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Robot thinking

From Android to automatons: Rubin's robots are Google's next moonshot

Are an army of robotic servants Google's next bid for world domination? Google's former Android chief, Andy Rubin, is leading the charge.

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Google's privacy policy violates Dutch data protection law, Dutch DPA says

The Dutch Protection Authority says Google spins an invisible web of our personal data without user consent.

Legal ruling

Google Hangouts infringes trademark, says US company Hanginout

Hanginout started the lawsuit while its trademark application is still pending.

Google, Amazon reveal their secrets of scalability

Internet giants such as Google and Amazon run IT operations that are far larger than most enterprises even dream of, but lessons they learn from managing those humongous systems can benefit others in the industry.

Google brings automatic voice search to computers running Chrome

The downloadable extension works on both desktop and laptop computers.

Google maps airports, train and subway stations with Street View update

The images mark Google's first efforts to map global transit hubs.

The weakest link: How the NSA may have hacked Google and Yahoo

Using a new twist on the old techinque of wire tapping, the NSA may have tapped fiber-optic cables to gather information without anyone knowing about it.

Oops -- YouTube's new commenting system actually increased spam

That's unfortunate, since YouTube says it put the new system in place to clean up spam on its website.

How to switch from iPhone to Android in 4 easy steps, courtesy of Google's chairman

"Many of my iPhone friends are converting to Android," says Eric Schmidt, so he wrote a guide explaining how to migrate from Apple to the Android Army.

Security experts praise Google's tougher encryption

Google's faster-than-expected upgrade of all its SSL certificates to an RSA key length of 2048 bits will make cracking connections to the company's services more difficult without affecting performance, experts say.