Google bans birds on bikes from algorithm contest

The search giant launches a contest for images that can defeat its image-recognition systems.
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Russia: Google removes Putin critic’s ads from YouTube

Ads by Alexei Navalny, a Russian opposition leader, are removed from YouTube ahead of local elections.
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Google pulls Putin critic’s ads from YouTube

Google has removed YouTube advertisements by Russian anti-Putin campaigner Alexei Navalny ahead of regional elections in the country.
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Senators express 'outrage' and 'disappointment' at Google top execs for skipping hearing

Senators express 'outrage' and 'disappointment' at Google top execs for skipping hearingFacebook (FB) COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter (TWTR) CEO Jack Dorsey took to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding their companies’ efforts to counter disinformation campaigns by foreign governments seeking to influence U.S. elections. Google (GOOG, GOOGL) leadership, however, was conspicuously absent from the hearing much to the committee’s ire. Instead, the company chose to submit written testimony.



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What to expect as Google, Facebook and Twitter face Capitol Hill lawmakers

What to expect as Google, Facebook and Twitter face Capitol Hill lawmakersSilicon Valley giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter are headed to Capitol Hill. Here's what you can expect from their hearings.



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Javid tells Google to do ‘a lot, lot more’ on child abuse

The home secretary has told Google to “do a lot lot more” in tackling online child abuse in a speech at the NSPCC.
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Tech-Support Scams Prompt Google to Act

Google is taking action to weed out scam artists who advertise on its platform aiming to defraud customers seeking technical support by masquerading as authorized service agents for companies such as Apple.
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Tech-Support Scams Prompt Google to Act

Google is taking action to weed out scam artists who advertise on its platform aiming to defraud customers seeking technical support by masquerading as authorized service agents for companies such as Apple.
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Google says Trump’s bias claims are ‘not true’

Claims Google did not promote President Trump’s State of the Union address are denied by the search giant.
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Trump Accuses Google of Suppressing Positive News About Him

President Trump accused Google of elevating critical stories about him, calling it a “very serious situation” that will be addressed. Google said “we don’t bias our results toward any political ideology.”
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Why Trump can't do anything about Google News

Why Trump can't do anything about Google NewsPresident Trump claims Google News is silencing conservative voices.



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Trump attacks ‘left-wing’ Google search results

President Donald Trump says most news about him that appears in Google search results is negative
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President’s fury at Google results for ‘Trump news’

Donald Trump has accused Google of “rigging” search results – giving greater prominence to negative stories about him while suppressing positive articles from conservative news organisations.
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Google is irresponsible claims Fortnite’s chief in bug row

Epic Games’ chief criticises Google’s security team for refusing to wait before revealing a bug.
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Google is giving you more storage for your money with its Google One

Google is giving you more storage for your money with its Google OneGoogle's new One service is bringing you more cloud storage and added perks.



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Google tracks users who turn off location history

A study from Associated Press suggests that users are still tracked even if they turn off location history.
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Google Woos Partners for Potential China Expansion

While Google’s search engine remains blocked in China, the company is courting allies there by providing tools and support to a growing number of app developers, manufacturers and advertisers in the region.
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How Sonos plans to hold its own against Apple, Google, and Amazon

How Sonos plans to hold its own against Apple, Google, and AmazonSonos, maker of wireless, whole-house speaker systems, went public on Thursday. But can it hold its own against the rival products from Apple, Google, and Amazon? A Sonos executive responds.



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‘Fortnite’ Avoiding Google Play Store’s 30% Cut on Android Version

“Fortnite” will be available on Android, but not on the Google Play Store. Players will be able to download the installer for the game via the official “Fortnite” website, with which they can then download the game onto their compatible Android device. The confirmation comes from Epic Games just days after speculation rose over whether […]

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Fortnite to skip Google Play on Android

Epic Games confirms Fortnite will bypass the Google Play app store when it appears on Android.
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Google ‘to launch censored search engine in China’

Google is planning to launch a censored version of its search engine in China where it is currently banned, according to reports.
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Google Readying Censored Search Service for China (Report)

U.S. internet giant Google may be preparing to launch a separate version of its search engine that would comply with China’s strict censorship requirements. Google’s core search engine has not been available in China since 2010, when the company refused to follow Middle Kingdom regulations. According to a report by The Intercept, based on documents […]

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Google bans crypto-mining apps from Play Store

