Search engines

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I want to be a wise, careful consumer – but useless online reviews have me stumped | Adrian Chiles
The internet was supposed to empower customers but all the power is in the hands of the sellers, writes Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

10, Nov, 2021 @4:40 PM

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Google search feature gives wrong guidance on UK self-isolation rules
Information was parsed from website incorrectly, leading to possible confusion over Covid requirements

Alex Hern Technology editor

28, Jun, 2021 @5:25 PM

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Microsoft blocks Bing from showing image results for Tiananmen ‘tank man’
Company blames ‘human error’ after users in US, Germany, Singapore and France reported no results shown on the crackdown’s anniversary

Julia Carrie Wong and Reuters

05, Jun, 2021 @3:00 AM

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The online safety bill needs to cover fraud. Why doesn’t it? | Nils Pratley
Voluntary measures have failed: Google and others will have to be forced to block scams

Nils Pratley

06, May, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Analysis of Covid search terms reveals Britons' hopes and fears in 2020
Although preoccupations changed over year, Britons’ thirst for Covid-related information continued to outstrip that for all other health topics

Linda Geddes

28, Dec, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Joe Wicks and KFC recipes among UK's top Google 2020 searches
The exercise guru is joined by fast food tips, the WAP lyrics and afternoon tea delivery high on the search engine’s Year in Search snapshot

Rebecca Smithers

09, Dec, 2020 @12:01 AM

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The US has a good record on fighting monopolies. Now it's Google's turn
The tech giant claims that no one is forced to use its search engine. All power to regulators set on proving otherwise

25, Oct, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Beyond Google: my afternoon trawling Trove for the first mentions of climate change
What happens when you decide to search the National Library data base Trove for historical references to global warming? It goes further back than you think

Celina Ribeiro

27, Jun, 2020 @8:00 PM

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UK to impose digital sales tax despite risk of souring US trade talks
Tax to be charged on revenue raised from UK sales, regardless of where firms are based

Alex Hern

11, Mar, 2020 @6:30 PM

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How do I get my name to the top of Google’s search results? Jack Schofield
An academic shares his name with a notorious drug dealer. Here’s how he can raise his profile so his name appears first

Jack Schofield

20, Feb, 2020 @8:00 AM

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How can I get better at using Google search?
Michael struggles to find the search results he’s looking for, and would like some tips for better Googling

Jack Schofield

19, Dec, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Can DuckDuckGo replace Google search while offering better privacy?
The alternative search engine markets itself on protecting users’ privacy, but is it worth using?

Jack Schofield

12, Dec, 2019 @8:00 AM

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