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I saw first-hand how US tech giants seduced the EU – and undermined democracy
Silicon Valley used opaque lobbying to weaken crucial new regulations. Firms like Google and Meta must be held to account

Georg Riekeles

28, Jun, 2022 @10:01 AM

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Human-like programs abuse our empathy – even Google engineers aren’t immune | Emily M Bender
Consumers need transparency about how such systems are used, says professor of linguistics Emily M Bender

Emily M Bender

14, Jun, 2022 @4:57 PM

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Google engineer says AI bot wants to ‘serve humanity’ but experts dismissive
Blake Lemoine claims of sentience for artificial intelligence bot described as ‘ball of confusion’ by Steven Pinker

Edward Helmore

13, Jun, 2022 @3:15 PM

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Google engineer put on leave after saying AI chatbot has become sentient
Blake Lemoine says system has perception of, and ability to express thoughts and feelings equivalent to a human child

Richard Luscombe

12, Jun, 2022 @5:36 PM

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Apple and Google’s mobile browser ‘stranglehold’ may face UK investigation
‘Effective duopoly’ holds back Britain’s tech sector and restricts customer choice, says CMA

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

10, Jun, 2022 @3:35 PM

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‘Powerful’ US laws could shield Google from paying John Barilaro defamation damages, experts say
Tech giant was ordered to pay $715,000 over YouTube videos but academics say courts may struggle to enforce it

Amanda Meade

08, Jun, 2022 @4:01 AM

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Rod Sims says Facebook should be forced to negotiate with SBS under news media bargaining code
Despite dozens of deals to pay Australian news publishers for content, social media company has left out SBS and the Conversation

Amanda Meade

22, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Google IO: Pixel 6a, Pixel Watch and Android 13 unveiled
New Pro earbuds and upcoming Pixel 7 phones, tablet and software shown off during virtual event

Samuel Gibbs

11, May, 2022 @7:00 PM

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YouTube Kids shows videos promoting drug culture and firearms to toddlers
Breaking Bad-themed cooking show and music with lyrics about cocaine among content deemed appropriate for children as young as two

Alex Hern

05, May, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Alphabet revenue falls short as YouTube and TikTok battle for users
Supply issues, inflation and war in Ukraine fuel Google parent company’s first-quarter struggles

Kari Paul and agencies

26, Apr, 2022 @11:05 PM

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EU agrees rules to force big tech to rein in illegal content or face huge fines
Digital Services Act can now fine platforms like Facebook, Google and Twitter up to 6% of their global revenue

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

23, Apr, 2022 @8:53 AM

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Google doodle marks Earth Day 2022 with stark images of climate crisis
Time-lapse satellite images show glacial retreat at Mount Kilimanjaro, Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching, deforestation in Germany and Greenland glacial melt

Royce Kurmelovs

22, Apr, 2022 @3:29 AM

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