AOC: Facial Recognition Is Growing Amid "A Global Rise In Authoritarianism And Fascism”
Ocasio-Cortez expressed concerns after a House Oversight Committee hearing on facial recognition Wednesday.
Google Has A Secret Page That Records All The Things You've Bought Online
Gmail's "Purchases" page collects and sorts out all of your online shopping and in-app purchase receipts.
Is Mark Latham Married To Pauline Hanson, And Other Questions You Googled This Election
Are Greens candidates vegans? Who is Scott Morrison?
Google Exec's Internal Email On Its Data Leak Policy Has Rattled Employees
An all-staff email sent Thursday reminded Google employees that accessing internal information without permission could get them fired.
Sri Lanka Has Blocked Most Major Social Networks After A Facebook Post Sparked Anti-Muslim Riots
This is the third time in weeks the country has banned social media in the wake of religious tension.
Google Is Letting People Pay Cash For Android Apps At Their Local Shops
No credit card? No problem.
A New Pixel, Video Device, Voice Assistant, And AI: Here's What Google Announced Today
Google touted its artificial intelligence developments, with upcoming features like Duplex and Lens, and unveiled new Pixel models.
Google Combined The Google Home And Nest Security Cam Into One Screen
The Google Nest Hub Max is like a Google Home with a touchscreen and built-in security, plus video chat, camera.
Google Will Soon Let You Automatically Scrub Your Location And Web History From Your Account Every Few Months
It’s a plus for privacy.
Popular Apps In Google's Play Store Are Abusing Permissions And Committing Ad Fraud
Following a BuzzFeed News investigation, Google removed six apps from the Play store that belonged to a major Chinese developer.
Sign Up For Tech Giant Update — A Newsletter On Amazon, Google, Facebook, And Apple
BuzzFeed News senior technology reporter Alex Kantrowitz digs into the latest news, strategy, and inner workings of the Gang of Four.
Some Google Employees Are Worried For Their Families Following A Measles Case On Campus
“A bit upsetting that I had to find out about this through this Group, via a BuzzFeed News article, rather than from some official Google internal comms,” one employee wrote.
Hoaxes And Misinformation About The Mueller Report Are Already Spreading
Fake accounts, false headlines, and joke screenshots are already spreading.
A Measles Case Has Hit Google's Silicon Valley Headquarters
In the midst of a historic US measles outbreak, at least one Google employee walking around the tech giant’s main Silicon Valley campus has been diagnosed.
These Tech Execs Faced #MeToo Allegations. They All Have New Jobs.
Silicon Valley says it’s committed to improving diversity, but high-profile male executives accused of sexual misconduct are getting second chances. Some advocates are wondering why.
The Canadian Government Is Considering Regulating Facebook And Other Social Media Giants
Self-regulation is not “yielding the results” Canadians expect, said the Liberal democratic institutions minister, adding that Canada is “actively” talking with other countries around regulation.
Google Founders Have Skipped All Of The Company's 2019 Town Hall Meetings
Following leaks and employee revolts, the absences raise questions about the future of transparency at Google.
Nipsey Hussle's Death Has Become Subject Of A Baseless Conspiracy Theory
The hoaxes about the rapper are getting tens of thousands of shares online, once again filling an information vacuum after an act of violence.
A Man Scammed Over $100 Million Out Of Google And Facebook With Fake Invoices
Evaldas Rimasauskas pleaded guilty to the scheme last week.
Stadia Is Google’s New YouTube-Focused Streaming Service For Games
Players can instantly play Stadia’s internet-based games without having to download them, on any device.
YouTube Is Rolling Out A Feature That Shows Fact-Checks When People Search For Sensitive Topics
The feature, currently available to some users in India, will eventually be available globally, although YouTube declined to provide a timeline.
Here's Elizabeth Warren's Plan To Break Up Huge Tech Platforms Like Facebook, Google, And Amazon
Warren would classify tech companies with global revenue of $25 billion or more as "platform utilities" and attempt to break them up via antitrust laws.
Google Is Pulling Websites From Searches At Russia's Request
The search giant's decision is the latest example of US tech giants working to stay on foreign countries' good sides.
This New Account Protection Feature From Google Is Designed To Stop Hacks From Spreading
"All your eggs are in the basket of your mail provider."
Apple Just Shut Down Google's Internal iOS Apps
Apple has revoked Google's developer certificate, which disables internal apps used by the company's employees.
Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls For A New Privacy Law That Would Let You Delete Your Data
"In 2019, it’s time to stand up for the right to privacy — yours, mine, all of ours."
The Internet Is A Privacy Disaster. But We Still Don't Know How To Talk About It.
We know our data has been left vulnerable, or sold, or misused. But do we really understand what that means for our safety and security online — and when it actually matters?
Google's Board Is Being Sued For Allegedly Silencing Misconduct Claims Against Former Executives
Lawyers say an internal investigation by Google claimed to find bondage videos on former company executive Andy Rubin’s computer. “You won’t believe what’s in these [shareholder] minutes.”
Meet The Women Who Have To Sneak Onto Facebook
Women are prohibited from using Facebook in some of India’s most patriarchal corners. Some are taking the risk anyway, going online under false identities against the wishes of their community and Facebook itself.
Why A New Fake News Law In Singapore Could Be A Big Test For Facebook, Google, And Twitter
Government hearings in Singapore put Facebook under intense scrutiny and have paved the way for a new fake news law in the country. That has human rights organizations and activists concerned.