Firings For Protesting Israel Contract Were Illegal, Say Ex-Google Workers

Firings For Protesting Israel Contract Were Illegal, Say Ex-Google Workers

Google this month said it had fired 28 employees who disrupted work. A group of workers at Alphabet Inc’s Google have filed a complaint with a US labor board claiming the tech company unlawfully fired them for protesting its cloud contract with the Israeli government. The complaint was filed late Monday with the US National … Read more

Google Lays Off Employees, Shifts Some Roles Abroad Amid Cost Cuts

Google Lays Off Employees, Shifts Some Roles Abroad Amid Cost Cuts

Google is laying off an unspecified number of employees, a company spokesperson said on Wednesday. California: Alphabet-owned Google is laying off an unspecified number of employees, a company spokesperson said on Wednesday, marking the latest cuts at the technology giant as it cracks down on costs. The Google spokesperson said the layoffs are not company-wide … Read more

Google To Destroy Billions Of Browsing Data To Settle Consumer Privacy Lawsuit

Firings For Protesting Israel Contract Were Illegal, Say Ex-Google Workers

The class action involved millions of Google users (Representational) Google agreed to destroy billions of data records to settle a lawsuit claiming it secretly tracked the internet use of people who thought they were browsing privately. Terms of the settlement were filed on Monday in the Oakland, California federal court, and require approval by U.S. … Read more

European Union Investigates Tech Giants Apple, Google, Meta Under New Digital Law

European Union Investigates Tech Giants Apple, Google, Meta Under New Digital Law

Last Updated: March 25, 2024, 16:08 IST European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton holds a press conference in Brussels, Belgium March 25, 2024. (Reuters) EU probes Apple, Google, and Meta under digital law, aiming for fairer online space. Fines and potential breakup loom for tech giants The EU on Monday hit Apple, Google parent … Read more

Google Restricts Gemini AI From Answering Questions On Global Elections

Google Lays Off Employees, Shifts Some Roles Abroad Amid Cost Cuts

Google’s AI products are under the scanner after inaccuracies in some historical depictions. Google is restricting AI chatbot Gemini from answering questions about the global elections set to happen this year, the Alphabet-owned firm said on Tuesday, as it looks to avoid potential missteps in the deployment of the technology. The update comes at a … Read more

Google ‘Backtracks’ After Removing Indian Apps From Play Store; Modi Govt Steps In | ‘Be Reasonable’

Google ‘Backtracks’ After Removing Indian Apps From Play Store; Modi Govt Steps In | ‘Be Reasonable’

Published on Mar 02, 2024 08:27 PM IST Google has relisted four Indian apps, it had removed earlier from its Play Store. A massive row erupted between Google and Indian startups, when the latter refused to pay a service fee to the tech giant for listing their apps on Play Store. Apps like Shaadi.com, and … Read more

Android eSIM transfer between phones made easier Makes eSIM Transfer Between Phones Easier Indian Users Might Have To Wait Samsung Google

Android eSIM transfer between phones made easier Makes eSIM Transfer Between Phones Easier Indian Users Might Have To Wait Samsung Google

In the past few years, there has been a huge increase in the number of people buying a smartphone and so has the number of eSIM users. Ditching a physical SIM card to have a virtual one might seem pretty easy but, transferring eSIM from one device to another is one hell of a task. … Read more

Google DeepMind Scientists To Call It Quits & Form AI Startup: Report

Google DeepMind Scientists To Call It Quits & Form AI Startup: Report

A pair of scientists at Google DeepMind are reportedly in talks to leave the Artificial Intelligence (AI) division of Alphabet Inc. and form a new AI startup in Pairs. According to a Bloomberg report, people familiar with the conversations have said that the team held discussions with potential investors about a financing round which may … Read more

Google Lays Off Hundreds Including Fitbit Co-Founders In Fresh Round Of Layoffs

Google Lays Off Hundreds Including Fitbit Co-Founders In Fresh Round Of Layoffs

In a fresh round of mass layoffs, Google has laid off hundreds of employees including the co-founders of Fitbit. The exit of the co-founders of Fitbit might mark its end. As per a statement from the company to 9to5Google, the tech giant is laying off employees in Devices and Services teams (responsible for making products … Read more

Google To Pay Two Thirds Of 75 Million USD To Canadian Print Media For Distributing Their Content

Google To Pay Two Thirds Of 75 Million USD To Canadian Print Media For Distributing Their Content

The print media of Canada will receive nearly two-thirds of an annual payment of 75 million USD from Google in exchange for the distribution of their content. After months of negotiation, Ottawa and Google announced a ‘historic’ agreement at the end of November according to which the tech giant will pay Canadian media companies compensation … Read more