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Category Archives: Search Engines

ABA Journal – Erasing the News: Should some stories be forgotten?

Erasing the News: Should some stories be forgotten? By Terry Carter – this is an extensive and well researched article. I have snipped a small portion to invite you to read it in its entirety online. Note – This article originally appeared in the January 2017 issue of the ABA Journal with this headline: “Erasing… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Deep Web Research and Discovery Resources 2017

Via LLRX.com – Deep Web Research and Discovery Resources 2017 – This report and guide by internet guru Marcus P. Zillman provides researchers with a comprehensive and wide ranging bibliography of “deep web” data, information, documents, code, papers, applications and cutting edge tools. They may be used individually, in groups and in combination, as key… Continue Reading

17 Google products and services in one guide

You may be acquainted with some, but perhaps not all, of the “under-the-radar services Google offers.” Free Google designed fonts, translation, high resolution photos of great works of art in museums around the world, trends and search terms, Google shopping express, identify songs with partial lyrics, and a catalog of animal sounds. Continue Reading

Google finally changes algorithm promoting Holocaust deniers

In the category of – and what took you so long – this is not news to librarians category – and the – if you have not done so, change search engines now suggestion – try DuckDuckGo – Via Fortune – “In recent months, Google has confronted a new and unsettling trend: Its top search… Continue Reading

EPA Launches Clean Water Act Jurisdictional Website

Clean Water Act Approved Jurisdictional Determinations – “This site is currently in beta testing. Please send us your feedback. See the Frequent Questions for more information. This website presents information on approved jurisdictional determinations (JDs) made by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Water… Continue Reading

Consumer Watchdog, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse File Complaint Over Google’s “Deceptive” Privacy Policy Change

News release: “Consumer Watchdog and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission charging that Google violated the law and an earlier consent agreement when it forced a change in its privacy policy on users in a highly deceptive manner, without meaningful notice and consent. The Internet giant’s action, taken on… Continue Reading

The Algorithm as a Human Artifact: Implications for Legal [Re]Search

Mart, Susan Nevelow, The Algorithm as a Human Artifact: Implications for Legal {Re}Search (October 26, 2016). Available for download at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2859720 “When legal researchers search in online databases for the information they need to solve a legal problem, they need to remember that the algorithms that are returning results to them were designed by… Continue Reading

Google Earth Timelapse

“Timelapse is a global, zoomable video that lets you see how the Earth has changed over the past 32 years. It is made from 33 cloud-free annual mosaics, one for each year from 1984 to 2016, which are made interactively explorable by Carnegie Mellon University CREATE Lab’s Time Machine library, a technology for creating and… Continue Reading

Google Maps enabling feature to identify certain locations are wheelchair accessible

BusinessInsider – “If you need a wheelchair to get around, the last thing you need to worry about is whether the restaurant, store, movie theater or other destination you’re heading to is accessible by wheelchair. But as is par for the course, Google Maps is here to bail us out. Actually, the idea came from… Continue Reading

Google reviewing fake news and hate speech results

Danny Sullivan, SearchEngineLand – Facing criticism over “fake news,” inappropriate search suggestions and more, the search company is looking for long-term and comprehensive solutions. Continue Reading

ScienceOpen launches new search capabilities

“At ScienceOpen, we’ve just upgraded our search and discovery platform to be faster, smarter, and more efficient. A new user interface and filtering capabilities provide a better discovery experience for users. ScienceOpen searches more than 27 million full text open access or article metadata records and puts them in context. We include peer-reviewed academic articles from all… Continue Reading

Wikiwhere

“Wikiwhere is the result of the research lab 2015-2016 at the University of Koblenz-Landau in cooperation with the GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. Wikipedia articles about the same event in different language editions have different sources of information. Wikiwhere helps to answer the question where this information comes from by analyzing and… Continue Reading