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Lawsuit filed over Google’s Location History debacle

The aftermath of last week’s discovery of the potentially misleading claims that Google makes about how and when location information is sent back has continued billowing out. Today it’s been learned that a lawsuit has been filed against Google in response.

Google Stories August 18

In this week’s top stories: Google finally launched the Android Messages update that delivers Material Theme and Dark Mode, we compare OnePlus cameras, Google One launched to everyone, we detailed the best phones and smartwatches you can buy, and much more.

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PSA: Google is rolling back latest Android Messages update w/ Dark Mode

A few months after we first showed it to you, Google rolled out the new Material design for Android Messages just yesterday. Shortly after, though, Google has mysteriously rolled back that update.

Google Stories August 17

Google Voice for Android gets updated w/ new icon and slight visual refresh

Following an update to its iOS counterpart earlier this week, Google has been rolling out some server-side changes to Google Voice for Android. Now, the app is getting a new icon and some design tweaks.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably seen some headlines this week talking about how Google is tracking users even when they have Location History turned off. In all reality, that’s been going on for quite some time, but the way Google explained everything made it seem like users were turning off that tracking completely. Now, Google has updated the language to make things a bit more clear…

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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

A report that Google is planning to relaunch its search engine in China, giving in to government demands for a censored version, has understandably triggered a huge amount of opposition to the idea – not least from its own employees.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai and co-founder Sergey Brin have responded by saying that while they are looking at how to do more business in China, the company is ‘not close’ to relaunching its search engine there …

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