Microsoft Steps Up To Stop Revenge Porn

Microsoft wants to help victims of revenge porn regain control of their images and privacy. Revenge porn — when someone, usually a spurned ex, shares private and sexual images of another person online without that person’s consent — is on the rise, and Internet companies including Google and Reddit have tried to combat it. Now Microsoft is stepping up. The company said last week that, when it is notified by a victim, it will remove...

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Study: Google’s Search Favors Its Own Products

When you go to Google for anything, be it a weather report or a phone number or an explanation of string theory, you assume that the top results will always be the very best. Those are, at least, the only ones you click: Studies suggest it’s a rare, rare Googler who bothers scrolling past search result No. 5. But according to a highly critical new paper out from legal scholar Tim Wu, Harvard Business School professor Michael Luca and...

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