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Google’s Internet Balloons Have Already Traveled 3 Million Kilometers

Google’s Internet balloons, part of an ambitious experiment called Project Loon to bring web connectivity to remote areas, have cumulatively traveled 3 million kilometers since 2013, the company said Thursday.<p>Since announcing the project last July, the search giant’s experimental wing, Google X, …

Why the government keeps telling you iPhone encryption will eventually kill a child

The U.S. government doesn’t appreciate the increased personal data protection measures tech companies including Apple, Google and others offer their …

Peter Thiel: People Are Scared Of The Future And Silicon Valley Doesn't Get It

Someone from the audience asked him what the one core insight into the universe he has that is most at odds with Silicon Valley conventional wisdom.<p>Thiel joked that there are a bunch of things that he believes are contrary to what people in the Valley believe, and that it would be "dangerous" to …

Why Did Google Decide To Split Inbox From Gmail?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Marat Ryndin is a UX/visual designer, writer and app/tech/soccer/music junkie. He worked for Google and various startups and climbed to Everest base camp.</i><p>A couple of years ago, right around the time Google’s Gmail team decided to start working on a standalone email app — the recently …

Apple, Google, Facebook take a stand to curb National Security Agency's surveillance powers

A report has said that tech giants and internet companies are lobbying to curb United States National Security Agency surveillance powers and to …

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Why did Google launch Inbox when it has Gmail? - Tech2

Google has <b>launched</b> an invitation-only email service, <b>Inbox</b>, which is an all-new take on viewing and responding to emails. While this has left many …

Google’s developing a program that can automatically caption photos

For all those who have a hard time captioning photos, Google has come to the rescue. The search giant has announced on its research blog that they …

Google accused of 'passive-aggressiveness' over EU right to be forgotten

A director in the European Commission's justice department has accused Google of being 'passive-aggressive' towards EU data protection rules<p>A senior EU official criticised a series of public meetings held in Europe by Google on a landmark court ruling on the "right to be forgotten", saying the …

EU likes Google’s in-app purchase policy changes, wants more from Apple

The European Commission’s request for Apple and Google to take additional steps that further protect smartphone and tablet users from unexpected …