Monday, 14 October 2019

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Google doesn’t have to forget you, EU court rules

The US search engine Google has won a European Union court battle against plans to impose a global “right to be forgotten” law, which has tipped the balance in favour of the public’s right to know over privacy and protection concerns. Tuesday’s ruling means that the EU’s privacy standards don’t ...

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Google agrees 945mn euro tax settlement in France

PARIS: US internet giant Google has agreed a settlement totalling 945 million euros ($1.0 billion) to settle a tax dispute in France under an agreement announced in court on Thursday. The company will pay a 500-million-euro fine for tax evasion, as well as a further 465 million euros to settle ...

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Google to pay $170 million for YouTube child privacy breaches

LONDON: Google’s YouTube agreed on Wednesday to pay a $170 million fine and limit ads on kids’ videos to settle claims that the company violated children’s privacy laws. The world’s largest video-sharing site agreed to pay the fine, which is a record for a children’s privacy case, of $136 million ...

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US ‘threats’ not way to solve digital tax law dispute: France

PARIS:  France rejected a US investigation into its plans to tax internet giants which could trigger punitive tariffs, saying “threats” were not the way to resolve disputes. “Between allies, I believe we can and must resolve our differences in another way than through threats,” Economy Minister Bruno le Maire told ...

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Google backs down after New Zealand murder case gaffe

WELLINGTON: Google agreed Friday to change how it publishes New Zealand news after top officials in Wellington lashed the US tech giant for breaching court suppression orders in a high-profile murder case. Google had refused to tighten publication standards after sending out a news email to public subscribers in December ...

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German court fines Facebook over hate speech action failings

BERLIN: A German court fined Face­book two million euros for not being transparent enough over the action it is taking to curb online hate speech. Under a new regulation that came in force on January 1st, 2018, compa­nies like Twitter and Facebook have 24 hours to remove posts that open­ly ...

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Google calendar app down globally

LONDON: Alphabet Inc’s Google Calendar app users were unable to access their schedules on Tuesday as the app faced technical issues globally. “We are aware of the issues and working on a fix,” Google replied, in response to a tweet. Earlier in the day, DownDetector.com, which monitors outages, showed a ...

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Facebook to cut off Huawei to comply with US sanctions

WASHINGTON: Facebook said it would cut off Huawei from its popular social networking apps to comply with US sanctions, further isolating the Chinese tech giant considered a national security threat by Washington. The social media giant said it took the step after President Donald Trump’s order barring Huawei from US ...

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Google made $4.7b from the news industry in 2018

LONDON: US-based News Media Alliance published findings from a new study that analyses how Google uses and benefits from news. Among the major findings of the study is that news is a key source on which Google has increasingly relied to drive consumer engagement with its products. The amount of ...

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