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EU antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, pictured last summer, announced a fine against Google over the way it ranks shopping services in its search results. Darko Vojinovic/AP hide caption

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Google has announced it will no longer scan users' emails to target ads. Above, the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., in 2015. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Ke Jie, the world's No. 1 Go player, stares at the board during his second match against AlphaGo in Wuzhen, China, on Thursday. The 19-year-old grandmaster dropped the match in the best-of-three series against Google's artificial intelligence program. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Spectators watch the world's top-ranked Go player, Ke Jie, square off against Google's artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, during the Future of Go Summit in Wuzhen, China, on Tuesday. The program beat Ke in the first of three planned matches. Peng Peng/AP hide caption

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Dan Howley tries out the Google Daydream View virtual-reality headset and controller on Oct. 4, 2016, following a product event in San Francisco. This week, Google announced plans for stand-alone VR goggles that won't need to be attached to a PC or smartphone. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Google wants to pump 1.5 million gallons of water per day to cool servers at its data center in Berkeley County, S.C. "It's great to have Google in this region," conservationist Emily Cedzo said. "So by no means are we going after Google ... Our concern, primarily, is the source of that water." Bruce Smith/AP hide caption

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Google Moves In And Wants To Pump 1.5 Million Gallons Of Water Per Day

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This is what the subject line may look like in the email, for people using Microsoft Outlook. The telltale sign something's amiss: that email address with that long line of H's. Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Taken in aggregate, the billions of online searches we make every day say a lot about our most private thoughts and biases. Lee Woodgate/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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What Our Google Searches Reveal About Who We Really Are

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Google launched its first servers in Cuba this week. Above, people use public Wi-Fi to connect their devices on a Havana street in October 2016. Adalberto Roque/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Students at Howard University in Washington, D.C. The historically black university is opening Howard West at Google's headquarters in Mountain View. Howard University hide caption

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Google Hopes To Hire More Black Engineers By Bringing Students To Silicon Valley

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Google says it will improve its internal systems and give advertisers more control of where their spots appear, responding to complaints about the pairing of paid ads with offensive content. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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Anthony Levandowski, who co-founded Otto and is now head of Uber's self-driving-vehicle project, is accused of taking proprietary designs and information with him when he left the Google spinoff Waymo. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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