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    • Australia cracks down on social media with new laws

      Australia cracks down on social media with new laws

      Social media executives could spend up to three years in prison and their firms be fined 10 percent of their turnover if they fail to quickly remove violent material from their platforms, according to a new law proposed by the Australian government. The new legislation will be presented to the parliament next week - in lawmakers' final days in power before the federal election.

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    • Google enters the gaming industry

      Google enters the gaming industry

      After months of rumors and recent teases from the company itself, Google finally revealed its big gaming announcement that all have been waiting for during a Game Developers Conference keynote on 19 March in San Francisco. And now we could fairly say that the tech giant is getting into gaming in a big way with a direct challenge to the giants of console and PC gaming. This challenge is called Stadia.

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    • Google urges MEPs to reconsider copyright law

      Google urges MEPs to reconsider copyright law

      With the European Parliament due to vote this month on the final approval of EU's new Copyright Directive, Google warned that the proposed Digital Single Market rules, specifically Article 13 of the directive, will result in the over-blocking of content and the punishment of smaller publishers more than bigger fish like itself, hurting Europe for "decades to come".

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    • Google quits dependency on third-party chipmakers

      Google quits dependency on third-party chipmakers

      Google is reportedly stepping up its efforts to design its own in-house smartphone and data center chips by building a new team of engineers dedicated to the project in Bengaluru, an up-and-coming semiconductor site in the capital of the south Indian state of Karnataka. According to Reuters, over the past several months, Google has hired a bunch of chip engeneers to join the new 'gChips division' and currently the team includes at least 16 engineers and four recruiters, all poached from companies like Broadcom, Intel, NVIDIA, and Qualcomm. The team, however is expected to continue to increase in headcount.

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    • EU agrees on copyright reforms

      EU agrees on copyright reforms

      The European Union's effort to rewrite two-decade old copyright rules and take into account online platforms such as Google's owned YouTube moved a step forward on Friday after the majority of Member States agreed on a common position for talks with lawmakers this week. This happened mostly because France and Germany managed to resolve in time a dispute over whether the reforms should apply to small technology companies, or not.

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    • France fines Google €50m for GDPR violations

      France fines Google €50m for GDPR violations

      France’s data protection regulator, CNIL, has issued Google a €50m fine for its inability to comply with its GDPR obligations, The Verge reports. This is the biggest GDPR fine yet to be issued by a European regulator and the first time one of the tech giants has been found to fall foul of the tough new EU regulations that came into force in May last year.

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    • Google partners with WordPress to save local media

      Google partners with WordPress to save local media

      Over the past couple of decades, local media has been eclipsed by big tech platforms, as it struggled to keep up with changing consumer behaviours and emerging digital world. As a result many local newspapers with long histories have had to cut back on staff and reduce coverage. So, to solve the issue and save the local media outlets Google News initiative is now partnering with WordPress's parent company Automattic by investing $1.2 m in the development of a “fast, secure, low-cost publishing system.”

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    • The eye-popping gems of CES2019

      The eye-popping gems of CES2019

      The largest technology conference in the world - Consumer Electronics Show CES 2019, kicked off the year with a mouthwatering look at all the juicy cutting edge tech we can expect to follow. Covering over 2.9m square feet, the show presented to over 190, 000 attendees many evolutionary gadgets and technologies with the potential to change the lives of billions of people. With the nearly 1,200 new startups debuting products at the show, CES also became the largest incubator in the world.

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