent company of TikTok, ByteDance, is also moving into work-place messaging and music streaming.

Baidu reported net loss of $47.51 million, records loss for the first time since 2015
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Baidu reported net loss of $47.51 million, records loss for the first time since 2015

Baidu is facing increasing competition in the fast-growing short video and news feed markets.

DuckDuckGo switches to Apple Maps for address searches to protect user privacy
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DuckDuckGo switches to Apple Maps for address searches to protect user privacy

Until now, Apple and DuckDuckGo have both taken strong stances on protecting user privacy.

Lawsuit filed against Google search engine's photo sharing and storage service dismissed
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Lawsuit filed against Google search engine's photo sharing and storage service dismissed

Lawsuit alleged Alphabet Inc’s Google violated Illinois state law by collecting and storing biometric data.

Google's China plan questioned by US lawmakers as staff resigns over issue
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Google's China plan questioned by US lawmakers as staff resigns over issue

Jack Poulson resigned because he felt Google was not honoring its commitment to human rights.

Leaked video posted on Breitbart shows Google co-founder Sergey Brin and other execs lamenting Donald Trump election in 2016
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Leaked video posted on Breitbart shows Google co-founder Sergey Brin and other execs lamenting Donald Trump election in 2016

A recently leaked video from 2016 shows Google executives lamenting the election of US president Donald Trump, who has accused the company of doctoring search results for his name.

Google to increase transparency on political ads ahead of mid-term elections in US
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Google to increase transparency on political ads ahead of mid-term elections in US

Under the new mechanism, political advertisers now have to provide a government-issued ID and other key information.

Microsoft bans advertisements related to cryptocurrency products from its search engine, Bing
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Microsoft bans advertisements related to cryptocurrency products from its search engine, Bing

Microsoft will implement this change globally in June on its search engine Bing, with enforcement rolling out in late June to early July.

Google, Facebook and Amazon are the top three most trusted Internet brands in India
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Google, Facebook and Amazon are the top three most trusted Internet brands in India

"With 1.2 trillion searches per year, it (Google) has become the first port of call for all things on the Internet," the TRA Brand Trust Report 2018 mentioned.

Google to begin prioritising mobile indexing over desktop indexing
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Google to begin prioritising mobile indexing over desktop indexing

The change follows a year of experimentation by Google who had announced in 2016 that it would begin experiments to make its indexing system mobile-first.

Google to be the default search provider for Firefox on desktop and mobile in US and few other countries
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Google to be the default search provider for Firefox on desktop and mobile in US and few other countries

Yahoo and Google aim to recoup placement fees by selling ads alongside search results and collecting valuable user data.

Google issues refunds to advertisers for running ads on websites generating fraudulent traffic
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Google issues refunds to advertisers for running ads on websites generating fraudulent traffic

Google has issued refunds to hundreds of advertisers for running ads on websites with fraudulent traffic generated by automated bots.

Google to pay Apple $3 billion to remain default search engine on the iPhone
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Google to pay Apple $3 billion to remain default search engine on the iPhone

Google has increased the amount from $1 billion 3 years ago to $3 billion this year and Google's licensing fees make up a bulk of Apple's services business.

What exactly is the mysterious dark web and how it is different from the deep web
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What exactly is the mysterious dark web and how it is different from the deep web

Dark web is something which is only an infinitesimally small and notorious part of an otherwise largely uncharted deep web.

Microsoft to pay users for using Bing
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Microsoft to pay users for using Bing

In a push to make people switch to its Bing search engine, Microsoft will now pay users in Britain to use Bing over competitors like Google Search.

EU antitrust regulator to conclude its case against Google in 'next few months'
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EU antitrust regulator to conclude its case against Google in 'next few months'

Google has been in the Commission's crosshairs since 2010 over the promotion of its own shopping service in internet searches.

Google buckles to pressure from Russia, agrees to integrate third party search engines on Android
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Google buckles to pressure from Russia, agrees to integrate third party search engines on Android

Alphabet Inc's Google will open up its popular Android mobile operating system to rival search engines in Russia as part of a deal.

Pinterest has acquired Twitter co-founder Biz Stone's 'human-powered' search engine Jelly
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Pinterest has acquired Twitter co-founder Biz Stone's 'human-powered' search engine Jelly

San Francisco-based Pinterest has acquired Twitter co-founder Biz Stone's "human-powered" search engine start-up Jelly. "This is the best decision for the future of human-powered search and discovery.

Google and other search engines want to implement a voluntary anti-piracy code: Report
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Google and other search engines want to implement a voluntary anti-piracy code: Report

Copyright infringement has been a thorn in the side of the entertainment industry for decades now. In the internet era, search engines like Google do, involuntarily, enable copyright infringement.