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It's no secret that plenty of people are using (and abusing) the European Union's \"right to be forgotten\" online, but have you wondered just how these requests tend to break down? You won't have to wonder for much longer. Google has updated its Transparency Report with a new section for European

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You might not have to set reminders to pay your bills on time in the future. After a bit of testing with a limited audience, Google has updated its mobile search app to show both upcoming and past bills it finds in your Gmail. So long as a notice mentions both the due date and the amount you owe,

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Seen a few new sources showing up in the \"news\" section of a Google search lately? It isn't just you. Mountain View is pulling more websites into its news listings now including the likes of Reddit, as spotted by Search Engine Land. Google says that regardless of where it comes from, any content c

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Google's search engine has long brought useful factoids through its Knowledge Graph sidebars, but the results themselves have usually been skimpy; you've seen preview text, and that's about it. Thankfully, Google has made that sneak peek considerably more useful. The internet giant just introduc

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If you've been using DuckDuckGo's privacy-focused search engine to get around China's stringent censorship while also hiding your tracks, you'd better start looking for an alternative. The company's Gabriel Weinberg (above) has confirmed that China blocked DuckDuckGo at some point in recent memor

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Google Authorship is no more. It has lived for only three short years, from the time Mountain View launched it in 2011, displaying people's faces alongside anything they've written on a website tied to their Google+ accounts. Yes, it stopped showing author's profile pics back in June, because the

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If you ever find yourself trying to remember just exactly what restaurant your friend recommended on Facebook several months ago, you might be able to do so soon with just a simple keyword search. Along with a \"satire\" tag and stickers in comments, it appears the social network is testing a featur

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Arguably, the whole convenience of Google's search and map skills (and by association, the voice-guided version) is the fact it's on your smartphone -- which is right in your pocket. However, In a bid to explain to Tokyo-ites that there's more to the eminently tech-friendly Shibuya outside of That

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While the rest of us were out frolicking in the sun, The New York Times' Upshot blog spent the early part of the summer sussing out which counties in the United States were the easiest and hardest to live in. After a little extra prompting from Google's chief economist, editor David Leonhardt and

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Google sometimes lets you ask follow-up questions when a search doesn't provide all the answers. Bing, however, has required that you phrase each query as if you're starting fresh -- a bit of a headache if you're the curious sort. That won't be a problem for much longer, as Microsoft is rolling

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With cloud storage options becoming as numerous as actual clouds peppering the sky, it's nice to see app developers hunkering down to make serious improvements. That's exactly what the folks at Dropbox did with their latest Android app update -- it packs the ability to preview documents (perfect f

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There really isn't such a thing as being too secure online, and Google is trying something new to get more website owners thinking about keeping their users' information safe. After a few months of experimentation, the search giant now considers how secure a site is when it decides how prominently

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