Google introducing a feature in Chrome 90 to create links to highlighted text on a webpage

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An upcoming feature in Chrome 90 will allow users to create a link to a section of a website that they’ve highlighted.
 

Judge in Australia finds Google misled Android users about location data collection

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A judge in Australia found Google misled users about personal location data the company collected via Android devices, a violation of Australian law, the Associated Press reported.
 

Google Misled Android Users About Location Data, Australian Court Finds

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In the first ruling of its kind, the Australian Federal Court announced on Friday that Google violated the country’s laws surrounding consumer safety when it misled Australian Android users about the location data that their phones were collecting.
 

Google Earth's New 3D Time-Lapse Feature Shows How Humans Are Affecting the Planet

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Described by Google Earth director Rebecca Moore as the biggest update to Google Earth since 2017, Timelapse in Google Earth combines more than 24 million satellite photos, two petabytes of data, and 2 million hours of CPU processing time to create a 4.4-terapixel interactive view showing how the Earth has changed from 1984 to 2020.
 

Google Assistant Just Got a Useful Update With Four Helpful Features

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With so many people stuck at home, laptops and desktops have become our primary devices again, which means phones get lost or misplaced a bit more often.
 

What You Need to Know About FLoC, the Ad-Targeting Tech Google Plans to Drop on Us All

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In a blog post announcing the trial, the company noted that it would only impact a “small percentage” of random users across ten different countries, including the US, Mexico, and Canada, with plans to expand globally as the trials run on.
 

Google Used a Secret Program Called ‘Project Bernanke’ to Benefit Clients Using Its Ad-Buying System

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Google used a secret program called “Project Bernanke” for years to increase its clients’ chances of winning bids for competitive ad space, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing court documents filed in the Texas-led antitrust suit against Google.
 

Google Will Shut Down the Google Shopping App for iOS and Android in a Few Weeks

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Hints that the axe was coming were spotted by XDA Developers on Thursday via the code in the latest version of Google’s Shopping app, which allows users to shop across thousands of stores and buy stuff using their Google accounts.
 

Google reportedly ran secret ‘Project Bernanke’ that boosted its own ad-buying system over competitors

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Google reportedly ran a secret project called “Project Bernanke” that relied on bidding data collected from advertisers using its ad exchange to benefit the company’s own ad system, The Wall Street Journal reported.
 

Google Pixel Watch leak gives us a first look at the anticipated smartwatch

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Whispers about Google's smartwatch started to emerge back in 2018, but up until now there wasn't much to go on about the "Pixel Watch."

More than 500 Alphabet employees demand Google stop protecting harassers in open letter

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The move comes two days after former Google engineer Emi Nietfeld wrote an op-ed in The New York Times alleging that she was forced to have one-on-one meetings with the man who harassed her — and sit next to him in the office — even after she filed an HR complaint.

Google Has Canceled the Pixel 5a, Multiple Reports Claim [Update: The Pixel 5a Is Still Alive]

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Update: While rumors originally claimed another gadget had fallen victim to the global chip crunch, Google has now officially debunked previous reports that the Pixel 5a had been cancelled.
 

Google I/O 2021 Kicks Off Virtually on May 18

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Following Apple’s WWDC announcement and Microsoft’s Build reveal, Google has announced a date for its own developers conference, Google I/O 2021, which will kick off virtually on May 18.

Google's April Software Update Just Gave the Pixel 5 and 4a 5G a Big Performance Boost

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The Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 weren’t exactly slouches when it came to processing power, but now a recent software update from Google has just given those phones a big boost in performance.

Supreme Court rules that Google's use of Java APIs in Android represent fair use

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The Supreme Court of the United States has sided with Google in its long-running legal battle with Oracle over the use of Java APIs in Android.

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