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Google Faces $365M Fine From Russia Over Ukraine Info Violations - CNETCNET - 19 Jul 2022 01:28
This isn't the first time Russia has leveled a fine at Google over content about the war.
Google to pay $100 million class-action settlement in Illinois biometric privacy lawsuitChicago Tribune - 27 Apr 2022 04:55
Class members are estimated to receive between $200 and $400 as part of a settlement over Google's face grouping tool.
Google loses appeal of huge EU fine over shopping searchesABC News - 10 Nov 2021 15:41
A top European Union court has rejected Google’s appeal of a 2.4 billion euro fine from regulators who found the tech giant gave its own shopping recommendations an illegal advantage in search... results
36 US states file lawsuit against Google; allege violation of antitrust lawBusiness Standard - 8 Jul 2021 04:27
As many as 36 US states and Washington DC have filed a lawsuit against Google, alleging that the search engine giant's control over its Android app store violates antitrust law
Google workers demand company stop selling tech to policeMashable - 23 Jun 2020 03:52
Over 1,600 Google workers have signed an open letter demanding the company stop selling its technology to police. Addressed to CEO Sundar Pichai, the petition references ongoing protests against... racism and police brutality sparked by George Floyd's death, and calls Google out as "profiting off...racist systems." "We want Google to take real steps to help dismantle racism," says the letter, which has been circulating at Google since Wednesday. "We as a society have moved past the point where saying Black Lives Matter is enough, we need to show it in our thinking, in our words and in our actions that Black lives do matter to us."
Google Australia says government pulled pin on content-for-cash talks, hands in its homework anywayThe Register - 4 May 2020 02:46
And fires back with 'we do for free what meatspace distributors charge for' argument Google's Australian tentacle has hit back at Australia's plan to plan to make web giants pay publishers for content... shared on their networks....
Ad industry asks Google to stay its hand over proposal to kill cookiesAndroid Central - 17 Jan 2020 04:32
The advertising trade groups asked Google to not commit to its moratorium until 'meaningful alternatives' are found. What you need to know Google recently announced its intention to phase out support... for third-party cookies in Chrome. Within days, major trade organizations involved in advertisement have come out against the move. They cite the potential loss of revenues for startups that depend on advertising and ask Google to walk back on its plans until alternatives can be found. Google this week announced its plans to develop new web standards that would make third-party cookies 'obsolete'. The Mountain View hopes to do so within two years, at which point it will stop supporting them on its browser, which currently holds a 69% share of the desktop browser market. It's only been two days...
Google accused of creating tool to spy on employees' organizing efforts - CNETCNET - 24 Oct 2019 01:55
The tech giant says the new calendar extension is intended to reduce spam.
Take a look at Google's quantum computing technology - CNETCNET - 24 Oct 2019 01:47
Google showed off the inside of its quantum computing lab -- and the insides of its five massive quantum computers inside.
48 states are probing Google on antitrust grounds. Why isn't California?L.A. Times - 10 Sep 2019 04:21
A group of states have announced an investigation into whether the tech company has become too big. California's absence is notable.
Google Confirms DOJ Scrutiny, Says It Must Hand Over Antitrust RecordsGizmodo - 7 Sep 2019 05:59
The Department of Justice is mandating that Google's parent company, Alphabet, hand over any information regarding previous antitrust investigations into the tech giant, Google announced Friday.
Google and YouTube part with $170 million to settle alleged violations of kid's privacyZDNet - 5 Sep 2019 02:58
Targeting Youtube channels at kids lands Google on wrong side of Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
Hundreds of Google employees urge company to resist support for IceThe Guardian - 16 Aug 2019 16:37
Petition demands that the company not provide any technical services to US immigration agencies, citing 'system of abuse' Tech giant Google is facing a demand from hundreds of employees for an... assurance that it will not bid on a government cloud computing contract that could be used to enforce US immigration policies on the southern border. A group of employees called Googlers for Human Rights posted a public petition overnight Thursday urging the company to resist tendering for a US Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement contract.
Why Google Would Drop $2.6 Billion on an Analytics CompanyWired - 7 Jun 2019 00:16
Antitrust? What antitrust? With Looker, it gains a faster way to tap into the business intelligence market.
Google fined 1.49 billion euros for 'abusive' online advertising practicesAndroid Authority - 20 Mar 2019 16:25
The Mountain View company prohibited rival online advertisers from placing ads on publishers' search pages.
Google Paid $35 Million to Former Exec Who Resigned Over Harassment ClaimTime - 12 Mar 2019 02:35
Amit Singhal was reportedly forced to resign after a sexual assault investigation
Google reportedly scored tax breaks using secret shell companies - CNETCNET - 16 Feb 2019 04:07
The news comes a day after Amazon said it was canceling plans for a New York hub.
Google-Parent Alphabet Reports Surge In Spending And Hiring, Hitting Nearly 100,000 EmployeesForbes - 5 Feb 2019 04:01
In Alphabet's fourth quarter earnings, the company reported an increase in spending, as well as aggressive hiring.
Google to invest $1 bn to build new offices in New York; hire 7,000 workersBusiness Standard - 18 Dec 2018 02:50
The announcement comes weeks after both Amazon and Apple made known their individual expansion projects in the Big Apple
Google employees raise more than $200,000 in pledges for strike fundThe Verge - 30 Nov 2018 01:29
A prominent Google employee said today that workers had pledged more than $100,000 for a strike fund, an amount she would also match, following more news about the company's controversial plans for... China. Earlier today, The Intercept published a new report about Google's plans to build a censored search engine in China. The report detailed executives' response to internal dissent about the project, and included concerns from engineers who said they felt the security and privacy process had been sidelined. In response, Liz Fong-Jones, a Google worker and employee advocate, said on Twitter that Google employees should consider how workers would respond if executives overrode recommendations from the safety and privacy team. "Google's S&P...
Google to face worldwide protests on November 27 over censored search engineMashable - 27 Nov 2018 03:50
Google might just have to get used to protests. Weeks after Google employees around the globe walked out of offices in protest of the company's handling of claims of sexual misconduct, the Mountain... View-based search giant is about to face yet another worldwide protest. This time, however, Amnesty International is coming for it. The planned demonstrations aim to highlight Google's efforts, codenamed Dragonfly, to build a censored Chinese search engine. It's all set to go down on Nov. 27, reports The Intercept, and Amnesty International is not playing around. The NGO launched a petition calling on Google to cease its Dragonfly project, and a scathing satirical Google recruiting video.
Google Contractors Say Reporting Process for Sexual Misconduct Remains FlawedGizmodo - 9 Nov 2018 03:55
Last week, thousands of Google staffers walked out of their offices and into the streets in what is perhaps the largest collective protest of tech workers in history. The demonstration, which included... Google offices across several continents, was sparked by reports that the company offered lucrative exit packages to...
Google Employees Stage Walkouts Over Handling of HarassmentThe New York Times - 1 Nov 2018 16:48
Workers in the tech company's offices around the world protested on Thursday against how it has handled cases of sexual harassment and misconduct.
Alphabet Earnings: Google And Other Revenues In Focus As Waymo Readies For RolloutForbes - 25 Oct 2018 16:39
Tech giant Alphabet reports third-quarter earnings after market close on Thursday, Oct. 25. Here's a look at what might be expected from the company's report.
Google's CEO Says Tests of Censored Chinese Search Engine Turned Out GreatWired - 16 Oct 2018 04:40
At WIRED's 25th anniversary festival, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company would be able to serve more than 99 percent of queries.