YouTube fixes glitch, back up following worldwide outage

YouTube, owned by Alphabet Inc’s Google, said late on Wednesday it had fixed a glitch that led to a worldwide outage of the video-streaming service. DownDetector.com, a website which monitors outages, showed nearly 286,000 incidents of people reporting issues with the service. The issue started at around 6:53 p.m. ET (23:53 GMT), according to Downdetector.com,… Read More YouTube fixes glitch, back up following worldwide outage

Google set to launch VPN service for consumers

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Thursday it plans to launch a VPN service for consumers, which would be available with certain subscription plans for its Google One cloud storage services. Designed for secure internet usage, virtual private networks (VPNs) are used by individuals in countries where access to certain sites and services have been barred… Read More Google set to launch VPN service for consumers

U.S. tech companies chief executives testify at Senate committee hearing

A U.S. Senate hearing to reform an internet law and hold tech companies accountable for how they moderate content quickly turned into a political scuffle as lawmakers not only went after the companies but also attacked each other. Lawmakers are split on ways to hold Big Tech accountable under Section 230 of the Communications Decency… Read More U.S. tech companies chief executives testify at Senate committee hearing

U.S. Justice Department files anti-trust lawsuit against Google

The U.S. Justice Department and 11 states filed an antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc’s Google on Tuesday for allegedly breaking the law in using its market power to fend off rivals. Google, whose search engine is so ubiquitous that its name has become a verb, had revenue of $162 billion in 2019, more than the… Read More U.S. Justice Department files anti-trust lawsuit against Google

India to launch own app store as alternative to Google, Apple

India is planning to launch its own app store as an alternate to the ones offered by Apple and Alphabet-owned Google, in a bid to make the country more self-reliant, ET Now reported on Thursday, citing government sources. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government may ramp up its Mobile Seva App Store for this purpose, the… Read More India to launch own app store as alternative to Google, Apple

Google to pay publishers $1billion over three years for content

Alphabet’s Google plans to pay $1 billion to publishers globally for their content over the next three years, its CEO said on Thursday, a move that could help it win over a powerful group amid heightened regulatory scrutiny worldwide. News publishers have long fought the world’s most popular internet search engine for compensation for using… Read More Google to pay publishers $1billion over three years for content

Alphabet settles lawsuit on sexual misconduct cases, creates diversity council

Alphabet Inc on Friday settled a shareholder lawsuit that accused the Google parent of covering up lavish exit packages to executives found responsible for sexual misconduct, saying it would overhaul workplace policies and increase oversight of its diversity efforts. The company will prohibit severance packages to employees who are subject to any pending investigation for… Read More Alphabet settles lawsuit on sexual misconduct cases, creates diversity council

Australia asks Google to remove images of sacred indigenous site Uluru

Australia has asked Google to remove photographs of the top of the sacred indigenous site, Uluru, a tool that allowed users to appear to walk on its summit. Australia in 2019 closed Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock, after a decades-long campaign by indigenous communities to protect it. Parks Australia, which is responsible for the… Read More Australia asks Google to remove images of sacred indigenous site Uluru