Google Launches Nonprofits Initiative in Nigeria | Tempemail

Sourced from IOL. Google has launched the “Google for Nonprofits” in Nigeria, aiming to empower NPOs across the country by providing them with free premium services. Google for Nonprofits will give access to a collection of premium apps to organisations that qualify for the program. These will be the same Continue Reading

Google delays US office re-opening to September – Software- Tempemail

Google is delaying the reopening of its US offices by around two months because of a surge in the number of coronavirus cases in some states. All of Google’s US offices will now remain closed at least until September 7, Google spokeswoman Katherine Williams told Reuters. Google said in late Continue Reading

EU throws new rule book at Google, tech giants – Cloud- Tempemail

Exasperated by its failure to loosen Google’s market grip, despite more than US$8 billion in fines, the European Union is lining up new rules to level the playing field for rivals. And just as its landmark privacy law became a global model, the EU’s new regulations could become a template Continue Reading

Online ‘pandemic of misinformation’ poses existential threat to UK’s democracy, report says- Tempemail

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. An online ‘pandemic of misinformation’ is posing an existential threat to the UK’s democracy and way of life, according to a chilling parliamentary report. The report accused government ministers of failing Continue Reading

Beyond Google: my afternoon trawling Trove for the first mentions of climate change | Books

“Science has uncovered indisputable evidence that the level of our oceans is rising. This is the result of a sudden and unexpected increase in our planet’s northern temperatures. Ice masses are melting rapidly away. If the rate of thawing continues, civilisation near the sea may be submerged and profound changes Continue Reading

Apple update to allow iPhone users to choose default apps | Technology

iPhone users will be able to set Gmail as their default email app, Firefox as their main web browser, and listen to Spotify on their HomePod speakers, after Apple announced concessions to competitors who argue the company is abusing its monopoly. The new openness will arrive with a wave of Continue Reading

Facebook and Google must take stronger action to counter misinformation, Acma says | Australia news- Tempemail

The rapid spread of false claims on social media during the Covid-19 pandemic and the summer bushfire crisis shows platforms need to take stronger action to curb harmful misinformation, Australia’s communication regulator says. The Australian Communications and Media Authority is working with social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter, along Continue Reading

Google Will Begin to Automatically Delete User Location History by Default | Tempemail

Sourced from Shutterstock. Google announced that it will start to automatically delete the location history and web activity of users after an 18 month period. “We continue to challenge ourselves to do more with less, and today we’re changing our data retention practices to make auto-delete the default for our Continue Reading

Google says it will no longer save a complete record of every search | Google

Google will no longer save a complete record of every search made by new users, the company says, as it launches a push to promote its privacy credentials against concerted competition from arch-rival Apple. The company will now automatically delete its saved records of a new user’s activity on the Continue Reading