Wednesday, 17 October 2018

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Alphabet to shut Google+ social site after user data exposed

LONDON: Alphabet Inc’s Google will shut down the consumer version of its failed social network Google+ and tighten its data sharing policies after announcing that private profile data of at least 500,000 users may have been exposed to hundreds of external developers. The issue was discovered and patched in March ...

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Google’s Journey Completes 20 Years

LONDON: Google that came into existence 20 years back with its first product Search engine from a garage today has seven products that are used by more than a billion people every month. The exact date of the company’s founding is up for debate — even for those who are ...

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Google Releases Android 9 Pie

LONDON: The latest Android software update Android P, also known as Android 9.0, is finally here and has already started rolling out. After Android Oreo, the much anticipated Android 9.0, popularly known as Android P, has arrived for smartphones, with the ‘P’ standing for ‘Pie’. However, for now only Google ...

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Google is fined $5 billion for its illegal restrictions

LONDON: The European competition watchdog has fined Google of a record $5 billion (€4.3 billion) for abusing the dominance of its mobile operating system Android and forcing the 3 types of illegal restrictions on the use of Android, the governing body said Wednesday. The 3 types of practices are said ...

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Google Doodle honours legendary Mehdi Hassan on his 91st birthday

KARACHI: As midnight struck, Google changed its search page ‘doodle’ to a visual representation of legendary ghazal singer Ustad Mehdi Hassan Khan in honour of the late musician’s 91st birthday. Google pays homage to various notable names around the world through its Google Doodle feature, wherein it changes its logo ...

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Facebook Hires AI Chip Development Head

LONDON: Facebook is continuing to devote more resources to the development of AI-focused chips, bringing aboard a senior director of engineering from Google who worked on chips for Google’s products to lead its efforts, Bloomberg reports. We’ve reached out to Google and Facebook for confirmation. Shahriar Rabii spent nearly seven ...

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Google, Facebook manipulate users to share data despite EU law

LONDON: Facebook and Google are pushing users to share private information by offering “invasive” and limited default options despite new EU data protection laws aimed at giving users more control and choice, a government study said Wednesday. The Norwegian Consumer Council found that the US tech giants´ privacy updates clash ...

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Google terms Salman Khan worst Bollywood actor

BOLLYWOOD: Search giant Google has divided Twitter once again after it named Salman Khan the “worst Bollywood actor”. Upon searching for “worst Bollywood actor”, Google showed Salman’s profile. While Salman’s fans lashed out at the search engine giant, several seemed to agree with Google. Apparently Salman Khan’s name pops up ...

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