Google's Transparency Reports, released every six months, are interesting not just for what they reveal about government requests for Internet user data, but also for what they do not reveal.
The improved image search will arrive in the next few days for all users
The search behemoth Google is following Mozilla and Apple in encrypting everyone's search queries, which will be implemented in the next version of Chrome.
Microsoft is striving to make the site more social by returning a wider range of Facebook content from in Bing's search results.
Facebook's Graph Search is the future of search, but its rivals aren't standing by. Google and Bing are also serving up hyper-personalized answers tailored to you and your social universe. Some of it is helpful, and some of it may just be creepy.
Facebook's new Graph Search service is still in beta test, but the social network carefully prepared for its launch by removing users' options to not be included in search returns. When Graph Search becomes widely available, so will all your random "likes," travels and friendings.
Facebook Graph Search makes it easier for cyber criminals to gather relevant details that can be used to target phishing attacks more effectively.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission's antitrust settlement with Google will create few changes in the way the company operates, both critics and fans of the deal said.
Some features of the Google Now service are available in a Web trial, so that a search query will include results from your Gmail account.