12,000 pieces of official govt advice added to Alexa and Google Home

Information on public services – from renewing a passport to the state pension – can now be accessed through voice-activated smart speakers and virtual assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
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Microsoft Exec on Google Stadia: ‘They Don’t Have the Content’

Update 4/11: A Microsoft spokesperson offered IGN the following comment on the subject of cloud gaming:

“It’s a great time to be a gamer. At Xbox, we’re putting players at the center of our vision for the future of gaming by delivering blockbuster content from Xbox Game Studios and our partners, growing the thriving Xbox community and giving them choice and opportunity in how they play across devices and through Project xCloud.” – Microsoft spokesperson

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An exec at Microsoft recently commented on Google Stadia and other emerging cloud gaming competitors, saying “they don’t have the content” to compete with major players in the industry.

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Why killing a law that shields tech companies would actually cement the dominance of Facebook, Google, and Twitter

Why killing a law that shields tech companies would actually cement the dominance of Facebook, Google, and TwitterKilling this law would mean new, smaller social media sites and forums won't stand a chance against Facebook.



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Bach to the future: AI turns Google Doodle into clever melody maker

Google has celebrated legendary composer Johann Sebastian Bach by creating the first-ever Doodle to be powered by artificial intelligence (AI).
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Google fined €1.49bn for restricting rivals’ ads

Google has been fined €1.49bn (£1.28bn) by the EU for breaching competition laws with its AdSense advertising service – its third such fine in as many years.
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Google reveals gaming platform Stadia

The new digital platform will stream games and has its own controller
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Google unveils Stadia video game streaming service

Google unveils Stadia video game streaming serviceGoogle has debuted its new Stadia game streaming service.



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Google signals the end of the games console

Google has moved into the games industry by launching a new platform called Stadia, which will remove the need for consoles by streaming to any device.
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Why it’s so hard for Facebook and Google to stop violent content from being streamed

Why it’s so hard for Facebook and Google to stop violent content from being streamedFacebook, Google, and Twitter can try to contain the video of the New Zealand mosque shooting, but they'll never be able to scrub the internet of it.



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Apple's Siri partners with new apps to take on Alexa and Google Assistant

Apple's Siri partners with new apps to take on Alexa and Google AssistantApple is bringing more functionality to Siri with its Siri Shortcuts.



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Facebook and Google news should be regulated, report says

Google and Facebook should be overseen to ensure their news content is trustworthy, a report recommends.
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Google Parent Alphabet Posts Strong Revenue Growth

Alphabet posted sustained revenue growth in the fourth quarter, the latest indication of strong financial results in the technology world despite mounting public pressures.
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Google Parent Alphabet Posts Strong Revenue Growth

Alphabet posted sustained revenue growth in the fourth quarter, the latest indication of strong financial results in the technology world despite mounting public pressures.
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How to see what Facebook, Google, and Twitter know about you

How to see what Facebook, Google, and Twitter know about youFacebook, Google, and Twitter use your information to sell ads. Here's how to see what they know about you.



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Google Fined $57 Million in Biggest Penalty Yet Under New European Law

Google was fined $ 57 million by a French regulator—the biggest penalty levied yet under a new European privacy law—alleging the search-engine giant didn’t go far enough to get valid user consent to gather data for targeted advertising.
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Google hit with £44m GDPR fine over ads

Google has been fined 50 million euros (£44m) by the French data regulator CNIL.
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Books of The Times: O.K., Google: How Much Money Have I Made for You Today?

In “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism,” Shoshana Zuboff methodically dissects a new economic order that exploits our “every move, emotion, utterance and desire.”
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EU legal advice: France can’t censor Google globally

France should not able to use EU laws to force Google to delete search results outside of the EU’s jurisdiction, according to one of the bloc’s most senior legal advisers.
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Google Assistant just unveiled new features to take on Amazon’s Alexa

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Modern Love: Tracking the Demise of My Marriage on Google Maps

Pictures taken from a car-mounted camera can’t reveal what goes on behind closed doors.
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Google and Facebook put ads in child sex abuse discovery apps

Google and Facebook’s ad networks placed promotions for major brands before apps were banned.
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How Facebook, Google and Amazon can regain our trust

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Google to Accelerate Closure of Google+ Social Network

Google said it would close the consumer version of its Google+ social network after discovering a software bug that exposed the private profile information of 52 million users to outside app developers, the second time this year the company has acknowledged exposing private user data.
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Google chief denies political bias claims

US lawmakers accused firm of “programming” bias against conservative views into its algorithms.
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai calls for privacy legislation

Google CEO Sundar Pichai calls for privacy legislationGoogle CEO Sundar Pichai told lawmakers on Tuesday that he would support a single framework for consumer data protection.



