Youtube Plans To Launch Streaming Video Service
YouTube is planning to launch an online store for streaming video services, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The company has renewed talks with entertainment companies about participating in the platform, which it is referring to internally as a “channel store”, the report said,…
Google Fined $40 Million For Misleading Users On Android Location Tracking
The Federal Court in Australia on Friday ordered Google to pay over $40 million in penalties for making misleading representations to consumers about the collection and use of their personal location data on Android phones. According to Australia’s Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC), the data…
Google’s Learn-To-Read App For Kids Now Available As Website
Google has introduced a new website — Read Along — to help kids learn to read independently with the help of an animated reading assistant named “Diya”. Read Along has been an Android app so far, which was first released as Bolo in India in…
Play Points To Let Users Score Discounts On Google Store Products
Google has started rolling out a new programme to the Play Store that will let users use their Play Points toward purchases on the Google Store.
Google Play To Hide App Permissions, Makes Developers Responsible For Data Collection
Google is set to no longer show permissions it automatically gathers from apps on its Play Store, giving developers control over what they wish to disclose to users on data collection.
Google Warns High-Profile Android Victims Of Spyware ‘Hermit’
Tech giant Google has found strong evidence that enterprise-grade Android spyware called ‘Hermit’ is being used via SMS messages to target high-profile Android users.
Google Sends Engineer On Leave Who Said Its Conversation AI Is ‘Sentient’
Google has sent an engineer on leave over breaching its confidentiality agreement after he made a claim that the tech giant’s conversation Artificial intelligence (AI) is “sentient” because it has feelings, emotions, and subjective experiences.
Google Brings New Updates To Android Messaging, Accessibility Features
Google has announced that it is rolling out new updates for GBoard, Emoji Kitchen, and some of its accessibility tools.
Google ‘Multi Search’ Tool To Help Users Search With Photos
Google has introduced multi-search on its platform that allows people to use text and images at the same time to find the most relevant results.
Apps To Ask Your Permission To Send Notifications In Android 13
Google is bringing out a key notification permission feature in Android 13 where apps will seek your permission before posting notifications.
Google Expands ‘Project Shield’ To Protect Governments From Hacking
Tech giant Google has expanded eligibility for ‘Project Shield’, its free protection against DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks, to protect Ukrainian government websites, embassies worldwide and other governments in close proximity to stay online, protect themselves and continue to offer their crucial services.
Android Malware In Google Play Stealing Users’ Data And SMS Texts
A dangerous Android banking malware that steals victims’ credentials and SMS messages have been downloaded thousands of times via Google Play Store, researchers have warned.
Google Temporarily Disables Google Maps Live Traffic Data In Ukraine
Tech giant Google has temporarily disabled for Ukraine some Google Maps tools which provide live information about traffic conditions and how busy different places are.
Google Commits To Add Over 100 New Games To Stadia In 2022
Tech giant Google has officially committed to add at least 100 new games to Stadia by the end of the year.