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Google removes Palestine from its maps

Google removes Palestine maps

The Palestinian Journalists’ Forum has denounced Google for deleting the name of Palestine from its maps and replacing it with Israel. In a statement released yesterday, the forum said Google’s decision to remove Palestine from its maps on 25 July “is part of the Israeli scheme to establish its name …

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Google Translate now rewrites images and converts voice

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Travelling in a foreign country has often been a challenge – now technology comes to the rescue. Google has updated its Translate app to do voice and sign translations – just point your smartphone at signs, menus or whatever you want to understand. The California based internet giant introduced the …

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Election meddling: Google blocks Tulsi Gabbard’s campaign ads

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Google is already interfering in the 2020 US presidential election, Democratic candidate Tulsi Gabbard claims – and she’s suing the search behemoth for blocking her campaign ads from appearing after the first primary debate. Google inexplicably suspended Gabbard’s campaign advertising account for the crucial six hours following the first Democratic …

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Google blacklists 200 publisher sites in war on ‘fake news’

Google blacklists sites fake news

Google is hopping on the bandwagon against fake news started by Facebook. The search-engine giant has now permanently blocked 200 publishers since instituting a new policy to combat fake news. For Scott Spencer, Google’s director of product management for sustainable ads, the decision was based on three criteria. Google slapped the ban on publishers …

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Google to censor alternative media based on ‘facts’

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Search Engine giant Google, the major driver of traffic to the majority of media portals is moving to change the way it ranks websites, declaring that it intends to use known partisan debunking outlets to determine the “truthfulness” of content. Currently, Google rankings are determined by the number of incoming links to …

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WikiLeaks: Google to back Hillary Clinton for President in 2016

Hillary Clinton Google

Google will overwhelmingly support Hillary Clinton for president in 2016 if she decides to run, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange revealed. The Internet giant already has a cozy relationship with the former Secretary of State due to its close ties with not only the State Department but also the Council of …

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Assange: ‘Google is a privatised version of the NSA’

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange equated Google with the National Security Agency and GCHQ, saying the tech giant has become “a privatized version of the NSA,” as it collects, stores, and indexes people’s data. He made his remarks to BBC and Sky News. “Google’s business model is the spy. It makes …

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Google has an evil plan

[youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aq219NGjjWM[/youtube] Google cars snooping on WiFi users data not an accident Google bosses were informed their Street View cars would collect e-mails, names, addresses and other personal data from Wi-Fi users around the world, a government report shows. But the company insists the message didn’t get through. Neither …

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Google satellites can perform face recognition from space

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Google will soon have an unprecedented ability to spy on you from space. Theoretically, at least. How? Two months ago, after much lobbying by the biggest satellite company in North America, DigitalGlobe, the US government relaxed restrictions to allow for commercially available satellite imagery up to 25 cm resolution—twice as detailed as the previous limit of 50 …

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Google to Wi-Fi entire planet with 180 satellites

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The world wide web may seem like a global community, but two-thirds of the planet still remain without access. Now, Google is planning to change this by launching a fleet of 180 satellites to provide web access for the 4.8 billion people not yet online, according to sources close to …

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Why Google engineer James Damore was fired

Google engineer James Damore

Fired Google engineer James Damore has penned an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal explaining how his good-faith effort to discuss differences between men and women in tech couldn’t be tolerated in the company’s “ideological echo chamber,” adding that self-segregation with similar-minded people has grown in recent decades as we spend more time in …

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Google receives $2.7 billion EU fine over manipulating search results

Google EU fine search engine manipulation

The European Union’s antitrust regulator on Tuesday fined Alphabet Inc.’s Google a record €2.42 billion ($2.71 billion) for favoring its own comparison-shopping service in search results and ordered the search giant to apply the same methods to rivals as its own when displaying their services. The decision, if it is upheld, …

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Google buys military robot maker

DARPA robot

Boston Dynamics’ four-legged robot named WildCat can gallop at high speeds. BigDog, Cheetah, WildCat and Atlas have joined Google’s growing robot menagerie. Google confirmed on Friday that it had completed the acquisition of Boston Dynamics, an engineering company that has designed mobile research robots for the Pentagon. The company, based …

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Google owned YouTube begins censoring videos exposing war and politics

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Google has threatened to delist HangTheBankers.com before for exposing what US soldiers did at Abu Ghraib, certain articles on Israel and has demonetised some of our Youtube videos. A new “advertiser friendly” policy introduced by YouTube will punish those who express politically incorrect opinions or dare to offend viewers by …

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Google says FBI watching the Web

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Google says the FBI is monitoring the Web for potential terrorist activity. But it can’t say how extensive the surveillance is. As part of the Google Transparency Report, the Internet giant this week released data on so-called National Security Letters — official requests for data under the Patriot Act passed …

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Push to put your money in Google’s CIA cloud wallet

Google Wallet

In Google’s Brave New World, all of your money will be in the “cloud” – a metaphor for data stored and retrieved over the internet – and you will pay for stuff with a swipe of a mobile device. Google rolled out this “service” in 2011 and calls it “Google …

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Google faces UK class action over secret iPhone tracking

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Google is embroiled in its biggest privacy battle yet in the UK over reportedly tracking users’ online habits. At least 10 UK citizens began legal action with dozens more lining up. According to media estimates up to 10 million Britons could join in. Google is accused of evading security settings …

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Google Rolls Out Updates to Tackle Fake News

Google fake news roll out

Google has unveiled a series of updates, and there is speculation about some algorithm changes behind the scenes. It is believed the updates are aimed at combating the spread of so-called fake news and making it easier than ever for marketers to micro-target specific groups of users. Project Owl Google’s …

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