Google admits to censoring the World Socialist Web Site

Google admits to censoring the World Socialist Web Site

In a statement before a Senate hearing on October 28, Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet, admitted that the dominant online search company has censored the World Socialist Web Site.

Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google CEO congressional hearing officially delayed

Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google CEO congressional hearing officially delayed

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google parent Alphabet, were prepared to testify virtually on Monday before the House Antitrust Subcommittee.

Google, other companies get your data if you used Verily's coronavirus site

Google, other companies get your data if you used Verily's coronavirus site

The site, designed by Verily, the life sciences arm of Google parent Alphabet, was first made public Friday at a White House press conference by President Donald Trump, who said the search giant was working with the US government to provide preliminary screening and information about coronavirus testing.

Google co-founders step aside as antitrust scrutiny heats up

Google co-founders step aside as antitrust scrutiny heats up

Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are stepping down from their roles within the parent company, Alphabet.Larry Page and Sergey Brin are stepping down as CEO and president, respectively, of Google parent company Alphabet.

Google Parent Alphabet’s Smart City Vision in Toronto Poses Privacy Concerns

Google Parent Alphabet’s Smart City Vision in Toronto Poses Privacy Concerns

Sidewalk Labs identifies five key components of building the new district: economic development, sustainability, housing affordability, mobility, and urban innovation, which is vague but seems to mean using data to improve city services.

Exclusive: U.S. Justice Dept considering Apple probe - sources

Exclusive: U.S. Justice Dept considering Apple probe - sources

The Justice Department’s Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) met in recent weeks and agreed to give the Justice Department the jurisdiction to undertake potential antitrust probes of Apple and Google, owned by Alphabet Inc, the sources said.

"Surveillance Capitalism": Google Sister Company To Package And Sell Location Data From Millions Of Cellphones

"Surveillance Capitalism": Google Sister Company To Package And Sell Location Data From Millions Of Cellphones

A subsidiary of Google's parent company Alphabet, Sidewalk Labs, is using real-time mobile location data from millions of cellphone users collected over long periods of time in order to help urban planners make critical decision on transportation and land use.

Happy Data Privacy Day: City Planning Now Mines Everyone’s Data All the Time

Happy Data Privacy Day: City Planning Now Mines Everyone’s Data All the Time

Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet, is the go-to story for Data Privacy Day with its new “user-friendly” tool called Replica, which allows city planners see “how, when, and where people travel in urban areas.” The Intercept’s explainer details a troubling use of consumer data.

Turkey to investigate whether Google violated competition law

Turkey to investigate whether Google violated competition law

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's competition authority said on Monday it had launched an investigation into whether internet search engine Google broke competition law with algorithms it uses for searches and to target advertisements. ADVERTISEMENT Calls by Reuters to Google Reklamcilik ve Pazarlama, Alphabet's local unit, were not answered on Monday.

As many feared, Google’s ambitious Sidewalk Toronto “smart city” project turns out to be a “surveillance city”

As many feared, Google’s ambitious Sidewalk Toronto “smart city” project turns out to be a “surveillance city”

The chairman of Alphabet, the parent company of both Google and Sidewalk Labs, Eric Schmidt, said the project was “all the things you could do if someone would just give us a city and put us in charge.” Alphabet insisted it needed “full autonomy from city regulations so it can build without constraint” and use Sidewalk Toronto as a testbed for new technologies that will monitor and measure urban activity on an unprecedented scale.

Mobile app data sharing 'out of control'

Mobile app data sharing 'out of control'

Google said it had clear policies for how developers could handle data, and that the research had mischaracterised some "ordinary functions" of apps. The researchers found that more than 88% of free apps on Google Play shared information with firms owned by Alphabet.