Google’s week: £130m tax deal slammed, Chrome boost and AI prowess with Go defeat

Google has had a busy seven days, having released a new version of Chrome for iOS and boasted of its artificial intelligence prowess. But a rogue extension of its browser was discovered, and the firm was criticised by MPs after striking a ‘paltry’ tax deal with the government. MPs slam government over ‘paltry’ £130m Google tax deal Google’s deal with HMRC to pay £130m in back taxes came under fire from MPs. Members from all the major political parties claimed that Google’s tax practices, and those of other global corporations, are not acceptable. Rogue Google browser extension found spying on users A rogue Google browser extension that grants invasive permissions and lets the app spy on user activity was uncovered by security firm Malwarebytes. The extension, in the guise of…


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