Google reportedly fined over children’s privacy on YouTube – CNET

Mobile Google reportedly fined over children’s privacy on YouTube The FTC settlement is expected to cost Google millions, a report says. By Corinne Reichert July 19, 2019 4:05 PM PDT YouTube could pay the price for collecting children’s data. Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Google has reportedly reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with the US

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Google removes stalkerware apps after researchers discover trackers on Play Store – CNET

Mobile Google removes stalkerware apps after researchers discover trackers on Play Store The apps had been installed more than 130,000 times and promoted stalking people’s location and providing call logs. By Alfred Ng July 17, 2019 12:43 PM PDT Researchers from Avast discovered seven stalkerware apps on the Google Play store. Avast You’d think it

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Trump backs billionaire supporter Peter Thiel’s calls for Google investigation – CNET

Security Trump backs billionaire supporter Peter Thiel’s calls for Google investigation The investor reportedly questioned if Chinese intelligence infiltrated the tech giant, and the President said his administration “will take a look.” By Dhara Singh, Sean Keane July 17, 2019 3:05 AM PDT Peter Thiel, PayPal co-founder and Facebook board member, calls for an investigation

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Google, Facebook and Amazon face tough questioning over potential monopolies – CNET

Politics Google, Facebook and Amazon face tough questioning over potential monopolies The tech giants weathered many critiques during a congressional hearing Tuesday. Meanwhile, Apple got less attention. By Ben Fox Rubin, Corinne Reichert July 16, 2019 4:51 PM PDT Facebook has faced considerable attention for its potential monopoly in social media. Fabian Sommer/dpa/Getty Images Midway

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Google AI researcher who organized walkout reportedly leaves company – CNET

Tech Industry Google AI researcher who organized walkout reportedly leaves company Meredith Whittaker previously said she faced retaliation from the search giant. By Sean Keane July 16, 2019 4:00 AM PDT Another organizer of last year’s Google walkouts apparently left the company. James Martin/CNET A Google AI researcher who was among the leaders of last

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