Google contractors in Pittsburgh vote to join union

Activists at Google organized a global walkout last year. James Martin/CNET Google contractors in Pittsburgh voted Tuesday to join the United Steelworkers Union. The group of about 80 workers, who are employed by the digital services company HCL Technologies, are “seeking a voice on the job and the opportunity to bargain over wages and working...
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Google Becomes Evil

For many years, public perception of Google was that of a friendly giant with its techno-hippie ethos and stated agenda to make the world a better place. Whether through direct self-promotion or just the curious mythology of all things digital, this notion came to be widely believed by the general public. The fact that the...
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Shock New Google Warning For Anyone Buying Huawei Mate 30

AFP/Getty Images Ahead of this week’s launch of Huawei’s flagship Mate 30 Series smartphones, almost all the speculation focused on the loss of Google’s software and services from the devices. And by the time the launch presentation finished, little had changed. Despite impressive hardware innovation, the media write-ups went straight to the lack of full-fat...
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Google’s parental control software Family Link gains much-needed features

Google’s parental control software, Family Link, is getting a noteworthy update today with the addition of new features that will allow parents to limit screen time per app, instead of the device as a whole, as well as let them more easily extend screen time as needed. The features were first announced at Google’s I/O...
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Google will unveil the Pixel 4 and other new hardware on October 15

Google will reveal the next Pixel in greater detail at an event happening October 15 in New York, the company confirmed via invites sent to media today. We already know the Pixel 4 will be revealed at this event, because Google has already dropped some official images and feature details for the new Android smartphone,...
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Curtis Hill: Is Google an illegal monopoly? 48 state attorneys general – including me – are investigating

Video Arkansas attorney general explains antitrust investigation of Google Attorneys general launch probe into Google’s use of digital advertising; insight from Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. “Our aim is not to do away with corporations,” President Theodore Roosevelt once said. “We are not hostile to them; we are merely determined that they shall be so...
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Google is changing its search algorithm to prioritize original news reporting

Google is changing its news search algorithms again, in a move that’s sure to annoy everybody. Today’s announcement is that the company is going to try to emphasize “original reporting,” which it will “elevate” in its search results. To do so, it has distributed new instructions to its cadre of 10,000+ human reviewers, whose feedback...
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Google’s Apple Arcade competitor Play Pass is officially on the way

Earlier this year, screenshots leaked of an experimental Google Play game subscription service called Google Play Pass, which looked to be a direct answer to Apple’s similar Apple Arcade. But it doesn’t seem to be a test anymore — Google has now teased that Play Pass is officially “coming soon.” The teaser, a day before...
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Apple, angry at Google, hits back at hack claims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tim Cook’s Apple has said Google’s research did not include information about the narrow scope of the attack Last week Google disclosed a large-scale hacking effort that it said targeted users of Apple devices. It was a bombshell story. But now Apple has gone on the attack – angry...
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State Attorneys General Launch Investigations of Facebook and Google

(NEW YORK) — Two bipartisan groups of state attorneys general are launching separate antitrust investigations into Facebook and Google, adding to regulatory scrutiny of two of the world’s largest and most ubiquitous tech companies. New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, confirmed the Facebook investigation in a news release Friday, saying the probe would...
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