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An update on Sunday’s service disruption | Google Cloud Blog
postmortem on google outage. note that once again it's a config error, which is how it happen now
gcp  google  odd  outages  post-mortems  networking  config  sysadmin  ops  via:jm 
5 weeks ago by ignatz
The CIA's communications suffered a catastrophic compromise
According to the former intelligence official, once the Iranian double agent showed Iranian intelligence the website used to communicate with his or her CIA handlers, they began to scour the internet for websites with similar digital signifiers or components — eventually hitting on the right string of advanced search terms to locate other secret CIA websites.
google  security  infosec  cia  via:jomc 
november 2018 by ignatz
Google Makes So Much Money, It Never Had to Worry About Financial Discipline - Bloomberg
Alphabet’s CFO Ruth Porat wants to bring focus to Mountain View. Can the moonshot factory adapt?
december 2016 by ignatz
Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable Web Tracking - ProPublica
Google is the latest tech company to drop the longstanding wall between anonymous online ad tracking and user’s names.
google  privacy  surveillance  oppression  doom 
october 2016 by ignatz
Google Translate of "Lorem ipsum"
The perils of unsupervised machine learning... here's what GTranslate reckons "lorem ipsum" translates to:
We will be sure to post a comment. Add tomato sauce, no tank or a traditional or online. Until outdoor environment, and not just any competition, reduce overall pain. Cisco Security, they set up in the throat develop the market beds of Cura; Employment silently churn-class by our union, very beginner himenaeos. Monday gate information. How long before any meaningful development. Until mandatory functional requirements to developers. But across the country in the spotlight in the notebook. The show was shot. Funny lion always feasible, innovative policies hatred assured. Information that is no corporate Japan
lorem-ipsum  boilerplate  machine-learning  translation  google  translate  probabilistic  tomato-sauce  cisco  funny  via:jm 
june 2013 by ignatz links
trick to make google return ONLY pornography
sex  google  search  ha 
february 2013 by ignatz
"Eric Schmidt represents and is backed up by some mafia like dark force which tend to resovle their problems with killing power."
psychoceramics  google  china  stanford 
march 2012 by ignatz
juuso/BozoCrack - GitHub
BozoCrack is a depressingly effective MD5 password hash cracker ... googles the MD5 hash and hopes the plaintext appears somewhere on the first page of results
md5  crack  security  ruby  google  search  hack 
november 2011 by ignatz
Google Transliteration
transliteration, not just translation
google  language  tools  webtoys 
april 2011 by ignatz
Weekly World News - Google Books
Two decades of the wonderful Weekly World News. Oh yes, yes.
newspapers  archive  googlebooks  google  weeklyworldnews  tabloid  ha  via:positivejeff 
june 2009 by ignatz
Google Street View blurs face of Colonel Sanders at every KFC - Telegraph
"The company says it took the decision because he is 'a real person' - despite him passing away in December 1980 aged 90."
via:regine  ha  kfc  advertising  privacy  google  googlestreetview  geo  culture  mapping 
may 2009 by ignatz
Google uncloaks once-secret server | Business Tech - CNET News
Google's big surprise: each server has its own 12-volt battery to supply power if there's a problem with the main source of electricity. The company also revealed for the first time that since 2005, its data centers have been composed of standard shipping containers--each with 1,160 servers and a power consumption that can reach 250 kilowatts.
google  hardware  design  technology  sysadmin  infrastructure 
april 2009 by ignatz
Official Google Blog: "This site may harm your computer" on every search result?!?!
Unfortunately (and here's the human error), the URL of '/' was mistakenly checked in as a value to the file and '/' expands to all URLs.
failure  ha  security  google  search  malware 
january 2009 by ignatz
Google LatLong: Pound the pavement
google maps now has walking directions
googlemaps  google  gmaps  geo  walking 
july 2008 by ignatz
Cover story: Blown away
a business model called "Google ad loophole" is not sufficient.
google  commerce  crime  dotcom  advertising  doh  oops  failure 
march 2008 by ignatz
Google News Archive Search
this looks incredibly useful; search google news archives. wonder when they'll get sued for archiving
news  research  google  webtools  tools 
september 2006 by ignatz
Knowledge Base - GoogleMapki
lots of info about google maps and their uses
maps  gmaps  google  gis  geo  reference  wiki 
may 2006 by ignatz
What time is it? What's the weather?
Google map hack that gives you localtime and weather by click
google  maps  googlemaps  tools  weather  time  mapping  geo  geography 
december 2005 by ignatz
Grant Robinson : Guess-the-google
Game where you try to match search keywords with google image results
google  googleimages  games  webtoys  flash  fun  tagging 
december 2005 by ignatz
show visitors to your site on a map
google  maps  tracking  visualization  geo  gis  blog 
september 2005 by ignatz
Directory of webcams
Google hack to find and display live cams
cams  security  surveillance  video  google  hacks 
september 2005 by ignatz
Neave Lab › Flash Earth
Flash zoomy thingy done off google maps
google  google_maps  googlemaps  maps  flash  geo  geography 
august 2005 by ignatz
Google Alerts
Google's robot kibozer now does groups as well as web and news.
google  alerts  web  news  usenet 
july 2005 by ignatz
Google Maps hack that shows you who lives on a street
Cool/Scary app that shows neighbors with phone number etc.
google  google_maps  maps  hacks  gmaps  privacy  geo 
july 2005 by ignatz
Can't Find On Google - Welcome to
A site about what you... can't find on Google.
google  blog  web  search 
july 2005 by ignatz
Google Map by Latitude and Longitude
quick link to get a google map of coordinates
googlemaps  google  geo  maps  web 
june 2005 by ignatz
Google-Yahoo Traffic-Weather Maps
mixes google maps and Yahoo! traffic
google  geo  maps  traffic  googlemaps 
june 2005 by ignatz

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