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Google I/O conference likely to address privacy concerns raised by Facebook scandal

SAN FRANCISCO — When thousands of software developers descend on the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Google's hometown of Mountain View, Calif., on Tuesday for this year's Google I/O conference, expect a different tone from the Internet giant and its CEO Sundar Pichai. Amid growing scrutiny of technology companies following the harvesting of 87 million people's Facebook data by Cambridge Analytica, Google may go beyond talk of advances in artificial intelligence and the latest Android operating system to address something else: the industry's duty to guard against the potentially harmful consequences of technology, from the addictive nature of devices and apps to the spread of conspiracy theory videos on YouTube. Pichai would be the late ...