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From TheJournal.ie EU fines Google €1.49bn for blocking ads by rivals Illegal

EU fines Google €1.49bn for blocking ads by rivals

The fine brings Google’s total tab with the European Union to €8.2 billion in less than two years.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Tech giants must be held responsible for publishing images of murder and child abuse Opinion

Opinion: Tech giants must be held responsible for publishing images of murder and child abuse

Google is pioneering self-driving cars and bringing the internet to remote parts of Africa via a network of giant balloons, yet somehow they cannot deal with snuff films or child abuse images, writes Diarmuid Pepper.

From TheJournal.ie Google reveals new video game streaming platform called Stadia Stadia

Google reveals new video game streaming platform called Stadia

Players will be able to use Stadia across a variety of platforms such as laptops, TVs and mobile phones.

From TheJournal.ie Google and Facebook 'worried' about 'bad actors' spreading fake news during European elections Google

Google and Facebook 'worried' about 'bad actors' spreading fake news during European elections

“While the vast majority of ads on Facebook are run by legitimate organisations, we know that there are bad actors that try to misuse our platform,” Facebook said.

From TheJournal.ie Bogus abortion site still appearing on Google - but new law would enable takedown of 'harmful' content Myoptions

Bogus abortion site still appearing on Google - but new law would enable takedown of 'harmful' content

The creation of a digital safety commissioner has been mooted as a way of tackling the effects of harmful online content.

From TheJournal.ie HSE initiates legal proceedings over 'fake' MyOptions unplanned pregnancy website Myoptions.ie

HSE initiates legal proceedings over 'fake' MyOptions unplanned pregnancy website

The health minister said the idea that people would set up a ‘fake’ website is ‘despicable’.

From TheJournal.ie Tech giants are turning Dublin into one of Europe’s hottest property markets Silicon Docks

Tech giants are turning Dublin into one of Europe’s hottest property markets

A PwC report has ranked the capital as a top city for real estate investment and development.

From TheJournal.ie Two years after the 'double Irish' was shelved, Google used it to shift billions to Bermuda Startups And Tech

Two years after the 'double Irish' was shelved, Google used it to shift billions to Bermuda

However the search giant says it has since paid tax on the offshore profits in the US.

From TheJournal.ie Social media ad regulations should be drawn up for future referendums, Commission says Abortion Vote

Social media ad regulations should be drawn up for future referendums, Commission says

The Referendum Commission says new regulations should be drawn up by government.

From TheJournal.ie Garda brings High Court action to have YouTube video of public order incident taken down Courts

Garda brings High Court action to have YouTube video of public order incident taken down

The garda claims commentary on the video falsely accuses him of kicking a minor in the head.

From TheJournal.ie Google's Dublin employees stage walkout over company's treatment of women Sexual Harassment This post contains videos

Google's Dublin employees stage walkout over company's treatment of women

Last week Google said it had fired 48 employees in the past two years as a result of sexual harassment allegations.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland follow the UK in introducing a 'Google tax'? Tech Giants This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland follow the UK in introducing a 'Google tax'?

The measure was announced in the UK’s Budget yesterday but, with many tech giants located here, should Ireland do the same?

From TheJournal.ie Google fired 48 for sexual harassment in past two years Sexual Harassment

Google fired 48 for sexual harassment in past two years

The company said it is taking an “increasingly hard line” against the behaviour.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter's Jack Dorsey tells US Senate that platform does not operate on basis of 'political ideology' Senate Hearing

Twitter's Jack Dorsey tells US Senate that platform does not operate on basis of 'political ideology'

It comes after Donald Trump accused technology firms of “censorship” and suppressing conservative voices.

From TheJournal.ie Trump warns Google, Facebook and Twitter to be 'careful' as he alleges 'rigged' search results Search Engines

Trump warns Google, Facebook and Twitter to be 'careful' as he alleges 'rigged' search results

Trump has claimed that news search results were “rigged” against him.

From TheJournal.ie Google now being sued for tracking phone locations Location Location Location

Google now being sued for tracking phone locations

A lawsuit filed in San Francisco is accusing Google of invading people’s privacy.

From TheJournal.ie Google records people's movements even when told not to Location History

Google records people's movements even when told not to

The privacy issue affects some two billion Android users and hundreds of millions of iPhone users worldwide.

From TheJournal.ie Watchdog fears foreign ads could influence Irish referendums and elections Foreign Ads

Watchdog fears foreign ads could influence Irish referendums and elections

The Standards in Public Office said it is concerned about political interference from organisations outside of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Google just got fined a whopping €4.3 billion for its conduct regarding its Android system Ouch

Google just got fined a whopping €4.3 billion for its conduct regarding its Android system

The fine relates to the online giant allegedly using its Android phone operating system to further its own dominance of the search engine market.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach 'appalled' that comment referring to 'knacker children' not removed by Facebook Online Safety

Taoiseach 'appalled' that comment referring to 'knacker children' not removed by Facebook

The Taoiseach made the comment as he launched the government’s new online safety strategy, which will see Facebook and Google on an advisory panel.

