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Since replacing Google as its primary search engine in Firefox, Yahoo search share has risen. Google's share has dropped to a record low share.
Online privacy company Abine today announced its new Private Search anti-tracking tool for those who want to use Google Search in Firefox without being tracked by Google.
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.
Mozilla's switch to Yahoo search for Firefox appears to have put a dint in Google's share of US desktop search.
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.
A long-standing partnership between Google and Mozilla Corporation, makers of the Firefox browser, ends this month. Today, Mozilla announced it has signed a new five-year deal with Yahoo.
Mozilla has celebrated the 10th anniversary of Firefox 1.0 with the launch of a 'forget button', DuckDuckGo search and other initiatives that will help users to protect their privacy in a snoopers' world
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.
The project marks a much more specific use case of employing wearables and big data for the healthcare industry.
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?
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.
Along with better search and management tools, the next version of the Cassandra-based DataStax Enterprise big-data platform offers in-memory computing.