As Father’s Day is being celebrated worldwide, search engine Google has decided to mark the occasion in a unique manner. It has paid tribute to all the fathers with an animated doodle.
On the homepage of Google, visitors are greeted with a doodle with fathers, not only belonging to the human world, but from animal kingdom as well, taking care of their respective little ones.
The third alphabet of the word “Google” has been animated. It has a play button on it, which upon pressing changes to depict different fathers, including a male penguin with its egg, a male fox, cat with its little ones, and finally a man with his son.
The theme of this doodle is similar to the one generated on Mother’s Day.
“Today’s Doodle represents the universality of familial love. I had a few separate concepts, some with animals, some with people, and looking at them all, I thought it would be fun to try to tie them together,” Olivia Huynh the creator of the doodle was reported as saying by media outlets.
Google Search engine — the default platform for iOS users — is the best, Apple CEO Tim Cook has said, adding that the company has put proper controls in its Safari web browser to safeguard users’ data.
In an interview with Axios on HBO on Sunday night, Tim Cook defended Apple’s billion-dollar deal with Google that keeps Google Search a default search platform on its devices.
“One, I think their (Google’s) Search engine is the best. But two, look at what we’ve done with the controls. We have private web browsing, we have intelligent tracking prevention.
“What we’ve tried to do is come up with ways to help our users through their course of the day. It’s not a perfect thing, but it goes a long way in helping,” Cool told the Axios technology correspondent.
Google will reportedly pay Apple a whopping $9 billion in 2018 to remain the default search engine for iPhone’s Safari browser on iOS.
According to Goldman Sachs analyst Rod Hall (via Business Insider), this number would only continue to grow, potentially leading to a payment of $12 billion in 2019.
Cook has opposed privacy practices of some big tech companies, like Facebook, in the past, calling them a form of “surveillance”.
When it comes to regulating the tech companies, Tim Cook said while he was “not a big fan of regulation,” but there comes time to “admit when the free market is not working”.
“I think it’s inevitable that there will be some level of regulation. I think Congress and the administration at some point will pass something,” Cook said.
“This is not a matter of privacy versus profits, or privacy versus technical innovation. That’s a false choice.