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Google launches strong encryption for Android messages

WASHINGTON (AFP) Photo: Los Angeles Times Google said recently it will be rolling out end-to-end encryption for Android users, making it harder for anyone — including law enforcement — to read the content of messages. “End-to-end encryption ensures that no one, including Google and thirdparties, can read the content of your

Google delays mandating Play Store’s 30% cut in India

Manish Singh   Google  is postponing the enforcement of its new Play Store billing policy in India to April 2022, days after more than 150 startups in the world’s second largest internet market forged an informal coalition to express concerns over the 30% charge the Android-maker plans to mandate on its store and started

Google payment policy gets more explicit

Google plans to start enforcing a rule requiring Android apps in its Play store to use its payment system, which takes a 30 percent cut of transactions., according to AFP. “We have clarified the language in our Payments Policy to be more explicit that all developers selling digital goods in their

Google slams Australia law forcing tech giants to pay for news

Sydney (AFP) US technology giant Google went on the offensive Monday against an Australian plan forcing digital giants to pay for news content, telling users their personal data would be “at risk”. Australia announced last month that firms like Google and Facebook would have to pay news media for content, after

Google brings cheaper Pixel smartphone amid economic downturn

American Multinational Company Google recently brought a new Pixel smartphone saying it would launch models tailored for super-fast 5G networks later this year. The Pixel 4a boasts core features popular that made its top-of-the-line predecessor popular, like a sophisticated camera system. But its starting price of $349 is about half that of

Google to invest $10 billion in India

Google will invest $10 billion in India over the next five to seven years with the aim of consolidating its position in the digital ecosystem of the world’s fifth-largest economy that is emerging as a battleground for global internet giants. Alphabet Inc-owned Google’s outlay for India — nearly double the $5.7 billion investment made

Social media need to be closed down: Trump

Reuters U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to regulate or shut down social media companies for stifling conservative voices, a day after Twitter attached a warning to some of his tweets prompting readers to fact check the president's claims. Without offering evidence, Trump again accused such platforms of bias, tweeting:

Apple, Google release tech for pandemic apps

Apple and Google on Wednesday released long-awaited smartphone technology to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus. The companies said 22 countries and several U.S. states are already planning to build voluntary phone apps using their software. It relies on Bluetooth wireless technology to detect when

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