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Google Issues Warning For Chrome Users

Google says its Chrome browser is vulnerable to a dangerous hack.

 | Scripps News Staff

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YouTube Bans Vaccine Misinformation

The platform is removing misinformation about any vaccine that's been approved by health regulators and is currently being administered.

 | AP

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Google Maps Expands Crowded Transit Feature

According to the new feature​New York City, Atlanta, San Francisco, Boston and D.C. have the most crowded commutes in the U.S.

 | Scripps News Staff

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Google Will Stop Political Ads After Election

Google said the ban will last at least about a week.

 | Bailey Vogt

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Google Sued By Department of Justice Over Search Engine

The investigation into Google alleges that its search engine stifled competition to capture 90% of the general search business.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Justice Department Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google

The DOJ is accusing the tech company of using its search engine and business agreements to stifle competition and harm consumers.

 | Gage Jackson

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DOJ To File Anti-Trust Lawsuit Against Google

The company has long been criticized for allegedly abusing its dominance as an online search engine and advertising platform.

 | Scripps News Staff

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Cheaper Smartphones Have Spurred Huge Sales For Big Tech Companies

Apple and Google have made an effort to release more price-friendly smartphones by relying on cheaper hardware and less parts.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Google Accidentally Rolls Out Extra Listening Feature On Speakers

Google accidentally rolled out this feature during a software update. The company says it's since been disabled.

 | Nathan Byrne

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Some Google Employees Can Work From Home Until July 2021

CEO Sundar Pichai said the global, voluntary option is available for employees who don't need to be in the office.

 | Johannah Grenaway

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Google Faces $5B Suit For Allegedly Tracking Private Internet Browsing

A lawsuit seeking class-action status accuses the company of tracking users' internet use while they were in "Incognito" mode.

 | Gage Jackson

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Tech, Privacy Issues May Limit Adoption Of COVID Contact Tracing Apps

Apple and Google make 99% of all smartphone software and could push tracing tech to most devices. But not everyone is willing to use it.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Google Asks North American Staff To Work Remotely Due To Coronavirus

Apple, Facebook and other tech giants have also asked Bay Area and Seattle employees to work remotely due to coronavirus concerns.

 | Briana Koeneman

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French Watchdog Fines Google $166 Million For Unfair Ad Regulations

The watchdog found that a company was suspended after violating Google's rules, but that Google itself was allowed to run similar ads without penalty.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

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Google Co-Founders Step Down From CEO And President Roles At Alphabet

Larry Page and Sergey Brin said they're stepping down because "Alphabet and Google no longer need two CEOs and a President."

 | LeeAnne Lowry

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Google Partners With Health Care Company To Store Patient Data

A person purporting to have worked on the project says Google is uploading 50 million patients' data to the cloud without their consent.

 | Antoinette Miller

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Google To Acquire Fitbit In $2.1 Billion Agreement

Both companies announced the deal in separate press releases Friday.

 | Briana Koeneman

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'Unremovable' xHelper Malware Has Affected 45,000 Android Devices

It not only spams users with pop-up ads, but the app reinstalls itself after being deleted.

 | Adam Elrashidi

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Google Doesn't Have To Apply 'Right To Be Forgotten' Outside Of The EU

The European Court of Justice said there is no obligation under EU law for a search engine operator to implement the rule beyond the EU member states.

 | Briana Koeneman

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Tech Giants Face New Antitrust Investigation, This Time From State AGs

While most antitrust probes exist at the federal level, some of the most successful antitrust tech cases have had input from state attorneys general.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Google Unveils New Workplace Guidelines, Bans Political Talk

The new community guidelines say Google employees are discouraged from engaging in a "raging debate over politics or the latest news story."

 | Stephanie Sandoval

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FEC Asks Trump To Stop Making 'Baseless' Allegations Of Voter Fraud

FEC Chair Ellen Weintraub says the president's repeated allegations of voter fraud are damaging to democracy.

 | Adam Elrashidi

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Google Pledges $1B To Housing Crisis That Critics Say It Helped Create

The company announced a $1 billion investment in San Francisco Bay Area housing, promising to add 20,000 homes in 10 years.

 | Cristina Mutchler

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Independent Research Could Help Social Media Counter More Hate Speech

Most social media companies report how effective their content management is, but experts think it could be more transparent.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Irish Privacy Regulator Launches Investigation Into Google

The Data Protection Commission opened an inquiry into Google Ireland Limited's "processing of personal data in the context of its online Ad Exchange."

 | Briana Koeneman

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EU Slaps Google With Another Massive Antitrust Fine

On Wednesday, the European Commission ordered the tech giant to fork over about $1.7 billion for "abusive practices in online advertising."

 | Briana Koeneman

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Google Denies Accusations It's Working For China's Military

The tech giant issued a statement in response to President Trump's claim it was helping China while refusing to help the U.S. military.

 | Nnamdi Egwuonwu

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Google Didn't Notify Users Its Nest Alarm System Has A Microphone

It was only after Google announced a voice-assistant update to the Nest Guard that users learned of a built-in microphone.

 | Ahmed Jawadi

Google CEO Sundar Pichai

Google CEO Defends Company's Privacy Practices Before House Lawmakers

In a House committee hearing, Sundar Pichai was asked about how Google tracks location data and if it's biased against conservative voices.

 | Cristina Mutchler

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Google Pulls Out Of Pentagon's $10 Billion Contract Contest

The Pentagon's program - Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI - is a giant cloud system for government data.

 | Katie Cammarata