After resignations and refusals by Google employees to work on warfare technology, the company chose not to renew Project Maven, an artificial intelligence contract with the Pentagon that could help drones strike more efficiently. The decision puts other tech giants…
By Jessica Yarvin, Erica R. Hendry
These days, it’s hard to stop news from Washington, D.C., from flooding your news feed. We take a moment every week to bring you important stories beyond the White House and the Capitol. Here’s what we’re reading now.
In California’s Silicon Valley, some residents lament the ways industry giants like Facebook and Google are dominating suburban communities like Mountain View, Menlo Park and Palo Alto, by altering the housing markets, creating traffic problems and bringing in a monoculture…
By Eric Tucker, Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
The ads were released Wednesday as officials from Facebook and other social media companies faced criticism for not doing enough to prevent Russian agents from interfering with the American political process.
The tech giants continued to detail for lawmakers how Russian operatives leveraged their platforms in an attempt to influence the 2016 presidential election.
By Barbara Ortutay, Michael Liedtke, Associated Press
Leaders from the tech giant promised a Senate subcommittee they would do more to stop the misuse of their platforms by foreign nations.
Representatives from all three major tech companies are set to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee at 9:30 a.m. ET Wednesday. Watch live here.
By Erica R. Hendry
The Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing about Russia’s attempts to spread disinformation online will begin at 2:30 p.m. Watch live here.
By Cameron Hickey, Miles O'Brien
We reached out to Google to ask about the misinformation we found for the “Antifa civil war” search in “Top stories,” and they declined to comment. However, by the following day, searches for those same terms did not return any…
By Associated Press
Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads across Google products, including YouTube and Google search, according to reports.
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