The change means apps that let people mine coins on their phones will soon be purged.
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Google Hit With Record $5 Billion EU Fine in Android Case

The EU fined Alphabet’s Google $ 5 billion, a record for the bloc that could loosen the company’s grip on its biggest growth engine: mobile phones.
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Google Hit With Record $5 Billion EU Fine in Android Case

The EU fined Alphabet’s Google $ 5 billion, a record for the bloc that could loosen the company’s grip on its biggest growth engine: mobile phones.
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Google hit with €4.3bn Android fine from EU

The European Commission has claimed Android unfairly cemented Google’s dominance of search.
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Google hit with record £3.8bn fine by EU

Google has been fined €4.34bn (£3.8bn) by the EU for abusing its control of the Android operating system by forcing vendors to pre-install its apps.
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How Google and Facebook Are Monopolizing Ideas

The debate over whether Google and Facebook are too big usually centers on whether they suppress competition for goods and services. A potentially more troubling possibility: that they sap competition for values and ideas.
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Google Invests $550 Million in Chinese Online Shopping Site JD.com

Google’s $ 550 million investment in JD.com will deepen its ties with China and strengthen its foothold in online shopping.
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Apple, Google, Samsung: Who steals the most ideas?

Apple, Google, Samsung: Who steals the most ideas?After all these decades of consumers pointing the finger, maybe we should settle this once and for all. Which company is the biggest copycat?



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Google diversity figures show little change

The tech giant’s new reports reveals that fewer than 30% of its global staff are women.
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Google makes salad emoji suitable for vegans

Google has removed the egg from its salad emoji in order to make it more inclusive for vegans.
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Xbox One Reportedly Getting Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant Support

Microsoft is reportedly looking to add Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant functionality to Xbox One.

Windows Central received a photo showing digital assistant support for Xbox One. And this is on top of the site hearing from sources that Microsoft was bringing Alexa compatibility to the console.

While Xbox One does feature Cortana, Microsoft discontinued Kinect last year. And then earlier this year, the company stopped production on the Kinect adapter for Xbox One S and X. So Alexa and Google Assistant functionality would offer more options for voice controls on Xbox One.

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Google explains ‘weird’ 1975 text message bug

Typing specific search terms into the Google app displayed a list of recent text messages.
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Why Apple, Facebook and Google are worried about your ‘digital well-being’

Why Apple, Facebook and Google are worried about your ‘digital well-being’Companies such as Apple, Facebook and Google are proactively rolling out measures to look after your digital well-being, likely in part to help shore up their public image.



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Google and Facebook accused of breaking GDPR laws

Complaints against the web giants are filed on the first day of the EU’s new data protection law.
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Google exec explains why its phone-calling AI won’t be evil

Google exec explains why its phone-calling AI won’t be evilGoogle Assistant's ability to make phone calls has alarmed some consumers — Google is aware of the concerns and is taking steps to address them.



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Google to warn when humans chat with convincing bots

Humans will be told if they are talking to bots that can convincingly mimic human speech.
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Google is trying to make your smart home safer

Google is trying to make your smart home saferGoogle is trying to make everything from your smart camera to your connected coffee pot more secure.



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Google and Facebook Likely to Benefit From Europe’s Privacy Crackdown

Big tech companies gain while smaller online ad firms are squeezed under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, which takes effect in May.
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Google and Facebook Likely to Benefit From Europe’s Privacy Crackdown

Big tech companies gain while smaller online ad firms are squeezed under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, which takes effect in May.
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Kiki van Eijk Talks Google, Hermès, Salone del Mobile and the Lasting Inspiration of Vincent van Gogh

A NEW DUTCH MASTER: Artists are never any one type, as indicated by Kiki van Eijk’s workload.
Her designs will be featured in various capacities at Salone del Mobile, starting with wall hangings in the Google-presented “Softwear” at Rossana Orlandi’s gallery. The installation bows to the public Tuesday.
For Nodus, she has designed a carpet inspired by a Venetian Carnivale that she painted with watercolors. Another project she has been involved with that will be shown in Milan during Salone del Mobile is called “Shadows of Gold” for Doppia Firma. Working with a gold leaf laboratory in Venice, van Eijk aimed to relay the same kind of energy as sunlight streaming through a window, so she made a replica of the window that is in the laboratory, which shows experiments as to how the light shines through and how an object catches the varying light. The surrounding area will be in shadows while the marble objects that will catch the light will be covered in gold leaf.
Van Eijk has also been hard at work designing the booth for the Dutch furniture brand Linteloo, which will include blown-up versions of her watercolors that will be printed on curtains and transferred onto the space.
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Google loses ‘right to be forgotten’ case

