Google Employees Protest Secretive Plans for a Censored Chinese Search Engine

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Google’s workforce is demanding answers over the company’s secretive plans to build a search engine that will comply with censorship in China. More than 1,000 employees have signed a letter demanding more transparency over the project so they do not unwittingly suppress freedom of Läs mer…

Google staff protest against plan for censored Chinese search engine

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Censorship More than 1,000 employees sign letter calling on executives to review ethics and transparency Google employees have signed a letter calling on a review of transparency at the company. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters More than 1,000 Google employees have signed a letter protesting against Läs mer…

How to turn off Google's location tracking

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Google Turning off location history won’t hide where you are when you use search, Maps or weather. Here’s how to stop being tracked Want to stop being followed by big tech? Read on … Photograph: HANDOUT When you turn off “location history” Google still Läs mer…

Google records your location even when you tell it not to

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Google Some services on Android and iPhone automatically stores your movements even after you pause the ‘location history’ setting A mobile phone displays a user’s travels. Photograph: Seth Wenig/AP Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even Läs mer…

Peak social media? Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat fail to make new friends

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Social networking Peak social media? Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat fail to make new friends As the market matures and young people share elsewhere, growing pains hit Silicon Valley More than 3 million under-25s are expected to abandon Facebook in the UK and US by Läs mer…

Fortnite on Android: how it works and what it's like to play

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Games The smash-hit game of the year is now on Android phones. What will the potential audience of 250m people make of it? A key test for the global success of Fortnite will be how well it runs on lower-end devices. Photograph: Epic Games Läs mer…

Fortnite players using Android phones at risk of malware infections

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Fortnite Developer’s decision to bypass Google Play Store could have dangerous security impact, experts say Fortnite developer Epic Games has decided to host the app for download on its own site instead of on the Google Play Store. Photograph: Epic Games Fortnite players risk Läs mer…

Can Silicon Valley workers rein in Big Tech from within? | Ben Tarnoff

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Silicon Valley Can Silicon Valley workers rein in big tech from within? Ben Tarnoff In our undemocratic digital world, people have little power to shape the tools that affect their lives. But tech workers could change that ‘Google workers flexed this power to Läs mer…

Android 9 Pie: everything you need to know

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Android Google’s new mobile OS is rolling out to a select group of phones. Here’s the lowdown on the new features Smartphone users will want a piece of the Android 9 Pie – what should they expect? Photograph: Google Google’s next version of Android Läs mer…

Fortnite is coming to Android phones – but not through Google Play

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Games Epic Games bypasses the app store to offer its hugely successful online shooting game via its website Fortnite: Battle Royale on an iPhone. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images Online shooting game Fortnite: Battle Royale will be available on Android phones this month, but Läs mer…

The trillion-dollar question: can the tech giants keep growing?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Technology sector The trillion-dollar question: can the tech giants keep growing? A startling stock-market landmark for Apple has been offset by big falls for Facebook and Twitter. Is this tumultuous period just a blip, or the first sign of trouble? Apple’s chief Läs mer…

Why Google’s Rumored Return to China’s Censored Screens Isn’t a Game-Changer

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Eight years after their very public falling out, could China and Google be pals once again? Whispers circulating Monday, first reported by The Intercept, suggested that Google would soon launch a Chinese version of its search engine that will kowtow to the Chinese Communist Läs mer…

Google 'working on censored search engine' for China

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; China Chinese human rights groups criticise internet company for reportedly designing software that would leave out blacklisted content Google left China eight years ago due to censorship Photograph: Andy Wong/AP Google has been condemned for supporting state censorship following reports that the company is Läs mer…

Tech workers must unite to defeat America’s deportation machine | Marisa Franco

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Technology Tech workers must unite to defeat America’s deportation machine Marisa Franco Silicon Valley sees big payouts from government contracts, but internal pressure can make firms take notice of amoral deals People are held by US Border Patrol agents at the Central Processing Läs mer…