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# google - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Google to limit targeted political ads in bid to 'improve voters’ confidence'
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Google to limit targeted political ads in bid to 'improve voters’ confidence'

Nov 21st 2019, 9:15 AM 3,510 Views 10 Comments

The tech giant said the changes aim to improve voter confidence in digital political advertising and electoral processes.

# google - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Whistleblower says Google is collecting personal medical data of 50 million people from health providers
# Project Nightingale
# Project Nightingale

Whistleblower says Google is collecting personal medical data of 50 million people from health providers

Nov 13th 2019, 8:02 AM 43,318 Views 64 Comments

The anonymous Google employee shared the information in a video online.

# google - Friday 27 September, 2019

Dublin city residents concerned Google's planned rooftop pitch will be 'nuisance' for them
# Boland's Mill
# Boland's Mill

Dublin city residents concerned Google's planned rooftop pitch will be 'nuisance' for them

Sep 27th 2019, 9:12 PM 37,391 Views 19 Comments

Google is planning to have the playing pitch on the roof terrace of the Boland’s Mill development.

# google - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Google wins landmark case in EU court over 'right to be forgotten'
# Google
# Google

Google wins landmark case in EU court over 'right to be forgotten'

Sep 24th 2019, 11:00 AM 29,719 Views 9 Comments

The court ruled the right to be forgotten did not extend outside of Europe.

# google - Monday 9 September, 2019

Harris asks social media companies and sporting organisations to help raise vaccine awareness
# HPV
# HPV

Harris asks social media companies and sporting organisations to help raise vaccine awareness

Sep 9th 2019, 6:10 AM 7,739 Views 123 Comments

The health minister sent letters to companies like Facebook and Google in recent weeks.

# google - Friday 6 September, 2019

'This has gone on for too long': Gardaí and Dublin City Council in dispute over policing of Google protests
# Gemma O'Doherty
# Gemma O'Doherty

'This has gone on for too long': Gardaí and Dublin City Council in dispute over policing of Google protests

Sep 6th 2019, 12:05 AM 43,415 Views 71 Comments

Internal correspondence shows how gardaí and DCC disagreed over the management of the protests.

# google - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Dublin City councillor issues complaint against Gemma O'Doherty over hijab comments
# Hate Speech
# Hate Speech

Dublin City councillor issues complaint against Gemma O'Doherty over hijab comments

Aug 20th 2019, 6:05 AM 54,059 Views 93 Comments

A formal complaint was made to gardaí yesterday.

# google - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Google unsure when updated statistics on 'delist' requests from State bodies will be published
# Transparency Report
# Transparency Report

Google unsure when updated statistics on 'delist' requests from State bodies will be published

Aug 17th 2019, 7:30 AM 6,945 Views 5 Comments

Requests to remove content from search results can be made under ‘right to be forgotten’ regulations.

# google - Friday 16 August, 2019

Councillors meet with gardaí to discuss Gemma O'Doherty-led protests at Google HQ
# Barrow Street
# Barrow Street

Councillors meet with gardaí to discuss Gemma O'Doherty-led protests at Google HQ

Aug 16th 2019, 2:33 PM 33,135 Views 176 Comments

Gardaí said they had received over 40 complaints about the Barrow St protests.

# google - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Special council meeting called to address Gemma O'Doherty-led protests at Google HQ
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

Special council meeting called to address Gemma O'Doherty-led protests at Google HQ

Aug 13th 2019, 5:29 PM 63,960 Views 176 Comments

It is understood protesters were approached by gardaí yesterday afternoon.

# google - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Court hears man's right to anonymity breached over rape trial reports appearing beside his name on Google
# Anonymity
# Anonymity

Court hears man's right to anonymity breached over rape trial reports appearing beside his name on Google

Aug 1st 2019, 10:00 PM 22,472 Views 0 Comments

Counsel told the court that the man was not named in any of the news reports which appeared on Google search.

# google - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Irish teenager wins global science award for removing microplastics from water
# Oceans
# Oceans

Irish teenager wins global science award for removing microplastics from water

Jul 30th 2019, 7:43 AM 448,929 Views 44 Comments

Fionn Ferreira from Cork received a €45,000 bursary.

# google - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

United States announces investigation into whether major online companies have 'stifled' competition
# Big Tech
# Big Tech

United States announces investigation into whether major online companies have 'stifled' competition

Jul 24th 2019, 7:17 AM 19,280 Views 5 Comments

The investigation comes after the European Union imposed hefty fines on Google recently.

