Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by The tech giant is positioning itself in schools as a trusted authority on digital citizenship at a moment when the company’s data-handling practices are under growing scrutiny. ByNatasha Singer and Sapna Maheshwari Oct. 23, 2018 Google is on a mission to teach children how to be safe online. That is the message behind “Be Internet Awesome,” a so-called digital-citizenship education program that the technology giant developed for schools. The lessons include a cartoon game branded with Google’s logo and blue, red, yellow and green color palette. The game is meant to help students from third grade through sixth guard against schemers, hackers and other bad Google plans to reach five million schoolchildren with the program this year and has teamed up with the National Parent … [Read more...] about Google Is Teaching Children How to Act Online. Is It the Best Role Model?
LONDON (AP) — A British court has blocked a suit against Google on allegations that it had collected personal data on some 4 million iPhone usersBritain's High Court was ruling Monday on whether a mass legal action could proceed against the internet giant for allegedly collecting sensitive information from some 4.4 million iPhone users.The legal challenge claimed Google had bypassed privacy settings on the iPhones between August 2011 and February 2012 to scoop up data for advertisers.The suit by campaign group Google You Owe Us hoped to win 1 billion pounds ($1.3 billion) in compensation.A lawyer for the campaign group told Judge Mark Warby that the activity was exposed by a PhD researcher in 2012 and Google has already paid millions to settle claims in the United States. … [Read more...] about UK court blocks suit against Google on alleged iPhone breach
Tech & Science Google Maps is making it easier for friends to make plans by eliminating the difficulty of finding a restaurant everyone can agree on. The new addition of the “group planning feature” to Google Maps is set to roll out starting this week to users with Android and iOS devices. Instead of friends all sending different links and doing their research on their own, or one person doing all the research for the group, Google came up with a way for friends to work on a collaborative list of potentials. The feature can be used for any sort of establishment on Google Maps like restaurants or museums, anywhere a group might want to go together. The feature allows users to add locations to a short list and then share that list with their friends so that they can all add and remove places and then vote on their favorites. All of this is possible in Google Maps now Google announced Wednesday. How to use the group planning feature in Google Maps: First, users should … [Read more...] about Google Maps Update: How to Use the New Group Planning Feature
Ben Gomes, vice president of search for Google, opens the keynote speakers at the Google event announcing a number of new search tools in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. Google is also celebrating its 20th birthday this month. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group) Google employees open a display area after the keynote address announcing a number of new search tools at an event in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. Google is celebrating its 20th birthday this month. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Displays charting trends on Google are part of a display at an event announcing a number of new search tools in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. Google is celebrating its 20th birthday this month. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group) A "Noogler Hat" is on display from the Computer History Museum at the Google event announcing a number of new search tools in San Francisco, Calif., on … [Read more...] about Google at 20: Tech giant unveils three big shifts in search
The Associated Press Published 11:15 p.m. UTC Aug 17, 2018 A privacy group said in a letter sent to the Federal Trade Commission on Friday that Google has violated the terms of a 2011 settlement because of practices exposed in an Associated Press report this week. The Electronic Privacy Information Center said in the letter to the FTC that Google’s recording of time-stamped location data – even after users have turned off a setting called Location History – “clearly violates” the 2011 settlement. The center lobbied the FTC to take action on Google nearly a decade ago. That helped lead to the settlement in which Google agreed to a 20-year monitoring regime and vowed to not misrepresent the degree to which users have control over private data. Three days after the AP story was published Monday, Google altered a help page explanation but didn’t change its tracking. The AP investigation found that even with Location History turned off, Google stores … [Read more...] about Privacy group: Google tracking violated 2011 order