Tag: Google

Google Shuts Down Censored ‘Dragonfly’ Chinese Search Engine Project After Internal Confrontation: Report

Facing widespread criticism over its “censored” Search engine for the Chinese market, Google has reportedly shut down a data collection system that was key to develop the search project code-named “Dragonfly”. According to a report in The Intercept on Tuesday, the move comes after hundreds of Googleemployees raised internal complaints that the project

Google, Disney Enter Global Online Ads Partnership

Google has said it will now power advertising for Disney’s collection of brands and properties — including Disney, ABC, ESPN, Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars — across multiple channels, including live streaming and direct-to-consumer content offerings. As part of a global strategic relationship with Google, Disney will bring its entire global digital video

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 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