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Google finally cleans up its Esta ads after eight years

It says machine learning will stop expensive unofficial Esta services from advertising on Google.
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Google helps boost High Street spending with search

Technology showing inventory for local shops will go live on Google search over next 12 months.
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‘Ugly’ mistake sends Google data to China

A botched update to network hardware meant an African ISP wrongly took over Google net addresses.
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Google retreats on controversial ‘fake’ price comparison scheme

Google has diluted a controversial scheme which critics say encourages the creation of “fake” price comparison sites – prompting one ad agency to say Google’s “screwed everyone over”.
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Google rewrites sexual harassment policy after protests

Google is rewriting its policies on workplace sexual harassment following a staff walkout over its perceived failings to tackle abuses.
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What it's like to use a search engine that's more private than Google

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Facebook, Google May Face Billions in New Taxes Across Asia, Latin America

Inspired by the EU, more governments across the world are contemplating a tax based on the revenue of foreign technology companies like Facebook and Google rather than their profit.
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Google employee: We've documented dozens of harassment claims that haven't been made public

Google employee: We've documented dozens of harassment claims that haven't been made publicGoogle employees around the globe are protesting sexual harassment at the tech giant.



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Google sacks dozens over sexual harassment

The tech giant dismissed 48 people, including 13 senior managers, in the past two years.
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Google boss: 48 people sacked for sexual harassment

Google’s chief executive has said 48 employees, including 13 senior managers, have been sacked for sexual harassment in two years.
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Google parent Alphabet sales barely miss, EPS strong

Google parent Alphabet sales barely miss, EPS strongGoogle’s parent company Alphabet reported its Q3 2018 financial results on Thursday.



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Google takes down travel visa ads

Many sites have been charging high rates since 2010 but Google has finally taken some of the ads down.
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Former Google engineer says China search engine would be 'stain' on company's reputation

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Google Privacy Upgrades Could Jolt Gmail App Developers

Google’s plan to put more limits on access to Gmail user data is likely to disrupt business for scores of app developers whose services are based on the world’s most popular email service.
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Google Privacy Upgrades Could Jolt Gmail App Developers

Google’s plan to put more limits on access to Gmail user data is likely to disrupt business for scores of app developers whose services are based on the world’s most popular email service.
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Google Unveils New Hardware

Google launched new mobile and home gadgets on Tuesday aimed at ensuring the voice-controlled Google Assistant is never out of shouting distance.
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Google Pixel 3 phones launch during privacy storm

The search firm reveals its latest handsets shortly after revealing Google+ users’ data was exposed.
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Google Exposed User Data, Feared Repercussions of Disclosing to Public

Google exposed the private data of hundreds of thousands of users of the Google+ social network, though it didn’t find evidence of misuse. The company opted not to disclose the issue this past spring, in part because of fears doing so would draw regulatory scrutiny.
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Google Exposed User Data, Feared Repercussions of Disclosing to Public

Google exposed the private data of hundreds of thousands of users of the Google+ social network, though it didn’t find evidence of misuse. The company opted not to disclose the issue this past spring, in part because of fears doing so would draw regulatory scrutiny.
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Plug pulled on Google+ after users’ data left exposed

Google is pulling the plug on its flagship social network Google+ after data from up to 500,000 users was left exposed by a bug.
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Google asking ad firms to run rival price comparison sites

For the past four months, Google has been encouraging advertising agencies to create price comparison sites, which it presents in the Google Shopping box.
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Google to stream Assassin’s Creed for free in test

Google offers some gamers chance to stream a blockbuster game via its Chrome browser.
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Google Maps releases update to make your commute less stressful

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What to expect when Apple, Amazon, and Google get grilled in Congress this week

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Why Amazon, Apple, and Google want Congress to pass a privacy law

Why Amazon, Apple, and Google want Congress to pass a privacy lawSilicon Valley tech giants including Amazon, Apple and Google are asking the government for federal data protection laws to cut off patchwork laws from states.



