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Google Released Location Data to Measure Lockdown Effectiveness

Tech mammoth Google has shared client area information with governments around the globe, with an end goal to gauge how compelling lockdown and safe house set up arrangements have been. The informational collection, which has likewise been freely distributed, shows area data on billions of clients in 131 countries.

Graphs distributed by the organization show a correlation between a period from February sixteenth to March 29th to a multi week time span prior this year. The organization concentrated on traffic to retail and recreational scenes, stops, train and transport stations, work environments, and supermarkets.

With this data, governments can check whether individuals are complying with cover set up approaches and contrast the viability of these strategies with other wellbeing measures.

This move by Google has naturally raised numerous security concerns given the doubt of area following programming. Giving over these information to governments has goaded certain protection guard dogs. Be that as it may, the organization distributed the meta-level information openly for this precise explanation—to keep away from any equivocalness about what data they shared.

WHICH COUNTRIES HAVE QUARANTINED THE MOST? THE LEAST?

The discoveries were very natural. Traffic rates generally connected with the kind of strategy, the seriousness of the episode in that district, and how severe the measures were.

The nations with the biggest drop in visits to retail and amusement areas were Italy and Spain. Traffic to places like eateries, stores, and cinemas dropped an astounding 94%, which bodes well given that these two nations have been hit hardest by COVID-19.

The littlest drop was in South Korea, with just a 19% tumble off in rush hour gridlock to retail and amusement areas. That is on the grounds that it’s been the nation that has been the best in really easing back the spread because of its utilization of across the board testing and itemized contact following.

Since the coronavirus is mellow to asymptomatic in numerous individuals, it is critical to test everybody, not simply those wiped out enough to go to the hospital. And in light of the fact that the South Korean government rushed to hack up the assets expected to test everybody, their economy has really endured the littlest shot. These information are an extremely convincing contention for governments to test everybody and to move rapidly to do it.

Japan and Sweden, neither of which have forced lockdown rules, saw a 25% drop in business movement while the decrease in rush hour gridlock for the U.S. has been just shy of half with wide swings from the normal relying upon where the infection is generally dynamic.

There are no information on the progressions made in China and Iran, given that Google administrations are obstructed in those districts.

ISSUES REGARDING PRIVACY

Google has said that it is extremely unlikely an individual could be recognized through this informational index, neither by people in general or the administration. The information focuses come distinctly from those clients who have consented to Google’s “Area History” highlight.

Irresistible ailment authorities have requested segment data from the information to all the more successfully target open assistance declarations. Google said it won’t share the crude data, yet indicated that they may have the option to do an in-house segment investigation, which it could share.

Google isn’t the main organization that has been utilizing its in any case inside data to join the battle against the pandemic. Facebook has additionally shared information on their billions of clients with private scientific gatherings. Nonetheless, it has not freely distributed what was shared, prompting more vulnerability about security mishandles.

The Google team created a supercomputer?

Google researchers say their quantum computer can perform calculations beyond the capabilities of other computers today. This is a long-awaited moment by scientists – reports Financial Times.

The document seen by “FT”, which was briefly published by NASA, confirmed that the processor created by Google was able to perform complex calculations in three minutes and 20 seconds. Similar bills to an ordinary computer would take about 10,000 years.

In this way, scientists have proved that the level of development of quantum computers, which was impossible until recently, has been reached today. According to the Financial Times, for now the system can do only one, extremely complicated calculation and the use of quantum machines to solve practical problems remains a matter of years.

However, Google researchers called their achievement “a milestone towards full-scale quantum computing” while adding that the power of similar machines will increase at an accelerated pace.

The document published by NASA was removed and the company declined to comment on this matter.

Google Just Announced A New Announcement

The company will likely announce new Nexus handsets and release the next version of Android on Sept. 29.

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Google just set a date for some sort of announcement: Sept. 29. But it's not saying what it's for. (Hint: It's Android and Nexus.)

You will almost certainly be able to say “hey, what's up, hello” to a new Nexus device (or two). There may be a new Chromecast as well.

Judging from the “s'mores” reference, it's also going to include the release of the latest version of Android, which Google code-named “Marshmallow.” The Android M developer's preview of the operating system debuted at this year's I/O conference back in May.

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Google Co-Founder Saw “Tomorrowland,” Had Deep Thoughts About The Future

The Google CEO said he was interested in the Disney movie for its utopian vision of the future. But utopias just don’t make good stories.

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Silicon Valley wants us to believe the future will be a better place. Science fiction — a genre stuffed with dystopian projections of humanity's decline — often has us imagine the opposite.

Any computer nerd will tell you these two visions aren't incompatible. Many people indulge in dystopian fiction while trying to create a better future in real life. But what happens when you look for that future utopia in fiction?

