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'No need to panic and return phones to retailers' - Huawei NZ exec

Huawei NZ deputy chief executive Andrew Bowater is urging customers not to return their phones after Google said it would follow a White House order to suspend technology exports to the Chinese phone maker. READ MORE: • Q&A:... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Google, Business, White House, Huawei NZ, Andrew Bowater


Google is using its famously sparse homepage to brag about how much it helps the economy, and it's a telling sign of the tech backlash (GOOG, GOOGL)

On Friday, Google began promoting reports outlining its economic benefits on its famously spare homepage. The reports show stats like how many billions of dollars the tech giant has helped generate and how many hundreds of thousands of businesses have leveraged its ad tools.   Google appears to have created these reports since at least 2009, but it's unclear whether it has ever placed them directly on its homepage until now.  The company's self-promotion comes as President Trump steps up criti...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, California, Youtube, White House, US, San Francisco, Trends, Sundar Pichai, Trump, Google Facebook


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency over "threats against information and communications technology and services" in the US. The executive order, signed Wednesday, is expected to precede a ban on US firms doing business with the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. Huawei slammed Trump's 'unreasonable' ban, saying that the move will only harm US interests in its own 5G rollout. The firm said the ban infrin...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, White House, US, Samsung, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg Businessweek, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Huawei, Christchurch, Alexa, Trump, Adam Neumann


Until now, live-streamed killings seemed like something we could all agree to be against. But Trump apparently believes there's a bigger social-media problem. (GOOG, FB, TWTR)

The problem of toxic content on social media came to a head on Wednesday, in a surreal sequence of events. The US refused to sign an international agreement aimed at stamping out terrorist and extremist content online. Instead, the Trump administration launched an online tool to collect examples of people being censored on social-media platforms because of their political views. It's an absurd contortion of the free-speech debate that shows how far apart the country is. Visit Business Insider'...
Tags: Google, Facebook, White House, US, Trends, Trump, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Christchurch New Zealand, France Canada India


Trump Admin Creates Web Portal for Supporters to Complain About Getting Banned on Social Media

Donald Trump has made absolutely no secret of his feelings on free speech: He hates it when it’s not servile paeans to him and his agenda. He’s called for opening up “libel laws” to make it easier to sue journalistic outfits, issued (empty) threats to revoke the broadcast licenses of TV outlets that embarrass him,…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Technology, White House, Social Media, Donald Trump, Free Speech, Trump, Tech Policy, Mods Mods, Freedom Of Speech Is Not Freedom From Consequences


Twitter and Facebook join global pledge to fight hate speech online

At a summit in Paris Wednesday, representatives from Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Alphabet Inc., committed to use and develop rules, algorithms and direct intervention to curb the uploading, promotion, amplification and distribution of violent extremism on social media platforms. The initiative calls for hate speech to be “immediately and permanently” taken down, though isn’t legally binding. French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, were joined by lea...
Tags: Google, Facebook, White House, Advertising, Senegal, Theresa May, Nick Clegg, Paris, New Zealand, Jordan, Leo Varadkar, Facebook Live, Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron, Vivendi SA, Macky Sall


White House refuses to endorse the “Christchurch Call” to block extremist content online

The United States will not join other nations in endorsing the “Christchurch Call” — a global statement that commits governments and private companies to actions that would curb the distribution of violent and extremist content online. “While the United States is not currently in a position to join the endorsement, we continue to support the overall goals reflected in the Call. We will continue to engage governments, industry, and civil society to counter terrorist content on the Internet,” the ...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, France, White House, Tech, United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Christchurch, Poway Calif, Christchruch, Christchurch Call, France Australia Canada


WH Refuses To Sign Post-Christchurch Agreement To Crack Down On Hate Speech

The White House won’t be signing an international agreement brokered on Wednesday to crack down on the kind of extremist content online that contributed to the New Zealand mosque massacres in March. The “Christchurch call to action” is an anti-extremism initiative headed by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron. It’s a global push for major tech companies and governments worldwide to prevent the spread of internet hate content, which leads to radicaliz...
Tags: Google, Facebook, News, Washington Post, White House, New Zealand, Hate Speech, Donald Trump, Christchurch, Emmanuel Macron, U K, Australia Canada, White Nationalism, Jacinda Ardern, Cristina Cabrera, New Zealand massacre


Trump won't sign social media “Christchurch call to action” to fight online extremism

Donald Trump's administration refuses to sign an international commitment to fight extremism online, citing concerns with free speech. The “Christchurch call to action” was brokered between officials in France and New Zealand and executives from the world's largest social media companies. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron are behind the call to action, which is scheduled to be unveiled later today, Wednesday, in Paris. From Tony Romm and Drew Harwe...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Post, News, Washington, France, White House, United States, United Kingdom, Paris, New Zealand, Donald Trump, Christchurch, Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Drew Harwell


Pete Buttigieg was Facebook’s 287th user. Now he says the company has too much power.

