Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Google puts scam ad atop search results for Amazon

In the runup to this year’s Black Friday shopping frenzy, a search for Amazon on Google was leading users to a tech-support scam. It...

Fired Google engineer James Damore says he’s autistic, ‘sees things differently’

James Damore, the former Google engineer who published a screed against Google’s diversity initiatives, wants you to know he isn’t using autism as an...

Is billionaire VC Peter Thiel trying to break up Google?

So far, high-profile Silicon Valley venture capitalist and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel isn’t saying publicly why he gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to...

A year after U.S. presidential election, tech giants face growing calls for regulation

Facebook, Twitter and Google — which saw their platforms used for Russian propaganda during the 2016 U.S. presidential elections — are facing increasing calls...

Facebook, Twitter, Google and where Silicon Valley’s money comes from

Tech companies face dilemma after conundrum after balancing act, and now the spotlight is on their funding sources. There’s Saudi money. Russian money. And...

Amazon and Google have big lead as Apple prepares to bring HomePod assistant to...

Virtual-assistance devices are popping up in homes at an astounding rate, new research indicates. Between Amazon with its Echo and Google with its Home,...

Google’s fired engineer: James Damore’s claim against search giant revealed

There has been much speculation as to what James Damore — fired from Google in August over his memo citing biology as a possible...

Starbucks sneaking poop into drinks? Nope. But Google’s cashing in on fake-news website ads

If you believe website Freedom Daily, Starbucks is surreptitiously adding human feces to some of its drinks. “HUGE U.S. Biz Has Been Sneaking Feces...

Tim Cook: Fake news on social media a far greater concern than Russian ads

As Facebook, Twitter and Google endured intense questioning on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook decided to jump into the fray to...

Google self-driving spinoff Waymo: Humans can’t be trusted for backup, they nap, put on...

Putting on makeup. Messing with phones. Napping. These are things Google spin-off Waymo’s autonomous-vehicle testers were caught doing when they were supposed to be...

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