Google 'must scrap censored Chinese search plans', NGOs warn

2018-12-11 20:43

Google must abandon its development of a censored search engine for China, dozens of NGOs have demanded, warning personal data would not be safe from Beijing authorities.

The empire strikes back: Microsoft returns to the top of the world

2018-12-03 06:15

Microsoft is back at the top of the technology world following an extraordinary comeback to close the gap with Apple.

Netflix, Facebook, and Google will probably have a new tax to pay in SA – and that will hit consumers

2018-11-29 17:54

Regulations that will make online multinationals responsible for South African VAT are due to come into effect from April 1, 2019 – and price changes on their services seem inevitable.

Patient privacy fears as Google takes over health records

2018-11-21 20:53

Three years ago, artificial intelligence company DeepMind embarked on a landmark effort to transform health care in the UK. Now plans by owner Alphabet to wrap the partnership into its Google search engine business are tripping alarm bells about privacy.

Google reforms sexual misconduct rules

2018-11-08 21:27

Google is promising to be more forceful and open about its handling of sexual misconduct cases, a week after high-paid engineers and others walked out in protest over its male-dominated culture.

Google CEO Pichai says he's still the boss amid employee revolts

2018-11-02 12:48

Mass employee walkouts. Leaks about an effort to get back into China. Successful demands to stop building artificial intelligence for the Pentagon. These days, Google workers are exerting an unusual level of control over their company.

Groups call for probe of Android apps found marketing to kids

2018-10-30 06:47

This follows a study by university researchers that examined advertising practices to which young children are exposed when playing with mobile and interactive media.

Google fired 48 for sexual harassment in past two years

2018-10-25 22:24

Google says it fired 48 employees in the past two years, including 13 "senior" executives, as a result of sexual harassment allegations, citing "an increasingly hard line" on inappropriate conduct.

WATCH: Top 5 world news videos today

2018-10-10 05:42

Watch our playlist of the five most talked about world news videos today, October 10, 2018.

DOCUMENTARY: How others get rich off your personal data

2018-09-28 20:33

Data is being collected about you constantly. All this personal data is being used to send you advertisements and banners, one would say. But that is just the start.

 

Google employees write to CEO demanding equal treatment for contractors

2018-12-06 05:56

A group of Google employees has written to CEO Sundar Pichai demanding better conditions for the thousands of contractors that make up more than half of the internet giant’s work force.

Winners of first Google Impact Challenge Africa announced

2018-11-29 18:32

Twelve non-profits and social enterprises were each awarded a share of $2m in grant funding in the first Google Impact Challenge Africa.

Google accused of manipulation to track users

2018-11-27 16:25

Seven European consumer groups have filed complaints against Google with national regulators, accusing the internet giant of covertly tracking users' movements in violation of an EU regulation.

Google curbs forced arbitration after protest on harassment

2018-11-11 07:15

Google has changed some policies on sexual misconduct after thousands of employees walked out of their offices to protest big payouts for executives accused of harassment and other misbehaviour.

Facebook, Google are US election ad winners despite meddling outcry

2018-11-07 10:57

Even before ballots are counted from Tuesday’s elections, some clear winners have emerged, as Google and Facebook reap windfalls from political advertising.

Another exec out amid sex harrassment tension at Google

2018-10-31 21:57

Google-parent Alphabet has confirmed that an executive accused of sexual harassment left the company without an exit package as tension over its handling of such matters heightened.

Google CEO tries to calm staff after report on misconduct

2018-10-26 15:00

Google chief executive officer Sundar Pichai has sought to reassure employees after a newspaper reported a former top executive was paid millions when he left despite allegations of harassment and sexual misconduct.

Google's fake news merry-go-round

2018-10-16 14:48

Search giant Google has been identified as a major enabler for the proliferation of disinformation, or "fake news", websites.

Google reveals social network bug exposed private data of 500 000 accounts

2018-10-08 22:40

Google has announced it is shutting down the consumer version of its online social network after fixing a bug exposing private data in as many as 500 000 accounts.

Google looking to future after 20 years of search

2018-09-24 13:41

Google celebrated its 20th birthday, marking two decades in which it has grown from simply a better way to explore the internet to a search engine so woven into daily life its name has become a verb.

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