When Pete Buttigieg joined Facebook as a Harvard undergrad in 2004, he was the 287th user registered on the site. The social network’s founders were friends of friends, and it felt like an insular message board for Harvard classmates, he remembered in an interview in San Francisco last week. “I don’t think any of us could have guessed what implications that technology would have in the long run,” Buttigieg said. Fifteen years and 2.4 billion users later, as Facebook wrestles with cascading scand...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, Politics, News, La, California News, San Francisco, Sport, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, David, Harvard, Soccer


Kamala Harris Says 'We Have to Seriously Take a Look At' Breaking Up Facebook

California Senator Kamala Harris, one of the (innumerable) Democrats eyeing the White House in a 2020 presidential bid, has joined Massachusetts senator and fellow candidate Elizabeth Warren in calling for antitrust authorities to look at a possible breakup of Facebook.Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Science, Technology, California, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Antitrust, Kamala Harris, Facebook Read, Tech Policy


Presidential candidates Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg come to LA for a little speaking, more fundraising

LOS ANGELES — Former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg will both be conducting fundraisers in the Los Angeles area Thursday for their campaigns for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Buttigieg is also set join Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in speaking at a rally with various union leaders in support of a parcel tax on the June 4 ballot to increasing funding for the Los Angeles Unified School District. According to Variety, Buttigieg is planning to...
Tags: Google, Politics, News, Obama, Colorado, California, Kaiser Permanente, La, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Spain, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Kaiser


Oracle Exec Mocks Google Arguments About Java's APIs

"Whether it is consumers' data or competitors' code, Google's view seems to be the same: What's mine is mine, and what's yours is mine," argues Oracle executive vice president Kenneth Glueck. Google had urged America's Supreme Court to rule in their ongoing legal case about access to Java's APIs, a case which Google says hinges on "whether developers should be able to create new applications using standard ways of accessing common functions. Those functions are the building blocks of computer ...
Tags: Google, Supreme Court, Microsoft, White House, Tech, Oracle, Reuters, Walker, Google Android, Kent Walker, America s Supreme Court, Kenneth Glueck


Google tells U.S. House it spends 'hundreds of millions' on content review each year, found +1M 'terrorist videos' on YouTube in Q1 2019

Alphabet, parent company of Google and YouTube, told a U.S. House panel that it spends hundreds of millions of dollars on reviewing content each year, and claims to have identified at least one million “terrorist videos” on YouTube in the first quarter of 2019. Alphabet/Google/YouTube disclosed this information to lawmakers in an April 24 letter that was made public on Thursday. The letter claims that a “manual review” by YouTube content moderation workers found 90,000 videos violated YouTub...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Post, Politics, Technology, News, Youtube, Social Media, Tech, US news, New Zealand, Terrorists, Reuters, Rose, Microsoft Corp


When American Financiers and Business Leaders Plotted to Overthrow Franklin D. Roosevelt and Install a Fascist Government in the U.S. (1933)

Economist and columnist Paul Krugman recently wrote about a current nominee for the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors who called cities like Cincinnati and Cleveland “armpits of America” to laughs from an audience of business leaders. This same nominee has made headlines for saying “capitalism is a lot more important than democracy” and calling the 16th Amendment establishing the income tax the “most evil” law passed in the 20th century. As crude as the comments are, many wealthy peop...
Tags: Google, Politics, New York, College, Washington, US, America, West Virginia, History, New York Times, Connecticut, Npr, Cleveland, Fdr, Paul Krugman, Warner Brothers


Can we trust Ireland to enforce GDPR on big tech?

