Centre d'aide Demandes légales. Use These Secret NSA Google Search Tips to Become Your Own Spy Agency. There’s so much data available on the internet that even government cyberspies need a little help now and then to sift through it all.
So to assist them, the National Security Agency produced a book to help its spies uncover intelligence hiding on the web. The 643-page tome, called Untangling the Web: A Guide to Internet Research (.pdf), was just released by the NSA following a FOIA request filed in April by MuckRock, a site that charges fees to process public records for activists and others. The book was published by the Center for Digital Content of the National Security Agency, and is filled with advice for using search engines, the Internet Archive and other online tools. How Google Dominates Us by James Gleick. In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy Simon and Schuster, 424 pp., $26.00 I’m Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59 by Douglas Edwards Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 416 pp., $27.00 The Googlization of Everything (and Why We Should Worry)
Google's uProxy: A Peer-to-Peer Gateway to Internet Freedom. In parts of the world where repressive governments control the Internet with unassailable firewalls, netizens don't see the same web that people in other countries can. Now, Google wants to give people in these countries a tool to circumvent those invisible barriers, and defeat censorship.
Called uProxy, it is meant to be an easy-to-use, peer-to-peer gateway to the open Internet. With uProxy installed, somebody in Iran could use a friend's Internet to connect with him or her. Though Google announced uProxy on Monday at the Google Ideas Summit in New York, N.Y., the tool isn't ready to be made public yet, and the Internet giant isn't comfortable announcing a release date. First, it wants to roll it out for a few "trusted testers" to improve it and make it more secure. The user in Iran, for instance, would be able to ask a friend in the United States via chat to activate uProxy. Google Docs. Why Google Docs?
Google Apps is a tremendous platform for facilitating online collaboration in your classroom, or beyond. It is freely available on the Web and if you are familiar with other word processors, spreadsheets, and presentation programs, you can easily use Google Docs. The chat feature on presentations makes it possible to create a "permeable classroom" by bringing experts into a lesson to interact with students online. Here are some benefits of Google Docs: It is available from anywhere and anytime with an Internet connection. 6 Alternative Browsers Based on Google Chrome. Google Chrome is based on the open-source Chromium browser project.
Anyone can take Chromium’s source code modify it to build their own browser. These browsers all build on the core browser and offer unique twists on Chrome. Each alternative browser has its own focus, whether it’s security, social networking, privacy, additional features, or portability. TED Talks - What FACEBOOK And GOOGLE Are Hiding From The World - The Filter Bubble. What Is Google Chrome Helper, and Why Is It Hogging My CPU Cycles? Then One/WIRED If you use a Mac and Google’s Chrome browser, you may occasionally be haunted by a ghoul that goes by the name of “Google Chrome Helper.”
You’ll find this mysterious phantom lurking in the Activity Monitor menu—sometimes hanging out in packs of seven—feasting on the raw flesh of CPU cycles and system memory, provoking deafening screams from your laptop fan. The Chrome Help Center doesn’t explain what it is or what it does, although you can find plenty of users complaining about it there. The Chrome FAQ isn’t any help, either. Google codifies its right to crawl through your emails. Google says the change in its policy allowing the company to trawl through emails will give "people even greater clarity".
Photo: AP It’s no secret that Google keeps an eye on what users of its services are into. But on Monday, the company updated Gmail’s terms of service to spell out its relationship with users in no uncertain terms: "Our automated systems analyse your content (including emails) to provide you personally relevant product features, such as customised search results, tailored advertising, and spam and malware detection.
Google Invests $50 Million to Close the Tech Gender Gap. Google’s Spymasters Are Now Worried About Your Secrets. A recent article in The Wall Street Journal by Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, “The Dark Side of the Digital Revolution,” makes for very scary reading.
It is not so much because of what he and co-author Jared Cohen, the director of Google Ideas, have to say about how dictators can use new information technology to suppress dissent; we know those guys are evil. What is truly frightening is that the techniques of the totalitarian state are the same ones pioneered by so-called democracies where commercial companies, like Google, have made a hash of the individual’s constitutionally guaranteed right to be secure in his or her private space. Shutterstock photo of secrets. The dictators, mired in more technologically primitive societies, didn’t develop the fearsome new implements of control of the National Security State. Google Dorks. Cache: If you include other words in the query, Google will highlight those words within the cached document.
