They can also reveal symptoms that at first went undetected. I may have found a new one.
We conducted an experiment with a new email address to try to figure out how Gmail's sorting algorithm worked without user input
Scott Budnick (producer of the “Hangover” movies) is embroiled in a complicated feud with an LA homicide cop named Sgt. Richard Biddle; Biddle has pursued his investigation against Budn…
Google’s reputation has remained relatively unscathed despite behaviors similar to Facebook’s. This could be the tipping point
Google, the real Aggregator, is squeezing OTAs, which acted like Aggregators while depending on Google for demand. It’s easy to say Google is being unfair, but this may be better for consumer…
Fitbit says data of its 28 million users will not be sold or used for Google ads
Earlier this month, Google announced a new collection of auto-delete settings for your personal information that allows you balance some of the conveniences of data-collection (for example, remembe…
Google presented a vision of ambient computing that goes beyond the smartphone. The company is well-placed, but faces challenges both in the marketplace and in the mirror.
“Differential privacy” (previously) is a promising, complicated statistical method for analyzing data while preventing reidentification attacks that de-anonymize people in aggregated da…
Sexual harassment. Hate speech. Employee walkouts. The Silicon Valley giant is trapped in a war against itself. And there’s no end in sight.
At its core, artificial intelligence is a military technology. Why is the company sharing it with a rival?
Via de slimme luidsprekers en de Assistent-app van Google krijgen medewerkers dingen te horen die bewust of onbewust zijn ingesproken.
Google’s internet freedom moonshot has gotten glowing attention for its ambitious projects. But current and former employees, leaked documents, and internal messages reveal a grim reality.
Mass murders present challenge for search engine to deliver accurate results
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Fast Company: We've all tried to log into a website or submit a form only to be stuck clicking boxes of traffic lights or storefronts or bridges in a desperate attempt to finally convince the computer that we're not actually a bot. For many years, this has be...
Posted by Paul Dille, Senior Software Developer, Carnegie Mellon University CREATE Lab, and Chris Herwig, Geo Data Engineer, Google Earth Ou...
How DRM has permitted Google to have an "open source" browser that is still under its exclusive control
On the eve of European elections, the tech giants stand accused of sabotaging the European Union’s fight against disinformation.
The former Google CEO also claimed that employees building the search engine, Dragonfly, knew what they were working on — contradicting what they have said.
At Google I/O, Google was the opposite of defensive: the company set out to make the case that its approach made for better products that makes people’s lives better
The group published a new set of demands, which include an investigation and a public response from co-founder Larry Page
Two Google employees who helped organize a November walkout of thousands of employees say they've either been demoted, or been told to drop concerns about ethics.
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt in a new interview rejected the notion that Capitol Hill has a role to play in regulating big tech companies, breaking with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's recent willingness to work with lawmakers. From a report: "The problem is if you write a rule, inevitably, you fix...
A significant majority of consumers do not expect Google to track their activities across their lives, their locations, on other sites, and on other platforms. Jason Kint, writing for Nieman Lab: Our findings show that many of Google's data practices deviate from consumer expectations. The results o...
Google’s establishment of an advisory council comes across as little more than window-dressing
Decision comes after employees called for the removal of a rightwing thinktank leader from the council
Google issues new ‘minimum standards’ for temps after more than 900 employees sign letter criticizing abrupt firing
A group of employees said Google made hundreds of changes to smartphone apps for the controversial project, thought to be defunct.
On Tuesday, a Google representative told Business Insider the company had made an "error."
New plan, we are turning off service to your country.
Hired through an online gig economy platform, workers unknowingly helped Google improve its artificial intelligence military-targeting software.
Google wants to get rid of URLs. But first, it needs to show you why.
While Google publicly supported employees who protested company policies, it quietly asked the government to narrow the right to organize over work email
Google will defeat its own captchas for you
Google reassigned several groups of engineers away from a planned censored search engine after a rift over its use of real internet queries in China for testing.
Exclusive: internal document shows how Google employees are trained to treat temps, vendors and contractors
I worked as a research scientist at Google when Dragonfly was revealed and resigned in protest after a month of internally fighting for clarification.
Malware authors have figured out how to get Google to do "irreversible takedowns" of the sites they compete with
Google's secret project to build a censored Chinese search engine bypassed the company's own security and privacy teams
Company faced historic staff backlash following revelation it paid out $90m to an executive accused of sexual misconduct
Employees in Mountain View gathered to add their voices to the global protests, demanding a change to company policies
Google employees are staging walkouts at offices around the world to protest the company’s handling of misconduct allegations against high-level executives.
Interviews with over a dozen current and former Google employees highlight a commitment to privacy—and the inherent tensions that creates.
The internet giant paid Mr. Rubin $90 million and praised him, while keeping silent about a misconduct claim.
Google reportedly found credible allegations Andy Rubin forced employee to perform oral sex but paid him millions after he left
Company didn’t disclose leak for months to avoid a public relations headache and potential regulatory enforcement
Google on Monday released a set of privacy principles
This blog is mainly reserved for cryptography, and I try to avoid filling it with random “someone is wrong on the Internet” posts. After all, that’s what Twitter is for! But from …
Google’s plan for a censored search engine in China also blacklists terms like “Nobel Prize” and “human rights.”
Eight years after Google initially took a stand against Internet censorship by exiting the Chinese search market, we are disappointed to learn the company has been secretly re-considering an extended collaboration with the massive censorship and surveillance-wielding state....
A new report shows that Google still tracks your location even if you thought you opted out.
Lokman Tsui said a planned censored search engine will put Google in a weak position and alienate employees.
The company sampled searches from a Beijing-based website to hone its blacklists.
After The Intercept revealed Google's censored search engine for China, employees are “upset and scared” as executives restrict information, sources said.
With Gmail’s new design rolled out to more and more users, many have had a chance to try out its new “Confidential Mode.” While many of its features sound promising, what “Confidential Mode” provides isn’t confidentiality. At best, the new mode might create expectations that it fails to...
Keeping your data secure is our top priority, so we want to provide you with details about our vetting process and user controls within Gmail.
We’re announcing seven principles to guide our work in AI.
Google has saturated classrooms with free software that teach kids, among other things, to trust companies like Google.
Googler: "The strongest possible statement I could take against this was to leave."
Another benefit for users is that Duplex enables delegated communication with service providers in an asynchronous way
For some time now, it’s been clear that one essential response to the flood of misinformation and other deceptive Internet tactics must be…
The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look
Google is taking on more responsibility -- and ownership -- in how it's asking publishers to obtain people’s consent on its behalf to comply with GDPR, according to legal experts.