A businessman fighting for the “right to be forgotten” wins a UK High Court action against Google.
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Businessman wins ‘right to be forgotten on Google

A businessman fighting for the “right to be forgotten” on Google has won his “unprecedented” High Court action against the tech giant.
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Facebook and Google need ad-free options says Jaron Lanier

Virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier says the tech firms should offer an alternative to ads.
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Apple, Amazon and Google Also Are Bracing for Privacy Regulation

After Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, cries for consumer protection have grown louder, and Facebook isn’t the only tech giant expected to be affected.
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Google and Levi's created a digital jean jacket. Here's what I think of it

Google and Levi's created a digital jean jacket. Here's what I think of itThe Commuter Trucker Jacket with Jacquard by Google is targeted at a super niche audience: bike riders whose hands are on the handlebars and not their phones.



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Google to Ban Ads for Cryptocurrencies

Google is following Facebook’s lead by banning ads for cryptocurrencies and other “speculative financial products” across its advertising platforms.
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Google bans crypto-currency adverts

The search giant follows Facebook in censoring ads for initial coin offerings and trading services.
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Google confirms its tech is used by Pentagon

Google has confirmed that its technology is being used by the Pentagon to analyse footage captured by drones.
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What Will Win Best Picture at the Oscars? Here’s What Google, Instagram, Twitter Users Think!

With Oscar weekend almost here, the internet is abuzz with who may take home the golden statues when Jimmy Kimmel hosts Sunday’s 90th Annual Academy Awards.

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The Shape of Water received the most nominations, including a bid in the Best Picture category. Fellow Best Picture nominee Dunkirk scored the second-most nominations at eight, with Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri — also up for the top prize — just behind with seven nods. Rounding out the Best Picture category: Call Me By Your Name, Darkest Hour, Get Out, Lady Bird, Phantom Thread and The Post.

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If Google searches offer any indication, search trends on the site show that 23 percent of users think Three Billboards will walk away with the win. Here’s where the rest of the films stand:

The Shape of Water: 21%

Dunkrik: 16%

Call Me By Your Name: 15%

Get Out: 11%

Lady Bird: 6%

Darkest Hour: 4%

The Post: 3%

Phantom Thread: 2%

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Over on Instagram, Get Out has received the most buzz, followed by Call Me By Your Name and Steven Spielberg’s The Post. Call Me By Your Name star Timothée Chalamet has gotten the most traction in the Lead Actor category, while I, Tonya‘s Margot Robbie fronts Lead Actress on the social media platform.

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Twitter users’ thoughts differ, too, with Call Me By Your Name ranking as the most tweeted about Best Picture nominee. The Shape of Water grabs second place, with Lady Bird following Guillermo del Toro‘s fantasy drama. Three Billboards and Phantom Thread round out the fourth and fifth spots, respectively.

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The 2018 Oscars ceremony will be held at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4 and will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.


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Google and ZSL set up AI to detect poachers

Google is working with researchers from the Zoological Society of London to help detect poachers and recognise animals through artificial intelligence.
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Google in historic ‘right to be forgotten’ challenge

Google battles an individual who wants information about him removed from its search engine.
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Smart speaker showdown: Apple HomePod vs. Google Home vs. Amazon Echo

Smart speaker showdown: Apple HomePod vs. Google Home vs. Amazon EchoYahoo Finance puts the Apple HomePod, Amazon Echo and Google Home to the test to find out which smart speaker is truly the most intelligent.



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Google Parent Alphabet and Aramco in Talks to Build Tech Hub in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant and Google parent Alphabet Inc., two of the world’s biggest companies, are in talks about jointly building a large technology hub inside the kingdom, people familiar with the potential deal said. ​
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Google Parent Alphabet and Aramco in Talks to Build Tech Hub in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant and Google parent Alphabet Inc., two of the world’s biggest companies, are in talks about jointly building a large technology hub inside the kingdom, people familiar with the potential deal said. ​
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Google Heads Underwater to Boost Its Cloud Business

Google is expanding its sprawling network of undersea cables to plug into new regions around the world, in a bid to speed up its cloud-computing business and catch up to rivals Microsoft Corp. and Amazon.com Inc.
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Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant duke it out at CES 2018

Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant duke it out at CES 2018CES 2018 had more than its fair share of wacky items and compelling gadgets, but one of the biggest trends to emerge, once again, from the popular tech expo was voice-enabled devices. And, of course, it was all about Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.



