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Amazon investors are expected to vote on a measure calling for the company to halt sales of its facial recognition technology to police during its investors day on May 22.
Google today unveiled a new look for its mobile search results, which givessites a way to showcase their own branding instead of looking like every otherblue link
Starting next month, Google will enforce new policies for ads related toabortion in the United States, United Kingdom and Ireland
British chip designer ARM has halted relations with Huawei in order to comply with a U.S. blockade of the company, potentially crippling the Chinese company's ability to make new chips for its future smartphones. Huawei, in common with Apple Inc and chipmakers such as Qualcomm, uses ARM blueprints to design the processors that power its smartphones. It also licenses graphics technology from the Cambridge-based company.
Google's main regulator in the European Union, Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner, opened its first investigation into the U.S. internet giant on Wednesday over how it handles personal data for the purpose of advertising. The probe was the result of a number of submissions against the company, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) said, including from privacy-focused web browser Brave, which complained last year that Google and other digital advertising firms were playing fast and loose with people's data. Brave argued that when a person visits a website, intimate personal data that describes them and what they are doing online is broadcast to tens or hundreds of companies without their knowledge in order to auction and place targeted adverts.
The Mountain View, California-based company has acquired the Milk Building at 450 W. 15th St. from Jamestown Properties.
Self-driving cars once seemed poised to inaugurate a new era in transportation. But now, driverless cars are further away than people thought. Here's what's happening.
Lone Pine Capital, the hedge fund founded by Steve Mandel (Trades, Portfolio), revealed seven new positions when it released its first-quarter portfolio last week. Warning! GuruFocus has detected 4 Warning Sign with SPGI. Using both growth and value methodologies, the firm, whose founder was a former "tiger cub" of Julian Robertson (Trades, Portfolio), is known to not hold positions for very long.
“The purpose of the inquiry is to establish whether processing of personal data carried out at each stage of an advertising transaction” is in line with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, the Irish Data Protection Commission said Wednesday in a statement. Google was earlier this year slapped with a 50 million-euro ($55.8 million) privacy fine by the French data regulator for violating the EU law. Ireland’s data regulator on Jan. 22 became the lead authority to watch over Google’s privacy compliance, after the Alphabet Inc. unit established its main European base in the country.
Google is the subject of another European Union investigation after Ireland's Data Protection Commission announced that it is launching an inquiry into the tech giant's handling of personal data related to online advertising. The Commission said that its probe would examine whether Google's business violates EU privacy rules.
Ireland's privacy watchdog, which leads supervision of Google in the EU, launched an inquiry into the firm's online advertising practices.
5G is a faster wireless network, but it's much more than just that -- it will change the way devices connect and talk to one another. Wireless carriers and major tech companies are going all out to plan for it. It's also a factor in the U.S. trade war with China, and a new ban prevents U.S. companies from working with Huawei, even outside of the U.S. where its tech is already banned.
Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet subsidiary, has faced public scrutiny over its plans to build a smart city on Toronto's waterfront, adding obstacles for the project. CEO Dan Doctoroff laid out a new timeline for the project on stage at the Collision Conference in Toronto Wednesday. If the company gets the proper approvals this year, Doctoroff said the first buildings could open as early as 2023.
President Donald Trump’s move last week to put Huawei on an export blacklist amid a trade war with Beijing threatens to cut the tech company off from U.S. software and component suppliers. Telecom operators fear that could affect the functioning of its newest handsets as Huawei won’t get access to the most popular version of the Android mobile operating system developed by Alphabet Inc.’s Google. Britain’s BT Group Plc decided not to include Huawei phones in Britain’s first 5G network because of uncertainty over whether they could use Android, a spokesman for the carrier said.
There is this idea that old businesses can be easily remade into digital upstarts if managers throw enough money at the process. is shuttering its Maven car-sharing business in most major U.S. cities, including Boston, Chicago and New York. Building new software businesses is hard work.
Apple's step shows how increased public scrutiny is forcing greater transparency in Silicon Valley, particularly as its tech rivals Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google have struggled with data privacy scandals. At a launch event in March, Apple made privacy the core focus as it introduced Apple News+, a news app that it said would not report what users were reading to advertisers, as well as a credit card with Goldman Sachs that it said would not sell user data to marketers. Earlier this month, Google said it will roll out a dashboard-like function in its Chrome browser to offer users more control in fending off tracking cookies, according to the Wall Street Journal.