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Google funds climate change deniers while touting environmentally friendly policies

Google has been funding organizations which deny climate change and actively lobby against climate legislation, the Guardian reports. Google donates to the Competitive Enterprise Institute, an organization that was reportedly key to President Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord. A spokesperson told the Guardian that just because Google donates to these groups, it does not mean the company endorses their "entire agenda." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. ...
Tags: Google, Hong Kong, Trends, Atlantic, Paris, The Guardian, Guardian, CEI, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, James, Trump, Heritage Foundation, Guardian Google, Competitive Enterprise Institute CEI, Competitive Enterprise Institute


These 6 tech companies have made the controversial decision to try to operate in China, where the government can demand social media posts be removed or search results be censored

China's "Great Firewall" of internet censorship blocks content that the government deems sensitive, including reports of political unrest and references to Taiwan as an independent country. US tech companies including Facebook, Twitter, and others are banned from the country. But some tech companies made the controversial decision to comply with China's strict standards in order to operate within its borders. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The US and China are locked in ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Hong Kong, Microsoft, Congress, China, US, Trends, Linkedin, Taiwan, Overwatch, Beijing, New York Times, Sergey Brin, Tencent


Google is going through a slow-motion employee revolt and its cofounders are missing in action (GOOG, GOOGL)

As tensions have mounted between Google employees and leadership, the company's cofounders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, are missing in action. None of the thirteen current and former employees we spoke to know exactly why Page and Brin have receded into the background, though some speculate the billionaires simply don't want to be bothered with the growing criticism the company faces. In their absence, vocal employee organizers have stepped up their efforts to overturn controversial projects l...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, China, New York City, America, Trends, Bloomberg, Larry Page, New York Times, Sergey Brin, SEC, Silicon Valley, Pentagon, CBP, Times, Eric Schmidt


YouTube got roasted by US senators for being the 'vehicle of choice' for Russian state-sponsored propaganda

The US Senate Intelligence Committee published a report on Russian election interference on Tuesday. The report accused Google's YouTube of being the "propaganda vehicle of choice" for RT, Russia's state-sponsored news organisation. But lawmakers also wrote that YouTube was less popular than Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter as the platform of choice for large-scale Russian propaganda operations. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A panel of US lawmakers published a report on T...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Youtube, Senate, China, Russia, US, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Hillary Clinton, Ira, Donald Trump


YouTube got roasted by US senators as being the 'vehicle of choice' for Russian state-sponsored propaganda

The US Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday published a report on Russian election interference. The report accused Google's YouTube of being the "propaganda vehicle of choice" for RT, the Russian state-sponsored news organization. But lawmakers also wrote that YouTube was less popular than Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter as the platform of choice for large-scale Russian propaganda operations. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A panel of US lawmakers published a report T...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Senate, China, Russia, US, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Hillary Clinton, Ira, Donald Trump, Senate Intelligence Committee, Sundar Pichai


Google's cleaners in London are threatening to go on strike over working conditions (GOOG)

A group of cleaners employed by a contract cleaning company used by Google is threatening to strike over what they allege are poor working conditions at its London offices. These workers are accusing the contractor of withholding bonus payments, refusing to provide contractual sick pay, and cutting the workforce, and are now threatening to strike. Their concerns highlight the growing frustration caused by Google's heavy reliance on contract workers, creating a two-tier workforce in which many ...
Tags: Google, UK, London, California, Trends, New York Times, Times, Sundar Pichai, Signal, Kings Cross, Alphabet, Principle, Business Insider Google, Times Google, Visit Business Insider, CAIWU


Google suspended facial recognition research for the Pixel 4 smartphone after reportedly targeting homeless black people

Google suspended a research programme designed to improve its facial recognition after a report surfaced that its contractors had been tricking black homeless people into letting their picture be taken. Anonymous contractors told the New York Daily News they been instructed to find people with darker skin tones to improve facial recognition on Google's upcoming Pixel 4 smartphone. The New York Times reported Friday that the company had suspended its facial recognition research. Subjects were o...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, Atlanta, New York Times, Sundar Pichai, New York Daily News, Pixel, Business Insider, Daily News, Randstad


