Google tells US lawmakers that it’s considering ‚a variety of options’ for how to re-enter China, but didn’t answer about censorship

Google tells US lawmakers that it’s considering ‚a variety of options’ for how to re-enter China, but didn’t answer about censorship

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google unit has told U.S. lawmakers it was considering „a variety of options” to offer additional services in China, but declined to detail plans for addressing Chinese censorship. The company has come under criticism after reports it was considering re-entering China’s search engine market and would comply with its…

Google made an $80 charging dock for the new Google Pixel 3 smartphone that turns it into a smart alarm clock

Google made an $80 charging dock for the new Google Pixel 3 smartphone that turns it into a smart alarm clock

On Tuesday, Google announced the Pixel Stand, an $80 charging dock that will work with any smartphone that supports the Qi wireless charging standard — including Apple’s latest iPhones. However, as you may guess from the name, it’s designed to work with Google’s just-announced Pixel 3 smartphone. The Pixel 3 and 3 XL phones, which…

Apple and Google execs named to a Saudi advisory board amid controversy over reportedly murdered journalist

Apple and Google execs named to a Saudi advisory board amid controversy over reportedly murdered journalist

An array of high-profile business and technology leaders, including a senior executive from Google’s parent company and the former CEO of Uber, were named to a new advisory board for the Saudi Arabian government on Tuesday, even as controversy swirls over the disappearance of a dissident Saudi journalist. On Tuesday, the Saudi news outlet Argaam…

Google’s recent behavior shows the troubling reality of an internet superpower that abandoned its vow to not ‚be evil’

Google’s recent behavior shows the troubling reality of an internet superpower that abandoned its vow to not ‚be evil’

Maybe we should have paid closer attention when Google dropped its famous „don’t be evil” motto. The company that has long presented itself as the kinder, gentler, and more ethical tech company has been anything but that lately. Instead, the search giant is looking increasingly like an organization that is striving to do the opposite…

Google shutters the Google+ social network after Wall Street Journal reports a huge security lapse

Google shutters the Google+ social network after Wall Street Journal reports a huge security lapse

A software glitch caused Google to expose the personal-profile data of hundreds of thousands of Google+ users, and managers there chose not to go public with the information, according to a report Monday in The Wall Street Journal. In the wake of the publishing of The Journal’s story, Google announced in a blog post late…

Google employees considered manipulating search results to help protest Trump’s travel ban

Google employees considered manipulating search results to help protest Trump’s travel ban

An undisclosed number of Google workers considered ways to use the company’s powerful search engine to assist in a protest against the travel ban implemented 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 ways to „leverage” the…

Google is fighting a big, messy battle over whether expanding the ‚right to be forgotten’ amounts to censorship

Google is fighting a big, messy battle over whether expanding the ‚right to be forgotten’ amounts to censorship

Most people outside Europe don’t know much about the digital „right to be forgotten,” the idea that private citizens can ask search engines to scrub certain results about them. It’s a comparatively new idea, but a landmark ruling in 2014 from the European Court of Justice set the initial parameters of how it might apply.…

Google is caught in a censorship battle between Putin and his biggest domestic foe

Google is caught in a censorship battle between Putin and his biggest domestic foe

Google is caught in the middle of a bitter dispute between Vladimir Putin’s government and his best-known domestic critic in Russia, triggered by the tech giant pulling an ad campaign from YouTube. Google removed a series of ads promoted by Navalny’s campaign (Navalny himself is in prison) which encouraged people to take to the streets…

Google bosses expected to snub Senate

Image copyright Google Image caption Google’s Sundar Pichai won’t be attending the Senate hearing When Silicon Valley companies once again appear in front of the US Senate on Wednesday, there will be one major absentee: Google. The Senate Intelligence Committee wanted to hear from Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive, or his boss Larry Page, the…