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Russia slams US tech giant Google over ‘censorship’

November 24, 2017 10:00 pm
Russia slams US tech giant Google over ‘censorship’

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova (screen grab via AFP) Russia has protested to US tech giant Google for its planned de-ranking of Russian media outlets over allegations that Moscow meddled in the 2016 US presidential election. Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday Google’s plans to “engineer” algorithms to […]

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US tech giant Google tracks users even with location services disabled on Android smartphones

November 23, 2017 11:01 pm
US tech giant Google tracks users even with location services disabled on Android smartphones

Google conference in Mountain View, California, USA, on May 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP) US tech giant Google has been tracking the location of Android smartphones even when apps were disabled and the SIM card was removed from the phone. Smartphones running Android software gather data about your location and […]

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Google to use balloons to give Puerto Rico cell service

October 7, 2017 7:30 pm
Google to use balloons to give Puerto Rico cell service

In this photograph taken on June 16, 2013, visitors stand next to a high altitude WiFi internet hub, a Google Project Loon balloon, on display at the Airforce Museum in New Zealand. (By AFP) The US Federal Communications Commission said late on Friday it had approved Alphabet Inc’s application to […]

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Google cooperating with US probe of Russian meddling allegations

September 30, 2017 3:43 pm
Google cooperating with US probe of Russian meddling allegations

This file photo taken on December 28, 2016 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google in Vertou, western France. (By AFP) Google says it is digging into its vaults for evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, after Virginia Sen. Mark Warner slammed Twitter for a response to […]

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Facebook, Google, Twitter invited to testify before US Senate panel in Russia probe

September 28, 2017 6:30 am
Facebook, Google, Twitter invited to testify before US Senate panel in Russia probe

This AFP file photo taken on May 10, 2017 shows a protester holding a placard in front of the White House during a protest demanding an independent investigation into Trump-Russia ties after the firing of FBI Director James Comey in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP) Facebook, Google, and Twitter have […]

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European Union authorities puts pressure on Facebook, Twitter, Google

July 25, 2017 3:25 pm
European Union authorities puts pressure on Facebook, Twitter, Google

This combination of photos created on July 10, 2017 shows a file photo taken on December 12, 2007 of the logo of social networking website ‘Facebook’ displayed on a computer screen in London, and a file photo taken on December 28, 2016 in Vertou, western France, of logo of US […]

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European Commission competition chief Margrethe Vestager hits Google with 2.4-billion-euro fine

June 27, 2017 10:30 pm
European Commission competition chief Margrethe Vestager hits Google with 2.4-billion-euro fine

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager gestures during a press conference on an antitrust case against US search engine Google at the European Commission in Brussels, on June 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The EU hit Google with a record 2.4-billion-euro fine Tuesday for illegally favoring its shopping service in […]

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American tech company Google unveils French version of Protect Your Election

March 21, 2017 10:30 pm
American tech company Google unveils French version of Protect Your Election

Google’s release comes ahead of the first round of French presidential elections on April 23, 2017. American tech company Google has released a set of tools it says are designed to protect elections globally. Jigsaw, which is run by Google’s parent company Alphabet, has been distributing the free suite, whose […]

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‘Why are the British so ugly?’ The questions Europeans ask Google about the UK revealed

October 4, 2016 1:00 pm
‘Why are the British so ugly?’ The questions Europeans ask Google about the UK revealed

Europeans have googled many questions about British people. Photo / Getty Images Britain is a nation of many mysteries, according to the Europeans who Google it. “Why are the British so ugly?” the Netherlands demands to know and “why do the English put milk in their tea?” inquires Hungary. Indeed, […]

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Google offers new way for users to manage ads, personal data

June 29, 2016 4:30 am
Google offers new way for users to manage ads, personal data

It will take several weeks before Google’s new option is available to everyone. Photo / Getty Images Google is trying to make it easier for you to manage the vast pool of information that it collects about your online activities across phones, computers and other devices. Among other things, a […]

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