Posts Under: Google

AI Spotlight: YouTube’s AI Tools Show Promise for Extremist Content Removal

Terrorists and other hate groups like al-Qaeda, ISIS, white supremacists, and neo-Nazis use social media and video streaming platforms to publish and spread their hateful and offensive content for radicalization, propaganda, or organizational purposes. After the recent tragic events in Charlottesville, the tech community has been figuring out ways to respond.  Platforms have increased the rate of which they either take down white supremacist content or make it harder to find.  But, many companies and platforms have been flagging and taking down such harmful for a long while, especially pertaining to terrorist content.

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France’s Extraterritorial Interpretation of the Right to be Forgotten Goes to the European Court of Justice

Does the EU’s right to be forgotten extend to the whole world?  The French data protection authority, CNIL, says yes and wants search engines to delist search results which contain information that violates the European Union’s right to be forgotten – not just for French users, not just for European users, but for all users everywhere. Google is prepared to remove offending search results for European users, but balks at removing material globally just because European courts find that it violates European privacy rules. 

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Google Builds on Industry-Driven Ad Standards to Improve User Experience and Content Creation

Online advertising is an increasingly important source of revenue for online content creators, who include professional journalists to web developers to bloggers and provide tremendous value to the Internet ecosystem. To remain afloat, these content creators rely on effective online advertising in order to continue to provide their service or business.

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New Report Gives Roadmap to Ranking High on Google

If you want to improve your Google rankings for web pages where you sell products and/or services, read on. Searchmetrics has released a new report titled E-commerce Ranking Factors 2017: Ten Things E-commerce Sites Need to Know to Rank on Google. The new study is based on an analysis of the top 20 search results on google.com for more than 6,000 online retail and e-commerce common search terms.

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Change to Google's Keyword Planner May Give Boost to Google Trends and Bing

One morning a couple weeks ago, Matt Bailey—a highly experienced SEO and marketing practitioner—went into Google's Keyword Planner and "checked terms like investing, investments, investment." What he found was that investment and investments are not combined but show the exact same number of monthly searches—which is probably not possible. 

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French Right To Be Forgotten Approach Threatens International Comity

Just as everyone was headed out of Washington for the Memorial Day weekend, CNBC did a report on Google’s Two Years of Forgetting Europeans. It was a useful summary of the material Google publishes in its transparency report on European privacy requests for search removals.  It noted such interesting facts as that Google has removed 43% of the URLs they have reviewed and processed and that Facebook was the most frequently removed URL. But the report strangely missed a major legal development that threatens a stable international understanding about the limits of domestic law in age of global communications networks. This stable understanding is that national governments have control over the Internet within their own borders.  They have right and the obligation to make the rules of the road for Internet conduct occurring within their own borders. But they don’t have the right to extend their local laws to Internet conduct within the jurisdiction of other cou ...

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