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  1. 4 Google Changes and How Online Merchants Can Adapt

    For cumulative Google algorithm changes, Moz has a handy Google algorithm change history page, which highlights changes since 2000. The most controversial change Google has made recently involves increasing user privacy for Google searches through...

  2. Weekly Rundown: Lost Google Image Search Traffic, Facebook Search Ads & More

    See "Google to Appeal Italian Privacy Ruling and Jail-Time Sentence" for more details on the case's history. A new analysis says Google Image Search traffic is down 63 percent on average. How Google’s Image Search Update Killed Image SEO – Define...

  3. Why & How Google Hands Over Users' Data to Governments

    Drummond explained that when Google is able to, it notifies users that someone has come knocking for their information – whether it's search query history, Gmail messages, documents, photos, or YouTube videos – giving them time to prepare a legal...

  4. Happy Birthday, DuckDuckGo: Homegrown Search Engine Turns 4

    It’s a refreshing service for an increasing number of users, who find personalization based on search history and social media limiting, or even invasive. DuckDuckGo’s founder is on a mission; it speaks to his experience that he foresaw privacy as...

  5. Does Uncensored FCC Street View Report Show Google Lied?

    The uncensored report raises questions about Google's version of history, which painted the decision as a mistake by a lone engineer (who refused to speak to the FCC by invoking the Fifth Amendment). His report also concluded that privacy...

  6. Google April Fools' Day Pranks 2012: 8-Bit Maps, Chrome Multitask Mode & More!

    Google April Fools’ Day Hoaxes History: 2000-2011 We’re all holding our breath to find out whether any kangaroos will file privacy complaints with the Australian government. You can also “tickle a unicorn”; “download our ranking code so you can run...

  7. Search Marketing and Social Media in Regulated Industries

    Finally, what are the rules governing the new forms of personally identifiable information (PII) disclosed in digital and social channels - for example, the history of what sites individuals visited, the "social graph" of their connected friends...

  8. Search Engine Users Dislike Personalized Search But Like the Results

    Contextual signals might also include search history stored in cookies for up to 180 days, according to a Google blog post on personalization. Even if you sign out of Google, for example, stored cookies still share your web history and results are...

  9. Google Encrypted Search Going Global

    One month prior to the debut of encrypted search, researchers showed how attackers could gain access to the search history and contact information of Google users using the Firesheep extension. While Google touts the increased privacy and security...

  10. Last Ditch Efforts to Halt New Google Privacy Policy

    If you’re just learning of this now and freaked out, there’s a really simple process for removing your search history from Google: The privacy policy change mainly affects users with a Google Account, and you can continue to use many of our...

  11. Google, Microsoft, Yahoo Working With White House on Do No Track Browsing

    The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has confirmed it is in discussion with Google to ensure the search giant is complying with all necessary UK data laws following the reports about privacy settings being bypassed.

  12. Google Won't Pause New Privacy Policy - Should They Have To?

    Privacy controls include turning off search history, switching Gmail chat to “off the record,” using Incognito mode in Chrome, etc. Questions over Google’s new privacy policy continue despite their best efforts to quell fears.