A 10-page memo that went viral inside Google and has been obtained by Gizmodo sees a Google software engineer arguing that women are underrepresented in tech not due to bias, but rather because of inherent psychological differences from men.
The … Read the rest
The cost of flying a MiG fighter in Russia, buying kidneys in Iran, prostitutes in Ukraine and rhinoplasty in S. Korea are just a few of the most popular Google requests worldwide, a new map shows. It does give some … Read the rest
Google Inc said on Thursday it had started testing the latest prototypes of its self-driving cars on Mountain View, California roads, with safety drivers aboard.
The prototypes will join Google’s Lexus cars, which use the same self-driving software, the company … Read the rest
The European Union will accuse Google on Wednesday of abusing its dominant position in Internet searches, opening the US tech company up to a risk of massive fines and enforced changes in its business model, the Financial Times and Wall … Read the rest
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Thursday predicted a totally invasive Internet.
At the end of a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where his comments were webcast, he was asked for his prediction on the future … Read the rest
A new proposal drafted by the Unicode Consortium would introduce more “racial diversity”, apartheid actually, into the popular emoji characters used in messages on smartphones.
The proposal, edited by Google’s Mark Davis and Apple’s Peter Edberg, would bring skin tones, … Read the rest
Edward Snowden has hit out at Dropbox and other services he says are “hostile to privacy,” urging web users to abandon unencrypted communication and adjust privacy settings to prevent governments from spying on them in increasingly intrusive ways.
“We are … Read the rest
John D. Rockefeller built a vast fortune on oil. Now his heirs are abandoning fossil fuels.
The family whose legendary wealth flowed from Standard Oil is planning to announce on Monday that its $860 million philanthropic organization, the Rockefeller Brothers … Read the rest
Back in February, in a San Jose courtroom, a bombshell was dropped that could have been erased from the public record.
It turns out that Google, which bases its business on collecting and analyzing huge reams of data for advertising … Read the rest
The head of Europe’s biggest newspaper publisher by circulation has accused Google of seeking to establish a digital “superstate” free from the constraints of antitrust regulators and privacy concerns.
Google controls so much data, becoming the global equivalent of what … Read the rest
We mapped the Facebook fans of some of the most violent jihadi organizations in the world.
Pop stars, sports teams and Hollywood actors aren’t the only ones with global followings on Facebook. Jihadis, too, have lots of rabid fans from … Read the rest
Google is once again under fire for its international tax practices. This time though, the flak isn’t coming from an international government, but South Africa’s largest online publisher.
In a statement issued to the press 24.com CEO Geoff Cohen said: … Read the rest
American technology companies like Google and Facebook were put on the defensive when Edward Snowden’s allegations about U.S.-government surveillance of Internet traffic emerged this spring. Outside the U.S., some companies and politicians saw an opportunity.
Three of Germany’s largest email … Read the rest
A new report by the Daily Mail reveals Facebook users are abandoning the social media giant at an unprecedented rate over privacy concerns.
New research shows Facebook has lost a total of eleven million users, nine million in the US … Read the rest