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US general has a question for Google: Why will you work with China but not us?

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai is scheduled to testify before Congress next week, and he’ll potentially face questions on a number of thorny issues ranging from perceived search engine bias to Google’s interest in developing a search engine for use in China that would be heavily censored there.

To that latter point, a top US general went public today with what sounds like a pretty reasonable question for the tech giant. It boiled down to, essentially, why are you guys willing to work with China, but have such a problem working with your own country’s military?

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Goodbye to Allo: Google confirms it will shutter its short-lived messaging app

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In a turn of events pretty much everyone outside of Google saw coming, the search giant is apparently poised to wind down its Google Allo messaging app, with an announcement coming “soon.” That’s according to a new report from 9to5Google, which quotes a “reliable source familiar with the plan” though there are few details other than that at this point.

And about that word: “plan” — it seemed that was always something lacking relative to Google’s fractured and disparate messaging-related properties, such that it’s never had one single strong product that could credibly rival something like iMessage. Indeed, Google vice president Anil Sabharwal acknowledged as much about eight months ago in an interview, saying that the company would be putting a pause on additional investment into Allo. He admitted then that “The product as a whole has not achieved the level of traction that we’d hoped for,” though Google would keep supporting the app.

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Google highlights ‘PUBG’ and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ in Play store’s Best of 2018

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Google on Monday announced the best content it has to offer in the Google Play store across various sections, including apps, movies, TV shows, and books. Among the highlights of this year’s “best of” list, Google included PUBG Mobile, which fans voted the best game of 2018.

That may seem like a surprising choice considering that Fortnite is seemingly the most popular game in the world across all platforms, but Fortnite isn’t officially available in the Google Play store. If you want the game, you have to sideload it on your Android devices, something Google doesn’t condone.

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U.S. House panel sets Google CEO hearing for December 5

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing with Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai on the Alphabet Inc unit’s social media practices on Dec. 5, the committee said on Wednesday.


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Google just found malware apps hiding in the Play store that were downloaded over 500,000 times

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Google has taken swift action after it was discovered that more than a dozen apps that install malware on user devices were found in the Google Play store.

The company has yanked the 13 Android apps, which included car and truck driving simulations as well as a couple that actually got featured in the store’s trending section. However, that removal came after a researcher claimed that at least 500,000 users had download the apps in total, risking the installation of malware on their devices.

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Health privacy advocates worry DeepMind will break its promise not to share health data with Google

DeepMind Health says that it will be absorbed into Google Health, but it still won't be sharing patient health information with its parent company. Its critics remain concerned.
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Google retreats on controversial ‘fake’ price comparison scheme

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Google names Verily’s engineering VP Linus Upson as interim head of health

Google is hoping to better coordinate its efforts in health care. It hired Geisinger Health CEO's David Feinberg, but in the interim, it has named Verily's Linus Upson as interim chief. 
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Enter the Google Science Fair for a Chance at a $50K Scholarship

I electrocuted a pickle once.

It tested positive as an electricity conductor. This was done in the name of that trifold cardboard nightmare called a science fair project that most kids are forced to complete in school.  

Some students conjure up brilliant ideas, like creating a flashlight powered by the heat of the human hand or using banana peels to make plastic.

Those ideas are among past winners at the annual Google Science Fair 2018, a worldwide online science competition.

The competition invites teenagers to test their bright ideas, creatively solve problems and collect data for the chance to win a $ 50,000 scholarship. Other prizes include funding to carry out students’ science projects, a new Chromebook and international travel.

Details of the Google Science Fair 2018

Entrants use science, technology, engineering and math to explore ideas and answer questions.

Eligibility

The Google Science Fair 2018 competition is open to teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18. Applicants must be age 13 by Dec. 12 and have turned 18 by Sept. 13, 2018.

Entries will also be accepted from individuals in the 28 member countries of the European Union (must be age 16 by Dec. 12, 2018) as well as Israel and South Korea (must be age 14 by Dec. 12, 2018).

