Free Press Journal
  • Google still allowing third-party apps read your Gmail: Report

    Washington: After facing a backlash over reports in July that third-party app developers can read your Gmail, Google has once again defended its policy to allow third-party apps to access and share data from Gmail accounts. According to a CNNMoney report on Thursday, Gmail lets third-party developers integrate services into its email platform. “Developers may share data with third parties so long as they are transparent with the users about how they are using

  • One’s search history linked to phone nos

    Beijing : Google has developed a prototype of the censored search engine for China codenamed “Dragonfly” that links users’ search history to their personal phone numbers, the media reported.

  • Google, Samsung working on advanced messaging service

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co. has said it is working with Internet giant Google Inc. to offer improved messaging experiences that would allow users to engage in group chats and video calls and transfer large files without the need for additional apps. The collaboration will ensure that Android Messages and Samsung Messages will work together seamlessly, and it will boost coverage of Rich Communication Services (RCS), an upgrade to the SMS messaging system, Yonhap

  • Google expands Neighbourly app to five Indian cities

    New Delhi: Tech giant Google Wednesday said it is expanding its ‘Neighbourly’ app — which aims to help people source local information from their neighbours — to five more Indian cities, including Ahmedabad, Coimbatore and Mysore.

  • YouTube TV subscribers can now pause their memberships

    San Francisco: Google-owned YouTube will now allow users to pause their YouTube TV membership from four weeks to six months instead of outright cancelling it. “You can cancel or pause your YouTube TV membership at any time. When you cancel or pause your membership, you’ll still have access to YouTube TV until the end of your payment period,” YouTube TV Help wrote in a post on Thursday. Users would be able to pause

  • Working to bring greater transparency to political advertisements: Google

    New Delhi: Ahead of assembly elections in five states and Lok Sabha polls next year, Google Thursday said it is working on measures to bring “greater transparency” in political advertising on its platforms. The move comes amidst growing scrutiny tech companies are facing globally on issues ranging from concerns about market dominance and their online platforms being used to peddle fake or incorrect news. The US is considering a law requiring companies

  • Google launches ‘Dataset Search’, a new search engine for scientific community

    San Francisco: Google on Thursday launched a new search engine for the scientific community that will help them make sense of millions of datasets present online. The service, called Dataset Search, will help scientists, data journalists and geeks find the data required for their work and their stories — or simply to satisfy their intellectual curiosity.

  • Google turns 20, to keep building products for everyone

    San Francisco: Google that came into existence 20 years back with its first product Search engine from a garage today has seven products that are used by more than a billion people every month. The exact date of the company’s founding is up for debate — even for those who are in the business of providing answers.

  • Google announces new AI technology to fight online child sexual abuse

    San Francisco: US tech giant Google announced on Monday that it is employing a new artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to combat online spreading of contents involving child sexual abuse. Google said its cutting-edge AI technology uses deep neural networks for image processing to help discover and detect child sexual abuse material (CSAM) online.

  • Google Doodle celebrates German artist Oskar Schlemmer’s 130th birthday

    Washington DC : Google on Tuesday paid tribute to German, sculptor, painter, designer, and choreographer Oskar Schlemmer on his 130th birth anniversary. The search giant created a doodle, which shows a bulbous mechanical figure standing in a ballet pose wearing metallic masks.

  • Google’s artificial intelligence to predict earthquake aftershocks

    Boston: Scientists at Harvard University and Google have used an artificial intelligence (AI) system to analyse a database of earthquakes from around the world to predict where aftershocks might occur. Earthquakes typically occur in sequences: an initial “mainshock” is often followed by a set of aftershocks, said Phoebe DeVries, a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University in the US. Although these aftershocks are usually smaller than the main shock, in some cases, they may significantly

  • Google Assistant set to go bilingual

    Berlin: Google Assistant will now be able to understand and speak more than one language at a time, the company announced on Friday. With the annual tech show IFA 2018 kick-starting here, Google said that it is adding multi-lingual support to its Assistant.

  • US President Donald Trump accuses Google of rigged search results about him

    Washington: President Donald Trump is accusing Google and other US tech companies of rigging search results about him “so that almost all stories & news is BAD” – and though he is offering no evidence, a top adviser says the White House is “taking a look” at whether Google should face federal regulation. Google is pushing back sharply, saying Trump’s claim simply wasn’t true: “We never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment.”

  • Google celebrates Don’s 110th b’day

    New Delhi : Internet search engine Google on Monday dedicated a doodle to cricketing great Donald George Bradman on his 110th birth anniversary.

  • Google remembers Australian cricketer Don Bradman on 110th birth anniversary

    New Delhi: Google on Monday dedicated a doodle to Australian cricketer Don Bradman on the occasion of his 110th birth anniversary. Often referred to as “The Don”, the cricketer has a number of accolades to his kitty, with a Test batting average of 99.94, considered as the greatest achievement by any sportsman in a major sport.

  • Google Assistant to now read ‘good news’ of the day

    San Francisco: To brighten up your day as you wade through a sea of bad news, Google Assistant will now deliver curated good news – stories about people who are solving real-life problems across the world. “Tell me something good” is a new experimental feature, currently available for Assistant users in the US.

  • Google clarifies tracking users even with location data turned off

    San Francisco: After facing criticism over reports that certain Google apps track users’ whereabouts even when they turn off location data, the tech giant has revised its Help Page, clarifying that it does track location data in order to “improve Google experience”.