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. WeWork is planning to lay off up to 25% of its employees, a source familiar with the matter told Business Insider. The cuts come as new CEOs Artie Minson and Sebastian Gunningham try to focus on WeWork's core business after a tumultuous lead-up to a shelved initial public offering. ICE is reportedly using fake Facebook accounts to track undocumented immigrants and lure them into sting operations. The practice seemingly violates ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Mississippi, Trends, Eu, Sergey Brin, Sequoia Capital, Palantir, Sundar Pichai, Alexa, Palmer Luckey, Zuckerberg, Fox Business News, Shanahan, Amazon Alexa


Ivanka Trump and Google's CEO Announce a Tech Job Training Initiative

At a roundtable event in Dallas, Tex. Thursday alongside Ivanka Trump, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced new job training opportunities through a White House initiative. From a report: Google will sign the "Pledge to America's Workers," a White House initiative that calls on employers to expand education programs for American workers, Pichai said in a statement prior to the event. As part of the commitment, Pichai said the company provide 250,000 training opportunities for Americans in technolo...
Tags: Google, White House, America, Tech, Internet Association, Dallas, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Trump, Ivanka Trump, Ivanka Trump Google


Google barred contractors from communicating with full-time Googlers on some internal Groups forums, and makes temps wear red badges that add to a 'sense of shame' (GOOG, GOOGL)

A New York Times report chronicles the conditions faced by Google temps, vendors, and contractors (known internally as TVCs), who often accept their roles with the hopes of reaching full-time status. TVCs are barred from all-hands meetings, as well as access to internal job postings or company job fairs. As Business Insider reported earlier this year, the prospect of TVCs converting to full-time employees can become even more difficult without access to the tools necessary for completing their...
Tags: Google, London, Trends, New York Times, Times, Sundar Pichai, Business Insider, TVC, Google Groups, Google TVC


Apple Executive Dismisses Google CEO's Criticism Over Turning Privacy Into a 'Luxury Good'

Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently said that "privacy cannot be a luxury good offered only to people who can afford to buy premium products and services," a comment that some viewed as a dig at Apple. Well, Apple's software chief, Craig Federighi, says he doesn't "buy into" the criticism that Apple is turning privacy into a luxury good. From a report: Apple wants to sell products to "everyone we possibly could," Federighi said, adding that Apple's products are "certainly not just a luxury." [...]...
Tags: Apple, Google, China, Tech, Sundar Pichai, Craig Federighi, Federighi, Apple Well Apple, Siri On China Federighi


With new PlayStation and Xbox consoles on the horizon, now is the worst time to buy a new video game console

The next-generation video game consoles are just over the horizon. Microsoft and Sony have both begun speaking about the next generation, and rumors are swirling about the next iteration of Nintendo's Switch. Between the big three console makers working on new hardware, and the introduction of Google Stadia later this year, now isn't the best time to buy a new system. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. With about 7 billion people on the planet, there's still a decent chance y...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Los Angeles, Trends, Bloomberg, Netflix, Sony, Nintendo, Amd, Sundar Pichai, Spencer, NAVI, Cerny, Phil Spencer, Lockhart, Phil Harrison


To chase out low-waged workers, Mountain View is banning overnight RV and van parking

Mountain View -- home to some of Silicon Valley's most profitable companies, including Google -- is one of the most expensive places in the world to live, thanks to the sky-high wages commanded by techies, who have gone on to bid up all the real-estate in the region. The problem is that these high-tech "campuses" rely on an army of low-waged, contracted out cleaners, gardeners, cooks, baristas, etc, and these people struggle to find housing within commuting distance of the city. Many of the...
Tags: Google, Post, Business, News, California, Silicon Valley, Sundar Pichai, Urban Theory, Big Tech, Nimbyism, Weaponized Shelter, Wheel Estate, Occupational Diversity, That's Vannin, Alison Hicks, Alistair Barr Bloomberg


Gmail logs your purchase history, undermining Google’s commitment to privacy

Google has been trying to portray itself as privacy-focused. But a new report shows Google tracks many of your online purchases, even if they are bought from a non-Google affiliated store like Amazon. The post Gmail logs your purchase history, undermining Google’s commitment to privacy appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Amazon, News, Gmail, Privacy, Trends, Web, Purchases, Sundar Pichai


