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London, Dec 30, 2017: Google has updated its review policies according to which people are now banned from reviewing their former place of work negatively on its business tool.

The move will also make more accurate the reviews that people post on Google My Business – a tool behind the rating that appears on-screen when you carry out a search for a business using the search engine or its maps functions.

Maps user-contributed content is most valuable when it is honest and unbiased posting negative content about a current or former employment experience” is not allowed, The Independent quoted the company as saying.

Previously, former employees were free to post any kind of review of places they used to work at. Google said that it considers this practice to be a “conflict of interest”.

The tech giant said posting negative reviews about former employers has the potential to damage a company’s reputation in the eyes of an actual customer and were difficult to remove.

Now companies can directly contact Google to remove any reviews they consider to be unfair, which in turn could improve the ratings of businesses helping users get unbiased information. (IANS)

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Drone Delivery Project by Google All Set to ‘Take off’ in Australia

Up to 30 businesses were expected to take part in the first trial

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Australia is set to become “the most advanced country in the world” in drone delivery when the first commercial service by Google starts operations in 2019.

Wing, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet, on Thursday announced that its commercial drone home-delivery service would launch in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) next year, reports Xinhua news agency.

The drones will travel at speeds of up to 125 km per hour and will deliver small packages, including cups of coffee, to homes within 5 km of the company’s base in Mitchell in the northern suburbs of Canberra.

James Ryan Burgess, CEO of Wing, said that the 12-rotor drones, which were designed to guarantee safety, weigh 4.5 kg each and can carry packages weighing up to 1.5 kg.

On-the-ground, operators will supervise multiple flights at a time as the drones fly to their destination automatically.

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“We have high levels of automation and so the aircraft themselves are doing a lot of the determining of what is safe, and making sure that they are monitoring themselves to be healthy. If there are any anomalies or any problems, the aircraft actually take action themselves before even a human could react and are able to execute safe contingency actions,” Burgess told the media.

“That’s one of the reasons why we’re able to perform such quick service and get people (their) packages within just a few minutes… The system can take off right away when the customer places an order.”

Moreover, a supervisor can quickly take control of a drone if necessary.

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Up to 30 businesses were expected to take part in the first trial.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has worked with Wing since 2014 to ensure safety and will use the results of the trial to guide future drone regulations. (IANS)