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EU Regulators Extend Fitbit Antitrust Probe

Fitness data probe. European antitrust regulators have given themselves more time to investigate Google's acquisition of Fitbit

9 months ago

Google Achieves Carbon Neutral Footprint

Alphabet division becomes first major company to reach carbon neutrality, and is also world's largest corporate buyer of renewable energy

9 months ago

Android 11 Tightens Privacy Controls, Touts Conversation Management

Conversation management, upgraded media controls, smart device access, privacy permissions, and faster updates are some of the features of Android…

9 months ago

Bletchley Park Faces Funding Crisis, Prepares To Axe Staff

World war 2 code breaking centre is facing a funding crisis due to Coronavirus pandemic, with third of workforce being…

10 months ago

Google Services Including Gmail Suffer Disruption

Rare event. Disruption around the globe after outage hits Google services including Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Docs on Thursday…

10 months ago

Tech Antitrust Probe Going ‘Full-Tilt’ – DoJ Official

Official antitrust investigation of technology giants is a major priority, deputy head of US Justice Department has confirmed

10 months ago

Former Google Executive Sentenced To 18 Months Prison For IP Theft

Former senior executive at Google’s self-driving car project sentenced to 18 months in prison for large trade secret theft

10 months ago

EU Launches Antitrust Probe Into Google’s Fitbit Acquisition

European competition regulators launch formal antitrust investigation of Alphabet's Google and its decision to acquire Fitbit

10 months ago

Google Fitbit Data Pledge Not Sufficient To Offset Antitrust Probe

Offer by Google not to use Fitbit data for adverts is unlikely to offset an official antitrust investigation by EC…

11 months ago

Google Closes Down North Smart Glasses

Weeks after Google purchased Canadian smart glass provider North, customers are warned their devices will stop working this week

11 months ago

Tech Firm CEOs To Face US Congress Grilling

The CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are to appear on Wednesday before a US Congress hearing on antitrust…

11 months ago

Coronavirus: Google To Allow Staff To Work From Home Until July 2021

Coronavirus consequence. Search engine giant extends work at home option for its worldwide workforce until at least July 2021

11 months ago

Apple’s Steve Wozniak Sues Google’s YouTube

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak sues YouTube for allowing scammers to use images and videos of him in a cryptocurrency scam

11 months ago

Google Faces App Tracking Lawsuit

Lawsuit alleges Google continues tracking user activity on mobile apps, even if tracking is turned off in Google account settings

11 months ago

Google Offers Not To Use Fitbit Data To Avoid EC Probe

Attempt to avoid a formal European Commission antitrust investigation, see Google confirm offer to not use Fitbit health data for…

11 months ago

Google Project Loon Finally Approved For Kenya Deployment

Two years after deal was first signed, Project Loon is approved by Kenyan government for 4G connectivity via high altitude…

11 months ago

Advocacy Groups Warn Against Google’s Fitbit Acquisition

Twenty advocacy groups from around the world warn that Google's acquisition of Fitbit risks damaging privacy and competition

12 months ago

Google Buys North Smart Glasses, Closes Down Product

Canadian smart glasses maker North acquired by Google, which then immediately kills the next version of its wearable device

12 months ago

Coronavirus: Google Delays Re-opening US Offices

Google offices in the United States are to remain shut until September, as Coronavirus infections surge in certain parts of…

12 months ago

Google To Delete User Searches, Location Data After 18 Months

Privacy win? Google will automatically delete user's website searches and visits, as well as some location data, after 18 months

12 months ago

Google To Spend $2 Billion On Polish Data Centre

Cloud services push in Europe reportedly sees Google investing as much as $2 billion for a data centre location in…

12 months ago

Google Hit With Lawsuit For Tracking Internet Use

Class action lawsuit seeks $5 billion from Google, for allegedly tracking people's internet usage via browser's 'private mode'

1 year ago

Coronavirus: Google To Reopen Some Offices In July

Sundar Pichai tells staff that Google intends to open some offices starting from 6 July, as other tech firms give…

1 year ago

Alphabet To Deploy Google Project Loon In Mozambique

Loon signs deal with South African operator Vodacom to deliver balloon-powered high speed 4G and internet connectivity to rural provinces…

1 year ago

Diversity Memo Author Drops Lawsuit Against Google

Developer James Damore drops his lawsuit against former employer Google after it fired him for his infamous 'diversity' memo

1 year ago

Coronavirus: Google Profits Rise, But Warns Of Pain Ahead

Alphabet delivers strong set of quarterly financial results, despite advertising decline in March as global Coronavirus pandemic starts to bite

1 year ago

Coronavirus: Google Releases Location Data To Help Authorities Check Lock-downs

Location data is being released by Google in 131 countries so officials can see if people are obeying self-isolating rules

1 year ago

Coronavirus: Google Pledges $800 Million For Covid-19 Crisis

Search engine giant pledges $800 million to fight against Coronavirus, mostly with the provision of free advertising for organisations

1 year ago

Coronavirus: Google Orders All North American Staff To Work From Home

Alphabet's Google division has ordered all of its Northern American staff to work from home, if possible, until at least…

1 year ago

UK Google Accounts To Be Placed Under US Jurisdiction

Change of terms of service will see British Google accounts moved out from Irish (European Union) control and placed within…

1 year ago