Google plans to get rid of cookies
By Guardian Exclusive
28 January 2020 | 7:22 pm
Google wants to make third-party cookies a thing of the past. Google said it plans to phase out support for all third-party cookies in the next Chrome web browser within two years.
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Google will begin using its AI chatbot in its search engine, as it seeks to catch up with rivals in the fast-growing sector. The announcement came on the eve of a European vote on new regulations for artificial intelligence. Also in the show: US inflation drops below 5 percent for the first time in two years, and French drivers accuse petrol distributors of raking in the profits from unfair prices.
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