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Steve Irwin gets his own Google Doodle to commemorate his birthday

socialweb - Feb 21, 2019

Holding a crocodile, nothing less.Image: GoogleBy Johnny Lieu2019-02-21 11:00:00 UTC On Friday, the late Steve Irwin would've turned 49. To commemorate the late animal conservationist and TV…

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Google WiFi is *the* solution for bum routers — and 3-packs are on sale for $60 off at Amazon

socialweb - Feb 20, 2019

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Google WiFi uses a mesh system to strengthen signals and…

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Privacy activists say online ad industry knowingly violated GDPR

socialweb - Feb 20, 2019

A group of privacy activists have submitted evidence to GDPR regulators which shows that the Internet Advertising Bureau was aware its advertising system violated privacy laws.Image: Getty…

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YouTube changes ‘strike’ policy for first-time offenders

socialweb - Feb 19, 2019

Image: YouTubeBy Karissa Bell2019-02-19 19:48:30 UTC YouTube is changing its "strike" policy in an effort to make it easier to understand. With the changes, first-time offenders who…

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Google will stop websites from blocking Incognito mode

socialweb - Feb 18, 2019

Google is working on closing a loophole that allowed websites to detect if a user was browsing via Chrome's Incognito mode.Image: Gokhan Balci/Anadolu Agency/Getty ImagesBy Matt Binder2019-02-18…

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Apple, Google pressured to drop Saudi app that lets men track and control women

socialweb - Feb 15, 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook was recently asked about whether his company would keep an app that oppresses Saudi women in its store.Image: Justin Sullivan / Getty ImagesBy…

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Google wants to make its products more human

socialweb - Feb 14, 2019

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Manipulating an Indian politician’s tweets is worryingly easy to do

socialweb - Feb 13, 2019

Here’s a concerning story from India, where the upcoming election is putting the use of social media in the spotlight. While the Indian government is putting Facebook,…

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Google Maps might get an important new privacy option soon

socialweb - Feb 13, 2019

Google Maps might soon become a bit more mindful of your privacy.Image:  Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty ImagesBy Stan Schroeder2019-02-13 15:27:06 UTC Here's the trouble with letting…

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U.S. Senator asks Apple and Google to ban Saudi woman-monitoring app

socialweb - Feb 12, 2019

If the relationships between Apple, Google, and the governments they work with aren’t strained enough already, they’re about to get pushed even further. U.S. Senator Ron Wyden…