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5 million Google email addresses, usernames and passwords leaked

September 11th, 2014 Comments off
Carla Marshall wrote on about a data breach involving 5 million Google email addresses. She also included a link to a website that supposedly will let you know if your Google account is open to being comprised. So you might want to change your passwords. Google said the following, The security of our users […]
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Google Sued For Trademark Infringement Over Google Plus By Owned Of

September 7th, 2014 Comments off
Andre Rossouw filed a lawsuit against Google over its Google Plus service claiming it violates its own trademark for GOOGABOX. The Plaintiff’s also own the the domain name The Plaintiff also sued what appears to be Google’s attorney in this matter Eric Ball in one of the counts of the Complaint Here are the […]
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Google Authorship Comes To An End

August 29th, 2014 Comments off
Eric Enge wrote a very detailed and lengthy post about the end of Google Authorship, I remember when this first came out and everyone was telling me how important this was and to get on it. Bill Hartzer wrote an excellent piece about it on back in March of 2013. This is one of […]
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Google Gains Victory in German Publisher Dispute

August 22nd, 2014 Comments off
Back in June, Jeff Jarvis wrote on Buzz Machine about German publishers banding together to go after Google for linking to their content. As Jarvis pointed out Google News does not show ads so the desire to get 11 % of something, would be 11% of nothing. From the article: German publishers are not just […]

The Future of Google Glass Lies in Health Care According to its Inventor

August 22nd, 2014 Comments off
Mark Sullivan of Venture Beat did a story on the inventor of Google Glass and his belief that the future of the wearable lies in health care. From the article: Google didn’t design its Glass wearable for medicine, but that use continues to be a hot topic of conversation among medical technologists and the investors […]
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Google’s Response to Negative SEO Extortion “No Bueno”

August 15th, 2014 Comments off
Barry Schwartz wrote an article on Search Engine Land yesterday on Negative SEO extortion, and the Google response to these letters. First off here is the letter: Subject: I Want To Buy. Please Guide Me. Hello, Read this email very carefully. This is an extortion email. We will do NEGATIVE SEO to your website by […]
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Google Wants You To Encrypt Your Traffic and Will Favor Those That Comply

August 8th, 2014 Comments off
Another homework assignment for webmasters given by Ms. Google Google announced that it will start to favor websites that encrypt their traffic in their search results. Google said: For these reasons, over the past few months we’ve been running tests taking into account whether sites use secure, encrypted connections as a signal in our search […]
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Hong Kong Court Rules Entertainment Tycoon Can Sue Google Over Autocomplete Suggestions

August 6th, 2014 Comments off
We all start searches at Google and get the autocomplete function going into full effect, giving us suggestions as we type each letter. Apparently one Hong Kong tycoon did not like the results the autocomplete suggested when it came to him. He wants to sue Google for defamation and a Hong Kong court has ruled […]
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Wikipedia Will Be Restricted Under Right to be Forgotten Law

August 2nd, 2014 Comments off
Juliette Garside wrote a piece for The Guardian today that Google will restrict search terms to a link to a Wikipedia article under the right to be forgotten law. Jimmy Wales founder of Wikipedia said, “You do not have a right to use the law to prevent Wikipedia editors from writing truthful information, nor do […]
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The Google Penguin has become the Punisher

August 1st, 2014 Comments off
Has the Google Penguin become the punisher ? Eric Enge wrote a very good article on Search Engine Land that took a look at how punitive the Google Penguin really is. Enge expressed that he had a heavy heart with relation to the unforgiving nature of the Penguin. Enge gives those webmasters new to the […]
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