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Congress demands answers from Google about user location database

Representatives from Congress have written to Google CEO Sundar Pinchai to seek information on location data held in a secret store known as Sensorvault

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Walmart and Google launch voice-activated grocery shopping feature

Ordering groceries is set to become easier than ever for Walmart customers thanks to the retailer’s partnership with Google’s smart-home assistant, Google Home

Google hit with another fine for anti-competitive behaviour

The EU competition authority has imposed a hefty fine on Google once again, after accusing the tech giant of using its resources to gain an unfair advantage over its competitors

Google unveils video game streaming platform Stadia

Google’s new video game streaming service, Stadia, is set to shake up the $135bn-a-year industry by encouraging gamers to move away from traditional consoles

Former Google executive awarded $45m payout amid sexual harassment accusations

New court documents have revealed that Google paid former senior executive Amit Singhal a severance package of up to $45m despite allegations of sexual harassment

Google claims it faces “fierce competition” in Australian market

Tech giant Google is disputing the findings of a report by the Australian consumer regulator that show it has a monopoly on online search and advertising in the country

Google forced to reveal which products have microphones following privacy backlash

Tech giant Google faces questions about the listening power of its devices after users discovered an undisclosed microphone in a home security device

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Google fined €50m following first breach of new EU data laws

French watchdog CNIL has hit Google with the largest fine imposed by a European regulator to date, citing concerns over Google’s diluted approach to seeking consent

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Google+ shutdown brought forward following second data breach

For the second time this year, a data leak has hit Google+, this time affecting an estimated 52.5 million people

Google to make $550m investment in Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com

Google has reaffirmed its commitment to the explosive Asian retail market with the purchase of a $550m stake in JD.com, China’s largest e-retailer by revenue

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YouTube to launch revamped music streaming service

YouTube will launch the latest version of its music streaming service on May 22, updating old features and replacing Google Play Music in the process

Russian communications regulator blocks some Google services amid Telegram row

A number of Google’s IP addresses, thought to be hosting banned messaging service Telegram, have been blocked in Russia, as the nation’s communications regulator clamps down on Telegram’s operations in the country