Experts warn of the exposure of thousands of Google Calendars online

Security Affairs

The security researcher Avinash Jain discovered more than 8000 Google Calendars exposed online that were indexed by Google search engine. I found dozens of calendars which are indexed by google’s search engines, revealing or disclosing several sensitive information.”

Market volume of illegal online sales of alcohol exceeded 30 million USD in 2018 in Russia

Security Affairs

According to Group-IB, in 2018 interest in online shopping of alcohol increased by more than 35% , as can be seen with the higher numbers of search queries for “buy alcohol”. During pre-holiday periods, the number of search queries for online sales of alcohol increases by 28%.

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Facebook flaw could have exposed private info of users and their friends

Security Affairs

The vulnerability was discovered by security experts from Imperva, it resides in the way Facebook search feature displays results for queries provided by the users. Check if the current user wrote a post that contains a specific text: https ://www.facebook.com/search/posts/?filters_rp_author=%7B%22name%22%3A%22author_me%22%2C%22args%22%3A%22%22%7D&q=cute%20puppies.

Multiple threat actors are targeting Elasticsearch Clusters

Security Affairs

These attacks leverage CVE-2014-3120 and CVE-2015-1427, both of which are only present in old versions of Elasticsearch and exploit the ability to pass scripts to search queries.” ” This behavior has been seen in elastic search error logs going back several years. Additionally, Talos highly recommends disabling the ability to send scripts through search queries if that ability is not strictly necessary for your use cases,”.

Vulnerability in UC Browser Apps exposes to phishing attacks

Security Affairs

The flaw is related to the way User Interface on UC Browser and UC Browser Mini handles a built-in feature designed to improve users Google search experience. ” With this trick, vulnerable browsers use as a search query “www.facebook.com.”

A Fresh Comparison of TAR and Keyword Search: eDiscovery Best Practices

eDiscovery Daily

So, I’m always interested to hear what he has to say about TAR, how it can be used and how effective it is when compared to other methods (such as keyword searching). His latest blog post on the Clustify site talk about an interesting exercise that did exactly that: compared TAR to keyword search in a real classroom scenario. The result: TAR beat keyword search across the board for both tasks. Do you think this is a valid comparison of TAR and keyword searching?

It’s Google’s World. Your Business Is Just Living in It

Adam Levin

Case in point: I just did a Google search for Basecamp, an online project management tool. Not too long ago, the same search resulted in a first hit featuring Basecamp, but it was an ad. percent of the online advertising market ) and pay to show up in search results.

Bartz: Yahoo Was "Never a Search Company". Me: Bullsh*t.

John Battelle's Searchblog

But for Bartz to say that Yahoo was never a search company is simply not true. Yahoo was the original search destination, and a place folks first learned to "search" for stuff on the Web. As the original directory of things worth paying attention on the Web, Yahoo was - and remains for many - the definitive place to start a search query. And also, in the history of Yahoo, let us not forget the entire homepage was redesigned around search just three years ago.

Lucene and the Future of GIS #Elasticon2018

Perficient Data & Analytics

Perhaps an incumbent will adopt Elastic or Lucene to provide enhanced performance for analytical and search queries over geo-spatial data sets, or perhaps another solution will come to fruition first. I always like to dive into the technical details, sometimes to the chagrin of my colleagues. Today I had a brilliant opportunity to look under the covers at Lucene and it’s future through the lens of the ElasticSearch team.

A Big Day For Twitter

John Battelle's Searchblog

Yesterday Twitter rolled out integrated real time search to its entire user base, no small feat, given how fast that base has grown. It's pretty elegant, with Trending Topics searched for on the right, and onoing, constantly updated searches integrated into the same interface as normal Twitter. I'd love to see how search volume grows.

With Google’s 2012 Zeitgeist, You Won’t Learn Much. Why?

John Battelle's Searchblog

appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. In the past I’ve criticized Google for failing to ask interesting questions of the massive amount of data it collects on search patterns each year. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.

It’s Not About Search Anymore, It’s About Deals

John Battelle's Searchblog

Google now appears to be acting the same way, cutting Google+ a “deal” so to speak, giving it the best real estate for all manner of search queries. That’s not how search was supposed to work. Because for me, search is a journey, not an answer.