# google - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Google Maps has introduced real-time updates for Dublinbikes
# Dublinbikes
# Dublinbikes

Google Maps has introduced real-time updates for Dublinbikes

Jul 17th 2019, 1:13 PM 9,423 Views 8 Comments

Dublin is one of 24 cities where Google has rolled out the new feature.

# google - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Facebook urges against 'punitive' fines for firms who breach Government's new online safety laws
# Online Safety Act
# Online Safety Act

Facebook urges against 'punitive' fines for firms who breach Government's new online safety laws

Jun 27th 2019, 11:05 AM 5,448 Views 17 Comments

The government published submissions on the proposed laws today.

# google - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Google is being flooded with staff mail deliveries so it's planning its own DHL-style collection hub
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

Google is being flooded with staff mail deliveries so it's planning its own DHL-style collection hub

Jun 6th 2019, 1:14 PM 8,884 Views 6 Comments

The tech giant said it receives hundreds of thousands of items each year.

# google - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Explainer: Why is Facebook allowing a doctored video of 'drunk' US Speaker Nancy Pelosi to stay online?
# FAKE NEWS
# FAKE NEWS

Explainer: Why is Facebook allowing a doctored video of 'drunk' US Speaker Nancy Pelosi to stay online?

May 26th 2019, 6:11 PM 33,535 Views 40 Comments

The social media giant has been criticised after altered footage of Pelosi was posted online this week.

# google - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Facebook ads for website targeting Maria Walsh deemed not to break community standards
# Eu Elections
# Eu Elections

Facebook ads for website targeting Maria Walsh deemed not to break community standards

May 23rd 2019, 6:43 PM 31,038 Views 51 Comments

Fine Gael has asked Facebook and Google to remove the ads.

# google - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Data Protection Commission launches investigation into Google Ireland
# GDPR
# GDPR

Data Protection Commission launches investigation into Google Ireland

May 22nd 2019, 8:39 PM 12,182 Views 11 Comments

Google said it will “engage fully” with the investigation.

# google - Monday 20 May, 2019

Have a Huawei phone? Here's how Google's new Android measures may affect you
# Explainer
# Explainer

Have a Huawei phone? Here's how Google's new Android measures may affect you

May 20th 2019, 11:18 AM 61,027 Views 82 Comments

The news from Google comes as a blow to the Chinese smartphone maker.

Google to cut ties with Huawei as it's set to restrict access to Android
# Tech Wars
# Tech Wars

Google to cut ties with Huawei as it's set to restrict access to Android

May 20th 2019, 7:06 AM 21,427 Views 39 Comments

Google said it was complying with a US government order.

# google - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Google agrees to give details of user who posted 'defamatory' YouTube video about a garda
# High Court
# High Court

Google agrees to give details of user who posted 'defamatory' YouTube video about a garda

Mar 28th 2019, 7:40 PM 29,236 Views 0 Comments

The Garda claims the video commentary wrongly accuses him of kicking a minor in the head.

# google - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

MEPs vote in controversial laws that places copyright responsibility on Google and YouTube
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

MEPs vote in controversial laws that places copyright responsibility on Google and YouTube

Mar 26th 2019, 8:40 PM 14,130 Views 46 Comments

Intense lobbying was done by tech giants like Google, which profits hugely from the advertising generated alongside the content it hosts.

# google - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

EU fines Google €1.49bn for blocking ads by rivals
# Illegal
# Illegal

EU fines Google €1.49bn for blocking ads by rivals

Mar 20th 2019, 3:43 PM 8,753 Views 6 Comments

The fine brings Google’s total tab with the European Union to €8.2 billion in less than two years.

Opinion: Tech giants must be held responsible for publishing images of murder and child abuse
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Tech giants must be held responsible for publishing images of murder and child abuse

Mar 20th 2019, 7:00 AM 10,311 Views 39 Comments

Google is pioneering self-driving cars and bringing the internet to remote parts of Africa via a network of giant balloons, yet somehow they cannot deal with snuff films or child abuse images, writes Diarmuid Pepper.

# google - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Google reveals new video game streaming platform called Stadia
# Stadia
# Stadia

Google reveals new video game streaming platform called Stadia

Mar 19th 2019, 10:37 PM 20,515 Views 32 Comments

Players will be able to use Stadia across a variety of platforms such as laptops, TVs and mobile phones.

# google - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Google and Facebook 'worried' about 'bad actors' spreading fake news during European elections
# Google
# Google

Google and Facebook 'worried' about 'bad actors' spreading fake news during European elections

Feb 10th 2019, 9:00 PM 10,668 Views 43 Comments

“While the vast majority of ads on Facebook are run by legitimate organisations, we know that there are bad actors that try to misuse our platform,” Facebook said.

