• Internet
    Google Is Trying to Build a Censored Chinese Search Engine, CEO Pichai Confirms

    Google on Monday confirmed a secretive project that’s been fueling an employee-led backlash for weeks at the company: an effort to build a version of its search engine that complies with China’s online censorship regime. The project, code-named Dragonfly, is not only real but is already performing to the satisfaction of top Google executives. And it could […]

  • Internet
    Google Defends Gmail Data Sharing, Gives Few Details on Violations

    Alphabet’s Google gave details about its policies for third-party Gmail add-ons but stopped short of fully addressing questions from US senators about developers who break its email-scanning rules. How user data flows between big technology platforms such as Google and Facebook and their partners has faced scrutiny around the world this year since Facebook revealed it had done little to monitor such […]

  • Science Updates
    Google’s DeepMind to Create Product to Spot Eye Disease

    DeepMind, the London-based artificial intelligence company that is owned by Alphabet, plans to develop a medical product that will help doctors to detect more than 50 sight-threatening conditions from a common type of eye scan. DeepMind trained artificial intelligence software to detect signs of disease better than human doctors, according to a study published Monday in the scientific […]

  • Internet
    Google Expected to Be Fined Record EUR 4.3 Billion by EU Over Android

    Google will be fined about EUR 4.3 billion ($5 billion) by the European Union over apps for Android mobile devices, setting a record for antitrust penalties, according to a person familiar with the EU decision. The penalty – the same amount the Netherlands contributes to the EU budget every year – is due to be announced by EU […]

  • Internet
    Google Search Gets a Personal Tab, Shows Content From Private Sources

    Aiming to help people find what they are looking for, Google has added a “Personal” tab in search results to show content from private sources like Gmail account and Google Photos library. “The Personal tab works similarly to the way the existing Maps, News, or Images tabs work – instead of showing you a search […]

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    Google Helps Communicate Japan’s Craftsmanship to the World

    A collaboration between US company Google Inc. and university students in Kyoto has created a website to introduce Japan’s craftworks to the world. The website (g.co/madeinjapan) currently features about 140 traditional craftwork items from the nation’s 47 prefectures in Japanese and English. The list includes Nishijin brocade from Kyoto Prefecture and Arita porcelain ware from […]

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    Google Says Nik Collection Photo Editing Tools Will Longer Be Updated

    Google brought ample delight to professional photographers last year as the search giant made its set of photo editing tools – Nik Collection – completely free of cost from its price tag of $150 earlier. However, it seems like the party has now ended as the search giant has now announced that it will no […]