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Australian court rules Google misled mobile users about how it gathered their location data
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Australian court rules Google misled mobile users about how it gathered their location data

Apr 16th 2021, 9:06 AM 8,388 Views 4 Comments

Google is considering an appeal of the ruling.

Australia passes law to make Google and Facebook pay for news
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Australia passes law to make Google and Facebook pay for news

Feb 25th 2021, 7:05 AM 10,829 Views 11 Comments

Final amendments to the laws were passed after consultation between Canberra and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.

Schools reporting fewer online classes 'broken into', says principals association
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Schools reporting fewer online classes 'broken into', says principals association

Jan 24th 2021, 7:30 AM 29,531 Views 25 Comments

We spoke to one parent whose son’s class was crashed by a stranger who shared inappropriate material.

Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia amid row over paying media outlets
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Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia amid row over paying media outlets

Jan 22nd 2021, 8:37 AM 22,485 Views 54 Comments

The law aims to make Google and Facebook pay Australian media companies fairly for using news content they siphon from news sites.

Pro-Trump social media app Parler was a breeding ground for extremism - so why has it only been taken offline now?
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# Explainer

Pro-Trump social media app Parler was a breeding ground for extremism - so why has it only been taken offline now?

Jan 11th 2021, 3:47 PM 17,626 Views 58 Comments

At the height of its powers, Parler had 10 million users.

'Too big to care': 2020 was the year that Europe got serious about tackling Big Tech
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'Too big to care': 2020 was the year that Europe got serious about tackling Big Tech

Dec 31st 2020, 7:30 PM 10,949 Views 13 Comments

Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple all faced heavy regulatory scrutiny in 2020.

Texas and 10 other US states sue Google for anti-competitive practices
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# Tech Goliath

Texas and 10 other US states sue Google for anti-competitive practices

Dec 16th 2020, 10:15 PM 9,480 Views 20 Comments

“If the free market was a baseball game, Google positioned itself as the pitcher, the batter and the umpire,” Texas’ Attorney General said.

EU unveils new rules to curb tech giants' power
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# Digital Gatekeepers

EU unveils new rules to curb tech giants' power

Updated Dec 15th 2020, 4:52 PM 15,720 Views 11 Comments

Companies including Google, Amazon and Facebook could face fines of up to 10% of their revenues for breaking competition rules.

Google says worldwide service outage caused by internal technical fault
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Google says worldwide service outage caused by internal technical fault

Updated Dec 14th 2020, 7:50 PM 62,335 Views 69 Comments

Google apologised to all users affected by the outage.

France slaps fines of €100 million on Google and €35 million on Amazon over advertising cookies
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France slaps fines of €100 million on Google and €35 million on Amazon over advertising cookies

Dec 10th 2020, 8:35 AM 15,139 Views 25 Comments

The data watchdog said users were “either insufficiently informed or never informed” of cookies being placed on their computers.

US government sues Google over its 'illegal monopoly' on internet search and advertising services
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# Tech

US government sues Google over its 'illegal monopoly' on internet search and advertising services

Oct 20th 2020, 5:45 PM 23,443 Views 62 Comments

The case is one of the country’s biggest antitrust lawsuits in decades.

Google must negotiate with media groups over paying for online news, Paris court rules
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Google must negotiate with media groups over paying for online news, Paris court rules

Oct 8th 2020, 10:19 AM 11,003 Views 16 Comments

The ruling came as the US firm announced it was close to a deal on compensating French media groups.

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have too much power and abuse their positions, US Congress report says
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# Tech Giants

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have too much power and abuse their positions, US Congress report says

Oct 7th 2020, 8:58 AM 12,829 Views 25 Comments

Democrats in the US are hoping to rein in the power of the tech giants.

Ghost town?: What does Google's decision to pull out of an office deal mean for the landscape of Dublin city centre?
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# Boom And Bust

Ghost town?: What does Google's decision to pull out of an office deal mean for the landscape of Dublin city centre?

Sep 12th 2020, 8:33 AM 54,184 Views 60 Comments

Property experts say rumours of the capital’s demise are greatly exaggerated.

