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Google hit with record 2.4 bn euro EU fine

Brussels, Belgium | AFP |  The EU hit Google with a record 2.4-billion-euro fine Tuesday for illegally favouring its shopping service in search results, in a fresh assault on US firms that risks the wrath of President Donald Trump. Hard-charging European Commission competition chief Margrethe Vestager said the tech giant …

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Hacked websites on the rise, warns Google

Washington, United States | AFP | Google painted a bleak picture of cybersecurity trends Monday, saying the number of websites hacked rose 32 percent last year, with little relief in sight. “We don’t expect this trend to slow down. As hackers get more aggressive and more sites become outdated, hackers will …

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Google grabs Twitter app platform Fabric

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Google is acquiring Twitter’s mobile application developer platform Fabric, a move which could give some breathing room for the social network after charting an independent path without a suitor. Terms of the deal were not announced. Twitter last year was in talks to …

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Google, Facebook cut ad revenue to ‘fake’ news sites

Washington, United States | AFP | Google and Facebook moved Tuesday to cut off advertising revenue to bogus news sites, acting after criticism of the role fake news played in the US presidential election. “We’ve been working on an update to our publisher policies and will start prohibiting Google ads …

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Google adds fact-checking to news articles

Washington, United States | AFP | Google is adding “fact check” tags to its news articles, introducing the feature amid a US presidential race roiled by heated disputes over the accuracy of information. The move, announced Thursday, will allow readers on Google news applications and websites to click on links …

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Twitter shares dive after Google rules out bid

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Twitter shares dove in after-hours trades Wednesday on the heels of a report that Google does not plan to bid for the culture-changing but unprofitable one-to-many messaging service. The technology news website Recode cited unnamed sources close to the situation as saying Google …

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