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Plaintiffs Nab Small Victory in Google Privacy Case

Judge rules that Sundar Pichai can be questioned regarding complaint about Chrome browser

(Newser) - If you use Google Chrome and don't want the web browser to remember where you've been, you can head into "Incognito" mode, which ostensibly keeps your activity private. A lawsuit now brings under the microscope the meaning of what "private" actually means, and a California federal...

Google CEO's Apology Doesn't Cut It: 'Gaslighting'
Google CEO's Apology
Doesn't Cut It: 'Gaslighting'
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Google CEO's Apology Doesn't Cut It: 'Gaslighting'

Dr. Timnit Gebru says she was forced from AI research position after email criticizing company

(Newser) - One of Google's most prominent Black female employees is no longer with Google, and a firestorm has erupted over her departure. Google CEO Sundar Pichai has issued an apology of sorts, insinuating Dr. Timnit Gebru, the former co-leader of Google's AI team, resigned. But Gebru is pushing back,...

One of These Men Nabs Time 'Most Influential' Cover

Fauci. Time 100 list also features Trump, Megan Thee Stallion, and more

(Newser) - President Trump will not like this : Dr. Anthony Fauci of the White House Coronavirus Task Force graces the cover of Time magazine as one of the year's 100 most influential people . (There will be eight worldwide covers in all, per Entertainment Weekly .) President Trump also made the list,...

'Emperors of the New Economy' Grilled at Antitrust Hearing

'Simply put, they have too much power'

(Newser) - The CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google were sworn in remotely Wednesday for a historic antitrust hearing before House lawmakers. Rep. David Cicilline, chairman of the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee, used his opening statement to accuse the tech giants of damaging the economy through excessive dominance, the New York ...

Big Tech CEOs Head to Congress for Historic Hearing

Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google on the defense over rising power

(Newser) - Chief executives of Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon are set to testify remotely before Congress on Wednesday as part of a hearing focusing on the size and power of the world's leading tech companies, following a yearlong investigation by the House judiciary’s antitrust subcommittee. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg...

Why Google Employees Are Getting $1K Each

It's to make their home office a little sweeter

(Newser) - A lot of Google employees are going to be working at home indefinitely—and the company is spending millions to make sure they have a good setup. CEO Sundar Pichal announced this week that every employee will be given an allowance of $1,000, or the equivalent in a different...

Alphabet Gives New CEO Its Biggest Stock Award

Sundar Pichai's salary jumps to $2M

(Newser) - Google's parent company has welcomed its new CEO with $240 million in stock grants, plus a pay raise to $2 million a year. Sundar Pichai's stock package, $90 million of which is based on Alphabet's performance, sets a company record, Reuters reports. Still, "it's behind...

Don't Envy the New Alphabet CEO His Promotion
Don't Envy the New
Alphabet CEO His Promotion
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Don't Envy the New Alphabet CEO His Promotion

Sundar Pichai will have his work cut out for him—and will likely face power struggles too

(Newser) - With the announcement that Google's co-founders are stepping down as the CEO and president of the tech giant's parent company, Alphabet, current Google CEO Sundar Pichai got a big promotion: He'll now be the Alphabet CEO. That's great news for the 47-year-old, right? Well, maybe not....

Sacha Baron Cohen Calls Out the 'Silicon Six'
Sacha Baron Cohen
Calls Out the 'Silicon Six'
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Sacha Baron Cohen Calls Out the 'Silicon Six'

He says Zuckerberg, 5 other tech execs hold too much sway over world's information

(Newser) - Borat actor Sacha Baron Cohen made a lot of headlines last week when he used a speech before the Anti-Defamation League to call out Mark Zuckerberg for allowing bigots to spread lies and hateful propaganda on Facebook. In a new Washington Post op-ed adapted from the same speech, Cohen again...

Google CEO: NYT Story on Us Is 'Difficult to Read'

Company allegedly paid Andy Rubin $90M despite 'credible' harassment claim

(Newser) - Google revealed Thursday that it has fired no fewer than 48 employees for sexual harassment over the last two years—and it sent them away without severance packages. Google employees were told about the firings in an email from CEO Sundar Pichai hours after the New York Times reported that...