Google cancels plan to lease large office space in Dublin
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Google cancels plan to lease large office space in Dublin

Sep 7th 2020, 9:45 PM 93,843 Views 77 Comments

The Sorting Office space is 202,000 sq feet in size.

Google tells Australians law forcing tech giants to pay for news will affect their user experience
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Google tells Australians law forcing tech giants to pay for news will affect their user experience

Aug 17th 2020, 7:16 AM 15,179 Views 11 Comments

Google has argued that paying news outlets for the content they produce is an ‘unfair advantage’.

Fortnite makers sue Apple and Google after it's pulled from mobile app stores
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# Battle Royale

Fortnite makers sue Apple and Google after it's pulled from mobile app stores

Aug 14th 2020, 10:43 AM 53,063 Views 31 Comments

Epic Games recently released an update that dodges revenue sharing with the tech giants.

HSE working with Google to fix problem with Covid Tracker app that drains Android phone batteries
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# Google Play Services

HSE working with Google to fix problem with Covid Tracker app that drains Android phone batteries

Aug 9th 2020, 4:50 PM 108,686 Views 157 Comments

The HSE said that the problem should be fixed within 24 hours.

China accuses US of 'political suppression' after Trump's executive order targeting TikTok
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# China

China accuses US of 'political suppression' after Trump's executive order targeting TikTok

Updated Aug 7th 2020, 10:10 AM 35,756 Views 59 Comments

The order comes into effect in 45 days and appears to ban transactions with the Chinese owners of the app.

EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google's bid for Fitbit
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# Competition

EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google's bid for Fitbit

Aug 4th 2020, 2:36 PM 15,945 Views 3 Comments

There is concern that acquiring Fitbit’s user data will strengthen Google’s position in targeted advertising.

Head honchos at Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to face questions from US politicians today
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# Bark Or Byte

Head honchos at Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to face questions from US politicians today

Jul 29th 2020, 6:10 AM 14,840 Views 6 Comments

The tech giants are being investigated for alleged anti-competitive practices.

Concerns over Google Play Services reignited over Covid apps but HSE warns against conflating issues
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# Privacy

Concerns over Google Play Services reignited over Covid apps but HSE warns against conflating issues

Jul 23rd 2020, 11:01 AM 30,474 Views 106 Comments

The HSE has said it is important not to conflate issues with how Google enables apps through the store with the functionality of this particular app.

HSE was 'gifted' €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic
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# Coronavirus

HSE was 'gifted' €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic

Jun 19th 2020, 6:30 AM 16,107 Views 11 Comments

New figures show the health service spent more than €1 million on advertising in the first two months of the crisis.

Debunked: No, contact tracing apps have not been installed on every Android phone
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# Debunked

Debunked: No, contact tracing apps have not been installed on every Android phone

Jun 16th 2020, 1:52 PM 11,152 Views 21 Comments

The Department of Health confirms that the tracing app won’t be made mandatory.

Google and Apple launch contact-tracing platform that will be used in Irish app
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# Contact Tracing

Google and Apple launch contact-tracing platform that will be used in Irish app

May 21st 2020, 10:26 AM 17,824 Views 44 Comments

The Google-Apple API will be used in the Irish contact tracing app,

Leo Varadkar says charging Google and Facebook for news media content is 'a good idea'
# Internet Money
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# Internet Money

Leo Varadkar says charging Google and Facebook for news media content is 'a good idea'

Apr 24th 2020, 4:32 PM 23,411 Views 20 Comments

Varadkar said that the social media giants are “sort of free riders on costs incurred by other people”.

Australia to make Google and Facebook pay for news content amid falling advertising revenue
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# Digital Platforms

Australia to make Google and Facebook pay for news content amid falling advertising revenue

Apr 20th 2020, 10:47 AM 22,223 Views 21 Comments

The move comes after attempts to negotiate voluntary payments failed.

