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Privacy campaigners and organisations jumped, almost without hesitance, at the thought that Google's controversial 360-degree Street View venture could be heading indoors. Though Google did not publicly respond to the privacy claims, the search giant attracted even more negative attention for its past indiscretions over public privacy and data protection.
Though "privacy will be central" to the new project, and faces will continue to be blurred out, some are still sceptical over the extension to the street-level mapping service. At least the service is opt-in only, rather than Google bursting down the doors, armed with photographers and panoramic photo kits.
Google tweaked, or rather, completely revamped its search algorithm in a bid to 'freshen up' its search results and remain competitive on the search engine front. After all, search is what Google became famous for.
While more news-related posts will float to the top of the search results, and more recent articles, pages and news results will rank higher than previously before, the overall changes will affect over 35 percent of all Google searches.
But worst of all, it was discovered that Google can now trawl through Facebook comments left via Facebook on other websites.
In that case, I hope you're not trolling, otherwise it'll remain in Google's index for years (or forever, for all we know).
Twitter erupted with euphoria last week when Google released its Gmail application for iPhones, and within an hour or so of the launch, Google pulled the application and sounds of palms hitting foreheads was heard across the U.S.
The trumpeted launch signalled the start of a new mobile era for the company, which had in the same week announced that it was pulling its support for the BlackBerry application.
Google's fumbled launch made them look like they were unprepared, or rushed the rollout of the application, which had been hoped to have been released for some time. One seemingly simple bug caused the pullback of the application from millions of Apple's smartphones worldwide, and left many disappointed.
It also left many questioning how potent Google still is on the world technology stage.