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2011-05-31 07:30:00

Study shows Internet search queries can help monitor epidemics in developing countries; produces new Internet tool that could speed public health responses to tropical diseases BOSTON, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and Google.org have found web-based search data to be a viable source of information for early detection and monitoring of outbreaks of dengue, an emerging mosquito-borne virus found in tropical areas of the world. Because...

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2008-06-25 06:05:00

By Matt Richtel Judges and jurors in the United States who must decide whether sexually explicit material is obscene are asked to use a local yardstick: Does the material violate community standards? That is often a tricky question because there is no simple, concrete way to gauge a community's tastes and values. The Internet may be changing that. In a novel approach, the defense in an obscenity trial in Florida plans to use publicly accessible Google search data to try to persuade jurors...

2006-03-14 13:40:00

SAN JOSE, California -- A federal judge on Tuesday challenged government attorneys over whether a Justice Department subpoena for Google Inc.'s search data would be a burden on the Internet search leader. Google's attorney said the government was overreaching, but added that the government request had been scaled back. Shares of Google rose more than $7, or 2 percent, to about $344 after the judge spoke in the closely watched case. The Justice Department's demand, for data the government...


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