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  • Google calendar app down globally

    Alphabet Inc’s Google Calendar app users were unable to access their schedules on Tuesday as the app faced technical issues globally.

  • Google will give users more control over who tracks them online

    Google is tightening the rules for how websites track people who use its Chrome web browser, an effort to assure users it wants them to be in control over who watches their moves online.

  • Facebook, Google face widening crackdown over online content

    Tech giants like Facebook and Google came under increasing pressure in Europe when countries proposed stricter rules to force them to block extreme material such as terrorist propaganda and child porn.

  • Google fined $1.7b for search ad blocks in third EU sanction

    Google was fined 1.49 billion euros ($1.7 billion) for blocking rival online search advertisers, the third large European Union antitrust penalty for the Alphabet business in only two years.

  • Google celebrates Int’l Women’s Day

    Search engine giant Google creates a new Doodle on its homepage celebrating the International Women's Day.

  • India govt asks Facebook, Google to remove fake info on food

    The Indian government instructed Facebook and Google to take down "false and malicious" contents that spread misinformation about the food quality and safety in the country, reports The Times of India.

  • Google Search

    Stop Googling your symptoms right now: Experts

    Although more and more people are turning to the Internet for medical advice, “Dr Google” is no substitute for an actual visit to a doctor, health experts say.

  • Trump accuses Facebook, Twitter, Google of Democrat bias

    US President Donald Trump accuses tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google of being biased in favor of opposition Democrats, a day after a report for the Senate revealed Russian agents had used social media in an attempt to sway the 2016 election in Trump's favor.

  • Google users face problems

    Google users in Bangladesh have been facing difficulties in using the tech giant's services, such as Gmail, Google Ads, Google drive and its cloud services, for a week as a direct consequence of the government blocking some websites and links, industry insiders said.

  • YouTube officially saying goodbye to video annotations

    Google announced recently – or rather quietly updated a YouTube help page from years ago – that all existing annotations that were created before the annotations editor was discontinued will be removed from videos by early next year.

  • Another exec out amid sex harassment tension at Google

    Google parent Alphabet confirmed that an executive accused of sexual harassment left the company without an exit package as tension over its handling of such matters heightened.

  • Google Jobs Search Launched In Bangladesh

    Google launches new experience for Bangladeshi job seekers

    Google unveils a new search experience making it easier for job seekers in three countries of South Asia, including Bangladesh, to find employment opportunities from popular job listing websites, online classifieds and companies.

  • Europe's news agencies blast Google, Facebook

    Europe's biggest news agencies accuses Google and Facebook of "plundering" news for free in a joint statement that called on the internet giants to share more of their revenues with the media.

  • Trump takes on Google in complaints about social media

    President Donald Trump lashes out at tech companies, accusing Google and others of “suppressing” conservative voices and “hiding information” and good news. He cited no evidence for the claim, which echoes both his own attacks on the press and a conservative talking point.

  • How to prevent Google from recording your movements

    Accused of continuing to track users' movements even when they have turned off their location history, Google is being sued in the United States for unauthorized location data collection.

  • Tech giants aim to coordinate fight on misinformation

    Major technology firms including Facebook, Google and Twitter are set to meet as part of an effort to coordinate the battle against misinformation campaigns by foreign agents, a media report says.

  • Google Doodle celebrates Earth Day 2018

    Google collaborates Earth Day 2018 with renowned ethologist and conservationist Dr Jane Goodall to speak about our planet's future.

  • Realise revenues from Google, Facebook, YouTube, HC asks govt

    The High Court orders the government to realise appropriate tax, VAT and other charges from the revenues earned by different digital platforms like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Yahoo and YouTube.

  • Tenor

    Google acquires GIF platform Tenor

    Finding and sharing GIF images will now become easier as search engine giant Google acquired GIF platform Tenor for Android, iOS and desktops.

  • Google tests flying taxis in New Zealand

    Pilot-less flying taxis are being tested in New Zealand as part of a project backed by Google co-founder Larry Page that supporters say will revolutionise personal transport.

  • Google hires Samsung’s ex-executive to coordinate IoT projects

    Alphabet Inc’s Google this month hired Injong Rhee, who recently resigned as Samsung Electronics Co’s chief technology officer, to lead its Internet of Things business, he says in a LinkedIn post.

  • Google being sued

    A campaigning group called ‘’Google You Owe Us” is suing Google on behalf of 5.4 million people over allegations that the company have planted secret cookies and harvested personal information from iPhone users.

  • YouTube steps up takedowns as concerns about kids' videos grow

    YouTube stepped up enforcement of its guidelines for videos aimed at children, the unit of Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google says, responding to criticism that it has failed to protect children from adult content.

  • G7, tech giants agree on plan to block jihadist content online

    G7 countries and tech giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter agree to work together to block the dissemination of Islamist extremism over the internet.

  • Facebook

    Facebook joins effort to boost newspaper subscriptions

    Facebook announces initiatives to help struggling news organisations gain paid subscribers, following a similar move unveiled earlier by Google.

  • Google uncovered Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail

    Google has discovered Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on its YouTube, Gmail and Google Search products in an effort to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election, a person briefed on the company's probe tells Reuters.

  • Pixel 2 phone

    Google launches new phones, speakers in hardware push

    Alphabet Inc's Google unveils the second generation of its Pixel smartphone along with new voice-enabled home speakers, redoubling its commitment to the hardware business as it competes with a surge of devices from Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc.

  • Google chrome remains the most popular browser in the world

    Mozilla and one time- market leader Microsoft Windows’ Internet Explorer are distant second and third popular browsers. Other web browsers are too far behind, according to data collected by StatCounter, a Dublin-based web analytics firm.

  • Twitter suspends 200 accounts linked to Russia

    Twitter (TWTR.N) says it has suspended about 200 Russian-linked accounts as it probes online efforts to meddle with the 2016 US election, but an influential Democratic senator slammed its steps as insufficient.

  • Google AdSense

    AdSense now understands Bangla

    Google AdSense announces that Bangla, a language spoken by millions in Bangladesh, India and many other countries around the world, has been added to the families of AdSense supported languages.

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