Five Google Search Trends for 2010

Google’s Matt Cutts recently discussed search engine trends and search predictions for 2010. Matt discussed where search engine technology is going in 2010 — New Types of Data Searches: Data overload is a big worry among web search engines. As a result, Google is trying to divide and categorize new searches for different types of […]

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Short URLs Can Equal Large Security Risks

URL shortening services like bit.ly and tinyurl.com have grown as demand for leaner and cleaner web links has grown due to social networking and microblogging sites like Twitter and Facebook. In addition, the frequent use of shortened URLs on these social media sites has increased the trust that people have in their legitimacy. However, clicking […]

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Medical Data Mining Ban Unlikely In Health Reform Bill

A US Senate proposal to ban the medical data mining of physicians’ prescription writing for targeted marketing by drug companies will not be part of the Senate’s health reform bill according to a Senate staff member for Senator Herb Kohl. A data mining ban on doctors’ prescription records would strike at pharmaceutical data companies like […]

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Drug Companies Data-Mining Your Medicine Cabinet

It seems that even the doctor-patient relationship isn’t immune to the growing high tech practice of data mining by businesses to get a competitive advantage. Current practices allow pharmaceutical companies to monitor how many prescriptions a doctor writes for a given drug. Drug companies can obtain this information from pharmacies and health insurers. Number crunching […]

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New Facebook Privacy Settings Help Protect Business Users

Facebook’s new privacy options make it easier for business users to show different personal information to business contacts and personal friends. However, users will have to be willing to navigate the new privacy options to divide their personal information between their professional and personal contacts. Although not difficult, Facebook’s new privacy options require time to […]

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