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Google’s AI is already ahead in the war against fake news

Google’s AI is already ahead in the war against fake news

Written by on November 21, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Google’s AI already paying dividends. Both Google and Facebook have a fake news problem but Google’s leadership in AI means that it is likely to have a better solution and will not have to materially impact the financial performance of the company to fix it. Over the last 2 years, Google, Facebook, Twitter and so on […]

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Russian bought Facebook adverts released by lawmakers

Russian bought Facebook adverts released by lawmakers

Written by on November 2, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers released a batch of Russian-bought Facebook Inc ads on Wednesday that showcased politically charged content allegedly spread on social media by Moscow ahead of the 2016 U.S. election. Some of the ads criticized candidates, while others sought to organize or promote simultaneous rallies for opposite sides of divisive issues. The […]

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Social media giants face lawmakers over Russian allegations

Social media giants face lawmakers over Russian allegations

Written by on November 1, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lawyers from Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google head before U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday for two days of hearings on how Russia allegedly used their services to try to sway the 2016 U.S. elections. The U.S. Senate’s crime subcommittee will be the first of three congressional committees to hold hearings […]

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Google and Amazon still battle it out for the home: winner?

Google and Amazon still battle it out for the home: winner?

Written by on October 31, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Opportunities to break in are fast disappearing. Google seems to be closing on in launching a Google Home based product with a touchscreen which indicates that Google’s understanding of the smart home user experience is improving quickly. This is bad news for others like Essential (see here) that are looking to compete in this space as […]

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Google to roll out ‘advanced protection program’ for high-risk email users

Google to roll out ‘advanced protection program’ for high-risk email users

Written by on October 18, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Alphabet’s Google Inc said on Tuesday it would roll out an “advanced protection program” to provide stronger email security for some users such as government officials, political activists and journalists who are at a higher risk of being targeted by sophisticated hackers. Google users will have the ability to opt in to security […]

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Now Google finds Russian bought ads on YouTube, Gmail

Now Google finds Russian bought ads on YouTube, Gmail

Written by on October 10, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Google has discovered Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on its YouTube, Gmail and Google Search products in an effort to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a person briefed on the company’s probe told Reuters on Monday. The ads do not appear to be from the […]

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Project Loon takes flight in Puerto Rico supporting carriers

Project Loon takes flight in Puerto Rico supporting carriers

Written by on October 9, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said late on Friday it had approved Alphabet Inc’s application to provide emergency cellular service to Puerto Rico through balloons. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico has struggled to regain communications services. The FCC said on Friday that 83 percent of cell sites remain out […]

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Google launches swathe of new hardware to compete with Apple and Amazon

Google launches swathe of new hardware to compete with Apple and Amazon

Written by on October 5, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday unveiled the second generation of its Pixel smartphone along with new voice-enabled home speakers, redoubling its commitment to the hardware business as it competes with a surge of devices from Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc. Google’s new products, including a Pixelbook laptop, wireless earbuds and a […]

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News highlights – 1 October 2017

News highlights – 1 October 2017

Written by on October 2, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 1 October 2017 Greek plan to regulate taxi apps draws customers’ ire ATHENS (Reuters) – A Greek government plan to regulate taxi-hailing apps, such as Taxibeat and Uber, has angered many consumers who are worried it could disrupt a popular service for their daily commute. Read more… Google relaxes rules on free […]

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Facebook et al to testify over Russian election meddling

Facebook et al to testify over Russian election meddling

Written by on September 28, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Executives from Facebook, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Twitter have been asked to testify to the U.S. Congress in coming weeks as lawmakers probe Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election, committee sources said on Wednesday. A Senate aide said executives from the three firms had been asked by the Senate Intelligence […]

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