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Google Street View Cars are Compromising Our Privacy

by admin on Jun.07, 2010, under Security

Looks like Dr. Aman was on CBS News again, this time talking about Google Street View. Google was downloading emails and documents while taking pictures for Street View. I guess they took the opportunity to turn it into a war drive. Dr. Aman is right, there is no way that Google was doing this inadvertently! That doesn’t even make sense… I don’t drive around with my computer, “inadvertently” downloading people’s information from Wi-fi networks. You have to set your computer up to do something like that. P.S. Secure your wireless network for god-sakes!

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Google Teams With Twitter to Develop Social Search

by admin on Oct.22, 2009, under Research Projects, The Web

Look at that! I did my presentation just a little too early. It turns out that yesterday Google struck a deal (monetary) with Twitter to include a real-time search of social networks. Read more about the deal on Tech Crunch. This seems like a promising technology for getting up-to-second results on current trending topics, as it takes longer to write an article than a tweet.

I promise to have more links that I have uncovered during my research, but I just saw this pop up today. I was a little angry because it would have been great to include in the advantage that Google has over Facebook.

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Google Scholar and Alerts

by admin on Sep.23, 2009, under The Web

Here are my screen shots for looking for info for my presentation.

Scholar Results

I had to adjust it because the advanced search wouldn’t allow the “~”.

Advanced Search

Alert Box

Got it all set up in my alerts.

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Google Speaks on Their Work on HTML 5

by admin on Sep.15, 2009, under The Web

Just thought that I would share this. HTML is a new web standard, which specification is being drawn up for right now. I’m really excited about a lot of the new features.

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Research Topic Approved, Let’s Start the Madness!

by admin on Sep.11, 2009, under Research Projects

I just got my research topic approved for my first presentation in ACSG 500. My topic title will be “Facebook Takes Over the World… of Search.” Here’s a brief synopsis of what it will entail:

Facebook is attempting to de-thrown Google as the leading source of where people get their information online. The presentation will consist of how Facebook plans on doing so, and how their plan compares to buisness models of the past, where people provide the information on queries over machines.

If you have any links that I should know about, please post them in the comments. So far, I’ve found a really good article on Wired. I will post it, along with other items I find, later.

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