Google claims it has halved the number of scam ads being displayed across its services thanks to new technologies and improved detection methods. Still, some illegal ads for pharmacies, mortgage scams, and the 2012 Olympics snuck through.
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Google's position as the default search engine on Apple's mobile devices is drawing scrutiny from the U.S. FTC. Apple has been subpoenaed for information on its deals with Google to make it the preferred search engine on iPhones and iPads.
Google yesterday moved forward with its planned changes to its privacy policies despite some objections from consumer groups, European regulators, and 36 U.S. attorney general concerned the changes don't conform to data protection rules.
Yahoo has warned Facebook that it will face legal action if the social network doesn't sign licensing deals for patents Yahoo believes Facebook is using for its advertising systems, according to reports. Is Yahoo looking for some stock in Facebook?
Apple, which now boasts more than 500,000 apps in its App Store, is aiming to improve search and discovery features. In a deal rumored to be worth $50 million, Apple has acquired start-up Chomp to revamp App Store search and recommendations.
Twitter has criticized Google for the huge search feature changes unveiled on Tuesday, claiming they are "bad" for people, publishers, news organizations, and Twitter users because they will make it harder to find information.
Google has admitted to struggling with creating a system to abide by new cookie laws due to the sheer number of its products affected by the rules. The ePrivacy Directive requires web sites to gain explicit consent from visitors to install cookies.
The European Commission will issue a 400-page document early next year, outlining several of its concerns with Google's alleged anti-competitive search practices, including favoring its own properties, such as YouTube and Product Search.
Google's redesigned search app for the iPad entices users to search via its service rather than the device's native Safari browser. New search app additions include Google Instant, improved visual displays, and a new search history system.
Microsoft shouldn’t make money on Android devices, Google will run Motorola independently, and Apple Siri is a “significant” rival to Google search, according to Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. A quick rundown of Schmidt’s latest comments.
Motorola has unveiled the latest addition to its smartphone range with the launch of the Razr, which will run on Android 2.3.5 and is the first device from the firm since its $12.5bn acquisition by Google in August.