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  1. Jamie McKane

    Google faces renewed scrutiny from US investigators

    Google faces renewed scrutiny from US investigators U.S. antitrust enforcers are examining Google’s conduct in the online shopping comparison market as they continue their probe of the search giant. Richard Stables, chief executive officer of the shopping comparison site Kelkoo Group, said he...
  2. Jamie McKane

    Google founders stepping down at Alphabet

    Google founders stepping down at Alphabet Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are stepping down as leaders of parent company Alphabet Inc., ending day-to-day involvement as regulators intensify scrutiny of an internet industry the two men helped create. Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google...
  3. Jamie McKane

    Google launches new Pixelbook Go portable laptop

    Google launches new Pixelbook Go portable laptop Google unveiled its new PixelBook Go Chromebook at its Made By Google event, offering powerful hardware in a portable form factor. The device runs Chrome OS and features a 13.3-inch touchscreen with an impressive battery designed.
  4. Jamie McKane

    Huawei smartphones lose bootleg access to Google apps

    Huawei smartphones lose bootleg access to Google apps One of Huawei Technologies Co.’s biggest trade war headaches has just gotten worse, as an unofficial workaround to the Trump administration ban on using Google apps and services has been quashed. Security researcher John Wu published an...
  5. Jamie McKane

    Google faces anti-trust probe over DNS-over-HTTPS

    Google faces anti-trust probe over DNS-over-HTTPS Representatives in the US Congress are worried about Google’s intention to implement a new Internet Protocol that could possibly give them an unfair competitive advantage in Internet advertising, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal...
  6. Jamie McKane

    Google to spend $3 billion on European data centres

    Google to spend $3 billion on European data centres Google will invest 3 billion euros ($3.3 billion) over the next two years to expand its server farms across Europe. The investments take its total spend on European data centres to 15 billion euros since 2007, Google Chief Executive Officer...
  7. Jamie McKane

    Google is working on Incognito Mode for Maps

    Google is working on Incognito Mode for Maps Google is currently testing an Incognito Mode for its Maps navigation app, XDA Developers reports. The feature was added in the latest update for the Android version of the Maps Preview app and is available in closed beta to testers who are part of...
  8. Jamie McKane

    Google to prioritise original reporting

    Google to prioritise original reporting Google announced an update to its search algorithm to prioritise news articles that it considers to be original reporting. "While we typically show the latest and most comprehensive version of a story in news results, we've made changes to our products...
  9. Jamie McKane

    Google hackers find major iPhone security flaw

    Google hackers find major iPhone security flaw On the same day Apple Inc. revealed the date for its latest iPhone event, Google’s privacy team said it had discovered a two-year long vulnerability in the phone-maker’s software. The bug targeted a small number of websites. Simply visiting those...
  10. Jamie McKane

    Google to shut down Hire platform

    Google to shut down Hire platform Google has announced that it will shut down its Hire job application tracking system. The company said in a post on its support website that while Hire was successful, Google will focus its efforts on other products in its Cloud portfolio.
  11. Jamie McKane

    Google shuts down Mobile Network Insights service

    Google shuts down Mobile Network Insights service Google has shut down a service which tracked smartphone location data and signal strength to show network providers information weak spots in their coverage. This previously unknown service, which Google called Mobile Network Insights, tracked...
  12. Jamie McKane

    1.5% of passwords are unsafe - Google

    1.5% of passwords are unsafe - Google Google has published research highlighting that 1.5% of Chrome users are accessing websites with unsafe passwords. The company has come to this conclusion after inspecting data from over 650,000 people who have used its Password Checkup extension.
  13. Jamie McKane

    Google now lets users log in with your fingerprint instead of a password

    Google now lets users log in with your fingerprint instead of a password Google has launched a new feature which allows Android smartphone users to sign in to some Google services using the fingerprint sensor on their device instead of entering their password. According to a support page on...
  14. Jamie McKane

    Google plans to bring "fast Wi-Fi for everyone" to South Africa

    Google plans to bring "fast Wi-Fi for everyone" to South Africa Google is planning to bring Google Station, which aims to provide "fast Wi-Fi for everyone", to South Africa. Google Station is a platform which makes it easy to roll out safe and protected Wi-Fi hotspots in public places by...
  15. Jamie McKane

    European privacy rules have little effect on Facebook and Google

    European privacy rules have little effect on Facebook and Google The European Commission is largely happy with the first year of its sweeping digital privacy rules. Evidence mounts, however, that the General Data Protection Directive, or GDPR, as applied today hurts smaller firms and has no...
  16. Jamie McKane

    Google finds a way out of "Wi-Spy" lawsuit

    Google finds a way out of "Wi-Spy" lawsuit Google is poised to pay a modest $13 million to end a 2010 privacy lawsuit that was once called the biggest U.S. wiretap case ever and threatened the internet giant with billions of dollars in damages. The settlement would close the books on a scandal...
  17. Jamie McKane

    Google removes stalkerware from Play Store

    Google removes stalkerware from Play Store Google has pulled seven Android apps from its Play Store after researchers at Avast identified that they were designed to enable stalking. The apps were likely designed by a Russian developer to allow people to stalk employees, romantic partners, or...
  18. Jamie McKane

    Google grilled over toxic content

    Google grilled over toxic content U.S. senators used a Congressional hearing on Tuesday to push the idea of overhauling a law that protects YouTube, Facebook and other internet services from being sued for the content users post. The Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing, led by Senator Ted...
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    !!!WARNING: This is a Rant!!! JVC Smart Android TVs

    JVC Smart TVs are a utter bunch of (honky horn) crap. Purchased one the 11-06-2019 - Damn android is not certified. Play store does not open just a plain (retry error), DSTV now does not work(not google certified device Error), and streaming applications all close after about a minute of...
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