Data Protection Commission investigates potential data breach at Google

A potential data breach at Google is being assessed by Ireland's Data Protection Commission.

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Google to stop making tablet computers

Google to stop making tablet computers

The tech giant has said it wants to focus on making laptops which use its Chrome OS software.

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Google's gaming platform to launch in Ireland this November

Google's gaming platform to launch in Ireland this November

Google has confirmed that its long-awaited first foray into gaming will be available in Ireland from launch this November.

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Data Protection Commission to investigate if Google is GDPR compliant

The investigation is in relation to how the tech giant processes people's personal data on its online Ad Exchange.

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Former Google boss defends technology giant’s tax record

Eric Schmidt spoke to BBC Newsnight on Monday about the ‘incredibly complicated’ global tax system.

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Google announces new mid-range Pixel smartphones

The technology giant has revealed its plans to offer more accessible smartphones to consumers.

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Google to let Android users in EU choose browsers

Android users who open the Google Play store after the update will be given the option to install up to five search apps and five browsers.

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Google to introduce stricter approval checks on Android apps

Developers submitting apps to the Google Play store will be more thoroughly examined.

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Google removes ‘gay conversion therapy’ app

Campaigners had been urging the tech giant to take down the ‘dangerous’ app for months.

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EU hits Google with new €1.49bn fine

Google was fined €1.49bn by the EU for thwarting advertising rivals, a penalty that may be EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager’s third and final ruling on the US tech giant.

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Google to challenge games market with launch of Stadia

The internet giant this week launched Stadia, a platform that does not require a console and allows users to play games across a range of internet-connected devices.

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Google fined €1.49bn by EC for illegal advertising practices

Google has been issued a €1.49 billion fine by the European Commission for alleged illegal practices in search advertising.

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Google found some women were due to be paid more than men in same role

Pay was automatically adjusted to level out compensation for a particular group of software engineers at the company.

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France to introduce 5% digital tax

France intends to tax the revenue of about 30 internet giants, such as Amazon, to help ensure “fiscal justice,” according to the country’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire.

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Google hits mark with smart new Chromecast

Noel Campion says streaming to your smart TV has never been easier, thanks to Google Chromecast Gen 3.

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Google apologises for not disclosing microphone in security device

Google has apologised to users of its Nest Secure alarm system after admitting the presence of a microphone in the home security device had not been disclosed.

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Sex workers say Google could put lives at risk if safety app functions disabled

The Ugly Mugs app allows workers to screen incoming calls and text messages for potential danger.

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Google to start dismantling Google+ from next week

The failed social network will close to consumers entirely on April 2.

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Google quiz designed to help people spot phishing emails

The quiz shows users a range of email scenarios and asks them to identify if the message is real or an attempt at phishing.

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Google fined €50m under EU data privacy law

The company said it is ‘deeply committed’ to transparency and user control as well as GDPR consent requirements and is deciding its ‘next steps’.

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Google to buy part of Fossil’s smartwatch technology for £31m

Fossil will retain more than 200 of its smartwatch staff, but some will move to Google.

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Life reduced to dots on a map: A look at the data Google collects

Look at the location data that Google has collected about you, and you’ll see yourself in a whole new way, writes NYT's John Herrman

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Google reveals billion-dollar expansion in New York City

Google Hudson Square will be the company’s primary location for its New York operations.

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Google boss Sundar Pichai fends off claims of political bias

The chief executive faced a grilling about its usage of people’s data and its work with China.

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Google boss Sundar Pichai prepares for Congress grilling

Chief executive will answer questions about the company’s handling of user data.

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Google Ireland paid €171m in tax as turnover soared to €32bn

Google Ireland paid just under €171m in tax last year, as turnover increased by almost €6bn to more than €32bn on the back of strong advertising revenues.

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Google Ireland paid €171m tax last year

The online giant said the turnover increase was primarily driven by a rise in advertising revenues, generated by an increase in the number of paid clicks through Google’s advertising programmes.

