Apple And Google's Coronavirus Tech Won't Actually Do Contact Tracing. Here's Why Exposure Notification Is Different
Exposure notifications and digital contact tracing are two different things. Choosing one or the other could change the course of the pandemic.
Without enough human contact tracers to identify infected people, the US is barreling toward a digital solution, and possible disaster.
Australia Wants Facebook And Google To Pay News Outlets For Their Content. Could Governments Around The World Follow?
As the coronavirus pandemic decimates the economics of the news industry, the Australian government is stepping in. It may not be the only one.
Cheap data and inexpensive smartphones brought millions of people online in India this decade. As the country’s government cracks down, protesters are using the internet to resist.
The New NHS Coronavirus App Won’t Work Without A Huge Increase In Testing And People To Do Contact Tracing
“You cannot ‘big data’ your way out of a ‘no data’ situation. Period.”
The two companies are developing software for iPhones and Android devices that will help health officials tell people if they were in recent contact with someone who tested positive for the virus.
Zoom has exploded in popularity during the coronavirus pandemic while also coming under fire over security issues.
As they stole stories from real newspapers, these sites baffled scientists, activists, and journalists. Until now.
Misinformation, hoaxes, and snake oil cures have all been rampant online since the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Privacy advocates are alarmed over the search giant’s new COVID-19 screening portal.
Here's a running list of all the other major cancellations.
City officials said Friday that South by Southwest won't be happening this year.
“This is an invasive maneuver resulting in poor user experiences.”
The company's shutdown leaves 114 people, including Andy Rubin, out of jobs.
In January 2017, when the Trump administration first unveiled a travel ban targeting seven majority Muslim countries, the tech industry took up arms. This time around there's mainly been silence.
"Husband" or "wedding" was far more likely to come up as a Google auto-suggestion for the names of women journalists, Harvard professors, and Forbes' 30 Under 30 winners than "wife" did for men.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Harshly Criticized The Indian Law That Discriminates Against Muslim Immigrants: “I Think It’s Just Bad”
The native of Hyderabad said: “If anything, I would love to see a Bangladeshi immigrant who comes to India and creates the next unicorn in India.”
"Ultimately, we don’t think decisions about political ads should be made by private companies," a Facebook executive said.
Google made the link a valuable commodity, so hackers are compromising sites and then getting paid to inject links.
Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are passing the torch.
A group of former Google employees who were terminated last month are hoping their complaints about unfair labor practices will trigger a federal investigation into the search giant.
That’s far more than the estimated amount Warren spent in November.
“Look a little closer!”
Some of these things may change your life. Or not.
For now, Donald Trump and Joe Biden can target ads however they want on Facebook. How long will that last?
House Caucus Leaders Wrote A Letter To Google Asking About Its Hire Of A Former DHS Staffer Who Worked On Family Separation
“We find it alarming when companies choose to reward and hire individuals that have played active roles in implementing cruel policies that target and hurt the communities we represent and Google is no exception.”
You may be searching for your school, but you'll see photos of potatoes, erotic fan art, and even ALF.
A network of fake local news sites generated millions of pageviews as part of an ad fraud scheme, researchers say.
Amazon, Apple, And Google Are Distributing Products From Companies Building China's Surveillance State
Three Chinese companies helped build a security state in China’s Xinjiang region to repress millions of Uighur Muslims. Amazon, eBay, Apple, and Google are still selling their products and distributing their apps.