Californian Internet giant Google faces a growing list of battles around the world, from tussles in Europe and Australia over fair compensation for media outlets to competition probes on both sides of the Atlantic, AFP reported.
Alphabet Inc.'s Google aims to power its data centers and offices using solely carbon-free electricity by 2030, its chief executive told Reuters, building on its previous goal of matching its energy use with 100 percent renewable energy.
Google wrote in a blog post that the company is using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning techniques to more quickly recognize breaking news around various crises such as natural disasters.
Google claimed the Australian government’s proposed code for digital platforms to pay news media companies for their content is “unworkable” and would force the tech company to “pay unreasonable and exorbitant amounts.”
Alphabet Inc.’s Google’s Android phones on Tuesday started detecting earthquakes around the world to provide data that could eventually give billions of users precious seconds of warning of a tremor nearby, with an alerting feature first rolling out in California.
Google has corrected the Persian-to-English translation of the word “condolences” following the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticized the multinational search engine for its mistranslation.
Australia’s competition regulator on Monday accused Alphabet’s Google of misleading consumers to get permission for use of their personal data for targeted advertising, seeking a fine “in the millions” and aiming to establish a precedent.
Alphabet Inc.’s Google said it would prohibit websites and apps that use its advertising technology from running ads on “dangerous content” that goes against scientific consensus during the coronavirus pandemic.
Alphabet Inc.’s Google records what people are doing on hundreds of thousands of mobile apps even when they follow the company’s recommended settings for stopping such monitoring, a lawsuit seeking class action status alleged.