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Australia probes claim Google harvests data, consumers pay

Australia probes claim Google harvests data, consumers pay

The Australian investigations stem from allegations made by Oracle Corp in a report provided as part of an Australian review into the impact that Google and Facebook have on the advertising market.

EU plan to make internet giants pay for news hailed

EU plan to make internet giants pay for news hailed

Officials are hammering out an overhaul of EU copyright rules against the backdrop of free online news that has decimated earnings for traditional media companies.

EU piles pressure on social media over fake news

EU piles pressure on social media over fake news

The European Commission will draw up an EU-wide Code of Practice on Disinformation by July with measures to prevent the spread of fake news such as increasing scrutiny of advertisement placements.

Google overhauls Gmail to lure businesses away from Microsoft

Google overhauls Gmail to lure businesses away from Microsoft

It is Google's most extensive update to software in its G Suite workplace bundle since accelerating efforts to steal business from Microsoft Corp's dominant Office workplace software suite.

YouTube deletes 5mn videos for content violation

YouTube deletes 5mn videos for content violation

YouTube, owned by Alphabet Inc's Google, deleted about 5 million videos from its platform for content policy violations in last year's fourth quarter before any viewers saw them, it said in a new report that highlighted its response to pressure to better police its online community.

Lying eyes: Google engineer developing tool to spot fake video

Lying eyes: Google engineer developing tool to spot fake video

In an era replete with fake news stories, you might expect video evidence to provide a clearer picture of the truth.

Female suspect dead, several hurt in YouTube shooting

Female suspect dead, several hurt in YouTube shooting

California news outlets late on Tuesday said she appeared to be a vegan-themed content creator who has raged against YouTube on her personal website for what she saw as censorship of her videos.

Pinterest hires former Google exec as its first COO

Pinterest hires former Google exec as its first COO

Image-based searching and sharing website Pinterest on Tuesday appointed Francoise Brougher, a former executive at Alphabet Inc, as its first chief operating officer.

Google takes on Snapchat with its own 'Stories' format

Google takes on Snapchat with its own 'Stories' format

Content for its "AMP stories" initially comes from outlets like CNN, The Washington Post, Conde Nast, Wired and US People magazine.

Soros to Google, Facebook: 'Your days are numbered'

Soros to Google, Facebook: 'Your days are numbered'

During an annual dinner he hosts at the World Economic Forum, Soros turned his sights on a host of subjects including US President Donald Trump and the speculation frenzy surrounding the bitcoin cryptocurrency.

Google 'cloud' grows with new undersea data cables

Google 'cloud' grows with new undersea data cables

Google on Tuesday said it is adding three new undersea data cables as it continues to bulk up its ability to power cloud services around the world.

Australia to probe Facebook, Google over media disruption

Australia to probe Facebook, Google over media disruption

Australia's competition regulator said on Monday it would investigate whether US online giants Facebook and Alphabet Inc's Google have disrupted the news media market to the detriment of publishers and consumers.