Google agrees to a $60 million fine

According to the Associated Press, Google has agreed to pay a $60 million fine to end a long legal battle with Australia’s Competition and Consumer Protection Commission. In April 2021, the same Federal Court ruled that Google was guilty of breaching Australian consumer laws by collecting location data from Android users without their express consent … Read more

Google is testing a feature that launches cloud games directly from search results

Google has rolled out a very interesting new feature. Some users have recently reported that the search engine allows gamers to launch video games even faster on cloud gaming platforms. However, it is necessary to be logged into an account associated with these cloud gaming services in order to take advantage of this feature. This … Read more

FEC allowed Google to remove spam filters in Gmail

Lately, Google has been riddled with criticism regarding the “Gmail” spam filter. A study found that the tech giant was disproportionately flagging Republican fundraising emails as spam compared to those of Democratic lawmakers and candidates, angering GOP senators (Grand Old Party). The latter even summoned Kent Walker, Google’s legal director for a meeting to explain … Read more

In Chicago, Google buys a building and drives out a monumental statue of Dubuffet

The company moves into the Thompson Center, the building in front of which has stood since 1984 Monument to the Standing Beasta ten-ton sculpture created by the great name of French art brut. Jean Dubuffet ordered to pack up… His sculpture Monument to the Standing Beast (Monument with Standing Beast), created in 1984 to sit … Read more

justice demands more and more data from tech giants

Published on Friday, August 5, 2022 at 07:33 By Sudinfo with Belga As part of the fight against crime, Belgian courts have requested information on 28,774 accounts from Meta (ex-Facebook), Google, Microsoft and Apple since 2013. In four out of five cases, the American technology giants have complied, at least partially, with the request, writes … Read more

Rumble’s antitrust lawsuit against Google moves to first stage

In early 2021, Rumble, the video streaming platform, filed a lawsuit against Google in federal court in California. Rumble’s lawyers have alleged that the tech giant is unlawfully altering search results to benefit YouTube, its sister company. They added that Google is unfairly rigging its search algorithms, which directly impacts Rumble. The latter requested more … Read more

Android 13: Towards a premature release of Google’s new mobile OS?

While yesterday we were discussing the probable release date of the Google Pixel 7, new information announces that of its OS, Android 13. In security release notes recently published on the Google website, there are information that the new mobile OS should already be released in September. Android 13 should already be released in September … Read more

Google Drive finally has a dark mode on iOS, or not

False joy for owners of iPhone and iPad who consult PDFs and tables in their bed just before sleeping. Contrary to the release notes for the latest Google Drive update (version 4.2022.31000, sorry), the app still doesn’t have a dark mode. You may switch to iOS in dark mode, but Google Drive’s interface stays bright, … Read more

you can play petanque thanks to the Doodle of the day

It is an activity that will perhaps entertain your Sunday if you are on vacation or simply on the weekend. Thanks to the Doodle of the day, you will be able to play a game that has fascinated the French (and especially the Marseillais) since 1907, namely petanque. “Today’s interactive Doodle game celebrates pétanque, a … Read more

What if Google competed with the AirPods Max?

Smartphone, connected watch, TWS earphones… Google only needs a headset so that its hardware offer resembles that of the big competitor Apple. Among the major smartphone manufacturers, it is sometimes difficult to differentiate one or the other as their products are similar. It often only takes a few months before a new device is copied … Read more