close Video Documentary explores how Google, Facebook track and use data 'Clinton Cash' author Peter Schweizer sheds light on the practices of Facebook and Google in new film 'The Creepy Line'; Schweizer shares details on 'The Story.' As a past associate deputy attorney general of the United States, I believe that Wednesday’s Senate hearing on Examining Safeguards for Consumer Data Privacy, while representing a step in the right direction, missed the mark. Consumers feel lost and powerless. Their most personal information is being mined to create the most profitable and powerful companies in human history. Some of that information has been lost or stolen. On Friday, for example, Facebook announced that the personal information of nearly 50 million users has been exposed in an attack on its computer network. Adding insult to injury, these corporate behemoths are seemingly undertaking efforts to suppress views that they disagree with. Faced with the … [Read more...] about Will Washington regulate Facebook, Google and Twitter? Or hand them a stranglehold on a silver platter?
Jessica Guynn USA TODAY Published 2:51 PM EDT Sep 28, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO -- Google CEO Sundar Pichai has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee in November to address concerns over the Internet giant's business practices. The agreement was reached during a private audience with a dozen GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill Friday, where Pichai faced a barrage of questions including on whether Google is biased against conservatives. Google has repeatedly denied any political bias in Internet search results. "I know many of us have been out to Silicon Valley and spent time with the technology companies that are changing our world. And to date -- I think a lot of that progress has been for the better," House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said. “But as big tech’s business grows, we have not had enough transparency and that has led to an erosion of trust and perhaps worse -- harm to consumers." In a statement, Pichai said he met with … [Read more...] about Google CEO Sundar Pichai to testify before Congress on conservative bias charges
Tony Romm, The Washington Post Published 12:20 pm PDT, Friday, September 28, 2018 Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during the Google I/O Developers Conference in Mountain View, California, on May 8, 2018. Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during the Google I/O Developers Conference in Mountain View, California, on May 8, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By David Paul Morris. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By David Paul Morris. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during the Google I/O Developers Conference in Mountain View, California, on May 8, 2018. Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during the Google I/O Developers Conference in Mountain View, California, on May 8, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By David Paul Morris. Google CEO … [Read more...] about Google CEO visits Congress to combat charges of bias against conservatives
Google hasn’t only changed the way we search the web, it’s changed the way we live, speak, even think.More than 3.5 billion Google searches are conducted every day, spanning more than 150 languages and 190 countries. Gmail represents 53 percent of all email accounts in the U.S., more than every other service combined. Google Maps uses satellite, aerial and street-level imagery to chart 12 million miles of roads and deliver the best routes. And with Google Translate, lost tourists can hold up their phones and decipher signs in 20 different languages.Page has joked that if making money had been the object, “we would have sold the company a long time ago and ended up on a beach.” How much do you really know about Google? Slide through to find out dozens of fascinating facts, plus some fun tips and tricks to using the the world’s most popular website. Google was originally going to be called “Backrub” because of the search … [Read more...] about 51 Fascinating Facts About Google
Search volume data from Google show that search queries involving Senator Susan Collins reached record highs in past two weeks leading up to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony in the Senate about an alleged sexual assault from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Google does not reveal the actual number of searches for any topic, but its Google Trends service publishes data that indicate how the relative volume of queries changes over time. Those statistics show that the number of searches for Senator Collins in each of the past two weeks was about 37% greater than the number of searches during her previous peak in popularity on the search engine, during last year’s vote to approve a sweeping tax reform bill. The senator’s official web site, at collins.senate.gov, was unavailable for several hours Thursday night and Friday morning. By mid-morning Friday, service had been restored and the website was operational again. < Previous How Maine’s members of … [Read more...] about Google search data shows record-breaking number of queries for Sen. Collins