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Show HN: A Firefox add-on to strip Google search results from ‘blacklisted’ URLs

Show HN: A Firefox add-on to strip Google search results from...

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What is wiper Wiper is a browser plugin (currently Firefox) that strips search engine (currently Google) results based on your custom blacklist. Wiper 0.9 (beta- latest) Allows for adding and removing user's own blacklist using view>sidebar>Wiper. Available on Firefox Add-ons here Wiper 0.1 Targets google.*/search and removes results that are in the blacklist (defined in…
More than 800 languages in a single typeface: creating Noto for Google

More than 800 languages in a single typeface: creating Noto for...

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See samples of a few writing systems included in the Noto family. Canadian Aboriginal is a writing system used in a number of indigenous languages of Canada including Blackfoot [9,000 speakers], Cree [70,000 speakers], Inuktitut [65,000 speakers], and Ojibwe [80,000 speakers]. Noto Sans Devanagari covers 62 languages. The name is made up of two Sanskrit…
IKEA switches from Verdana to Noto (Google, Monotype) for 2020 catalogue

IKEA switches from Verdana to Noto (Google, Monotype) for 2020 catalogue

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Ikea has swapped its brand typeface to Noto, a collaborative type family from Monotype and Google, after a decade of using Verdana across its visual identity. Before 2009, the company used Ikea Sans – an adaptation of Futura – for 50 years, but moved to Verdana because its own-brand font didn’t include Asian characters. Its move to…
Google won’t be fully remote, CEO says

Google won’t be fully remote, CEO says

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai discusses the company's remote-working approach.  James Martin/CNET Though Facebook and Twitter have announced big updates to policies that allow for remote working by their employees, Google isn't committing to any major changes to its workplace priorities. Instead, the search giant is taking a more measured approach, CEO Sundar Pichai told Wired…
Show HN: Google Big Transfer Model in (Poké-)Production Using Jina

Show HN: Google Big Transfer Model in (Poké-)Production Using Jina

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In this example, we use BiT (Big Transfer): the latest pretrained computer-vision model by Google, to build an end-to-end neural image search system. Thanks to Jina, you can see how easy it is to put an academic result released few days ago into the production (spoiler alert, this project takes me 2 hours only). You…
Google getting ready to add end-to-end encryption for RCS

Google getting ready to add end-to-end encryption for RCS

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The Australian Government wants the ability to read everything about us, including your text messages and even wants companies to put back doors to encryption in their software so they can access it (mostly because they are stupid and don’t understand how encryption works). Until the Government figure out that this is the wrong way…
Google is now applying its coronavirus misinformation policies to personal files

Google is now applying its coronavirus misinformation policies to personal files

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Ever since Big Tech platforms started cracking down on what they deem to be coronavirus misinformation, the media has been willfully flagging alleged violations to social media companies and getting content taken down.And now the file storage and sharing service Google Drive has started to take down users’ files in response to media complaints about…
Amazon, Microsoft, Google provide services to blacklisted Chinese surveillance

Amazon, Microsoft, Google provide services to blacklisted Chinese surveillance

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Picture of Hikvision cameras in an electronic mall in Beijing on May 24, 2019.Fred Dufour | AFP | Getty ImagesA new report claims that Amazon, Microsoft and Google are among a number of American firms that are providing various web services to Chinese surveillance firms accused of human rights abuses and which are now on a U.S.…
The Tragedy of Google Books: Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria

The Tragedy of Google Books: Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria

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You were going to get one-click access to the full text of nearly every book that’s ever been published. Books still in print you’d have to pay for, but everything else—a collection slated to grow larger than the holdings at the Library of Congress, Harvard, the University of Michigan, at any of the great national…