Australia is considering data-privacy rules that could make it illegal for social-media companies to direct children to harmful content. The government on Monday released draft legislation related to an online-privacy code for tech companies. The legislation is expected to be introduced in Australia’s parliament early next year. If passed, the privacy regulator would oversee the development of the code with input from the tech industry.
PayPal, in a one-sentence statement on its website dated Sunday, let the world know it “is not pursuing an acquisition of Pinterest at this time," after The Wall Street Journal and other media reported last week that the two might strike a deal.
Google introduced a feature to expand the vocabulary for those using its search engine on its mobile app. Users now can sign up to get daily notifications, a word per day, complete with the facts about it. In September, the top-searched English definition was “introvert,” followed by “integrity,” per Google.
Google Chrome is testing a feature that makes it easier to compare multiple search results on one browser page. The side search feature enables users to view the results in the main browser window without the need to navigate from page to page. The goal is to help users compare results.
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