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Brave Challenges Google’s Advertising Power Before the UK Competition Watchdog

</header> <strong>The company behind the privacy-oriented browser Brave has set out to convince regulators in the U.K. to end Google’s advertising monopoly in the digital space. In a filing with the country’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), Brave puts forward recommendations on how to “neutralize” the tech giant’s “unfair data advantage.” </strong> Also read: Google …

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Google fully explains why its apps aren’t on new Huawei phones

Sponsored Links Engadget Since last spring, the government’s entity list ban against Huawei (and ZTE) has largely prevented US companies from working with them. Despite legal wrangling and trade negotiations between the two countries the ban is still in place, and in the case of Google, it means that while there are still updates and …

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Google faces state lawsuit alleging misuse of schoolkids’ private data

Enlarge / Students use Google Suite apps on computers in a classroom in Groton, Mass. on May 11, 2016. David L. Ryan | The Boston Globe | Getty Images Adults who use Google products and services tend to know, at least on some background level, that the cost for access to “free” tools is paid …

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Google’s wireless gigabit internet is now called Fiber Webpass

Google Webpass is now known as Google Fiber Webpass in all the cities where the wireless gigabit internet service is available. The tech giant first used the Fiber Webpass name when it deployed both its Fiber and Webpass internet connection services in Austin, Texas last year. Just a few days ago, it also launched both …

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Reuters: UK Google users will lose GDPR protections

Sponsored Links TOLGA AKMEN via Getty Images Google users in the UK might feel another effect of the Brexit process, and it’s one they may not have expected. According to Reuters, the tech giant is planning to place British users’ accounts under US jurisdiction, which means they’re losing the protections of the EU’s General Data …

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Alphabet quits work on its energy-generating kites

Sponsored Links Makani Alphabet’s years-long involvement with energy-making kites is no more. The Google parent is ending its work on Makani’s wind power technology, with X’s Moonshot lead Astro Teller warning that the path to a viable business was “much longer and riskier” than expected. Alphabet liked Makani’s environmental focus, but felt that it was …

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Extortionists threaten sites with bad traffic to make Google ban ads

Sponsored Links Steve Dent/Engadget A creative extortion scheme is threatening websites with revenue loss by unleashing bad traffic that activates Google’s AdSense anti-fraud systems, according to Krebs on Security. First, a fraudster threatens to flood the publisher’s site with sketchy bot traffic. Then, Google’s AdSense anti-fraud systems would pick up on that traffic and suspend …

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Curious About Bitcoin, Nigerians See Increasing Opportunities to Buy and Spend Cryptocurrencies

</header> <strong>Higher prices since the start of the year have been restoring popular interest in cryptocurrencies. Google searches for “bitcoin” have increased since December to about half of those registered in June last year. There’s one country that sticks out as a benchmark for the indicator. Nigeria has consistently topped the chart in the past …

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After Math: Stunning figures

Sponsored Links Maxiphoto via Getty Images The news just wouldn’t stop dropping this week. First, Parasite absolutely dominated the Oscars, everyone was convinced Bill Gates bought a hydrogen-powered mega-yacht for a hot second (surprise, he didn’t), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political party left the entirety of its voter rolls — millions of records — …

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Since the iOS Files app is finally useful, Gmail will add attachments from it

Enlarge / Google’s branding for Gmail. Google Apple only recently fully integrated its Files file-and-folder-management app with the rest of its own apps and services on iPhones, but Google has already taken that step with its popular Gmail iOS app. Google announced in a post on its G Suite updates blog today that users will be …

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