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66th Day Of Lockdown

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Google could pick up stake in Vodafone Idea

A report in the Financial Times says Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is looking to buy 5 per cent stake in Vodafone's India business.

28 May 2020 11:26 PM

Did you know Google is tracking your location even if you opted not to share it? Lawsuit says so

The state of Arizona is taking Google to court after an investigation found it’s impossible to stop Google from tracking your movements.

28 May 2020 5:52 PM

Aussie papers go digital, downsize as COVID, unpaid content aggregation by Google, Facebook take toll

Ad revenue has declined making print operations unsustainable while Big Tech makes money on newspaper content without paying the publishers.

28 May 2020 4:43 PM

Amazon trucks could soon be self-driven: Ecommerce giant may buy robo-taxi startup Zoox, says WSJ

Zoox was founded in 2014 with a mission to build a “fleet of fully autonomous, battery electric, zero-emission vehicles".

27 May 2020 5:11 PM

Big technology firms should be stopped from turning the world into a China, Noam Chomsky says

He is referring to China's social credit system that tracks citizens to award/deduct points on a score determining one's access to services.

25 May 2020 5:08 PM

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IBM's new CEO Arvind Krishna, on a path to sharpen focus of company, cuts US jobs likely in thousands

The company will eliminate software and services that don’t align with its top two focus areas: cloud computing and artificial intelligence.

23 May 2020 7:35 PM

Work from home being sold as the new culture by tech giants Facebook, Google and Twitter

It enables companies to cut the cost of rent, power and other charges from maintaining an office

22 May 2020 4:54 PM

After a long wait, Google and Apple release their joint COVID app technology

It uses Bluetooth technology to detect when someone who downloaded the app has spent time near another app user who later tests positive.

21 May 2020 7:55 PM

Reminded of its climate change pledge, Google says it will stop building AI tools for oil extraction

Greenpeace report said Amazon, Microsoft, Google undermining their own climate pledges by partnering with Shell, BP, Chevron and ExxonMobil.

20 May 2020 7:45 PM

Not willing to let Google, Apple set terms, France building own government-monitored COVID app

France, Britain, Norway say government needs access data to combat virus whereas the tech firms say they are adhering to data privacy norms.

20 May 2020 4:21 PM

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Australian watchdog suggests boycott of Google, Facebook to force them to pay for news

The radical idea was among a series of possible bargaining tools put forward by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

19 May 2020 5:25 PM

As EU seeks accountability, Mark Zuckerberg urges approach that won't turn Big Tech into smaller firms

European Commission working on a Digital Service Act to curb powers of US big tech — even as Google, Facebook lobby hard against tough terms

19 May 2020 4:58 PM

Accused of stifling competition, Google slapped with antitrust cases in US

In 2013, the Federal Trade Commission closed an extensive investigation into Google’s alleged abuses without taking any action.

16 May 2020 4:50 PM

Can you believe America still uses fax machines?

Public health workers are collecting vital pandemic data over faxes and phone calls in a country that invented the internet

14 May 2020 7:11 PM

Covid consipracy theory video ‘Plandemic’ viewed by millions before Facebook, YouTube can take it down

Its spread illustrates how easy it is to use social media as a megaphone for dubious content, and how difficult for platforms to remove it.

13 May 2020 7:51 PM

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Women in US forced to depend on online pharmacies, googled instructions as abortion clinics stay shut

Abortions using mifepristone and misoprostol pills are safe but the real concern about self-managed abortion aren’t physical but legal.

10 May 2020 8:53 PM

Google abandons plan to build tech city where smart streets would melt snow and sensors manage traffic

Uncertainty in the real estate market of Toronto where it was planned has made the project unviable, Google affiliate Sidewalk Labs said.

08 May 2020 7:12 PM

Google ties up with Gates Foundation on digital payments for the unbanked, rivaling Facebook Libra

The open source software, Mojaloop, first established by Gates Foundation in 2017, is being tweaked for use by disadvantaged communities.

07 May 2020 2:03 PM

With Huawei ostracised in US, alliance of 30 firms including Google, Samsung call for open 5G systems

The group, including telecom operators Vodafone, AT&T and Verizon, says it wants to avoid depending on any single technology supplier.

06 May 2020 10:07 PM

Thought H-1B workers had made it? Turns out Google, Microsoft, other tech firms pay them below par

Report says 500,000 migrant workers in firms like Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Walmart, Qualcomm and Uber are paid salaries in lowest wage slabs

06 May 2020 3:52 PM

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