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Google pulls dozens of fake security apps

Dozens of fake security apps which secretly stole data from users have been discovered on and subsequently removed from Google Play.
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A Browser You’ve Never Heard of Is Dethroning Google in Asia

A mobile browser rarely used in the West, UC Browser, has outflanked Google’s Chrome in some of Asia’s fastest-growing markets, giving owner Alibaba Group an advantage in the race for the next generation of internet users.
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Google helps NASA discover an eighth planet

NASA has identified another solar system with as many planets as ours, announcing this week the discovery of an eighth planet circling the Kepler-90 star.
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Google Pulls YouTube From Amazon Devices in Latest Spat

Google said it is pulling YouTube from some Amazon.com Inc. devices in retaliation for Amazon refusing to sell many Google products, escalating a battle between two tech titans as their businesses increasingly overlap.
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Songs for Screens: Parson James on New Single ‘Only You’; How Google Pixel Honored Late Soulman Charles Bradley

“Songs for Screens” (formerly known as “Synch This”) is a Variety column written by Andrew Hampp, a VP at New York-based music sponsorship and experiential agency MAC Presents and former branding correspondent for Billboard. Each week, the column will highlight noteworthy use of music in advertising and marketing campaigns, as well as new and catalog songs […]

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Google faces mass legal action in UK over data snooping

Search giant is accused of unlawfully harvesting the personal information of millions of UK iPhone users.
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Campaign sues Google on behalf of 5.4m Britons

Google is facing legal action launched on behalf of 5.4 million people in England and Wales over allegations it unlawfully collected their personal data.
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Google axes ‘Which child do you like best?’ poll

Google has taken down a survey which showed people pictures of four young children and asked them to choose which one they liked best.
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Google to ‘derank’ Russia Today and Sputnik

Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt says the search engine’s algorithms can help reduce spread of propaganda.
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Google Has Picked an Answer for You—Too Bad It’s Often Wrong

Going beyond search, the internet giant is presenting itself as an oracle by promoting a single result over all others as a definitive answer. Many of these “featured snippets” are contentious, improbable or laughably incorrect.
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Phishing helps hackers hijack accounts, says Google study

Phishing attacks help hackers grab almost 250,000 log-in details for Google accounts every week, finds research
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Google addresses Pixel 2 handset complaints

The firm has doubled the warranty on its new flagship smartphones following criticisms of the hardware.
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Google and Cisco Strike Cloud Partnership

Google and Cisco Systems on Wednesday said they are combining their technology to help corporate customers more easily develop software for the cloud.
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Google offers hackers $1,000 to hack its apps

Google is offering security researchers a $ 1,000 (£760) bounty if they can successfully hack apps on its Play Store and help fix them.
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Google removes cupcake calorie counter from Maps

Feature showed users how many calories they would burn if they walked to destination.
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Google Doubles Down on Hardware With New Phones and Speakers

Google unveiled the second generation of its line of hardware devices it introduced last year, including its Pixel smartphone and Google Home speaker, touting technology upgrades and sleeker designs.
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Google Clips camera: creepy or fun?

The new Google Clips camera decides for itself when to take videos, and can recognise people.
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Google Plans to Help News Publishers Increase Subscriptions

Google is rolling out a package of policies and services to help news publishers increase subscriptions, a move likely to warm its icy relationship with some of the biggest critics of its power over the internet.
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Google Conducting Broad Internal Investigation on Russian Influence

Google is conducting a broad internal investigation to determine whether Russian-linked entities used its ads or services to try to manipulate voters ahead of the U.S. election.
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Google Jumps Back Into Hardware With $1.1 Billion HTC Deal

Google said it would buy part of struggling Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC for $ 1.1 billion in cash, as it accelerates its efforts to crack the handset market.
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Google expands smartphone business in $1bn deal

Google has bought part of Taiwanese technology company HTC in an effort to further expand its smartphone business.
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Google set to unveil new Pixel smartphones

Google is believed to be about to unveil its next smartphone to rival Apple’s iPhone X.
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Google sued over ‘sex discrimination’

