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New Zealand Official Blasts Google for Publishing Name of Murder Suspect in Trending Newsletter

A vigil for Grace Millane, a British backpacker that went missing in early December in New Zealand.Photo: Hagen Hopkins (Getty Images) The government of New Zealand “admonished” search giant Google for publicizing the name of a man charged in the killing of backpacker Grace Millane in Auckland, with justice minister Andrew Little demanding that the...
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Google is adding screen time limits and other parental controls for Chromebooks

Google strengthens its Family Link controls on Chromebooks. (Photo: Google) Hey parents, Google is strengthening parental controls on Chromebooks. The company announced updated Family Link features to help you get a better handle on what your kids are doing on Google’s cloud-based computers and to impose time limit and bedtime restrictions on when they can use the...
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Sundar Pichai, Google’s C.E.O., Testifies on Capitol Hill

“This committee is very interested in what justifies filtering,” Mr. Goodlatte said. “Given the revelation that top executives at Google have discussed how the results of the 2016 elections do not comply with Google’s values, these questions have become all the more important.” Mr. McCarthy is among several Republican members who have made online political...
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Google has huge plans for its home city — here’s a look at the massive development

<!– –> MENUSEARCH QUOTES Tech Google just revealed its vision for a massive development in its home city of Mountain View, California, outlining plans for a combination of office, retail, public and residential space. The documents, published late Friday, center on the North Bayshore area of Mountain View, and include 3.12 million square feet of...
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US general has a question for Google: Why will you work with China but not us?

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is scheduled to testify before Congress next week, and he’ll potentially face questions on a number of thorny issues ranging from perceived search engine bias to Google’s interest in developing a search engine for use in China that would be heavily censored there. To that latter point, a top US general...
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Google is shutting down Allo

Google has officially announced that it’s shutting down Allo, ending the run of yet another failed Google chat app experiment. The news isn’t entirely unsurprising, given that Google had already paused investment in Allo back in April. Back then, the head of the communications group at Google, Anil Sabharwal, noted that “[Allo] as a whole...
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The Friendship That Made Google Huge

On a Monday morning this spring, Jeff and Sanjay stood in the kitchenette of Building 40, home to much of Google’s artificial-intelligence division. Behind them, a whiteboard was filled with matrix algebra; a paper about unsupervised adversarial networks lay on a table. Jeff, wearing a faded T-shirt and jeans, looked like a reformed beach bum;...
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How Google Keeps Its Power-Hungry Operations Carbon-Neutral

Kate Brandt has a radical idea for how we’ll have to live in the future, if we’re going to be in balance with nature. She envisions a world without landfills, where ownership is obsolete, and everything down to the socks on our feet is rented and shared. Brandt is Google’s sustainability officer. And she’s obsessed...
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Google employees are so angry about how Google handled plans for a censored Chinese search engine, some are …

<!– –> MENUSEARCH QUOTES Tech Days after Google employees published an open letter calling for the company to cancel its controversial efforts to create a censored search engine in China, some employees are talking about creating a “strike fund” to support workers who decide to strike or resign in protest. On Thursday, The Intercept reported...
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Google Tweaks Email Program That Assumed An Investor Was Male

A Google sign and logo at the Googleplex in Menlo Park, Calif. This week, Google project manager spoke to Reuters about a problem discovered in the firm’s email service. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images A Google sign and logo at the Googleplex in Menlo Park, Calif. This week, Google project...
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