Google owner Alphabet Inc on Monday said it will launch a chatbot service and more artificial intelligence for its search engine as well as developers, an answer to Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) in their rivalry to lead a new wave of computing. Microsoft, meanwhile, said it planned its own AI reveal for Tuesday. The cascade of… Read More Google unveils chatbot service Bard to rival ChatGPT, announces AI search engine plans
A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday revived a lawsuit accusing Alphabet Inc’s Google and several other companies of violating the privacy of children under age 13 by tracking their YouTube activity without parental consent, in order to send them targeted advertising. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle said Congress did not intend… Read More U.S. appeals court revives lawsuit against Google, YouTube over children’s privacy violation
An arbitration court in Moscow has upheld a 2-billion rouble (an equivalent of $33 million) fine against Google issued by Russia’s federal anti-monopoly service over the company’s decision to block some YouTube channels, the RIA Novosti news agency reported, citing a court decision.
Alphabet Inc’s Google should not restrict app developers from using third-party billing or payment processing services in India, the country’s antitrust body said on Tuesday, as it fined the U.S. giant $113 million for anti-competitive practices. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) said Google used its “dominant position” to force app developers to use its… Read More India slams $113million fine on Google, orders allowance of third-party payments
A Moscow court on Tuesday said it had fined Amazon.com Inc 4 million roubles (an equivalent of $65,000) for failing to remove banned content relating to drug use and suicide, the first such penalty in Russia for the U.S. tech giant. Russia has fined other foreign tech firms for not removing content, part of what… Read More Russia imposes $65,000 fine on Amazon over banned content
South Korea levied tens of millions of dollars in fines on Alphabet’s Google and Meta Platforms for privacy law violations, authorities said on Wednesday. In a statement, the Personal Information Protection Commission said it fined Google 69.2 billion won (an equivalent of $50 million) and Meta 30.8 billion won (an equivalent of $22 million). The… Read More South Korea slams fines on Google and Meta for privacy violations
Alphabet unit Google will face damages claims for up to 25 billion euros (an equivalent of $25.4 billion) over its digital advertising practices in two suits to be filed in British and Dutch courts in the coming weeks by a law firm on behalf of publishers. Google’s adtech has recently drawn scrutiny from antitrust regulators… Read More Google faces $25.4billion damages claims in British and Dutch courts over digital advertising practices
Russia’s foreign ministry said on Thursday that reporters from Western countries will be expelled from Russia if YouTube blocks access to its spokeswoman’s briefings. Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, who holds a weekly briefing on Russian foreign policy, including the country’s military intervention in Ukraine, said the foreign ministry had warned YouTube against blocking her content. “We… Read More Russia threatens to expel Western reporters and media outlets if YouTube keeps blocking foreign ministry briefings