Thailand presses Google over online royal insults

Prajin Juntong said he had met Google representatives to complain about material found using the search engine and on YouTube, a Google subsidiary.

Google said it was following its existing policies on content removal.

Thais, which have the some of strictest lese majeste laws in the world, are mourning King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Mr Juntong said more than 100 pieces of content insulting to the monarchy have been found on Google services since he died on 13 October.

Google and Amazon are in a race to $1,000

Shares of both Amazon and Google parent Alphabet are now trading above $800 a share. Amazon is slightly higher than Alphabet -- but not by that much.

Both stocks are near their all-time highs. However, Amazon (AMZNTech30) seems to have more momentum than Alphabet.

What is HSTS? How does it protect you on the internet?

But there are many minds who want to take advantage of the internet users for their own good. They indulge themselves in activities aimed at compromising the security of the users and breach their privacy. This can be done by imitating popular websites or injecting code in an HTTP website and luring users to visit them.


Facebook and Google are building a huge undersea cable to China

Both companies are blocked in mainland China. But they're plowing money into an 8,000-mile ultrafast link between Los Angeles and Hong Kong, a special Chinese territory where their services can be viewed and that serves as a key network hub for Asia.

Google brings its moonshots back to earth

One year ago this week, Google (GOOGLTech30) officially formed a new holding companycalled Alphabet to organize its many ambitious projects. Its venture capital arms, life sciences division, moonshot lab and Google itself each became independent entities with their own CEOs, operating under the Alphabet umbrella.

Google launches offline YouTube app and Wi-Fi expansion in India

The tech giant laid out its plans on Tuesday at an event in New Dehli to help people save data and get online.

To start, Google is adapting its apps to handle slower mobile connections and is looking to addmore Wi-Fi hotspots across the country.

"While most of today's launches focus on Google users in India... it gives us better ideas that work for everyone," the company said in a blog post.

Google weakens Allo chat app privacy promise

The company had originally said conversations within Allo would be only temporarily stored on its servers, restricting the authorities' ability to request access.

However, the Verge news site revealed that Google now holds on to the data unless users take active measures to stop it.

Google has confirmed the U-turn.

Privacy campaigners say the public must be kept informed about how their records are handled.

Taiwan asks Google to blur images from disputed island

Taiping Island, also known as Itu Aba, is part of the Spratly Island chain, embroiled in increasingly tense South China Sea territorial disputes.

Although it is controlled by Taiwan, the island is also claimed by mainland China, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Four new structures have appeared since Google Earth's last satellite images.

The images showed four three-pronged structures in a semi-circle next to an upgraded airstrip and near a sizeable new port.

What is the South China Sea dispute?

Google launches Allo — a messaging app that'll make Facebook jealous

While Facebook has been working to integrate bots with Messenger, Google went ahead and built a messaging app around the most useful bot there is: Google (GOOGLTech30) search.

Allo, which was announced in May but is now available for download, marries Google search with many of the fun features people have grown accustomed to using in other apps.

Google: Don’t let 'local' Brexit distract UK

Matt Brittin, the head of Google's Europe, Middle East and Africa business, said the conditions for success in the UK were now better than in 2010, when David Cameron said the founders of the tech giant believed they could never have built their company in Britain.

"I think it is getting better all the time, the conditions for big tech success here in the UK," Mr Brittin told me.