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San Fransisco: A new batch of spyware named ‘Lipizzan’ that could capture users’ text messages, voice calls, location data and photos has been discovered and blocked by Google. The company, in a blog post, said it discovered a new family of Android spyware while investigating another spyware named ‘Chrysaor’. Lipizzan’s code contains references to a …

San Francisco:  Google has removed its Instant Search feature that showed search results while a user typed, saying the change will bring it more in line with mobile search. Since over 50 per cent of all Google searches happen on mobiles, it requires different input and interaction and screen constraints. ALSO READ: Google’s machine-raised mosquitoes to …

San Francisco: Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google, has appointed Indian-born Google CEO Sundar Pichai to its board of directors. “Sundar has been doing a great job as Google’s CEO, driving strong growth, partnerships and tremendous product innovation. I really enjoy working with him and I’m excited that he is joining the Alphabet board,” said …

San Francisco: Google’s parent company Alphabet and scientists in the US have teamed up to release 20 million machine-raised mosquitoes to shrink the numbers of the disease-carrying ones. According to the plans, millions of sterile male mosquitoes will be released in Fresno county in California, which will then mate with wild female mosquitoes. The eggs the …

Canberra:  The Australian government said on Friday that it will introduce new laws requiring internet giants such as Google and Facebook to hand over and decrypt messages from suspected terrorists and criminals. Similar to Britain’s Investigatory Powers Act which requires companies to comply with investigations, the new laws are set to be introduced into Parliament when …

Pichai had joined Google years ago in 2004 as a product manager and led the innovative efforts for several of Google’s products including Google Chrome and Chrome OS which went on to become highly successful

San Francisco: While Google has done enough to demote pirate sites in India, the tech giant is reportedly highlighting such platforms in the US. According to a report, the internet firm’s search results in the US are unintentionally highlighting popular pirate outlets when they search for “best torrent sites”. Google relies on algorithms to highlight results …

San Francisco: Facebook and Google have decided to participate in the ‘Internet-wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality’ protest scheduled for July 12 in the US. Being organised by advocacy groups Fight for the Future, Free Press, and Demand Progress, the ‘Day of Action’ has already received support from Amazon, Netflix and the American …