According to Google co-founder Larry Page, the result may be disappointing.

Page recently went to see Tomorrowland, the new Disney movie that imagines a happy city of the future, he told Google shareholders at the company's annual meeting today.

“I was interested in a version of the future that would be positive, because that's so seldom portrayed in science fiction or movies,” Page said. “I came away from that and thought, well, it's not a good story because it's not dark.”

The movie, he said, “tries to portray the future positively and fails.”

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Tomorrowland, directed by Brad Bird, was a box office disappointment and has been poorly received by critics. It has a 49% on Rotten Tomatoes. A. O. Scott of the New York Times wrote that the film, “searching for incitements to dream, finds slogans and mistakes them for poetry.”

It may be more difficult to successfully tell a utopian story than a dystopian one, Page said.

“There's a real bias that it's much easier to focus on the negative — stoke up fear with all the things that could go wrong,” he said. “It's very hard to find positive views of the future in general.”

Page told the anecdote in response to a question from a young shareholder who said his experience at law school had left him disillusioned about the future.

The Google chief urged the questioner to stay positive. He said the world was getting better by “any measure,” including an alleviation of poverty.

But he said fiction tends to convey the opposite impression.

“Don't let that get you down,” Page said.


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BuzzFeed – Business

Google Unveils Android Pay, A Revamped Google Wallet

Announced on the heels of Apple Pay at Google’s annual developers’ conference, the tap-to-pay service will be available at 700,000 stores.

At today's I/O conference, Google Vice President of Engineering Dave Burke unveiled Android Pay, Google's new in-app and tap-to-pay mobile payments service. Payments will employ “near-field communication,” or NFC, to allow users to pay for goods and services with a preloaded credit card by simply placing their phones near a merchant terminal.

Burke said that Android Pay will be available in over 700,000 stores, including Macy's, Bloomingdale's, and McDonald's locations, in addition working within apps such as GrubHub, Uber, and Groupon. Payments can also be authorized with a user's fingerprint. At I/O, Burke said Payments would be available “soon.”

Burke said Pay “builds on work we did in previous Android releases,” and indeed, Google first rolled out a payments service, then called Google Wallet, in 2011. But it never took off, as it wasn't available in many stores and a number of users didn't even realize they could make payments with their phone. Google recently acquired technology assets from SoftCard, formerly known as Isis, a mobile payments company founded by a consortium of wireless carriers. At the same time, Google made a deal with carriers to have Google Wallet pre-installed on phones. Google also has deals with the major credit card networks — American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa — to support Android Pay.

Right now, Apple Pay is the clear leader in mobile payments from consumers to merchants. Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said in January that Apple Pay does $ 2 out of every $ 3 of contactless payments for MasterCard, American Express, and Visa. It has also successfully signed up major banks and merchants like Best Buy, Whole Foods, McDonald's and is available at nearly 700,000 merchant locations, Tim Cook said in March.

But it's still a relatively small market. Forrester Research estimated that there were $ 52 billion of mobile payments in 2014, which includes in-person payments, payments done through mobile apps remotely, and peer to payments like Venmo). 22 percent of cell phone owners made at least one mobile payment in 2014, and a third of cell phone users between aged 18 and 29 did, according to a Federal Reserve survey.

The main reason people don't use mobile payments, according to the Federal Reserve, is that they're not noticeably more convenient than credit or debit cards. 75 percent of the respondents in the Fed survey said that it was easier to pay with credit or debit cards, and 59 percent said they were concerned about the security of mobile payments. Like with Apple Pay, Android Pay will not convey a credit card number to the merchant, and will instead receive what's known as a unique token for each transaction.

BuzzFeed – Business

How to recognize fake Google pagerank

How to recognize fake Google pagerank?

 

Things to check:

1. Website link profile

2. Archive.org history

3. Google links


1. It is important. Checking link profile is the first thing. Let’s say we have a website that google toolbar that shows PR 5. Now it is rather hard to achieve such a pagerank. You may recognize that PR5 is high pagerank.

PR 5 domain should have a huge profile of valuable web links. You may find domain with good pagerank which is registered days or weeks ago.

Also fake pagerank website often has poor link profile or even zero links.

 

2. Archive.org is a great tool to check domain name history.

Fake pagerank domain often have poor domain history or even are not available in archive.org history.

 

3. Checking incoming links on google to any domain is the faster way to recognize fake pagerank.

Check any domain on google > https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=link:domain.com   (replace domain.com)

Fake pagerank websites often don’t have any links on google. Simply shows high pagerank, but no any links.

 

You may ask how it is forged?

This is done by 301 redirect.

more information in next posts.

 

Thank you for reading! 🙂