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Google is preparing to launch a special version of the censored search for China. The new search engine under the pilot name Dragonfly will not search for sites and search queries that are contrary to the   policies of the Chinese authorities. According to sources at Google, work on this project has been going on since spring of last year and has accelerated significantly since the meeting of the head of Google, Sundar Pichai, with top government officials in China in December 2017. Dragon...
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On Wednesday, March 27, Google CEO Sundar Pichai met with US President Donald Trump to discuss contracts and current partnerships with the US government. Both sides were satisfied with the outcome of the meeting. “I just met with Sundar Pichai, president of Google. He strongly stated that he was fully committed to the US military forces, and not to the Chinese military. We also discussed political justice and other things Google can do for our country. The meeting ended very well! ”Tr...
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During the last hangout for webmasters, Google employee John Muller answered a question about using the URL Settings tool. So, one of the webmasters asked whether Google takes into account these settings, or they are needed only for site owners. In response, Muller assured that the settings made using this tool are indeed taken into account, but webmasters often make mistakes. He said that search engineers sometimes even ask the Google Webmasters team to contact site owners to correct errors ...
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A serious vulnerability was discovered in the popular WordPress WP Google Maps plugin , allowing hackers to take control of the site. This is reported on the WPScan Vulnerability Database page . At the moment, this vulnerability is already closed, and therefore, users of the plug-in are strongly recommended to update it to the latest version. Otherwise, the site may be attacked by injecting SQL code. Versions 7.11.00 – 7.11.17 are vulnerable to such attacks. In the change log of the...
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai will meet with US General and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces Joseph Dunford . The meeting will be held today in Washington. Pichai and Dunford will discuss Google’s business and technology initiatives in China. The decision to meet was made after Dunford said during Senate hearings earlier this month that Google’s AI-development in China “indirectly benefits the Chinese military.” US President Donald Trump supported the gener...
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In the coming weeks, the head of Google Cloud Diane Green (Diane Greene) will leave his post. She announced this on a platform blog. After the departure of Green, the cloud division of Google will be headed by the former director of product for Oracle Corp. Thomas Kurian (Thomas Kurian). Diane Green served as executive director of Google Cloud, but Kurian will become senior vice president of Google Cloud. According to Green, when she came to Google three years ago, she planned to leave ...
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The Arbitration Court of the Moscow District approved the settlement agreement between the FAS and Google on the antitrust proceedings. The decision was made following the results of the cassation proceedings on April 17. According to RNS, referring to the statement of the Deputy Head of the FAS, Aleksey Dotsenko , the period of the settlement agreement is 6 years and 9 months. Google will pay a fine of 438 million rubles. Larisa Vovkeevskaya , Deputy Head of the Legal Department of the ...
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Google Ads has updated the Keyword Planner so that advertisers can see the most relevant options for the COP. Keyword Planner in Google Ads For example, if the word “boots” is entered, then among the options may be “women’s boots”, “men’s boots”, “work boots” and “cowboy boots”. Advertisers will also have the opportunity to expand their search by adding recommended words to the initial word. In addition to helping to prioritize keywords, Google Ads also launched two m...
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The latest update to the main Google algorithm, launched in early August, affected mainly websites from the Medicine / Health category. This is evidenced by the results of a study conducted by the Search Engine Roundtable. Barry Schwartz, founder and chief editor of Search Engine Roundtable,  analyzed more than 300 sites affected by this update. The results showed that most of them – 42% – were related to topics such as medicine, health, fitness and healthy lifestyles. Schwartz not...
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The European Commission has fined Google 2.42 billion euros. This is reported on the site office. The company was found guilty of violating antitrust laws. The regulator believes that Google has abused its dominant position in the search market to promote the Google Shopping service. The Internet giant must stop its anti-competitive behavior for 90 days. Otherwise, for each day of delay the company will have to pay an amount equal to 5% of the average daily turnover of the holding of Alphab...