After being accused by a popular lyrics website of stealing content, Google has made a public statement which vehemently denies any wrongdoing, including illegally scraping content from websites.
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Popular lyrics website Genius has alleged that Google steals content from its website and shows it directly in search results, which consequently means less viewership for the website.
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Google has rolled out a new update to its job search feature in the US, which allows job seekers to apply filters and find "work from home", "remote", and "telecommute" opportunities that suit them.
Epic Games has released a security bulletin detailing the steps that it takes to strengthen account security, as well as laying out its plans for the future, which include SMS-based authentication.
Authorities in the UK have announced a new law, making age checks mandatory for pornographic websites. Adult companies will be responsible for implementing these systems provided by AgeID.
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Google's Project Zero has exposed a "high severity" flaw in macOS' kernel XNU - which apparently has issues in its implementation of copy-on-write behavior - after Apple failed to fix it in 90 days.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has defended the company's decision to work with the U.S. military, saying that " it's really about being a responsible corporate citizen in a democracy".
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