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Google Workers Discussed Tweaking Search Function to Counter Travel Ban

Days after the Trump administration instituted a controversial travel ban in January 2017, Google employees discussed how they could tweak the company’s search-related functions to show users how to contribute to pro-immigration organizations and contact lawmakers and government agencies, according to internal company emails.
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Google bans birds on bikes from algorithm contest

The search giant launches a contest for images that can defeat its image-recognition systems.
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Russia: Google removes Putin critic’s ads from YouTube

Ads by Alexei Navalny, a Russian opposition leader, are removed from YouTube ahead of local elections.
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Google pulls Putin critic’s ads from YouTube

Google has removed YouTube advertisements by Russian anti-Putin campaigner Alexei Navalny ahead of regional elections in the country.
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Senators express 'outrage' and 'disappointment' at Google top execs for skipping hearing

Senators express 'outrage' and 'disappointment' at Google top execs for skipping hearingFacebook (FB) COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter (TWTR) CEO Jack Dorsey took to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding their companies’ efforts to counter disinformation campaigns by foreign governments seeking to influence U.S. elections. Google (GOOG, GOOGL) leadership, however, was conspicuously absent from the hearing much to the committee’s ire. Instead, the company chose to submit written testimony.



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Google and Mastercard in credit card data deal

Google is reportedly buying credit card data from Mastercard but the firms had not announced the deal.
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What to expect as Google, Facebook and Twitter face Capitol Hill lawmakers

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Tech-Support Scams Prompt Google to Act

Google is taking action to weed out scam artists who advertise on its platform aiming to defraud customers seeking technical support by masquerading as authorized service agents for companies such as Apple.
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Why Trump can't do anything about Google News

Why Trump can't do anything about Google NewsPresident Trump claims Google News is silencing conservative voices.



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Google is irresponsible claims Fortnite’s chief in bug row

Epic Games’ chief criticises Google’s security team for refusing to wait before revealing a bug.
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Google Terminates YouTube Accounts Linked to Iran

Alphabet’s Google said it had terminated dozens of YouTube channels found to be pushing misinformation on behalf of Iran’s state broadcasting arm.
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Google is giving you more storage for your money with its Google One

Google is giving you more storage for your money with its Google OneGoogle's new One service is bringing you more cloud storage and added perks.



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Google tracks users who turn off location history

A study from Associated Press suggests that users are still tracked even if they turn off location history.
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Google Woos Partners for Potential China Expansion

While Google’s search engine remains blocked in China, the company is courting allies there by providing tools and support to a growing number of app developers, manufacturers and advertisers in the region.
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Android Pie: Google adds Digital Wellbeing controls

Google’s mobile operating system lets time limits be put on apps and makes images go grey at night.
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How Sonos plans to hold its own against Apple, Google, and Amazon

How Sonos plans to hold its own against Apple, Google, and AmazonSonos, maker of wireless, whole-house speaker systems, went public on Thursday. But can it hold its own against the rival products from Apple, Google, and Amazon? A Sonos executive responds.



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Google cars self-drive to Walmart supermarket in trial

A tie-up with Walmart will see shopper driven to pick up groceries ordered online.
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Europe’s Google Decision Brings New Calls for U.S. Action

The European Union’s latest move to rein in Google puts pressure on U.S. regulators and lawmakers to curb the power of the Silicon Valley giant—a step Americans have thus far been reluctant to take.
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Google hit with record £3.8bn fine by EU

Google has been fined €4.34bn (£3.8bn) by the EU for abusing its control of the Android operating system by forcing vendors to pre-install its apps.
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EU’s Google Fine Threatens to Shake Mobile Industry

When the first Android phone went on sale a decade ago, Google made a bet: Its free operating system would hook smartphone makers. Now that business model may need an upgrade.
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Google Hit With Record $5 Billion EU Fine in Android Case

