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ALPHABET INC.’S Google is the subject of a broad antitrust investigation initiated by 50 attorneys general. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES

Google’s advertising practices draw nationwide probe by states

WASHINGTON – A group of 50 attorneys general opened a broad investigation into whether advertising practices of Alphabet Inc.’s Google violate antitrust laws.State attorneys...

Lining up for next windfall

In November 1998, Rhode Island was part of a historic settlement with the tobacco industry to pay for the health care costs of smoking...

Don’t declare war on big tech companies

Across the federal government, the knives are officially out for big technology companies. Avoiding a bloodbath should be a priority.The House Judiciary Committee is...

‘Grow with Google’ coming to PPL

To the Editor: Providence Public Library has always played a fundamental role in our community. Since the library’s doors first opened in 1878, we have...
GOOGLE estimated that its advertising programs accounted for $398 million in economic activity in Rhode Island in 2018, including ads bought, placed and donated, as a result of the company's web search results. / COURTESY GOOGLE

Google: Ads, search generate $398M in R.I. economic activity in 2018

PROVIDENCE – Google LLC estimated in a report published Monday that it accounted for $398 million in economic activity for Rhode Island businesses, website...
RHODE ISLAND has been named the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against Alphabet Inc. alleging a failure to disclose pertinent information related to a data exposure that occurred on the company's social platform Google+. / BLOOMBERG NEWS/KRISZTIAN BOSCI

R.I. becomes lead plaintiff in class action against Google

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has been named the lead plaintiff in an investor class action lawsuit against Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google,...

Five Questions With: Seth Magaziner

Seth Magaziner, a Democrat, is beginning his second four-year term as Rhode Island’s general treasurer after defeating Republican challenger Michael G. Riley in last...
RHODE ISLANDERS Googled the term 'detoxification' on Jan. 1, according to a report by highspeedinternet.com. / COURTESY HIGHSPEEDINTERNET.COM

Highspeedinternet.com: R.I.’ers searched Google for ‘detoxification’ on New Year’s Day 2018

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Islanders took to Google on Jan. 1, 2018, to understand how to remove toxins from their systems, based on a report...

State pension fund takes legal action against Google’s parent company

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island pension fund is taking legal action against the parent company of internet giant Google, alleging that company leaders hid...

7 steps for GDPR marketing compliance

General Data Protection Regulation is a new law that went into effect in May that aims to protect the privacy of European Union citizens....
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