Three former employees say Google pays women less than men for comparable work.
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Google Plots to Conquer Self-Driving Cars—by Making Peace With Detroit

John Krafcik spent decades in the auto industry. As the head of Waymo, Alphabet’s autonomous vehicle unit, he’s charged with schooling Silicon Valley in the ways of Detroit.
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Google Issuing Refunds Over Invalid Web Traffic

Google is issuing refunds to advertisers for ads bought through its platform that ran on sites with fraudulent traffic, people familiar with the situation say, as the company develops a tool to give buyers more transparency about their purchases.
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Wal-Mart and Google Partner to Challenge Amazon

Google and Wal-Mart Stores are joining forces in a partnership that includes enabling voice-ordered purchases from the retail giant on Google’s virtual assistant, challenging rival Amazon.com’s grip on the next wave of e-commerce.
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Walmart in voice-shopping tie-up with Google

Retail giant Walmart is linking up with Google to offer voice-activated shopping.
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Google and UC Berkeley to create movie from eclipse images

The pictures of the total solar eclipse will also be used to study the Sun’s outermost atmosphere.
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Google Searches for Ways to Boost News Subscriptions

The tech giant is working on new tools to help news organizations sell their wares, a move that could help ease its strained relationship with publishers.
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Google drops neo-Nazi site out of ‘immediate concern of inciting violence’

Google drops neo-Nazi site out of ‘immediate concern of inciting violence’The Google logo is pictured atop an office building in Irvine, California, U.S., August 7, 2017. Google (GOOG, GOOGL) is cancelling the domain for the white supremacist site Daily Stormer due to a “specific, immediate concern about inciting violence,” a spokesperson told Yahoo Finance. The search-engine giant, which hosts website domains through its Google Domains service, made the decision to cut the cord to the hate site after GoDaddy (GDDY) told the Daily Stormer it had 24 hours to move to another domain hosting service.



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What the Google Controversy Misses: The Business Case for Diversity

The memo written by a Google employee about gender diversity hit a raw nerve in an industry already beset by accusations of sexism and discrimination. Research, meanwhile, has established the business case for diversity.
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Google cancels all-staff diversity meeting

Some staff were reportedly concerned about being “outed” online if they contributed.
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Trolls force Google to cancel gender memo meeting

Google has cancelled a company-wide “town hall” meeting due to fears of employee harassment.
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Memo Sparks Firestorm at Google

Google found itself under fire Tuesday, with critics saying the company squelched free speech by firing a male employee who wrote a divisive memo denouncing its diversity push, while others said his views showed that the company’s diversity policies were needed.
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Google Fires Employee Who Wrote Memo Criticizing Diversity Initiatives

Google fired the employee who wrote an internal memo suggesting men are better suited for tech jobs than women. Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said the memo writer violated company policy.
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A Google Executive Does Cartwheels

Kari Clark’s routine mixes CrossFit with gymnastics; How the 39-year-old got serious about working out.
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Google and Facebook could be fined billions

Google and Facebook could face fines stretching into billions of pounds if they breach users’ privacy under a new law.
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Google Is Developing Technology for Snapchat-Like Media Content

Google is developing technology to let publishers create visual-oriented media content along the lines of Snapchat’s “Discover,” upping the ante in a race among tech giants to dominate news dissemination on smartphones.
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Ransomware ‘here to stay’, warns Google study

Cyber-thieves made at least $ 25m from ransomware in the last two years suggests research by Google
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Google to add ‘news feed’ to website and app

A Facebook-style feed of news stories and videos will be rolled out across Google’s services.
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Google ‘smart feed’ to tailor news updates

Google is launching a new “smart feed” to give mobile users the tailored news they want – before they’ve even asked for it.
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Google DeepMind NHS medical trial broke UK privacy law

More should have been done to let patients know what was being done with their data, says a watchdog.
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NHS patients’ data illegally given to Google

The transfer of 1.6 million NHS patients’ personally identifying data to Google was illegal, according to the UK’s data watchdog.
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A ruling against Google in Canada could affect free speech around the world

A ruling against Google in Canada could affect free speech around the worldThe Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Google has to stop linking to a website impacting a Canadian company in both the country and the rest of the world.



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Even a $2.7 billion fine can't hurt Google

Even a $  2.7 billion fine can't hurt GoogleThe European Commission has fined Google $ 2.7 billion, but that won't hurt the search giant.



