Search Engines

Bing's Homepage Has Been Caught Hiding A Very NSFW Image

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Tech

Microsoft’s Bing search engine has become the centre of attention for all the wrong reasons today and it’s all because of a single image. Every si...

Google Hit With Huge £2.1bn Fine For Abusing Its Power As A Search Engine

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Tech

Google has been hit with a record-breaking £2.1bn fine by the European Union after an investigation found that it had been abusing the power it holds...

Finding An Illegal Stream Of A Football Match Or Film Will Soon Be Near Impossible

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Tech

The days of simply Googling for an illegal stream of a football match or film will soon become near impossible as Google and Bing have announced a maj...

A Seven-Year Old Asked Google's CEO For A Job And He Replied

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Tech

When seven-year old Chloe Bridgewater sent Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai a handwritten note asking for a job it’s fair to say that her father Andy wa...

This Email Scam Is So Convincing It's Even Tricking The Pros

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Tech

A Gmail phishing scam has been discovered that’s so realistic it’s even fooling people who would normally pride themselves on being security-savvy...

The Great Gender Gap Debate: Is The Internet Bias To Either Sex?

Phillip Othen | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Tech

The amount of sexism on the internet is depressingly self-evident. Women in particular who speak their minds online are frequently attacked on the bas...

ImageIdentify Is A Website That Can Recognise ANY Image

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Tech

Wolfram has unveiled ImageIdentify, a 'Artificial Intelligence' that can identify any image you give it. The software program was unveiled on found...

5 Reasons Why DuckDuckGo May End Google Search Dominance

Colin Morrison | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Tech
Colin Morrison

At a time of rising concern about web security, it is easy to believe the sky's the limit for an agile and privacy-sensitive challenger to Google.

Will Google Still Be the King of Search By 2020?

Jackson Rawlings | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Tech
Jackson Rawlings

Google's offering is so much more than simply search now that the prospect of them suddenly losing everything is minimal, if not nearly impossible.

Adventures In Online Reputation Management

Paul Blanchard | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Blanchard

The 'right to be forgotten' law is now in full swing. Google has removed more than 60,000 web links and some days it seems like every search you do has the italicised warning at the bottom of the page: Some results may have been removed under data protection law in Europe. Learn more. Strange wording isn't it? Let's face it - some results have been removed, Google, or the italics of doom would not be there.

Google's Answer Boxes Demonstrate Appetite for E-A-T

Alastair Turner | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Tech
Alastair Turner

Answer boxes are the boxes that appear at the top of the organic search results and attempt to answer the question in the query... most of these queries exist around answers with a fairly solid factual base, but Google's current focus on understanding the meaning behind searches and how prominently they are displayed means that ever greater importance is placed on high quality content.

How To Get Around Google's 'Right To Be Forgotten'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Tech

After a decision by a European court, Google has recently been forced to remove links to certain content on request. Known as the 'right to be forgott...

You Can Now Ask Google To Forget You

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Tech

Google has launched a new form to allow EU citizens to request information be removed to protect their reputation. The move comes after a decision ...

Google Asks High Court To Block Privacy Legal Action

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Tech

Internet giant Google is asking the High Court to block a breach of privacy legal action launched against it in the UK by a group of British internet ...

Google Promises To Block Web Searches For Child Abuse Images

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Tech

Internet searches for child abuse images will be blocked for the first time by Microsoft and Google after months of mounting pressure. New software...

How to Find a Good SEO Company

Jonathan Guy | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Tech
Jonathan Guy

To help you make something of a more informed choice, here are my top five pointers for choosing your next SEO firm.

The Internet and Porn: Can It Really Be Controlled?

Daley James Francis | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Politics
Daley James Francis

The porn industry is huge, and the online world has made it even easier to get your hands (or your eyes) on it, and if you want to indulge in it for free, you can do that too. It doesn't take a great deal of effort to get past the adult security measures.

Google Must Recognise Right to Equality in Online Search

Marc Pinter-Krainer | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Tech
Marc Pinter-Krainer

When it comes to search results returned by the world's largest search engine, businesses in all online verticals such as news or mapping have a right to be given just the same treatment as Google's own products - a right which Google yet has to recognise.

Take A Holiday At Your Desk

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Tech

Google has added more than 1,000 new destinations to its Street View maps. And it might just be the cheapest holiday you take this year - or at lea...

Why Vince Cable Is Wrong About Content Policing

Daniel Foster | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Politics
Daniel Foster

It is both right and proper that stringent measures should be put in place to put an end to child pornography online. But Vince Cable's reactionary plan for Google and other search engines to police content in the wake of the convictions of Mark Bridger and Stuart Hazell is at best oversimplifying a very complex issue and at worst, a cynical ploy to absolve the coalition government of any immediate responsibility.

VISUALISED: This Is What The Internet Is Searching For Right Now

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Tech

Google has released a real-time visualisation of everything the Internet is searching for, as it happens. The neat online tool, based on Google Tre...

Has Google Just Recognised Palestine?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Tech

Google appears to have officially recognised Palestine as a separate country. In a small change to its website, the search engine changed the Araic...

Google's Rap Video Is Not Quite As Bad As It Sounds

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Tech

If you were looking for the next fresh sound in hip-hop, you might turn to Google. But if you did, we'd wager you'd be using the search engine - n...

A First Look at Facebook 'Graph Search'

Ben Wood | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Tech
Ben Wood

While that may well be the long game the reality is that their new search offering 'Graph Search' is not on a collision course with Google - yet.

Zuckerberg Reveals Facebook's Graph Search

PA | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Tech

Social media behemoth Facebook has announced at a "mystery event" that it is creating its own search engine. Speaking from the company's headquarte...