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Two children sue Google for allegedly collecting students' biometric data

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Two children from Illinois are suing Google for allegedly collecting biometric data, including face scans, of millions of students through the search giant's software tools for classrooms.The data collection would likely violate Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act, or BIPA, which regulates facial recognition, fingerprinting and other biometric technologies in the state.

Google Chrome terms of service are changing on March 31: Here’s what’s new

Age requirementsThis new section clearly states that anyone under the minimum age required to manage a Google account (13 in the U.and most other places) must have a parent or legal guardian’s permission to use the service.

Google Pixel 5 set to beat iPhone 12 with huge price crash

The Google Pixel 4 was rated “the best Pixel phone yet” when we reviewed it last year.However, a reputable source claims the Pixel 5 won’t try to go toe-to-toe with Apple’s iPhone 12 and its expected A14 Bionic chipset.

Google sibling's coronavirus testing website makes limited launch

The software tool is hosted through Verily's Project Baseline, an initiative to advance clinical research.Along with partnering with the federal government, Verily also worked with the California governor's office.

Google Play Protect performs miserably in Android protection tests

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A leading software testing platform has reported that Google Play Protect is not one of the most accurate malware detecting applications.Researchers from AV-Test suggest that “Android users should not rely solely on Play Protect.

Google keeps a frightening amount of data on you. Here's how to find and delete it

Sign into your Google Account and choose Data & Personalization from the navigation bar.If you're signed into Google Maps on a mobile device, Google's eyes are watching your every move.

Coronavirus Update: Google I/O, Facebook F8 and more 2020 tech conference cancellations and travel bans

Note: The coronavirus' effect on the tech industry is a rapidly-changing story.2 in Las Vegas) - In-person canceled; online-only event Apple WWDC (June) - TBD no announcement as yetAruba Networks Atmosphere 2020 (Mar.

Google’s March Pixel feature drop brings Motion Sense, Dark Mode improvements

The March security update brings a few goodies for Pixel owners.All said, Google has added a dozen or so new features for Pixel owners, ranging from new emoji to new gestures for Motion Sense on the Pixel 4.

Google programming language scorecard: How C, C++, Dart, Rust, Go rate for Fuchsia

Instead of a Linux kernel, the core of Google's Fuchsia OS is a Zircon microkernel to communicate with hardware and boot a system that runs Fuchsia.The new OS has also piqued the interest of security researchers at the National Security Agency.

Google tells Samsung to stop making changes in Android

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Google has slammed some of the leading mobile manufacturers for altering Linux kernel codes within the its Android platform.This includes Samsung, whose tinkering with the Android Linux kernel has resulted in exposing the company's devices to a range of threats.

Google Cloud reveals major restructuring plans

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Despite the fact that its cloud business brought in $8.9bn in revenue last year, Google has revealed its plans to restructure its cloud group internally which will also include eliminating some positions.

Google clamps down on Android app access to personal data

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Google has continued its push to make Android the most secure mobile operating system by cracking down on app permissions.The company recently revealed that a recent change in its apps permission policy now means that 98% of Android apps do not ask for access to user’s SMS and call data.

Google Pixel 4 could be getting a battery fix from the Pixel 5

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If you've got a Google Pixel 4 smartphone and were disappointed by its short battery life (as our reviewer was), you might not want to think about replacing it just yet – it seems Google could have a fix on the way.This comes from Android code, spotted by XDA Developers Editor-in-Chief Mishaal Rahman, which names the ultra-low-power mode as a feature 'intended to save battery at the cost of user experience.

Google's Call Screen feature can tell spam callers to get lost. Here's how

Enter an Android feature called Google Call Screen.Though Call Screen debuted on Google's own Pixel phone line, Google told me it's also available on some Motorola and Nokia devices.

Google, Facebook to activate undersea web cable, excluding China and Hong Kong

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Google and Facebook have filed to activate the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN) between the US, the Philippines and Taiwan.The submarine internet cable network, announced in 2016, was originally billed as the first to connect the US and Hong Kong.

Lock down your Gmail account like it's Fort Knox with the Google Advanced Protection Program

If you want to protect that sensitive data with the highest level of security you can get, consider the Google Advanced Protection Program.Whether you're ready to add maximum safeguards to your Google account, or you're just curious how Google's high-security program works, here's everything you need to know about the Google Advanced Protection Program and how it can protect your data.

Google celebrates Maps' 15th 'birthday' with new features and design

Have some new tabs!So, to mark 15 years of service, Google has refreshed the Google Maps app on Android with a new design, a new icon, and new features.

Google is killing Google One Today, giving users a week to find an alternative

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Google has announced the impending demise of the Google One Today app, giving users just a week to find a replacement before the service is shut down.As Android Police explains, Google One Today is unrelated to the company's Google One cloud storage subscription plans.

Apple Maps gets major visual overhaul in fight against Google Maps

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Apple still hasn't given up on Apple Maps.For a long while, Apple Maps was terrible, but the latest update could bring it more up to speed with Google Maps.

Google keeps a scary amount of data on you. Here's how to find and delete it

Then we're going to help you find the right balance between your privacy and the Google services you rely on by choosing settings that limit Google's access to your information without impairing your experience.Sign into your Google Account and choose Data & Personalization from the navigation bar.