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Google Fined 100 Million Euros By Italian Antitrust Regulator

Stiff penalty imposed by Italian watchdog over Google's alleged decision to restrict access of one Italian firm to its Android…

37 mins ago

Google Outlines Remote Working For Staff Going Forward

Google backtracks on remote working restrictions, and offers staff more flexible options for working at the office or home

1 week ago

Apple Hires Google AI Scientist Samy Bengio

Apple hires another Google scientist, after Samy Bengio resigned from Google over its alleged 'firing' of Dr Timnit Gebru

1 week ago

Google Tracking Of Safari Users, Heads To UK Supreme Court

Ten years after it emerged Google had tracked Safari users browser history, the landmark case is to go before the…

2 weeks ago

Malware From Google Play Store Infects 700,000 Users

Etinu malware bypasses Google's security protections, infects 700,000 Android users to make unauthorised purchases before being removed

2 weeks ago

Damaging Week For Apple, Google In Senate Hearings

App makers and others testify against the dominance of Apple and Google in US Senate antitrust hearing on Wednesday

3 weeks ago

Google Founders Larry Page, Sergey Brin Personal Fortune Grows

Share surge in Alphabet over the past year allows founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to join the exclusive $100…

4 weeks ago

US Proposal Would Ban Big Tech Firms From Buying Anything, Ever

Proposal by US Senator Josh Hawley would permanently ban companies over $100bn in market capitalisation from all mergers and acquisitions

1 month ago

Phone App Reminds Users To Stay Alert While Walking

Google begins rolling out Android 'digital wellness' feature that reminds users to look up from their phone while walking

1 month ago

NHS Covid-19 App Update Blocked Over Privacy Rules

Update to NHS' Covid-19 contact-tracing app blocked by Apple and Google over feature that would have allowed users to upload…

1 month ago

Google Loses Dispute Over Data Centre Working Conditions

Google and contractor Modis forced to reinstate suspended worker who had complained about working conditions and discussed unionisation

1 month ago

Apple, Google Slammed For Links To China

Prominent tech investor and co-founder of PayPal and Palantir, Peter Thiel, criticises both Apple and Google over links to China

1 month ago

Google Research Manager Resigns After Recent AI Firings

Timnit Gebru fallout continues at Google AI research unit, with Samy Bengio being the latest and highest profile staffer to…

1 month ago

Google Wins Over Oracle In Decade-Long Case

US Supreme Court hands victory to Google in decade-long spat with Oracle over search giant's use of Java SE API…

1 month ago

Google Reopens ‘Limited’ Offices, As It Restricts Remote Working

Google is ramping up the partial re-opening of its offices in the US, but places restrictions on remote working in…

1 month ago

Microsoft, Facebook To Reopen Some US Offices

As US, UK begins to emerge from Coronavirus lockdowns, US tech giants Microsoft and Facebook announce limited office re-opening

1 month ago

Google Adds £21m To EU Fake News Warchest

EU fund to fight fake news receives first investment, namely 25 million euros from Google, amid ongoing scrutiny of tech…

1 month ago

Google Signs News Deal With Italian Publishers

More licence deals signed with European content publishers for the Google News Showcase scheme, ahead of its launch in Italy

2 months ago

US Justice Department Quizzes Ad Execs Over Chrome Changes

US Department of Justice said to be interviewing ad industry executives over Google's proposed Chrome cookie ban, amidst competition complaints

2 months ago

Google Signals $7 billion Investment In Data Centres, Offices

Alphabet unit reaffirms commitment to California and signals hefty investment in data centres and jobs due to pandemic surge

2 months ago

Google Cuts Play Store Fee For Developer’s First $1 Million

App developers will only pay 15 percent on Play app store fees from 1 July on their first $1 million…

2 months ago

Google, Microsoft Feud Over Antitrust, Hacking Issues

Google and Microsoft trade barbs as US House of Representatives antitrust subcommittee reviews measures that would force payments to news…

2 months ago

OVH Hints UPS Cause Of Data Centre Fire

Google meanwhile denies the fire at the OVH data centres in Strasbourg was to blame for the outage of Google…

2 months ago

Facebook Urges Dismissal Of Lawsuits From US Government, US States

Social networking giant Facebook asks a US federal court to dismiss three antitrust lawsuits, saying there is no evidence or…

2 months ago

Data Centre Fire Blamed For Russia Google Outage

Fire in a French data centre causes outage of Google and YouTube services for people in Russia, as well as…

2 months ago

Google ‘Recommended Therapy’ Following Racism Complaints

Report says Google frequently recommends mental health resources and medical leave in response to complaints about workplace racism or sexism

2 months ago

YouTube CEO Outlines Criteria To Restore Donald Trump Account

Way back for Trump on social media? YouTube CEO says threats of violence must fall before Donald Trump account reinstatement

2 months ago

Facebook Lifts Ban On Political Advertising In US

Social network is to resume political, electoral and social issue adverts in the United States, after temp ban for November…

2 months ago

Google Won’t Use Other Tools When It Ends Chrome Cookies

Pledge not to build or use third party tools to track web traffic once Google ends tracking cookies in its…

2 months ago

Google To Change Review Process Of Scientist Work

Executives at troubled Google AI research unit say they are working to retain trust, after departures of two notable women

3 months ago