Google CEO Sundar Pichai says AI fears are ‘very legitimate’ – Fox News

Google CEO Sundar Pichai said last week that concerns about harmful applications of artificial intelligence are “very legitimate.” In a Washington Post interview, Pichai said that AI tools will need ethical guardrails and will require companies to think deeply about how technology can be abused. “I think tech has to realize it just can’t build…

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Google Plus Will Be No More Sooner Than Expected – Newser

(Newser) – Google is still having trouble protecting the personal information on its Plus service, prodding the company to accelerate its plans to shut down a little-used social network created to compete against Facebook. A privacy flaw that inadvertently exposed the names, email addresses, ages and other personal information of 52.5 million Google Plus users…

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Google went down after traffic was routed through China and Russia

The problem started when a carrier in Lagos, Nigeria improperly declared its own system as the correct route to several hundred IP prefixes belonging to Google. China Telecom accepted the route (also improperly) and declared it worldwide. That in turn was picked up by Russia’s Transtelecom and other large ISP services. Later on, the same…

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Google drops forced arbitration in sexual harassment and assault cases: Why it matters

When former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson complained to then-CEO Roger Ailes about hazing from her male co-workers, he replied with even more harassment, according to a lawsuit she filed. Interested in Google? Add Google as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Google news, video, and analysis from ABC News. “I…

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Google Worker Struck and Killed By Google Bus in Mountain View

A Google employee, Emily Hong, was struck and killed by a vehicle in Mountain View, California, Monday evening, according to local authorities. As police released details about the incident on Tuesday, they revealed that the vehicle involved in the incident was one of Google’s own shuttle buses. According to a police press release, the incident…

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Facebook, Google and Amazon are all being looked at for antitrust violations, Trump says

By Brian Fung | The Washington Post The federal government is continuing to study Silicon Valley giants for potential violations of antitrust law, according to President Donald Trump, in his latest criticism of the embattled tech industry. “I am in charge,” he said in an interview with Axios that aired Sunday on HBO. “I am…

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Google challenges record $5 billion EU antitrust fine

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Alphabet unit Google (GOOGL.O) on Tuesday challenged a record 4.34-billion euro (£3.8 billion) fine imposed by European Union antitrust regulators three months ago for using its popular Android mobile operating system to thwart rivals. FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured at Google’s European Engineering Center in Zurich, Switzerland July 19, 2018 REUTERS/Arnd…

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