No search result is a passive reproduction of data from a "public domain". Google makes the public domain public. Search underpins a massive profit-making machine.
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Here are five ways to secure the data on your Mac using both built-in tools and third-party utilities. All of these are robust tools that can thwart both casual snoopers and hardcore hackers. And on top of that, they won't cost you a dime.
The idea of using Apache Solr as a standalone primary data store may not be new but it is building momentum, according to Lucidworks' Will Hayes, CEO of the open-source search engine's commercial sponsor.
The top three Google products cited in data removal requests from federal agencies came down to Blogger, Search and YouTube.
Early data from StatCounter indicates that Yahoo could get a usage bump from a deal to be the default search provider.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed that copyright holders could sue ISPs to get hold of data retained as part of the government's mandatory data-retention regime.
The Australian Federal Police has admitted that legislation for new mandatory data retention obligations on Australian telecommunications companies could be used to fight online copyright infringement.
Apple is ruffling features by collecting search and location data from OS X Yosemite users through Spotlight features that some argue should be off by default.
Castlight's visibility into the actual benefit plan search terms among its customers is worth noting because it's just the beginning of a movement to use big data and analytics to improve healthcare costs and outcomes.
The iPhone and iPad maker is encrypting its services, end-to-end, in a bid to prevent law enforcement (even with a search warrant) from accessing your device data.
A new version of the Riak Enterprise NoSQL distributed database is now available, with better search and more data types designed to broaden its appeal.
A US judge has lifted a stay on a ruling, forcing Microsoft to hand over data it stores overseas. But the software giant said it will not comply, pending an appeal.
New documents reveal the existence of the US spy agency's ICReach, a search engine similar to Google which links to citizen communications data.
A new record has been set for the number of URLs that Google is asked to remove from search results over alleged copyright infringement.
LinkedIn aims to connect up the world – but it often spooks us with its suggestions of people we may know. How does it turn up these suggestions from people way outside of my professional circle?
Apple's updated Spotlight search capability in OS X 'Yosemite' includes tighter integration with Microsoft's Bing search.
Customers of U.S. cloud providers should seriously rethink their service contracts, following a U.S. judge's obnoxious ruling that local search warrants must include customer data stored overseas.
Comments made by Verizon's chief lawyer (and heavily disputed by legal experts and academics at the time) have been proven false.
Having invested hundreds of million acquiring the Microsoft OS since 2010, the Chinese government is choosing to hang on and looking for Win XP-specific security products to protect user data.
Along with better search and management tools, the next version of the Cassandra-based DataStax Enterprise big-data platform offers in-memory computing.