A probe into how Google’s mammoth advertising business handles personal data has been launched by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission.
An unknown number of Google passwords belonging to the company’s enterprise customers have been stored in plain text for 14 years, the tech giant has admitted.
AI virtual assistants such as Alexa and Google Assistant reinforce gender stereotypes which portray women as “subservient” by relying on female voices, a UN report has said.
Google has updated its rules on advertising related to abortion, forcing companies to apply for approval first and disclosing their stance in search results.
Huawei-owned smartphone firm Honor has unveiled its next line-up of smartphones, despite uncertainty over the future of its devices.
Tech firms should make a digital key for police to unlock encrypted messages in “exceptional circumstances” such as child abuse or terror cases, a senior police officer has suggested to an inquiry.
The US executive order leading to Google’s restricting Huawei’s use of key software has been labelled a “cynically timed” measure to hurt China in its trade war with the US, a Huawei executive has said.
Google has restricted Huawei’s access to parts of its Android operating system, casting doubt over the future of the Chinese company’s smartphones.
Buying a new Huawei phone poses a “real risk” to people in the wake of Google’s restrictions on the Chinese firm using its Android software, industry experts have said.
Huawei users have been warned they will be “significantly impacted” by Google restricting the Chinese firm’s access to its Android software.
Google has confirmed it has blocked Huawei from updating some parts of its Android software used on Huawei phones to comply with a US government order blacklisting the Chinese firm.
Far-right activist Tommy Robinson is asking for donations for his European election campaign on a new YouTube channel, despite the video platform imposing strict restrictions on him last month.
Brighton Marina has been voted the most photographic backdrop in the UK to take Instagram snaps, according to research by Google.
A boss at Google has said a loss of ad revenue after a number of bad news stories did not act as the motivator for the internet giant to take action against child sexual abuse on its platforms.
Senior Instagram executives have said that the social network is looking at the impact appearance-changing photo filters could have on young people’s well-being.
Five of the world’s largest tech companies have agreed to introduce new measures to their businesses to help eliminate violent and terrorist content from the internet.
Google executives have hit back at suggestions the company is not doing enough to tackle child abuse images online.
Google boss Sundar Pichai has said keeping people safe online is a priority for the tech giant as it opened a safety engineering centre in Germany.
Google has pledged more than £8 million to support organisations working to keep people safer online.
A former Google boss has defended the company’s record on tax and said the technology giant complies with “complicated” rules.