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Google Blocks YouTube on Amazon’s Echo Show and Fire TV

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The cold war between Google and Amazon appears to be heating up today. After a series of disagreements over how Amazon is accessing YouTube content, ...

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Google Will Stop Reading Your Email to Target Ads

One of Google’s most controversial practices over the years has been the automated scanning of email contents. Google used that data to target ads inside Gmail, which it places at the top of the list in your social and promotions ...

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Police get warrant for entire Minnesota city’s Google searches in wire fraud case

People expect a certain degree of privacy online, but records of your movement across the internet are stored in various repositories. Police from the Minnesota city of Edina have obtained a wide-ranging court order that grants them access to a ...

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Google Brain’s neural-net AI dreams up its own encryption strategy

It’s fun to write about developments in artificial intelligence like they’re harbingers of an impending AIpocalypse. Jokes about our new robot overlords notwithstanding, computers are getting scary smart these days, and it’s not always flattering to compare humans with AI. The ...

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Google quietly changed its privacy policy, no longer promises to anonymize your personal information when selling ads

For years, researchers have discussed how the “anonymizing” various companies claim to perform on the data they gather is poor and can be easily reversed. Over the last few years, we’ve seen multiple companies respond to these problems by refusing ...

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Strung out: Google Fiber reportedly slashing staff, may kill future expansions

For four years, Google Fiber has offered a high-speed Internet access alternative. The impact of its $ 70-for-gigabit-fiber plans has been enormous — competitors like AT&T, Comcast, and Time Warner have all variously slashed prices and improved their access speeds ...

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Google cuts Chrome power consumption, but Microsoft still thinks you should use Edge

Over the past few months, Microsoft has taken potshots at Google for high power consumption under Chrome. As we’ve discussed, there’s truth to the company’s statements. Independent tests have regularly demonstrated that Chrome uses more power than Microsoft Edge, Internet ...

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Pokémon Go is a roaring success — so why did Google spin off the company that developed it?

Pokémon Go is officially a smash hit. Nintendo’s stock has risen an eye-watering 54% since the title launched. Early fears that the game demanded access to iOS accounts have been resolved, and while we’ve seen some significant hiccups related to ...

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Google will warn users away from fake download buttons, social engineering

Share This article The web today is a vastly different place from the Internet I first explored courtesy of AOL and Netscape Navigator back in 1997. One thing that hasn’t changed in two decades, however, is the use of fake ...

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Google exec: ISIS must be driven from the open web

Share This article Google’s “head of ideas” Jared Cohen declared this week that ISIS must be driven from the so-called “open web,” and forced to rely on dark web services and the Tor network if the world is serious about ...

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