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Google breached its own ‘don’t be evil’ motto, ex-employees’ lawsuit claims

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A group of former Google employees have sued the company, alleging that it breached their employment contracts by not honoring its famous motto “don’t be evil”. In the lawsuit filed in California state court, former G...

Cryptocurrency miners using hacked cloud accounts, Google warns

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Cyberhackers are using compromised cloud accounts to mine cryptocurrency, Google has warned. Details of the mining hack are contained in a report by Google’s cybersecurity action team, which spots hacking threats agai...

Pixel 6 review: the cut-price Google flagship phone

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The Pixel 6 is Google’s affordable flagship phone for 2021 and proves to be a leader in the field with a top-class camera and a new advanced chip at its heart – while undercutting most of the competition on price. The...

Osborne’s ‘Google tax’ on overseas profits now raises zero revenue, Treasury reveals

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A “Google tax” introduced by the coalition government to crack down on multinationals shifting profits overseas has been criticised as a “total failure”, as new documents show it is predicted to raise no money over th...

Google parent Alphabet posts revenues of $65bn as ads move online

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Google parent Alphabet continued big tech’s profitable march through earnings season, reporting third-quarter results that exceeded Wall Street’s expectations and a near doubling in profits as advertisers chased the c...

Google Pixel 6 phones launch with custom chips and aggressive pricing

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Google has finally launched its flagship Pixel 6 smartphones as it aims to beat competitors on camera and performance while undercutting them on price. Previewed by Google in August, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are the Andr...

Google warns of surge in activity by state-backed hackers

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Google has warned of a surge in activity by government-backed hackers this year, including attacks from an Iranian group whose targets included a UK university. The search group said that so far in 2021 it had sent mo...

Google Maps to show the lowest carbon route for car journeys

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Google Maps is to offer drivers the lowest carbon route for their chosen journey as part of the search company’s new environmentally friendly policies. Motorists will be able to select the route with the lowest carbo...

‘A race to the bottom’: Google temps are fighting a two-tier labor system

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Ben Gwin works for Google Shopping in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Though he is technically a temporary worker at the tech giant, Gwin and 65 of his colleagues are now represented by the United Steelworkers union. The gr...

Google workers demand back pay for temps company underpaid for years

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Google employees and subcontracted workers are demanding that the company pay back wages to temporary workers, following a Guardian report that revealed Google had knowingly and illegally underpaid thousands of temps ...

Revealed: Google illegally underpaid thousands of workers across dozens of countries

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Google has been illegally underpaying thousands of temporary workers in dozens of countries and delayed correcting the pay rates for more than two years as it attempted to cover up the problem, the Guardian can reveal...

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 review: the new Google smartwatch

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The Galaxy Watch 4 is Samsung and Google’s attempt to combine efforts and compete with Apple’s smartwatch – and it gets about 80% of the way there. The Android smartwatch comes in two designs and four sizes, starting ...

Google appeals €500m French fine in dispute over news copyright

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Google is appealing against a €500m (£430m) fine imposed by France’s antitrust watchdog after a dispute with local media about paying for news content. The financial penalty came amid increasing international pressure...

Google staff could see pay cut if they opt to work from home

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Google employees could see their pay cut if they switched to working from home permanently in the wake of the pandemic, according to a company pay calculator seen by Reuters. It is an experiment taking place across Si...

Google co-founder Larry Page is a New Zealand resident, government says

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Billionaire and Google co-founder Larry Page is a New Zealand resident, and visited the country in the midst of Covid-19 border restrictions. The government confirmed Page’s residency after New Zealand outlet Stuff br...

Google co-founder Larry Page granted entry to New Zealand despite border closure, report says

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The billionaire co-founder of Google Larry Page was reportedly granted entry into New Zealand, despite the border being closed to non-residents. Stuff reported that Page, who is the sixth-richest person in the world, ...

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