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Google announces plans for a new data center in Denmark

Google announces plans for a new data center in Denmark

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Alphabet's Google is to invest 600 million euros ($685.98 million) to build its first data center in Denmark. In a blog post Tuesday, Google's Vice President for Global Data Centers, Joe Kava, said the facility would be located just outside Fredericia, in the west of the country. Kava added that Google was "committed to matching its energy use with 100 percent carbon-free energy" in Fredericia. The business was therefore "pursuing new investment opportunities" in Danish renewable energy projects such as solar energy and onshore and offshore wind. It did not name any other companies that it would partner with. "The Fredericia data center will be among the most energy efficient data ...
Google plans to expand office space in New York City: WSJ

Google plans to expand office space in New York City: WSJ

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(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google is nearing a deal to buy or lease an office building in New York City that could add space for more than 12,000 new workers, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing sources. A Google logo is seen at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California, U.S., November 1, 2018. REUTERS/ Stephen Lam Google’s deal to buy or lease 1.3 million-square-foot office building at St. John’s Terminal could house nearly double the search giant’s current staffing in the city, WSJ reported. The plan, would give Google room for nearly 20,000 staff in the city, including those it has now, WSJ said. Google’s reported plan for expansion in New York comes at a time when Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) could add 25,000 jobs if it chooses the city as one of
Here’s how Google plans to kill off piracy and fully loaded…

Here’s how Google plans to kill off piracy and fully loaded…

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Google has released a new report that sheds light on the various ways in which the company is attempting to combat piracy. The search giant says it has adopted a ‘follow the money’ approach, with the aim of “[starving] infringing sites of their income”. It is also trying to reduce piracy through illicit Kodi addons and boxes, but admits that this has been challenging. Read more: Best VPN According to the report (via ZDNet), titled ‘How Google Fights Piracy’, the Google-made ad blocker that was added to Chrome earlier this year has been a useful weapon in the company’s battle against pirates. “Google has joined other industry leaders in the ‘follow the money’ approach to fight online piracy by eject
Kremlin backs plans to curb foreign ownership of online new…

Kremlin backs plans to curb foreign ownership of online new…

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(Adds Kremlin quotes, background) MOSCOW, Oct 23 (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Tuesday that a new draft law proposing to limit foreign ownership in online news aggregators in Russia was justified, a day after shares in Russian search engine Yandex fell on reports about the plan. Lawmakers propose limiting foreign ownership in online news aggregators to no more than 20 percent for security reasons, making them subject to restrictions similar to those faced by Russian media, according to the text of the draft law. Shares in Yandex N.V. , the parent company of Yandex group which is registered in Netherlands, fell almost 2 percent in Moscow on Monday f...
Google should drop plans for China return, Pence says

Google should drop plans for China return, Pence says

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NEW YORK -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence sharply criticized Chinese aggression and interference, both military and economic, in a wide-ranging speech on Thursday at a Washington-based think tank that called out Beijing's activities in the South China Sea and singled out Google for its plans to return to China."Google should immediately end development of the Dragonfly app that will strengthen the Communist Party's censorship, and compromise the privacy of Chinese customers," Pence said of the secretive project, which would allow the tech company to restart its search engine operations in mainland China in compliance with Beijing's strict censorship laws. The company's plans have met with opposition from employees, who have circulated a letter demanding more transparency from managemen...
Google’s plans for first wired urban community raise data-p…

Google’s plans for first wired urban community raise data-p…

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A unit of Google’s parent Alphabet is proposing to turn a rundown part of Toronto’s waterfront into a wired community. But some Canadians are rethinking the privacy implications of the project being developed by one of the most data-hungry companies on the planet. TORONTO — Heated streets will melt ice and snow on contact. Sensors will monitor traffic and protect pedestrians. Driverless shuttles will carry people to their doors. A unit of Google’s parent company Alphabet is proposing to turn a rundown part of Toronto’s waterfront into what may be the most wired community in history — to “fundamentally refine what urban life can be.” Sidewalk Labs has partnered with a government agency known as Waterfront Toronto with plans to erect mid-rise apartments, offices, shops and a school
Google Suppresses Memo Revealing Plans to Closely Track Sea…

Google Suppresses Memo Revealing Plans to Closely Track Sea…

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Google bosses have forced employees to delete a confidential memo circulating inside the company that revealed explosive details about a plan to launch a censored search engine in China, The Intercept has learned. The memo, authored by a Google engineer who was asked to work on the project, disclosed that the search system, codenamed Dragonfly, would require users to log in to perform searches, track their location — and share the resulting history with a Chinese partner who would have “unilateral access” to the data. The memo was shared earlier this month among a group of Google employees who have been organizing internal protests over the censored search system, which has been designed to remove content that China’s authoritarian Communist Party regime views as sensitive, such as info
Senior Google Scientist Quits Over Plans for Censored China…

Senior Google Scientist Quits Over Plans for Censored China…

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A senior researcher has quit his job at Google in protest over the company’s leaked plans to create a censored web search app for China, codenamed “Dragonfly.” Jack Poulson, 32, who worked for the research and machine-intelligence department, left Google on Aug. 31 after discussing his concerns with his bosses for several weeks. He felt that resigning was his “ethical responsibility” to protest “the forfeiture of our public human-rights commitments,” he told The Intercept. The Chinese communist regime runs the world’s most sophisticated system of internet censorship and requires foreign companies to censor topics it deems “sensitive,” such as democracy, human rights, and persecution of groups like Tibetans, Falun Gong practitioners, human rights activists, and others. Companies are als
MH370 news: Briton plans mission to jungle site in bid to c…

MH370 news: Briton plans mission to jungle site in bid to c…

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Ian Wilson said he had pinpointed the plane lying in mountainous terrain and now plans to fly a helicopter to the site in a bid to solve the mystery and stake a claim for a £54million reward.The plane vanished in 2014 with 239 people on board but its whereabouts has been shrouded in mystery amid several conspiracy theories that have been put forward.Pixelated images from Google Maps appear to show the outline of a large aircraft but experts say this could simply be another plane been flying below the satellite that pictured it.Mr Wilson said he had been watching a documentary on the MH370 mystery and felt the need to search potential crash zones online.He said: "I just thought I'd have a wander through. I work in digital video so I'm on Google Earth all the time."So I was on there, a fe