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U.K. to create big tech watchdog to counter market dominance

Britain plans to create a new watchdog to police big tech companies including Google and Facebook to counter their market dominance and prevent them from exploiting consumers and small businesses.The U.K. government said Friday that it’s setting up a “Digital Markets Unit” next year to enforce
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Alphabet CEO: Plan to target EU commissioner was not “sanctioned” by me

Enlarge / EU Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton talks to media during a press conference in June.Thierry Monasse | Getty Images The chief executive of Google’s parent company Alphabet has apologized to Thierry Breton after an internal document laid out a plan to attack the EU commissioner and promised that such tactics were “not the way we operate.” In a
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Google Photos is the latest “Unlimited” plan to impose hard limits

Enlarge / Google is no longer offering unlimited photo storage—except to Pixel users, that is.Google Today, Google Photos VP Shimrit Ben-Yair announced the end of Google Photos' unlimited photo storage policy. The plan already came with significant caveats—unlimited storage was for the tier Google deems "High Quality," which includes compressed media only, capped at 16
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Google’s Project Zero discloses Windows 0day that’s been under active exploit

EnlargeGetty Images Google’s project zero says that hackers have been actively exploiting a Windows zeroday that isn’t likely to be patched until almost two weeks from now. In keeping with long-standing policy, Google’s vulnerability research group gave Microsoft a seven-day deadline to fix the security flaw because it’s under active exploit. Normally, Project Zero