New Zealand criticizes Google for revealing identity of backpacker murder suspect

Google representatives will meet with New Zealand’s Justice Minister on Tuesday. On Tuesday the company published the name of the man suspected of murdering British woman Grace Millane. New Zealand law had dictated that media outlets could not name the suspect. Google will meet with New Zealand’s Justice Minister on Tuesday, after he lashed out at the search engine platform […]

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YouTube, Facing Heat Over Problematic Content, Claims Faster Video Removal And 58M Takedowns In Q3

As pressure builds on tech giants to clean up their platforms, Google-owned YouTube said it is getting faster at removing problematic videos, and took down 1.7 million entire channels in the third quarter. The channel removals as well as one-off videos taken down added up to some 58 million videos going dark between July and September, and the company’s report […]

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Most Asked Question Of The Year On Google — What Is Bitcoin?

As part of its annual “Year in Search” series, Google released the year’s most trending search topics beginning with the words “What is.” And the question that Americans and Britons asked most in 2018 was “What Is Bitcoin?” The internet searchers in the US also wanted to know “What is racketeering,” What is DACA,” “What is a government shutdown,” and […]

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Google, Netflix, Costco ranked among top companies for diversity by workers

As the United States continues to become increasingly racially and ethnically diverse, some companies have prioritized diversifying their workplaces as well. Google, Costco and Netflix are among the best large companies for diversity, according to compensation, culture and career monitoring website Comparably. Diversity was defined as “how non-caucasian employees rate their workplace overall” for the survey, Comparably CEO Jason Nazar said. While […]

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Google CEO dodges questions on anti-conservative bias and other troubling issues

Google CEO and lawmakers spar during hearing Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified on privacy and alleged anti-conservative bias; Rep. Kevin McCarthy on his biggest takeaway from the Google hearing. Google CEO Sundar Pichai delivered a deft and sly performance Tuesday in testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, responding evenly to sometimes ridiculous questions and managing to avoid most blows. Pichai […]

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai Testifies Today Before The House Judiciary Committee

Google CEO Sundar Pichai begins testifying this morning before the House Judiciary Committee, where the executive is expected to fend questions about whether its search algorithms are biased against conservatives and about its privacy practices. The search giant became the focus of criticism when Pichai declined the Senate Intelligence Committee’s invitation to testify about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential […]

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai must answer why it won't support US military: Rep. Goodlatte

Google will be asked why it doesn’t support the US military: Rep. Goodlatte Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, previews the hearing with Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Google CEO Sundar Pichai is expected to be grilled on Capitol Hill Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee as Republicans seek answers to allegations of conservative censorship and the […]

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Google CEO will defend company’s privacy efforts during congressional appearance

Google’s chief executive officer Sundar Pichai will defend his company’s efforts to protect the privacy of users and deny accusations of political bias when he testifies before Congress Tuesday morning, according to his prepared testimony.  “As an American company, we cherish the values and freedoms that have allowed us to grow and serve so many users. I am proud to […]

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