Google

Hacking

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
6 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
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
copyright

EU Ignores the Public, Passes Internet-Wrecking Copyright Proposal

Upload filters and link taxes may be well intentioned, but critics say they’re going to seriously screw up the open internet.
Karl Bode
3.26.19
Opinion

Streaming and Cloud Computing Endanger Modding and Game Preservation

Services like Google's Stadia seem convenient, but they could completely change the past and future of video games.
Rich Whitehouse
3.20.19
Gaming

Google Stadia's Grand Vision for Gaming Clashes With America's Shitty Internet

Slow speeds, usage caps, and overage fees could mar the long-awaited arrival of game streams.
Karl Bode
3.19.19
Games News

Google Takes Aim at PlayStation, Xbox With Gaming Streaming Service, Stadia

Launching later this year, Google's pitch is simple but ambitious: press play and start playing a game immediately and anywhere.
Patrick Klepek
3.19.19
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
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