Each teen must have permission from a parent or legal guardian to enter the competition.

Entry and Submissions

Register as an individual or as a team of up to three people.

To enter, sign up for a Google account if you don’t have one already. Then, register yourself on the Google Science Fair page.

From there you will be taken to your project dashboard, where you will create, edit and submit your entry. You’ll use the dashboard to access permission forms, category selection and complete all submission requirements.

Entries must have a main topic and two subtopics from this list:

  • Flora and fauna.
  • Food science.
  • Earth and environmental sciences.
  • Inventions and innovation.
  • Electricity and electronics.
  • Robotics.
  • Biology.
  • Chemistry.
  • Physics.
  • Behavioral and social sciences.
  • Energy and space.
  • Astrophysics.
  • Computer science and math.

Google offers a resource library for topic inspiration, how-to guides, tips and access to experts and mentors to assist students along the way.

Submissions (much like those old school science fair projects) must include all of the following to be considered:

  • A summary description of your entry.
  • A two-minute video on YouTube or a slideshow using Google Slides with 20 slides or fewer.
  • An “About Me” section.
  • A proposal question and hypothesis.
  • Description of research.
  • Experiments and testing.
  • Results of tests.
  • Outcome and conclusion.
  • Bibliography, references and any acknowledgements.

See the official rules for restrictions, terms and the other fine print.

All submissions will be considered for the various awards available (listed below), so there’s no need to enter them separately.

Scope out the past winning projects to get a feel of what the judges favor.

The deadline to submit a project is 11:59 p.m. PST on Dec. 12, 2018.

State award winners will be announced in March 2019; regional finalists will be announced in April 2019; global finalists will be announced in May 2019.

The Prizes

These 179 prizes are better than any first-place ribbons if you ask me. If a team wins any of the monetary prizes, the amount will be divided evenly among the members.

The Google Grand Prize is a $ 50,000 scholarship.

Then there are four $ 15,000 scholarships dedicated to helping students achieve the goal of their project:

  1. The $ 15,000 LEGO Education award includes a trip with a parent or guardian to LEGO headquarters in Denmark. This award recognizes a hands-on approach to solving STEM challenges.
  2. The $ 15,000 National Geographic Explorer award includes a 15-day expedition to the Galápagos Islands and a yearlong mentorship. This award recognizes creative and experimental approaches to challenges facing the Earth.
  3. The $ 15,000 Scientific American Innovator award includes a Scientific American cruise with a parent or guardian and a yearlong mentorship. The award recognizes a top project that uses an experimental approach to answer questions about the natural world.
  4. The $ 15,000 Virgin Galactic Pioneer award includes a tour of Virgin Galactic facilities and a yearlong mentorship. The award recognizes hands-on approach to engineering challenges.

Next there are 20 global finalists, 53 state winners and 100 regional winners.

The 20 global finalists will receive goody bags from sponsors, a 12-month subscription to Scientific American and National Geographic and a paid trip to Mountain View, California, to participate in the finalist event in July 2019.

The 53 state winners get an Android tablet and a Google goody bag. The 100 regional winners get a Chromebook and a Google goody bag.

When making your science fair project, just remember no idea is too big or too small when it comes to innovation and creative solutions. Look at how aglets — the piece at the end of a shoelace — made our everyday lives easier.

If you’re not eligible or if this isn’t your thing, that’s OK. Check out our list of 100 scholarships that will help you pay for college, or you can like The Penny Hoarder Life on Facebook to discover other scholarship opportunities.

Stephanie Bolling is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She also tested what color popcorn ants prefer because we had colored popcorn in the ’90s.

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U.S. Supreme Court divided over Google privacy settlement

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Google Paid Android Inventor Andy Rubin $90 Million to Keep Quiet After He Was Credibly Accused of Sexual Misconduct, Report Says

Android’s creator, Andy Rubin, received $ 90 million from Google to resign without fuss after the company found an accusation of forced oral sex by a former girlfriend and Google employee was credible, the New York Times has reported.

