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Alphabet’s Google on Thursday published reports for 131 countries showing whether visits to shops, parks and workplaces dropped in March, when many governments issued stay-at-home orders to rein the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The White House will meet large technology companies on Wednesday to coordinate efforts over the coronavirus outbreak, seeking to control a contagious respiratory illness that has infected almost 1,000 people in the United States and more than 100,000 globally.
Google persuaded a federal appeals court on Wednesday to reject claims that YouTube illegally censors conservative content.
Google’s battle against a 2.6-billion-dollar European Union (EU) antitrust fine recorded an apparent setback on Thursday, when one of the judges hearing the case said the company had committed a “clear infraction”.
The Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday that it will begin reviewing past acquisitions made by big tech companies, including Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft.
Shares of Facebook, which have been doggedly crawling their way back from a historic slump after lapses in users’ privacy sparked fears of lower profits, on Friday struck an intra-day record high for the first time in over a year.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai got the promotion of a lifetime earlier this month, when company co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin relinquished control of parent company Alphabet Inc. to the longtime Google executive and stepped back after more than two decades at the search giant.
Five US tech giants including Apple, Microsoft and Google parent Alphabet have been named in a lawsuit over the death of child labourers in cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is considering asking a court to stop Facebook from moving ahead with plans to integrate its WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger subsidiaries, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Google on Monday fired four employees on the grounds they violated data security policies, prompting ire among colleagues concerned it was retaliation for worker organising.
An international “grand committee” of lawmakers called on Thursday for a pause on online micro-targeted political ads with false or misleading information until the area is regulated.
Google parent Alphabet on Monday reported a sharp drop in profits over the past quarter as it ramped up spending for the launch of a wide array of new gadgets and services.
Facebook announced new steps to combat misinformation and voter suppression on Monday ahead of the November 2020 U.S. presidential election, on the same day it disclosed the removal of a network of Russian accounts targeting U.S. voters on Instagram.
Alphabet Inc’s Google is rolling out new privacy features to its Maps, YouTube and Voice Assistant services, with options including incognito mode and automatic data deletion, the company on Wednesday said.
Google won a victory on Thursday after Europe’s top court said Germany has to notify the European Commission of a rule allowing publishers to demand a copyright fee from the U.S. tech giant for using news snippets.
Attorneys general from 48 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico formally opened an antitrust probe on Monday into Alphabet’s Google, in a sign of growing government scrutiny of U.S. technology giants.
Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila on Monday insisted the Chinese doctors coming to help in the fight against COVID-19 must first be quarantined for 14 days and comply with all relevant laws in the country.
New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, on Monday said that fines for violating social distancing guidelines would be increased from $500 to $1,000.
The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13 as public holidays to mark the 2020 Easter Celebration.
The COVID-19 Fund Raising Committee constituted by governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state submitted its interim report on Monday, saying it had raised almost N400m.
The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has received a donation of $236, 363 from the Government of Japan to support the UNMAS Nigeria in providing critical life-saving humanitarian assistance to civilians and humanitarian actors in the Northeast.
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Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), has cautioned police personnel deployed for the enforcement of the lockdown and social restriction orders against human rights abuse.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has decried a “horrifying global surge in domestic violence” against women and girls amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Monday alerted Nigerians on the circulation of fake chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets.
Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has suggested cancelling the 2019/20 Premier League season.