What can we learn about ourselves from the things we ask online? US data scientist Seth Stephens‑Davidowitz analysed anonymous Google search results, uncovering disturbing truths about our desires, beliefs and prejudices
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'The new site collects every website you’ve been on, everything you’ve searched and many of the things you’ve done with your phone'
'Every time you do a voice search, Google records it. And if you’re an Android user, every time you say “Ok Google,” the company records that, too. Don’t freak out, though, because Google lets you hear (and delete) these recordings. Here’s how'
Google Ideas is a think tank specifically dedicated to supporting free expression while fighting harassment. Google posted a picture of the mena dn women working on the project and there followed racist, sexist, hate filled replies via Twitter.
Full story here (Be aware the language is offensive)
'Google Street View is brilliant. It finds us when we're lost, it shows us where we are, it reveals places we'll never get to visit, and so on and so forth. But you know what's even more amazing? The crazy neural network that Street View is built on..'
Sinister or helpful?
'Facebook is in the process of a privacy shift that would let all users be discovered via Graph Search.
The company reminded users earlier this month that it is phasing out the "Who can look up your timeline by name," Facebook privacy feature that allowed people to essentially opt-out of being discoverable within Graph Search.
Here's how you can make sure that you don't get unwanted attention or unfamilar friend requests as a result of this Facebook privacy change.' Read the full article on Insidefacebook.com