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 Friday. The food delivery firm has raised $1.53 billion to date, making it one of the best-funded startups in Europe. Facebook is overrun with fake accounts impersonating tech execs like Tim Cook, Elon Musk, and Sundar Pichai. The existence of the accounts raise questions about Facebook's ability to police its app for malicious behaviour. Microsoft and Sony made a joint announcement that they would "explore joint development of future ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, US, Trends, Malaysia, Sony, Airbnb, Donald Trump, Huawei, Sundar Pichai, Cnbc, Alexa, Trump, Angela Ahrendts


These are dogs of some of the most powerful executives in Silicon Valley, from Mark Zuckerberg to Travis Kalanick

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is the owner of an adorable fluffy dog named Beast, but he isn't the only tech executive with a furry friend. Studies show that dogs can help reduce stress levels and boost productivity, so they make ideal companions for tech moguls running billion dollar companies. These are some of the most powerful dogs in Silicon Valley. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. With company cultures that celebrate—and even encourage —employees bringing their dogs ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Instagram, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, San Francisco, Trends, Long, David, Alaska, New York Times, Zynga, Marvin, Reddit


Facebook is overrun with fake accounts impersonating tech execs like Tim Cook, Elon Musk, and Sundar Pichai (FB, GOOG)

Facebook is overrun with fake accounts pretending to be famous technology industry executives. The fraudulent accounts are purporting to be everyone from Tesla CEO Elon Musk to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. The existence of the accounts raise questions about Facebook's ability to police its app for malicious behaviour. Last year, Facebook was criticised over fake accounts of CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Those have been banned — but these still remain. Visit...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, London, Microsoft, California, Satya Nadella, Trends, Snapchat, New York Times, Tim Cook, Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley, Evan Spiegel


Google’s new plan to push Google Pay in India: cashback incentives in Android apps

Google is gunning for India’s payment companies. The U.S. search giant entered India’s payment space in 2017, and now it is hatching an initiative that could boost usage of its Google Pay service by tying it tightly into Android apps in the country. The company has built an in-app engagement rewards platform that promises to help developers and businesses retain users and drive engagement on their apps, two sources familiar with the matter said. It plans to formally launch the project through...
Tags: Google, Google Play, Apps, Asia, Developer, India, Tech, Payments, New Delhi, Sundar Pichai, Sdk, Tez, Competition Commission of India CCI, Google India, Google Tez, Google Pay That


‘Use without an account’ brings Incognito Mode to Google Search App

At the recent Google I/O 2019, CEO Sundar Pichai announced that Incognito Mode will soon come to Google Maps and Search. Prior to the announcement, a couple of new additions were seen in Google app for Android. You may now notice a new “Manage your Google Account” option when you tap your Google account picture from the top right. This new setting offers one-tap access to control the privacy and security settings for a certain Google product. Besides, a new “Use without an account” option is vi...
Tags: Google, News, Privacy, Google Search, Blogging, Google Maps, Sundar Pichai, How To's, Incognito Mode, Google App


Google opens German center to improve data privacy

LONDON (AP) — Google opened a privacy focused engineering center in Munich, Germany, on Tuesday, its latest move to beef up its data protection credentials as tech companies’ face growing scrutiny of their data collection practices. CEO Sundar Pichai said the Silicon Valley tech giant is expanding its operations in the southern German city, including […]
Tags: Google, Business, Technology, London, News, Ap, Nation, Silicon Valley, Sundar Pichai, Munich Germany


Apple's latest ad emphasizes how the iPhone keeps your text conversations private, subtly digging at companies like Facebook and Google (AAPL)

Apple has released a new privacy-focused video ad, this time highlighting iMessage encryption. It's the latest of several Apple ads that puts privacy at the forefront. Apple has become increasingly vocal about its privacy efforts as companies like Google and Facebook have come under increased scrutiny. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Apple has been increasingly vocal about its focus on privacy in recent months, and its latest video ad emphasizes that theme yet again — th...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, US, Samsung, Trends, New York Times, Tim Cook, Las Vegas, Abc News, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Angela Ahrendts, Cambridge Analytica, Google AAPL


Alphabet's 2019 first-quarter earnings call (GOOGL, GOOG)

