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Google shifted $75.4 billion profit out of Ireland.
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"Double-Irish" tax arrangement

Just in case you wonder about the sort of money that Google was funnelling through Ireland and Bermuda in 2019, the figure is $75.4 billion.

UK automatic COVID tracing hits yet another snag
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More comedy

The UK’s comedy contact tracing app fiasco has continued to hit the headlines.  Now an update has been blocked from Apple and Google’s app stores

Google is tracking Android phones
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Friday, 09 April 2021 12:07

Google is tracking Android phones


Claims Austrian 


An Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems (pictured) has filed a complaint against Google in France alleging that the US tech giant is illegally tracking users on Android phones without their consent.

Supremes overturn Google versus Oracle
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Tuesday, 06 April 2021 11:06

Supremes overturn Google versus Oracle


Ten years and finally common sense

The US Supreme Court ruled that Alphabet's Google didn't commit copyright infringement when it used Oracle's programming code in the Android operating system, sparing Google from what could have been a multibillion dollar award.

Google will help combat fake news
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Wednesday, 31 March 2021 09:53

Google will help combat fake news


Donates $25 million to the newly set up European Media and Information Fund


Google will contribute $25 million to the newly set up European Media and Information Fund to combat fake news.

Google forms Android Ready SE Alliance
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Monday, 29 March 2021 10:23

Google forms Android Ready SE Alliance


We want your keys


Smartphones have already replaced single purpose gadgets like point-and-shoot cameras and MP3 players and now Google wants to take your keys and wallets from you.

Google to invest over $7 billion in new offices and data centres
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Blowing the real estate budget

While everyone appears to be talking about a shift to home working, Google plans to spend billions on real estate this year.

Big Tech not that keen to reopen offices
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Thursday, 25 March 2021 09:51

Big Tech not that keen to reopen offices


Not until after summer

San Francisco's largest technology companies, including Twitter and Google plan to keep their offices largely closed for months more despite the government allowing them on Tuesday to be opened in a limited capacity.

Sengupta exits Google
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Monday, 22 March 2021 11:17

Sengupta exits Google


Apparently, no-one knifed Caesar which means I can't use that picture

Senior Google executive Caesar Sengupta, head of the tech giant’s payment initiatives, said on Monday he was leaving the company next month, after 15 years.

Google has to face court over incognito mode
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Did not win a dismissal.

Google will have to face trail over a lawsuit claiming it collected user data on internet activity, even after they used a brower’s private incognito mode.