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Google launches new anti-misinformation project in India

Google’s Jigsaw subsidiary is launching a new anti-misinformation project in India, aimed at preventing misleading information that has been blamed for inciting violence, a top executive said. The initiative will use “prebunking” videos – designed to counter false claims before they become widespread – circulated on the company’s YouTube platform …

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Google, Amazon workers to hold Day of Action protest against $1.2bn deal with Israel

Hundreds of employees of the American tech giants Google and Amazon will hold a protest rally on Thursday against their companies’ recent billion-dollar deal with the Israeli regime. The employees will hold their “Day of Action,” which is part of the #NoTechforApartheid movement, on September 8, demanding the cancelation of …

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Google Issues Warning For Billions Of Chrome Users

Google has confirmed multiple new vulnerabilities have been discovered in Chrome that impact the browser across all major platforms. Here’s everything you need to know to stay safe. Google confirmed the vulnerabilities on its Chrome blog post, revealing 30 new security flaws have been discovered in Chrome, seven of which …

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EU law targets Big Tech over hate speech, disinformation

Big tech companies like Google and Facebook parent Meta will have to police their platforms more strictly to better protect European users from hate speech, disinformation and other harmful online content under landmark EU legislation approved early Saturday. European Union officials clinched the agreement in principle on the Digital Services …

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Google restricts ad targeting of under-18s

Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google is blocking ad targeting based on the age, gender or interests of people under 18, the company said on Tuesday. It also said it would turn off its “location history” feature, which tracks location data, for users under 18 globally. It will further expand the types …

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Zoom agrees to settle privacy lawsuit for $85 million

Zoom, the video conferencing firm, has agreed to settle a class-action US privacy lawsuit for $85 million, it said Sunday. The suit charged that Zoom’s sharing of users’ personal data with Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn was a breach of privacy for millions. While Zoom denied wrongdoing, it did agree to …

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Japan to Launch Antitrust Investigation Into Google, Apple’s Activities, Reports Say

The Japanese government will probe the activities of US tech giants, Apple and Google, amid alleged antitrust violations, the newspaper Nikkei has reported. According to the media outlet, citing sources, a government panel will be formed this month to investigate the connection between domestic smartphone manufacturers and US companies. Currently, …

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Google fined $270 million in France

Google fined $270 million in France for unfair advertising practices Google will pay a €220 million ($270 million) fine and make changes to its huge online advertising business as part of an antitrust settlement with French regulators. The penalty comes as the tech giant faces multiple US suits over anti-competitive …

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