Editor's note: The following is a transcript from Alphabet's first-quarter earnings call . The transcription was provided by Alphabet.   Candice (Operator): Good day ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Alphabet first quarter 2019 earnings call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later we will conduct a question and answer session and instructions will be given at that time. If anyone should require operator assistance, please press star and then zero on your touch-t...
Tags: Google, Asia, Europe, New York, Microsoft, Youtube, India, Softbank, US, Samsung, Trends, Unilever, Taiwan, UPS, Healthcare, Ubs


Google wants to be a company that 'helps you get things done,' but there's an important catch you need to know (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google execs had a clear message at the company's annual I/O developer conference: "Helpful, helpful, helpful. Google wants to be more helpful." The catch — as we should know by now — is that a product can only be as helpful as the information shared with it.  Google is proud to have these privacy options available to users — not cutting off those entirely who have less faith in the company. But coming out of I/O, it's clear that the tech giant wants to convert even the skeptics. Visit Busines...
Tags: Google, Trends, Ai, Sundar Pichai, Samsung Galaxy Fold


One Year Later, Restaurants Are Still Confused By Google Duplex

An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from a report via The Verge: Google Duplex was arguably one of Google's biggest announcements in 2018, but the AI faded into the background this week at the same I/O developer conference that introduced it just one year ago. Rather than an update on how the AI has been improved since its official release, Google CEO Sundar Pichai simply noted that the technology has gotten "great feedback," then he quickly moved on to announce that Duplex would be coming to ...
Tags: Google, Tech, Sundar Pichai, Mark Seaman, Seaman, Duplex, Google Duplex, Forest Hills New York, Queens Bully


My data security is better than yours: tech CEOs throw shade in privacy wars

Apple, Google and Facebook are racing to embrace the latest buzzword, and taking swipes at each other in the process“Privacy cannot be a luxury good offered only to people who can afford to buy premium products and services,” declared Sundar Pichai, the chief executive officer of Google, in a New York Times op-ed this week. “Privacy must be equally available to everyone in the world.”Pichai’s column, published in conjunction with Google’s annual developer conference, was a two-pronged public rel...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Technology, Privacy, Social Networking, Surveillance, New York Times, Computing, Silicon Valley, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Pichai, Apple Google


Google and AI: Biases, lung cancers, and flood forecasting

After an apparent privacy-focused shift echoed at Facebook F8, Google executives also emphasized how it has to keep responsible development of AI, privacy and security in mind. Google’s Sundar Pichai talked of bad datasets and and AI bias, “”We want to ensure that our AI models... ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Google, News, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Sundar Pichai, Facebook F8 Google


Privacy at Google I/O: Incognito mode, delete activity data, federated learning, and privacy on Android Q

“Our work on privacy and security is never done, we want to do more to stay ahead of the constantly evolving user expectations”, said Google CEO Sundar Pichai at Google’s annual developers conference I/O 2019. “We always want to do more for users, but do it with less data... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Android, News, Privacy, Artificial Intelligence, Google Maps, Sundar Pichai


Nest's product boss says it's time to rethink what it means to 'own' a tech product: 'We're not going to allow the owner dictate how our products work' (GOOG, GOOGL)

As technology increasingly shifts from the smartphones in our pockets to smart devices all around us, Google foresees privacy protocols will need to evolve as well.  "It's not like you can sign a TOS (Terms Of Service) when you enter someone's house," Nest's VP of Product Rishi Chandra told Business Insider in a recent interview. "So we have to be very upfront about how our products work."  In response, the company released a set of privacy commitments on Tuesday for its smart home devices and...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Nest, Sundar Pichai, Business Insider, Max, Don, Walt Mossberg, Chandra, Google Wifi, Rishi Chandra, Nest Google, Google Home Hub


What Pixel 3a tells us about the state of the smartphone — and Google

Announced yesterday at Google’s opening I/O keynote, the Pixel 3a arrives at a tenuous time for the smartphone industry. Sales figures have stagnated for most of the major players in the industry — a phenomenon from which Google certainly isn’t immune. CEO Sundar Pichai discussed exactly that on the company’s Q1 earnings call last week. “While the first quarter results reflect pressure in the premium smartphone industry,” he explained, “we are pleased with the ongoing momentum of Assistant-en...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mobile, Hardware, Samsung, Tech, Smartphones, Htc, States, Taipei, Huawei, Sundar Pichai, Home Hub, Pixel, Pichai, Devin