This week, we look at Facebook’s new Groups and Download features, Twitter’s new CEO, CNN’s Rick Sanchez vs. Jon Stewart, Apple hit with $625.5 Million patent violation, Android moves ahead, Apple preps an iPhone for Verizon, Google TV gets more real, Goo.gl gets a website, an alternative to JPEG, Google goggles comes to the iPhone, and Search terms Google Instant doesn’t want you to see.
Google Instant is Google’s search enhancement that shows results as you type. Before Instant, when you’d type a prurient term such as ‘nipples’, you’d be shielded by the final ‘Press Enter to search’ before Google would give up its nipply bounty of links and images. But with Instant, those results show up right away. So Google in all their wisdom, has seen fit just to blacklist that word, along with terms you’d expect, such as ‘penis’, ‘vagina’, and ‘smut’. But what’s unexpected is some of the other terms Google has decided to blacklist in its diligent struggle to shield the public from naughtyness. Hacker magazine 2600 has been tracking these blacklisted words. Continue reading