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Google Started a Political Shitstorm Because of Its Over-Reliance on Wikipedia

The feature that caused Google to say the ideology of the California Republican Party is "Nazism" is killing Wikipedia.
Jason Koebler
5.31.18
porn

Facebook's Search Bar Briefly Autocompleted to 'Video of Girl Sucking Dick Under Water'

The social media platform served disturbing search results to some of its users tonight.
Sarah Emerson
3.16.18
thanks a lot

Cryptocurrency Miners Are 'Limiting' the Search for Alien Life

Berkely's SETI project can't get its hands on the latest graphics cards, which are popular with cryptocurrency miners.
Matthew Gault
2.14.18
search

YouTube Keeps Serving Me Ads for Poland's 'Holocaust Law'

A controversial law about Poland's role in the Holocaust shows how Google serves up different versions of history.
Emanuel Maiberg
2.13.18
Sex Ed

Don't Ask Siri About Your Weird Sex Thing

Researchers asked Siri and Google a barrage of questions in a sex-health battle of the voice assistants.
Samantha Cole
12.20.17
Dear Future

These Roboticists Want to Take Over the World With a Pair of Legs

Agility Robotics does one thing really well, but is that enough?
Jordan Pearson
11.30.17
gone phishing

An Elaborate Darknet Phishing Scam Is the Top Google Result for Basic Bitcoin Tutorials

“This is probably the best phishing scam I’ve ever seen.”
Jordan Pearson
8.30.17
The 'Eh' Files

Robots Will Search a Lake for Remnants of Canada’s Doomed 1950s Fighter Jet

Several "free flight" models are believed to be on the bottom of Lake Ontario.
Jordan Pearson
7.14.17
Busted

You Probably Shouldn’t Forge a Judge’s Signature to Solve Your SEO Problems

A jewelry company CEO was arrested on Monday and charged with forging court orders in order to de-index negative reviews on Google.
Sarah Jeong
4.19.17
privacy

Bipartisan Bill Would Require Border Patrol to Get a Warrant to Search Your Phone

The Protecting Data at the Border Act would let you refuse to hand over your electronics at the border.
Jason Koebler
4.4.17
privacy theatre

Canada's Privacy Watchdog Lacks the Teeth to Curb Phone Searches at the Border

It's a nice thought, though.
Jordan Pearson
3.16.17
i spy

GeoVisual Lets You Visually Search Earth’s Entire Surface

Using years’ worth of publicly available satellite imagery, Descartes Labs has developed a machine learning platform that can identify visually similar objects around the world.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.7.17