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Five Democratic Senators Want Verily To use Alternative Method of Authentication At COVID-19 Screenings [Video]

Five Democratic Senators Want Verily To use Alternative Method of Authentication At COVID-19 Screenings

Five U.S. senators asked Alphabet life science company Verily how they will safeguard user data. According to Business Insider, the company collects data on its COVID-19 screening website. To use..

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Senate Democrats unveil privacy bill with fines for privacy violations

Democratic senators proposed legislation on Tuesday that would set penalties for online companies like Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc if they mishandle users' personal data.
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Factbox: How social media services handle political ads

Online platforms including Facebook and Alphabet Inc's Google face growing pressure to stop carrying political ads that contain false or misleading claims ahead of the U.S. presidential election.
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Google Limits Political Ad Targeting, Bans Misleading Info

google limits political ad targeting, bans misleading info
(Bloomberg) -- Google is severely limiting how political advertisers can target people online, a decision made after weeks of furious debate over how online platforms handle campaign messages. The..
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Google bars elections ads from using political leanings, voter data

Alphabet Inc's Google will stop giving advertisers the ability to target election ads using data such as public voter records and general political affiliations, the company said in a blog post on..
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Google to let sites block personalized ads under California privacy law

Websites and apps using Google's advertising tools will be able to block personalized ads to internet users in California and elsewhere as part of the Alphabet Inc unit's effort to help them comply..
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Google Stadia Cloud Gaming Service Kicks Off With 22 Games

google stadia cloud gaming service kicks off with 22 games
Alphabet Inc’s Google on Tuesday launched Stadia, a cloud-based service that allows users to stream games including “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey” and “NBA 2K20” on Chrome web browser....
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Google antitrust probe to expand into Android: CNBC

google antitrust probe to expand into android: cnbc
The several dozen attorneys general investigating advertising practices at Alphabet Inc’s Google are planning to expand their antitrust probe into the unit’s flagship Android...
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Google Pay to offer checking accounts through Citi, Stanford Federal next year

Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday it will offer personal checking accounts next year through its Google Pay app in partnership with Citigroup Inc and a small credit union at Stanford University.
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Google to offer checking accounts next year: source

Alphabet Inc's Google will offer personal checking accounts from sometime next year in partnership with Citigroup Inc and a small credit union at Stanford University, a source familiar with Google's..
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Regulators begin probe into Google-Ascension cloud computing deal: WSJ

A U.S. federal regulator has initiated an investigation into a cloud computing deal between Alphabet Inc's Google and Ascension Health which would give Google access to detailed health information of..
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Alphabet expects to complete probe of sexual misconduct claims by next month

The board of Google parent Alphabet Inc expects to complete by next month an investigation into the company's handling of sexual harassment and other misconduct complaints against current and former..
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Alphabet board probes company's handling of sexual misconduct allegations

The board of Google parent company Alphabet Inc is investigating executives' handling of sexual harassment and other misconduct claims, and expects to complete its probe by early December, according to..
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Factbox: Fight for fitness - With Fitbit, Google takes on Xiaomi, Apple, Samsung

Competition in the wearable market is taking a turn as Alphabet Inc-owned Google buys Fitbit Inc in a bid to take on Apple and Samsung.
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Google takes on wearables giants with $2.1 billion Fitbit deal

Alphabet Inc-owned Google will buy fitness tracker pioneer Fitbit Inc for $2.1 billion, as the search giant looks to take on Apple and Samsung in the fast-growing market for wearable devices.
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Google to buy Fitbit for $2.1 billion

Alphabet Inc-owned Google will buy wearable device maker Fitbit Inc for $2.1 billion, as the search giant looks to enter the fast-growing market for fitness trackers and smartwatches.
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Wall Street set for subdued open on mixed earnings reports

Wall Street was set to open lower on Tuesday as investors assessed a mixed batch of earnings reports, including from Google parent Alphabet and big drugmakers Merck and Pfizer.
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Google owner Alphabet in bid to buy Fitbit: sources

google owner alphabet in bid to buy fitbit: sources
Google owner Alphabet Inc. has made an offer to acquire U.S. wearable device maker Fitbit Inc., as it eyes a slice of the crowded market ... ......
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Google's search for sales in cloud, hardware clip Alphabet profit

Google parent Alphabet Inc reported quarterly results on Monday that show costs continue to rise faster than revenue as the web search leader seeks to broaden its business, dampening Wall Street's..
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Alphabet misses profit estimates as Google bets big on newer businesses

Google parent Alphabet Inc missed analysts' estimates for quarterly profit on Monday as it reported its highest-ever quarterly expenses, sending shares down about 1.2% even though revenue growth topped..
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Alphabet third-quarter profit misses estimates

Alphabet Inc fell short of analysts' estimates for third-quarter profit on Monday, hit by aggressive spending by its Google unit on marketing and hardware development.
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Alphabet's Wing Begins First Commercial Drone Delivery Service in U.S., Beating Amazon, Uber

alphabet's wing begins first commercial drone delivery service in u.s., beating amazon, uber
Alphabet's Wing drone delivery service made its first commercial delivery in Christiansburg, Virginia on October 18. Wing Wing, an offshoot of Google parent company Alphabet, officially launched its..
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Google pulls Hong Kong protester role-playing app

