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Thousands of people are being asked to share their search engine results for research into whether platforms such as Google and YouTube promote misinformation and political biases, with the launch of the citizen science Australian Search Eperience Project.

Published in Education

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has published an issues paper on the impact of default settings for search engines and browsers on mobile devices, and is seeking submissions from consumers and the industry.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The majority of Australians now have a preference for digital engagement with government, and for that engagement to be tailored to them, according to a new report which also found that almost nine in every 10 Australians looked for government services online in 2020 and that Australians aged 15-and-over transacted with government on average more than once a week. 

Published in Government Tech

Google faces a fight on a second front, with news emerging that European Union authorities may soon levy a fine of €3 billion on the company for using unfair tactics to dominate the search engine market.

Published in Technology Regulation
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 13:34

Yahoo7, Sensis team up on advertising

Yahoo7 is to sell advertising across the Sensis network under a new partnership between the two companies.

Published in Resellers

Vertical search website operator the Mitula Group has secured $26.5 million in funding through an IPO ahead of the company’s listing on the ASX next week.

Published in Listed Tech

Qantas has added a new way of earning Frequent Flyer points - web searching with Yahoo!.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 04 July 2013 11:54

Ixquick sees post-PRISM search surge

In the light of the PRISM revelations and other concerns about government surveillance, it's not surprising that the StartPage and Ixquick search engines have seen a surge in traffic.

Published in Security

We sometimes wonder if people's desire for privacy leads them in strange directions. A new program called Search Engine Confuzer has us a little confused.

Published in Security

Mitt Romney's attempt to reach America's mothers by having ads appear when people undertake specific Google searches went embarrassingly off the rails with the ads popping up alongside a range of 'adult' search results.

Published in Cloud

It seems that Google isn't taking a decision by the full bench of the Federal Court lying down.

Published in Technology Regulation

New Website for UK hotel searching makes it easier and faster to access a wide range of establishments

Wednesday, 26 October 2011 12:44

Ixquick makes encryption the default for searches

 

Concerned about others seeing your search requests? The Ixquick metasearch engine now uses SSL by default.

 

Published in Security
Thursday, 22 September 2011 17:43

More competition issues coming Google's way

Google has been found not guilty of breaching consumer protection laws by failing to sufficiently distinguish between search results and sponsored links (aka adverts) but its ability to use its dominance of the Australian search market to favour its own services over those of competitors is under increasing scrutiny by the Productivity Commission.

Published in Technology Regulation

Google has come up with a means of getting we users to view more advertisements promoting goods and services related to their interests: Google Relate.

Published in Networking

Google has added its '+1' recommendation system to google.com.au, following its launch in the US in March, and made it available for incorporation into Australian web sites.

Published in Home Tech

No, Google hasn't joined Dr Who's Autons, but instead has 'received' the unluck o' an Irish lawsuit.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 14:09

McAfee updates Family Protection package

A new version of McAfee Family Protection refines parents' ability to control and track their children's Internet usage.

Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 19 April 2011 15:45

Yometa - in search of the perfect search

Yometa.com is the latest player to try its hand at metasearching. The company does bring a new perspective to the concept, so can it succeed where others have faded away?

Thursday, 31 March 2011 16:31

Google seeks more logins with +1

Google tries really hard to keep track of you. Its latest weapon: social search recommendations through a new feature called +1.

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