Google will not drop Dragonfly project for China, rejects human rights inquiry of 'censorship engine'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, in an interview with CNN on June 17, declared that the company has no current plans to launch the “censorship engine” being developed for...

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Google pledges $1B to tackle housing crunch it helped create

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is making a $1 billion commitment to address the soaring price of housing in the San Francisco Bay Area, a problem that the internet company and its Silicon Valley peers he...

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Google opens German center to improve data privacy

LONDON (AP) — Google says it's opening a privacy focused engineering center in Munich, Germany, in its latest move to beef up its data protection credentials. CEO Sundar Pichai said ...

Google's privacy promises don't sway many experts

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google announced new privacy tools Tuesday intended to give people more control over how they're being tracked on the go or in their own home, part of a broader effort by ...

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The Latest: Google CEO looks beyond search to help people

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Google conference in California (all times local): 10:25 a.m. Google CEO Sundar Pichai has kicked off the company's annua...

Google expected to show off new hardware, AI at annual event

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google CEO Sundar Pichai is expected to showcase much-anticipated updates to the company's hardware lines and artificial intelligence Tuesday during his keynote at the company's a...

Google tells Trump it's committed to US not Chinese military

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid growing concern about the risks of Google and other U.S. companies doing business in China, President Donald Trump says the president of Google has "strongly stated" that he is ...

Google may still be working on censored Chinese search engine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Google employees have uncovered that work on the company’s censored search engine for China, Dragonfly, appears to be secretly ongoing, a report from The Intercept r...

Google opens new office in Berlin with eye on expansion

BERLIN (AP) — American tech giant Google has opened a new office in Berlin that it says will give it the space to expand in the German capital. CEO Sundar Pichai said Tuesday the spa...

Dragonfly: Google shelves controversial search engine project for China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to sources close to Google’s team developing the Dragonfly “Censorship engine” for the Chinese market, the project has “effectively ended...

China: RSF and coalition of NGOs demand Google abandon Project Dragonfly

TAIPEI (RSF) -- Reporters Without Borders (RSF) as a member of a coalition of 60 NGOs wrote to Google's CEO on Dec. 11 demanding he abandon the development of a censored search engine for the Chin...

Google grilled in Congress: What's ahead for tech companies

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. lawmakers' grilling of Google CEO Sundar Pichai may have sounded like a broken record, but it amplified the prickly issues facing tech companies as Democrats prepare to take con...