Tag: Google

Google Goes Global With 10 Events for New Pixel Phones

Alphabet’s Google will unveil the third edition of its Pixel smartphone at 10 media events across the world on Tuesday, a hint that it is prepared to expand geographic distribution of a device it hopes someday is as popular as Apple’s iPhone. Google’s free Android software operates most of the world’s smartphones. But the

EU Pushes Internet Firms to Remove Extremist Content in 1 Hour

The European Commission will propose new laws on Wednesday giving Google, Facebook, Twitter and other Internet companies one hour to remove extremist content or face fines. The Commission told such companies in March that they had three months to show they were removing extremist content more rapidly or face legislation forcing them to do

Google Removes Russian Opposition Leader’s YouTube Ad

Google removed a YouTube advert by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny after authorities complained that the videos would violate an election silence law before Sunday’s vote for regional governors, an aide to Navalny said on Saturday. The series of YouTube videos featured Navalny inviting Russians to join demonstrations on Sunday, when polls suggest

Google Pixel 3 XL Spotted Left Behind in a Lyft Cab; FCC Listings of Both Models Surface

Google Pixel 3 XL, the successor to last year’s Pixel 2 XL, last week appeared on public transit in Canada. But now, it has been alleged that someone left a pre-production unit of the Pixel 3 XL in a Lyft cab. The latest revelation shows the back of the upcoming handset along with a Google

Google Finds Security Flaw in Fortnite Android Installer; Epic Games Fixes Issue

Google discovered a security flaw in the Fortnite for Android installer that Epic Games released as its way to bypass the Google Play store. Earlier this month, Epic Games and Google had confirmed that the popular game will be skipping the Google Play and instead will be available via a client known as the Fortnite Installer. However, the installer was

Google Sued for Unwanted Tracking of Phone Locations

A lawsuit filed in federal court here accuses Google of invading people’s privacy by tracking the whereabouts of smartphones users despite “location history” settings being turned off. The suit filed Friday by a California man seeks unspecified damages along with class-action status to represent all US iPhone or Android smartphone users who

Google’s Location Tracking Violates 2011 Order, Privacy Group Tells FTC

A privacy group said in a letter sent to the Federal Trade Commission on Friday that Google has violated the terms of a 2011 settlement because of practices exposed in an Associated Press report this week. The Electronic Privacy Information Center said in the letter to the FTC that Google’s recording of time-stamped location

As Google, Facebook Dominate Online Advertising, Independent Ad Firms Struggle: Report

The dominance of Google and Facebook of digital advertising has led to the number of independent and smaller ad tech companies falling 21 percent since 2013 to 185 in the second quarter of 2018, the media reported. According to a report in The New York Times on Sunday, venture capital money going into ad-tech

Google Pixel 3 XL Spotted in the Wild, Specifications Tipped on AnTuTu, Retail Box Components Leaked

Google’s upcoming models for its Pixel series have been leaked extensively and now fresh images show the Pixel 3 XL in a working condition, its retail box, and its internal components as well. The images reveal that the Pixel 3 XL will continue to sport a single rear camera setup, a rear fingerprint