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Google parent settles sexual misconduct lawsuit with $310M pledge toward diversity, equity programmes

Alphabet Inc. said Friday that it will prohibit severance packages for anyone fired or under investigation for misconduct.

26 Sep 2020 6:16 PM

Britain's delayed virus app launched in England and Wales, after switching to Google-Apple API

The app uses Bluetooth to alert users if they spend 15 minutes or more within two metres of a user who subsequently tests COVID-19 positive.

24 Sep 2020 10:41 PM

Russian bank Sberbank enters tech space in major move to rival Google, Facebook, Amazon

The bank-turned-tech-firm is set to launch a host of digital products and services first in Russia and later abroad, including India.

24 Sep 2020 9:50 PM

Antitrust case against Google gets ready as Trump administration seeks support for it from states

Lawmakers and consumer advocates say Google abuses its dominance in online search and advertising to kill competition and boost its profits.

24 Sep 2020 8:20 PM

Come together to stop spread of suicide content, TikTok urges Facebook, Google, Snapchat, others

It is proposed that nine social media firms speedily identify violent, graphic content, including suicide, and swiftly notify the others.

22 Sep 2020 7:33 PM

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It's not even privacy that's the issue, yet Europe is cold to Covid apps

A few countries have scrapped their tracing apps and others have found so few users that the technology is not very effective.

22 Sep 2020 5:32 PM

Paytm accuses Google of following double standards on cashback policy, abusing its power

Paytm said it was “arm-twisted” to comply with biased Play Store policies “that are meant to artificially create Google’s market dominance”.

20 Sep 2020 7:47 PM

As things get heated on internal message boards, Facebook mulls moderating employees' posts

A year ago on getting complaints about heated, abusive posts, Google told staff to be responsible and thoughtful on internal message boards.

18 Sep 2020 5:42 PM

Australia's pay-for-news law: Facebook, Google won't have to give out user data, says regulator

The final draft of the bill could be introduced into Parliament in late October.

17 Sep 2020 10:52 PM

Would encourage Google, Facebook to cooperate with government on news pay plan, says Australian PM

“I think people from these companies understand that when I say something, I mean it,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters.

07 Sep 2020 5:01 PM

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Google could face an antitrust case before the end of Trump's term, says report

A 40-lawyer team investigating Google was reportedly asked to wrap up by month-end, despite their seeking more time to make a strong case.

04 Sep 2020 6:50 PM

No app, no problem: US users can enable Apple-Google virus tracing tech incorporated into phones

The second phase of their “exposure notification” system automatically alerts people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus.

02 Sep 2020 4:03 PM

Apple rule that apps must get user consent for targeted ads will hit small apps’ revenues: Facebook

Facebook says Apple’s rules could reduce what apps earn by advertising through Facebook’s audience network.

27 Aug 2020 5:08 PM

'Location off should mean location off', Google engineers said after AP expose on tracking users

After the AP article two years ago, Google made changes to its privacy settings to make it easier for users to conceal their movements.

27 Aug 2020 2:19 PM

If Trump loses, social media anticipates a fight, plans strategy to beat back misinformation

Facebook is considering options including a “kill switch” to shut off political advertising after election day to thwart misinformation.

22 Aug 2020 2:18 PM

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Will US Federal Trade Commission's antitrust probe against Facebook lead to a lawsuit?

Facebook says Zuckerberg answered US regulators’ questions on antitrust practices, but FTC investigations do not always lead to lawsuits.

21 Aug 2020 3:12 PM

Google drafts YouTubers worldwide in campaign against Australia’s bid to make it pay for news

“The YouTube you know and love is at risk in Australia,” the company tweeted from its YouTube Creators account.

18 Aug 2020 5:23 PM

Google slammed for spreading 'misinformation' to counter Australian law mandating it to pay for news

The tech giant in an open letter claimed it would be forced to hand over users’ search data to news media companies.

17 Aug 2020 2:07 PM

Google joins other internet platforms to shield US election from disinformation

A coordinated effort is being made by online platforms to curb the spread of disinformation and thwart efforts to manipulate voters.

14 Aug 2020 11:36 AM

Fortnite gets pulled off app store, files lawsuit against Apple for monopoly

Google Play Store too removed the game as Epic Games’ latest update bypasses app stores on payments, depriving them of their 30% cut.

14 Aug 2020 10:46 AM

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