A piece of computing history has arrived in New York, and is due to go up for auction on Thursday.
Companies known as data brokers know a lot about you and the information you share online, including your interests, political preferences, religious affiliations and spending activities. The Federal Trade Commission is now raising questions about the transparency of this industry. Jeffrey Brown interviews FTC chair Edith Ramirez. Continue reading
For decades, there was a concern that India was suffering from a “brain drain,” where the best and the brightest fled the country for opportunities in the U.S. and other Western countries. But today many, including those who were educated and worked in the U.S., have decided to return home. Hari Sreenivasan reports from Bangalore and Mumbai on Indian high-tech entrepreneurs who are building companies to serve the enormous potential market in India and the world. Continue reading
In a new internal report released exclusively to the NewsHour, Google reveals that women and minorities have been largely left behind in their tech workforce. The disclosure comes amid increasing pressure for Silicon Valley companies to disclose their records on diversity. Gwen Ifill talks to Google’s Laszlo Bock, Vivek Wadhwa of Stanford University and Telle Whitney of the Anita Borg Institute. Continue reading
Silicon Valley companies justify their dearth of women technologists by claiming that there just aren’t enough to go around. And employee data from Google released Wednesday prove that the technology behemoth is no different; only 17 percent of its technology positions are held by women. This is disappointing and there are no excuses for it. Luckily there are tried and true measures to recruit and keep quality women engineers. Continue reading
The European Union’s highest court has ruled against Google, upholding the “right to be forgotten” for Europeans on the Internet.
Court of Justice of the European Union’s decision means Google and other search engines must now remove links to personal data on Web pages published by third parties, if requested by an individual. And if they do not grant the request, individuals may now bring the matter before authorities in order to obtain the removal of links from the list of results. Continue reading
Fictional character Grant Wiley, 11, is a wiz on computers. One day, his favorite teacher disappears, leaving nothing at his desk but a smoldering USB stick. Suspecting his help might be needed, Grant grabs the stick and plugs it into his computer at home. Continue reading