Tagged: google

Google’s scrapping third-party cookies – but invasive targeted advertising will live on - News

Guest Author Mar 10, 2021

Eerke Boiten, De Montfort University Google has announced plans to stop using tracking cookies on its Chrome browser by 2022, replacing them with a group profiling system in a move the company says will plot “a course towards a more privacy-friendly web”. The change is significant. Chrome commands some two-thirds of the web browser market. Third-party tracking cookies, … Read More

Upgrade rage: why you may have to buy a new device whether you want to or not - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 19, 2021

Michael Cowling, CQUniversity Australia We’ve probably all been there. We buy some new smart gadget and when we plug it in for the first time it requires an update to work. So we end up spending hours downloading and updating before we can even play with our new toy. But what happens when we can’t update our gadgets any further? … Read More

Are Google and Facebook Responsible for the Medical Quackery They Host? - Guest Work

Guest Author Jun 30, 2018

Michael Schulson Social media algorithms help charlatans spread autism cures, vaccine disinformation, and AIDS denialism through online videos. Who’s really to blame? Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury is an Indian engineer with, he says, an honorary Ph.D. in diabetes science from Alliance International University, a school in Zambia that bears many of the hallmarks of an online scam. He … Read More

Tech giants are battling it out to supply the global internet – here’s why that’s a problem - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 23, 2018

Claudio Bozzi, Deakin University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. The US Federal Communications Commission last month granted Elon Musk’s SpaceX permission to launch 4,425 satellites that will provide affordable high speed broadband internet to consumers. The Starlink network will be accessible in the US and around the world … Read More

Google’s artificial intelligence finds two new exoplanets missed by human eyes - Guest Work

Guest Author Dec 18, 2017

Jake Clark, University of Southern Queensland Two new exoplanets have been discovered thanks to NASA’s collaboration with Google’s artificial intelligence (AI). One of those in today’s announcement is an eighth planet – Kepler-90i – found orbiting the Sun-like star Kepler-90. This makes it the first system discovered with an equal number of planets to our own Solar … Read More

Google’s big rival in driverless cars - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Sep 13, 2015

For the last two years, Professor Amnon Shashua has been driving between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem largely without touching the steering wheel of his car. “It’s illegal, don’t tell anyone,” says Shashua, a computer vision and machine learning expert at Hebrew Univerity and co-founder of the Israeli company MobilEye. “If I enter a traffic jam, I go to sleep or … Read More

Self-driving surplus - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Jan 14, 2015

The Oatmeal glimpses into the self-driving future. And it is awesome. I'm biased. Earlier this year my mom had a stroke. It damaged the visual cortex of her brain, and her vision was impaired to the point that she'll probably never drive again. This reduced her from a fully-functional, independent human being with a career and a buzzing social … Read More

Fireflies at the 6th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Sep 30, 2013

I’m really excited to announce that my fireflies and NASA animation will be appearing at the 6th Imagine Science Film Festival, being held in New York , October 11th-18th. Sponsored by Google, and the journals Science and Nature, according to it’s website, the festival aims to: “transform the way science and scientists are portrayed in mainstream … Read More

Better environmental campaigns from Big Data - Politecol

- Wayne Linklater Jun 19, 2013

The power to understand ourselves and our communities has taken a quantum leap with ‘Big Data’, computing power, and advances in statistics and software. The first to recognise this power were politicians in the world’s most affluent democracy. Obama’s Big Data Win President Barack Obama’s success during the 2010 re-election campaign – the most expensive in history – is … Read More