Reuters: Vietnam says Google will cooperate in removal of ‘toxic’ content

Reuters: Vietnam says Google will cooperate in removal of ‘toxic’ content. “Google Inc’s parent firm, Alphabet, will work with Vietnam’s communist government to stamp out ‘toxic’ and illegal information on its platform, the Southeast Asian nation said on Friday. Vietnam tolerates little dissent and human rights groups and western countries have criticized its arrests of anti-government bloggers.”

Bloomberg Quint: May to Tell G-7 Google and Facebook Must Do More to Fight Terror

Bloomberg Quint: May to Tell G-7 Google and Facebook Must Do More to Fight Terror. “Theresa May will take her beef with Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. to the Group of Seven meeting in Sicily, where the U.K. leader will call on Internet companies to do more to fight terrorism and take extremist material offline.”

Google Blog: Make your own data gifs with our new too [probably “tool”]

Google Blog: Make your own data gifs with our new too. Yes, it says “too”. I’m sure it’s a typo and “tool” was meant. “Data visualizations are an essential storytelling tool in journalism, and though they are often intricate, they don’t have to be complex. In fact, with the growth of mobile devices as a primary method of consuming news, data visualizations can be simple images formatted for the device they appear on. Enter data gifs.”

MakeUseOf: How to Fill Out PDF Forms Using Google Drive

MakeUseOf: How to Fill Out PDF Forms Using Google Drive . “Are you having trouble figuring out how to fill PDF forms? You aren’t alone. This isn’t just a common question — it’s an important micro-skill that every computer user should learn. While there are many ways to do this, and many of those ways are easy, one of the simplest and most convenient ways is to fill PDF forms using nothing more than Google Drive. Since Google Drive is free for all, anyone can use this method, and since Google Drive is accessible on the web, you can do this from anywhere.”

Techdirt: Turkish President Demands Google Delist A Bunch Of Websites Comparing Him To Hitler

Techdirt:
Turkish President Demands Google Delist A Bunch Of Websites Comparing Him To Hitler
. “The world’s most thin-skinned ‘leader’ is at it again. Perpetually-insulted Turkish super-villain Recip Erdogan is still firing off court orders to Google, expecting the immediate banishment of anything he finds offensive.”

The Conversation: How Google Street View became fertile ground for artists

The Conversation: How Google Street View became fertile ground for artists. “On May 25, Google Street View celebrates its 10th birthday. A feature of Google Maps, it lets users explore cities and towns around the world – and even peer inside businesses and government institutions (including the White House). Games have sprouted out of Street View – like Geoguessr, in which players guess where in the world they’ve been randomly placed – while some users have documented funny images captured by the roving cameras of Google’s cars. But Google Street View has also provided ample fodder for artists of all stripes, inspiring a range of creative works that include photographic curation, music videos and impromptu performances.”