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.
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.
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.
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.
Yahoo7 is to sell advertising across the Sensis network under a new partnership between the two companies.
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.
Qantas has added a new way of earning Frequent Flyer points - web searching with Yahoo!.
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.
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.
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.
It seems that Google isn't taking a decision by the full bench of the Federal Court lying down.
New Website for UK hotel searching makes it easier and faster to access a wide range of establishments
Concerned about others seeing your search requests? The Ixquick metasearch engine now uses SSL by default.
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.
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.
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.
No, Google hasn't joined Dr Who's Autons, but instead has 'received' the unluck o' an Irish lawsuit.
A new version of McAfee Family Protection refines parents' ability to control and track their children's Internet usage.
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?
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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