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Google revises its policies on sexual misconduct following staff protests

Sundar Pichai outlined new measures in an email to employees.

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How Google's employee walkout will strengthen the company's reputation

Thousands of employees walked out of Google’s offices around the world on November 1 to draw attention to Google’s mishandling of sexual harassment claims and unequal pay.

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Google walk-out: Workers told to 'join a union' to tackle alleged discrimination

Staff at the tech giant are protesting following high profile cases of sexual misconduct, demanding a change of culture at the company.

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Google employees to walk out in protest at treatment of women

Last week a New York Times story detailed allegations of sexual misconduct against the creator of Google’s Android software, Andy Rubin.

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Google introduces its first multiplayer Doodle game for Halloween

Catch spirits with up to seven friends, or play against random players from across the world.

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We all deserve a bigger slice of the Big Tech pie

Alienated from a market trading in us, we have become cogs in a production process that excludes us as anything but its product — that must end, writes Yanis Varoufakis

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Google’s Staying Ahead reveals appetite of SMEs for online sales

More than 10,000 Irish SMEs have already used Google’s new Market Finder tool to access new export markets, the company revealed at Thursday’s Staying Ahead Digital Roadshow in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork.

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‘Shush mode' and camera the highlights of Google phones

Google’s new phones will make it easier to take group selfies, comes with an automatic ‘shush mode’, and will be available for the first time in Ireland since 2016.

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Google Plus to close after bug leaks personal information

The company says it did not find any evidence that any personal information was misused.

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High Court blocks Google data legal action

A judge in London dismissed an application by campaign group Google You Owe Us.

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Google releases AI toolkit to help detect child sexual abuse content

The tech giant says its technology will speed up the reviewing process in the fight against illegal material.

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Google faces data ‘stalking’ probe from Data Protection Commissioner

Google could be probed by the Data Protection Commissioner over location “stalking” after it emerged the tech giant continues to share information with advertisers.

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Taking on Google not as scary second time around

Fighting the dominance of Google, Microsoft, and Apple is a battle many smaller companies lose.

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Google ‘working on search engine to comply with China censorship’

Google has not offered search services in China since it exited the country in 2010.

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Big tech is brought to heel - Google fined €4.34bn by EU

First there were the American railroad tycoons. Then came Big Oil, followed by Big Auto, Big Tobacco and Big Pharma.

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Google's €4.3bn EU penalty is a new record for anti-trust fines

Brussels has handed Google a record fine of €4.34bn for abusing the dominant market position of its Android operating system, used in more than 80 percent of the world’s smartphones.

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Google’s record EU antitrust fine: what does it mean?

The European Commission orders changes to Google’s handling of its Android operating system.

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Google fined €4.34bn by EU over Android

Google has been issued with a record fine of more than four billion euro by the European Commission competition authorities for abusing its market position through the Android mobile operating system.

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Google insists Documents is secure despite Russian reports

Internet firm Yandex claimed its search engine is showing what looked like personal files from the service.

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Google confirms third-party developers can read Gmail messages

Users may be oblivious to the level of access they allow when connecting third-party apps.

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Google signs China deal

Google is investing $550m (€474m) in cash in China’s JD.com as the US company pushes deeper into online commerce.

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Google faces EU fine of €2.4bn over Android phones

Google is expected to be hit with a second EU competition fine in mid-July for using its dominant Android mobile operating system to squeeze out rivals, according to three sources.

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Google collected personal data from millions of iPhone users, UK court told

Google collected sensitive personal data from 4.4 million iPhone users and used it to divide people into categories for advertisers, the UK High Court has heard.

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Google CEO gets access to €309m shares award

Google chief executive officer Sundar Pichai is about to have a very big week.

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New Google Maps feature allows you navigate the world as moustachioed plumber Mario

The update marks Mario Day, which is celebrated on March 10.

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