The EU fined Alphabet’s Google $ 5 billion, a record for the bloc that could loosen the company’s grip on its biggest growth engine: mobile phones.
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Google hit with €4.3bn Android fine from EU

The European Commission has claimed Android unfairly cemented Google’s dominance of search.
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Google to Face Multibillion-Euro EU Antitrust Fine

The European Union’s antitrust watchdog is expected to find Alphabet Inc.’s Google illegally abused the dominance of its Android operating system for mobile phones, issuing a multibillion-euro fine and ordering changes to the company’s Android-related business practices.
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How Google and Facebook Are Monopolizing Ideas

The debate over whether Google and Facebook are too big usually centers on whether they suppress competition for goods and services. A potentially more troubling possibility: that they sap competition for values and ideas.
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Google diversity figures show little change

The tech giant’s new reports reveals that fewer than 30% of its global staff are women.
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Apple, Google, Samsung: Who steals the most ideas?

Apple, Google, Samsung: Who steals the most ideas?After all these decades of consumers pointing the finger, maybe we should settle this once and for all. Which company is the biggest copycat?



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Google makes salad emoji suitable for vegans

Google has removed the egg from its salad emoji in order to make it more inclusive for vegans.
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Why Apple, Facebook and Google are worried about your ‘digital well-being’

Why Apple, Facebook and Google are worried about your ‘digital well-being’Companies such as Apple, Facebook and Google are proactively rolling out measures to look after your digital well-being, likely in part to help shore up their public image.



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Google and Facebook accused of breaking GDPR laws

Complaints against the web giants are filed on the first day of the EU’s new data protection law.
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Google exec explains why its phone-calling AI won’t be evil

Google exec explains why its phone-calling AI won’t be evilGoogle Assistant's ability to make phone calls has alarmed some consumers — Google is aware of the concerns and is taking steps to address them.



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Google to warn when humans chat with convincing bots

Humans will be told if they are talking to bots that can convincingly mimic human speech.
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Google is trying to make your smart home safer

Google is trying to make your smart home saferGoogle is trying to make everything from your smart camera to your connected coffee pot more secure.



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How to Keep Google From Owning Your Online Life

Google’s vast internet footprint, from Search to Chrome to Maps, gives it an unparalleled view into our lives. Here’s how to take a Google timeout.
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Google Assistant to make phone calls for owners

The search giant unveils an experimental tool that can make appointments by calling businesses.
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Google News to use AI in personalisation revamp

Google News is being reworked to function as a personalised news aggregator amid ongoing concerns about its effects on journalism.
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Google vs. Google: How Nonstop Political Arguments Rule Its Workplace

The tech giant, trying to navigate an age of heightened political disagreement, struggles to tame a workplace culture of nonstop debate. Often organized by small groups of employees, the discussions have turned the tech giant’s headquarters into something resembling a college campus.
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Google and Facebook Likely to Benefit From Europe’s Privacy Crackdown

Big tech companies gain while smaller online ad firms are squeezed under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, which takes effect in May.
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Google loses ‘right to be forgotten’ case

A businessman fighting for the “right to be forgotten” wins a UK High Court action against Google.
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Businessman wins ‘right to be forgotten on Google

A businessman fighting for the “right to be forgotten” on Google has won his “unprecedented” High Court action against the tech giant.
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Apple, Amazon, Google Also Brace for Privacy Regulation

After Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, cries for consumer protection have grown louder, and Facebook isn’t the only tech giant expected to be affected.
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Google and Levi's created a digital jean jacket. Here's what I think of it

Google and Levi's created a digital jean jacket. Here's what I think of itThe Commuter Trucker Jacket with Jacquard by Google is targeted at a super niche audience: bike riders whose hands are on the handlebars and not their phones.



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Google blames National Action failure on YouTube reviewers

Google’s anti-terrorism chief blames human error for failing to block National Action propaganda.
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Google confirms its drone tech is used by Pentagon

Google has confirmed that its technology is being used by the Pentagon to analyse footage captured by drones.
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Google and ZSL set up AI to detect poachers

Google is working with researchers from the Zoological Society of London to help detect poachers and recognise animals through artificial intelligence.
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Smart speaker showdown: Apple HomePod vs. Google Home vs. Amazon Echo

Smart speaker showdown: Apple HomePod vs. Google Home vs. Amazon EchoYahoo Finance puts the Apple HomePod, Amazon Echo and Google Home to the test to find out which smart speaker is truly the most intelligent.



