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Google temporarily blocks access to banned Chinese apps in India

A Google spokesperson said the company has notified the affected developers and have temporarily blocked access to the apps that remained available on the Play Store in India.

Google Doodle closes Pride Month by honoring LGBTQ+ activist Marsha P. Johnson

Marsha P. Johnson played a major role in the Stonewall uprising that took place on 28 June 1969. The event became a turning point for the LGBTQ+ community.
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Google agrees remembering passwords is a pain. But its solution may not fix the problem

It takes many grandmothers and pets to come up with new passwords, but Google still wants users to stop reusing passwords.
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Google will start paying publishers for news in Australia, Germany, Brazil

The news licensing deals will start in the three countries and Google is in talks with publishers in six more, the company said.
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H-1B order ‘undermines greatest asset’ of US economy — Twitter, Pichai, others slam Trump

US President Donald Trump has temporarily suspended H-1B and other work visas until the end of the year. Trade bodies and tech giants have criticised the move.
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Eye on US presidential race, Facebook, Google, Twitter pledge vigilance on disinformation

Facebook said it studied conversations surrounding 200 elections around the world, while Twitter tracked the threat of disinformation on race and police brutality.

US withdraws from talks with India, others over taxing Google, Amazon, Facebook

US is suggesting ‘a pause in the talks’ so that governments can focus on responding to the coronavirus pandemic and reopening their economies.
Tamil Nadu politician Sasikala Pushpa

People have right to know who politicians meet behind closed doors, says Delhi HC

Tamil Nadu politician Sasikala Pushpa had filed a suit before the HC, stating her image was being tarnished due to upload of morphed photos with a man on social media.
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Google has helped place ads on sites amplifying coronavirus conspiracy theories

The Global Disinformation Index, a research group, recently reviewed 49 sites running baseless claims about the virus and found Google placed ads on 84% of them.
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Google considers buying 5% stake in Vodafone Idea: Report

Google has big ambitions for India, which has a huge first-time internet user population that serves as a test-bed for innovations in smartphone technology.

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Indian lawsuits allege former Wirecard COO played key role in deals later mired in disputes

The suits allege Marsalek took part in negotiations leading to the acquisition of Hermes by a Mauritius-based private equity fund in 2015.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Modi dares China, tells Indian Army ‘our enemies have seen your fire and fury’

China sees Modi’s visit as an attempt to ‘escalate’ the situation. Experts say the visit was a powerful message to China to not escalate the matter.
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India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.