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Future of communications infra should be founded on Western Ideals of private property, Pompeo says

Decrying Chinese spying, the US Secretary of State praised Google, Facebook and Twitter for not sharing user data with Hong Kong government

09 Jul 2020 4:50 PM

Won't entertain Hong Kong user data requests, say Microsoft, Zoom joining Twitter, Facebook, Google

Police have stepped up requests on user data to pick up dissidents in the wake of the national security law being enforced.

08 Jul 2020 4:10 PM

Google's purchase of Fitbit will stifle the competition, say consumer groups

“Regulators around the world... must therefore give it their utmost attention,” they said, calling it a “test case” on facing down Big Tech.

02 Jul 2020 9:28 PM

Amazon enters ride-hailing space with purchase of self-driving taxi startup Zoox

Amazon and Zoox will compete with robotaxi offerings from Waymo, Cruise, Uber and Mobileye.

26 Jun 2020 8:40 PM

Now, new users on Google have auto-delete already activated to wipe out their data after 18 months

Current users can already opt in to auto-delete their data every three or 18 months—a setting that has not changed.

25 Jun 2020 5:29 PM

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Google gives up resistance, says it's ready to pay publishers for high quality news

Google said in a blog post that it would launch a licensing program to pay publishers

25 Jun 2020 4:51 PM

Key segment of US economy, tech firms will be hit by Trump's ban on hiring H-1B workers

Google, Apple, Microsoft and other tech firms have long relied on skilled immigrants to fill key positions of engineers and data scientists.

24 Jun 2020 7:38 PM

Can't keep up with Twitch, YouTube, Microsoft gives up livestreaming gaming, ties up with Facebook

Microsoft Mixer will be shuttered on July 22, the tech giant said in a statement.

24 Jun 2020 7:10 PM

Youtube accused of racial discrimination, sued by black video artists

The suit says the company uses racial, identity and viewpoint profiling and filtering tools to restrict, censor, and denigrate blacks.

19 Jun 2020 8:16 PM

Anti-racism and COVID non-profits will get Google ads worth USD 1 billion this year

Since 2003, Ad Grants has provided non-profits with up to $10,000 per month in free ads on internet search results to help attract donors

19 Jun 2020 6:53 PM

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After dissing Google-Apple COVID app model, UK now embraces it

Earlier, the UK government had said the privacy controls that the app developed by the tech companies was unsuitable and ineffective.

18 Jun 2020 9:58 PM

This US bill threatens to arm twist Twitter, Facebook into not moderating extreme content

The bill comes weeks after President Donald Trump accused social platforms of suppressing conservative political voices.

18 Jun 2020 8:20 PM

France says it will go ahead with taxing Big Tech if US plays hooky on negotiations

In January, 137 countries, including India, agreed to negotiate tax on tech firms but since tech gains during lockdown, US has backtracked.

18 Jun 2020 6:57 PM

We won't pay for profiting off your content, Facebook, like Google, tells Australian media

Can’t expect two tech companies to solve Australian media’s problems, says Facebook, dismissing its role in creating some of those problems.

15 Jun 2020 8:24 PM

Get Google, Facebook to crackdown on fake news, but keep press freedom intact, media tells EU

Among measures urged is a “meaningful” sanctions regime so co-signatories of the 'Code of Good Practice' have an incentive to act.

15 Jun 2020 7:24 PM

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Tech This Week | Now is the time for misinformation reform

Because of liberal laws based on principles of free speech on most dominant online platforms, misinformation is often allowed to stay up.

13 Jun 2020 7:31 PM

Google launches Android 11 beta with better privacy controls

Among its features, users will be asked if they wish to grant an app access to their location for just one time.

11 Jun 2020 8:41 PM

What are you doing about fake news, EU asks Google, Facebook, wants monthly reports

Open up and offer more evidence that measures taken are working well, European Commission Vice President Vera Jourova says.

10 Jun 2020 7:39 PM

Google CEO Sundar Pichai pledges USD 37 million to fight racism

Pichai also urged his employees to stand together in silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds to honour

04 Jun 2020 2:38 PM

Trump administration says won't let India, others tax US tech firms like Google

The US Trade Representative office has announced investigations into nations, including India, with digital services tax.

03 Jun 2020 10:40 PM

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