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Alesha MacPhail murder trial: Jury told of DNA Google search

An internet search for “How do police find DNA” was allegedly made on a phone said to belong to the 16-year-old accused of murdering Alesha MacPhail. A cybercrime expert told jurors the request was made on Google at 00:32 on 3 July last year, the day after the child’s body was discovered. He said the phone was then used to …

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Apple Reportedly Acquires Pullstring, the AI Startup Behind Alexa, Google Assistant-Based Apps

Photo Credit: YouTube/ ToyTalk Hello Barbie, a product by ToyTalk (aka PullString) in partnership with Mattel Apple is pulling up its socks in the AI race and as part of its latest efforts, the iPhone maker has reportedly acquired a San Francisco-based AI startup called Pullstring – also known as ToyTalk. The startup helps companies design and publish voice-based apps …

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Germany Reportedly Mulling Special Tax on Foreign Internet Firms

Germany’s finance ministry is looking into the possibility of a 15 percent special tax on online advertising revenue collected by foreign Internet companies such as Google or Facebook from German operators, Wirtschaftswoche magazine reported on Friday. The ministry was in the early stage of studying such a move, the weekly publication added. This move could entail treating payments for online …

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EU Reaches Tentative Deal on Online Copyright Reform

The European Union is set to rewrite its two-decades-old copyright rules which will force Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc to share revenue with the creative industries and remove copyright-protected content on YouTube or Instagram. Negotiators from the EU countries, the European Parliament and the European Commission clinched a deal after day-long negotiations. The commission, the EU’s executive body, launched …

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Google Estimated to Have Paid Apple Nearly $9.5 Billion in 2018: Goldman Sachs

To remain the default search engine on iOS devices, Google paid Apple nearly $9.5 billion (roughly Rs. 67,000 crores) in traffic acquisition costs (TAC) in 2018, thereby contributing massively to the iPhone maker’s services revenue, estimates Goldman Sachs. Apple is focusing on services revenue amid slowing iPhone sales in emerging markets like China. According to a report in CNBC on …

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Japan Sets Sights on Tighter Antitrust Regulations for Big Tech

Japan’s government plans to set up a new watchdog to scrutinise big tech companies like Facebook and Google amid growing concerns about monopoly practices and the handling of personal data. The new regulator will examine competitive practices, the protection of personal data, and make anti-trust recommendations, according to a presentation made at a government advisory panel on Wednesday. The new …

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Apple, Google Called On to Stop Offering Saudi App That Tracks Women

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., is asking the chief executives of Apple and Google to immediately stop offering a Saudi e-government app that allows men in Saudi Arabia to track and control the movement of women. In a letter sent to the tech giants Monday, Wyden urged them to prevent their app stores from being used by the Saudi government to …

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Gmail Right-Click Menu Getting Useful New Options, Starting With G Suite Users

You’ll be able to do much more with a right-click on Gmail going forward Google has, over the years, turned Gmail into an immensely powerful email tool that is among the most popular email clients in the world. While it started out a lot simpler, the company has continuously improved it to add more capabilities and features. The latest addition …

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Facebook and Google news should be regulated, report says

Image copyright Getty Images A regulator should oversee tech giants like Google and Facebook to ensure their news content is trustworthy, a government-backed report has suggested. The Cairncross Review into the future of the UK news industry said such sites should help users identify fake news and “nudge people towards reading news of high quality”. It also backed tax reliefs …

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