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Facebook, Twitter, Google quietly step up fight against terrorist propaganda

Facebook said it took down a profile that the company believed belonged to San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik, who with her husband is accused of killing 14 people in a mass shooting that the FBI is investigating as an "act of terrorism."

Digital rights group alleges google invades student privacy

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights group, depicts Google as a two-faced opportunist in a complaint filed Tuesday with the Federal Trade Commission.

Google disputes the unflattering portrait and says it isn't doing anything wrong.

Google to contest Russia's antitrust ruling on Android

Russia's competition watchdog ruled in September that Google had broken the law by requiring pre-installation of certain applications on mobile devices running on Android.

"We intend to contest this decision and explain in court why we consider it unfounded," Google said in its official Russian blog.

Google has until Dec. 18 to amend its contracts with smartphone manufacturers in order to comply with the ruling in the case that was launched by local rival Yandex (YNDX.MM).

Google is relaunching the struggling Google+ social network

Google says that the new site is much simpler and geared towards helping people connect with other like-minded users and discover content about their interests.

"Collections let you immerse yourself in content about topics like surfing (goo.gl/vvv5QD) or tiny tilt-shift photography scenes (goo.gl/nWyicL)," product manager Luke Wroblewski writes on Google Plus. "Communities enable groups of people with the same interests to join up and geek out on anything from Game of Thrones (goo.gl/aaqtgq) to Painting (goo.gl/kmlM7m)."

Google has an idea to make a smart contact lens that runs on solar power

Earlier this week, Google was awarded a patent for a solar-powered contact lens that is capable of communicating with computers and collecting biol

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Google will target ads using email addresses

Google’s Senior Vice President of Ads and Commerce, Sridhar Ramaswamy, announced the new Customer Match product in a blog post on Monday. The Wall Street Journal first reported Google’s plans for the feature in April.

The tool will enable marketers to target ads to their existing customers and potentially to tailor messaging to them based on their purchase histories or other information.

Facebook and Google, two giants in digital ads, seek more

But on the first day of Advertising Week, a top industry convention in Manhattan, it was clear how much influence resides in Silicon Valley.

Facebook and Google, two digital advertising powerhouses, took the stage to introduce services meant to lure an even bigger portion of digital marketing dollars.

Google debuts mobile-pay service in 2nd try

Android Pay will be similar to Apple Pay, except it works on Android phones rather than Apple's iPhones. On some Samsung Android phones, it will sit alongside Samsung Pay. All three services let people buy goods at retail stores by tapping their phones against the store's payment terminal. The user's debit or credit card on file then gets charged.

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Islands nations should press Australia and NZ on climate change: Polye

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Opposition Leader Don Polye says Pacific Island leaders who will gather for the 46th Pacific Island Forum meeting should make a strong statement on damages to pacific island countries by climate change.

Google introduces 'fun facts' feature

Type "fun facts" into Google and discover trivia about nicotine, Benjamin Franklin, Scotch whisky, sunburns, crayons, Mars and more.

It's a great way to discover interesting info, and it's pretty addictive too - don't say we didn't warn you!

Google also changes the text in the search bar to "I'm feeling curious" once you choose to "ask another question".

The cool little quirk works when you type "interesting facts" too.

Elsewhere, Google recently unveiled its new logo, which has a touch of Sesame Street about it.