GDPR is complicated business; even people like me who try to keep up with all its developments struggle to understand this mammoth set of European regulations and its effects. I believe one of the main reasons for that is we’ve yet to see a proper GDPR case being brought against big tech companies like Facebook and Google — the companies GDPR should protect us from. This isn’t all too serious just yet, as findings are expected in the next few months. But Politico’s extensive new investigation fr...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Europe, Politics, Opinion, Politico, World, Ireland, Gdpr


Ripple Effects from the California Magazine Ban Decision

Ripple Effects from the California Magazine Ban Decision California/United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- When we discussed how the political landscape could change on Second Amendment issues, one of the things we mentioned that could do that are court decisions. One of those that could be decisive is Duncan v. Becerra, which is now on appeal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The shot down California’s ban on possession of magazines holding more than ten rounds. What was extremely important i...
Tags: Google, Guns, Supreme Court, Scotus, Obama, California, America, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Reagan, Newtown, Clinton, Citi, Nra, Duncan, Benitez


April linkfest

The 2019 Deadspin Name of the Year is down to the Elite Eight. Vote for your favorites in a field that includes Pope Thrower, Pretzel Monteclaro, and Jizyah Shorts. Yes, they’re all real names. ( ) For background, see my 2018 Visual Thesaurus column about the tournament. * How great writing begins: an analysis of the opening paragraphs of “the 94 most compelling articles” in The Atlantic, Fast Company, and the New York Times op-ed section. (Better Humans) * In English, it’s “Once ...
Tags: Google, Books, Politics, Design, Writing, Restaurants, US, Story, United States, New York Times, Linguistics, Food And Drink, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Trademark, Titles


MPs criticise social media firms for failure to report criminal posts

Facebook, Google and Twitter condemned for not telling police about crimes on their platformsFacebook, Google and Twitter have been criticised by a UK parliamentary committee for their refusal to report users to the police when they remove criminal posts.Representatives of all three companies appeared in front of the home affairs select committee to discuss their progress on tackling hate speech and terrorism on their platforms. But MPs said they were shocked to learn that none of the companies ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, UK, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Internet, Youtube, Social Media, Society, UK News, Digital Media, Yvette Cooper, UK security and counter-terrorism


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Trump met behind closed doors to discuss social media ahead of the 2020 election

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey met with President Donald Trump on Tuesday at the White House. The meeting was held to discuss " the world of social media in general," Trump said in a Twitter post. On the morning of Tuesday's meeting, Trump unleashed a series of tweets accusing Twitter of political bias and alleging the company removed some of his followers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Twitter executives met with President Donald Trump on Tuesday to discuss the health of ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, White House, US, Trends, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Dorsey, Trump, Donald J Trump, Oval Office Great, Trump and Twitter, Motherboard Dorsey


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and President Trump met behind closed doors to discuss social media ahead of the 2020 election

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey met with President Donald Trump on Tuesday at the White House. The meeting was held to discuss " the world of social media in general," Trump said in a Twitter post. On the morning of Tuesday's meeting, Trump unleashed a series of tweets accusing Twitter of political bias and alleging the company removed some of his followers. Twitter executives met with President Donald Trump on Tuesday, where the parties discussed the health of conversation on the platform ahead o...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, White House, US, Trends, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Dorsey, Trump, Donald J Trump, Oval Office Great, Trump and Twitter, Motherboard Dorsey


Kushner: Russian State Bank CEO And I ‘Never Discussed Business’ In ’16 Meeting

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said Tuesday that he “never discussed business” with the head of the Russian state investment bank Vnesheconombank (VEB) , with whom he met shortly after the 2016 election upon the recommendation of then-Russian ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak. “We never discussed business together,” Kushner told Time Magazine’s Brian Bennett in an interview, referring to VEB CEO Sergei Gorkov. “I’ve done testimony on this. Everything was unusual at t...
Tags: Google, News, White House, Russia, Hillary Clinton, United States, Crimea, Time Magazine, Trump, Donald J Trump, Mueller, Vnesheconombank VEB, Brian Bennett, Kislyak, Kushner, Kushner Companies


Trump blasts Twitter as 'very discriminatory,' says the social media company removes his followers (TWTR)

President Trump accused Twitter of political bias in a series of tweets on Tuesday morning. "They don't treat me well as a Republican. Very discriminatory, hard for people to sign on," he tweeted. Trump has accused social media companies of anti-Conservative bias previously — as recently as March of this year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Trump accused Twitter of political bias in a series of tweets on Tuesday morning.  "They don't treat me well as a Republica...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Congress, White House, Trends, Conservative, Donald Trump, Trump, Fox Business News, Facebook Twitter, TWTR, Maria Bartiromo Bartiromo, Trump s @realDonaldTrump Twitter


Mueller report: Inside the search for answers about Trump's alleged collusion with Russia