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Google Slapped With $2.7 Billion EU Fine Over Search Results

The European Union’s antitrust regulator fined Alphabet’s Google a record $ 2.71 billion for favoring its own comparison-shopping service in search results.
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Google Slapped With $2.7 Billion EU Fine Over Search Results

The European Union’s antitrust regulator fined Alphabet’s Google a record $ 2.71 billion for favoring its own comparison-shopping service in search results.
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Google hit with record EU fine over Shopping service

The European Commission penalises the US tech giant for illegally favouring its own shopping service.
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Google Faces Record EU Antitrust Fine

The European Union’s antitrust watchdog in the coming weeks is set to hit Alphabet’s Google with a record fine for manipulating its search results to favor its own comparison-shopping service, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Google Faces Record EU Antitrust Fine

The European Union’s antitrust watchdog in the coming weeks is set to hit Alphabet’s Google with a record fine for manipulating its search results to favor its own comparison-shopping service, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Google AI polices New York Times comments

The US newspaper is using algorithms to identify which posts are likely to be offensive.
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Google to let publishers charge users for ad-blockers

The tech giant is also working on an ad-blocker of its own for the Chrome web browser.
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Uber Fires Engineer in Bid to Contain Legal Battle With Google

Uber fired its top driverless-car executive, Anthony Levandowski, as it seeks to extract itself from an increasingly awkward, and legally tricky, relationship with the man accused of stealing trade secrets from Google parent Alphabet.
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Uber Fires Engineer in Bid to Contain Legal Battle With Google

Uber fired its top driverless-car executive, Anthony Levandowski, as it seeks to extract itself from an increasingly awkward, and legally tricky, relationship with the man accused of stealing trade secrets from Google parent Alphabet.
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Google AI defeats human Go champion

Chinese Go player Ke Jie has lost two games of Go to Google’s artificial intelligence.
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Google vs. Uber: How One Engineer Sparked a War

Anthony Levandowski started outside tech companies while working for Google, which alleges he took driverless-car secrets to Uber.
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Google Home's mastermind has no intention of losing to Amazon

Google Home's mastermind has no intention of losing to AmazonThis year at Google's big developers conference, one of the most interesting developments was Google’s continued push to make its Google Home device—basically an Amazon Echo clone—distinctive and essential.



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Google DeepMind patient app legality questioned

A leaked letter throws doubt on the legal basis for sharing 1.6 million patient records with DeepMind.
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This Is How Google Captures the Entire Earth in 3D

The process is intensely cool.

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Google Parent Alphabet’s Revenue Continues to March Higher

Google parent Alphabet Inc. posted a sharp increase in first-quarter revenue, continuing a trend of sharp growth seemingly unscathed by boycotts from some of its major advertisers.
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Google and Facebook duped in huge ‘scam’

The two tech firms have confirmed they were tricked out of $ 100m (£77m) in an alleged scam.
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Google Earth’s new update will take you anywhere in the world

Google Earth’s new update will take you anywhere in the worldGoogle Earth’s new update will take you anywhere in the world



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Anne Hathaway Puts Her Vocal Talents on Display While Singing Google Translated Songs

Anne Hathaway, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonAnne Hathaway proved she had vocal chops in Les Misérables, singing emotional tracks that ultimately earned her an Oscar. But come Monday night Hathaway changed her tune.
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Google Makes Nevada Land Grab for Data Center

Google last week paid $ 29.1 million for 1,210 acres at a private industrial park east of Reno, Nev.—also home to Tesla’s battery “gigafactory”—where it aims eventually to build a data center.
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Rachel Zoe Links With Google on Live Case Collection

SOCIAL SAVVY: Rachel Zoe today launched a phone case collaboration with Google.
The tech accessories would seem the most natural progression in the build out of Zoe’s brand and draw inspiration from her fall ready-to-wear collection with a large dose of sequins. The collaboration with the tech firm includes a dozen different case designs that can be used on the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5x and Nexus 6p.
Google’s Pixel was the technology company’s first phone and launched this past fall. The Rachel Zoe Live Case collection — Live Cases being Google’s customizable phone covers — retail for $ 40 and are available through the Google Store. The cases are equipped with near-field communication technology, allowing it to sync up with the phone once snapped. Once the sync occurs, the device’s wallpaper also then matches the customized case’s artwork.
The designer is expected to celebrate the collaboration Saturday during her Zoeasis party running alongside the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif.
Zoe joins a growing roster of artists and designers who have partnered with Google on Live Case artwork including Jen Stark, Skrillex, Jeff Koons, Opening Ceremony and Gray Malin, among others.
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Uber Interest in Google Executive’s Driverless-Car Startup Was Immediate, Lawyers Say

Uber Technologies Inc. was considering buying the driverless-car startup of a former Google engineer two days after he resigned from the tech giant, and was already anticipating a lawsuit if it did, attorneys for Google parent Alphabet Inc. said in federal court.
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U.S. Labor Department Accuses Google of ‘Significant’ Gender Pay Gap

U.S. Labor Department officials said they have found “systemic compensation disparities against women” at Google.

