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# 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 42,301 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 22,371 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 83,905 Views 146 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 18,058 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 11,133 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 69,496 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 8,424 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 10,847 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 29,593 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 22,506 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 17,672 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 10,997 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 9,491 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 15,752 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 62,420 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 15,165 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 23,464 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 11,010 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 12,862 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 54,278 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 93,948 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 15,185 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 53,084 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 108,821 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 35,764 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 15,951 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 14,851 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 30,582 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 16,178 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 11,295 Views 21 Comments

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

# google - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Google and Apple launch contact-tracing platform that will be used in Irish app
# Contact Tracing
# Contact Tracing

Google and Apple launch contact-tracing platform that will be used in Irish app

May 21st 2020, 10:26 AM 17,834 Views 44 Comments

The Google-Apple API will be used in the Irish contact tracing app,

# google - Friday 24 April, 2020

Leo Varadkar says charging Google and Facebook for news media content is 'a good idea'
# Internet Money
# Internet Money

Leo Varadkar says charging Google and Facebook for news media content is 'a good idea'

Apr 24th 2020, 4:32 PM 23,423 Views 20 Comments

Varadkar said that the social media giants are “sort of free riders on costs incurred by other people”.

# google - Monday 20 April, 2020

Australia to make Google and Facebook pay for news content amid falling advertising revenue
# Digital Platforms
# Digital Platforms

Australia to make Google and Facebook pay for news content amid falling advertising revenue

Apr 20th 2020, 10:47 AM 22,226 Views 21 Comments

The move comes after attempts to negotiate voluntary payments failed.

# google - Monday 2 March, 2020

Google staff told to work from home after employee reports 'flu-like symptoms' amid Covid-19 fears
# Dublin
# Dublin

Google staff told to work from home after employee reports 'flu-like symptoms' amid Covid-19 fears

Mar 2nd 2020, 8:06 PM 74,223 Views 49 Comments

The company wants to test its “operational readiness” should employees have to work from home for an extended period.

# google - Friday 28 February, 2020

German lawyer takes Google to Irish High Court over alleged hacking of his gmail account
# Qatari Based Hackers
# Qatari Based Hackers

German lawyer takes Google to Irish High Court over alleged hacking of his gmail account

Feb 28th 2020, 11:19 AM 15,347 Views 0 Comments

The law scholar claims that “Qatari based actors” attempted to unlawfully access his gmail account.

# google - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Data protection inquiries launched into Google and Tinder over GDPR concerns
# Data Processing
# Data Processing

Data protection inquiries launched into Google and Tinder over GDPR concerns

Feb 4th 2020, 1:37 PM 11,604 Views 8 Comments

The two inquiries were announced by the Data Protection Commission today.

# google - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

As Google buys Pointy, co-founder Mark Cummins enters his second act with the tech giant
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

As Google buys Pointy, co-founder Mark Cummins enters his second act with the tech giant

Jan 15th 2020, 11:17 AM 12,862 Views 8 Comments

The Dublin startup isn’t the first business founded by Cummins to be snapped up by the company.

# google - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Google co-founders step down from parent firm Alphabet
# Sundar Pichai
# Sundar Pichai

Google co-founders step down from parent firm Alphabet

Dec 4th 2019, 8:17 AM 16,232 Views 4 Comments

Larry Page and Sergey Brin are handing the reins to current Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

# google - Monday 25 November, 2019

Social media companies agree to liase with Department of Health on tackling anti-vaccine misinformation
# Simon Harris
# Simon Harris

Social media companies agree to liase with Department of Health on tackling anti-vaccine misinformation

Updated Nov 25th 2019, 6:35 PM 17,061 Views 146 Comments

Minister for Health Simon Harris met with Facebook, Google and Twitter today.

# google - Friday 22 November, 2019

How Dublin plans to use tech to reduce carbon emissions
# Business And Climate
# Business And Climate

How Dublin plans to use tech to reduce carbon emissions

Nov 22nd 2019, 11:08 AM 254 Views 0 Comments

The city is using insights from Google to help tackle the climate crisis.

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