Tech & Science
This Week's Edition
Uber Is Going to Eat Your Children...
…and the other top tech trends of 2015.
Google Reveals Content Governments Asked Be Removed in Latest Transparency Report
From YouTube videos depicting police brutality to defamatory blog posts, 2013 saw a spike in removal requests.
Google Wants to Help You Find Song Lyrics
Alas, there are some lyrics that even Google doesn't know.
Google Accuses MPAA Over Secretive Anti-Piracy Campaign
A Google executive wrote a blog post criticising the organisation based on leaks from the Sony hack
What People Are Searching For, According to Google
The tech giant releases 2014’s top-trending searches and most-searched data.
How Google and Apple Make Their Taxes Disappear
The British government says it knows how to tax the profits Google earns. It's simple, elegant and probably won't change anything.
Google News Quits Spain After Tax Row
New intellectual property laws taxing Google News activity in Spain has prompted the service to cease operation
Google CEO: Fears About Artificial Intelligence are 'Misguided'
Eric Schmidt says the real concern is about educating people how to use computers
Encrypted Phones: The NSA and Corporate America Collide
The FBI wants American encrypted smartphones accessible to the NSA. Will the makers comply?
U.S. Invokes 18th Century Law to Compel Apple to Hand Over Customer Data
Can U.S. courts order tech companies to target customers with spyware?
EU Votes to Urge Google Break Up
The European parliament voted in favour of an anti-monopoly motion aimed at breaking up Google
US Voice Concern Over Politicisation of EU's Google Case
It's come after EU lawmakers made draft plans to break up Google
EU Lawmakers To Vote On Google Break-Up Motion
It will increase pressure on the EU's antitrust regulators and be a public challenge to Google's European business
Facebook’s Working on a Social Network for the Office
The tech giant is looking to reach beyond its approximately 1.35 billion monthly active users.
Lysol Buys Top Google Search Result for ‘Ebola,’ Quietly Retreats Following Criticism
The disinfectant company suggested that Lysol helps fight Ebola in a sponsored ad they purchased in Google’s number one search slot.
Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems
The founder of WikiLeaks and the boss of Google met to talk about the power of the Internet. What could go wrong?
Apple Is Monitoring Your Searches
But there is a way to opt out.
Apple Pay Was Released Today. What Is It and Will It Be a Success?
Assessing the current climate, we may have reached the age of mobile payments.
FBI's Comey Calls for Making Impenetrable Devices Unlawful
His speech was punctuated with “I don’t know” and “I haven’t thought about it.”
Man Is Treated in First Case of Google Glass Addiction
The patient spent 18 hours a day wearing the glasses, removing them only to sleep and bathe.
Google Starts Free Trial of Video Chats With Medical Professionals
“Virtual” and “affordable” may be the future of health care
Drone Delivery for Amazon and Google Slowed by Headwinds
German company cancels second delivery drone mission due to inclement weather.
Police Are Upset About iOS 8’s Added Security
Their outrage may have something to do with searches on the border
Sony Creates Rival to Google Glass
But the wearable may not be attractive enough: “It’s like a chastity belt for your face”
WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Answers Questions About His New Book on Reddit
Assange is a fan of Bitcoin, but not of Google, we learned
Teen From India Turns Breath Into Speech
A Google Science Fair submission offers a new way for people with developmental disabilities to communicate
On Internet Slowdown Day, Are Websites Conceding That Net Neutrality is Dead?
In comparison to the "internet blackout" of 2012, participation in today's online protest was lacking
Google to Refund $19 Million in Kids' In-App Purchases: U.S.
Children sometimes put hundreds of dollars on their parents' credit cards without permission, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said
Google in Trouble in India over Maps that Show Too Much
India's Central Bureau of Investigations is investigating the company for what might amount to an inadvertent breach of national security