Google did not deny the story’s substance to the Times, and its CEO and HR chief told employees in email after the article appeared that 13 senior managers have been fired in the last two years for sexual harassment. None of them, they said, had received an “exit package” paid for agreeing to leave.

A personal spokesperson for Rubin denied the substance of the story to the Times, and said Rubin left of his own accord and did not engage in misconduct, nor have a relationship with a direct report or one that was other than consensual while at Google. Rubin and Google did not reply to requests for comment from Fortune.

The alleged incident that led to Rubin’s departure from Google involved a former romantic partner who worked in the Android division. In 2014 she told Google’s human resources department that, after she was no longer interested in the relationship, she had met with Rubin in a hotel room in 2013, according to the Times. She accused Rubin of then forcing her into oral sex, and she ended the relationship, the report says.

Rubin joined Google in 2005 with the acquisition of Android, a company he had co-founded, to build smarter mobile devices. According to the Times, Rubin engaged in multiple relationships with other Google employees. In 2009, he married one, Rie Rubin.

Rie Rubin filed for divorce May 24, 2017. Court filings show the divorce is not yet final. On Sept. 17, a court ordered Andy Rubin to pay nearly $ 80,000 a month in child support. Many aspects of the proceedings and filings were sealed because of minor children. (Andy Rubin hasn’t spoken publicly of children, and his ex-wife has mentioned them only in passing in an article about a now-closed bakery, and on social media.)

On Oct. 3, 2018, she filed a civil lawsuit against Andy Rubin. The case was temporarily sealed at Andy Rubin’s request on Oct. 11 until a hearing on Dec. 3. Rubin’s attorneys argued, among other points, that “journalists and others will publicize the allegations if allowed to learn of them.”

The Times report maintains that Larry Page, Google’s co-founder, encouraged Rubin within the company and felt Rubin hadn’t received enough compensation for his role in Android. This led to a $ 150 million stock grant issued in Sept. 2014, even after the sexual-assault investigation was underway. The Times reports that it was unclear if Page or the board knew of the investigation when the grant was approved.

However, Rubin was earlier passed over, in 2013, to run a combined Android and Chrome team. Sundar Pichai got the nod instead. Pichai went on to become Google’s CEO when the firm shifted to a holding company structure with Google as a separate division and crown jewel.

After the sexual assault allegation was reportedly found credible by Google, the Times says Page made the decision to push Rubin out. Rubin left in Oct. 2014.

Rubin went on to co-found a venture-capital firm, Playground and later founded a smartphone maker, Essential, which laid off part of its staff a few days ago after disappointing sales of its first phone model.

Rubin was briefly on a leave of absence from Essential after the news site The Information reported on a 2014 complaint at Google that appears to be one of the elements of the Times story. At the time, Rubin said the relationship was consensual and not someone in his managerial area.

The story also documented with named and anonymous sources other incidents of sexual harassment, inappropriate remarks, and relationships that crossed lines of reporting.

Hours after the story appeared, the company’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, sent email to employees that noted 48 people had been terminated in Google in the last two years, “including 13 who were senior managers and above,” and that none received an exit package. The email was co-signed by Google’s HR chief, Eileen Naughton.

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Google says it won’t identify women who reported sexual misconduct on ‘Sh*tty Media Men’ list

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Google says it doesn’t plan to comply with a proposed subpoena that would ask the tech giant to hand over names, email addresses, and IP addresses of women who anonymously contributed to a Google Docs spreadsheet highlighting men in the media industry accused of sexual misconduct and other inappropriate professional behavior. 

The planned subpoena is outlined in a lawsuit filed this week by one of the accused on the Google doc, known as the Shitty Media Men list. Stephen Elliott filed the federal lawsuit against writer Moira Donegan, who came out as the document’s creator earlier this year. Elliott’s asking Google for the personal information of the list’s anonymous contributors ostensibly so he could sue them, too. Read more…

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