Ever had your back button hijacked? Chrome might stop that soon.

Google Chrome could stop something called "history manipulation."Image: Getty Images/Cultura RF You’ve been there: Caught on a dodgy website, faced with a barrage of ads or suspicious content, and found yourself trapped — no matter how much you hit the back button. It’s a sinister issue called “history manipulation,” where…

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Google tweaks Android licensing terms in Europe to allow Google app unbundling for a fee

Google has announced changes to the licensing model for its Android mobile operating system in Europe,  including introducing a fee for licensing some of its own brand apps, saying it’s doing so to comply with a major European antitrust ruling this summer. In July the region’s antitrust regulators hit Google with…

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Fitbit is getting in the smart watch game – so how does it hold up?

Google confirmed in an interview with tech site Tom's Guide that it will not be releasing a "Pixel" smartwatch this year.Image: Stephen Lam / Getty Images Sorry, folks!  Google is not releasing a smartwatch this year. The company confirmed on Friday in an interview with Tom’s Guide that it has…

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What you need to know ahead of the EU copyright vote

European Union lawmakers are facing a major vote on digital copyright reform proposals on Wednesday — a process that has set the Internet’s hair fully on fire. Here’s a run down of the issues and what’s at stake… Article 13 The most controversial component of the proposals concerns user-generated content…

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Leaked: Cambridge Analytica’s blueprint for Trump victory

Exclusive: Former employee explains how presentation showed techniques used to target voters The blueprint for how Cambridge Analytica claimed to have won the White House for Donald Trump by using Google, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube is revealed for the first time in an internal company document obtained by the…

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Google Play Movies & TV becomes a one-stop shop for nearly everything that streams

With the explosion of streaming services now available, it’s becoming more difficult to figure out not just what movie or TV show to watch next, but where you can actually watch it. Google today is rolling out its solution to this problem with a significant revamp of its Google Play…

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