Internet safety: Google Web Rangers to show the way

Internet safety: Google Web Rangers to show the way

New Delhi, November 14 (IANS) With an aim to spread awareness about Internet safety and promote digital citizenship, Google on Tuesday launched the third edition of its Web Rangers contest that will reward school students who know how to stay smart, safe and savvy online.   “With the Web Rangers contest, our idea is to […]

64% Chrome traffic on Android devices protected: Google

64% Chrome traffic on Android devices protected: Google

FILE PHOTO: A man holds his smartphone which displays the Google home page, in this picture illustration taken in Bordeaux, Southwestern France, August 22, 2016. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo   San Francisco, October 21 (IANS) Google’s efforts to enhance security by extending “not secure” warning to websites not encrypted with “HTTPS in Chrome” has yielded desired […]

Fake news is still here, despite efforts by Google & Facebook

Associated Press Nearly a year after Facebook and Google launched offensives against fake news, they’re still inadvertently promoting it — often at the worst possible times.   Online services designed to engross users aren’t so easily retooled to promote greater accuracy, it turns out. Especially with online trolls, pranksters and more malicious types scheming to […]

Google launches crowdsourced movie reviews feature in India

Google launches crowdsourced movie reviews feature in India

New Delhi, September 23 (IANS) Google has launched a new feature which allows the users to contribute to movie and television reviews within Google Search results.   The tech giant has confirmed the new feature is available in India only on web, mobile and the app in English, Tech Crunch reported on Saturday.   Google […]

Google to help publishers find malicious comments on articles

Google to help publishers find malicious comments on articles

BRUSSELS, February 23 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google and subsidiary Jigsaw launched on Thursday a new technology to help news organisations and online platforms identify abusive comments on their websites.   The technology, called Perspective, will review comments and score them based on how similar they are to comments people said were “toxic” or likely […]

Google, Facebook move to restrict ads on fake news sites

Google, Facebook move to restrict ads on fake news sites

SAN FRANCISCO, November 15 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc on Monday announced measures aimed at halting the spread of “fake news” on the internet by targeting how some purveyors of phony content make money: advertising.   Google said it is working on a policy change to prevent websites that misrepresent content from […]

Google to shut down Picasa

New York, February 13 (IANS): After the launch of Google Photos service, internet search giant Google is shutting down its photo editing software Picasa, the company announced on Saturday.   “Since the launch of Google Photos, we have had a lot of questions around what this means for the future of Picasa. After much thought […]

Stop treating Google as your doctor

New Delhi, December 30 (IANS): Are you among those who log in to Google every time you are down with body ache, fever or cold, only to get more confused and scared? Many young Indians with smartphones in their hands are falling prey to the “Google-as-your-doctor” phenomenon and the dangerous trend is on the rise […]

Modi trip gives Facebook, Google chance to press on Indian expansion

Modi trip gives Facebook, Google chance to press on Indian expansion

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip this weekend to Silicon Valley gives Facebook and Google the chance to press him on issues that have bedevilled them in that country, a market they see as vital to their aggressive global expansion. [google_ad_728_90_text] Among their concerns are unreliable electricity, slow Internet speeds and an […]

Google won’t have easy ride back into China

Google won’t have easy ride back into China

SINGAPORE/BEIJING (Reuters) – Google Inc CEO Sundar Pichai has made no secret that he wants to get back into China via Google Play, the app store for its Android mobile operating system.   But it’s unlikely to be a smooth ride.   Google largely pulled its services out of China five years ago after refusing […]