Over 1,000 Europeans a day ask Google to scrub Web
Google is being swamped with requests from Europeans trying to erase unflattering links to their past from the world's dominant Internet search engine.
Pressing the accelerator on quantum robotics
Quantum computing will allow for the creation of powerful computers, but also much smarter and more creative robots than conventional ones. This was the conclusion reached by researchers from Spain and Austria, ...
Google says 'forgetting' isn't easy, as requests mount
Google on Thursday told European officials that forgetting isn't easy, especially when details are few and guidelines are murky regarding when personal privacy trumps public interest.
German minister eyes possibility of breaking up Google
Germany's justice minister says the possibility of dismantling Google should be considered if the Internet giant abuses its dominant position, in a newspaper interview to be published Saturday.
Google gets 12,000 requests to be 'forgotten' on first day
Google received 12,000 requests from people seeking to be "forgotten" by the world's leading search engine on the first day it offered the service, a company spokesman in Germany said Saturday.
Google opens path in Europe for being 'forgotten'
Google began letting people in Europe formally request to be "forgotten" by the world's leading Internet search service.
Freedom of expression and the right to be forgotten
The European Court of Justice has ruled that Google must amend some search results at the request of ordinary people in a test of the so-called "right to be forgotten." The court said links to "irrelevant" and outdated data should be erased on request. ...
China's Baidu scores artificial-intelligence coup, hires Andrew Ng to run Silicon Valley lab
Opening a new front in Silicon Valley's latest arms race, the Chinese Internet company Baidu said Friday that it has hired former Google and longtime Stanford researcher Andrew Ng as chief scientist to run its artificial ...
Digital companies demand new Google anti-trust probe
The Open Internet Project, which includes 400 players in Europe's digital markets, lodged a complaint with the European Commission on Thursday against what it alleges are new anti-competitive abuses by Google
Workplace web use is a minefield
Market research reports have indicated that many office employees in the UK spend at least one hour of their day at work on non-work activities. They are booking holidays, shopping online, posting message ...
Yahoo's search engine leans on Yelp for help
Yahoo is cribbing from Yelp's online reviews of local merchants to soup up its search engine.
New search engine delivers content matched to ability
An Internet search engine developed specifically for schools by two University of Alabama in Huntsville professors is being tested as a way to increase reading abilities in challenged students and help motivate intellectual ...
CSHL launches bioRxiv, a freely accessible, citable preprint server for biology
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) today announced the launch of a new stage in the evolution of life science communication—a new, free service, called bioRxiv (pronounced "bio-Archive"). It is a preprint ...
French court orders Google to block Max Mosley orgy pictures
A French court on Wednesday ordered Google to prevent its search engine from providing links to images of a sadomasochist orgy involving former Formula One boss Max Mosley.