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Google LLC is an United States based multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, a search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies alongside Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft.

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Facebook, Google suspend Hong Kong data requests [Video]

Facebook, Google suspend Hong Kong data requests

Major internet and social media platformes have suspended processing government requests for user data in Hong Kong, they said on Monday, following China's establishment of a sweeping new national..

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Google Stadia Supporting Wireless Controller on Android Phones [Video]

Google Stadia Supporting Wireless Controller on Android Phones

The streaming gaming platform is continuing to roll out new features.

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Google discontinues Pixel 3A, 3A XL smartphones [Video]

Google discontinues Pixel 3A, 3A XL smartphones

Tech giant Google has discontinued the production of its midrange smartphones - Pixel 3 A and 3A XL.In a statement given to The Verge, Google said that the "Google Store has sold through its inventory..

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Groups warn against Google's purchase of Fitbit [Video]

Groups warn against Google's purchase of Fitbit

Twenty advocacy groups from the United States, Europe, Latin America and elsewhere signed a statement on Wednesday, urging regulators to be wary of Google's $2.1 billion bid for fitness tracker company..

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Google Photos Won't Back up Social Media Folders by Default [Video]

Google Photos Won't Back up Social Media Folders by Default

Google Photos will no longer back up images and videos saved from folders created by social media apps.

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Google to add background blur, low-light mode to Meet video calls [Video]

Google to add background blur, low-light mode to Meet video calls

Google is working on several new features including background blur, low-light mode and background replacement images for its video calling application Meet. Alike rival videoconferencing platforms..

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Facebook takes over Swedish street mapping start-up Mapillary [Video]

Facebook takes over Swedish street mapping start-up Mapillary

Social media giant Facebook has acquired the Swedish mapping startup Mapillary and is venturing into the street level maps game. According to Mashable, Mapillary announced in a company blog post on..

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Google Vows to Add More Diverse Leadership by 2025 [Video]

Google Vows to Add More Diverse Leadership by 2025

CEO Sundar Pichai announced that the company will be adding more Black employees and those from "underrepresented groups" in top roles over the next five years.

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Google Browser Extensions Hosted Massive Spyware Campaign, Researchers Find [Video]

Google Browser Extensions Hosted Massive Spyware Campaign, Researchers Find

Researchers at Awake Security recently made their findings public.

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Covid-19 contact tracing app switched to Apple-Google model [Video]

Covid-19 contact tracing app switched to Apple-Google model

Nearly a month on from Prime Minister Boris Johnson claiming the NHS Track and Trace app would be "world-beating", the Government has announced a major U-turn, ditching attempts to build the..

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UK makes tracing app U-turn for Google-Apple system [Video]

UK makes tracing app U-turn for Google-Apple system

The British government will switch to Apple and Google technology for its test-and-trace app, ditching its current system in a U-turn for the troubled program. The BBC reported on Thursday the UK will..

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Matt Hancock explains decision to abandon NHSX app [Video]

Matt Hancock explains decision to abandon NHSX app

The Government says it will abandon its efforts to develop its own coronavirus contact-tracing app in order to focus on technology from Apple and Google. At the Downing Street press conference Health..

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Google's Chrome target of massive spying attack [Video]

Google's Chrome target of massive spying attack

A newly discovered spyware effort attacked users through 32 million downloads of extensions to Google's Chrome web browser, researchers at Awake Security told Reuters. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Google to bring Microsoft Office, other Windows apps to Chromebooks [Video]

Google to bring Microsoft Office, other Windows apps to Chromebooks

Google is partnering with software company Parallels to bring the Microsoft Office applications and other legacy enterprise Windows applications to Chromebooks. According to Mashable, Parallels has..

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Fact-check: Did Google really delete Churchill's photo during protests? | #TheCube [Video]

Fact-check: Did Google really delete Churchill's photo during protests? | #TheCube

Fact-check: Did Google really delete Churchill's photo during protests? | #TheCube View on euronews

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Germany launches tracing app as EU eyes travel revival [Video]

Germany launches tracing app as EU eyes travel revival

Germany appealed to the public on Tuesday to download a new smartphone app to help break the chain of coronavirus infections, one of several such apps that European governments hope will revive travel..

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New York Attorney General Wants More Restrictions On Contact Tracing Apps [Video]

New York Attorney General Wants More Restrictions On Contact Tracing Apps

Apple and Google were asked by New York Attorney General Letitia James to impose restrictions on contact tracing apps. According to Business Insider, these apps are made available in their app stores...

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Facebook Shuts Down Idea Of Paying For News Link On Platforms [Video]

Facebook Shuts Down Idea Of Paying For News Link On Platforms

Australia’s competition watchdog the ACCC created a mandatory code of conduct for tech companies. Part of it includes getting Facebook and Google to pay for news links on their platforms. According..

