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Google Fixes Glitch Featuring Mysterious Photo Of Car Crash In Search Results

It’s unclear what exactly was causing Google’s Image search to return result upon result of a photo showing what appeared to be a car crash with a stop sign written in Russian, but whatever it was, the company says it’s fixed now. [More]

UN Ads Point Out How Bizarrely Sexist Google Searches Are

UN Ads Point Out How Bizarrely Sexist Google Searches Are

The auto-complete suggestions on Google searches are often good for a laugh, but they can also provide some measure of insight into the scary collective psyche of the Internet. And a new series of ads from the United Nations uses these auto-complete results in an effort to demonstrate just how pervasive some sexist attitudes are. [More]

Google celebrates the big 1-5 with a new algorithm.

Google Launches Huge Overhaul Of Search Algorithm (Which You Probably Didn’t Notice)

Back when the Internet was but a newfangled toy, you might’ve searched for things on Google like, “What is a Google?” But now that searches are more involved (“What is that movie with the guy from that TV show starring Gary Sinise with the talking dolphin and time travel?”) Google says it’s rolled out a massive change in its search algorithm in the last month to handle difficult queries. Not that you necessarily noticed. [More]