At Google, ‘responsibility’ upstages new technology

Google on Tuesday plans to wade into the debate over whether technology – and the time spent on devices – is harmful to people’s health, criticism that it has dodged more than Apple and Facebook.

At its annual developer conference, scheduled to kick off in its hometown of MountainView, Calif., on Tuesday, Google is set to announce a new set of new controls to its Android operating system, oriented around helping individuals and families manage the time they spend on mobile devices, according to a person familiar with the company’s thinking.

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