If you use services such as Gmail and Google Maps, or Meta products such as Facebook, the companies know an alarming amount about you.
As the tech behemoth celebrates its 23rd birthday, we trace its origins back to the humble California garage where it all began in 1998.
Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., joins Yahoo News Senior Political Correspondent Jon Ward on “The Long Game” podcast to discuss a much-anticipated hearing in the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee. On Monday, the CEOs of the four biggest technology companies will testify: Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple.
What impact will Google's restrictions on Huawei have on users of the Chinese smartphone maker's devices?
Former head of UK counter terrorism Sir Mark Rowley said social media giants must do more to battle extremism.
A Google Maps blunder meant police in Australia didn’t find a man’s body until 18 months after he went missing. Darrell Simon, 46, was last seen at his partner’s home 50 miles west of Brisbane in November 2014. Although police searched his rural property in Laidley Creek West, Queensland, at the time, his remains were not found until May 2016, the BBC reported.
Over 1,000 Google employees and contractors in Asia and Europe staged brief midday walkouts on Thursday, with more expected to follow at offices worldwide.
U.S. stocks sold off further on Friday and the S&P 500 flirted with correction territory as disappointing results punished technology and internet shares.
Three Republican senators asked Alphabet Inc's Google unit to explain why it delayed disclosing vulnerabilities with its Google+ social network.
This week President Trump said — without providing evidence — that Google’s search engine was hiding “fair media” coverage of him. ….results on “Trump News” are from National Left-Wing Media, very dangerous. Google & others are suppressing voices of Conservatives and hiding information and news that is good.
Gemma Collins was rumbled after sharing a photo from Google Images. TOWIE’s Gemma Collins has been boasting about her private jet… only to be exposed for using a stock photo that appears on Google Images. The reality TV star, 37, bragged about flying on a private jet but was quickly held to account by some eagle-eyed Twitter users.
The autocomplete function on Google makes suggestions in the search bar as soon as the user starts typing.
Google will use machine learning to understand user habits and help them switch off from their phone when necessary.
Google is now facing a new lawsuit over diversity, but from the opposite side of the one that you've probably heard about. On Thursday, Gizmodo reported that former Google employee Tim Chevalier is suing Google for discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. Chevalier's lawsuit alleges he was fired for calling out racism and sexism in internal Google forums, and that his views were targeted in part on the basis of his identity as transgender, queer, and disabled. In particular, he spoke out about white male privilege, in response to James Damore's "anti-diversity" memo in which Damore made the case that women may have less preference and aptitude for engineering jobs for biological reasons. James Damore is also currently suing Google for wrongful termination and discrimination — specifically, against conservatives and white men. Damore and Chevalier may be ideological opposites, but controversy stoked by conversation in Google's forums have sparked similar causes of action that's left Google embroiled in legal hotwater and a cultural flame war on all sides. SEE ALSO: James Damore is suing Google for alleged discrimination against white male conservatives Chevalier's lawsuit says that when he began at Google in 2015, Google's workforce was largely "homogenous," composed "overwhelmingly" of cisgender white men — and that "its workplace culture reflected their views." The lawsuit says Chevalier advocated for the rights of women and minorities in order to push back on the online bullying he regularly witnessed on Google's forums, in order to make Google a more habitable place for him, as well as other minorities. However, starting in September 2016, Chevalier's manager started criticizing him for his "social activism." Even at one point saying "that wasn't what we hired you for." Chevalier subsequently complained, and was encouraged to consider leaving and told that "working at Google was not for everyone." His request to transfer to a new team was also denied. Things came to a head after the release of the Damore memo. Per the lawsuit, Chevalier called Damore's views misogynistic, and quoted a passage from a book that used the phrase "white boys" and described white male privilege. Google found memes he posted on Google's internal meme generator, Memegen, to be discriminatory against white men. Google also found a comment he made regarding Republicans' inability to follow community guidelines to be discriminatory. Google fired Chevalier in November 2017, specifically citing these social media posts, which had been discussed on a previous call with HR, as the cause for termination. It turns out that Chevalier isn't the only employee who has been disciplined for speaking out against instances of white supremacy, sexism, and homophobia on the Google intranet. Gizmodo reports that at least three other employees were disciplined by HR for comments that "Google allegedly deemed discriminatory toward white men." Google is still facing a class action lawsuit spearheaded by James Damore, who Google fired after his memo — in which he claims discrimination on the basis of being a conservative white man — went viral. Last Friday, the National Labor Relations Board, which Damore also petitioned for wrongful termination, found that Google was within their rights when they fired Damore. In response to the lawsuit, Gina Scigliano, Google spokeswoman told Mashable in a statement: For now, Google remains legally challenged and internally mired in the same culture war that's engulfed much of the country. WATCH: Google is learning how to predict heart disease by looking at your eyes
Google is reportedly developing smart home technology that could see your house tell your children off when they're being naughty.
Twitter was pressed by MPs on why they failed to remove anti-Semitic and abusive tweets despite repeated requests to do so.
Google was forced to cancel a company-wide meeting scheduled to address gender discrimination on Thursday after a number of its employees became targets of alt-right trolls angered by the firing of an engineer who wrote a controversial anti-diversity memo.