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# google - Wednesday 21 September, 2022

Google searches for ways to leave Russia spike as Putin announces conscription of reserves
# Fleeing Russia
# Fleeing Russia

Google searches for ways to leave Russia spike as Putin announces conscription of reserves

Updated Sep 21st 2022, 8:23 PM 63,106 Views 31 Comments

A police monitoring group has said that more than 1,000 people have been arrested for taking part in anti-mobilisation protests.

# google - Wednesday 14 September, 2022

Google loses appeal against record EU antitrust fine
# Google Fine
# Google Fine

Google loses appeal against record EU antitrust fine

Sep 14th 2022, 9:34 AM 11,358 Views 5 Comments

Google is set to be hit with a fine of €4.125 billion

# google - Saturday 2 July, 2022

Google to delete user location history on US abortion clinic visits
# Location Data
# Location Data

Google to delete user location history on US abortion clinic visits

Jul 2nd 2022, 7:33 AM 18,476 Views 63 Comments

Other places from which Google will not store location data include fertility centers and addiction treatment facilities.

# google - Thursday 5 May, 2022

Apple, Google and Microsoft agree to support ‘passwordless’ sign-ins
# Passwords
# Passwords

Apple, Google and Microsoft agree to support ‘passwordless’ sign-ins

May 5th 2022, 5:05 PM 22,491 Views 15 Comments

The technology giants have said they will back a new sign-in standard that could replace written passwords.

# google - Monday 14 March, 2022

High Court challenge alleges DPC failed to investigate complaint made about Google, IAB Europe
# Courts
# Courts

High Court challenge alleges DPC failed to investigate complaint made about Google, IAB Europe

Mar 14th 2022, 4:16 PM 8,299 Views 0 Comments

Dr Johnny Ryan claims the Data Protection Commission has delayed investigating his 2018 complaint regarding the two companies.

# google - Thursday 10 March, 2022

Tory MP reaches settlement over Google ad suggesting he was 'sympathetic to abuse of children'
# Google Ireland Ltd
# Google Ireland Ltd

Tory MP reaches settlement over Google ad suggesting he was 'sympathetic to abuse of children'

Mar 10th 2022, 12:34 PM 9,989 Views 0 Comments

Google Ireland Ltd issued an apology to Lee Anderson at a High Court hearing in London today.

# google - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

Fitbit recalls one million Ionic watches after burn injuries
# Google
# Google

Fitbit recalls one million Ionic watches after burn injuries

Mar 2nd 2022, 8:56 PM 35,363 Views 11 Comments

Fitbit received 115 reports of the battery overheating in the US, with 78 reports of burn injuries.

# google - Sunday 27 February, 2022

'We have to think hard about prioritisation': The environmental impact of Ireland's data centres
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

'We have to think hard about prioritisation': The environmental impact of Ireland's data centres

Feb 27th 2022, 7:30 AM 19,111 Views 18 Comments

With around 70 data centres in Ireland and more to come, tech companies are now using a massively outsized amount of energy.

# google - Friday 11 February, 2022

Publishers aim to 'break Google's stranglehold' over advertising with antitrust complaint
# Ads
# Ads

Publishers aim to 'break Google's stranglehold' over advertising with antitrust complaint

Feb 11th 2022, 10:58 AM 7,485 Views 3 Comments

The European Publishers Council has lodged the complaint with the European Commission.

# google - Friday 24 December, 2021

Russia fines Google €85 million over banned content
# Russia
# Russia

Russia fines Google €85 million over banned content

Dec 24th 2021, 2:34 PM 16,555 Views 8 Comments

Russia regularly takes legal action for not removing content it labels illegal, such as pornographic material or posts condoning drugs.

# google - Thursday 29 July, 2021

Google employees 'will need to be vaccinated' before returning to offices
# Google
# Google

Google employees 'will need to be vaccinated' before returning to offices

Updated Jul 29th 2021, 2:35 PM 42,445 Views 158 Comments

Google Ireland said they had no specifics regarding the measure in this country.

Explainer: Why bosses could be on shaky legal ground if they ask staff about vaccine status
# Thorny Issues
# Thorny Issues

Explainer: Why bosses could be on shaky legal ground if they ask staff about vaccine status

Jul 29th 2021, 1:50 PM 22,888 Views 39 Comments

Asking workers to be fully vaccinated before returning to work raises thorny legal issues.

Restaurants dealing with 'malicious, coordinated' campaign of abuse from anti-vaccine cert protesters
# One-star Reviews
# One-star Reviews

Restaurants dealing with 'malicious, coordinated' campaign of abuse from anti-vaccine cert protesters

Jul 29th 2021, 12:05 AM 84,199 Views 148 Comments
  • A Facebook page is encouraging users to leave negative comments on pubs' and restaurants' reopening posts, and to boycott those businesses.
  • One-star reviews are also being left for businesses that have reopened indoor dining, with many leaving such reviews on multiple businesses across the country.
  • The Restaurant Association of Ireland has written a letter to the Government, and is to contact Facebook and Google about fraudulent bookings and reviews.

