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Free voice calls merged into Google Hangouts app

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China man sues state firm over Google block

A Chinese man threw a rare official spotlight on the country's Internet controls when he sued a state‑owned telecom operator for denying him...

Google to pay $19 million for child app purchases

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Silicon Valley firms halted spread of grisly video

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Photo hacking rekindles digital privacy worries

As the celebrity photo‑hacking scandal has made clear, privacy isn't what it used to be.

Google working on super-fast 'quantum' computer chip

Google said it is working on a super‑fast "quantum" computer chip as part a vision to one day have machines think like humans. The Internet...