Indians reported a deluge of unsolicited adverts via Google Messaging after mobile operators gave free access to unsuitable businesses.
European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager echoed telco lobbyists who say over half of all internet traffic leads to just six US firms.
Google wants to intervene in legal action that concerns blocking the distribution of Popcorn Time software.
It is estimated that cryptocurrency scammers stole USD2.7bn during 2020.
Insurance firms Allianz and Munich Re will base cybersecurity premiums on information obtained directly from Google.
Vendors wanting to take part in the half-yearly auction for advertising spaces should submit their bids by 18th February.
The internet of things means more devices will have a microphone, loudspeaker and network connection. Expect disruption if Google links this trend to newer comms protocols.
The Australian public enquiry is the first of its kind, so will likely influence decisions made by other authorities around the world.
Chairman Joe Simons of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) defended a settlement that some commentators called ‘meager’.
Google has a cunning plan to ‘enhance’ your privacy by forcing you to accept cookies which rival browsers increasingly block.