# google - Friday 2 July, 2021

Ireland is holding out on the historic global deal on corporate tax. Why? And at what cost?
# A Taxing Matter
# A Taxing Matter

Ireland is holding out on the historic global deal on corporate tax. Why? And at what cost?

Jul 2nd 2021, 4:53 PM 18,125 Views 28 Comments

Ireland is one of just nine countries out of 139 to reject the deal.

# google - Monday 7 June, 2021

French regulator fines Google €220m for favouring ads for own services at expense of rivals
# Advertisement
# Advertisement

French regulator fines Google €220m for favouring ads for own services at expense of rivals

Jun 7th 2021, 3:19 PM 11,149 Views 6 Comments

The penalty is part of a settlement reached after three media groups accused Google in 2019 of abusing a dominant market position.

# google - Monday 31 May, 2021

'I was appalled': Tánaiste asked social media firms to combat 'illegal' gatherings after Grafton St protest
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'I was appalled': Tánaiste asked social media firms to combat 'illegal' gatherings after Grafton St protest

May 31st 2021, 12:05 AM 69,568 Views 0 Comments

Leo Varadkar contacted the companies following a protest in March.

# google - Friday 16 April, 2021

Australian court rules Google misled mobile users about how it gathered their location data
# Android
# Android

Australian court rules Google misled mobile users about how it gathered their location data

Apr 16th 2021, 9:06 AM 8,443 Views 4 Comments

Google is considering an appeal of the ruling.

# google - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Australia passes law to make Google and Facebook pay for news
# Australia
# Australia

Australia passes law to make Google and Facebook pay for news

Feb 25th 2021, 7:05 AM 10,887 Views 11 Comments

Final amendments to the laws were passed after consultation between Canberra and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.

# google - Sunday 24 January, 2021

Schools reporting fewer online classes 'broken into', says principals association
# Crashed
# Crashed

Schools reporting fewer online classes 'broken into', says principals association

Jan 24th 2021, 7:30 AM 29,640 Views 25 Comments

We spoke to one parent whose son’s class was crashed by a stranger who shared inappropriate material.

# google - Friday 22 January, 2021

Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia amid row over paying media outlets
# Social Media
# Social Media

Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia amid row over paying media outlets

Jan 22nd 2021, 8:37 AM 22,517 Views 54 Comments

The law aims to make Google and Facebook pay Australian media companies fairly for using news content they siphon from news sites.

# google - Monday 11 January, 2021

Pro-Trump social media app Parler was a breeding ground for extremism - so why has it only been taken offline now?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Pro-Trump social media app Parler was a breeding ground for extremism - so why has it only been taken offline now?

Jan 11th 2021, 3:47 PM 17,729 Views 58 Comments

At the height of its powers, Parler had 10 million users.

# google - Thursday 31 December, 2020

'Too big to care': 2020 was the year that Europe got serious about tackling Big Tech
# Big Tech
# Big Tech

'Too big to care': 2020 was the year that Europe got serious about tackling Big Tech

Dec 31st 2020, 7:30 PM 11,052 Views 13 Comments

Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple all faced heavy regulatory scrutiny in 2020.

# google - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Texas and 10 other US states sue Google for anti-competitive practices
# Tech Goliath
# Tech Goliath

Texas and 10 other US states sue Google for anti-competitive practices

Dec 16th 2020, 10:15 PM 9,507 Views 20 Comments

“If the free market was a baseball game, Google positioned itself as the pitcher, the batter and the umpire,” Texas’ Attorney General said.

# google - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

EU unveils new rules to curb tech giants' power
# Digital Gatekeepers
# Digital Gatekeepers

EU unveils new rules to curb tech giants' power

Updated Dec 15th 2020, 4:52 PM 15,802 Views 11 Comments

Companies including Google, Amazon and Facebook could face fines of up to 10% of their revenues for breaking competition rules.

# google - Monday 14 December, 2020

Google says worldwide service outage caused by internal technical fault
# Google Down
# Google Down

Google says worldwide service outage caused by internal technical fault

Updated Dec 14th 2020, 7:50 PM 62,529 Views 69 Comments

Google apologised to all users affected by the outage.

# google - Thursday 10 December, 2020

France slaps fines of €100 million on Google and €35 million on Amazon over advertising cookies
# Cookies
# Cookies

France slaps fines of €100 million on Google and €35 million on Amazon over advertising cookies

Dec 10th 2020, 8:35 AM 15,199 Views 25 Comments

The data watchdog said users were “either insufficiently informed or never informed” of cookies being placed on their computers.

