In a move that is right off its “don’t be evil” bat, Google has turned its attention to helping the fight against drug cartels, human trafficking and other illicit industries through its latest Google Ideas project. Good Ideas was established last year and the search giant describes the service as a “think/do tank” that “that examines issues from a new perspective”. It’s first project, which started mid-2011, tackled counter-radicalization and extremism, yielding a new platform which the Mountain View giant calls a one-stop shop for tackling the issues. Now the firm is looking to help the fight against illicit industries which it says have “a devastating human and financial impact on every nation.” Read the full story at The Next Web.

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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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