Spotify will ‘fully suspend’ service in Russia

Spotify is shuttering more of its Russian operations in response to that country’s invasion of Ukraine. In a statement to Variety, the company said it would “fully suspend” service in Russia for an indefinite period. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/spotify-service-shutdown-russia-182201720.html

Google Fiber workers successfully Unionize in Kansas City

In a tally with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) this afternoon, Google Fiber customer service workers — jointly employed by Google parent Alphabet and staffing agency BDS Connected Solutions — voted 9 to 1 to form a union. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/google-fiber-unio-vote-cwa-192732483.html

Microsoft is tied to hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign bribes, whistleblower alleges

In 2016, Yasser Elabd noticed a $40,000 payment to a client in Africa that didn’t smell right. The payment came from Microsoft’s business investment fund — money meant for closing deals and opening up new lines of business. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/3/25/22995144/microsoft-foreign-corrupt-practices-bribery-whistleblower-contracting

Google was quietly collecting your Messages and Phone app data

What you need to knowA new study found that the Messages and Phone apps were quietly sending your text and call information to Google.Both communications apps did not get user consent or offer users the opportunity to opt out, potentially violating the EU’s GDPR. via Technology and News Today https://www.androidcentral.com/apps-software/google-was-quietly-collecting-your-messages-and-phone-app-data

Galaxy S22 GPS issues are ‘official,’ fix coming soon

The Exynos-powered Galaxy S22 series has some issues, and one of them concerns GPS connectivity. For reasons — and under conditions — that aren’t very clear as of this writing, some Galaxy S22 models powered by the Exynos SoC reportedly lose GPS connectivity in apps like Google Maps and Waze. via Technology and News Today https://www.sammobile.com/news/galaxy-s22-gps-gps-issues-official-fix-coming-soon/