# google - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Bogus abortion site still appearing on Google - but new law would enable takedown of 'harmful' content
# Myoptions
# Myoptions

Bogus abortion site still appearing on Google - but new law would enable takedown of 'harmful' content

Feb 7th 2019, 6:10 AM 7,369 Views 20 Comments

The creation of a digital safety commissioner has been mooted as a way of tackling the effects of harmful online content.

# google - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

HSE initiates legal proceedings over 'fake' MyOptions unplanned pregnancy website
# Myoptions.ie
# Myoptions.ie

HSE initiates legal proceedings over 'fake' MyOptions unplanned pregnancy website

Feb 6th 2019, 2:50 PM 9,759 Views 0 Comments

The health minister said the idea that people would set up a ‘fake’ website is ‘despicable’.

# google - Sunday 9 December, 2018

Tech giants are turning Dublin into one of Europe’s hottest property markets
# Silicon Docks
# Silicon Docks

Tech giants are turning Dublin into one of Europe’s hottest property markets

Dec 9th 2018, 6:00 PM 32,083 Views 62 Comments

A PwC report has ranked the capital as a top city for real estate investment and development.

# google - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Two years after the 'double Irish' was shelved, Google used it to shift billions to Bermuda
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

Two years after the 'double Irish' was shelved, Google used it to shift billions to Bermuda

Nov 29th 2018, 4:21 PM 1,368 Views 0 Comments

However the search giant says it has since paid tax on the offshore profits in the US.

# google - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Social media ad regulations should be drawn up for future referendums, Commission says
# Abortion Vote
# Abortion Vote

Social media ad regulations should be drawn up for future referendums, Commission says

Nov 14th 2018, 8:22 AM 5,431 Views 11 Comments

The Referendum Commission says new regulations should be drawn up by government.

# google - Friday 9 November, 2018

Garda brings High Court action to have YouTube video of public order incident taken down
# Courts
# Courts

Garda brings High Court action to have YouTube video of public order incident taken down

Nov 9th 2018, 6:10 AM 25,765 Views 0 Comments

The garda claims commentary on the video falsely accuses him of kicking a minor in the head.

# google - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Google's Dublin employees stage walkout over company's treatment of women
# Sexual Harassment
# Sexual Harassment

Google's Dublin employees stage walkout over company's treatment of women

Updated Nov 1st 2018, 11:52 AM 52,969 Views 70 Comments

Last week Google said it had fired 48 employees in the past two years as a result of sexual harassment allegations.

# google - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Poll: Should Ireland follow the UK in introducing a 'Google tax'?
# Tech Giants
# Tech Giants

Poll: Should Ireland follow the UK in introducing a 'Google tax'?

Oct 30th 2018, 8:27 AM 42,547 Views 73 Comments

The measure was announced in the UK’s Budget yesterday but, with many tech giants located here, should Ireland do the same?

# google - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Google fired 48 for sexual harassment in past two years
# Sexual Harassment
# Sexual Harassment

Google fired 48 for sexual harassment in past two years

Oct 25th 2018, 10:37 PM 19,150 Views 26 Comments

The company said it is taking an “increasingly hard line” against the behaviour.

# google - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Twitter's Jack Dorsey tells US Senate that platform does not operate on basis of 'political ideology'
# Senate Hearing
# Senate Hearing

Twitter's Jack Dorsey tells US Senate that platform does not operate on basis of 'political ideology'

Sep 5th 2018, 10:45 PM 8,558 Views 19 Comments

It comes after Donald Trump accused technology firms of “censorship” and suppressing conservative voices.

# google - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Trump warns Google, Facebook and Twitter to be 'careful' as he alleges 'rigged' search results
# Search Engines
# Search Engines

Trump warns Google, Facebook and Twitter to be 'careful' as he alleges 'rigged' search results

Updated Aug 28th 2018, 9:26 PM 25,307 Views 90 Comments

Trump has claimed that news search results were “rigged” against him.

# google - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Google now being sued for tracking phone locations
# Location Location Location
# Location Location Location

Google now being sued for tracking phone locations

Aug 21st 2018, 8:20 AM 15,671 Views 45 Comments

A lawsuit filed in San Francisco is accusing Google of invading people’s privacy.

# google - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Google records people's movements even when told not to
# Location History
# Location History

Google records people's movements even when told not to

Aug 14th 2018, 3:01 PM 22,072 Views 43 Comments

The privacy issue affects some two billion Android users and hundreds of millions of iPhone users worldwide.