# google - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

US government sues Google over its 'illegal monopoly' on internet search and advertising services
# Tech
# Tech

US government sues Google over its 'illegal monopoly' on internet search and advertising services

Oct 20th 2020, 5:45 PM 23,489 Views 62 Comments

The case is one of the country’s biggest antitrust lawsuits in decades.

# google - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Google must negotiate with media groups over paying for online news, Paris court rules
# Dispute
# Dispute

Google must negotiate with media groups over paying for online news, Paris court rules

Oct 8th 2020, 10:19 AM 11,032 Views 16 Comments

The ruling came as the US firm announced it was close to a deal on compensating French media groups.

# google - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have too much power and abuse their positions, US Congress report says
# Tech Giants
# Tech Giants

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have too much power and abuse their positions, US Congress report says

Oct 7th 2020, 8:58 AM 12,896 Views 25 Comments

Democrats in the US are hoping to rein in the power of the tech giants.

# google - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Ghost town?: What does Google's decision to pull out of an office deal mean for the landscape of Dublin city centre?
# Boom And Bust
# Boom And Bust

Ghost town?: What does Google's decision to pull out of an office deal mean for the landscape of Dublin city centre?

Sep 12th 2020, 8:33 AM 54,332 Views 60 Comments

Property experts say rumours of the capital’s demise are greatly exaggerated.

# google - Monday 7 September, 2020

Google cancels plan to lease large office space in Dublin
# Offices
# Offices

Google cancels plan to lease large office space in Dublin

Sep 7th 2020, 9:45 PM 94,070 Views 77 Comments

The Sorting Office space is 202,000 sq feet in size.

# google - Monday 17 August, 2020

Google tells Australians law forcing tech giants to pay for news will affect their user experience
# News
# News

Google tells Australians law forcing tech giants to pay for news will affect their user experience

Aug 17th 2020, 7:16 AM 15,199 Views 11 Comments

Google has argued that paying news outlets for the content they produce is an ‘unfair advantage’.

# google - Friday 14 August, 2020

Fortnite makers sue Apple and Google after it's pulled from mobile app stores
# Battle Royale
# Battle Royale

Fortnite makers sue Apple and Google after it's pulled from mobile app stores

Aug 14th 2020, 10:43 AM 53,119 Views 31 Comments

Epic Games recently released an update that dodges revenue sharing with the tech giants.

# google - Sunday 9 August, 2020

HSE working with Google to fix problem with Covid Tracker app that drains Android phone batteries
# Google Play Services
# Google Play Services

HSE working with Google to fix problem with Covid Tracker app that drains Android phone batteries

Aug 9th 2020, 4:50 PM 108,887 Views 157 Comments

The HSE said that the problem should be fixed within 24 hours.

# google - Friday 7 August, 2020

China accuses US of 'political suppression' after Trump's executive order targeting TikTok
# China
# China

China accuses US of 'political suppression' after Trump's executive order targeting TikTok

Updated Aug 7th 2020, 10:10 AM 35,786 Views 59 Comments

The order comes into effect in 45 days and appears to ban transactions with the Chinese owners of the app.

# google - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google's bid for Fitbit
# Competition
# Competition

EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google's bid for Fitbit

Aug 4th 2020, 2:36 PM 15,970 Views 3 Comments

There is concern that acquiring Fitbit’s user data will strengthen Google’s position in targeted advertising.

# google - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Head honchos at Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to face questions from US politicians today
# Bark Or Byte
# Bark Or Byte

Head honchos at Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to face questions from US politicians today

Jul 29th 2020, 6:10 AM 14,881 Views 6 Comments

The tech giants are being investigated for alleged anti-competitive practices.

# google - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Concerns over Google Play Services reignited over Covid apps but HSE warns against conflating issues
# Privacy
# Privacy

Concerns over Google Play Services reignited over Covid apps but HSE warns against conflating issues

Jul 23rd 2020, 11:01 AM 30,669 Views 106 Comments

The HSE has said it is important not to conflate issues with how Google enables apps through the store with the functionality of this particular app.

# google - Friday 19 June, 2020

HSE was 'gifted' €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

HSE was 'gifted' €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic

Jun 19th 2020, 6:30 AM 16,204 Views 11 Comments

New figures show the health service spent more than €1 million on advertising in the first two months of the crisis.

# google - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Debunked: No, contact tracing apps have not been installed on every Android phone
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, contact tracing apps have not been installed on every Android phone

Jun 16th 2020, 1:52 PM 11,390 Views 21 Comments

The Department of Health confirms that the tracing app won’t be made mandatory.

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