Exclusive: Fearing data privacy issues, Google cuts some Android phone data for wireless carriers

Exclusive: Fearing data privacy issues, Google cuts some Android phone data for wireless carriers

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google has shut down a service it provided to wireless carriers globally that showed them weak spots in their network coverage, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, because of Google’s concerns that sharing data from users of its Android phone system might attract the scrutiny of users and regulators.

Exclusive: U.S. Justice Dept considering Apple probe - sources

Exclusive: U.S. Justice Dept considering Apple probe - sources

The Justice Department’s Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) met in recent weeks and agreed to give the Justice Department the jurisdiction to undertake potential antitrust probes of Apple and Google, owned by Alphabet Inc, the sources said.

Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist - source

Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist - source

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday, in a blow to the Chinese technology company that the U.S. government has sought to blacklist around the world.

Smartphone Apps Sending "Intensely Personal Information" To Facebook - Whether Or Not You Have An Account

Smartphone Apps Sending "Intensely Personal Information" To Facebook - Whether Or Not You Have An Account

Source: Wall Street Journal testing of the app Other apps found sending Facebook information include; Instant Heart Rate: HR MOnitor, Realtor.com's app, "at least six of the top 15 health and fitness apps" and BetterMe: Weight Loss Workouts" Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google, which operate the two dominant app stores, don’t require apps to disclose all the partners with whom data is shared.

Google, Facebook spend big on U.S. lobbying amid policy battles

Google, Facebook spend big on U.S. lobbying amid policy battles

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google disclosed in a quarterly filing on Tuesday that it spent a company-record $21.2 million on lobbying the U.S. government in 2018, topping its previous high of $18.22 million in 2012, as the search engine operator fights wide-ranging scrutiny into its practices.

Apple changes how it reports U.S. national security requests

Apple changes how it reports U.S. national security requests

(Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Thursday changed how it reports on U.S. national security requests for user data, bringing its procedures more in line with those of technology rivals such as Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google.

IBM’s Ginni Rometty blasts internet companies’ ‘irresponsible handling’ of personal data

IBM’s Ginni Rometty blasts internet companies’ ‘irresponsible handling’ of personal data

Rometty’s comments in the EU’s capital sought to distinguish IBM IBM, +2.02% , which serves business customers, from mass-market tech companies such as Facebook Inc. FB, +3.53% and Alphabet Inc.’s GOOGL, +2.51% GOOG, +2.42% Google, which have drawn attacks over data-handling from politicians and regulators worldwide.

Senators question Google's tardy disclosure of user data exposure

Senators question Google's tardy disclosure of user data exposure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators said Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) disclosure of user data vulnerabilities at Google+ raised “serious questions” over whether it violated a 2011 consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission, potentially exposing Google to penalties.

Google defends Gmail data sharing, gives few details on violations

Google defends Gmail data sharing, gives few details on violations

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google gave details about its policies for third-party Gmail add-ons but stopped short of fully addressing questions from U.S. senators about developers who break its email-scanning rules.