Supreme Court seems to favor social media companies in terror case
During arguments, several justices underscored that there was no evidence linking Twitter, Facebook and Google directly to the 2017 attack on the Reina nightclub in Istanbul.
Heard of ChatGPT? Google just unveiled Bard, a rival to the popular AI chatbot
Google’s chatbot is supposed to be able to explain complex subjects such as outer space discoveries in terms simple enough for a child to understand.
Google cutting 12,000 jobs as tech industry layoffs widen
Google has become the latest tech company to trim staff after rapid expansions during the COVID-19 pandemic have worn off.
Google apologizes for controversial definition of 'Jew' on search engine
Google apologized after the definition of 'Jew' that appeared first was listed as an offensive verb.
Google agrees to $392 million settlement over location tracking
Google has agreed to a $391.5 million settlement with 40 states to resolve an investigation into how the company tracked users’ locations.
Google's parent company Alphabet reported concerningly slow ad sales hurting overall profits
The quarterly results from Alphabet on Tuesday indicate advertisers continued to clamp down on spending and brace for a potential recession.
Google says it will delete location history data of users visiting abortion clinics
Google said it will delete entries from a person’s location history if it detects a visit to an abortion clinic
Lawmakers ask Google to stop steering women to ‘fake’ abortion clinics
A recent study found 11% of searches for “abortion near me” or “abortion pill” sent Google users to “fake” abortion clinics, which are known for operating with the goal of talking women out of ending their pregnancies.
Google launches 10 shade skin tone palette to promote 'image equity'
Google says people previously felt 'lumped in' to certain racial categories
Apple, Google, Microsoft announce support for passwordless sign-ins
Forget passwords. A new, faster and more secure sign-in method is expected to be available across major tech platforms over the course of the coming year.
Your phone number on Google? Search giant now takes more removal requests
Under a new policy at Google, you can ask the search giant to remove your phone number, email address, physical address and more from search results.
Google heads back to the office, but employees have a say in maintaining hybrid schedule
As Google workers head back to the office, the hybrid work schedule that includes remote work, seems to be the latest take on 'new normal.'
Google employees to return to offices in April
It’s back to the office for Google employees for the first time during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID testing sites search part of Google, Biden partnership
Those interested in learning if they have the virus can search “free COVID test near me” to find the closest site
‘How do you pronounce...?’: Google releases top searches in 2021
Charcuterie, quinoa and Michael Jackson were among the top terms people in the U.S. wanted to know how to pronounce in 2021.
Trump files class-action lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter and Google
Donald Trump announced Wednesday he was serving as lead plaintiff in the class-action suits, claiming he has been wrongfully censored by the companies.
CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, Google face new grilling by Congress
As malicious conspiracy theories continue to spread, lawmakers are pounding the social media companies over their market dominance, harvesting of user data and practices that some believe actually encourage the spread of engaging but potentially harmful misinformation.
Google to indefinitely disable comments on President Trump's YouTube channel and temporarily ban new uploads
In the aftermath of the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, Google has taken action against President Trump's account on YouTube.
Apple drops Parler from App Store over posted threats from users
"We have always supported diverse points of view being represented on the App Store, but there is no place on our platform for threats of violence and illegal activity," the company said in a statement.
Gmail, YouTube and other services down briefly as Google suffers outage
Google services, including YouTube and Gmail, experienced widespread outages on Monday in countries around the world.