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Trump executive order takes aim at social media firms

28 May 2020, 6:15 PM

US President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a law that has long protected internet companies, including Twitter and Facebook, an extraordinary attempt to intervene in the media that experts said was unlikely to survive legal scrutiny.

Alphabet’s Loon and Vodacom to expand rural internet in Mozambique

13 May 2020, 4:44 PM

Loon, a unit of Google’s owner Alphabet Inc , which uses high-altitude balloons to provide mobile internet to remote areas, has signed a deal with Vodacom to expand the South African mobile operator’s network in Mozambique.

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Meet video tool getting Zoom-like layout, Gmail link

16 April 2020, 4:39 PM

Google will allow business and education users on Gmail.com to directly take calls on its video conferencing tool Meet starting Thursday, a new feature being offered as the Alphabet Inc unit seeks to capitalise on security and other concerns with rival services.

Apple, Google plan software to slow virus, joining global debate on tracking

12 April 2020, 4:15 AM

Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Friday that they will work together to create contact tracing technology that aims to slow the spread of the coronavirus by allowing users to opt into logging other phones they have been near.

Google says it is developing a nationwide coronavirus website

15 March 2020, 7:49 AM

Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL.O) said on Saturday that it was working with the US government to develop a nationwide website that would help Americans with questions about coronavirus symptoms, risk factors, and testing.

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