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Google delays plan to phase out browser-tracking ‘cookies’

SAN FRANCISCO – Google said it was delaying plans to phase out the use of browser “cookies” for its ad targeting after drawing complaints over its replacement for the technology. The phasing out of third-party cookies – bits of software that keep track of sites visited by users — will ...

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EU antitrust regulators to investigate Google’s online ads business

Alphabet unit Google has found itself in the EU antitrust spotlight again as regulators opened an investigation into its lucrative digital advertising business to examine whether it favours its own business over rivals, advertisers and online publishers. Google generated $147 billion in revenue from online ads last year, more than ...

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Huawei launches new operating system for phones

LONDON – China’s Huawei Technologies announced the launch of its proprietary Harmony operating system (HarmonyOS) for smartphones, as the embattled company looks to recover from U.S. sanctions that have hobbled its handset business. Huawei will start rolling out HarmonyOS on certain models of its smartphones from Wednesday evening, offering users ...

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SpaceX signs deal with Google Cloud for satellite broadband

WASHINGTON – Elon Musk’s SpaceX announced that Google would team up with its Starlink satellite internet service to deliver cloud computing services to business customers. Under the partnership, SpaceX will place its Starlink ground stations within Google data center properties, which can help the service support businesses requiring cloud-based applications. ...

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Google To Face USD 5 billion Lawsuit

LONDON: Google will face a class action lawsuit that has alleged that the company collects data from users even when they are browsing in incognito mode. According to a report published by Bloomberg, a federal judge in California noted on Friday that the tech giant, “did not notify users that ...

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Google extends work from home through June next year

LONDON: Alphabet Inc’s Google said it would allow employees, who do not need to be in the office, to work from home until the end of June 2021. Google had said in May it would begin reopening more offices globally as early as June this year, but most Google employees ...

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Alphabet’s Google to commit $10 billion to India

NEW DELHI: Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday said it will spend around $10 billion in India over the next five to seven years through equity investments and tie-ups, marking its biggest commitment to a key growth market. The investments will be done through a so-called digitization fund, highlighting Google’s focus ...

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GOOGLE WILL PAY PUBLISHERS FOR NEWS CONTENT

SAN FRANCISCO: Google will pay partnered media publishers in three countries and offer some users free access to paywalled news sites, the tech giant said. The announcement comes after legal battles in France and Australia over Google’s refusal to pay news organizations for content. In a blog post the firm ...

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Massive spying on users of Google’s Chrome shows new security weakness

SAN FRANCISCO: A newly discovered spyware effort attacked users through 32 million downloads of extensions to Google’s market-leading Chrome web browser, researchers at Awake Security told Reuters, highlighting the tech industry’s failure to protect browsers as they are used more for email, payroll and other sensitive functions. Google said it ...

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