For instance, [cache:www.google.com web] will show the cached content with the word “web” highlighted. This functionality is also accessible by clicking on the “Cached” link on Google’s main results page. The query [cache:] will show the version of the web page that Google has in its cache.
Google+ Is Walking Dead. Today, Google’s Vic Gundotra announced that he would be leaving the company after eight years.
The first obvious question is where this leaves Google+, Gundotra’s baby and primary project for the past several of those years. What we’re hearing from multiple sources is that Google+ will no longer be considered a product, but a platform — essentially ending its competition with other social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Gillmor Gang: Call Forwarding. The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — record a midweek Wednesday edition after Apple and Facebook earnings calls but before Microsoft’s the next day and Google+ chief Vic Gundotra’s resignation.
Microsoft posted good numbers against the backwash of the Post-PC decline, but Google claiming the Vic news had no impact on the Google+ strategy was pure spin doctor. The Gang seems comfortable with Apple numbers setting the table for a Wearable Winter, if you can count an iWatch as meaning both something on the wrist and Apple TV as an extension of the AppStore. With Facebook perhaps moving away from the status update stream and toward private messaging as a way to reclaim the high school set, the stage is set for a good old fashioned showdown between Web and Apps.
" in last paragraph as our feedback is now handled by multiple team members via desk.com. Before that, on 03/11/12. Google aims to "connect" users with shared interests - Ars Techn. Google is improving its service aimed at providing websites with social networking features by making it easier for users with shared interests to connect with one another.
The company has announced a number of new features for its Google Friend Connect that center on collecting and utilizing information about a site users' interests. The new features start off with a several ways to poll users for information about their particular interests. From your Friend Connect account, you can create a poll to ask your users site-relevant questions about what they are into. Then, you can have users answer the poll when they sign in to your site, via a poll gadget embedded in the site, or using the Friend Connect API. These interests are linked to users' profiles, and other users can use the information to find those with similar interests to, well, connect.
Identity Wars: Google & Yahoo! Bow to Facebook & Twitter. Yahoo! Announced this morning that it is adding Facebook Connect across many of its properties. This afternoon Google Friend Connect announced the inclusion of Twitter as a top-level log-in option. These moves will be convenient for users, but may not be good for the future of the web. People have always said that Google does what's good for the web, because what's good for the web is good for Google. In this case I'm worried that the Royalty of the web's last generation has crowned these two leading social networks as the Royalty of the current generation in a deal that offers traffic and money but that could suffocate the most creative developments of the open, distributed web.
The Importance of Identity Identity is a very important matter online, particularly as everything becomes more social. Facebook and Twitter are becoming big Identity providers. 15 Most Brutal Mods of All Time. Use Google as a Proxy - 15 Things You Didn't Know Google Could Do - Nightly. Google wants to make sure you know that it scans you emails. Good news! Google is stil scanning your emails, but at least now they're asking permission. As of Monday, Google has updated its terms of service to explicitly inform Gmail users that it is in the habit of scanning their personal emails for the purposes of providing target advertisements, custom search results, and other features.
The revised terms of service now state, "Our automated systems analyze your content (including emails) to provide you personally relevant product features, such as customized search results, tailored advertising, and spam and malware detection. Google's states of play. Google is a Washington powerhouse that shapes federal law, rewards congressional allies and boasts a new 54,000-square-foot office, just down the road from the U.S. How Google Got States To Legalize Driverless Cars - Personal Tech on Top Tech News.
About four years ago, the Google team trying to develop cars driven by computers -- not people -- became convinced that sooner than later, the technology would be ready for the masses. There was one big problem: Driverless cars were almost certainly illegal. Top 10 Things You Didn't Know Google Maps Could Do. Google spendings in lobbying. Google Lobbying in Fance. Google cozies up to GOP. Google has long been known as Barack Obama's BFF: The company and its employees made the Top 5 list of contributors to the president's 2008 campaign. Its executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, endorsed Obama and donated $25,000 to his inauguration fund. And Obama tapped Schmidt as an unpaid adviser.
Top Google Lobbyist Leaving the Search Giant. Google, once disdainful of lobbying, now a master of Washington influence. Google's Eric Schmidt is no stranger to D.C. He has spent lots of time at the White House and on Capitol Hill lobbying on behalf of his titan technology company. But his relationship with Washington and the Obama administration has not always been a comfortable one. Google. Google tapped for Tampa convention.