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5 Things You Can’t Overlook in an Enterprise Search Migration

Perficient Data & Analytics

I had several people reach out and suggest the need for a follow-up article covering areas of focus during an enterprise search migration. After giving it some thought, I came up with a list of less obvious considerations that can make the difference between a “good” and “great” enterprise search implementation: If you are indexing your content via connectors, look at repurposing the connectors already in-place instead of developing or configuring new ones. People Search.

Here are Some More Up to Date Fun Facts on Big Data: eDiscovery Trends

eDiscovery Daily

trillion searches per year; By 2020, about 7 megabytes of new information will be created every second for every human on the planet; Bad data costs US businesses alone $600 billion annually; Big data will drive an estimated $232 billion in spending in 2016. For many of the webcasts that we’ve conducted at CloudNine this year, we’ve noted several big data fun facts that illustrate the challenges that many organizations face in managing increasing volumes of data.

The Evolving Search Interface: Mobile Drives Search As App

John Battelle's Searchblog

I've said before that search interfaces, stuck in the command line interface of DOS, will at some point evolve into applications on top of a commodity search index. On their face, these apps don't seem like search at all.

Google News: A Payment System and A New Search Bar

John Battelle's Searchblog

And from Google : For us, search has always been our focus. And, starting today, you'll notice on our homepage and on our search results pages, our search box is growing in size. Although this is a very simple idea and an even simpler change, we're excited about it — because it symbolizes our focus on search and because it makes our clean, minimalist homepage even easier and more fun to use. And the larger search bar, well, just seems to make sense.

Taking Twitter to the Next Level: President of Global Revenue Adam Bain

John Battelle's Searchblog

The services handles tens of billions of search queries a month, putting it on scale with some of the most elite platforms in the world. Twitter. It's our favorite conundrum here in Internet Media Land, isn't it?

On Using Search for Decisions

John Battelle's Searchblog

From the first post: If what you are looking for is a hotel room, a plane ticket, or something else in the “head end” of search results, plenty of sites aggregate tons of results for you. But as soon as you go a bit down the tail - like my example for classic cars - search becomes a pivot point for an ongoing and often taxing decision process.

It’s Time For Twitter To Filter Our Feeds. But How?

John Battelle's Searchblog

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Google Steps Gingerly Toward Search As Application

John Battelle's Searchblog

When Bing launched, I framed the new service from Microsoft as an important step in the evolution of search: I actually don't think Microsoft is trying to out-Google Google with Bing. Done right, this totally breaks the AdWords model that has driven search so far.

What Will Search Look Like In Mobile? A Visit With Jack

John Battelle's Searchblog

The post What Will Search Look Like In Mobile? A Visit With Jack appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. of the Sherlock search app for Apple. Whn you break free from the assumptions of sitting at a desk in front of a PC, what might search look like?

Understanding the online safety and privacy challenges faced by South Asian women

Elie

a daughter might search for and then play a video for her mother). This included aggregate deletions to delete entire threads or histories of content, and entity deletions to delete specific chats, media, or queries.

Facebook Coalition To Google: Don’t Be Evil, Focus On The User

John Battelle's Searchblog

Talk naturally turned to the implications of Google’s controversial integration of Google+ into its search results – a move that must both terrify (OMG, Google is gunning for us!) Related: What Might A Facebook Search Engine Look Like?

This Is What Happens When Context Is Lost.

John Battelle's Searchblog

appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. AdWords worked best when you used it directly on Google’s site — because your ad came up as a search result right next to the “organic” results. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.

Google Now: The Tip of A Very Long Spear

John Battelle's Searchblog

The post Google Now: The Tip of A Very Long Spear appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. It is instead the experience one has when you use the Google Search application on your Android or iPhone device (it’s consistently a top free app on the iTunes charts).

Modest Share Gains for Bing Continue

John Battelle's Searchblog

I am also a fan of the recently unveiled visual search interface - I think it augurs some serious new - and useful - approaches to sifting through massive amounts of related data. From the Thomas Weisel's analyst coverage, sent to me in mail: Google maintains dominance within "core search" but Bing Nudges Up m/m at Yahoo's and Google's Expense: Core search excludes searches conducted on video, local and map portions of the companies' websites.

Super Fresh

John Battelle's Searchblog

Websites that once saw their traffic dominated by Google search queries are seeing a growing number of new visitors coming from "passed links" at social networks like Twitter and Facebook. Put those three elements together — social networks, live searching and link-sharing — and you have a cocktail that poses what may amount to the most interesting alternative to Google's near monopoly in searching.

