ARTICLES RELATING TO GOOGLE

Android boss leaves Google

2014-10-31 08:29

Google has confirmed that an executive behind leading mobile device software Android is leaving the company.

Big tech winning battle against patent trolls

2014-10-27 07:28

In the wake of several changes in US law, which make it easier to challenge software patents, trolls are in retreat from the tech titans.

Google exec sets records with leap from near-space

2014-10-25 12:10

Google executive Alan Eustace has broken the sound barrier and set several skydiving records after taking a big leap from the edge of space.

Google unveils 'Lollipop' Android system

2014-10-16 06:00

Google has ramped up its mobile arsenal by upgrading its Nexus line with a new tablet and smartphone, and unveiling its revamped Android software dubbed "Lollipop".

Thousands ask Google to scrub Web

2014-10-10 18:47

Google is being swamped with requests from Europeans trying to erase unflattering links to their past from the world's dominant Internet search engine.

Japan court orders Google to remove search results

2014-10-10 11:20

Tokyo District Court ordered Google to remove some internet search results revealing the name of a Japanese man who claims his privacy rights have been violated.

Top SA Android malware revealed

2014-10-08 11:10

A security company has revealed the most common malware targeting Android devices in South Africa.

Advanced iPhone virus 'targets' Hong Kong protestors

2014-10-01 10:22

Cyber security researchers have uncovered a computer virus that spies on Apple's iOS operating system for the iPhone.

Driven to distraction: Google Glass peril

2014-09-26 09:03

Google's innovative hands-free eyewear has been slated - and proved - as being no safer to use while driving than a smartphone.

Free up hi-tech risk takers - Google

2014-09-23 05:00

Google chair Eric Schmidt, whose own firm is embroiled in an EU anti-trust probe, has urged the bloc to give innovators free rein to deliver the economic gains.

Google, Apple to boost encryption

2014-09-19 08:35

Google and Apple have said they are hardening encryption tactics on devices powered by their mobile operating systems and tossing away the keys.

Plans to crack down on corporate tax avoidance

2014-09-16 16:53

Plans for rewriting international tax rules could eliminate structures that have allowed companies like Google and Amazon.com to shave billions of off tax.

Internet titans protest 'fast lanes'

2014-09-09 11:38

Streaming television titan Netflix will be among websites displaying a dreaded spinning wheel icon to rally support for blocking internet "fast lanes".

Google quantum computing research gets going

2014-09-03 10:01

Google has said a research team led by physicist John Martinis will join the company to start a project to build new quantum information processors.

Happy apping - check out the top smartphone apps

2014-08-27 13:05

Mobile chat is probably the most hip pastime that people use their smartphones for, based on the most popular apps on online platforms.

Amazon readying an attack on Google

2014-08-24 15:15

US online giant Amazon is preparing to take on Google in one of its core businesses, Internet advertising, sources say.

Google considering YouTube, Gmail accounts for kids

2014-08-20 09:15

Google is considering allowing online accounts for children under the age of 13 and give their parents control over how the service is used, according to media reports.

Look, no hands! Test driving a Google car

2014-08-17 15:00

One of Google's driverless car pioneers says the company is developing the car because thousands of people are killed in car accidents every year.

Google, Asian firms laying underwater cable

2014-08-12 12:45

Google is partnering with five Asian telecom firms to build a $300m underwater cable across the Pacific Ocean in a bid to meet surging internet use.

Google to reward secure websites with search ranking

2014-08-08 12:20

Google has said it is encouraging website developers to make their sites secure for visitors by using site encryption as one of the factors to determine search ranking.

Google defends child porn tip-offs to police

2014-08-05 10:01

Google has defended its policy of electronically monitoring its users' content for child sexual abuse after it tipped off police in Texas to a child pornography suspect.

Here's how to avoid internet embarrassment

2014-08-01 14:21

Personal images and content uploaded on the internet may leave many South Africans wondering how to remove unpleasant content.

Smartphone flaws put users at risk

2014-07-31 17:10

Security researchers have revealed two separate threats they say could put up to 90% of the world's two billion smartphones at risk.

