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Insiders say a Palantir exec claimed profitability and compared Project Maven to the nuclear bomb in January all-hands

Palantir executive Shyam Sankar described the company’s work developing AI targeting capabilities for drones as “this generation’s Manhattan Project,” according to two people familiar with the comments. The comments, made during a January all-hands meeting, come as the company expands its work on “Project Maven,” a department of defence project […]
Insiders say a Palantir exec claimed profitability and compared Project Maven to the nuclear bomb in January all-hands
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Google workers protest company’s decision to place workers on leave: ‘Instead of listening to us, the company has chosen to silence us.’

Google workers gathered outside the company’s San Francisco office Friday to protest its recent decision to put two employees on administrative leave. Protesters accused the company of retaliating against workers who have spoken out against some of its controversial projects, and charged that Google’s culture of openness is being stamped […]
Google workers protest company’s decision to place workers on leave: ‘Instead of listening to us, the company has chosen to silence us.’
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Google employees are raising alarms about a new tool that keeps tabs on their internal meetings, but the company says it’s nothing to worry about

Google has developed a browser tool for internal use that can detect when employees are scheduling meetings involving large numbers of people, Bloomberg’s Ryan Gallagher reported Wednesday. Employees are worried that the tool is a kind of spyware meant to discourage labour activism or organisation. But Google’s official line is […]
Google employees are raising alarms about a new tool that keeps tabs on their internal meetings, but the company says it’s nothing to worry about
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A prominent former Googler says she has ‘grave concerns about how strategic decisions are made at Google today’ and how it treats employees

Liz Fong-Jones, a prominent former Google engineer known for speaking out for employee rights, wrote about her experience inside the search giant in an op-ed published on Wednesday. Fong-Jones writes that she has “grave concerns about how strategic decisions are made at Google today,” and that the company has “misused […]
A prominent former Googler says she has ‘grave concerns about how strategic decisions are made at Google today’ and how it treats employees
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Google in 2018: The good, the bad, and the ugly

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 […]
Google in 2018: The good, the bad, and the ugly
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The 18 biggest tech scandals of 2018

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 […]
The 18 biggest tech scandals of 2018
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After a dozen employees quit in protest, Google has reportedly decided not to renew its contract for military drone initiative Project Maven

The pressure to stop working with the military appears to have been too much for Google as the company reportedly will not renew a contract to build artificial intelligence tools for the Pentagon. According to Gizmodo, company managers notified employees during a meeting Friday. Google’s relationship with the Department of […]
After a dozen employees quit in protest, Google has reportedly decided not to renew its contract for military drone initiative Project Maven