Google Street View snatch included passwords, e-mail

Wi-Fi traffic intercepted by Google's Street Viewcars included passwords and e-mail, according to the French National Commission on Computing and Liberty (CNIL).The Commission launched an investigation last month into Google's recording of traffic

Published on: June 22nd, 2010 Peter Sayer and Gregg Keizer

Incredible things your browser will do in 5 years

What will your Web browser look like in 2015? Five years doesn't always bring dramatic change to some technologies--today's desktop PC, for instance, isn't that different from its 2005 predecessor--but browsers are undergoing

Published on: June 18th, 2010 Jeff Bertolucci

Google offers Search on steroids with Caffeine

Google search results are now fresher and faster, according the company that just gave its search indexing technology a jolt of Caffeine. On Tuesday, Google announced an overhaul of its search indexing technology

Published on: June 10th, 2010 Brennon Slattery and JR Raphael

Why dumping Windows won’t improve Google’s security

Sources from within Google are claiming that the online search and advertising giant is implementing an official transition away from the Microsoft Windows operating system. According to the reports, the culture shift is

Published on: June 8th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Is Google too big to be trusted?

If you have a Google e-mail account, use Google search, and see online ads that are served by Google's DoubleClick, the chances are good that Google knows more about you than you might

Published on: June 7th, 2010 Tom Spring

Microsoft counters Google’s ‘dump Windows’ move

On the heels of a report that Google will phase out Windows in its workplace because of security concerns, Microsoft on Tuesday stood up for its operating system.Microsoft's counterattack was a turnaround from

Published on: June 4th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Woman who ‘didn’t know how to look both ways before crossing street’ sues Google for bad directions

Search Engine Land, the news and information site that broke the story about how Lauren Rosenberg was struck by a vehicle and is now suing Google, has an update to the story: it

Published on: June 3rd, 2010 Sarah Jacobsson

Security not sole issue in Google’s dump Windows move

Google telling its employees to dump Microsoft Windows may be motivated by much more than security considerations, Canadian tech analysts say.On Tuesday, a section of the media reported that the search behemoth giant

Published on: June 2nd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Tweet nothings won’t get you hard somethings, Google expert warns marketers

A multitude of marketers have jumped on to the Twitter bandwagon. But most don't seem to be using this tool in an effective way, a Google analytics expert laments.Avinash Kaushik believes there's too

Published on: May 28th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

How to prevent bad guys from getting at your personal Google data

Google is nearly everyone's best friend. But have you ever stopped to think about just how much Google knows about you? Do you realize that Google may have recorded and stored every single

Published on: May 26th, 2010 Logan Kugler

Google hit with class action lawsuit over secret WiFi sniffing

Google's secret Wi-Fi sniffing has prompted a class-action lawsuit that could force the company to pay up to $10,000 for each time it snatched data from unprotected hotspots, court documents show.The lawsuit, which

Published on: May 25th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Android update brings Flash to smartphones

I got an advance look at Google's latest treat for Android phones, Android 2.2 (more deliciously known as Froyo) on the Nexus One. Announced this morning at Google I/O in San Franisco, the

Published on: May 21st, 2010 Ginny Mies

Toronto’s G(irls)20 summit goes global with Google Moderator

A Toronto conference for young women involved in education, healthcare and anti-poverty programs is quickly gaining international attention.G(irls)20 Summit owes its global exposure, in large measure, to social media technology - specifically a

Published on: May 18th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Give Google a break

Yesterday’s revelation that Google’s StreetView cars collected more than just anonymized pictures of buildings and cars (and some comical situations) came as a surprise to many, including regulatory bodies in a number of

Published on: May 17th, 2010 Claudiu Popa