House lawmakers grilled these four CEOs on July 29.
As the government considers antitrust action against big US technology companies, a global business scholar identifies four myths that need busting first.
Are you ready to start sharing your personal information with an app developed by Google and Apple?
In response to the Covid-19 epidemic, more than 50 countries have developed tracing applications to help alert citizens and authorities when outbreaks occur. But the process is anything but simple.
A balloon of Google’s “Project Loon” to supply remote areas with Internet connections.
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Kenya’s new internet balloons could help to get more Kenyans online and drive new industry.
‘You have an alert.’
The reason the UK contact-tracing apps failed? It fell foul of privacy rules decided in California.
The watchdog has voiced concerns over the proposed US$2.1 billion merger, from which both users and Australian health services could lose out.
Maintaining social distancing is a challenge as workplaces reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Smartphone apps and wearable devices can tell when workers have been within six feet of each other, promising to help curb the coronavirus. But they’re not all the same when it comes to privacy.
By tracing the location of millions of devices, Google has mapped the pandemic response at a scale never seen before.
As news media revenues tumble still further amid the COVID-19 recession, the government has pledged mandatory rules to force tech giants to pay for using news content.
The government has told the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to develop a mandatory code of conduct to address bargaining power imbalances between media companies and digital platforms such as Facebook and Google
Facebook, the least trusted tech company, has taken the lead in fighting coronavirus misinformation.
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Facebook, Google and Twitter are stepping up to block misinformation and promote accurate information about the coronavirus. Their track records on self-policing are poor. The results so far are mixed.
COVID-19 is dragging some arts institutions into the 21st century. Others are already well down this path. What we win and lose when culture goes online and a bunch of links you can enjoy today.
COVID-19 has forced many of us to do the daily shift from home. An anthropologist who observed a group of remote workers raises some concerns and shares some tips.
Reports that UK citizens are to lose the data protection from GDPR are overblown.
For years, Craigslist operated out of an old Victorian house in San Francisco, before moving out in 2010.
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Remember when websites didn’t rely on user data for profit margins, when values like anonymity and transparency were celebrated?
From premium to premiums.
It seems no traditional finance company is safe from the marauding tech giants.
From wearables with monitoring chips to face scanners that assess your contentment, workplace surveillance seems to be going in one direction.
Quantum computing would signify an immense shift in processing power, but how close are we to achieving it?
A paper published by researchers at Google claimed that they had achieved computing quantum supremacy, but leaks and counter-claims have created a stir.
Cynicism (with a tinge of humour) on the rise in the 2019 UK general election.
The cynicism of political lies and the fear of losing control by opening up the corridors of power can’t last.
Will quantum computers ever reliably best classical computers?
Google claims quantum supremacy – IBM says not so fast. One researcher explains why he doesn’t see quantum computers outpacing classical computers any time soon … and maybe not ever.