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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 6:06 p.m.

Google’s Nest home alarm system has microphone it forgot to mention

Google said Wednesday it forgot to mention that it included a microphone in its Nest Secure home alarm system, the latest privacy flub by one of the tech industry’s leading …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

Google self-driving spinoff Waymo to put factory in Michigan to produce autonomous cars

Google’s self-driving car spinoff Waymo said Tuesday it will bring a factory to Michigan, creating up to 400 jobs at what it describes as the world’s first plant “100 percent” …


France fines Google nearly $57 million for first major violation of new European privacy regime

Google has been fined nearly $57 million by French regulators for violating Europe’s tough new data-privacy rules, marking the first major penalty brought against a U.S. tech giant since the …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 7:03 p.m.

Google considers building $600M data center in Minnesota

Google is looking into building a $600 million data center in central Minnesota that would be powered by two wind farms.


Google, Facebook to pay $450K for Washington state violation

Google and Facebook have agreed to pay $455,000 to settle allegations that they failed to keep proper records about who was paying for campaign ads on their sites, Washington state …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 3:54 p.m.

Google, Facebook to pay $450K for Washington state violation

Google and Facebook have agreed to pay $455,000 to settle allegations that they failed to keep proper records about who was paying for campaign ads on their sites, Washington state …


Motley Fool: Google this stock

If you’re searching for a strong and growing company with a stock that isn’t terribly overvalued right now, take a look at Google parent company Alphabet


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

Hints of Democratic agenda as Google CEO testifies

Google CEO Sundar Pichai – and other tech executives who may be watching – got hints Tuesday of what issues they can expect to face as Democrats take control of …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 7:32 p.m.

Silicon Valley East: Google plans $1B expansion in New York

Google is planning a major expansion in New York City, announcing Monday it will spend more than $1 billion on a new office complex that will allow the internet search …


Google tightens political ad rules ahead of Europe elections

Google said Thursday it’s expanding stricter political advertising requirements to the European Union as part of efforts to curb misinformation and increase transparency ahead of the bloc’s elections next year.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘We have to admit when the free market is not working’

Apple chief executive Tim Cook argued in an interview with Axios that aired on HBO Sunday that the tech industry’s approach to privacy reflects a failure of the free market, …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 5:06 p.m.

Google bows to worker pressure on sexual misconduct policy

Google is promising to be more forceful and open about its handling of sexual misconduct cases, a week after thousands of high-paid engineers and others walked out in protest over …


Tool around the amazing Red Planet without leaving home

Google Mars lets you explore the Red Planet without the 140-million-mile journey.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 4:05 p.m.

Google employees walk out to protest treatment of women

Carrying signs with messages such as “Don’t be evil,” several hundred Google employees around the world briefly walked off the job Thursday in a protest against what they said is …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 4:56 p.m.

Google to give away $25 million to fund humane AI projects

Google will give away $25 million to projects that propose ways to use the artificial intelligence of computers to help create a more humane society.


Google bows out of Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud-computing race

Google will not compete for a $10 billion opportunity to build the Defense Department’s cloud-computing infrastructure, the company said Tuesday, saying the project could conflict with its corporate values regarding …


Google brings camera twists, bigger screens to Pixel phones

The third generation of Pixel phones unveiled Tuesday at an event in New York features screens that span from one edge to another. It’s the first time Google has embraced …


Why you can’t always trust your handy map app

For centuries, people have relied on maps to figure out where they are and where they’re going. But today’s digital maps – seemingly more precise than ever –aren’t always as …


Google at 20: Tech giant unveils three big shifts in search

Google, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this week, on Monday looked to the future as it unveiled three big shifts in search that appear to take aim at some …


Seattle trucking-tech company Convoy gets $185 million delivery

Seattle tech startup Convoy, which connects truckers to companies that need freight moved, has raised $185 million in a financing round led by an investment fund connected to Google.


Too much screen time? New phone controls for you and kids

Apple and Google want to help you spend less time on their phones – really. Like that time you checked Facebook at 3 a.m. Stats don’t lie.


Molly Roberts: It’s finally Google’s day of reckoning

If you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re probably on the menu – and if you have a seat but don’t sit in it, you may be in …


Google case set to examine if EU data rules extend globally

Google is going to Europe’s top court in its legal fight against an order requiring it to extend “right to be forgotten” rules to its search engines globally.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter pledge to defend against foreign intrusion

Facebook and Twitter executives assured Congress on Wednesday that they are aggressively working to root out foreign attempts to sow discord in America, and they pledged to better protect their …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 3:26 p.m.

Sen. Orrin Hatch wants the FTC to investigate Google

A prominent Republican senator on Thursday urged U.S. competition regulators to reopen an investigation into Google and its practices in online search and digital advertising.


Rights groups to Google: No censored search in China

More than a dozen human rights groups are urging Google not to offer censored internet search in China, amid reports it is planning to again provide the service in the …


How Google search results work

Political leanings don’t factor into Google’s search algorithm. But the authoritativeness of page links that the algorithm spits out and the perception of thousands of human raters do.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 3:21 p.m.

Trump takes on Google in complaints about social media

President Donald Trump promised Tuesday to address what he says is the “very serious situation” of social media companies “suppressing” conservative voices and “hiding information” and good news.


Google refused order to release data. Will other companies bow under pressure?

Earlier this year, a federal judge signed a search warrant for a windfall of private information to help find the robber responsible for a string of crimes in southern Maine.


Google clarifies it tracks users who pause location history

Google has changed a help page that erroneously described how its “Location History” setting works, clarifying for users that it still tracks their location even if they turn the setting …