Internet search engine giant Google has announced that, over the next 10 days, they would be rolling out a new development to help readers find accurate nutritional information. Now, instead of browsing through various web sites when you search for nutritional information online, you will see a box of nutrition facts at the top of the Google search page. “Every year, we’ve seen lots of searches for nutrition information on everything from avocados to bananas to a watermelon, and we realized there was no easy way to get that answer online,” said Roya Soleimani, senior communications associate on the search team at Google. “Now if I’m at the supermarket and trying to decide between a watermelon and a cantaloupe, I can easily see how much sugar is in each one and quickly make an informed decision.” Google launched the service last week with nutritional information for over 1,000 foods (including fruits, vegetables, and meat), with plans to add more … [Read more...] about News Bite: Google Adds Nutrition Facts on 1,000 Foods
Google searches for mental health related issues drop dramatically during summer months. This is according to new research published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. John W. Ayers, PhD of the Graduate School of Public Health at San Diego State University explains, “The Internet is a game changer. By passively monitoring how individuals search online we can figuratively look inside the heads of searchers to understand population mental health patterns.” The research draws on Google’s public database identifying and following mental health questions in Australia and the United States between 2006 and 2010. All questions relating to mental health were recorded and categorized by type of mental illness. This includes searches related to OCD, schizophrenia, suicide, ADHD, anxiety, eating disorders, depression, and bipolar disorder. Read the specific statistics here. It’s encouraging to note that John W. Ayers also speculated that the difference … [Read more...] about Another Vitamin D Clue? Google searches for mental health drop during summer months
This shouldn’t come as news, but if you were unaware, Google bubbles you. They bubble you almost like bubble boy. There is no way to get out of it, its just put there with no other options. You are just born into their bubble and told its good. Shhh… its a good thing. Let Google track you, let them sell your data to millions of companies, its not bad, you are a terrorist if you think otherwise. Well lets get into some facts and what the bubble is before it sounds like some mumbo jumbo Facts Google keeps all your search data and never deletes it (they have been doing this since 1995). Google hoards your data and assigns it to private profiles you can’t see or delete. Google has their servers locked down in multiple ways (physical bars) so no one other than the owners and government can see your data. Google likes selling your data. Google enjoys data mining you. Google can censor and alters there search engine whatever they want. Google claims they are going to … [Read more...] about Don’t get stuck in the Google bubble
A recent document, filed by Google’s lawyers revealed, that users who send emails to Gmail have “no reasonable expectation of privacy”. The brief was filed on July 13th 2013 in response to a class action complaint against Google to the United States District Court for Northern District of California. The document clearly states that any communication with Google services may be accessed, scanned and used for various purposes, including displaying ads. Quote from the motion: Just as a sender of a letter to a business colleague cannot be surprised that the recipient’s assistant opens the letter, people who use Web-based email today cannot be surprised if their emails are processed by the recipient’s [email provider] in the course of delivery. Indeed, ‘a person has no legitimate expectation of privacy in information he voluntarily turns over to third parties.’ Smith v. Maryland, 442 U.S. 735, 743-44 (1979). Then it goes on to … [Read more...] about Google: You Have ‘No Legitimate Expectation of Privacy’
Google Adsense allows you to earn money on a per click basis by permitting their advertisers banners to run on your website. It is easy to set up and monitor. All I was told came from a form letter, which stated “Your account has been disabled. We’re limited in the amount of information we can provide about your specific violation. We understand this can be frustrating for you, but we’ve taken these precautionary measures because intentional violators can use this information to circumvent our detection systems.” “We’ve created a list of the top reasons for account closure for you to review before submission at http://support.google.com/adsense/bin/answer.py?answer=2660562. Please be sure to provide a thorough analysis in your appeal, which you can submit at https://support.google.com/adsense/bin/request.py?contact_type=appeal_form and we will follow up accordingly. Thanks for your understanding, In other words – We won’t tell you … [Read more...] about Google Adsense – Click your way to … Hey, where did my account go!?