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Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Following Google+ data bug, Google will restrict developer access to Gmail starting Jan. 9 for apps that aren't email or productivity, worrying some developers   —  Some apps will be cut off from all Gmail data, others restricted from selling collected data or from using it to target advertising, Google said Monday
Oct 11, 2018, 11:15 AMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Google+ bug gave outsiders potential access to private data from 2015 to mid-2018; no disclosure made amid fear of blowback and no evidence of misuse   —  Google opted not to disclose to users its discovery of a bug that gave outside developers access to private data.  It found no evidence of misuse.
Oct 8, 2018, 1:03 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sundar Pichai to meet with GOP lawmakers in private meeting Friday to discuss privacy, Google's work with China, and alleged bias in search results   —  Friday's talks to occur amid concerns on Capitol Hill about privacy, China business and allegations of bias against conservatives
Sep 25, 2018, 12:00 AMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
In letter to Congress, Google confirms it continues to allow third-party apps to scan and share data from Gmail accounts, though Google itself stopped doing so   —  Lawmakers had asked company to explain policy in wake of WSJ report  —  WASHINGTON—Google Inc. told lawmakers it continues …
Sep 21, 2018, 7:05 AMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
A look at how Google decides on Gmail's Smart Reply suggestions, which make up 10% of all Gmail responses, as the feature gets rolled out to all 1.4B accounts   —  Google's automated email replies, which are being rolled to its 1.4 billion accounts, have baffled users with some peculiar suggestions
Sep 20, 2018, 6:45 AMIn context
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
In Q&A, Alphabet chairman John Hennessy says it's not clear to him if Chinese people are better off with a “limited version” of Google or no access to it at all   —  John L. Hennessy talks about the future that Silicon Valley is creating, the rise of employee activism and how Google should address censorship
Sep 1, 2018, 12:15 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Yahoo's Oath has been pitching advertisers on a service that analyzes its 200M+ Yahoo Mail, AOL Mail inboxes; source says practice began 10+ years ago   —  Web giant analyzes more than 200 million inboxes for clues about what products people might buy—a practice much of Silicon Valley has declared off-limits
Aug 28, 2018, 11:15 AMIn context
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Makers of email software like Return Path and Edison Software let their employees read users' email, a practice they say is covered by user agreements   —  Software developers scan hundreds of millions of emails of users who sign up for email-based services  —  Google said a year ago …
Jul 2, 2018, 2:55 PMIn context
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Google is taking more steps to curb trolling and ad hominem attacks on internal message boards, passing new rules and empowering forum moderators   —  Internet giant bans ‘trolling’ on internal message boards and ad hominem attacks against co-workers  —  Google is trying to quell …
Jun 27, 2018, 2:05 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: US lawmakers are scrutinizing Google's Android partnership with Huawei and plan to publicly criticize Google for it   —  Silicon Valley giant drawn into Washington's escalating digital cold war with Beijing  —  Members of Congress have begun scrutinizing Google's relationship …
Jun 7, 2018, 11:05 AMIn context

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