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    • 50 US states announce antitrust probe of Google

      50 US states announce antitrust probe of Google

      The backlash against Big Tech moved into a new phase Monday as officials from nearly all US states announced an antitrust investigation into the dominance of internet giant Google. The announcement from 50 attorneys general calls for a probe into whether Google abused its power in the online ecosystem at the expense of rivals or consumers.

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    • US readies antitrust probe of tech titans

      US readies antitrust probe of tech titans

      Top prosecutors from a group of US states are readying a joint investigation into whether major technology firms have violated antitrust law, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The alliance of state attorneys general could formally announce next month that they are delving into whether leading internet firms and technology platforms have used their clout to thwart competition, the Journal reported, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter.

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    • Fingerprints logins coming to some Google services

      Fingerprints logins coming to some Google services

      Google has announced that it is to start replacing passwords as a method of verifying identity online for Android users. It would instead introduce a new feature that allows Android owners to use their biometrics or PIN lock code, instead of a password, to log into company's web services. The Online biometric authentication is already available on Chrome for Android as of 12 August.

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    • Google making new commitment to sustainable design

      Google making new commitment to sustainable design

      Alphabet’s Google on Monday announced that it would neutralize carbon emissions from delivering consumer hardware by next year and include recycled plastic in each of its products later on. The new commitments step up the competition among tech companies aiming to show consumers and governments that they are curbing the environmental toll from their widening arrays of gadgets.

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    • One of Google's services to be halted across the EU

      One of Google's services to be halted across the EU

      Google has halted the transcribing of recordings from its voice assistant in the EU. The move comes as the company faced backlash last month after 1,000 private conversations recorded on its Google Assistant product were leaked to the Belgian news outlet VRT NWS. The tech giant is now voluntarily suspending the practice and assessing how it conducts audio reviews, reported CNBC.

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    • Google reveals new Stadia details

      Google reveals new Stadia details

      You do not have to wory anymore! You will now lose access to your games on Google Stadia even if its publisher decides to exit the platform. That's one of the things the tech giant has revealed in a comprehensive update to the service's FAQ where it said that once you purchase the game on its platform, you will own the right to play it. That means one wlll still be able to access it even if time comes that it's no longer available for purchase.

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    • Google Maps to simplify commutes

      Google Maps to simplify commutes

      Public transportation is something that undoubtedly plenty of us rely on when it comes to daily commuting, but there are times when the local transit system is anything but reliable. Those who use it to travel back and forth to work are used to being stuck on a moving can of sardines, locked elbow to elbow with their fellow commuters into buses, tramps or subway cars, but sometimes there are just too many passengers and you can’t board.

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    • New US law forces big tech to disclose value of data

      New US law forces big tech to disclose value of data

      A new bill, that would force tech giants like Google, Amazon, and Facebook to tell users how much their data is worth was introduced by American lawmakers on Monday. In an age where data is exploited as one of the world’s most valuable resources, the law would put a spotlight on what’s otherwise been a hidden side to the tech economy.

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    • Ubisoft announces new subscription service

      Ubisoft announces new subscription service

      At its E3 press conference on Tuesday, Ubisoft announced its brand new subscription service called UPlay+. As promised by the company, for $14.99 a month, subscribers will be able to access every title in their catalog as a PC download (starting 3 September) and through Google's Stadia streaming service (starting in 2020).

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