Stephen Arnold: Search Atlas Demonstrates Google Search Bias by Location

Search Atlas Demonstrates Google Search Bias by Location An article at Wired reminds us that Google Search is not the objective source of information it appears to many users. We learn that “A New Tool Shows How Google Results Vary Around the World.” Researchers and PhD students Rodrigo Ochigame of MIT and Katherine Ye of …

Stephen Arnold: The NSO Group Story: Inspiring, Incriminating, or Obfuscating?

The NSO Group Story: Inspiring, Incriminating, or Obfuscating? The Washington Post or Wapo to some in the DC orbit is an influential newspaper. The outfit has a connection to the world’s richest man. That billionaire’s idea for an online bookstore spawned a massive online service. One of the customers using that service was allegedly given …

Stephen Arnold: Three Here and Now Amazon Management Milestones

Three Here and Now Amazon Management Milestones July 21, 2021, is a day of Amazon management milestones. In my newsfeeds this morning, I noted three items. Obviously none or some or all of these “real news” stories could be falsification from the fecund multi-verse. Who knows? Perhaps the error corrected Google quantum computer’s “supremacy” or …

Stephen Arnold: Online Anonymity: Maybe a Less Than Stellar Idea

Online Anonymity: Maybe a Less Than Stellar Idea On one hand, there is a veritable industrial revolution in identifying, tracking, and pinpointing online users. On the other hand, there is the confection of online anonymity. The idea is that by obfuscation, using a fake name, or hijacking an account set up for one’s 75 year …

Stephen Arnold: A Xoogler Wants to Do Search: Channeling Exalead and Smoking InfinitySearch?

A Xoogler Wants to Do Search: Channeling Exalead and Smoking InfinitySearch? Remember Exalead. This was a search engine created by a person who was asked to join the Google. The system was very good: 64 bit architecture, timely indexing of new and previously indexed sites, and novel features like searching via text for a specific …

Stephen Arnold: Microsoft Percept: Perception in the Azure Cloud

Microsoft Percept: Perception in the Azure Cloud Does your printer work? The printer is fine and our Apple Minis and laptops have zero problem generating hard copy. What about people joining a Teams meeting when those individuals are not 365 paying customers? Have you plugged in a second or third monitor and wondered where the …

Stephen Arnold: How Do You Spell Control? Maybe Google?

How Do You Spell Control? Maybe Google? The lack of a standardized format has made it difficult to manage vulnerabilities in open source software. Now, SiliconAngle reports, “Google Announces Unified Schema to Make Sharing Vulnerabilities Easier.” Writer Duncan Riley explains: “Google LLC today announced a unified schema for describing vulnerabilities precisely to make it easier …