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# google - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

US government sues Google over its 'illegal monopoly' on internet search and advertising services

The case is one of the country’s biggest antitrust lawsuits in decades.

# google - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Google must negotiate with media groups over paying for online news, Paris court rules

The ruling came as the US firm announced it was close to a deal on compensating French media groups.

# google - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have too much power and abuse their positions, US Congress report says

Democrats in the US are hoping to rein in the power of the tech giants.

# google - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Ghost town?: What does Google's decision to pull out of an office deal mean for the landscape of Dublin city centre?

Property experts say rumours of the capital’s demise are greatly exaggerated.

# google - Monday 7 September, 2020

Google cancels plan to lease large office space in Dublin

The Sorting Office space is 202,000 sq feet in size.

# google - Monday 17 August, 2020

Google tells Australians law forcing tech giants to pay for news will affect their user experience

Google has argued that paying news outlets for the content they produce is an ‘unfair advantage’.

# google - Friday 14 August, 2020

Fortnite makers sue Apple and Google after it's pulled from mobile app stores

Epic Games recently released an update that dodges revenue sharing with the tech giants.

# google - Sunday 9 August, 2020

HSE working with Google to fix problem with Covid Tracker app that drains Android phone batteries

The HSE said that the problem should be fixed within 24 hours.

# google - Friday 7 August, 2020

China accuses US of 'political suppression' after Trump's executive order targeting TikTok

The order comes into effect in 45 days and appears to ban transactions with the Chinese owners of the app.

# google - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google's bid for Fitbit

There is concern that acquiring Fitbit’s user data will strengthen Google’s position in targeted advertising.

# google - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Head honchos at Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to face questions from US politicians today

The tech giants are being investigated for alleged anti-competitive practices.

# google - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Concerns over Google Play Services reignited over Covid apps but HSE warns against conflating issues

The HSE has said it is important not to conflate issues with how Google enables apps through the store with the functionality of this particular app.

# google - Friday 19 June, 2020

HSE was 'gifted' €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic

New figures show the health service spent more than €1 million on advertising in the first two months of the crisis.

# google - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Debunked: No, contact tracing apps have not been installed on every Android phone

The Department of Health confirms that the tracing app won’t be made mandatory.

# google - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Google and Apple launch contact-tracing platform that will be used in Irish app

The Google-Apple API will be used in the Irish contact tracing app,

# google - Friday 24 April, 2020

Leo Varadkar says charging Google and Facebook for news media content is 'a good idea'

Varadkar said that the social media giants are “sort of free riders on costs incurred by other people”.

# google - Monday 20 April, 2020

Australia to make Google and Facebook pay for news content amid falling advertising revenue

The move comes after attempts to negotiate voluntary payments failed.

# google - Monday 2 March, 2020

Google staff told to work from home after employee reports 'flu-like symptoms' amid Covid-19 fears

The company wants to test its “operational readiness” should employees have to work from home for an extended period.

# google - Friday 28 February, 2020

German lawyer takes Google to Irish High Court over alleged hacking of his gmail account

The law scholar claims that “Qatari based actors” attempted to unlawfully access his gmail account.

# google - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Data protection inquiries launched into Google and Tinder over GDPR concerns

The two inquiries were announced by the Data Protection Commission today.

# google - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

As Google buys Pointy, co-founder Mark Cummins enters his second act with the tech giant

The Dublin startup isn’t the first business founded by Cummins to be snapped up by the company.

# google - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Google co-founders step down from parent firm Alphabet

Larry Page and Sergey Brin are handing the reins to current Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

# google - Monday 25 November, 2019

Social media companies agree to liase with Department of Health on tackling anti-vaccine misinformation

Minister for Health Simon Harris met with Facebook, Google and Twitter today.

# google - Friday 22 November, 2019

How Dublin plans to use tech to reduce carbon emissions

The city is using insights from Google to help tackle the climate crisis.

# google - Thursday 21 November, 2019

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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