Google launched a ton of exciting new technologies this year. The company was also the center of several different controversies in 2018. With 2019 right around the corner, we looked back at the highlights – and the lowlights – from another full year of Google. Google introduced a ton of […]
On Tuesday, Google announced that it has established a formal process to review new AI-based initiatives that involve sensitive policy questions. According to the report, one hundred reviews have been conducted so far, including a review of its facial recognition API – which the company decided to sideline. A Google […]
Google will likely halt its censored search project for China, according to a report by The Intercept on Monday. Members of the Dragonfly team are said to have been using large data sets pulled from the Beijing-based website 265.com, which Google owns, to help build the censored search product. When […]
At a House Judiciary Committee meeting on Tuesday, Google CEOSundar Pichai was grilled about whether the company will reenter China. In August, it was reported that Google was working on building a censored search engine for China known internally as Dragonfly. Pichai’s answer of choice regarding China questions has been: […]
Jack Poulson, who quit Google in September over its search project in China, spoke about the company’s culture of secrecy. He said managers are more concerned with stopping leaks than anything else. Poulson cited an engineer yelling “f— you leakers” at an all-hands meeting as an example of the attitude […]
From Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica debacle to Google’s sexual misconduct investigations, 2018 has been a year rocked by scandal in tech industry. Here are the 18 biggest tech scandals that happened this year. In the tech world, 2018 was rocked by scandal. Over the last 12 months, many tech companies have […]
On Thursday, The Intercept released a report describing the efforts at Google to push aside internal security and privacy concerns over its controversial project, Dragonfly. Dragonfly is a censored search engine being built by Google for China. According to The Intercept, internal knowledge of the project was extremely limited, and […]
Google employees have signed a petition asking Google to cancel its controversial Chinese search engine project, internally codenamed “Dragonfly.” Dragonfly has received scrutiny from both human rights organisations and politicians for its reported ambitions to establish a search engine that would surrender data to the Chinese government, as well as […]
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