Senate Panel Threatens to Subpoena Google, Facebook, Twitter: Report

TechWatch
September 24th, 2020 4:44 PM

The CEOs of four major Big Tech companies have been given an ultimatum: testify in the Senate or face the music. “The Senate Commerce Committee plans to subpoena the CEOs of Google, Facebook and Twitter to testify at an Oct. 1 hearing about the tech industry's prized liability protections if the three do not agree by Thursday night to requests to appear,” Politico wrote on…

House Subcommittee Hearing Explores How Big Tech Radicalizes America

TechWatch
September 24th, 2020 4:06 PM

Amidst calls for Section 230 reform and antitrust lawsuits against Google and Facebook, a House subcommittee hearing today explored the relationship between Big Tech’s lack of accountability and the radicalization of their respective platforms’ users. 


The House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce held a hearing entitled “…

WashPost: DOJ Moves Closer to Bringing Antitrust Case Against Google

TechWatch
September 22nd, 2020 2:30 PM

The Department of Justice (DOJ) may now be one step closer to bringing down Google’s massive empire. The DOJ is expected to brief state attorneys general on plans to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google as early as this week, according to sources cited in The Washington Post.

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Facebook, Google Partner with Liberal Org for 2020 Election Strategy

Business
September 21st, 2020 12:32 PM

Big Tech giant Facebook informed the Media Research Center that it would be partnering with the nonpartisan digital encyclopedia Ballotpedia and the radical left-wing organization Democracy Works to help formulate the online platform’s 2020 election strategy.

Sens. Lee, Hawley and Cruz BASH Google’s Anti-Conservative Bias

TechWatch
September 15th, 2020 5:40 PM

Google has long tried to hide its anti-conservative bias, but today, Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) were not having it. Big Tech representatives faced off with the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights on September 15. The hearing was titled “Stacking the Tech: Has Google harmed competition in online advertising?”

GOP States Join DOJ’s Google Antitrust Investigation

TechWatch
September 15th, 2020 11:41 AM

Google appears to be in for a reckoning as a bipartisan alliance of states has joined to target the Big Tech platform for antitrust. “About a dozen states, mostly led by Republicans, are expected to join the Justice Department’s upcoming antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc.’s Google, according to people familiar with the investigation,” Bloomberg reported on September 11.

AG William Barr to Bring Antitrust Case Against Google

TechWatch
September 4th, 2020 4:30 PM

Oh, how the mighty may fall. For years, Google has expanded into a massive tech empire, but it now finds itself in the midst of an antitrust case in the United States.


Attorney General William Barr is reportedly planning to bring an antitrust case against Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google and YouTube, as early as this month,…

Google and YouTube Censored Ad Promoting Christianity in America

TechWatch
August 28th, 2020 5:04 PM

It seems ads promoting religion in America are just too “sensitive” for Google and YouTube to handle. A trailer for the upcoming documentary "America! America! God Shed His Grace on Thee!" was removed several times from Google and YouTube advertising. Centennial Institute, a part of Colorado Christian University (CCU), had bought ad space for the video and worked with Google to ensure that…

Report: Google Engineers Confused by Platform's Privacy Settings

TechWatch
August 26th, 2020 5:05 PM

Google doesn’t seem to understand privacy. Perhaps its employees need to Google it. A recent lawsuit against Google included emails from employees claiming that the company’s privacy settings are so complicated, even its own engineers don’t fully understand them.

 

Former GOP Rep and Google Insider Susan Molinari to Speak at DNC

TechWatch
August 17th, 2020 5:51 PM

The Democratic Party tries to push a bipartisan image by inviting Republicans such as pushover former Ohio Governor John Kasich and former Google lobbyist Susan Molinari to speak at the Democratic National Convention. Former congresswoman for the state of New York Susan Molinari is slated to speak tonight at the Democratic National Convention at Milwaukee, CBS has reported August 17.…

Is Google Confused on Difference Between Socialism and Capitalism?

TechWatch
August 14th, 2020 3:41 PM

Recent questionable search results show Google appearing to conflate the opposing terms socialism and capitalism.

Google Also Launches Update to Election Efforts Months Before Election

TechWatch
August 13th, 2020 5:01 PM

Google has joined Facebook, who launched its new Voting Information Center campaign, in an apparent trend to register more U.S voters in preparation for the upcoming presidential election.  
The search giant released a similar…

WSJ: TikTok Exploits Google Privacy Loophole to Track Users Online

TechWatch
August 12th, 2020 3:10 PM

New information came to light about TikTok’s aggressive data collection just days after President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning the app in the United States. The Wall Street Journal released a report on August 11 detailing how TikTok was able to collect user data by exploiting a privacy loophole in Google’s android system. This loophole enabled the app to track…

The Left, Media — And Now Google Too? — Are Out to Demonize Police

TechWatch
August 4th, 2020 4:01 PM

For years now, the progressive left and media have been quick to demonize the nation’s police officers, so it comes as no surprise that Big Tech is following the trend. A quick Google search of the word “demon” results in a dictionary definition of the term that will allow you to filter by the word “police.” Oxford Dictionary, which Google uses to supply definitions to users,…