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Google

The One Place in the US Google Earth Stopped Mapping

For eight years, Google Earth didn't update its satellite image of a military installation in Nevada. So we bought one ourselves.
Dhruv Mehrotra
Brendan Byrne
4.7.19
content moderation

Internal Google Email Says Moderating Christchurch Manifesto ‘Particularly Challenging’

Google saw an issue with moderating the Christchurch terrorist’s so-called manifesto in part because of its length, telling moderators to mark potential copies or sections as “Terrorist Content” if they were unsure.
Joseph Cox
3.19.19
Saudi Arabia

Apple and Google Catch Heat Over Saudi App That Lets Men Track Wives and Daughters

"American companies should not enable or facilitate the Saudi government’s patriarchy."
David Gilbert
2.13.19
CYBER

How Google Tracks Hackers

This week, CYBER speaks to Shane Huntley, the Director of Google's Threat Analysis Group (TAG), essentially Google's hacker hunting team.
Motherboard Staff
2.12.19
Google

A Man Drives His Truck Into a River After Following Google Maps Directions

It's another accident caused by our reliance on navigation apps.
Mustika Hapsoro
2.11.19
Australia Today

That Island Where a Missionary Was Killed Is Getting Rave Reviews on Google

"A really nice place to visit for all the family... to be cooked and eaten for dinner."
Gavin Butler
11.26.18
automation

Hey Google! Is It Cool If My Emails Have Some Fucking Personality?

Gmail's new tools are supposed to make life easier, but they suck the humanity out of writing an email.
Eve Peyser
10.24.18
Kinda Evil

Leaked Documents Show Google is Making a Censored Search Engine for China

The Chinese version of Google will censor websites like the BBC and Wikipedia.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.2.18
Google

Google Wants Back Into China — and Will Censor Search Results to Get There

"It’s hard to resist the red sirens of the world's biggest internet market.”
David Gilbert
8.1.18
Google

Why Is Google Translate Spitting Out Sinister Religious Prophecies?

Google Translate is moonlighting as a deranged oracle—and experts say it’s likely because of the spooky nature of neural networks.
Jon Christian
7.21.18
jobs

The Hidden Reason Why Your Pay Is Stuck in Neutral

Companies often work together to keep employee salaries low—and force workers to sign agreements that scam them out of their right to earn more money elsewhere.
Anita Hamilton
7.17.18
Google

Google Says Its AI That Makes Phone Calls Isn't Good Enough to Be Dangerous

At a product demonstration, executives did their best to assuage fears about the unsettling new technology.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.9.18
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