Posts tagged "google"

Google Will Now Remove Revenge Porn Upon Request

Definitely a step in the right direction.

By: Robyn Pennacchia / June 19, 2015

Google Ad Features An Emotional Story About Gender Transition

This Google ad tells the story of so much more than a company. Follow the journey of Jake, a trans man, and the gym where he found a sense of community as he began to exercise his new male body. Love this!

[Mashable]

[AdWeek]…

By: Claire Hannum / June 17, 2015

Search “N*gga House” In Google Maps And You’ll Be Directed To The White House

Type the words “nigga house” right now in Google maps. What are your findings?

Some of my Facebook friends have been sharing posts with their search results and, well, it is a bit disturbing. It seems that the White House pops up whenever you enter “nigga house” into a Google Ma…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / May 20, 2015

No Thanks: Google’s New Feature Lets You View Your Entire Search History

Don’t lie – you’ve probably tried to Google some weird stuff at one point…probably more than once. Those questions that you are too embarrassed to ask your friends just go straight into the Google search bar. And then you’re probably relieved to see that you’re not that only one who has wondered how snakes have…

By: College Candy / April 22, 2015

Google Wants To Save You From Spoilers, For Good

The internet will soon be a safe space from episode of whatever you missed last night. …

By: Megan Reynolds / April 9, 2015

Not An April Fools’ Prank: You Can Play Pac-Man In Google Maps

April Fools’ Day pranks are the absolute worst, and the eighth circle of hell is tech companies that make ostensibly clever ones of their own. But instead of their usual Gmail prank, this year Google is offering one of its best Easter eggs instead: Pac-Man.

All you have to do is fire u…

By: Beejoli Shah / March 31, 2015

Google’s New CFO Ruth Porat Is Getting PAID

Plus! A “Game of Thrones” porn parody has an Iron Throne made of dildos; a closer look at Chicago P.D.’s sex crimes unit; and reviews for a few feminist videogames, all in Today’s Lady News…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 27, 2015

Watch This Series On The Reality Of Gay Conversion Therapy

VICE has finished up its three-part series on gay conversion therapy. [VICE]
Erskine College in South Carolina has issued a statement that it is officially anti-gay, after two volleyball players came out at the college. [RawStory]
The U.S. Department of Education has found the New York Public Schools in violation of Title…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 27, 2015

Hillary Clinton Has Some Choice Words About Silicon Valley’s Glass Ceiling

Today in Lady News, Hillary Clinton talks about tech’s glass celiing, HBO is offering a fellowship for diverse writers, and there are two lesbians in the upcoming “Jem and the Holograms” movie.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 25, 2015

Take A Look Inside The Women’s Mosque Of America

Here’s a look into America’s first women-only mosque. [NBC]
Finland’s national radio service is going to read the Koran on air cover-to-cover in order to “increase people’s knowledge of the Koran and Muslim culture in Finland.” [BBC]
Check out this explainer about sex, intersex, and why “male” and “female” aren’t adequate categorie…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 24, 2015

Which Halloween Costume Was Most Googled In Your State?

Worried that you’ll show up to tonight’s costume party wearing the same “Frozen” princess costume as every other woman who wanted to wear something “pretty” for Halloween this year? You should be. Our friends over at The Huffington Post have done us a solid by creating a map of the most Googled Halloween costumes from…

By: Katie Oldenburg / October 31, 2014

Only 30 Percent Women: Google Releases Data About Their (Lack Of) Diversity

Google released information yesterday about diversity within its workforce — and if you guessed that the majority of their employees “white” and “male,” you win a prize! According to data from January 2014 onward, 70 percent of its workforce are men and 30 percent are women. Sixty-one percent are white, 30 percent are Asian,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 29, 2014

To Google Or Not To Google: This Flowchart Answers The Eternal Question

It’s nice to finally have some assistance with the Should You Google dilemma. Because on the one hand, there’s curiosity and longing for connection, on the other hand, there’s self-loathing and stalkerdom. Writer Caroline Paul and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton put together this handy guide for confused Googlers. And they’ve considered all the important…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 8, 2014

Feminists Re-Imagine Google Search Results For The Word “Feminism”

This is so cool: PolicyMic got a bunch of different feminist activists to re-imagine Google searches for “feminism,” which bring up scary and disturbing shit like “Feminists should be killed” and “are feminists evil?” The results are fantastic. [PolicyMic]
The Supreme Court shot down Oklahoma’s challenge to an appeal of another anti-abortion law.

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 14, 2013

Evening Quickies: RIP, Google Reader!

RIP Google Reader! The picture on the right depicts every single member of The Frisky staff right now (on the inside at least). Here’s a handy flowchart to finding your perfect Google Reader replacement. Yes, you really do have to give it up now. I’ve gone with Feedly but The Old Reader is okay, too. Let…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 1, 2013

Google Earns Ridiculous Backlash For Not Showing Eggs Or Jesus On Easter

I was too busy hosting brunch and raiding my kids’ Easter baskets to notice what yesterday’s Google doodle was, but apparently it was INCREDIBLY controversial. The anti-religious leftists in Mountain View had the gall to not only choose a doodle that had nothing to do with colorful eggs, chocolate bunnies, or Jesus H. Christ himself — they…

By: The Stir / April 1, 2013

Is Google Hiding Porn On Image Search?

We’re sure none of our esteemed readers would ever use Google’s wholesome Image Search to find filthy pictures of naked people committing depraved acts. But on the off chance that you do, you might notice that it’s a little harder to find what you’re looking for. Google yesterday implemented a change in its SafeSearch setting…

By: Newser / December 13, 2012

Google “Dying Grandparent” On Google Images And You Get … Christina Aguilera?!

Christina Aguilera has fallen victim to an exceptionally strange search engine quirk: If you Google ‘dying grandparent’ in Google Images, it’s predominantly images of her, and she’s neither a grandparent nor dying.

So what’s going on?

It’s a result of a gossip item published in June about her family troubles. Aguilera was widely considered…

By: TheFW / December 10, 2012

Kate Hudson Admits To Cyberstalking Fiance Matt Bellamy

“I Googled him right away! And it was shocking, ’cause he was like two completely different people. I was just in awe of his ability and his talent. And then to know him on the other side of it, and how sweet and simple and loving he is…You know how people say that when you…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 13, 2012

Google Supports LGBT Community With “Legalize Love” Campaign

Google has launched a new campaign, Legalize Love, which hopes to end discrimination against homosexuals. At the Global LGBT Workplace Summit on Saturday in London, Google executive Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe introduced the campaign, sharing Google’s goals to “[develop] alliances with local companies and [support] grassroots organizing efforts in [other] countries.” The purpose of the campaign is not about…

By: Daley Quinn / July 9, 2012
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