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Broadband

Google Stadia Will Reveal How Stupid Internet Data Caps Are

Streaming products like Stadia, Microsoft's xCloud, and Bethesda's Orion are incompatible with America's ISPs.
Karl Bode
6.10.19
DIY

The Open Source Project That Keeps Google's Hands Off Your Android Data

MicroG gives users control over what data is used, where, when, and how.
Arielle Gordon
6.7.19
Games News

Google’s Ambitious Video Game Streaming Service Arrives in November

If you want to be there on day one, it'll cost you.
Patrick Klepek
6.6.19
tech-internet

The Google Outage Highlights the Perils of a Centralized Internet

Google so far has no answers as to why its massive cloud outage downed everything from Snapchat to 'Rocket League' servers.
Karl Bode
6.3.19
Google

The North Face Secretly Vandalized Wikipedia to Improve its Google Search Ranking

It was a not-so-clever ploy to insert North Face products into Wikipedia articles of famous tourist destinations.
Mitch Bowman
5.30.19
china

Trump’s Sanctions on China Are Making Huawei Phones Less Secure

Google is shutting down its business relationship with Huawei. What does this mean for the security of your Huawei devices?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.20.19
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
Hacking

Google Thought My Phone Number Was Facebook’s and It Ruined My Life

A quirk in Google’s search algorithm turned me into Facebook’s customer support.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.9.19
labor

Google Workers Sit-In to Protest Alleged Retaliation Against Women Who Report Sexual Harassment

The organizers say they've been retaliated against, six months after a massive, worldwide walkout.
Caroline Haskins
5.1.19
Google

Google Gives Free Security Keys to Activists, But Not if You’re in Iran or Syria

Sources and a document show how Google bars nonprofits from telling activists in certain countries about their products.
Joseph Cox
4.26.19
big tech

Big Tech Lobbying Gutted a Bill That Would Ban Recording You Without Consent

The Illinois Keep Internet Devices Safe Act would have empowered average people to sue big companies for recording them without consent, but industry association lobbying defanged it.
Rob Dozier
4.12.19
Hacking

Researchers Find Google Play Store Apps Were Actually Government Malware

Security researchers have found a new kind of government malware that was hiding in plain sight within apps on Android’s Play Store. And they appear to have uncovered a case of lawful intercept gone wrong.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Riccardo Coluccini
3.29.19
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