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Over 1,600 Google workers have signed an open letter demanding the company stop selling its technology to police. Addressed to CEO Sundar Pichai, the petition references ongoing protests against... racism and police brutality sparked by George Floyd's death, and calls Google out as "profiting off...racist systems." "We want Google to take real steps to help dismantle racism," says the letter, which has been circulating at Google since Wednesday. "We as a society have moved past the point where saying Black Lives Matter is enough, we need to show it in our thinking, in our words and in our actions that Black lives do matter to us."
And fires back with 'we do for free what meatspace distributors charge for' argument Google's Australian tentacle has hit back at Australia's plan to plan to make web giants pay publishers for content... shared on their networks....
The advertising trade groups asked Google to not commit to its moratorium until 'meaningful alternatives' are found. What you need to know Google recently announced its intention to phase out support... for third-party cookies in Chrome. Within days, major trade organizations involved in advertisement have come out against the move. They cite the potential loss of revenues for startups that depend on advertising and ask Google to walk back on its plans until alternatives can be found. Google this week announced its plans to develop new web standards that would make third-party cookies 'obsolete'. The Mountain View hopes to do so within two years, at which point it will stop supporting them on its browser, which currently holds a 69% share of the desktop browser market. It's only been two days...
The tech giant says the new calendar extension is intended to reduce spam.
Google showed off the inside of its quantum computing lab -- and the insides of its five massive quantum computers inside.
A group of states have announced an investigation into whether the tech company has become too big. California's absence is notable.
The Department of Justice is mandating that Google's parent company, Alphabet, hand over any information regarding previous antitrust investigations into the tech giant, Google announced Friday.
Targeting Youtube channels at kids lands Google on wrong side of Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
Petition demands that the company not provide any technical services to US immigration agencies, citing 'system of abuse' Tech giant Google is facing a demand from hundreds of employees for an... assurance that it will not bid on a government cloud computing contract that could be used to enforce US immigration policies on the southern border. A group of employees called Googlers for Human Rights posted a public petition overnight Thursday urging the company to resist tendering for a US Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement contract.
Antitrust? What antitrust? With Looker, it gains a faster way to tap into the business intelligence market.
The Mountain View company prohibited rival online advertisers from placing ads on publishers' search pages.
Amit Singhal was reportedly forced to resign after a sexual assault investigation
The news comes a day after Amazon said it was canceling plans for a New York hub.
In Alphabet's fourth quarter earnings, the company reported an increase in spending, as well as aggressive hiring.
The announcement comes weeks after both Amazon and Apple made known their individual expansion projects in the Big Apple
A prominent Google employee said today that workers had pledged more than $100,000 for a strike fund, an amount she would also match, following more news about the company's controversial plans for... China. Earlier today, The Intercept published a new report about Google's plans to build a censored search engine in China. The report detailed executives' response to internal dissent about the project, and included concerns from engineers who said they felt the security and privacy process had been sidelined. In response, Liz Fong-Jones, a Google worker and employee advocate, said on Twitter that Google employees should consider how workers would respond if executives overrode recommendations from the safety and privacy team. "Google's S&P...
Google might just have to get used to protests. Weeks after Google employees around the globe walked out of offices in protest of the company's handling of claims of sexual misconduct, the Mountain... View-based search giant is about to face yet another worldwide protest. This time, however, Amnesty International is coming for it. The planned demonstrations aim to highlight Google's efforts, codenamed Dragonfly, to build a censored Chinese search engine. It's all set to go down on Nov. 27, reports The Intercept, and Amnesty International is not playing around. The NGO launched a petition calling on Google to cease its Dragonfly project, and a scathing satirical Google recruiting video.
Last week, thousands of Google staffers walked out of their offices and into the streets in what is perhaps the largest collective protest of tech workers in history. The demonstration, which included... Google offices across several continents, was sparked by reports that the company offered lucrative exit packages to...
Workers in the tech company's offices around the world protested on Thursday against how it has handled cases of sexual harassment and misconduct.
Tech giant Alphabet reports third-quarter earnings after market close on Thursday, Oct. 25. Here's a look at what might be expected from the company's report.
At WIRED's 25th anniversary festival, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company would be able to serve more than 99 percent of queries.
Google has cleverly hidden a text adventure game easter egg within its search results. This is what you do to find it and play for yourself.
Greg Sandoval/Sundar Pichai In early 2017, an undisclosed number of Google employees discussed via internal messages ways that they could manipulate search results in protest of President Trump's... travel ban, reports the Wall Street Journal. They suggested surfacing links to pro-immigration organizations and ways to contact government agencies when you searched for terms like "Islam" or" "Muslim." Google told the Journal that none of the plans were implemented. An undisclosed number of Google workersconsidered ways to use the company's powerful search engine to assist in a protest against the travel banimplemented by the Trump administration in January 2017, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday evening. The Journal said it reviewed emails that show Google employees proposed several...
David Cicilline, a U.S. Rep. from Rhode Island, blasted Google with a tweet on Thursday that said the search giant shouldn't be using its vast resources to enable authoritarianism in China. Included... with his tweet, which you can see below, is a copy of a letter that Rep. Cicilline joined a bipartisan group of congressmen in addressing to Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Among other things, it says the lawmakers felt compelled to reach out to Google with a list of questions following the disclosure last month that Google is looking into making a version of its search engine available in China that would block some websites and search terms. "We have a responsibility," they wrote, "to ensure that American companies are not perpetuating human rights abuses abroad." Ouch. In the letter, which...