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Google backs Biden's immigration reform plan for 'dreamers'
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Google backs Biden's immigration reform plan for 'dreamers'

  • Google has announced that it would support President-elect Joe Biden's efforts to pass a new United States immigration law, helping to cover application fees for immigrants seeking lawful work.
  • Google announced its philanthropic aim to pay for the application fees of nearly 500 young immigrants, seeking employment under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme.
Updated 14 Jan, 2021 05:16pm
Google, Facebook and Microsoft among other corporate giants to suspend political spending
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Google, Facebook and Microsoft among other corporate giants to suspend political spending

  • In the aftermath of the violent attack on the Capitol Building last week, Facebook, Microsoft and Google have joined a growing list of corporations that are pausing their political spending.
  • As corporate responses have escalated, some companies have suspended donations to lawmakers who objected to the certification of the election, while many have halted all of their political donations for a few months.
Updated 12 Jan, 2021 04:34pm
Google employees form workers' union in United States
Technology

Google employees form workers' union in United States

  • The "Alphabet Workers Union" aims to ensure that employees work at a fair wage, without fear of abuse, retaliation or discrimination.
  • We're building on years of organizing efforts at Google to create a formal structure for workers.
Published 04 Jan, 2021 07:29pm
Google told its scientists to 'strike a positive tone' in AI research: documents
Technology

Google told its scientists to 'strike a positive tone' in AI research: documents

  • Google's new review procedure asks that researchers consult with legal, policy and public relations teams before pursuing topics such as face and sentiment analysis and categorizations of race.
  • The "sensitive topics" process adds a round of scrutiny to Google's standard review of papers for pitfalls such as disclosing of trade secrets.
Published 23 Dec, 2020 06:37pm
Google, Facebook agree to join hands against potential anti-trust lawsuit: Report
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Google, Facebook agree to join hands against potential anti-trust lawsuit: Report

  • Google and Facebook were aware that their cooperative agreement could potentially trigger anti-trust investigations, and subsequently strategised on how to deal with them.
  • According to a spokesperson from Google, such agreements over anti-trust threats are extremely common in the industry, to avoid any unprecedented legal challenges.
Updated 22 Dec, 2020 01:07pm
Google wins EU antitrust nod for $2.1 billion Fitbit deal
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Google wins EU antitrust nod for $2.1 billion Fitbit deal

  • Alphabet’s Google won EU antitrust approval on Thursday for its $2.1 billion bid for Fitbit after agreeing restrictions on how it will use customers’ health related data.
  • The deal had triggered criticism from privacy advocates on both sides of the Atlantic, consumer organisations and Google rivals about the company’s market power and the use of people’s health data in targeted advertising.
Published 18 Dec, 2020 09:30am