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Google Faces Heat As 36 US States File Lawsuit Against It

Jul 08, 2021 PTI

The lawsuit alleges that through a series of exclusionary contracts and anticompetitive conduct in the Google Play Store, Google has deprived Android device users of robust competition.

Facebook Representatives Depose Before Parliamentary Panel Over Misuse

Jun 29, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The main aim of the parliamentary panel meeting chaired by Shashi Tharoor was to safeguard citizens rights


Amid Row Over IT Rules, Parliamentary Panel Summons Google, Facebook On June 29

Earlier this month, the Parliamentary Standing Committee had also summoned micro-blogging site Twitter and said that the rule of the land was supreme and the company must abide by the Indian laws.

CCI Probes Google For Unfair Practices In Smart TV Operating Systems Market In India

Jun 23, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The watchdog has reached the prima-facie view that Google is dominant in the relevant market for licensable smart TV device operating systems in India.


EU Launches Antitrust Investigation Of Google

France's anti-competition watchdog has decided to fine Google 220 million euros ($268 million) for abusing its 'dominant position' in the complex business of online advertising.

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22 June, 2021

Fact Check: Is Your Phone Listening To Your Conversations? Know It Here

Outlook Web Bureau

It's no coincidence the item you’d been interested in was the same one you were targeted with.


15 June, 2021

Major Blow For Social Media Giants As EU Court Strengthens National Data Watchdog Powers

Associated Press (AP)

The European Union's Court of Justice ruled that ‘under certain conditions’ a national watchdog has the power to take a company to court over a GDPR violation even if it's not the lead regulator.


06 June, 2021

G-7 To Support 15% Corporate Tax To Deter MNCs From Stashing Profits

Associated Press (AP)

'Reform the global tax system to make it fit for the global digital age and crucially to make sure that it's fair, so that the right companies pay the right tax in the right places,' Britain's Treasury Chief Rishi Sunak said


02 June, 2021

Google Claims New IT Rules Not Applicable To Its Search Engine

Outlook Web Bureau

The Delhi High Court has sought the Centre's stand on the matter


29 May, 2021

New IT Rules: Google, Facebook, WhatsApp Share Details With Govt, Twitter Yet To Comply

Outlook Web Bureau

Social media companies, including Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Koo, Sharechat, Telegram and LinkedIn, have shared details with the IT ministry as per the requirement of the new IT rules.


27 May, 2021

Google, FB Fall In Line As Govt Turns Up The Heat

Outlook Web Bureau

Facebook and Google have agreed to implement the changes, while WhatsApp has moved the Delhi High Court to register its objection to the traceability clause of the new IT rules.


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19 May, 2021

Google I/O 2021: New Privacy Settings, AI Tools And Release Of Android 12 Beta Among New Announcements

Outlook Web Bureau

Google has also announced new enhancements to its Password Manager, which helps users create, remember, save and auto-fill passwords across the web.


26 April, 2021

Google Pledges Rs 135 Crore To Tackle Covid Crisis In India; Nadella Thanks US Govt

Outlook Web Bureau

India logged a record of 3,52,991 new coronavirus infections in a day on Monday, taking its total tally of Covid-19 cases to 1,73,13,163.


23 March, 2021

Google Fixes Mysterious App Crash Issue That Affected Amazon, Gmail Apps On Android Devices

Outlook Web Bureau

Several Android users on Tuesday complained that apps like Amazon and Gmail were crashing on their mobile devices.


14 March, 2021

Google To Face Lawsuit Over Allegations That It Collects Users’ Data In Incognito Mode

Outlook Web Bureau

While Google has denied allegations of snooping on its users, the company reportedly said during a court hearing that the incognito mode on Chrome does not make its users invisible.


11 March, 2021

Google Pay To Give Users More Control Over Their Data

PTI

Google Pay is rolling out an update to the app from next week that will provide users with more controls to decide how their Google Pay activity is used to personalise features within the app.


10 March, 2021

Google Doodle Remembers ‘India’s Satellite Man’ Udupi Ramachandra Rao On His Birth Anniversary

Outlook Web Bureau

Professor Udupi Ramachandra Rao was a space scientist who supervised the launch of India’s first satellite — 'Aryabhata' in 1975.


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26 February, 2021

Facebook Signs Pay Deals With 3 News Publishers After New Law Introduction In Australia

Associated Press (AP)

Facebook said letters of intent had been signed with independent news organizations Private Media, Schwartz Media and Solstice Media.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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