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Canada reaches deal with tech giant Google over Online News Act

Toronto/IBNS: The Canadian government has inked a deal over the Online News Act with tech giant Google that needs the latter to pay $100 million annually to publishers, and to allow access to Canadian news content on its platform.

Google employee, who worked with the IT major for 12.5 years, laid off during maternity leave

A former Google employee has claimed she was laid off from the company while she was on maternity leave after serving the tech major for 12 years.

Google co-founder Sergey Brin divorced his wife over alleged affair with Elon Musk

New York: Google co-founder Sergey Brin has quietly divorced his wife, Nicole Shanahan, allegedly owing to her affair with billionaire Elon Musk, reported Page Six.

22-year-old Google techie wants to retire early, but how much does he plan to save?

Despite instances of layoff in recent months, tech majors Google and Meta still remain the highest-paying employers in the world and this is evident from the story of a 22-year-old techie who is planning to retire at 35 with savings of nearly USD 5 million (Rs 41 crore).

Canada suspends its advertising on Facebook, Instagram over Online News Act disagreement

Toronto/IBNS: Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez has said that following Meta’s decision to pull Canadian news from its platforms in response to the Online News Act, the federal government would suspend all its advertising on Facebook and Instagram.

Quebec court directs Google to pay $500,000 fine to Montreal man for 'falsely' accusing him of being pedophile

Montreal/IBNS: A Quebec Superior Court judge directed Google to pay $500,000 to a Montreal man for restoring a link to an online post falsely accusing him of being a pedophile.

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.