How Google's Keeping Us Up With the Election -- Tech Roundup

Don't feel like watching or listening to the nearly painful rundown of the election drama, but still want to see how everything unfolds and who will be occupying the Oval Office come January?

Well, Alphabet's (GOOGL) here to help.

"Typing in 'election results' will bring up state-by-state and national results -- and updates -- for president, the U.S. Senate, House and governors, plus state-level referendums and ballot propositions," according to Silicon Beat.

Perhaps you're a cord-cutter, but wouldn't mind seeing the election results broken down a bit more in depth. Don't worry, there's an option for you too.

Well, thanks to Google's YouTube platform, you can do just that, as it will be live-streaming coverage of the election from multiple channels. If the election has showed us anything this year, it's that big tech and social media are playing a much, much larger role.

Shares of Alphabet closed at $802.03 Monday, up 2.7%.

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Last week, a U.K. privacy group raised concerns about Facebook's (FB) WhatsApp privacy policy, arguing that it "must stop processing user data from its WhatsApp messaging service while they are investigating the privacy policy changes the company announced in August," according to Bloomberg.

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