Tag: Google

DALLAS, TX - SEPTEMBER 21, 2017: A woman uses her smartphone while waiting to board a plane at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, located roughly halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)

Hayward: The State of Free Speech in 2017

Free speech remained in a perilous state in 2017, as Big Tech became increasingly comfortable with censorship, applying inscrutable rules through enigmatic algorithms that looked an awful lot like old-fashioned political bias to outside observers.

Big Tech Besieged: The 6 Biggest Setbacks & Scandals for Big Tech in 2017

It has been a year of setbacks for big tech, with Google, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook, among other tech companies, all finding themselves facing new political threats from without and within. Tech companies’ favorite candidate lost the election, they were hauled before congress, and both left and right-wing media are out to get them.

The EU's top official for the euro single currency pressed European regulators to urgently update financial rules in order to face bitcoin's dizzying volatility

Monkey Selfies, Eclipse, Bitcoin, Lauer Top Google in 2017

The search terms reflected the United States in upheaval over sexual misconduct allegations against powerful men, reeling from the tumultuous presidency of Donald Trump (What is “covfefe,” by the way?), and people around the world searching for information about the latest iPhone and how to make slime.

Uber Facing Federal Probe on Allegations of Espionage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal prosecutors are investigating allegations that Uber deployed an espionage team to plunder trade secrets from its rivals. The revelation triggered a delay in a high-profile trial over whether the beleaguered ride-hailing service stole self-driving car technology from a Google spinoff.

Mark Cuban

Virgil: Mark Cuban Provides Roadmap for Trustbusting the Tech Lords of Silicon Valley

Mark Cuban is another brash billionaire with a popular reality-TV show, an active Twitter feed (7.6 million followers), a habit of giving punchy quotes to journalists, and, yes, national political ambitions. And now the anti-Trump billionaire has become an inadvertent ally of the Trump administration’s populist crusade by providing a roadmap for antitrust action against Silicon Valley.

Virgil: Google Tracks You, Uber Hacks You

At some point, the American people are going to conclude, for the sake of their privacy and security, that we can’t let this much power be concentrated into the hands of a few arrogant, irresponsible, and, frankly, neglectful, individuals and their companies. This isn’t just corporate malfeasance causing harm to individuals; this is malfeasance that jeopardize our economic and even national security.