Monday, 17 December 2018

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Google CEO reveals why Trump pops up in ‘Idiot’

SPUTNIK: Pictures of the US president have consistently been turning up in Google search results for the word “idiot” since at least the summer of 2018. Google’s CEO was summoned to the US Congress to explain to Democratic Representative Zoe Lofgren why this happens. Google CEO Sundar Pichai explained at ...

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Facebook to Pay $100 Million in Italian Fiscal Accord

LONDON: Social media giant Facebook has agreed to pay more than 100 million ($114 million or roughly Rs. 800 crores) to end a fiscal fraud dispute, Italian tax authorities said. Italy has already drawn similar agreements from Amazon, Apple, and Google, joining EU neighbours seeking a bigger tax take from multinationals ...

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European privacy search engines aim to challenge Google

LONDON: In the battle for online privacy, Google is a US Goliath facing a handful of European Davids. The backlash over Big Tech’s collection of personal data offers new hope to a number of little-known search engines that promise to protect user privacy. Sites like Britain’s Mojeek , France’s Qwant ...

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Google says fired 48 for sexual harassment over 2 years

SAN FRANCISCO: Google said Thursday it had fired 48 employees in the past two years – including 13 senior executives – as a result of sexual harassment allegations, citing “an increasingly hard line” on inappropriate conduct. The US tech giant issued the statement from chief executive Sundar Pichai in response to ...

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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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