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Google Maps will now help travelers find the most eco-friendly route

Google is helping users make more informed decisions about how they travel. The company is releasing features on Google Maps and Google Flights to show how travel plans may contribute to climate change. In addition to showing drivers the fastest way to get to their destination, Google Maps will now show the route that’s the […]

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YouTube to remove misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines, terminate their accounts

YouTube will remove content that spreads misinformation about all approved vaccines, expanding a ban on false claims about Covid-19 jabs. Videos that say approved vaccines are dangerous and cause autism, cancer or infertility are among those that will be taken down, the company said. The policy includes the termination of accounts of anti-vaccine influencers. Tech […]

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Google employees who opt to work from home permanently may get pay cut

Google employees in the US who opt to work from home permanently may get a pay cut. The technology giant has developed a pay calculator that lets employees see the effects of working remotely or moving offices. Some remote employees, especially those with a long commute, could have their pay cut without changing address. Employees […]

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Business Tech

Zoom to pay $85 million for breaching user privacy by sharing data with Facebook, Google and letting hackers disrupt meetings

Zoom video teleconferencing software has agreed to pay $85 million and bolster its security practices to settle a lawsuit claiming it violated users’ privacy rights by sharing personal data with Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and letting hackers disrupt meetings. In a preliminary settlement, subscribers in the proposed class action would be eligible for 15% refunds on […]

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Business Tech

Google, Apple’s data shadowban to severely impact Facebook’s income

Facebook earned $28 billion in revenue through advertisements for the second quarter of this year and its global ad revenue during the pandemic year totaled to $84.2 billion. This would mean that the social media giant earned at least $32 on an average from every user all over the world in 2020. Facebook witnessed a […]

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Business Tech

Google ventures into e-commerce market, uses YouTube to acquire Indian e-commerce startup Simsim

Youtube, American online video sharing and social media platform acquired a two year old Indian e-commerce startup called Simsim. “We started simsim with the mission of helping users across India shop online with ease, enabled through small sellers and brands showcasing and selling their products using the power of content by trusted influencers,” founders Amit […]

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World

‘Covid-19 vaccine misinformation killing people’: US President Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden has warned that the spread of Covid-19 misinformation on social media is “killing people”. He was responding to a question from a reporter about the alleged role of “platforms like Facebook” in spreading falsehoods about vaccines and the pandemic. The White House has been increasing pressure on social media companies to […]

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World

‘Victim Of Censorship’: Donald Trump sues Google, Twitter and Facebook

Former US President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against tech giants Google, Twitter and Facebook, claiming to be a victim of censorship. The lawsuit also targets the three companies’ CEOs. Mr Trump was suspended from his social accounts in January earlier this year over public safety concerns in the wake of the Capitol riots, led […]

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India Tech

Google apologises for showing Kannada as the ‘ugliest language in India’

The Indian state of Karnataka has planned to send a legal notice to Google after it showed the state’s official language as the “ugliest language in India”. A Google search with these keywords showed Kannada as the top result. The tech giant released a statement apologising for “the misunderstanding and hurting any sentiments”. It has fixed […]

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Groom nearly ends up marrying stranger after reaching wrong wedding venue

A groom in Indonesia ended up at the wrong venue for his wedding. The glitch almost led to the man marrying a stranger after Google Maps led him to the wrong location. According to media reports, the goof-up happened as there were two ceremonies- a wedding and an engagement- happening in the same village on […]

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Google Maps will start directing drivers to take eco-friendly routes

Google Maps will start directing drivers to routes it calculates to be the most eco-friendly based on a list of factors. “From Amsterdam to Jakarta, cities around the world have established low emission zones areas that restrict polluting vehicles like certain diesel cars or cars with specific emissions stickers to help keep the air clean,” […]

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Google Maps: Man pictured pooping in the grassy lands of Netherlands

A Google Map user accidentally pictured a man answering nature’s call in the open in the Netherlands. The defecating man was photographed when an eagle-eyed person was perusing Google Maps near to the Dutch city of Roosendaal. The image was shared on Reddit with title: “I found someone pooping in the grass.” The photo shows […]