Posts Tagged ‘bing’

Google Seeks the “Right Balance” on the Right To Be Forgotten: “Expert Advisory Council” to Hold Meetings in Europe Soon

Friday, July 11th, 2014

The latest from the Google Blog on the so-called Right To Be Forgotten in the First Amendment-free EU:

Searching for the right balance

[So in five words I’m counting two puns and one subtle jab at the possibility of an absence of balance in this latest unappealable edict handed down from the Court of Justice.]

So here’s the wind-up:

“In May, the Court of Justice of the European Union established a “right to be forgotten.” Today, we published an op-ed by David Drummond, senior vice president of corporate development and chief legal officer, in the U.K.’s The Guardian, Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, France’s Le Figaro and Spain’s El Pais, discussing the ruling and our response. We’re republishing the op-ed in full below. -Ed.”

And here’s the pitch – the final two grafs:

“That’s why we’ve also set up an advisory council of experts, the final membership of which we’re announcing today. These external experts from the worlds of academia, the media, data protection, civil society and the tech sector are serving as independent advisors to Google. The council will be asking for evidence and recommendations from different groups, and will hold public meetings this autumn across Europe to examine these issues more deeply. Its public report will include recommendations for particularly difficult removal requests (like criminal convictions); thoughts on the implications of the court’s decision for European Internet users, news publishers, search engines and others; and procedural steps that could improve accountability and transparency for websites and citizens.”

“The issues here at stake are important and difficult, but we’re committed to complying with the court’s decision. Indeed it’s hard not to empathize with some of the requests we’ve seen—from the man who asked that we not show a news article saying he had been questioned in connection with a crime (he’s able to demonstrate that he was never charged) to the mother who requested that we remove news articles for her daughter’s name as she had been the victim of abuse. It’s a complex issue, with no easy answers. So a robust debate is both welcome and necessary, as, on this issue at least, no search engine has an instant or perfect answer.”

“Posted by David Drummond, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer

Well played, G!

Now, Microsoft / Bing Maps has Jumped on the “SoMissPo” Bandwagon: SoMA + Mission + Potrero = ???

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Does anybody in town actually use the term SoMissPo?

Not that I’m aware of. Yet, here it is:

Sometimes I just don’t know…

Have you “Bing-ed” Yourself Yet? A New Search Engine from Microsoft

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

I can tell you right now that Bing, the new search engine from Microsoft, is “something of a hit” because it’s been bringing a few folks to this website the past few days. Especially folks from San Francisco City Hall – you can tell when they drop by, as they leave the following footprint:

www.SFGov.org CCSF San Francisco Department of Telecommunications and Information Services”

And what are they Binging today? Here’s something they’re interested in (it’s Jimbo Lazarus, for some odd reason) below.

Hey, why don’t you go Bing Yourself right now, just type your name and city in to see what the Internet thinks about you? (Actually, your results from Bing will probably look a lot like your results from Google, so why would people want to switch to Bing? Not exactly sure.)

bing

Bing! Fighting Google, One Day At A Time.

Oh, what a second, here’s a good reason to use Bing – you can watch porn without leaving the search engine. You see, Bing “puts porn in motion.” How about that? So, just turn “safe search” off and then use the search term “porn” in the video section. You’ll get these thumbnails that start right up as soon as your mouse hovers over them. Thusly:

puppies

Well, I searched for adorable puppies instead, but you get the idea. (NB: Don’t use Bing to look at porn at work.) 

As they say:

“But It’s Not Google.”

I’ll stick with the Googleplex mothership for now, but you, you go right ahead and Bing away.

Why not?