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Apple restores Google’s internal iOS apps after certificate misuse punishment

It looks like Facebook was not the only one abusing Apple’s system for distributing employee-only apps to sidestep the App Store and collect extensive data on users. Google  has been running an app called Screenwise Meter, which bears a strong resemblance to the app distributed by Facebook Research that has now been barred by Apple, TechCrunch has learned. In […]

Internet

Google Chrome Native Ad Blocking to Become Available Worldwide on July 9

Google announced native ad-filtering on Chrome for mobile and desktop back in 2017 to ensure that users are not pestered by spammy ads which ruin their Web browsing experience. The initiative was put to action after Google joined the Coalition for Better Ads to improve the online ads, however, these changes were so far limited […]

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Google’s New Activity Cards Aim to Help You Find Past Searches

Google has started rolling out a new feature called activity cards to make it easier for users to pick up the threads to past searches and continue exploring a topic. “Activity cards will roll out today on mobile web and the Google app in English in the US,” Andrew Moore, Google’s Product Manager for Search wrote in a […]

Internet

Google Shuts Down Censored ‘Dragonfly’ Chinese Search Engine Project After Internal Confrontation: Report

Facing widespread criticism over its “censored” Search engine for the Chinese market, Google has reportedly shut down a data collection system that was key to develop the search project code-named “Dragonfly”. According to a report in The Intercept on Tuesday, the move comes after hundreds of Googleemployees raised internal complaints that the project had been kept secret from […]

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Google Search Harming Local Search Rivals? EU Antitrust Regulators Ask

EU antitrust regulators have asked Google’s rivals if the Internet search giant unfairly demotes local search competitors, according to a questionnaire seen by Reuters, a move which could lead to a fourth case against the Alphabet unit. Google has been fined a total EUR 6.76 billion ($7.7 billion) in the last 17 months for favouring its comparison shopping […]

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Google, Disney Enter Global Online Ads Partnership

Google has said it will now power advertising for Disney’s collection of brands and properties — including Disney, ABC, ESPN, Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars — across multiple channels, including live streaming and direct-to-consumer content offerings. As part of a global strategic relationship with Google, Disney will bring its entire global digital video and display business onto Google […]

Android

Google Says Dark Mode Can Help Improve Battery Life on Android Devices

Google has finally confirmed that dark mode on Android phones uses less power and saves battery life. “Google revealed a bit of information on how your smartphone spends its battery life. They did this at this week’s Android Dev Summit, speaking to developers about what they can do in their apps to avoid consuming massive amounts […]

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Android Gets the Ability to Manually Back Up Data to Google Drive

Google is rolling out the ability to initiate manual backups to Google Drive – that does not need the usually recommended Wi-Fi – on Android devices including older ones. There doesn’t appear to be a specified limit for the Android version that is receiving the feature. We were able to spot the feature on both […]

Android

Google Reportedly Directs OEMs to Push Android Security for at Least 2 Years

Google was spotted to have mandated two years of Android security updates for all popular smartphones and tablets. The new development is reportedly a part of the contract that device manufacturers need to sign to use the Android operating system on their hardware. It comes months after Android Security Head David Kleidermacher at developer-focused Google I/O 2018 revealed the modification […]

Internet

Google Parent Alphabet Keeps Ad Growth in Mixed Quarter

Google parent Alphabet said Thursday its third-quarter profit rose 36 percent to $9.2 billion (roughly Rs. 67,000 crores), fueled by gains in digital advertising delivered online and on smartphones. Profits were better than expected for the US technology giant, while revenues fell short of forecasts, rising 21 percent to $33.7 billion (roughly Rs. 2.47 lakh crores) in the […]