The implementation of the new policy is only a few months old at this point, and Google is sure to continue to fine-tune how it gets implemented on the back end. Whether it will have a material effect on consumers remains to be seen. Google certainly has its part to play — and is still benefiting financially from these advertising practices — but in many ways, this is much bigger than a “Google problem.” And it’s is one of those cases where Google and Bing (and others) should be encouraged to coordinate on ad policies in the interest of consumers online. … [Read more...] about Why are payday loan ads still showing on Google after the ban?
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There’s an interesting trade off around personalized search for the user which is, as you point out, the more signals that you have and the more data you have about the user, the better it gets. It’s a hard sell sometimes, we’re asking them to sign up for a service where we begin to collect data in the form of search history yet they don’t see the benefits of that, at least in its fullest form, for some time. It’s one of those things that we think about and struggle with. And that’s one reason why we’re trying to enter a model where search history and personalized search are, in fact, more expected. And I should also note that as we look at reading some of the signals across different services we will obviously abide by the posted privacy policies. So there are certain services where we’ve made it very clear we won’t cross correlate data. For example on Gmail, we’ve made it very clear that we won’t cross correlate that … [Read more...] about Google’s Marissa Mayer on Personalized Search
Google Lens, announced at Google’s I/O conference in May to much furore, pitches itself as a tool to help users understand the world. By accessing Google’s vast knowledge base, the app can do things like identify objects, and connect to your WiFi automatically by snapping the code on the box. … [Read more...] about What does visual search mean for ecommerce in 2017?
Wikio doesn’t offer an explicit list of its sources, but claims “live information from 17979 media and blogs,” and says it’s well on the way toward gathering multi-lingual content from 100,000 sources. These sources have been selected by Wikio editors or recommended by users. “The process for selecting news sources is carried out with no ideological or political bias,” according to the Wikio blog. “The only sources we exclude are those whose content is anti-Semitic, homophobic, racist, sexist or more generally intolerant in nature, those which provide no editorial added value, and of course, those which propagate spam.” … [Read more...] about News Search + Personalization + Social Media = Wikio
The hypothetical concern raised by this practice is that the carrier using personalized search could potentially monitor behavior and identify insureds who are conducting searches for, say, Leukemia, and potentially discriminate against them if the carrier thinks they’re going to start costing the company more in benefits — along the lines described in the report above. (Note: Aetna has not been accused of any such practice.) … [Read more...] about Health Insurance Carrier Aetna Introduces Personalized Health Search From Healthline