Empty Chair Says It All: Senate Is Annoyed With Google

Sheryl Sandberg, Jack Dorsey appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee

(Newser) - Facebook and Twitter executives, defending their companies on Capitol Hill, said Wednesday they're aggressively trying to root out foreign interests seeking to sow divisions in American democracy as the November elections near. Facebook's No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg, and Twitter's CEO, Jack Dorsey, testified before the Senate...

1.4K Google Workers on Secret China App: 'Urgent Ethical Issues'

Employees sign letter demanding to know what they're working on amid censorship hubbub

(Newser) - There had already been rumblings of Google employees who'd complained or defected from the company altogether to avoid having to work on a censorship-friendly search app reportedly being made for China. Now about 1,400 employees who are still there have banded together in a more cohesive way, penning...

3K Google Workers Sign Letter to CEO Over Pentagon Work

Ask company to cancel Project Maven

(Newser) - Some Google employees have sent CEO Sundar Pichai a letter . Well, more than some: It has at least 3,100 signatures—not quite 5% of the workforce—and implores Pichai to withdraw the company from Project Maven. That's a Pentagon program focused on using artificial intelligence to analyze drone...

Google CEO Should Resign Over Memo Fiasco
Google CEO
Should Resign
Over Memo
Fiasco
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Google CEO Should Resign Over Memo Fiasco

David Brooks says Sundar Pichai handled the situation horribly

(Newser) - New York Times columnist David Brooks makes the case Friday that Google CEO Sundar Pichai should resign because of how badly he handled this week's "memo" controversy . Dealing with the aftermath required the subtlety of a skilled leader, but Pichai instead assumed a "mob" mentality to...

Google CEO Calls Off Meeting Amid Alt-Right Fears

Workers said they were worried about harassment

(Newser) - Google CEO Sundar Pichai planned to address the controversy over an anti-diversity memo at an all-employee town hall meeting—but he called it off after workers said they were worried about online harassment. Pichai said questions from employees had been leaked and their identities had been published on alt-right websites,...

Assange Offers Fired Google Engineer a Job
Julian Assange Sides
With Fired Google Engineer
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Julian Assange Sides With Fired Google Engineer

WikiLeaks founder condemns 'censorship' over anti-diversity memo, offers him a job

(Newser) - The Google engineer who got fired for writing an anti-diversity memo won't be out of a job long if he so wishes. Julian Assange of WikiLeaks tweeted a job offer Tuesday, reports the Telegraph . "Censorship is for losers," he wrote , adding that WikiLeaks "is offering a...

Google Fires Guy Who Wrote Gender Memo

He says he was canned for 'perpetuating stereotypes'

(Newser) - A male Google engineer who authored a controversial memo on why he thinks women aren't suited to tech jobs is now searching for new employment. James Damore confirmed to Bloomberg that he was fired for "perpetuating gender stereotypes" and that he's "currently exploring all possible legal...

4 Execs Make 9 Figures
4 Execs Make
9 Figures

4 Execs Make 9 Figures

Elon Musk isn't far behind

(Newser) - Elon Musk didn't pull in nine figures in 2016—but as the fifth top-earning executive of the year, he was awfully close. Here are the five top-earning business executives of 2016, with their total salary, according to Bloomberg :

Google CEO Responds to Girl Who Wrote Looking for Job

'I look forward to receiving your job application'

(Newser) - A 7-year-old girl in England already has her foot in the door at Google after she wrote to the tech company asking for a job—and CEO Sundar Pichai responded, the BBC reports. According to Business Insider , Chloe Bridgewater enjoys robots and her Kindle Fire tablet, but she had no...

The 10 CEOs Most-Loved by Their Employees

Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook make the list

(Newser) - It's no easy task to get 99% of employees to like you, but that's exactly what three CEOs have done, according to a Glassdoor survey. The recruiting firm ranked the highest-rated CEOs of major firms based on more than 2 million employee reviews, reports the Wall Street Journal...

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