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.
Google Drive Has A Loophole That Allows Harassment
There’s not a way to block people, so harassers can share you on unwanted files.
6 Times When “Opting Out” Doesn’t Actually Stop Data Collection
Telling a company you want out doesn’t necessarily mean it stops collecting, or even sharing, your data.
In 2018, American Tech Companies Acknowledged The Mess They’d Created In India
Silicon Valley at last conceded this year that things in India and other developing markets were far from rosy.
India Wants Tech Platforms To Break Encryption And Remove Content The Government Thinks Is "Unlawful"
It is not clear whether India will now choose to be a leader in privacy or mass surveillance, sources told BuzzFeed News.
Google’s App Store Has “Disturbing” Kids Games, Groups Warn
“Google doesn’t really have any incentive to clean up its own app store,” said one child advocate.
Hey Google, What’s The Point Of Silicon Valley’s Tech Hearings?
It’s hard to imagine how these hearings will result in anything more substantial than a few less-than-viral soundbites.
Russia’s “Propaganda War” On US Social Media Is Ongoing, New Reports Say
Outside researchers provide the deepest look yet at Russian efforts to influence American politics in reports released by the Senate Intelligence Committee Monday.
This Is Why You See Amazon Ads When You Google "Neiman Marcus"
Over Black Friday weekend Amazon was 182% more likely to appear on competitors' brand search terms — Williams Sonoma, Wayfair, Walmart — than its own brand name, according to a market analysis report.
The 8 Strangest Moments From Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s Congressional Hearing
“Right now, if you Google the word ‘idiot’ under images, a picture of Donald Trump comes up. I just did that. How would that happen?”
This Is How Big Google And Facebook Are In Australia And Why It's A Problem For News Media
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has argued that there should be independent oversight of the impact the tech companies are having on Australian media and journalism.
Gmail Users Are Saying That Their Inboxes Are Full Of Promo Emails
Google confirmed that the email filter fail is fixed.
Chinese Mobile App Companies Are A National Security Risk, Says A Top Democrat
“It’s enormously worrisome to me that Google allowed these highly over-permissioned apps to gain such prominence,” he said.
Google Removed Two Popular Cheetah Mobile And Kika Tech Apps After An Investigation Sparked By BuzzFeed News
The removal comes after a BuzzFeed News report about the apps’ activity. It's a huge blow to two of China’s biggest app developers.
8 People Are Facing Charges As A Result Of The FBI’s Biggest-Ever Ad Fraud Investigation
The men are facing 13 charges for allegedly running sophisticated global ad fraud schemes.
Sherrod Brown Suggested He’d Consider Breaking Up Big Tech Companies
The federal government “hasn’t been nearly aggressive enough on antitrust issues,” the Democratic senator from Ohio told AM to DM.
Google Workers Openly Asked Their Bosses To Cancel The Company’s Secret, Censored Search Engine For China
Googlers are signing their real names to a new letter protesting Project Dragonfly, and the number of signatures is growing quickly.
A Google Lawyer Said Its Sexual Misconduct Policy Change “Does Not Apply Retroactively To Claims”
Update: Google has said it will not force arbitration for sexual harassment and assault claims that are not already settled or in arbitration, not just new cases. Claims that are already in arbitration or previously been settled will not be impacted by the new policy.
When Cities Sign Secret Contracts With Big Tech Companies, Citizens Suffer
Tech companies shopping for real estate are asking local officials to sign NDAs — and cutting taxpayers out of the loop.
Apps Installed On Millions Of Android Phones Tracked User Behavior To Execute A Multimillion-Dollar Ad Fraud Scheme
A BuzzFeed News investigation uncovered a sophisticated ad fraud scheme involving more than 125 Android apps and websites, some of which were targeted at kids.