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Google Parent Alphabet and Aramco in Talks to Build Tech Hub in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant and Google parent Alphabet Inc., two of the world’s biggest companies, are in talks about jointly building a large technology hub inside the kingdom, people familiar with the potential deal said. ​
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Knife-threatening app banned by Google

An app aimed at children with a chilling voiceover has been banned by Google.
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Google Parent Launches Cybersecurity Firm

Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., said Wednesday it is launching its 13th unit: a cybersecurity business called Chronicle LLC.
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Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant duke it out at CES 2018

Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant duke it out at CES 2018CES 2018 had more than its fair share of wacky items and compelling gadgets, but one of the biggest trends to emerge, once again, from the popular tech expo was voice-enabled devices. And, of course, it was all about Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.



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Google pulls dozens of fake security apps

Dozens of fake security apps which secretly stole data from users have been discovered on and subsequently removed from Google Play.
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A Browser You’ve Never Heard of Is Dethroning Google in Asia

A mobile browser rarely used in the West, UC Browser, has outflanked Google’s Chrome in some of Asia’s fastest-growing markets, giving owner Alibaba Group an advantage in the race for the next generation of internet users.
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Vidme Shuts Down User-Generated Video Service, Citing Inability to Compete With Google, Facebook

Startup Vidme is shutting down its user-generated video service — because it can’t see a way to make money in the face of internet giants Google and Facebook. New signups and uploads to the Vidme site and apps will be disabled Friday, and the service will be shut down Dec. 15, at noon PT, the […]

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Search giant is accused of unlawfully harvesting the personal information of millions of UK iPhone users.
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Campaign sues Google on behalf of 5.4m Britons

Google is facing legal action launched on behalf of 5.4 million people in England and Wales over allegations it unlawfully collected their personal data.
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Google axes ‘Which child do you like best?’ poll

Google has taken down a survey which showed people pictures of four young children and asked them to choose which one they liked best.
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Google Has Picked an Answer for You—Too Bad It’s Often Wrong

Going beyond search, the internet giant is presenting itself as an oracle by promoting a single result over all others as a definitive answer. Many of these “featured snippets” are contentious, improbable or laughably incorrect.
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Phishing helps hackers hijack Google accounts

Phishing attacks help hackers grab almost 250,000 log-in details for Google accounts every week, finds research
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Google investigating Pixel 2 XL screen ‘burn-in’

Google is investigating reports the screens of its new Pixel 2 XL smartphones are showing ‘burn-in’ after only a few weeks of use.
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BuzzFeed CEO: Google, Facebook Should Share More Revenue

BuzzFeed Chief Executive Jonah Peretti said Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google will have to find better ways to share revenue with media companies if they want to support quality content.
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Google removes cupcake calorie counter from Maps

Feature showed users how many calories they would burn if they walked to destination.
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Google Unearths Russia-Backed Ads Related to Politics on Its Platforms

Google found that Russian-linked entities bought tens of thousands of dollars worth of politically motivated ads on its platform before and after the U.S. election.
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Google ‘uncovers Russia-linked ads’ before US vote

Google has reportedly discovered evidence that Russia used its platforms in a bid to influence the 2016 US presidential election.
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Google Pixel 2 phones take portrait-mode selfies

They take portrait-mode photos with both front and rear cameras and summon Assistant with a squeeze.
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Google Partners With Emerging Artists to Design Pixel 2 Cases