On a cloudy day in early November, the last of conservative writer Jerome Corsi's six marathon interviews with the office of special counsel Robert Mueller was about to begin. Sitting in a building in Washington, three prosecutors assigned to his case opened with a lecture.For more than two months, they had been chasing tantalising leads offered by Mr Corsi, an associate of Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone, who had told them that the longtime Republican Party operative sought a back channe...
Tags: Google, Post, New York, Texas, London, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Russia, US, Barack Obama, Dnc


A Nasdaq executive says companies are rushing to get their IPOs out before Trump goes up for re-election (VIX, NASDAQ, LYFT)

Companies prepping for an upcoming IPO feel the rush to get things done in the near term, but it's not a market downturn that's speeding up schedules. Instead, pre-IPO companies are trying to go public before the 2020 presidential election creates volatility in the markets, Nasdaq senior vice president Jeff Thomas told Business Insider. Elections create noise and uncertainty, and sometimes lead to volatility, Thomas said, which is the last thing a company wants when going public. Visit Busines...
Tags: Google, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Bill Clinton, Manhattan, Nasdaq, Trump, Thomas, Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis, Jeff Thomas, Business Insider Elections, Jeff Thomas Nasdaq, Kenn Starr


The Smart Gun Doesn’t Exist For The Smartest Reasons

That’s not actually the title of the idiotic Bloomberg article.  It’s titled The Smart Gun Doesn’t Exist for the Dumbest Reasons. Smith & Wesson still feels the wound it suffered two decades ago when it decided to invent smart guns. The idea was to invest heavily in the development of personalized weapons that could be fired only by a single person: the gun’s owner. This was considered a nearly science-fictional proposition in the late 1990s, years before the world was filled with smartphones a...
Tags: Google, America, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Military, Ford, Gm, Peter Thiel, Gun Control, Silicon Valley, Smart Guns, Bloomberg LP, NRC, Bay Area, Smith Wesson


Here are the latest executive power moves — and why you should be tracking them to understand tech

Keeping an eye on major hires and promotions is one of the best ways to understand a company's strategy.  The Org tracks executive changes at companies big and small.  Here's a snapshot of the most important executive moves of the week across tech and transportation. Every week we bring you an overview of the most important executive changes from the past week . This past week, Facebook announced that Peggy Alford from PayPal would be joining the company’s board as the first African-America...
Tags: Google, Facebook, White House, Trends, Tesla, Paypal, Netflix, Venture Capital, Reed Hastings, Erskine Bowles, Kurt Wagner, Alford, Jeff Jones, Scott Rogowsky, Rogowsky, Danielle Brown


Here are the executive power moves that help explain everything that's going on in tech

Keeping an eye on major hires and promotions is one of the best ways to understand a company's strategy.  The Org tracks executive changes at companies big and small.  Here's a snapshot of the most important executive moves of the week across tech and transportation. Every week we bring you an overview of the most important executive changes from the past week . This past week, Facebook announced that Peggy Alford from PayPal would be joining the company’s board as the first African-America...
Tags: Google, Facebook, White House, Trends, Tesla, Paypal, Netflix, Venture Capital, Reed Hastings, Erskine Bowles, Kurt Wagner, Alford, Jeff Jones, Scott Rogowsky, Rogowsky, Danielle Brown


Here are the latest executive power moves — and why you should be tracking them to understand tech and transportation

Keeping an eye on major hires and promotions is one of the best ways to understand a company's strategy.  The Org tracks executive changes at companies big and small.  Here's a snapshot of the most important executive moves of the week across tech and transportation. Every week we bring you an overview of the most important executive changes from the past week . This past week, Facebook announced that Peggy Alford from PayPal would be joining the company’s board as the first African-America...
Tags: Google, Facebook, White House, Trends, Tesla, Paypal, Netflix, Venture Capital, Reed Hastings, Erskine Bowles, Kurt Wagner, Alford, Jeff Jones, Scott Rogowsky, Rogowsky, Danielle Brown


Mark Zuckerberg invites crony capitalism with call for regulation

Please, regulate me! That was Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s message to Congress recently. “Lawmakers often tell me we have too much power over speech, and frankly I agree,” he wrote in an op-ed. “(W)e shouldn’t make so many important decisions … on our own.” It sounds so self-sacrificing. But give me a break. Big companies use regulation to their advantage. His smaller competitors can’t afford the squads of “compliance officers” that Facebook employs. “You, as a company, welcome regulation?...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Utah, Microsoft, Congress, California, Opinion, Washington, White House, Sport, Soccer, Justice Department, Zuckerberg, Brook, Orrin Hatch



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