Google employees discussed how to tweak search-related functions to combat the Trump administration’s controversial travel ban, according to internal company emails.
Former Google research scientist Jack Poulson has resigned from the company over its decision to move forward with a censored search engine approved for use in China.
A leaked video released by Breitbart News Wednesday night shows Google Inc.’s top executives holding court with worried employees in the wake of President Donald Trump’s November 2016 election.
Internet giant Google is declining to answer a series of questions from Congress about its rumored efforts to launch a Chinese-government approved censored search engine, fueling ongoing concerns about the company’s efforts to partner with repressive regimes known to conduct cyber espionage operations against the United States.
Capping off a week of attacks on the company, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) called Thursday for an investigation into search giant Google’s possibly anti-competitive practices. Hatch expressed concern in a letter to the Federal Trade Commission that Google was abusing its dominant market position by excluding competitors from its search advertisements. Google controls about 90 percent of global searches, a position it could potentially leverage to exclude would-be competitors from the market.
Liberal billionaire George Soros drastically increased his shares in a handful of tech companies after previously bashing such companies as a “menace” and while a coalition of progressive groups he financially backs pushes a campaign that includes a goal of breaking up Facebook.
Sen. Tom Cotton released a statement on Thursday that slammed Google’s decision to launch a search engine in China that will comply with China’s censorship demands.