Google blocks 50,000 accounts for pushing Chinese disinformation
California: Popular US-based search engine Google has disclosed it took steps to dismantle over 50,000 instances of activity orchestrated by a pro-Chinese influence operation known as DRAGONBRIDGE in 2022.
US sues Google for 15 years of monopoly, advertising abuse
New York: The Justice Department and the attorney-generals of eight US states filed a joint lawsuit against Google, determining to end its 15 years of monopoly of the Internet through alleged abuses of the digital advertising space.
Mainland China: Google shuts down translation services
Beijing: American tech giant Google has announced its decision of shutting down the Google Translate service in mainland China, media reports said on Tuesday.
Mother sues Meta, Snap over daughter’s suicide
Washington/UNI: A woman has filed lawsuit against Instagram's parent company Meta and Snap Inc as an addiction to their social media platforms caused the suicide of her 11-year old daughter.
Twitter, Google, TikTok fined by Russian court for failing to comply with Moscow's directive
Moscow: A court in Russia has fined social network site Twitter 19 million rubles (USD 259,000) for not deleting content the country views as illegal, according to reports.
Google joins 30 other tech companies to support the work visas for immigrant spouses
Mount View/IBNS: Search engine giant Google has joined 30 other tech companies to protect the work visas for spouses of highly skilled tech immigrants.
Google fires senior researcher at AI Ethics team amid investigation of diversity policies
Moscow/Sputnik: Google's chief researcher on artificial intelligence ethics Margaret Mitchell said Saturday she was fired, which comes several weeks after controversial firing of ethical AI team co-leader Timnit Gebru and amid an internal probe of the company's policies on diversity and research.
Several Google services down right now in worldwide outrage
New York: Google users across the globe are seemingly finding trouble using the various services provided by the IT giant.
US Google searches of 'can I change my vote' soar Tuesday morning
Washington/Sputnik: Google searches in the United States about whether citizens can change their vote after casting it peaked early Tuesday morning, a week before the November vote, data from the search engine revealed.
Google extends work from home through June 2021
San Francisco/Xinhua: Google will allow most employees to work from home through June 2021 as COVID-19 cases continue to surge, according to a report by San Francisco Chronicle on Monday.
US launches probe into Google's medical data project Nightingale: reports
Washington/Sputnik/UNI: The US Health Department had opened a federal inquiry into tech giant Google’s Project Nightingale, which aims to collect and analyze personal medical data, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
Google collects US citizens' health data as part of secret project - Reports
Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: US tech giant Google has partnered with Ascension, one of the largest US healthcare systems, in a secret project to collect and analyze the personal health data of millions of US citizens in 21 states, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing sources and documents.
Google to pay 965 mln euros to settle fiscal disputes with France
Paris, Sep 13 (Xinhua/UNI) US tech giant Google has agreed to pay 965 million euros (1.068 billion US dollars) to settle disputes with the French tax authorities in a fraud inquiry that began four years ago.
Ex-Google engineer charged with stealing trade secrets
San Francisco, Aug 28 (Xinhua/UNI) Former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski was charged Tuesday with stealing trade secrets when he appeared in a San Jose court in Silicon Valley.
Google unveils next-generation Assistant
San Francisco, May 8 (Xinhua/UNI) Google on Tuesday debuted its next-generation Google Assistant, touting "milestone" features that empower mobile devices with new speech recognition and language understanding capabilities.