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Google paid $45 million to alleged “sex pests”
Published in News

The cost of making things go away

Google has paid millions to former directors who were accused of being sex pests at work and shareholders and staff are furious.

Google researchers find new flaws in Mac programming
Published in PC Hardware

BuggyCow eats
Mac operating system

Google's bug-hunting researchers known as Project Zero have revealed a fresh zero-day vulnerability in macOS called "BuggyCow".

Google AI team comes up with deep learning library
Published in AI

GPipe open sourced

Google's AI research division has open-sourced GPipe, a library for "efficiently" training deep neural networks (layered functions modelled after neurons) using Lingvo, a TensorFlow framework for sequence modelling.

Google employees discover censored search project
Published in News

Despite management assurances, they didn't kill the dragonfly

Google employees have found out that despite the company’s assurances it is developing a plan to launch a censored search engine in China.

Google rolls back ad-blocker autocracy
Published in News
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 11:41

Google rolls back ad-blocker autocracy

Backtracking in the face of evidence

Google has rolled back plans to ban rival ad-blocking extensions from its Chrome software after it was revealed that its claims that they were a network hit proved bogus.

Germany looks at Google tax
Published in News
Friday, 15 February 2019 11:45

Germany looks at Google tax

Just for foreigners

Germany’s finance ministry is looking at a 15 percent special tax on online advertising revenue collected by foreign internet companies such as Google or Facebook.

Google pays EU more in fines than in tax
Published in News
Thursday, 07 February 2019 12:08

Google pays EU more in fines than in tax

Must be cheaper not to pay

Search engine Google is paying the EU more in fines than it does in tax.

Google plans to bump off the URL
Published in News
Thursday, 31 January 2019 10:43

Google plans to bump off the URL


And make a fortune

Search engine outfit Google's plan to make a fortune increase security by bumping off the URL is gathering pace.

France orders Google to surrender $57 million
Published in News

First head rolls under GDPR rules

French regulators have fined Google nearly $57 million for violating Europe’s strict new data privacy rules.

Fossil Group flogs smartwatch tech to Google
Published in IoT

Banks $40 million

Fossil Group is flogging its intellectual property related to a smartwatch technology currently under development to Google for $40 million.