Google employees signed on to an “open letter” demanding the company cease work on a project called Dragonfly, which they say is a search engine that will incorporate Chinese government censorship in its results and provide data to the government that may lead to greater oppression and human rights abuses. Ars Technica reports. Google shut […]
Despite all the convenience and quality of Google’s sprawling ecosystem, some users are fed up with the fishy privacy policies the company has recently implemented in Gmail, Chrome, and other services. If you’re ready to ditch Google, or even just reduce its presence in your digital life, this guide is here to help.
Mark Zuckerberg’s former personal pollster is out with new numbers showing that around 54 million Americans believe Facebook has a negative impact on society. They rank it slightly better than Marlboro cigarettes, but worse than McDonald’s fast food. Recode has the story: “In the U.S. obviously we’re very focused on election interference, and in the […]
The Mozilla Foundation released its inaugural Internet Health Report, VentureBeat reports. Among the pressing issues identified with respect to ensuring an open, healthy internet is the dominance of tech giants, both in the west and in China, the report states. Though tech giants in the U.S. and companies like Alibaba and Tencent in China have […]