 

YouTube considers ad-free subscription

2014-10-29 14:52

YouTube viewers might get the option of paid subscriptions for ad-free access to the popular online video-sharing service.

Google exec sets stratosphere skydive record

2014-10-26 14:34

A skydiving Google executive is safely back on Earth after jumping out of a giant balloon floating in the stratosphere more than 40 km above New Mexico.

Google offers Street View peek into Bhutan

2014-10-24 12:00

Google has provided a sneak peek into Bhutan by unveiling a Street View project for the remote Himalayan kingdom.

Man hooked on Google Glass to nth degree

2014-10-16 12:15

A 31-year-old American has been treated for addiction after wearing Google Glass for up to 18 hours a day and even experienced dreams as if looking through the device.

Tablet sales get a kick in the teeth

2014-10-16 07:46

The market for tablet computers is cooling off rapidly as consumers take another look at newer PCs and turn to large-screen smartphones.

Facebook takes on Google over advertising

2014-10-15 12:02

For years, Google has been the undisputed leader in online advertising, but Facebook is gaining quickly in the fast-evolving market.

Removal case: Google reviews court ruling

2014-10-10 18:44

Google says it is reviewing a ruling by a Japanese judge who ordered the internet giant to remove search results of a man's unflattering past.

Google chair: US spying could 'break' internet

2014-10-10 07:52

Google's Eric Schmidt has said US online spying is a threat so dire it could wind up "breaking the internet".

Leaked celeb photos: Google faces lawsuit

2014-10-03 05:00

A lawyer who represents about a dozen female celebrities whose private photos were posted online by hackers has threatened to sue Google, according to reports.

UK vows crackdown on tax-avoiding tech firms

2014-09-29 15:15

British finance minister George Osborne says he will clamp down on tax avoidance by technology companies which try to minimise their contributions.

FBI boss slams Apple, Google over data encryption

2014-09-26 07:49

FBI director James Comey has hit out at Apple and Google over new data-security measures designed to reassure customers wary of government prying.

What's your brilliant tech idea worth? Not much

2014-09-22 11:01

A technology idea is just that; and has no intrinsic value until someone has invested to extract commercial value out of it.

Living in SA better to avoid cyber snooping

2014-09-17 13:01

South Africa may be one of the better countries to conduct cyber accounts if the results of the Google Transparency report are anything to go by.

Round 2 looms in EU, Google fight

2014-09-11 11:46

The EU says it wants more concessions from Google in the light of new information on the company's search dominance.

Google hosts meetings on privacy rights

2014-09-08 09:31

A panel appointed by search engine Google will hold the first of a series of meetings to debate the balance between privacy and the free flow of information.

Google taking on Amazon with drone fleet

2014-08-29 07:28

Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

That awkward social media moment

2014-08-25 09:53

Social media faux pas are great for a laugh – until it happens to you, writes Sam Brighton.

Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

2014-08-21 13:31

The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theatre of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience.

Stalking lion cub online video goes viral

2014-08-19 09:04

A video of a lion cub stalking a dog has gone viral on YouTube as several South Africans watched the short clip.

Google Glass available in SA - at a price

2014-08-14 12:16

South Africans may have their first chance to try out Google Glass, but it comes at a cost.

Read all about it: News you can wear

2014-08-10 11:15

Even if you don't open a newspaper, turn on a television, log on to a computer or pull out a smartphone, you can get news -- from wearable technology.

Court rules tycoon can sue Google over 'triad' link

2014-08-06 14:20

A Hong Kong court has ruled that a local tycoon can sue Google for defamation because searches for his name on Google suggest adding the word "triad".

Google bombs 'Bomb Gaza' game

2014-08-05 07:29

A mobile game that simulates Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and invites users to "drop bombs and avoid killing civilians" has been pulled from Google's app store.

Google says 'forgetting' isn't easy, as requests mount

2014-08-01 09:31

Google has told European officials that forgetting isn't easy, especially when details are few and guidelines are murky regarding when personal privacy trumps public interest.

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