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Google dodges questions about China during Senate privacy hearing
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CNBC | Google's chief privacy officer Keith Enright dodged multiple questions about the company's plans to launch a censored search app in China during a senate hearing on data privacy on Wednesday. Senators pressed Enright on...
Google Says It Continues to Allow Apps to Scan Data From Gmail Accounts
WSJ | WASHINGTON—Google Inc. told lawmakers it continues to allow other companies to scan and share data from Gmail accounts, responding to questions raised on Capitol Hill about privacy and potential misuse of the...
Google admits changing phone settings remotely
BBC | Google has apologised after Android phone users noticed that the battery saver setting was remotely activated last week without their consent. The battery saver affects how often apps update and work in the background....
Google Pushes Liberal News in Top 5 Search Suggestions
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NewsBusters | A new study about Google News shows that while everyone gets the same results, five liberal news organizations “alone” made up 49 percent of the total recommendations from the respective experiments. The five were The...
"Very Serious Situation": Trump Accuses Google Of Rigging Search Results Against Him
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ZeroHedge | In an especially early tweet storm (starting before 6am), Donald Trump accused Google of rigging its search results to display only left-wing and negative stories about him, calling it "a very serious situation” that “...
Former Google CEO predicts the internet will split in two by 2028 — and one part will be led by China
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CNBC | Eric Schmidt, who has been the CEO of Google and executive chairman of its parent company, Alphabet, predicts that within the next decade there will be two distinct internets: one led by the U.S. and the other by China...
Google's prototype Chinese search engine links searches to phone numbers
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Guardian | Google’s secret prototype search engine for China reportedly links users’ mobile phone numbers to what search terms they’ve used. This feature would allow the Chinese government to simply associate searches with...
Alex Jones in DC to Face His Accusers at Social Media Censorship Hearings
NewsWars | Alex Jones is in Washington DC to face his accusers during hearings where Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg will be grilled on social media censorship of conservatives. Last month, Alex Jones and...
Trump: Google, Facebook, Amazon may be in a 'very antitrust situation'
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TheHill | President Trump in a new interview Thursday said that Facebook, Google and Amazon may be in a “very antitrust situation,” but declined to elaborate on whether the companies should be broken up. “I won’t comment on the...
World’s Leading Human Rights Groups Tell Google to Cancel Its China Censorship Plan
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TheIntercept | Leading human rights groups are calling on Google to cancel its plan to launch a censored version of its search engine in China, which they said would violate the freedom of expression and privacy rights of millions of...
Google consumes one-third of our digital minds
Axios | Google — and its products like YouTube and Waze — combined to account for 34.2% of all time on digital media in June, according to Pivotal Research analyst Brian Wieser. The details: Pivotal found that as Google...
Google is actively censoring natural health websites to protect Big Pharma and destroy knowledge of natural medicine
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NaturalNews | (Natural News) There’s a strong argument to be made that if iron-fisted tyranny ever comes to America, the statists in Silicon Valley will be leading the charge. These people (including workers at Facebook, Twitter, and...
The Personal Data Google Has on You Is Shocking and Dwarfs that of Facebook, Here’s How to Stop It
FreeThoughtProject | As TFTP reported last week, it was revealed that both the Obama campaign and the Trump campaign used third-party integrations to collect private information on millions of unsuspecting Facebook users. The resultant...
Google Is Helping the Pentagon Build AI for Drones
Gizmodo | Google has partnered with the United States Department of Defense to help the agency develop artificial intelligence for analyzing drone footage, a move that set off a firestorm among employees of the technology giant...
How Online Media Companies Are Suppressing Conservative Speech
Newsbusters | Like it or not, social media is the communication form of the future — not just in the U.S., but worldwide. Just Facebook and Twitter combined reach 1.8 billion people. More than two-thirds of all Americans (68 percent...
Google Admits It Tracks Users – Even When Location History Is Turned Off
RT | Google has confirmed that it still tracks users even after they turn off the “Location History” setting on their device. It comes just one day after the practice was revealed by an AP investigation. The clarification is...
Lawmakers Pressure Google Over “Deeply Troubling” China Censorship Project
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TheIntercept | A bipartisan group of six U.S. senators is demanding that Google CEO Sundar Pichai explain the company’s plan to launch a censored version of its search engine in China. Since spring 2017, the internet giant has been...
Big Tech firms march to the beat of Pentagon, CIA despite 'dissension'
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McClatchy | A funny thing has happened to Google and Amazon on their path toward high-tech success: They have become crucial cogs in the U.S. national security establishment. Both companies are expanding teams of employees with...