Alphabet Inc's Google has suspended a role-playing app associated with the Hong Kong protests due to a policy that prohibits developers capitalizing on ongoing conflicts, the company said on Thursday.
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Google offers incognito mode for Maps in privacy push

google offers incognito mode for maps in privacy push
Alphabet Inc’s Google is rolling out new privacy features to its Maps, YouTube and Voice Assistant services, with options including incognito mode and automatic data deletion, the company said...
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Explainer: Advertising execs point to five ways Google stifles business

U.S. authorities investigating Alphabet Inc's Google for anticompetitive behavior have recently begun probing the company's $116 billion-a-year advertising business.
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Exclusive: Texas signs ex-Microsoft lawyer, others to aid in Google antitrust probe

The Texas attorney general's office has hired three consultants for a multi-state probe it is leading into Alphabet Inc's Google, including an economist who worked with some of the firm's major rivals..
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Google braces for landmark global privacy ruling

google braces for landmark global privacy ruling
Bloomberg Google is bracing for another landmark privacy decision at the European Union’s top court, five years after a “right-to-be-forgotten” ruling forced it to delete links to personal..
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Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google emails demanded in U.S. House panel probe

A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Friday demanded internal emails, detailed financial information and other company records from top executives of Inc. , Facebook Inc , Apple Inc ,..
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House panel demands tech company emails in antitrust investigation

A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Friday demanded internal emails, detailed financial information and other company records from Inc. , Facebook Inc , Apple Inc , and Alphabet Inc's..
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Google's advertising practices are being investigated in almost every U.S. state

google's advertising practices are being investigated in almost every u.s. state
A group of 50 attorneys general opened a broad investigation into whether advertising practices of Alphabet Inc.’s Google violate antitrust laws. State attorneys general led by Ken Paxton of Texas..
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Huawei Eyes ProtonMail as It Searches for Gmail Alternative

huawei eyes protonmail as it searches for gmail alternative
(Bloomberg) — ProtonMail is in talks with Huawei Technologies Co. about including its encrypted email service in future mobile devices, part of the Chinese phone maker’s plan to develop an..
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Apple says Uighurs targeted in iPhone attack but disputes Google findings

Apple Inc on Friday confirmed that China's Uighurs, a mostly Muslim minority group considered a security threat by Beijing, had been the target of attacks due to iPhone security flaws, but disputed..
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Google target of new U.S. antitrust probe by state attorneys general

More than half of U.S. state attorneys general are readying an investigation into Alphabet Inc's Google for potential antitrust violations, a source knowledgeable about the probe said on Tuesday.
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Google to pay up to $200 million to FTC on YouTube probe: source

Alphabet Inc's Google will spend up to $200 million to settle a Federal Trade Commission investigation into YouTube's alleged violation of a children's privacy law, a person briefed on the matter told..
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National-security concerns threaten undersea cable to China: WSJ

U.S. officials are seeking to block an undersea cable between Los Angeles and Hong Kong that is being backed by Alphabet Inc's Google , Facebook Inc and a Chinese partner on national-security grounds,..
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YouTube finds influence campaign tied to Hong Kong protests

Alphabet Inc's Google announced on Thursday that its YouTube streaming video service disabled 210 channels appearing to engage in a coordinated influence operation around the Hong Kong protests, days..
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Huge Domains Sells To News Corp

huge domains sells to news corp
The Domains report News Corp is looking to start a news aggregation service named Knewz as both a website and mobile app to address concerns publishers have regarding Google and Facebook. In a Wall..
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Google, Apple, Mozilla move to block Kazakh surveillance system

Alphabet Inc's Google, Apple Inc and Firefox browser maker Mozilla took steps on Wednesday to block the Kazakh government from creating an internet surveillance system using their browsers.
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Exclusive: Fearing data privacy issues, Google cuts some Android phone data for wireless carriers

Alphabet Inc's Google has shut down a service it provided to wireless carriers globally that showed them weak spots in their network coverage, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, because of..
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S&P 500, Nasdaq hit record high on upbeat Alphabet earnings, GDP data

Robust earnings from Google-parent Alphabet and Twitter took the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes to record highs on Friday, with support from data that showed the domestic economy slowed lesser than..
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Alphabet shares jump 9% on ad rebound, cloud promise

Shares of Alphabet Inc rose nearly 9% in premarket trading on Friday, after the company handily beat Wall Street targets on higher ad sales and touted growth at its cloud unit, a high-margin business..
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Google/Alphabet's revenue rebounds; easing doubts on growth and boosting shares

google/alphabet's revenue rebounds; easing doubts on growth and boosting shares
San Francisco: Alphabet Inc shares rose about 8% after the company reported quarterly results that eased investors’ concerns about growth challenges facing its Google advertising business. Driven by..
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YouTube Videos Featuring Children Are Increasingly Popular But Advocates Are Concerned About Exploitation

youtube videos featuring children are increasingly popular but advocates are concerned about exploitation
YouTube videos that featured young children had more than triple the average viewership of other types of content, according to a new report released on Thursday. Child advocates said the research..
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