Google has a very long and varied partner list, including Wal-Mart, Harvard Medical School and every major beauty influencer on YouTube. Over the past year, the tech giant has added more artists and designers, thanks to Google Artworks Series collaborations with Jeff Koons, Jeremy Scott, Opening Ceremony, FriendsWithYou and Skrillex, among others.
Today, two more officially join the ranks: The company worked with Los Angeles-based digital artist Petra Cortright and graphic artist Baron Von Fancy from New York on customizable Google Artworks Live Cases for its new Pixel 2 smartphone.
Emerging and influential artists, Cortright and Von Fancy each created a series of limited-edition digital canvases, giving the public access to their work in a convenient and affordable way. Customers can print the canvases for their cases or download the wallpapers for their homescreens from the Google store for $ 40.
Cortright’s digital canvasses showcase her signature impressionistic digital landscapes, formed from computer-rendered marks and strokes. “For my work, I source images from the Internet, and Google Images has always played a huge role in finding material,” Cortright said. “I thought it was kind of cool that this project would allow for my work to come full circle.”
The artist also conveyed her appreciation for

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Google to Buy Part of Phone Maker HTC

Google is set to buy the phone-design business of struggling Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC, according to people familiar with the situation, part of the search giant’s effort to crack the handset market.
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Google set to unveil new Pixel smartphones

Google is believed to be about to unveil its next smartphone to rival Apple’s iPhone X.
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Google sued over sex discrimination

Three former employees say Google pays women less than men for comparable work.
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Google Plots to Conquer Self-Driving Cars—by Making Peace With Detroit

John Krafcik spent decades in the auto industry. As the head of Waymo, Alphabet’s autonomous vehicle unit, he’s charged with schooling Silicon Valley in the ways of Detroit.
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‘Dolphin’ attacks fool Amazon, Google voice assistants

Smart assistants by Amazon, Apple and Google respond to ultrasonic commands that humans cannot hear.
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Google Issuing Refunds Over Invalid Web Traffic

Google is issuing refunds to advertisers for ads bought through its platform that ran on sites with fraudulent traffic, people familiar with the situation say, as the company develops a tool to give buyers more transparency about their purchases.
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Android Oreo released by Google

The latest version of Android adds new features to help people tackle “notification diarrhoea”.
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Google and UC Berkeley to create movie from eclipse images

The pictures of the total solar eclipse will also be used to study the Sun’s outermost atmosphere.
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Google Searches for Ways to Boost News Subscriptions

The tech giant is working on new tools to help news organizations sell their wares, a move that could help ease its strained relationship with publishers.
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Google drops neo-Nazi site out of ‘immediate concern of inciting violence’

Google drops neo-Nazi site out of ‘immediate concern of inciting violence’The Google logo is pictured atop an office building in Irvine, California, U.S., August 7, 2017. Google (GOOG, GOOGL) is cancelling the domain for the white supremacist site Daily Stormer due to a “specific, immediate concern about inciting violence,” a spokesperson told Yahoo Finance. The search-engine giant, which hosts website domains through its Google Domains service, made the decision to cut the cord to the hate site after GoDaddy (GDDY) told the Daily Stormer it had 24 hours to move to another domain hosting service.



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What the Google Controversy Misses: The Business Case for Diversity

The memo written by a Google employee about gender diversity hit a raw nerve in an industry already beset by accusations of sexism and discrimination. Research, meanwhile, has established the business case for diversity.
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What the Google Controversy Misses: The Business Case for Diversity

The memo written by a Google employee about gender diversity hit a raw nerve in an industry already beset by accusations of sexism and discrimination. Research, meanwhile, has established the business case for diversity.
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Google cancels all-staff diversity meeting

Some staff were reportedly concerned about being “outed” online if they contributed.
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Trolls force Google to cancel gender memo meeting

Google has cancelled a company-wide “town hall” meeting due to fears of employee harassment.
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Google Engineer’s Firing Fuels Debate Among Employees

Google’s firing of software engineer James Damore is fueling new debate inside the company over its diversity program and its openness to conservative viewpoints.
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Google and Facebook could be fined billions

Google and Facebook could face fines stretching into billions of pounds if they breach users’ privacy under a new law.
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Google Is Developing Technology for Snapchat-Like Media Content

Google is developing technology to let publishers create visual-oriented media content along the lines of Snapchat’s “Discover,” upping the ante in a race among tech giants to dominate news dissemination on smartphones.
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Google Is Developing Technology for Snapchat-Like Media Content

