Alphabet Inc Class C (NASDAQ: GOOG) has announced through Chrome’s codebase, Chromium Bug Tracker, that Chrome’s next significant release will break various websites.
The main problem is the version numbers. The browser is currently on version 96. Moreover, the developer build is on version 99. Therefore when Chrome reaches version 100, some websites won’t load.
Russia fines Google for failing to delete illegal content
Meanwhile, a court in Russia has fined the company $98 million for not seeing the content it deems unlawful. This move comes as Russia seeks to regulate high-tech companies. The illegal posts include drug-related articles and posts that Alexei Navalny, an opposition leader, published.
Russia has also slowed down Meta Platforms Inc (NASDAQ: FB) and Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) to make them comply with its regulations. It has also threatened to prosecute Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Google employees if they do not take down voting apps by political opponents from their app stores.
In other news, TCL has announced that it will resume selling 5-series and 6-series Google TVs. It initially called off the sale because the TVs had sluggish software. The company believes that the new updates make them the future of TVs.
Users can now customize Google Voice
Furthermore, Google has announced that Google Voice will allow users to customize how the service reacts to calls coming from particular contacts. The service could also ignore specific contacts. You could also forward a call to any number linked to you.
The company has also announced that there would be no security or software updates to its OnHub router. While the router will have Wi-Fi signals, users will not manage it with the Google Home app.
Moreover, a warrant has asked Google to give information on an individual who owned animations depicting children in graphic acts. The individual might be a famous artist who has won many competitions. However, his name has not been published as the authorities have not pressed any charges.
Hugo Barra, who has worked as an executive at Meta and Google, has launched at-home COVID-19 tests through the startup Detect. The launch came when coronavirus cases had gone up due to the omicron strain. For this reason, the testing kits sold out immediately.
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