Google Responds: No,That’s Not How Facebook Deal Went Down (Oh, And I Say: The Search Paradigm Is Broken)

John Battelle's Searchblog

In that story, I reported about 2009 negotiations over incorporation of Facebook data into Google search. Well, that’d be Facebook pages that any search engine can crawl – information on Facebook that people *want* search engines to know about.

Search, Foursquare, and Checking Into States of Mind

John Battelle's Searchblog

In short, the checkin is a search, waiting for a response. And there's no reason to constrain that search query to location. What matters is that as users of this particular brand of search, we get good results. If that's what I wanted, I'd just use a search engine. After all, most of search is instrumented, for the most part, against my query, and my query alone. surprises or delights me with an offer of value to my search, and 3.

This Is What Happens When Context Is Lost.

John Battelle's Searchblog

Back in the year 2000, Google rolled out AdWords , a fantastically precise targeting technology that allowed just about anyone to target their advertisements to…just about anyone, as long as that person was typing a search term into Google’s rapidly growing service.

This Is What Happens When Context Is Lost.

John Battelle's Searchblog

Back in the year 2000, Google rolled out AdWords , a fantastically precise targeting technology that allowed just about anyone to target their advertisements to…just about anyone, as long as that person was typing a search term into Google’s rapidly growing service.

Who’s On First? (A Modest Proposal To Solve The Problem with First- and Third-Party Marketing)

John Battelle's Searchblog

Contextual advertising involves the delivery of advertisements based upon a consumer’s current visit to a web page or a single search query, without the collection and retention of data about the consumer’s online activities over time.

SharePoint 2010 Out-of-the-Box Web Parts

JKevinParker

Business Data Item Builder — Creates a Business Data item from parameters in the query string and provides it to other Web Parts. Content Query — Displays a dynamic view of content from your site. Web Analytics web Part — Displays the most viewed content, most frequent search queries from a site, or most frequent search queries from a search center. Search. Federated Results — Displays search results from a configured location.

Article 29 Working Party Calls on FTC to Investigate Online Retention and Anonymization Policies

Hunton Privacy

Specifically, the Working Party requested that the FTC examine the compatibility of the three search engine providers’ actions with provisions of Section 5 of the FTC Act which prohibits unfair or deceptive trade practices. The Opinion also highlighted the Working Party’s concerns over the sensitivity of personal data related to search queries and the treatment of such personal data by search engine operators. In a letter to the U.S.

Predictions 2010

John Battelle's Searchblog

Google will make a corporate decision to become seen as a software brand rather than as "just a search engine." 2010 will see a major privacy brouhaha , not unlike the AOL search debacle but around social and/or advertising related data. Related: 2009 Predictions. 2009 How I Did.

The Database of Intentions Is Far Larger Than I Thought

John Battelle's Searchblog

I had, in fact, been ruminating on this concept for over a year, driven by an Holy Sh*t moment in late 2001 when Google introduced its first ever Zeitgeist round up of trending search terms. I went on to write The Search , and Google went on to become, well, Google.

The Database of Intentions Is Far Larger Than I Thought

John Battelle's Searchblog

I had, in fact, been ruminating on this concept for over a year, driven by an Holy Sh*t moment in late 2001 when Google introduced its first ever Zeitgeist round up of trending search terms. I went on to write The Search , and Google went on to become, well, Google.

The Gap Scenario

John Battelle's Searchblog

* It's been a longstanding thesis of mine that Google's ability to reorder information in microseconds, based on our declared intent through a search query, has habituated us to expect an immediate and relevant response from nearly every website - and in particular, commercial sites.

I've Just Launched "Pwned Passwords" V2 With Half a Billion Passwords for Download

Troy Hunt

The thinking there being that it would reduce the data size they're searching through thus realising some performance (and possibly financial) gains. Then there's the overhead required to host and search this data, that is the overhead those organisations who use it will incur. Now for something else cool and that's the online search. Querying the Data Online. This model of anonymity is what now sits behind the online search feature.

Thursday Signal: Are You Checked In?

John Battelle's Searchblog

To my mind, checking-in is simply another use case on the evolutionary path of search. As I said in the book, each search query is a declaration of intent - you are telling that search engine what you want, and hoping the engine will return a result that satisfies that declared intention. Whereas search intent is clearly a request for a specific response, check-in intent is less specific - and hence more open. Today is all about checking in.