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Google Says It Tracks Personal Student Data, but Not for Advertising

What does Google do with the personal information it collects from children who use Google products at school? That has become a pressing question for privacy advocates as Google has quickly grown into one of the nation’s largest providers of educational technology in K-12 schools. Now Google has provided some answers to that question in a seven-page letter to Sen. ... Read More »

Google, Apple Face Kremlin Tax Fire for ‘Milking’ Russia

When he’s not checking Gmail on his MacBook, Vladimir Putin’s new Internet czar can’t stop railing against American technology companies. Google, Apple and Microsoft, collectively worth more than Russia’s gross domestic product, have all entered German Klimenko’s crosshairs since he was named Putin’s first Internet adviser six weeks ago. In a 90-minute interview peppered with expletives, Klimenko said forcing Google ... Read More »

Google Fiber Initiative Launched to Give Free Internet to the Poor

Google Fiber says it’s going to give away its high speed Internet service to thousands of low-income Americans across the country who can’t afford gigabit broadband. Starting with its Kansas City market, Google Fiber eventually plans to wire “select” public housing buildings in all of the cities where it operates, the company said. Service will be switched on Wednesday for ... Read More »

Google Will Now Warn You About Websites With Misleading ‘Download’ Buttons

Google has long been trying to curtail shady websites from appearing on its search results, and it also protects users across different Web browsers from visiting websites that host scam ads. On Wednesday, the Mountain View-based company announced the next step in its ongoing battle against fraudulent websites. Google says that it is flagging ads that trick users into downloading ... Read More »

Google Will No Longer Ask You to Use Google+ to Play Android Games

In what appears to be another instance of Google decoupling Google+ from other services, Google Play Games, the Mountain View company’s online gaming service and SDK, will let you play your games without signing into Google+. Players will no longer be asked to sign-in to Google+ every time they play a game that uses Google Play Games API. Also, players ... Read More »

Google Brings Real-Time Commenting to Docs, Sheets, Slides for Mobile

If you love collaborating with your friends and colleagues on the Google Drive apps (Docs, Sheets, Slides), you will like the new changes the company has made across its mobile office suite. Among other changes, the real-time commenting feature is now available on Android and iOS apps. Google on Wednesday announced that Android and iOS users of its Google Drive ... Read More »