Block porn or be blocked, nation warns Google and Twitter

2017-11-17 11:26

Indonesia has threatened to bar leading social-media providers from operating in the country unless they comply with stringent demands to filter pornography and other content deemed obscene.

Facebook said to move to London office, close to Google HQ

2017-11-10 11:44

Facebook is in negotiations to lease a new London office close to the planned headquarters of Google, according to people with knowledge of the talks.

Under pressure, social media giants acknowledge meddling

2017-11-05 15:48

In three exhaustive hearings this week, executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google acknowledged that their platforms were used by Russia.

Google and AutoNation partner on self-driving car

2017-11-03 07:56

Google is partnering with AutoNation, the country's largest auto dealership chain, in its push to build a self-driving car.

Google-bred Waymo aims to shift robotic cars into next gear

2017-10-31 12:19

Google's self-driving car spin-off is accelerating its efforts to convince the public that its technology is almost ready to shift into its next gear and safely transport people without requiring a human to take over in an emergency

Google to offer stepped-up security for 'high risk' users

2017-10-18 15:20

Google says it would offer stronger online security for 'high risk' users who may be frequent targets of online attacks.

Google, Facebook and Twitter scramble to hold Washington at bay

2017-10-10 12:45

Google has summoned policy staff from around the world for a debate on whether the company’s size has made it too attractive as a target for government regulators.

Google said to retool user security in wake of political hacks

2017-09-30 13:40

Google is preparing to market a suite of new security features to corporate executives and politicians a, according to two people familiar with the company’s plan.

Tech giants: growing power of 'gatekeepers of information' questioned

2017-09-24 11:46

With a handful of US technology giants growing more powerful and dominant, debate is intensifying on whether big tech's growth is healthy or not.

Google and Facebook fret over anti-prostitution bill fallout

2017-09-18 17:00

Google and Facebook are among companies opposing a Senate bill aimed at squelching online trafficking of children.


Google pays to put search back on Firefox browser in US

2017-11-15 10:39

Mozilla has rolled out a major update to its Firefox web browser with a bevy of new features, and one old frenemy: Google.

WATCH: Waymo's self-driving cars in action

2017-11-08 13:20

Waymo released a video claiming their new car is the most advanced self-driving vehicle on the road.

Launch of Google Street View for SANparks to boost tourism

2017-11-05 12:00

Google Street View has launched 360-degree images of South Africa's national parks and reserves.

Facebook, Twitter, Google defend security measures

2017-11-01 08:12

Tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google are defending their security measures and promising a Senate subcommittee they will do more to stop the misuse of their platforms by a foreign nation.

Facebook, Google, Twitter will send lawyers to face congress

2017-10-20 15:34

Tech giants will all send their top lawyers to testify in front of congressional committees investigating how Russia used social networks to interfere in the 2016 US elections.

Self-driving cars: Not ready yet but new rules open a path

2017-10-12 13:16

Although consumers can't yet get a self-driving car for themselves, the technology's long and windy road to market is getting shorter

What to expect at today's Google smartphone launch

2017-10-04 15:39

Tech giant Google will release its highly anticipated Pixel 2 and 2 XL smartphones on Wednesday.

Google said to create shopping service unit

2017-09-27 10:30

Google will create a standalone unit for its shopping service and require it to bid against rivals for ads shown on the top of its search page, in an effort to satisfy EU concerns.

Google buys HTC talent for $1.1bn to spur devices push

2017-09-21 14:36

Google has agreed to buy part of HTC’s engineering and design teams for $1.1bn, taking on a cadre of veterans that worked on the Pixel phone.

Google joins mobile payments

2017-09-18 13:00

Google has introduced a digital payments service specifically designed for India as competition heats up for the country’s billion-plus potential users.

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