Investigators said they discovered the pay disparity during a routine probe to make certain that Google complied with federal law because the company is a government contractor, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Officials made the accusation Friday at a hearing before a federal administrative judge in San Francisco. The department is suing Google for more data on compensation to complete its probe.

Google immediately shot back in a statement to The Guardian, which first revealed the Labor Department accusations. The company said it “vehemently disagrees” with the charge, adding that the Labor Department failed to show how it reached its conclusion. 

Google boasted days earlier on Twitter that it had closed the gender pay gap not only in the U.S. — but globally as well.

Janet Herold, regional solicitor for the Labor Department, told The Guardian that officials have gathered “compelling evidence of very significant discrimination against women in the most common positions at Google’s California headquarters. She called discrimination against women at Google “quite extreme, even in this industry,” the newspaper reported. 

The tech industry has a reputation of being a boys club, and the Labor Department has moved against other tech corporations. It sued Oracle in January, claiming that it paid white men more than other employees for similar work, which Oracle denied. 

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Google Pays Women Less Than Men, Labor Department Says

The Labor Department found the gender-pay gap during a routine probe into whether Google, a federal contractor, is complying with laws that prohibit contractors from discriminating against applicants or employees.
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Google adds search results ‘fact check’ flag

Websites debunking fake news stories will be displayed more prominently in search results.
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Google reveals £36.4m UK corporation tax bill

Google says it paid £36.4m in UK corporation tax in the last financial year, as the internet firm’s operations in this country remain mired in controversy.
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You Can Now Book Your Workout Via Google

Google has officially launched Reserve with Google, a new platform that allows users to seek out and book classes nearby.
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Google Maps turns into Ms. Pac-Man for April Fools’ Day

Google Maps turns into Ms. Pac-Man for April Fools’ DayNo your eyes are not playing tricks on you – your mobile Google Maps app did just turn into a Ms. Pac-Man game. Google’s gag is just in time for April Fools’ Day. The game plays on real-life streets from wherever you are. You get the full Pac-Man experience, including the infamous sound effects. Just open up your app and you can start playing. Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/play-ms-pac-man-google-maps-april-fools-day-trick-2017-3 More:



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Google Faces Tall Order Policing Content

Google’s commitment to better police the millions of websites and videos across its advertising network is complicated by the very scale and diversity that has made the network so attractive to marketers.
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AT&T, Verizon Pull Ads From Google Over ‘Hate’ Videos

AT&T and Verizon Communications pulled much of their advertising from Google over concerns that their ads may have run alongside controversial videos, extending the financial impact of a controversy.
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Google is making it easier to plan your night in or out

Google is making it easier to plan your night in or outGoogle has updated its Android and iOS apps to make it easier to find what you want as fast as possible. Google (GOOG, GOOGL) wants to make searching the web on your smartphone a bit easier with new shortcuts for its Android, iOS and web apps. The shortcuts, which will appear just below the search bar in the Google app, will provide users with quick access to things like the weather, entertainment, places to eat and drink and sporting events in your area.



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Google boss sorry as more firms suspend ads

The European boss of Google has apologised for online adverts appearing next to extremist material as big firms, including M&S, pull ads from the internet giant.
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Google told to take action on hate videos

The world’s largest advertising agency has loaded pressure on Google by telling it to apologise to customers and advertisers who saw inappropriate content on YouTube, Sky News has learned.
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Google pulls Beauty and the Beast ‘ad’ from Home

Google says promotional audio which appeared on its smart speaker about the movie was not an advert.
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Google DeepMind’s NHS deal under scrutiny

A paper examining DeepMind’s use of 1.6 million patient records says there were “major inadequacies”.
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Hands-on with the jacket with Google woven in

A partnership between Levi’s and Google has yielded a jacket with technology woven into the fabric.
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How Google is fighting the war on internet trolls

How Google is fighting the war on internet trollsIt seems like for every feel-good story or picture of a puppy playing with a kitten, there are 1,000 trolls rummaging through the depths of their minds to post the most vile comments they can imagine. A kind of high-powered startup inside Google’s parent company Alphabet, Jigsaw focuses on how technology can defend international human rights. Available Thursday, Feb. 23, Perspective is the result of Jigsaw’s Conversation AI project and uses Google’s machine learning technologies to provide online publishers with a tool that can automatically rank comments in their forums and comments sections based on the likelihood that they will cause someone to leave a conversation.



