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Google appeals against huge Android anti-trust fine to EU’s top court

Google is challenging a record European Union anti-trust fine that took aim at the Android operating system’s role in restricting mobile competition and consumer choice. The company said on Thursday that it filed the appeal against the 4.125 billion euro (£3.5 billion) penalty “because there are areas that require legal clarification from the European Court […]

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Google reaches £333m settlement with 40 US states over location tracking

Google has agreed to a 391.5 million US dollar (£333 million) settlement with 40 states in connection with an investigation into how the company tracked users’ locations, state attorneys general announced. They called it the largest multi-state privacy settlement in US history. The investigation by the states, which officials said was spurred by a 2018 […]

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WhatsApp Turns On End To End Encryption

Earlier today WhatsApp did something pretty interesting. They turned on “end-to-end encryption” for all their users. As far as users of WhatsApp are concerned the interface and user experience hasn’t changed, though you now have the option to get “security notifications”. You can turn on this new feature via the WhatsApp mobile app by going […]

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Google sells ‘Terrifying’ Robotics Company

It’s reported that Google’s parent company Alphabet is selling the pioneering robotics company Boston Dynamics, less than three years after acquiring it in 2013. I’ve had some fun making jokes about Boston Dynamics, and the Terminator-style future suggested by their two and four-legged robots. Now it appears that the PR division at Alphabet actually took the creepy factor […]

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Social Media In #GE16

Today Ireland went to the polls to vote in the general election. There is less than an 10 minutes of voting left at time of writing. As could be expected the tech giants have “done their bit”. Twitter has turned on a special emoji for the day: While Twitter users have been using the hashtag #GE16 […]

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