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Hong Kong’s Social Media Users Are Calling Google Out For A Major Mistranslation

What happens when the machine makes you say the opposite of what you meant?
Lex Celera
19 hours ago
tech-social-media

A Popular YouTuber Read the Christchurch ‘Manifesto’ to Half a Million Subscribers

YouTube left the video online for over two days, allowing it to generate tens of thousands of views and spread to other channels.
Joseph Cox
5.13.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Google Just Dropped Over 50 Gender-Fluid Emojis

We now have gender-ambiguous zombies, vampires and merpeople.
Shamani Joshi
5.13.19
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
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