Wednesday, 21 August 2019 Alphabet Inc's Google and Firefox browser maker Mozilla took action on Wednesday to block the Kazakhstan government from creating an internet surveillance system using their respective browsers.
Tech giant Google has discontinued the production of its midrange smartphones - Pixel 3 A and 3A XL.In a statement given to The Verge, Google said that the "Google Store has sold through its inventory and completed sales of Pixel 3A. For people who are still interested in buying Pixel 3A, the product is available from some partners while supplies last." The decision by the tech giant might bring disappointment for people seeking affordable Google smartphones. After the discontinuation of the Pixel 3A, the only mobile phone that the company now sells in its store is Pixel 4 which is its flagship phone released in October last year.
Twenty advocacy groups from the United States, Europe, Latin America and elsewhere signed a statement on Wednesday, urging regulators to be wary of Google's $2.1 billion bid for fitness tracker company Fitbit Inc. Ciara Lee reports
A special repatriation flight took off from Kazakhstan's Karaganda Airport to India on May 26. 143 Indian nationals will return home from this flight under Vande Bharat Mission. It was the first flight from Kazakhstan to India during the lockdown period. Ambassador of India to Kazakhstan, Prabhat Kumar said, "Today, we are starting the evacuation from Kazakhstan. Today is the first flight from Karaganda. We are sending flights from May 26 till June 1, daily one flight. It will be taking around 1000 people to India. We have registered around 3,400 people for evacuation and rest of the people will be covered in next phase." The stranded Indian nationals across globe are being brought back to their home country under Centre's Vande Bharat Mission.
Google is adding features on its Maps service to alert users about COVID-19-related travel restrictions to help them plan their trips better, the Alphabet Inc unit said on Monday. Conway G. Gittens takes a look at the upgrade.