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'With the stakes so high, and the punishments so severe, it is great news to see big tech companies like WhatsApp pushing back in favor of democracy and freedom of expression,' says digital rights group ProPrivacy
The hearing takes place on July 27, US time, amid calls by some activists and politicians to break up the Silicon Valley giants
'Never let anyone tell them that they do not belong in a certain space'
The move may represent a significant shift by the internet giant, and follows initiatives by Facebook and Apple to create news products in partnership with media outlets
'We believe that products should keep your information for only as long as it's useful and helpful to you,' Google CEO Sundar Pichai says in a blog post
New research by eMarketer indicates Google will still be the leading digital advertising but with a smaller share as the market evolves into a 'triopoly' with Facebook and Amazon
The power of visual media 'has its pitfalls – especially when there are questions surrounding the origin, authenticity or context of an image,' says Google product manager Harris Cohen.
The Council of State, a French government body that is also the court of last resort for matters of administrative justice, confirms a 2019 ruling by the CNIL, the French data watchdog
The initiative will focus on groups combatting racism and damage done by the coronavirus pandemic
There’s actually a neat tool that’s now available for everyone to make the process faster and easier
Four Republican senators introduce a bill that would revise 'Section 230' legal protection mechanism that shields online services from liabilities arising from content posted by users
Google also sets a goal of increasing 'underrepresented' groups in leadership positions by 30% during the coming 5 years
The transit alerts are rolling out in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Britain, Colombia, France, India, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Thailand, and the US where information from local transit agencies is available
Google's threat analysis chief Shane Huntley warns the Biden campaign about 'phishing' efforts from China and the Trump campaign from Iran
A Google spokesperson says the removal of the app was 'due to policy violations'
Google's top executive in Australia says Google made barely Aus$10 million per year from news-linked advertising, a fraction of a government watchdog's estimates for the sector
Google says that the EU's current definition of AI is so broad that it 'effectively puts all contemporary software potentially in scope'
'While Google users are led to believe they can opt-out of location tracking, the company exploits other avenues to invade personal privacy,' Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says
The two US firms say 22 countries have asked so far to use their platform, and they expect more to come on board in the coming weeks
The move, which leaves France relatively isolated in Europe alongside Britain and Norway, reflects differences on how such apps should be structured, who has access to sensitive data, and their effectiveness
The idea is among a series of bargaining tools put forward by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to encourage Google and Facebook to pay news media businesses for the use of their content
The latest version of Google's mobile OS will be here soon. Here are some key features
Chief executive Sundar Pichai tells Google staff its remote work policy will be extended until 2021. Facebook's updated plan is to re-open offices in early July, but let people work from home if they prefer until 2021.
Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Google's parent Alphabet, abandons plans to build a futuristic neighborhood in Toronto, citing economic uncertainty
The initiative aims to serve an estimated 1.7 billion people – from disadvantaged communities and the unbanked – who lack access to digital financial services
The app using the new Apple-Google API must also be made by and for the use of the country's government public health authority
Using constantly changing tracing keys and long, random numbers to track contact between phones, Apple and Google hope to keep users of the system from being personally identifiable
You can create a network of up to 6 total members that can read purchased books
Google Meet, previously reserved for subscribers to the premium G Suite software tools for businesses, becomes free
Alphabet reports a profit of $6.8 billion in the first 3 months of the year, up nearly 3% from last year
Expect more accurate, more natural responses from DOH chatbots with a new AI system in place
Alphabet subsidiary Loon marks its first commercial service, about 7 years since it became an official project at the company
Examples of ploys include bogus solicitations for charities; messages crafted to appear as though sent from remote workers, and websites impersonating pages of governments or public health agencies
Google's Amazon-like shopping service will initially be free for sellers in the U.S. but the company says the goal will be to do the same globally before the end of the year
The things that got Filipinos furiously typing on Google Search
'What we want to see is a level playing field. What we want to see here is a fair go for the companies, and for the journalistic content that is prepared,' says Josh Frydenberg, Treasurer of Australia
If Zoom’s shortcomings in security and privacy concern you, here are other video conferencing services you can try
Google says its would give 'low thousands of dollars' for the smallest operations to 'low tens of thousands for larger newsrooms'
Check out these 6 Google Doodles thanking health professionals, grocery workers, researchers, emergency personnel, farmers, and sanitation workers
'Privacy, transparency, and consent' are top priorities in the joint initiative, say Apple and Google
Facebook seeks a similar ruling for its 2 landing stations in the Philippines, which are also part of the Pacific Light Cable Network
There are 19 existing routes within Metro Manila, and with lines from San Jose del Monte, Bulacan all the way to Cabuyao, Laguna
Like the detection of traffic jams or the measurement of traffic on Google Maps, the new reports will use 'aggregated, anonymized' data from users who have activated their location history
Phishing websites are targeting unsuspecting consumers who want to use a video chat app to connect for work, or to talk to friends and family
Google's aid will come in the form of cash, ad credits, and cloud services, according to chief executive Sundar Pichai
Google is making some paid features of G Suite for Education free, with Javier Soltero, Vice President for G Suite saying these addons will be available 'at no additional cost to all consumers until July 1, 2020'
The project would involve collecting location information from Americans' smartphones and using it anonymously to map the spread of the disease and predict urgent medical needs, for example
The joint statement is issued late on Monday by Facebook, Google, Twitter, Microsoft and Reddit along with Google-owned YouTube and Microsoft-owned LinkedIn.
Verily Life Sciences is testing a 'tool to help triage individuals for COVID-19 testing,' Google confirms on Twitter
To reduce novel coronavirus risk, 'external/social visits' to some Google offices have been restricted, and all job interviews will be 'virtual' instead of face-to-face for the foreseeable future, a spokesperson says