Google fined €200 million by French government  for digital advertising market abuse

According to the French Competition Authority, Google favored its proprietary technologies offered under the Google Ad Manager brand, both with regard to the operation of the ad server (where publishers of websites and applications can sell their advertising spaces), and the SSP adX selling platform (which organizes the auction process, allowing publishers to sell their "impressions" or advertising inventories to advertisers) to the detriment of their competitors and publishers.

Chrome 91 released with improvements to the File Access System and WebOTP APIs

Chrome 90 went live about a month ago, with support for the new Augmented Reality APIs and AV1 encoder, along with other things. Chrome 91 has followed suite to users, bringing improvements such as a more efficient File Access System API and support for automatic transfer of unique passwords (OTP) by SMS to cross-origin iframes on the web. The WebOTP API has been improved to support the transfer of SMS OTPs to cross-origin iframes. Google...

Android 12 receives function to hibernate apps

With the release of the first trial version of Android 12 which was officially introduced this week, Google has implemented a very interesting feature to save space in mobile phone storage: app hibernation. This is a feature that has been speculated for a while back in January, clues to this function were found in the source code of the first preview version of the software made available to developers; but is now finally available natively...