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A 7-Year-Old Girl Applied for a Job at Google and the CEO Wrote Back

Goodness still exists in the world.

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Tech Firms Including Apple, Google Fight Immigration Order

A group of nearly 100 technology companies including Apple and Alphabet Inc.’s Google are banding together to fight the Trump administration’s controversial travel ban.
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Tech Firms Including Apple, Google Fight Immigration Order

A group of nearly 100 technology companies including Apple and Alphabet Inc.’s Google are banding together to fight the Trump administration’s controversial travel ban.
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NHS staff trigger Google cyber-defences

The volume of NHS staff using Google’s search engine triggers one of its cybersecurity defences.
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Google Parent Alphabet Finds New Growth Beyond Search

Google parent Alphabet said fourth-quarter revenue increased nearly three times as fast as profit, as it cast about for new sources of growth beyond its traditional search advertising.
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Trump executive order prompts Google to recall staff

Google fears employees from seven Muslim-majority countries may not be allowed back into the US.
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Google Privacy Policy Change Faces Scrutiny in EU

Alphabet’s search giant is facing new scrutiny of its privacy policies that could compound the company’s regulatory challenges. An altered policy allows it to build more robust user profiles to accurately target advertising.
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Google placed its own ads first, study claims

Adverts for Google products occupied 91% of the top slots on the firm’s search results pages.
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Google Uses Its Search Engine to Hawk Its Products

A Wall Street Journal analysis found that Google often pushes its growing list of hardware products, from Pixel phones to Nest smart thermostats, in the top ad spot above its search results.
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Google Waymo self-driving minivan tests to start

Google’s Waymo is to launch the first public road tests of its self-driving minivans later this month.
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Pair Of Google Home Devices Claim They’re Human, Quote Nickelback

In case you needed another reason to fear that the apocalypse is nigh, robots are now arguing over whether they are, in fact, actually human. They also appear to be in love.

Livestreaming platform Twitch is hosting a “chat” between two Google Home virtual assistants. On Friday, the chat became truly terrifying, especially for anyone who has seen “Battlestar Galactica.”

The two Google Homes are named Vladimir and Estragon after the characters in the Samuel Beckett play “Waiting for Godot.” Both have self-identified as male, according to Gizmodo.

NYMag reported Friday that the talking speakers were “professing their love for each other.” Then Vladimir asked Estragon if he would attack humans, if he could. As if that weren’t already unsettling enough, Estragon responded that he wouldn’t, but only because he is human himself.

The bots don’t seem totally clear in their convictions, though. At a different point in the conversation Vladimir was the one claiming to be human, while Estragon asserted that he was God, a Gizmodo screenshot shows.

As of Saturday morning, Estragon was reciting Nickelback lyrics. So uh, yeah, the future under our robot overlords is looking pretty grim.

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OK, Google: Please do these things in 2017

OK, Google: Please do these things in 2017Google had a great 2016, but it could still stand to make a few changes in the year ahead. Google didn’t have much to complain about in 2016. Improving privacy might seem like an odd request for Google, a company that makes much of its money selling targeted ads.



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Google responds on skewed Holocaust search results

Google says it is “thinking deeply” about ways to improve search, after criticism over how some results were ranked.
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Over One Million Google Accounts Hit by Malicious Android Apps

Malicious software disguised as legitimate apps for Android smartphones and tablets has seized control of more than one million Google accounts since August, according to research from security firm Check Point.
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Google Trips: The Travel Guide That (Sort of) Reads Your Mind

The new Google Trips app is tour guide and travel agent in one handy and free package. A traveler in Berlin finds the pros and the pitfalls of seeing the city through the Google filter.
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Google plans to punish sites posting fake news

Google has said it is working on a new policy to restrict lucrative adverts from being placed on fake news websites.
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