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Mississippi Sues Google, Saying It Violates Student Privacy

By Jeff Amy | Jan 20
Mississippi's Democratic attorney general is once again tangling with Google, alleging in a lawsuit that the company is illegally violating student privacy, even as some Republicans seek to muzzle his ability to file such civil suits.

Lawsuit Seeks to Ban Google from U.S. Government Contracts

By Michael Liedtke | Jan 8
The U.S. Labor Department is trying to bar Google from doing business with the federal government unless the internet company turns over confidential information about thousands of its employees.

Google's Self-Driving Car Project Gets A New Name: Waymo

By Michael Liedtke | Dec 14
The self-driving car project that Google started seven years ago has grown into a company called Waymo, signaling its confidence that it will be able to bring robot-controlled vehicles to the masses within the next few years.

Google Hits Renewable Energy Goal in Quest to Pare Pollution

By Michael Liedtke | Dec 9
Google is crossing a milestone in its quest to reduce pollution caused by its digital services that devour massive amounts of electricity.

Google Hits Pixel Resellers with 'Digital Death Sentence'

By Michael Liedtke | Nov 20
Some of Google's unwitting users are learning a harsh lesson: If you violate the company's policies, it can abruptly cut you off from your Gmail account, online photos and other vital digital services.

Google's Pixel Phone: Not Much New, but Still a Standout

By Anick Jesdanun | Oct 20
Google's ambitious new smartphone, the Pixel, doesn't offer a lot that's new. Yet it's still one of the best out there.

Google Launches Tools to Give Users Voting Info

Oct 17
Early voting has already started in many states and Google has launched new tools to make it easier for users to attain information about voting.

Google Creates Algorithm to Take Aim At ISIS Recruits

Sep 13
Google's new algorithm is designed to redirect potential recruits away from ISIS.

Google to Expand Waze Carpooling Service in San Francisco

By Michael Liedtke | Sep 1
Google is preparing to expand a San Francisco carpooling program in a move that could that could set up a showdown with its one-time ally, the popular ride-hailing service Uber.

Google Offers New Way for Users to Manage Ads, Personal Data

By Michael Liedtke | Jun 30
Google is trying to make it easier for you to manage the vast pool of information that it collects about your online activities across phones, computers and other devices.

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