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Facebook and Google monitoring porn use
Published in News


Data leak detected

Researchers at Microsoft, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pennsylvania who had nothing better to do looked at 22,484 porn sites and found that 93 per cent of them were leaking data to a third party.

Google suspends email alerts
Published in News
Friday, 05 July 2019 12:13

Google suspends email alerts


Broke NZ court suppression

Google has suspended an email alerting system in New Zealand after the government told it to stop being evil and messing up a murder case.

India investigates Google
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 01 July 2019 11:49

India investigates Google


Playing monoply

Google appears to have misused its dominant position in India and reduced the ability of device manufacturers to opt for alternate versions of its Android mobile operating system.

Western spooks hacked the Russian Google
Published in News


For the LOLs

Hackers working for Western intelligence agencies broke into Russian internet search company Yandex in late 2018 deploying malware in an attempt to spy on user accounts.

Google gives up on tablets
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 21 June 2019 11:12

Google gives up on tablets


It turns out they are pretty pointless

Search engine Google has finally admitted that tablets are pretty pointless and has given up making them.

Google takes over RCS
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 12:50

Google takes over RCS


Can’t wait for telcos

Google has taken over the rollout of RCS, the replacement for SMS texting, after giving up on waiting for the telcos to roll it out.

Huawei seeks to populate its own app store
Published in News


Inviting Play Store developers to sign up

Huawei is inviting Google Play Store developers to publish their apps on its own AppGallery app store after Google locked Huawei out of its Android updates.

Google buys Looker
Published in Cloud
Friday, 07 June 2019 11:07

Google buys Looker


Regulators? who cares about regulators and privacy watchdogs

Search engine outfit Google has agreed to buy Looker, a business intelligence platform, for $2.6 billion in cash to bolster its cloud computing division by providing customers with more powerful data analytics.

Google reveals Stadia price and more details
Published in Gaming

 
Launching in November for $9.99 a month

At its first Stadia Connect online stream, Google has revealed full details regarding its online gaming streaming service, including the $9.99 price, November launch date, 30+ games, and plenty of other details.

Apple orders developers to snub Google and Facebook
Published in News


Developers might have to obey if they want their app approved

Fruity cargo cult Apple is ordering developers who want to sell on its App store that they must always place its login button above Google or Facebook.