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How Europe's New Privacy Rules Favor Google and Facebook – Wall Street Journal
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Wall Street Journal How Europe's New Privacy Rules Favor Google and FacebookWall Street JournalWhen the European Union's justice commissioner traveled to California to meet with Google and Facebook last fall, she was expecting to get an earful from executives worried about the Continent's sweeping new privacy law. Instead, she realized they …Google parent Alphabet's profits […]

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James Damore's labor complaint against Google was completely shut down – The Verge
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The Verge James Damore's labor complaint against Google was completely shut downThe VergeGoogle didn't violate labor laws by firing engineer James Damore for a memo criticizing the company's diversity program, according to a recently disclosed letter from the US National Labor Relations Board. The lightly redacted statement is written by …Google Legally Fired Diversity Memo […]

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Uber ex-CEO Kalanick: self-driving car beef linked to Google CEO Page's ire over talent loss – USA TODAY
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USA TODAY Uber ex-CEO Kalanick: self-driving car beef linked to Google CEO Page's ire over talent lossUSA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — After two days of legal wrangling, lawyers for Google's self-driving car company Waymo on Wednesday injected a little bit of Hollywood into the protracted corporate scuffle over whether Uber stole trade secrets in its rushed […]

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Google Spinoff, Uber Whale on Each Other as Trial Opens – U.S. News & World Report
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U.S. News & World Report Google Spinoff, Uber Whale on Each Other as Trial OpensU.S. News & World ReportFILE – In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, Anthony Levandowski, then-head of Uber's self-driving program, speaks about their driverless car in San Francisco. A Google-bred pioneer in self-driving cars will collide with Uber's […]

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Google drops "first click free," loathed by many publishers – Charlotte Observer
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Toronto Star Google drops "first click free," loathed by many publishersCharlotte ObserverGoogle is ending so-called "first click free," a policy loathed by many publishers and media because it required a limited amount of free content from them before readers could be subjected to a paywall. Richard Gingras, vice president of news at …Google appeases publishers […]

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Google Appears to Allow Racist Ad Targeting Like Facebook, Says BuzzFeed – Fortune
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Fortune Google Appears to Allow Racist Ad Targeting Like Facebook, Says BuzzFeedFortuneGoogle's advertising platform can be used to create ads targeting racist or bigoted people, according to a report from BuzzFeed News on Friday. BuzzFeed put in its own keywords which were supplemented by keywords suggested by the Google platform, …Google offers antisemitic and racist ad […]

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Google critic fired from Google-funded research body – BBC News
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BBC News Google critic fired from Google-funded research bodyBBC NewsAn outspoken critic of Google has been fired from a US think tank that gets most of its funding from the search giant. The New America Foundation sacked Barry Lynn for "imperilling the institution", reports the New York Times. At the foundation, Mr …Warren criticizes think […]

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Why Google memo row may be a boon for equity in Indian workplaces – Business Standard
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The Hindu Why Google memo row may be a boon for equity in Indian workplacesBusiness StandardLast week, James Damore, a software engineer at Google published his ten-page manifesto railing against the company's diversity initiatives. His pop science laden argument on why men and women are biologically different, and hence equity in leadership …Scapegoats, Gulls and GoogleTownhall […]

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Wrath of right falls on Google – The Hill
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The Hill Wrath of right falls on GoogleThe HillThe firing of a Google programmer who authored a controversial memo criticizing the company's diversity initiatives has become a cause célèbre for many on the right. They see the case of James Damore confirming their suspicions that Silicon Valley …A Crisis Forces Google to Uphold Its Values While […]

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Google has fired the employee who penned a controversial memo on women and tech – Recode
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Recode Google has fired the employee who penned a controversial memo on women and techRecodeIn a memo to employees, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the employee who penned a controversial memo that claimed that women had biological issues that prevented them from being as successful as men in tech had violated its Code of Conduct, […]

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Facebook, Google and Twitter on Hot Seat Following Latest U.K. Terrorist Attacks – TheStreet.com
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The Express Tribune Facebook, Google and Twitter on Hot Seat Following Latest U.K. Terrorist AttacksTheStreet.comIt seems like a slippery slope to allow governments access to encrypted data, but in the wake of yet another terrorist attack in England, that appears to be where things are going. U.K. Prime Minister on Sunday blasted large technology companies […]

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