Related News: Google: We’ll make you smarter … if you share your data

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He says technology like Google will guide people to better, smarter decisions.

“The evolution of Google is to go from you asking Google what to search for, to Google helping you anticipate, to make you smarter,” Schmidt told CNNMoney. “You let Google know things, Google will help you. Will you use it? Absolutely, because it will be cheap or free.”

Source: CNN

Related News: Celebs whose nude photos were stolen threaten Google with $100M lawsuit

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Celebrities who had their nude photos stolen last month are now threatening Google with a $100 million lawsuit unless the search giant does a better job of removing copies of the photos found on its various services, including YouTube and Blogger.

Source: Ars Technica

Related News: Gmail spots child porn, resulting in arrest

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A 41-year-old Houston man was arrested on suspicion of child pornography charges in an investigation founded on a tip that Google sent to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

“They got a tip, basically Gmail,” detective David Nettles of the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force told a local news broadcast last week.

The defendant, John Skillern, was being held on $200,000 bond and is a registered sex offender connected to a 20-year-old sexual assault on a young boy.

Google publicly promised last year to help crack down on online child pornography. Eric Schmidt, Google’s executive chairman, said in November 2013 that Google “put more than 200 people to work developing new, state-of-the-art technology to tackle the problem.”

Source: Ars Technica

Related News: Google Street View Images Catch Robbery Suspects In The Act 3 Years Later

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Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two armed thieves who allegedly ransacked a woman’s home in 2011. They got away with the crime at the time, but were just spotted outside the home in images courtesy of Google Street View.

The two alleged robbers were inadvertently captured in Google Street View images casually walking down the street prior to the July 2011 armed intrusion into a woman’s Oklahoma City home, KFOR-TV reports. The woman, who is still shaken by the incident and asked to remain anonymous, says she walked into her ransacked home and the two alleged criminals held her at gunpoint for over an hour.

Source: CBS Houston

Related News: Google+ kills off “real names” policy

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Google has decided to reverse its long-standing policy requiring users to use their real names to make profiles on the service as of Tuesday, according to a post shared on the official account. The move comes after Google+ head Vic Gundotra suddenly departed in April, marking the beginning of a shift for the service.

Source: Ars Technica

Related News: Europe’s top court supports ‘right to be forgotten’ in Google privacy case

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People have the “right to be forgotten” and search engines like Google must remove certain unwanted links, Europe’s top court decided in a surprise ruling Tuesday.

The case, which spotlighted the clash between privacy and freedom of information advocates, centered on a Spanish man’s efforts to remove historic links to his debt problems.

In its decision, the European Court of Justice found operators of search engines such as Google were the “controller” of information. They were therefore responsible for removing unwanted links if requested.

Source: CNN

Related News: Facebook, Google users threatened by new security flaw

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A serious flaw in two widely used security standards could give anyone access to your account information at Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and many other online services. The flaw, dubbed “Covert Redirect” by its discoverer, exists in two open-source session-authorization protocols, OAuth 2.0 and OpenID.

Both standards are employed across the Internet to let users log into websites using their credentials from other sites, such as by logging into a Web forum using a Facebook or Twitter username and password instead of creating a new account just for that forum.

Source: Fox News