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Google Engineer: Company Blacklisted Dissident to Please Chinese Government

A Google software engineer revealed concerning details about the company’s efforts to please the government China before it launched its latest entry into the country — the censored Chinese search app “Project Dragonfly” — which allegedly included the company blacklisting Chinese dissidents from its buildings for fear of upsetting the Chinese government.

FILE - In this April 2, 2014 file photo, Pre-K students use electronic tablets at the South Education Center in San Antonio. As Gov. Rick Perry wraps up a record 14 years on the job, Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis are both vowing to make public schools a …

Report: 81% of Parents Let Children Under 11 Watch YouTube Videos

81 percent of parents allow their children aged 11 and under to watch YouTube videos, while 34 percent claimed their children watch YouTube videos “regularly,” despite 61 percent of parents claiming to have encountered content “unsuitable for children” on the platform, according to a Pew Research survey.

US Representative Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) speaks during a campaign rally in Plano, Texas, on September 15, 2018. - O'Rourke is the Democratic challenger for the Senate seat currently held by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). (Photo by Laura Buckman / AFP) (Photo credit should read LAURA BUCKMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Employees Second Largest Donors to Beto O’Rourke Campaign

Big Tech company employees are pouring money into Democratic candidate Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s senate campaign in an attempt to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), with employees from Google parent company Alphabet listed as the second largest donating force.

Uber signage is seen as an employee stands in the entrance of the ride-hailing giant's office in Hong Kong on March 10, 2017. Uber hit back at Hong Kong authorities on March 10 after five of its drivers were found guilty of operating without proper licences, in yet another blow …

Attorney’s Letter Alleges Uber Spied on Rival Companies

A letter written by the attorney of former Uber security employee Richard Jacobs alleges that Uber took part in unethical competitive surveillance practices and spied on individuals working at competing companies.

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Google Ditched Autopilot Driving Feature After Test User Napped Behind Wheel

ATWATER, Calif. (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s self-driving car unit stopped developing features that required drivers to take control in dangerous situations, its chief executive said Monday, as autopilot reliance left users prone to distractions and ill-prepared to maneuver.