Eric Schmidt

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Cuomo is letting billionaires plan New York's future. It doesn't have to be this way | Zephyr Teachout and Pat Garofalo
The New York governor is replacing elected representatives with private, unaccountable monopolists, and lawmakers across the US are doing the same thing

Zephyr Teachout and Pat Garofalo

14, May, 2020 @1:01 PM

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The obscure law that explains why Google backs climate deniers
Company wants to curry favour with conservatives to protect its ‘section 230’ legal immunity

Stephanie Kirchgaessner

11, Oct, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Tech giants despise politics? Hardly – they are in the thick of it and being called out | John Naughton
Silicon Valley’s countercultural aura is gone

John Naughton

18, Aug, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Eric Schmidt steps down as executive chairman of Google's parent Alphabet
Schmidt, who played an integral role in Google’s rise to power, will remain on Alphabet’s board and serve as a technical adviser

Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco

21, Dec, 2017 @10:58 PM

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Google plans to 'de-rank' Russia Today and Sputnik to combat misinformation
Alphabet chief executive Eric Schmidt says Google and other tech companies must act against state-run Russian news agencies to stop spread of falsehoods

Alex Hern

21, Nov, 2017 @2:01 PM

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Google wants to run cities without being elected. Don't let it | Jathan Sadowski
A new initiative will see Alphabet – the parent company of Google – take charge of redeveloping a waterfront district in Toronto. Here’s why that’s troubling

Jathan Sadowski

24, Oct, 2017 @10:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Google: overweening power | Editorial
Editorial: An academic fired after criticising Google shows how Silicon Valley shapes our reality


01, Sep, 2017 @6:07 PM

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Google's Eric Schmidt: We need critical thinking now more than ever
The Alphabet boss says the world is entering an age of abundance, driven by artificial intelligence and machine learning

Emma Sheppard

22, Jun, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Bilderberg: the world’s most secretive conference is as out of touch as ever
The secretive group will discuss the ‘war on information’ and ponder whether globalisation can be slowed – but they may want to take a look in the mirror

Charlie Skelton in Chantilly, Virginia

02, Jun, 2017 @9:13 PM

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The tech giants are the new banks. Do we know the risks? | Gaby Hinsliff
Politicians are dazzled by this booming industry’s leaders. Yet history shows us that things can go badly wrong

Gaby Hinsliff

30, Mar, 2017 @6:34 PM

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From a Jeff Bezos romcom to an Elon Musk thriller, our wish list of tech movies
With Jennifer Lawrence signed on to star in a film about Theranos, we made a list of the Silicon Valley hotshots we want to see played on the big screen

Nellie Bowles and Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco

11, Jun, 2016 @12:00 PM

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Google: new concerns raised about political influence by senior ‘revolving door’ jobs
The tech giant has employed scores of government advisers, while former employees found jobs with European governments

Jamie Doward

04, Jun, 2016 @8:00 PM

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