Judge “Disturbed” To Learn Google Tracks ‘Incognito’ Users, Demands Answers

When Google users browse in “Incognito” mode, just how hidden is their activity? The Alphabet Inc. unit says activating the stealth mode in Chrome, or “private browsing” in other browsers, means the company won’t “remember your activity.” But a judge with a history of taking Silicon Valley giants to task about their data collection raised… Read More Judge “Disturbed” To Learn Google Tracks ‘Incognito’ Users, Demands Answers

Why You Should Stop Using Your Android Messages App

There’s a serious issue that impacts hundreds of millions of Android users worldwide—one that should have been flagged by the huge backlash that suddenly hit WhatsApp in January. But it wasn’t, it gets surprisingly little attention, even though it puts you and your private information at risk. Here’s what you need to know. Great news… Read More Why You Should Stop Using Your Android Messages App

Google and News Corp strike a deal as Australia seeks to make platforms pay for news

Google struck a deal with the Murdoch-owned media conglomerate News Corp as proposed legislation in Australia threatens to jeopardize tech platform’s future operations in the country. Under the three-year deal announced Wednesday, News Corp brands in the U.S., U.K. and Australia like The Wall Street Journal and New York Post will be featured in the Google News Showcase. The companies will… Read More Google and News Corp strike a deal as Australia seeks to make platforms pay for news

Google Quietly Escalates Manual Search Censorship

Google has quietly escalated censorship of its market-dominating search engine, adding a range of new topics where human moderates are allowed to manually penalize websites, suppressing them in search results. If a website is affected by one of these manual acts of censorship, “some or all of that site will not be shown in Google… Read More Google Quietly Escalates Manual Search Censorship

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Launches Ambitious Crackdown on Big Tech

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced a major push to curb Big Tech’s political bias and censorship today, with measures including a ban on the censorship of political candidates and mandatory opt-outs of content filters for citizens of the Sunshine State. In a 45-minute speech, the governor identified Big Tech companies as the leading threat to American… Read More Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Launches Ambitious Crackdown on Big Tech

Big tech is accused of ‘blackmail’ after Google threatens to remove search function and Facebook warns it will pull news from Australia if law forcing them to pay media companies for content is passed

Google has threatened to remove its search function in Australia and Facebook warned it would pull news content if a new law requiring the tech giants to compensate media organisations is passed.  The proposed law, introduced to the Australian Parliament in December, will force Facebook and Google to negotiate fees with news companies whose stories appear… Read More Big tech is accused of ‘blackmail’ after Google threatens to remove search function and Facebook warns it will pull news from Australia if law forcing them to pay media companies for content is passed