Google staff told to work from home after employee reports 'flu-like symptoms' amid Covid-19 fears
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# Dublin

Google staff told to work from home after employee reports 'flu-like symptoms' amid Covid-19 fears

Mar 2nd 2020, 8:06 PM 74,205 Views 47 Comments

The company wants to test its “operational readiness” should employees have to work from home for an extended period.

German lawyer takes Google to Irish High Court over alleged hacking of his gmail account
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# Qatari Based Hackers

German lawyer takes Google to Irish High Court over alleged hacking of his gmail account

Feb 28th 2020, 11:19 AM 15,324 Views 0 Comments

The law scholar claims that “Qatari based actors” attempted to unlawfully access his gmail account.

Data protection inquiries launched into Google and Tinder over GDPR concerns
# Data Processing
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# Data Processing

Data protection inquiries launched into Google and Tinder over GDPR concerns

Feb 4th 2020, 1:37 PM 11,594 Views 8 Comments

The two inquiries were announced by the Data Protection Commission today.

As Google buys Pointy, co-founder Mark Cummins enters his second act with the tech giant
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# Startups And Tech

As Google buys Pointy, co-founder Mark Cummins enters his second act with the tech giant

Jan 15th 2020, 11:17 AM 12,842 Views 8 Comments

The Dublin startup isn’t the first business founded by Cummins to be snapped up by the company.

Google co-founders step down from parent firm Alphabet
# Sundar Pichai
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# Sundar Pichai

Google co-founders step down from parent firm Alphabet

Dec 4th 2019, 8:17 AM 16,227 Views 4 Comments

Larry Page and Sergey Brin are handing the reins to current Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

Social media companies agree to liase with Department of Health on tackling anti-vaccine misinformation
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# Simon Harris

Social media companies agree to liase with Department of Health on tackling anti-vaccine misinformation

Updated Nov 25th 2019, 6:35 PM 17,049 Views 146 Comments

Minister for Health Simon Harris met with Facebook, Google and Twitter today.

How Dublin plans to use tech to reduce carbon emissions
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# Business And Climate

How Dublin plans to use tech to reduce carbon emissions

Nov 22nd 2019, 11:08 AM 247 Views 0 Comments

The city is using insights from Google to help tackle the climate crisis.

Google to limit targeted political ads in bid to 'improve voters’ confidence'
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# Crackdown

Google to limit targeted political ads in bid to 'improve voters’ confidence'

Nov 21st 2019, 9:15 AM 3,510 Views 10 Comments

The tech giant said the changes aim to improve voter confidence in digital political advertising and electoral processes.

Whistleblower says Google is collecting personal medical data of 50 million people from health providers
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# Project Nightingale

Whistleblower says Google is collecting personal medical data of 50 million people from health providers

Nov 13th 2019, 8:02 AM 43,308 Views 64 Comments

The anonymous Google employee shared the information in a video online.

Dublin city residents concerned Google's planned rooftop pitch will be 'nuisance' for them
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# Boland's Mill

Dublin city residents concerned Google's planned rooftop pitch will be 'nuisance' for them

Sep 27th 2019, 9:12 PM 37,351 Views 19 Comments

Google is planning to have the playing pitch on the roof terrace of the Boland’s Mill development.

Google wins landmark case in EU court over 'right to be forgotten'
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# Google

Google wins landmark case in EU court over 'right to be forgotten'

Sep 24th 2019, 11:00 AM 29,709 Views 9 Comments

The court ruled the right to be forgotten did not extend outside of Europe.

Harris asks social media companies and sporting organisations to help raise vaccine awareness
# HPV
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# HPV

Harris asks social media companies and sporting organisations to help raise vaccine awareness

Sep 9th 2019, 6:10 AM 7,738 Views 123 Comments

The health minister sent letters to companies like Facebook and Google in recent weeks.

'This has gone on for too long': Gardaí and Dublin City Council in dispute over policing of Google protests
# Gemma O'Doherty
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# Gemma O'Doherty

'This has gone on for too long': Gardaí and Dublin City Council in dispute over policing of Google protests

Sep 6th 2019, 12:05 AM 43,359 Views 71 Comments

Internal correspondence shows how gardaí and DCC disagreed over the management of the protests.

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