From TheJournal.ie YouTube Music now available in Ireland as Google expands service to 17 countries Music To Ears

YouTube Music now available in Ireland as Google expands service to 17 countries

It offers both an ad-supported free option or an ad-free subscription service.

From TheJournal.ie Why Google has ditched brain-teasers and 16-step interviews from its hiring process Work

Why Google has ditched brain-teasers and 16-step interviews from its hiring process

The company’s HR boss for Ireland talks about how the firm recruits its staff.

From TheJournal.ie Despite self-regulation, anonymous Facebook accounts are still targeting voters with Eighth referendum ads Eighth Amendment

Despite self-regulation, anonymous Facebook accounts are still targeting voters with Eighth referendum ads

The issue of anonymous accounts posting ads in relation to the Eighth Amendment referendum has been raised repeatedly over the past number of weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Google and YouTube to suspend all ads on Eighth Amendment referendum Adwords

Google and YouTube to suspend all ads on Eighth Amendment referendum

The ban will include ads on YouTube, and will take effect from tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Pilotless flying taxis are being developed and trialled in New Zealand Pilotless Pilot

Pilotless flying taxis are being developed and trialled in New Zealand

Regulators late today approved plans to develop and test the futuristic air taxis.

From TheJournal.ie Google is cracking down on 'untrustworthy' ticket resellers Consumer Protection

Google is cracking down on 'untrustworthy' ticket resellers

The tech company will require vendors to meet certain criteria to advertise on its platform.

From TheJournal.ie Youtube drops Logan Paul after 'suicide forest' video Seeing Red

Youtube drops Logan Paul after 'suicide forest' video

The website has dropped Paul from two projects on its Youtube Red platform.

From TheJournal.ie Engineer sues Google for allegedly discriminating against conservative white men James Damore

Engineer sues Google for allegedly discriminating against conservative white men

The complaint said some employees “were ostracised, belittled, and punished” for their views.

From TheJournal.ie Apple confirms all Mac and iOS devices affected by Meltdown and Spectre security flaws Cyber Attack

Apple confirms all Mac and iOS devices affected by Meltdown and Spectre security flaws

The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities could allow hackers to access sensitive data on most computers.

From TheJournal.ie Spectre and Meltdown: What you need to do to keep your computer safe Security Risks

Spectre and Meltdown: What you need to do to keep your computer safe

Patches have been issued to help protect against the flaws.

From TheJournal.ie Do you want to track Santa's trip around the world? Here are a few options He's Coming

Do you want to track Santa's trip around the world? Here are a few options

There are a few things you can do to pass the time before he arrives.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the things we Googled most in 2017 - can you guess what made the top spot? Take A Guess

Here are the things we Googled most in 2017 - can you guess what made the top spot?

Storms, politicians and fidget spinners were among the things that dominated our online curiosity in 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Apple and Google to be asked to appear before the PAC to explain their tax affairs Corporation Tax

Apple and Google to be asked to appear before the PAC to explain their tax affairs

Google, Apple, JP Morgan, City Bank, GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer will be invited to appear before a government committee.

From TheJournal.ie EU ministers are trying to make Facebook and Google pay more tax Like And Share

EU ministers are trying to make Facebook and Google pay more tax

At least 10 ministers have called for it.

From TheJournal.ie Lawsuit accuses Google of paying women less than men Google It

Lawsuit accuses Google of paying women less than men

Google said it disagrees with the “central allegations”.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's biggest newspaper group wants Google and Facebook to pay for news Advertising

Ireland's biggest newspaper group wants Google and Facebook to pay for news

Company chairman Leslie Buckley said traditional publishers should ‘demand payment’ from the online duopoly.

From TheJournal.ie Google cancels meeting to discuss gender and diversity due to 'safety concerns' Silicon Valley

Google cancels meeting to discuss gender and diversity due to 'safety concerns'

Questions being posed internally by employees, along with some of their names, began appearing on outside websites.

From TheJournal.ie Google sacks worker who said women don't fill tech jobs due to 'biological issues' in internal memo Sexism Row

Google sacks worker who said women don't fill tech jobs due to 'biological issues' in internal memo

US media reports have said that the employee was removed from their position after violating the company code of conduct.

From TheJournal.ie Google won't have to pay €1 billion tax in France - because its Irish subsidiary is not taxable there Tax Compliant

Google won't have to pay €1 billion tax in France - because its Irish subsidiary is not taxable there

A French court ruled in favour of the search engine giant today.

From TheJournal.ie Emails between Google and Uber show how the tech giants became enemies SELF-DRIVING CARS

Emails between Google and Uber show how the tech giants became enemies

Uber was suspicious that Google was going to launch a competing lift-sharing service.

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