Google is fighting aggressive advertising

Google wants to sort out the internet for ads displayed on mobile devices. An American corporation has announced the punishment of sites that are particularly annoying pop up ads.

Ads on web sites are necessary because they make it possible for them to maintain their website. However, it can not be denied that many of them too aggressively attack the user. Especially annoying are pop-up ads, that is the so-called. Popups, which are usually very loud, irritate not only the user but also his surroundings. In addition, many of them are so prepared that they can not be easily closed, and cover the whole screen.

And that’s exactly what the war intends to announce to Google. The company announced that from January 10 next year it will penalize websites that display aggressive popups on the mobile version. Exceptions are windows with user age verification, cookies or login information.


Autonomous cars Google increasingly better

Google boasts that its autonomous vehicles are getting better and better. To confirm these words, he publishes several statistics on this technology that show how their security has increased over the past few years.

Last year, Google made some changes to the design of autonomous vehicles. The biggest one was taking this technology from Google X labs and moving them to a new company called Waymo, which is now developing them.

Dmitri Dolgov, head of the new branch, praised just how much new technology has been refined over the years. On the official Wayamo blog, a report from the California Department of Motor Vehicles revealed that the number of driver interventions has dropped significantly over the past two years.

In 2015, the percentage of such interventions was 0.8 per each 1,600 km traveled. Thanks to the efforts of engineers, a year later the percentage was already 0.2. To add here are the moments when the traffic control computers were not able to cope with a particular situation and then the man had to take control of the vehicle.

In 2016, Wayamo vehicles crossed the California roads totaling 1 023 330 km and is a half way up compared to 2015. On the other hand, since the start of work, autonomous vehicles have already overcome the distance of 3.7 million km, most of the drive was on urban and suburban roads. During this period, the number of driver interventions was only 124 compared to the 341 interventions that occurred in 2015.