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Google's Larry Page At TED2014 Talks Search, Surveillance

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March 20, 2014
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Larry Page gave an interview at TED2014 that touched on everything from surveillance to autonomous driving. Video provided by Newsy


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Google Takes First Step in Giving Europeans Right to Be Forgotten

Google Takes First Step in Giving Europeans Right to Be Forgotten

TheStreet (May 30, 2014) — Europeans unhappy with Google search results about themselves can now apply to have the links removed. In its first step to comply with a European Commission ruling earlier this month that people have the "right to be forgotten" over the Internet, Google has created an online form for requesting that links be erased from search results. The ruling states that Europeans can ask Google to stop linking to anything that's "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant, or excessive in relation to the purposes for which they were processed." Citizens can appeal to Google on behalf of others as well. Video provided by TheStreet
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Google to Boost the Search Result Rankings of Encrypted Web Sites

Google to Boost the Search Result Rankings of Encrypted Web Sites

TheStreet (Aug. 7, 2014) — Google says it's starting to use HTTPS encryption as a ranking signal as part of its effort to make the Internet safer. Google said for now, it's a lightweight signal, affecting fewer than 1% of global queries and carrying less weight than other signals like high-quality content. The company said it's giving webmasters time to switch to HTTPS because in the future, it may decide to strengthen the ranking signal. Websites using HTTP may start to slip down in Google's search results if they don't switch over to more secure encryption. Google said it encourages all Web sites to switch from HTTP to HTTPS to keep Web users more secure. Video provided by TheStreet
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Google's CEO Announces Calico, a Project to Cure Death

Google's CEO Announces Calico, a Project to Cure Death

Newsy (Sep. 18, 2013) — Larry Page says the company will tackle issues that affect everyone: physical and mental degradation as we age.
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