Nearly 100 companies, including Apple, Google, and Microsoft, banded together to file a legal brief opposing President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban, arguing that it “inflicts significant harm on American business.” The brief, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, included Facebook, Twitter, Intel, eBay, Netflix, and Uber.
The three families claim Twitter, Google’s YouTube and Facebook “provided the terrorist group ISIS with accounts they use to spread extremist propaganda, raise funds and attract new recruits.”Similar lawsuits in the past have faced an uphill fight because of strong protections in U.S. federal law for the technology industry.
Websites that push fake news stories have yet to feel the effects of Google’s ban, instead remaining incentivized to publish fabricated, sensationalist content without regard for the truth.
Drawing comparisons to the Holocaust and the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, the tech employees signed an open letter at neveragain.tech rebuking ideas floated by Trump during the campaign trail.
Having mastered fictional renderings of spaceflight, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams has turned his attention to a real space drama, with a series of Web-based documentaries about a Google-backed race to the moon.
More and more funding for new research is coming not from government grants, but from private donors who concentrate their investments in a few hand-picked enclaves. And so big private money begets more big private money.
We still want to read, study, and communicate in a non-distracting environment. And we still need what urbanologists call “third places” — that is, public spaces other than work and home.
Auto insurers are unprepared for the changes self-driving vehicles will create for their business and most don’t think the technology will have a significant impact for at least a decade, according to a study released Wednesday by consulting firm KPMG.
By Robert MacPherson Washington (AFP) — Google defended its policy of electronically monitoring its users’ content for child sexual abuse after it tipped off police in Texas to a child pornography suspect. Houston restaurant worker John Henry Skillern, 41, was arrested Thursday following a cyber-tip that Google had passed along via the National Center for […]
By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — When Yi Ran is working on new designs for his Yinshen Clothing company, he often turns to Google to search for pictures to use as inspiration. “The results are more complete and objective than Chinese search services,” the 30-year-old from Guangzhou said. But for the past two […]
Washington (AFP) – Google, Facebook and wholesale retailer Costco offer the best pay and benefit packages in the United States, according to employee ratings compiled by the U.S. job site Glassdoor. Apart from Costco, whose generous social benefits stand out, four of the five top employers are high-tech firms, according to the survey. Top was […]
Luxembourg (AFP) – In a surprise ruling on Tuesday, the EU’s top court said individuals have the right to ask U.S. Internet giant Google to delete personal data produced by its ubiquitous search engine. Individuals have a right “to be forgotten,” under certain circumstances when their personal data becomes outdated or inaccurate, the European Court […]
By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court sounded ready Monday to curtail the use of certain business patents in a case involving a patent for a computerized risk analysis of international financial transactions. Use of such business-method patents has soared in recent decades. Once granted, they can give a firm or […]
By Howard Mintz, San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, CA — Google must take down a controversial anti-Muslim video on YouTube that sparked protests across the Muslim world because keeping it on the website violates the rights of an actress who sued after she was allegedly duped into appearing in the film, a divided federal appeals […]
San Francisco (AFP) – Internet titans eager to regain the trust of users for the first time on Monday provided insight into numbers of secret requests for user data made by the U.S. government. Disclosures from Google, Facebook and others came a week after U.S. authorities agreed to give technology firms the ability to publish […]