Tag Archives: Google

YouTube Launches Opt-In “Digital Well-Being” Feature Reminding Users To “Take A Break” From Videos

Gizmodo reports: Google is well aware that YouTube is the internet’s biggest time suck, sending users down endless rabbit holes of related videos. Now, as part of the company’s apparent newfound interest in digital well-being, it’s introducing a feature that will encourage people to step away from the endless stream of videos—but only if they opt into it. The new ...

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Gmail Launches First Major Update In Years [VIDEO]

The Verge reports: The world’s most popular email service is getting a big overhaul today. Google is making official the changes we saw leaked earlier this month, with email snoozing, nudging, and confidential mode making their debut alongside a substantial visual redesign for Gmail on the web. The new Gmail begins a global phased rollout today, which is to say ...

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Ted Cruz Calls For Using Anti-Trust Laws To Break Up Facebook And Google For Censoring Right Wing Views

In an interview published today by Breitbart, Sen. Ted Cruz called for using anti-trust laws to break up Facebook, Google, and other unnamed “technology giants” because right wingers believe they are being censored. “The scope of the power is truly unprecedented. You think back to the heights of yellow journalism, when publisher William Randolph Hearst controlled much of media and ...

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YouTube Shooter Was Angry About Demonetization

The New York Daily News reports: Suspected YouTube shooter Nasim Aghdam drove more than 500 miles from San Diego to reach the tech giant’s San Bruno, Calif., headquarters because “she was angry,” according to her father. Ismail Aghdam feared his daughter had a bone to pick with the video company and spent the weekend trying to reach her by phone. ...

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CALIFORNIA: Female YouTube Shooting Suspect Dead, Multiple Victims Transported To Hospitals [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: NBC News confirms the suspect in the shooting is dead. It’s unknown at this time if she shot herself or was shot by someone else, such as law enforcement. Northern California’s Stanford Hospital says it has received four to five patients from a shooting at YouTube headquarters. Television images showed people leaving the building in a ...

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BREAKING: Active Shooter At YouTube Headquarters

San Francisco’s KTVU reports: There is an active shooter situation at YouTube in San Bruno. The San Mateo County Sheriff is assisting San Bruno Police with the active shooter situation at 901 Cherry. YouTube employees are reporting on Twitter hearing shots being fired. One YouTube employee reported being barricaded in a room with coworkers. At this point, additional details have ...

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Perkins: There Are No Google Doodles For Religious Holidays Which Means Google Totally Hates Christians

Just in from hate group leader Tony Perkins: If you were hunting for eggs yesterday, you didn’t find them on Google. For the 18th straight year, the site blackballed Easter, refusing to give Christians’ holiest day the time of day on its homepage. To users, who are used to Google’s rotating calendar of politically-correct “Doodles,” the message was clear: if ...

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YouTube Bans Guns Sales And Tutorial Videos

Engadget reports: Gun videos may be a thing of the past on YouTube, with the Google-owned company updating its policies on firearms-related content. Videos can no longer sell guns or accessories via direct sales or even have links to sites that sell them. Videos also cannot have instruction on manufacturing firearms or associated items like magazines or silencers. Accessories banned ...

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Breitbart: Google Staffers Are Conspiring Against Us

Breitbart is ever so pissed: Left-wingers at Google are engaged in a relentless effort to demonetize Breitbart News from its AdSense platform and are linking advertising clients to the anti-Breitbart, far-left pressure group Sleeping Giants. In addition to placing pressure on management to take action against the site, they are also working to undermine Breitbart’s reputation with advertisers. Breitbart News ...

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Unilever Threatens To Pull Web Ads Over Fake News

CNN reports: Unilever is threatening to pull its advertising from digital platforms that it says have become a “swamp” of fake news, racism, sexism and extremism. The forceful warning to digital platforms such as Google and Facebook will be delivered at an advertising conference in California later on Monday. “We cannot continue to prop up a digital supply chain which ...

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Indonesia Asks Google To Block LGBT Apps

Coconuts Jakarta reports: Indonesia’s IT Ministry says it has filed a request to Google to block around 70 LGBT social networking apps from being available to download in the country through the Google Play Store. IT Minister Rudiantara confirmed today that the ministry is unable to block the apps themselves as they are all available under Google’s platform. One of ...

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Google To Block YouTube From Amazon Devices

Reuters reports: A rare public spat in the technology industry escalated on Tuesday when Google said it would block its video streaming application YouTube from two Amazon.com Inc devices and criticized the online retailer for not selling Google hardware. The feud is the latest in Silicon Valley to put customers in the crossfire of major competitors. Amazon and Google, which ...

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Supreme Court To Hear DOJ’s Digital Privacy Case

Bloomberg reports: The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether law enforcement officials conducting a criminal investigation can demand data held overseas by Microsoft Corp. and other technology companies in a high-stakes clash over digital privacy. The justices will review a federal appeals ruling that the Trump administration says has become a major obstacle in criminal probes. Already, Google Inc. ...

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Extremist Site Files Anti-Trust Suit Against Google

The Washington Post reports: The social media site Gab.ai is accusing Google of violating federal antitrust laws when the tech giant booted Gab from the Google Play Store, according to lawsuit filed Thursday. The legal action is the latest salvo in an escalating battle between right-leaning technologists and leaders against Silicon Valley giants such as Facebook and Google. Gab alleges ...

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Google Cracks Down On Extremist YouTube Videos

Bloomberg reports: Starting on Thursday, Google will police YouTube like it never has before, adding warnings and disabling advertising on videos that the company determines crosses its new threshold for offensive content. YouTube isn’t removing the selected videos, but is instead setting new restrictions on viewing, sharing and making money on them. A note detailing the changes will go to ...

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BRITAIN: Google Funds Robot Journalism Launch

The Guardian reports: Robots will help a national news agency to create up to 30,000 local news stories a month, with the help of human journalists and funded by a Google grant. The Press Association has won a €706,000 (£621,000) grant to run a news service with computers writing localised news stories. The national news agency, which supplies copy to ...

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EU Hits Google With Record $2.7B Antitrust Fine

Reuters reports: EU antitrust regulators hit Alphabet unit Google with a record 2.42-billion-euro ($2.7 billion) fine on Tuesday, taking a tough line in the first of three investigations into the company’s dominance in searches and smartphones. It is the biggest fine the EU has ever imposed on a single company in an antitrust case, exceeding a 1.06-billion-euro sanction handed down ...

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FAIL: Right Wing Group Ambushes Google/Alphabet Stockholders Meeting And Things Don’t Go Well [VIDEO]

As I’ve reported several times in recent months, the right wing National Center for Public Policy Research is in the habit of appearing at shareholder meetings for major corporations to ambush top executives over their diversity programs and positions on social issues. Today one of their henchmen attacked executives at Alphabet/Google and things did not go well for him. From ...

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Today’s Google Doodle Celebrates Gilbert Baker

Today would be Gilbert Baker’s 66th birthday and Google celebrates with an animated doodle. They write: Today’s doodle is a little more colorful thanks to Gilbert Baker, creator of the rainbow flag, a symbol of pride and freedom for the LGBTQA+ community. Teaching himself to sew, Baker put his skills to work for the San Francisco gay community, making banners ...

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Google Debuts Prototype “Flying Car” [VIDEO]

Feh. It only flies over water. The New York Times reports: On a recent afternoon, an aerospace engineer working for a small Silicon Valley company called Kitty Hawk piloted a flying car above a scenic lake about 100 miles north of San Francisco. Kitty Hawk’s flying car, if you insisted on calling it a “car,” looked like something Luke Skywalker ...

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