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Google staff demand oversight of China search engine plan

Google staff demand oversight of China search engine plan

Chief Executive Sundar Pichai told a company-wide meeting that development is in an early stage.

Google developing censor-friendly search engine for China

Google developing censor-friendly search engine for China

Google is crafting a search engine that would meet China's draconian censorship rules, a company employee told AFP on Thursday, in a move decried by human rights activists.

Google to appeal record $5bn EU antitrust fine

Google to appeal record $5bn EU antitrust fine

The penalty is nearly double the previous record of 2.4bn euros which the US company was ordered to pay last year over its online shopping search service.

Google parent 'graduates' moonshot projects Loon, Wing

Google parent 'graduates' moonshot projects Loon, Wing

Google parent Alphabet announced Tuesday it was raising the profile of two ‘moonshot’ projects -- one for drone delivery and the other for global internet connectivity with balloons.

Google to invest $550 mn in Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com

Google to invest $550 mn in Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com

Google will invest $550 million in Chinese e-commerce powerhouse JD.com, part of the US internet giant's efforts to expand its presence in fast-growing Asian markets and battle rivals including Amazon.com.

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.