Stories tagged: Google
UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Though Facebook gets the attention because of a recent privacy gaffe, the social network is far from alone in collecting massive amounts of data on you to help marketers sell …
UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 7:11 p.m.
A federal appeals court has overturned a decision in a long-running legal battle over whether Google infringed on Oracle’s Java programming language to build its hugely popular mobile operating system, …
UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 9:54 a.m.
Google says it is going to ban advertisements for cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, as well as related content like trading advice and cryptocurrency wallets.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 2:31 p.m.
Google’s voice-activated assistant is branching out to Nest’s deluxe security camera in an expansion that may amplify the privacy concerns surrounding internet-connected microphones.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 3 p.m.
On Thursday, Google will begin using its Chrome browser to reshape the web by eradicating ads it deems annoying or otherwise detrimental to users. It just so happens that many …
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 9:57 a.m.
Nearly 300 companies, groups and individuals filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court this week in support of Microsoft in a case that has far-reaching implications for digital privacy across …
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 1:39 p.m.
Google says humans will now review video from its most popular YouTube creators after recent complaints.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 4:10 p.m.
In what’s becoming an annual tradition, the CES electronics trade show, being held this week in Las Vegas, has brought a flurry of announcements of new gadgets built to work …
Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
Amazon is angling for a truce in its two-year battle with Apple and Google over streaming gadgets: It says it is preparing to put Apple TV and Chromecast back on …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Google is pulling its popular YouTube video service from Amazon’s Fire TV and Echo Show devices in an escalating feud that has caught consumers in the crossfire.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 12:48 p.m.
Google, which prides itself on developing simple, intuitive software that seems to know what you want almost before you do, is finding itself in a very different world when it …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 6:56 p.m.
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission set out Tuesday to scrap rules around open internet access, a move that would allow giant cable and telecom companies to throttle broadband …
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 11 a.m.
Missouri’s attorney general announced Monday that his office is investigating Google for potential violations of the state’s consumer-protection and antitrust laws.
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 7:48 a.m.
IBM is increasing the pressure on Google in the battle to commercialize quantum computing technology.
Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
Nest’s new home security camera is supposed to be so smart that it can identify people it’s been introduced to.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
There were telltale signs of Russians using social media to meddle in last year’s U.S. elections long before tech companies wised up to it.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 6:44 p.m.
Lawmakers on Wednesday released a trove of Facebook ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and whip up tensions around divisive social issues.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 6:11 p.m.
As revelations emerged that Russian-linked accounts reached many more American voters than previously thought, Tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google on Tuesday defended their security measures and promised a Senate …
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 6 a.m.
Facebook’s strategy to stamp out fake news is struggling. The company outsources the process to third-party fact checkers who can only tackle a small fraction of the bogus news that …
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Facebook, Google and Amazon bolstered their lobbying spending in the past three months as Washington takes a closer look at the market power of some of America’s biggest tech companies.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 6:19 p.m.
Google’s parent company is throwing its financial support behind ride-hailing service Lyft, deepening its rift with market leader Uber.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
Target is jumping into voice-activated shopping as it deepens its relationship with Google, offering thousands of items found in the store except for perishables like fruit and milk.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 3:13 p.m.
Some of America’s most well-known companies are urging the Supreme Court to decide whether a federal law prohibits discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation. They ultimately want the court …
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 10:51 a.m.
Google for the first time has uncovered evidence that Russian operatives exploited the company’s platforms in an attempt to interfere in the 2016 election, according to people familiar with the …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 11:08 a.m.
In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged to send a “connectivity team” to help restore communications in ravaged Puerto Rico.
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017
As Americans grappled with the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the internet’s hateful troublemakers and trolls were hellbent on using the tragedy to further divide the nation.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Google on Wednesday unveiled new phones, smart speakers and other devices infused with artificial intelligence in its bid to claim the high ground against rivals Amazon and Apple.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 7:44 p.m.
Google put on a seminar in Coeur d’Alene on Monday to help small businesses optimize search results for their companies. Many of the tips are available online at
Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 11 a.m.
Google will try to help newspapers and other publishers boost subscriptions by ending a decade-old policy that required them to provide a limited amount of free content before people were …
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017
Driverless technologies are not to be coddled or promoted. Their development should be slow and sober.