US Tech Industry Fears Handing Over Data on Abortion to State Government

The technology industry in the United States is bracing for the uncomfortable possibility of having to hand over pregnancy-related data to law enforcement, in the wake of the US Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to overturn the Roe vs Wade precedent that for decades guaranteed a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion. As state laws […]

Google Reveals Italian Spyware Used for Hacking Apple, Android Smartphones

An Italian company’s hacking tools were used to spy on Apple and Android smartphones in Italy and Kazakhstan, Alphabet’s Google said in a report on Thursday. Milan-based RCS Lab, whose website claims European law enforcement agencies as clients, developed tools to spy on private messages and contacts of the targeted devices, the report said. Google‘s […]

Amazon’s Alexa May Soon Mimic Any Voice, Confirms Senior Vice President

Amazon wants to give customers the chance to make Alexa, the company’s voice assistant, sound just like their grandmother — or anyone else. The online retailer is developing a system to let Alexa mimic any voice after hearing less than a minute of audio, said Rohit Prasad, an Amazon Senior Vice President, at a conference […]

Google Pledges Over News Publishers Fees Accepted by French Antitrust Body

The French antitrust authority said on Tuesday it had accepted a series of commitments made by Alphabet’s Google over a copyright law aimed at remunerating news publishers for the use of content online. The authority also said a EUR-500-million (roughly Rs. 4,120 crore) fine it had imposed on Google last year was now definitive, as […]

Google Urged by US Lawmakers to Fix Abortion Searches Leading to ‘Fake Clinics’

US lawmakers urged Alphabet’s leading Google search engine to give accurate results to people seeking abortions rather than sometimes sending them to “crisis pregnancy centres,” which steer woman away from the procedures. The request came in a letter, whose top signatories were Senator Mark Warner and Representative Elissa Slotkin, sent to Google on Friday and […]

Tesla’s Shareholders to Vote on 3-to-1 Stock Split In August

Electric vehicle maker Tesla on Friday proposed a three-to-one stock split, making its shares more affordable following recent sell-offs of the most valuable automaker. The company also said Oracle Corp co-founder Larry Ellison, a friend of Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk, will not stand for re-election to Tesla’s board when his term ends at […]

Google to Pay User $515,000 Over Defamatory YouTube Videos, Says Court

An Australian court on Monday ordered Google to pay a former lawmaker AUD 715,000 (roughly Rs. 40,001,300), saying its failure to take down a YouTuber’s “relentless, racist, vilificatory, abusive and defamatory campaign” of videos drove him out of politics. The Federal Court found the Alphabet company, which owns content-sharing website YouTube, made money by broadcasting […]

Russia Says Cases Opened Against Google, Others Over Personal Data Storage

Russia’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor said on Friday it had opened administrative cases against Alphabet Inc’s Google and six other foreign technology companies for alleged violations of personal data legislation. Moscow has clashed with Big Tech over content, censorship, data and local representation in a simmering dispute that has erupted into a full-on information battle since […]

Big Tech Including Twitter, Google to Face Impact on Revenue Growth: Report

After unprecedented revenue growth last year, digital platforms including Alphabet, Meta Platforms, Snap and Twitter now face a sobering reality as pandemic-driven advertising trends dissipate, according to an analyst report on Thursday. Research firm MoffettNathanson cut its 2025 revenue estimates for each of the four companies by double-digit percentages. US digital ad spending surged 38 […]

Google Faces Second Probe Into Its Advertising Practices

Britain’s competition regulator on Thursday launched its second probe into the advertising practices of Google, saying the Alphabet-owned search giant could be distorting competition and may have illegally favoured its own services. The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) latest probe follows its into Google and Facebook owner-Meta’s “Jedi Blue” agreement earlier this year. The CMA […]

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