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Coronavirus: Facebook Staff To Work From Home Until July 2021

Facebook follows Google lead by extending right of staffers to work from home until July 2021, amid ongoing Coronavirus pandemic

7 days 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

1 week 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

1 week 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…

2 weeks ago

Tech Giants Accused Of Harming Competition By US Lawmakers

Google and Facebook singled out for alleged market power abuse, in some of the sharpest exchanges with US lawmakers on…

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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…

2 weeks ago

Google ‘Grace Hopper’ Subsea Cable To Link US, UK, And Spain

New subsea cable from Google named after pioneering computer scientist Grace Hopper and will run from New York to Bude…

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

3 weeks ago

Google Tightens Security For Meet Video Conferencing Tool

Securing video chats. New security features for Meet videoconferencing platform aims to halt uninvited users gate crashing meetings

3 weeks ago

Google Bans Ads For ‘Dangerous’ Coronavirus Content

Google will bar advertising from running alongside coronavirus-related content that goes against 'authoritative scientific consensus'

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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…

1 month ago

Google Can Avoid EC Antitrust Fitbit Probe With Data Pledge – Report

Alphabet may be able to offset looming EC antitrust probe of its Fitbit acquisition, if it pledges not to use…

1 month 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…

1 month ago

EU Signals Broader Probe Into Google’s Fitbit Buy

European Commission sounds out Google and Fitbit competitors about competitiona and privacy concerns as regulators increase pressure on big tech…

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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…

1 month ago

Google To Pay Publishers For ‘High Quality’ News In Three Countries

Regulatory pressure payout? Search engine confirms it will pay some news publishers in certain countries to license news content

2 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

2 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…

2 months ago

Researchers Find Weaknesses In Apple-Google Trace Tech

Apple and Google's coronavirus contact-tracing framework fails to accurately log exposures on a commuter bus, Dublin academic study finds

2 months ago

France Upholds Record Google Data Protection Fine

French court upholds earlier £45m penalty on Google for failing to obtain Android users' consent to use their personal data…

2 months ago

NHS Says Apple-Google Contact Tracing Tech ‘Inaccurate’

Technology developed by Apple and Google for use by contact-tracing apps is unable to accurately determine how far away other…

2 months ago

US Government To Reject Pacific Undersea Cable – Report

Undersea cable funded by Google and Facebook, connecting Los Angeles to Hong Kong, is to be blocked by US over…

2 months ago

Spyware Impacts Chrome Extensions, Downloaded Millions Of Times

Awake Security discover 'massive, criminal surveillance campaign' via 32 million downloads of extensions for Google's Chrome web browser

2 months ago

Former Google Boss Eric Schmidt Calls Out Huawei’s ‘Unacceptable Practices’

Eric Schmidt says Huawei does pose national security risk and has engaged in 'unacceptable acts', but the Chinese firm denies…

2 months ago

Robot Dog Spot From Boston Dynamics On Sale For $74,500

Fancy being an owner of a robot dog? Well, if you happen to have £59,000 in cash spare, then you…

2 months ago