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Google removes 2,500 China-linked YouTube channels for misinformation

Google did not identify the specific channels, provided few other details, except to link the videos to similar activity spotted by Twitter

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Business

Jio, Google to build Android-based OS to turn feature phones ‘smarter’

After buying stakes of Jio for Rs 33,737 crore, half the sum Pichai committed to India, Google will turn Indians ‘2G-mukt’, as Ambani put it

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Business

Google buys 7.7% of Jio for Rs 33,737 crore

Google joins a slew of private equity firms that have invested in Mukesh Ambani’s technology venture in the past three months

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Economy

Sundar Pichai: Google will invest Rs 75,000 crore in India

Before Sundar Pichai made the announcements, he also had a video-conference with Modi to discuss Google’s ideas for India’s digital future

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India

Google Play Store removes all 59 Chinese apps India banned

More banned Chinese apps have now been removed from Google Play store as well as App store including SHAREit, UC Browser, among others

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Information Technology Sci-Tech

Cybersecurity agency warns users about Google Chrome extensions

The cybersecurity agency advised Internet users to only install extensions which are absolutely needed and refer user reviews before doing so

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Business

Google to offer loans to merchants in India

Without providing any further details, Google said in a statement that it is bringing the ability to offer loans through the Google Pay for Business app

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India

Google Play Store suspends Remove China Apps for ‘violating policy’

Mitron app was also removed from the Google Play Store because it reportedly had several vulnerabilities and privacy issues that can put user’s data at high risk

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Business

WeTransfer must be blocked, govt tells ISPs

Reliance Jio, Vodafone Idea and Hathway have blocked WeTransfer for their subscribers; the website is still accessible to Airtel users

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World

Trump takes on ‘biased’ social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube

The US president said in the ‘Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship’ social-media companies had ‘unchecked power’ to censor