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A pedestrian walks past signage at Google Inc. headquarters in Mountain View, California, U.S. | Photo: David Paul Morris

How Google is working with researchers to trace coronavirus cases in Europe

Location data Google collects has been shared with researchers. It can’t be used to track individuals but shows broad patterns of movement across countries.

Google to release data on how movement in cities has changed due to Covid-19

Google said the mobility reports don’t impinge on privacy as only data from people who have agreed to share their location with the company is used.
The health ministry's 'Do the five' public service announcement on COVID-19 on Google | Photo: ThePrint Team

‘Do the five’: Health ministry advisory on coronavirus pops up on Google search

A ‘hand’ icon has started appearing on Google search, which leads to a health ministry advisory on the precautions needed to check the spread of COVID-19.

Google-backed coronavirus testing site maxes out on day one

Verily, a health-care unit of Alphabet, opened the website Sunday evening in partnership with US government officials.
Passengers use smartphones at Mumbai Central railway station | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

‘Hate speech continues on social media’: Ex-RSS ideologue moves HC against Facebook, Twitter

A Delhi HC bench has issued notices to the Indian subsidiaries of Google, Facebook and Twitter on K.N. Govindacharya’s plea.

Google is scrubbing coronavirus misinformation on search and YouTube

Since Covid-19 began to spread, Google has aggressively intervened in some of its most popular online services to limit the spread of misinformation.
The Google Inc. logo sits illuminated on the company's exhibition stand at the Noah Technology Conference in Berlin

Googling isn’t earning as much revenue for Google as it used to

Google search is one of the most profitable businesses ever created, helping the company amass a cash hoard of more than $100 billion.
School children from an Indian school in a bus.

There are ways parents can stop kids from being bombarded with ads on phones

For now, advertising targeted at children has been slower to migrate online than in the broader industry.
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Google and Apple clash over web browser privacy

Google has said that Apple Inc.'s Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature which helps users avoid web tracking is 'flawed' and creates problems.
The Google Inc. logo hangs illuminated

Google is ending third-party tracking — that’s good news for users, bad news for rivals

Google's decision will better protect user data, but also provides the tech giant an opportunity to extend its dominance of online advertising.

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Is India’s coronavirus lockdown leading to stress in families or strengthening relationships?

The 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus has led to people working from home and thus, spending more time with their families and partners.


Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.