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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Google bows out of Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud-computing race

(Bloomberg News) (Robert Galbraith/Via Bloomberg) Aaron Gregg Reporter covering defense contractors and Washington-area businesses October 9 at 9:38 AM Google will not compete for a $10 billion opportunity to build the Defense Department’s cloud-computing infrastructure, the company said Tuesday, saying the project could conflict with its corporate values regarding the use of artificial intelligence. The…

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Former Google chief predicts the Internet will split by 2028: A Chinese Web and an American one

Google’s China headquarters in Beijing. (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg News) Google’s former chief executive predicts that the global Internet will split in two within the next decade, bifurcating into a Web led by the United States and another helmed by China with fewer freedoms and greater censorship, according to CNBC. Eric Schmidt, who served as executive chairman…

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