On a regular basis, Google compiles a list of which technology topics are being queried the most by US users in its dedicated Search engine. Over the past 24 hours, Apple's refusal to integrate a series of Web APIs in the name of privacy topped Google's technology Search trends.
Over the past 24 hours, Apple and Facebook garnered the most attention in Google Search's trending technology topics.
Apple • Application programming interface World Wide Web Web API
Apple recently announced that Safari will not support a total of 16 Web APIs -- which pose fingerprinting risks -- in an attempt to protect user privacy. Among those Apple declined to implement in its dedicated web browser are Web Bluetooth, Ambient Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor, all of which could allow websites to collect information about a user, their device or their surroundings.
Facebook • Mark Zuckerberg • Social media
Over the weekend, as reported by Bloomberg, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg "just became $7.2 billion poorer" as a slew of companies like Starbucks, Ben & Jerry's and Levi Strauss decided to stop advertising on the social media platform. The boycott is in response to the company's failure to control the hate present on the site.
Toughbook • Tablet computer • Panasonic • Rugged computer
Panasonic recently announced the launch of the Toughbook CF-SV8, a laptop designed to be sturdy enough to handle extreme conditions. Factory and construction workers would be able to confidently use such a device while on the job operating forklifts or working in adverse weather conditions.
Chevrolet Corvette • Drag racing • 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
On Sunday, Throttle House published a video to YouTube showing a 2020 C8 Corvette drag race against "the established drag race king:" Dodge's Demon. Turns out, the Demon is still the top dog.
Nikola Corporation • Tesla, Inc.
Though published a few weeks ago, the fact that Tesla's CEO Elon Musk called the idea of using hydrogran fuel cells to power vehicles "staggeringly dumb" recently caught the attention of Google Search users. This type of power is commonly used by Nikola Motor Company.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 11, 2020