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  1. SES San Francisco Keynote: Google's Matt Cutts & Patrick Thomas on Search Engine Censorship

    Most recently, Google found itself internally debating censoring autocomplete suggestions when the Boston bombing happened earlier this year. Designing a search engine is no easy task. Should a search engine filter content such as violent images...

  2. How to Report Organic Search Traffic Gains After Filtering 'Bad' Traffic

    Guest check-out was not an option (and, at the time of this writing, is still something that the client is debating, internally). This particular client is a bit of a "dream client. Not because they are a big name or spending a ton of dough…it's...

  3. Cookie Crunch: Complying with the EU ePrivacy Directive in the UK

    While U.S.digital industry commentators were debating the "Do Not Track" initiative in May, the UK industry was rushing to meet the deadline for it's own privacy D-Day: May 26, 2012. This was the date on which the EU Privacy Directive, which had...

  4. SOPA Explained: Why It’s Bad for the Web & How to #StopSOPA

    It hasn’t escaped notice that even those debating the bill in session don’t seem to understand what it is they’re about to vote on. SOPA is proving to be more resilient than many had hoped, with Rep. Lamar Smith, its chief sponsor, vowing to bring...

  5. Spies, Lies & Cold Hard Cash: Second Life Erupts In a War Over Privacy

    I had no idea this entire time because they spend so much time writing blogs about irrelevant law, my real life name, real life address, posting lists of RedZone user names, passing threatening notecards, planning group ARs, spreading false rumors...

  6. The Google Killer No One Dares Discuss [Best of SEW 2010 #5”

    Many people have written articles debating who would be the "Google Killer" -- it's actually a rather strange and aggressive concept, but since we're going in a militaristic direction, let's just think about firstly about Google and expansion.

  7. Search & Social Media in the Dutch Elections, Part 1: Twitter

    But as you'll see in coming installments, the politicians are debating on the web in a lot more ways than just on Twitter. Where politicians used to live their own lives and only communicated with voters during election time by telling them what...