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    Google to change algorithm to promote original news reports

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 01:40pm on September 14, 2019

    Original reporting will be highlighted in Google’s search results, the company said as it announced changes to its algorithm...

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    Lies of the victors

    Jason Hirthler | Updated at 12:00am on August 29, 2019

    The media’s relentless mythmaking keep us in the dark, writes Jason Hirthler JULIAN Barnes’ Man Booker prize winning novel, The Sense of an Ending, reads...

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    Google tells workers to avoid arguing politics in house

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 02:32am on August 25, 2019

    Google on Friday told employees to focus on work instead of heated debates about politics with colleagues at the internet company, which has long been...

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    Fearing data privacy issues, Google cuts some Android phone data for wireless carriers

    Reuters . New York/San Francisco | Updated at 12:00am on August 20, 2019

    Alphabet Inc’s Google has shut down a service it provided to wireless carriers globally that showed them weak spots in their network coverage, people familiar...

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    Huawei launches own operating system to rival Android

    Agence France-Presse . Dongguan | Updated at 12:00am on August 10, 2019

    Chinese telecom giant Huawei unveiled its own operating system on Friday, as it faces the threat of losing access to Google’s Android platform amid escalating...

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    Privacy missteps raise concern over future of digital assistants

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:37pm on August 03, 2019

    A series of privacy missteps in recent months has raised fresh concerns over the future...

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    Combatting surveillance capitalism

    Michael Barker | Updated at 12:00am on July 29, 2019

    CLOSE scrutinisation of the daily lives of workers has always played an important role in enabling capitalists to squeeze greater profits from their workforce. The...

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    Australia to divulge Facebook, Google algorithms

    Reuters. Sydney | Updated at 02:08pm on July 26, 2019

    Australia said it would establish the world’s first dedicated office to police Facebook Inc and Google as part of reforms designed to rein in the...

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    Google internet balloon spinoff Loon still looking for its wings

    Reuters . San Francisco | Updated at 01:40am on July 02, 2019

    Google’s bet on balloons to deliver cell service soon faces a crucial test amid doubts about the viability of the technology by some potential customers....

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    Raging against the algorithm

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on July 01, 2019

    MONSTERS and titans share the stage of mythology across cultures as the necessary realisations of the human imagination. From stone cave to urban dwelling, the...