Don’t get pulled over this weekend. Check your speed with Google Maps

Google Maps. NurPhoto/Getty Images The 4th of July means fireworks (learn how to take the best photos), cookouts and, unfortunately, speed traps. If you use Google Maps while you drive, you can keep an eye on how fast you’re going with a recent speedometer tool built into navigation. Yes, we know your car already has one, but...
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Endless AI-generated spam risks clogging up Google’s search results

Over the past year, AI systems have made huge strides in their ability to generate convincing text, churning out everything from song lyrics to short stories. Experts have warned that these tools could be used to spread political disinformation, but there’s another target that’s equally plausible and potentially more lucrative: gaming Google. Instead of being...
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Google And Amazon’s Disruption Of The Online Travel Industry Is Looking Inevitable

Is the online travel industry headed for a major shakeup? Getty Is the travel industry heading for a new world order? There remains little doubt among travel experts that tech goliaths Google and Amazon will dominate the online travel arena, threatening to bust up the duopoly of Expedia Group (which owns Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Orbitz,...
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Google’s third subsea cable will pump data from Portugal to South Africa

Google’s Equiano subsea cable will connect Portugal, South Africa, Nigeria and likely other nations. Google Google’s third undersea network cable will shuttle high-speed data from Portugal to South Africa and countries in between starting in 2021, a fiber-optic line called Equiano. The fiber-optic line is part of Google’s massive investment in computing infrastructure — an...
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Check your settings if you don’t want Google tracking every move

CLOSE If you want to use certain Google features, you’ll get a notification urging you to turn the feature on. USA TODAY MORRO BAY, Calif. – I stepped out of the car and took a visit to a local hotel here right off the main road. It was so easy to find, I didn’t have to...
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How to Spot (and Avoid) Fake Google Maps Listings

Caroline Ige of Silver Spring, Md., woke up recently in the middle of the night with sharp pain in her lower abdomen. She was nauseated and had chills. Hoping to avoid a potentially long wait time at the emergency room, her husband did a Google search for a 24-hour urgent-care center nearby. Google listed one...
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Scammers Are Ruining Google Maps

DOES IT FEEL LIKE POLITICS IS AT A BREAKING POINT? It sure feels that way to me, and here at Mother Jones, we’ve been thinking a lot about what journalism needs to do differently, and how we can have the biggest impact. We kept coming back to one word: corruption. Democracy and the rule of...
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Google Pledges $1 Billion to Ease Bay Area Housing Crisis

SAN FRANCISCO — Google pledged $1 billion worth of land and money on Tuesday to build affordable housing in the San Francisco Bay Area, the latest effort by tech industry leaders to address housing shortages near their headquarters. Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive, said in a blog post that the company planned to repurpose at...
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Google CEO says he wants to reach the next billion users, but has no plans to relaunch in China

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Article source: https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/16/tech/google-china-ceo-sundar-pichai/index.html
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Google will spend another $600 million on Oklahoma data center

“This national expansion comes at a significant moment for Google. For 21 years, we’ve pursued a timeless mission, to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful,” Pichai said. Gov. Kevin Stitt thanked Google for being an early adopter of Oklahoma’s tech future. “I can’t underscore enough the importance that we continue...
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