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Governments are having trouble regulating the giants as they often have to work with rules that haven't adapted quickly enough to the rise of these digital companies
The Justice Department does not name specific companies but appears to signal targeting Google, Facebook and Amazon, which dominate key sectors of the digital economy
Here are 3 myths worth discussing and busting when it comes to the idea of breaking up large tech conglomerates
Google also acknowledges its Google Assistant device was liable to 'false accept' pickups, allowing it to record by mistake without having been activated by users
Google users can see an illustration of the Puerto Princesa Underground River by artist David Lu on the search engine's homepage
The UFC-Que Choisir group says the goal of its class action suit is to 'end the insidious exploitation of users' personal data, particularly those using Android devices with a Google account, and compensate them for up to 1,000 euros'
Consumer and child protection groups are worried YouTube is collecting data on young users and failing to shield them from inappropriate content
The national hero celebrates his 158th birth anniversary this year
Google 'will apply technology and analytics on Sanofi’s large real world database to better understand what treatments work for patients,' the pharmaceutical firm says in a statement
Game Builder makes the process of creating your own games a fun game in and of itself
(UPDATED) Google users find that when people enter the phrase 'I am sad to see Hong Kong become part of China' the suggested translation in both Simplified and Traditional Chinese converts the word 'sad' to 'happy'
Check out the Doodle for the 121st Philippine Independence Day!
The study by the News Media Alliance underscores industry arguments about Google and other online giants harming traditional news organizations by dominating the internet news ecosystem and the ad revenues from it
Google appeals a Brussels sanction on Google's AdSense advertising service, which says it illegally restricted client websites from displaying ads from ad service rivals
Each firm has different issues, but any probes could center on whether they abused their dominant position and stifled competition
In a statement on its Cloud Platform status page, Google acknowledges the issue, saying it was dealing with 'high levels of network congestion in the eastern USA, affecting multiple services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube'
The change reflects the current environment and pressure being applied by countries against loot box mechanics in games
Meanwhile, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg snub the International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy, and Democracy
How does Huawei keep up with the competition if it cannot use the platform that powers nearly every other smartphone in the world?
'Huawei's 5G will absolutely not be affected. In terms of 5G technologies, others won't be able to catch up with Huawei in two or three years,' Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says
Analysts say the ban is likely to accelerate efforts by Huawei and other Chinese firms to develop their own sources of microprocessors and other components
Here's what the US trade ban and Google's subsequent rescinding of Huawei's Android license will mean for hundreds of millions of smartphone users who own a Huawei device
(UPDATED) Future Huawei devices will reportedly lose access to Google Play Store, YouTube, Gmail, Chrome and other Google services
Executives from Google, Twitter, Facebook and Microsoft meet with leaders of France, New Zealand and other countries in Paris to unveil the 'Christchurch Call' of voluntary commitments for online platforms
Search and tweets on migrating are both up, as soon as partial and unofficial election results were released on May 13
The doodle features a Philippine flag-emblazoned ballot box, with a ballot being inserted into it
Tech firms, rights activists, and journalists say the new law could also be used to curb freedom of speech
Video chats, user-recorded videos, Instagram or any other content source – the new feature is supposed to be able to provide automatic captions for those
The next generation of Google Assistant has been shrunk to fit onto Pixel phones, so your data won't get sent to the cloud
Here are some of the announcements you can expect at Google’s annual developer conference, slated for May 8, 1 am, Philippine time
The new feature lets Google Account holders choose how long they want their data to be saved – either saved and deleted manually, or automatically deleted if older than 3 or 18 months
Alphabet says profit in the first-quarter fell 29% to $6.7 billion on revenue that climbed 17% to $36.3 billion.
At least 6 of DO Global's 100 or so applications fraudulently click on ads even when they aren't being used
Under the proposals, a new regulator will have the power to force platforms and others to publish annual transparency reports
The Asia Internet Coalition, whose members include Facebook, Google, and Twitter, says there may be 'significant risks to freedom of expression and speech'
Google pulls its news grant to New Wave Media Group, described by an independent journalist group as 'one of the staunchest supporters of the corrupt regime led by the far-right Prime Minister Viktor Orban'
Australia considers new laws in the wake of the New Zealand massacre
(UPDATED) The fine brings Google's total tab with the EU to 8.2 billion euros in less than two years. This is far less than the maximum fine of 10% of Google's annual turnover.
Google wants to avoid a repeat of 2017 when they were fined 2.4 billion euros for favoring its 'Google Shopping' price comparison service in search results
Google says its Stadia platform will open to gamers later this year in the United States, Canada, Britain, and other parts of Europe
Tune users can lower the number of toxic comments seen on some 'popular platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and Disqus'
A recent patent for a game controller hints that Google is also expected to unveil a device to go with the service
(UPDATED) Google says the issues with attaching or accessing Gmail attachments and sending emails and uploading and downloading files on Drive have been resolved
Francisca Reyes-Aquino is widely considered as the mother of Philippine folk dance
Having failed to persuade his European partners to introduce an EU-wide tax, France will go it alone with its own new mechanism
European Parliament may vote as soon as the week of March 10
The closing of the loophole comes after a YouTube creator this week revealed what he called a 'wormhole' that allowed comments and connections on child porn alongside innocuous videos
Google will be holding its Game Developers Conference keynote address on March 19
Spending goes up from $9 billion last year to $13 billion this year in US investments