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Google Stops Automatically Storing Audio

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Did you know that Google was storing your audio recordings? If not, the news that they've stopped may come as a surprise to you on many levels. The company doesn't want to stop collecting this important information, but they have stopped doing it automatically. Instead, to get people to opt into the program, they're giving every user the option and explaining what the storing process means and why it happens. They've recently sent users an email detailing the change. This shows that they're not only thinking about privacy, but also about transparency.

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Facebook Doesn't Listen to You

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People often feel like Facebook keeps the mic open on their phone and listens in on their conversations. How else can you explain the targeted ads? They assume that their smartphone is always listening to what they have to say, pulling information from the conversations they have, and sending them ads based on what they talk about. Talking to your spouse about buying a car? You'll get ads for a car. Telling your friends that you're looking for a new comedy to watch? You'll get ads for streaming services and all of the new shows that are coming out. But is Facebook really listening, or is it something else?

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Ranking Higher in SERPs After Google’s Revolutionary BERT Update

Google BERT

Google just announced a major update to its search algorithm which could take the SEO world by storm. Known as BERT, or Bidirectional Representations from Transformers, it is a state-of-the-art search tool backed by advanced machine learning. By applying BERT to search queries, Google aims to help users find information faster and more efficiently.

Beyond implications for users, this update could lead to a fundamental shift in the way sites rank in SERP. Previous SEO tricks of the trade, such as keyword stuffing content, could be filtered out by BERT since it appears to hone in on high-quality, naturally-written content.

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Prediction: 1/3 of Web Searches Won't Involve a Screen

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Over the years, web searches have changed and shifted dynamically. Computers shrank. Desktops arrived in every home. Laptops flooded college campuses. Phones started connecting to the internet, then smartphones changed things so dramatically that some people stopped using computers entirely. On the side, there was the steady growth of tablets and other hybrid devices. People could access the internet from anywhere, running web searches on a wide variety of machines.

One thing that those machines always had in common, though, was a screen. We understood that the internet was delivered to us through a screen.

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Google Pixel 4 Phone Leaks Keep Coming

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It's almost like Google does not care about leaks when it comes to their phones. There were a ton of them for the Google Pixel 3. There may be even more for the upcoming Pixel 4. Is this all part of the marketing plan? People have asked why the company does not keep a tighter grip on secrecy, but maybe the tech giant wants the information to get out early. They want to generate that online buzz. On the other hand, maybe they're too focused on the products and they do not care about devoting time or energy to stopping these leaks. Whatever the case, let's break down some of the things we know about this new phone.

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