Tag: Google

Google’s Pixel Camera Will Support External Microphones Starting This Week

One of the highlights of Google’s Pixel family of handsets is camera performance. If you have not done so already, check out some photos we recently took with the Pixel 3 as a preview to the full review. We like what we see so far, though like previous Pixel devices, the default camera app does not support external microphones. […]

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Google Says It’s Killing the Tired Social Media Platform Google+

Google will be shutting down their social media platform Google+ over a software bug that exposed the private personal information of around 500,000 users. The company announced Monday that it would permanently close down Google+ as part of their Project Strobe initiative, which aims to protect user data and improve third-party APIs. The decision comes […]

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APPLE AND GOOGLE ASKED WHETHER THEY SECRETLY SPY ON USERS BY US LAWMAKERS

Apple and Google must tell users how much they are spying on them, according to US lawmakers. The Energy and Commerce Committee has written to the heads of both companies to demand they make clear whether iPhones and Android devices are collecting information about their users, and how that data is used. The letters suggest that […]

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GOOGLE NEWS: HOW DOES THE SEARCH GIANT’S HEADLINE AGGREGATOR WORK?

Google News is checked by millions of people on a daily basis looking for quick access to a range of coverage of a given event or issue. It was founded by software developer Krishna Bharat in 2002 in response to the scramble for news that followed the attacks on the World Trade Centre on 11 September […]

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GOOGLE ACCIDENTALLY REVEALS NAMES OF RAPE VICTIMS DESPITE LAW

Google has been inadvertently revealing the names of rape victims that should remain secret. Searching for details of certain cases can bring up predictions that reveal details of those cases that are confidential. Victims in rape cases are supposed to remain confidential forever, even if the accused is found not guilty. A number of examples […]

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Google Translate’s AI is doing something incredibly creepy and nobody is totally sure why

Never trust a computer for anything’ is a great piece of personal advice. Stick to analogue, where it’s safe and nothing can hurt you. Computers, they’re the scary ones – particularly when they’ve got a ghost in them and they are prophesying the coming apocalypse by spouting rambling religious doctrine. Which is what Google Translate […]

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Facebook and Google are ‘digital sweat factories’, EU data watchdog says

The European Union’s data watchdog has compared Google and Facebook to “digital sweat factories” where nobody is allowed to clock out. European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli made the criticism in reference to the way internet companies depend on constantly farming people’s personal data. Mr Buttarelli said: “The digital information ecosystem farms people for their attention, ideas and […]

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Why Nokia and Microsoft Can Challenge Apple and Beat Google

Rob Enderle/IT Business Edge March 04, 2011 Nokia and Microsoft announced a strategic alliance that could define the futures of both firms. They had no choice because, right now, Apple is the company for both to beat. It isn’t Google with its Android offering, and you can confirm this by looking at the drama at Verizon and […]

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Google Chrome Users Installed Malicious AdBlockers 20M Times

Following an investigation conducted by internet security experts with AdGuard, Google has removed an assortment of fake and malicious AdBlockers from its Chrome Store, citing how the code hidden within their scripts may have been used to collect unauthorized information from users’ browsing sessions and manipulate the behavior of their browsers. “All the extensions I’ve highlighted […]

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Confirmed: No One Will Win the Google Lunar XPRIZE

Google partnered with the XPRIZE Foundation years ago to encourage innovative companies to shoot for the moon — literally. The Google Lunar XPRIZE offered $30 million in prizes to get private remote vehicles on the moon, but there were more bumps in the road than anyone expected. It started to look grim for the remaining competitors several […]

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