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TikTok pulling out of Hong Kong after China law controversy

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Hong Kong: Facebook, Google and Twitter among firms 'pausing' police help

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Bitcoin’s mass adoption is still a dream, reveals data

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The mass adoption of bitcoin or cryptocurrencies is yet to be achieved, according to several metrics tracked by The Block Research. Google searches for "bitcoin," the number of new Twitter followers of..
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Apple and Google block dozens of Chinese apps in India

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Two days after India blocked 59 apps developed by Chinese firms, Google and Apple have started to comply with New Delhi’s order and are preventing users in the world’s second largest internet..
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Google now lets you see dinosaurs in the real world through augmented reality

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Google Removes Misleading Ads In Voting-Related Searches

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Alphabet Inc's Google said on Monday that it had removed search ads that charged users searching for voting information large fees for voter registration or harvested their personal data. ......
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Facebook and Google should audit algorithms that boost fake news, say UK Lords

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Google to pay some publishers in Australia, Brazil, Germany for content

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By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Alphabet's Google on Thursday took a step to resolving its spat with publishers, saying it would pay some media groups in Australia, Brazil and Germany for..
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Are coronavirus contact tracing apps doomed to fail in America?

It's easy to see why so many are skeptical about privacy with Google and Apple COVID-19 tracing apps with tech that already knows too much about us.
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Google tweaks privacy settings to keep less user data

google tweaks privacy settings to keep less user data
WASHINGTON: is tweaking its to keep less data on new users by default. The search giant said that starting Wednesday, it will automatically and continuously delete web and app activity and for new..
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Google to Invest up to $2 Billion in Polish Data Centre, Paper Says

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Google to offer image fact-check

Technology giant Google will start adding fact-checking labels in its image search results globally, the company said late on Monday. The labels will provide additional information to make it easier..
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Tech sector in India, US hits out at Trump for suspension of H-1Bs

The tech sector in both India and America has slammed US president Donald Trump’s decision to suspend H-1B and L-1 work visas. These visas are used extensively by Indian IT companies, as also US tech..
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Rupert Murdoch is on the cusp of his biggest win yet in his war against Google

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Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is on the cusp of his biggest win yet in his war against Google: a Justice Department antitrust lawsuit against the internet giant. Media companies have long griped about the..
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Ex-Googler becomes China’s second-richest person

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Google Introduces Fact-Check Feature For Image Searches to Stem Misinformation

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To help users decide whether they should believe what they see, Google has started showing a fact-check label under the thumbnail image results that people search. "When you tap one of these results to..
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Coronavirus: Ireland set to launch contact-trace app

The Republic's health authority presses ahead with Apple-Google tech, despite the UK being unready.
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‘Bug bounty’ helps techies make a killing amid Covid lockdown

The Gandhinagar resident is part of a growing tribe of highly skilled programmers who can scan codes to detect vulnerabilities. Nikhil Srivastava, an Ahmedabad-based cyber security expert and mentor,..
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Google Doodle celebrates Juneteenth with video highlighting 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' poem

Google recognizes Juneteenth with a video Doodle, designed by artist Loveis Wise, set to the first verse of the poem "Lift Every Voice and Sing."
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Have we become too reliant on Big Tech firms?

Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple have done well during lockdowns, but are they getting too big?
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U.S. House panel hears from Facebook, Google, Twitter on election security

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Germany wants to rescue talks with the United States on how to tax big digital firms such as Google , Amazon and Facebook , the finance ministry said on Thursday after Washington pulled out of the..
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UK virus-tracing app switches to Google-Apple model

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Coronavirus: Government poised to shift to Google-Apple model for delayed contact-tracing app

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

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Europe threatens digital taxes without global deal, after U.S. quits talks

France said a U.S. decision to quit global talks on how to tax big digital firms such as Google, Amazon and Facebook was a "provocation" and the European Union said it could impose taxes even if no..
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EU ready to go it alone on taxation of digital firms

The European Union is ready to go it alone with taxing digital services of firms like Google, Amazon, Facebook or Apple if there is no global deal on such a tax this year, European Economic..
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Australian regulator raises concerns over Google, Fitbit deal

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Australia's consumer watchdog on Thursday raised initial competition concerns over Alphabet Inc-owned Google's $2.1 billion bid for fitness tracker company Fitbit. ......
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Trump administration proposes rolling back protections for big tech

The U.S. Justice Department proposed on Wednesday that Congress take up legislation to curb protections big tech platforms like Alphabet's Google and Facebook have had for decades, a senior official..
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Google pulls its ads from ZeroHedge, warns The Federalist about dangerous and derogatory speech

Conservative outlets ZeroHedge and The Federalist were given notices by Google to remove content violating its dangerous and derogatory policy.
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Google: Missing Churchill photo mystery explained

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Facebook rejects calls to pay Australian media companies for news content

Facebook says it's being unfairly targeted by a proposed industry code which would force it and Google to pay for news content on their platforms.
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Facebook says loss of news content on the platform wouldn't be significant

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The Economy Is Reeling. The Tech Giants Spy Opportunity.

Many companies are retreating. But Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft are placing bets to get even bigger.
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