Google is developing technology to let publishers create visual-oriented media content along the lines of Snapchat’s “Discover,” upping the ante in a race among tech giants to dominate news dissemination on smartphones.
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Ransomware ‘here to stay’, warns Google study

Cyber-thieves made at least $ 25m from ransomware in the last two years suggests research by Google
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Google tests auto-play videos in search results

Some users are seeing movie trailers automatically start in their search results.
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Google parent Alphabet’s profit hit by EU fine

Profits at Google’s parent company Alphabet have taken a hit by the record fine imposed by the European Commission on the search giant last month for breaching competition rules.
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Google ‘smart feed’ to tailor news updates

Google is launching a new “smart feed” to give mobile users the tailored news they want – before they’ve even asked for it.
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Google to add ‘news feed’ to website and app

A Facebook-style feed of news stories and videos will be rolled out across Google’s services.
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Google Tries Again With Eyeglass-Mounted Device

A new version of the product targets large corporate customers—not general consumers.
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Google Glass smart eyewear returns

A revamped version of the technology company’s augmented-reality eyewear is to be sold by software partners.
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Google announces London cloud computing data centre

The technology giant seeks to deliver a faster cloud computing service to European businesses,
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Google Pays Professors to Boost Washington Influence

Google operates a little-known program to harness the brain power of university researchers to help sway opinion and public policy, cultivating financial relationships with professors nationwide.
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Google criticised over Ed Sheeran ticket adverts

The singer’s promoter says Google must do more to stop secondary ticket sales for his gigs.
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News Publishers Team Up to Take On Facebook, Google

Newspaper publishers are calling on Congress to allow them to negotiate collectively with Google and Facebook as the duo increasingly dominate digital advertising and news distribution online.
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Google DeepMind NHS medical trial broke UK privacy law

More should have been done to let patients know what was being done with their data, says a watchdog.
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NHS patients’ data illegally given to Google

The transfer of 1.6 million NHS patients’ personally identifying data to Google was illegal, according to the UK’s data watchdog.
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A ruling against Google in Canada could affect free speech around the world

A ruling against Google in Canada could affect free speech around the worldThe Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Google has to stop linking to a website impacting a Canadian company in both the country and the rest of the world.



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Even a $2.7 billion fine can't hurt Google

Even a $  2.7 billion fine can't hurt GoogleThe European Commission has fined Google $ 2.7 billion, but that won't hurt the search giant.



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Google Slapped With $2.7 Billion EU Fine Over Search Results

The European Union’s antitrust regulator fined Alphabet’s Google a record $ 2.71 billion for favoring its own comparison-shopping service in search results.
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Google Slapped With $2.7 Billion EU Fine Over Search Results

The European Union’s antitrust regulator fined Alphabet’s Google a record $ 2.71 billion for favoring its own comparison-shopping service in search results.
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Google to Stop Reading Users’ Emails to Target Ads

Google said its computers will soon stop reading the emails of its Gmail users to personalize their ads, a move that addresses a longstanding privacy concern about a product that is central to its growing corporate-services business.
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Google Faces Record EU Antitrust Fine

The European Union’s antitrust watchdog in the coming weeks is set to hit Alphabet’s Google with a record fine for manipulating its search results to favor its own comparison-shopping service, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Google robotics business bought by Japanese firm

Technology giant Softbank is going to buy Boston Dynamics, the robotics company currently owned by Google’s parent company.
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Google to let publishers charge users for ad-blockers

The tech giant is also working on an ad-blocker of its own for the Chrome web browser.
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Uber Fires Driverless-Car Executive at the Center of Google Legal Battle

Uber Technologies Inc. said Monday it fired Anthony Levandowski, the driverless-car executive at the center of its legal battle with Google parent Alphabet Inc., making good on its threat to dismiss him if he didn’t cooperate with court orders.
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Uber Fires Driverless-Car Executive at the Center of Google Legal Battle

Uber Technologies Inc. said Monday it fired Anthony Levandowski, the driverless-car executive at the center of its legal battle with Google parent Alphabet Inc., making good on its threat to dismiss him if he didn’t cooperate with court orders.
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Google AI defeats human Go champion

Chinese Go player Ke Jie has lost two games of Go to Google’s artificial intelligence.
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