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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.
Google has revealed that it has fired 48 employees for sexual harassment during the past two years and sent them away without a severance package
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...
The search giant is just the latest Silicon Valley company Trump has put in his Twitter crosshairs.
In response to accusations tweeted today by Donald Trump, Google has issued a statement saying that it doesn't tailor its search results based on political ideologies. Across two tweets, the president... claimed that Google searches for "Trump News" sur...
Google has little choice but to change its anti-competitive practices around Android by October or face paying each month an additional 4% of Alphabet's revenue - on top of the initial $5.1 billion... fine - or about $400 million every month until the case is settled!
Google's dominance in online advertising has been challenged this year by the antitrust battle over its Android mobile software, which led to a $5 billion fine for the quarter
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the European Union and said the bloc was taking advantage of the United States, pointing to the record $5 billion fine European antitrust regulators... imposed on Google.
Google has drawn the ire of the European Union once more, earning itself a massive €4,342,865,000 fine ($5.05 billion) for what the EU views as antitrust violations. Today’s fines center around... Google Search and Android – more specifically, how Google has used Android as a “vehicle to cement the dominance of its search engine” as internet traffic shifts from desktop …
Google isn't going down without a fight. The search giant just received a record $5 billion fine from the European Union over monopolizing the search engine on Android phones, which the commission... said illegally "cemente[ed] its dominant position" for search engines. Although there isn't a clear answer for whether Google is a monopoly, today's ruling plainly shows that Google is at least a monopoly in searches. SEE ALSO: Oprah just Googled herself for the first time ever and learned so much But Google CEO Sundar Pichai released a blog post that argued against the decision and said that the company would appeal the EU's determination.
The European Commission has claimed Android unfairly extended Google's dominance of search.
Google pledges not to use AI for weapons or surveillance
Russia's communications watchdog agency says it is adding some Google IP addresses to the state register of banned sites, as a dispute over a banned messaging app intensifies.
Sometimes winning a court case isn’t a complete victory, especially if the case wasn’t dismissed outright. At the very least, it could set a legal precedent for more of the same cases. Naturally,... the chances of that happening increase even more when you lose. That is the situation Google will find itself in soon in Europe after it lost what …
Facebook may be having a very bad week stateside and in the UK over its Cambridge Analytica data scandal, but over in the continental European Union officials are maintaining that fellow tech giant... Google may ultimately need to be broken up, lest it swallow the internet whole.
The hotly hyped technology, which has the potential to rewrite the rules of commerce, could become part of Google's cloud computing service, Bloomberg reports.
Apple shuttles aren't the only tech buses under attack. Google buses, which carry employees of the tech giant to and from its Mountain View headquarters, are in the spotlight today following an... attack on one of the company's chartered shuttles. SEE ALSO: Someone is attacking Apple buses outside of San Francisco California Highway Patrol officer Art Montiel confirmed to Mashable that, in addition to four Apple buses, a shuttle bus chartered by Google was hit in some sort of attack that took place on Highway 280 outside of San Francisco. Thankfully, no injuries have been reported. The incident went down on Tuesday. Much like with the attack on the Apple buses, which suffered broken windows, it is not clear what exactly was used by the perpetrator. Regardless, whether it was rocks,...
You can't walk anywhere at CES 2018 without running into a digital or physical ad saying, 'Hey Google.' The search giant's aggressive push at the tech show means 2018, not 2017, will be the year of... the Assistant. The post Google's aggressive push at CES affirms that Assistant is its No. 1 focus appeared first on Digital Trends.