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Snowden nicked NSA docs with common tool, raising more concern about agency -- report

Edward Snowden used a common Web crawler program to scrape the NSA's systems and grab secret documents, unnamed officials tell The New York Times.

By February 8, 2014


Android TV: Googlebot on the gogglebox

Android is coming to your telly, connecting your television to your phone with apps and more

By September 5, 2010


How Google is becoming an extension of your mind

commentary Google could have us all headed for a mind-blowing future -- if the company can back away from targeted advertising and better help users manage their personal information.

By July 16, 2012


Why each Google+ comment should get its own Web address

Sure, I'd like to be able to spotlight a Google+ comment by sharing a specific Web address. But Google's social search effort would be the real beneficiary of comment permalinks.

By March 27, 2012


Google plans to penalize 'overly optimized' sites

A Google engineer says the company is rejiggering its search results so that sites with excessive optimization don't trump sites with solid content.

By March 17, 2012


Twitter CEO Dick Costolo talks censorship

In a live interview, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo talked about why Twitter announced it would withhold tweets when they violate a country's local laws.

By January 30, 2012


SOPA protests won't damage Google search rankings

Web sites that go offline or strip out content to protest the antipiracy legislation need not worry that Google will penalize them.

By January 18, 2012


Say what? Google now indexing Facebook comments

Your name might be a little more searchable these days, as Google now indexes comments you publish on Web sites using the Facebook Comments platform.

By November 4, 2011


Google to speed up, host customers' Web sites

With its new Page Speed Service, Google will rewrite your Web page and host it on its own servers. Unlike previous efforts to speed the Web, this one isn't free.

By July 28, 2011


The Googlebot wants your aerial imagery

Google offers to add others' imagery to Google Earth, but generally won't pay for it. There are reasons why some might want to share, though.

By February 6, 2009