Google.com now ‘censors’ explicit content from image searches

Search giant Google has modified its “SafeSearch” feature, which has removed most pornographic, not-safe-for-work (NSFW) or explicit content from its image search results. Google.com no longer dishes up ‘NSFW’ content. Screenshot: ZDNet First reported on news-sharing site Reddit, hundreds of users have reacted angrily to the move. The new options only appear to affect Google.com… Read more →

Oracle merges products for new enterprise traffic monitoring platform

Oracle is merging a couple of its existing security products together to make one big solution to tackle Oracle and non-Oracle database traffic. The two products in question are the Oracle Audit Vault and Oracle Database Firewall, which were designed to extend protection beyond Oracle and third-party databases to audit operating systems, directories and custom… Read more →

Yahoo continues overhaul on Flickr for web, iOS

Yahoo is rolling out another major revamp for one of its biggest products today. This time the target is Flickr, and both the web and iOS versions are getting a lot of love from its developers. On the desktop side, Flickr is getting a new navigation bar, designed with the intention for searching through the… Read more →

Eric Schmidt: How We Outrace the Robots

At the DealBook conference today in Manhattan, I asked the executive chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, where in the world the jobs for a great many people will be. His advice: We have to learn how to “outrace the robots.” “Given the trends of globalization, automation and demographics, there will definitely be a small number of people who will be… Read more →

Video: Marc Andreessen on the Triumph of Software

Marc Andreessen, a partner in the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and a co-founder of the first major Web browser, Netscape Navigator, discussed software, unions, the fiscal negotiations in Washington and the notion of a tech bubble with Andrew Ross Sorkin at DealBook’s post-election conference. Source Article from http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/12/video-marc-andreessen-on-the-triumph-of-software/

Facebook Changes Privacy Settings, Again

screenshot via Facebook Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Facebook is making changes to its privacy settings. First, it is improving some privacy protections. The company is adding a new top-level control, called Privacy Shortcuts, that will allow people to quickly change who can see their “stuff” (as Facebook calls it) and who can contact them through the… Read more →

Acer launches updated version of C7 Chromebook with improved specs for $299.99

Designed to work with the cloud, the Chromebook laptop platform wasn’t supposed to be about specs of the particular version you purchased. But that hasn’t stopped Acer from boosting the parts inside its latest C7 Chromebook. SlashGear sussed out the new model, the C710-2605, on Acer’s website. While it retains some of the same components… Read more →

New Chrome extension: The play is with Chrome OS

The new Save to Google Drive extension recently released for Chrome is very useful for those using that browser. It’s been pointed out that the ability to save images to Google Drive could be a play by Google to go after Evernote. The Evernote cloud service is much more than a simple repository for captured… Read more →

iPad mini is cannibalizing iPad sales: analyst

Predictions that Apple’s new iPad mini would cannibalize sales of the full-sized iPad seem to be coming true, according to one analyst. Based on information received from supply chain sources, Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu is lowering his iPad sales estimates for this quarter from 25 million to a more conservative 23.5 million. “iPad mini… Read more →