FCC demands Apple, Google remove TikTok from their app stores by July 8
FCC Commissioner, Brendan Carr, posted an open letter to his Twitter account to both Apple and Google requesting they both remove the popular social media app TikTok app from their app stores due to growing national security concerns over the app.
Google Accused of Bigotry by Suspended Employee Who Said Their AI is “a Person.”
Blake Lemoine was placed on administrative leave by Google due to his claims of the company’s AI-driven language model, LaMDA, being “sentient.” The conversation has shifted.
Google, Facebook, and Twitter to Stop Disinformation And Deepfakes or Risk EU Fines
The big internet services should take stronger action against disinformation and fake news. Otherwise, there are high penalties. The EU Commission has agreed with major internet services on a stricter fight against disinformation. This is reported by the Reuters news agency and the Financial Times (Paywall), citing corresponding drafts. According to this, providers such as Google, Twitter, Tiktok, or Facebook should in the future explain to the individual EU countries how they remove, block or contain harmful content in advertising and when recommending content.
Engineer at Google Claims Their A.I. Has Gained Sentience
Blake Lemoine, who has been an engineer at Google for seven years, claims that their A.I. “LaMDA” has gained sentience, even going on to say that it has effectively become a “person”.
Google Developer Believes In Self-Thinking AI Model LaMDA
An AI developer wants to prove internally at Google that the technologies are conscious and is later given a leave of absence. Google employee Blake Lemoine is apparently convinced that the company's AI model LaMDA has some kind of consciousness. The Washington Post reports. It goes on to say that Lemoine, who held this view internally at Google, was temporarily put on leave by his employer.
Bug in Gmail’s Authentication Code for Facebook Users is Discovered.
A recently discovered error in its authentication code and its possible exploits can make users rethink. Speaking to The Daily Swing, security researcher Youssef Sammouda has revealed a set of flaws in the authentication code that Gmail uses, which has allowed him to exploit the vulnerabilities of Facebook. He reveals that this can be used to hijack any Facebook account that uses Gmail credentials as log-in info. The scope of the damage that could be done through the wrong exploitation of this vulnerability can only be imagined.
Facebook just paid some Illinois residents a $397 check: Now Google might do the same
Here's how you can file a claim in the Google lawsuit in Illinois. My husband received a $397 payout from Facebook recently. When his check showed up in the mail, I wondered where mine was.
Content is King: What to Do if Your Online Store is Not Indexed in Search Engines
As an online store owner, you need all the visibility you can get. How else would most of your customers find you if not through Google? However, after taking your store online, you decide to do a Google search to confirm its availability. You type in your keywords, and your store doesn’t come up. You even type in the page name with no better luck. Now, you’re confused. Why is your site not coming up in Google search? The simple reason: Google hasn’t indexed your website yet.
Russia Does Not Want To Block YouTube Out of Self-Defense
The numerous threats by the Russian censorship authority to block YouTube are unlikely to be implemented. The effects would be too strong. Despite all the threats, the Russian government will probably not block the video streaming service YouTube. The Minister for Digital Development said so, as reported by the Reuters news agency. The move to completely censor the platform would probably have too strong an impact on users of the service in Russia.
150 Million US Dollars To Secure Open Source Softwares
Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and others want to solve the IT security problem primarily with money. 30 million US dollars are already available. With the collaboration project of the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF), big names in the IT industry want to standardize their security practices and thus better secure the open-source world. A ten-point plan presented by the OpenSSF for this purpose is to include funding of around 150 million US dollars over the next two years, as the organization announced.
Google Urges People to Update Chrome Browsers
Do you have a Chrome browser? In recent weeks, did your browser suggest a software update?. Google is encouraging the public to update their Chrome browser. According to the company, it will deploy a new wave of software fixes to patch security flaws. (source)
Google Earnings Dip
Netflix is not the only company experiencing an earnings decline. Alphabet, the owner of Google, is also struggling in the current economic environment. Experts believe it signals trouble for other advertising-based internet companies. (source)
Google Successfully Tests Batteries Instead of Diesel For Emergency Power
The operation of Google's data centers is to become climate-neutral. This is apparently also possible with batteries, which are also intended to support the power grid. The IT company Google has apparently successfully completed its first long-term test on the use of network storage as a complete emergency power supply in a data center in Belgium and has now transferred this to regular operation. The company reports this in its cloud blog and hopes to be able to use the technology worldwide with the experience it has gained.
Google tools help keep me productive and on track with my writing
I used to be the worst procrastinator, waiting until the last moment to do anything that I didn’t want to do. It set me up for disaster in school, and it really wasn’t great for my life, either, until my mother drilled it into my head enough times that to be successful in pretty much anything in life you need to plan ahead.
Google Ending Q1 With Looming US AntiTrust Litigation
On October 20th, 2020 the United States Department of Justice announced it's complaint against Google LLC, to stop the company from furthering its alleged monopolistic activity.
Making The Most Out Of Google search
Google is not a company anymore. It’s more than a brand — it’s a noun, verb, and adjective. Did you know that there are two trillion+ Google searches every year?. That’s 5 billion searches daily, 228 million every hour, 3 million every minute, and63 million every second.
A US Restaurant Chain Sues Google For Lost Business
Customers were sent to unapproved Google-branded food ordering web sites rather than the restaurant’s own website, according to a lawsuit filed by a restaurant group in the United States.
A Florida Restaurant Chain Is Suing Google for Pushing Orders to Delivery Services Rather Than Restaurant's Own Website
A Miami-based restaurant chain has decided to take on tech giant Google, for what it sees as unfair practices employed by its search engine, in a lawsuit filed in the Northern California District Court..