Hundreds of employees of American tech giants Google and Amazon will hold three vigils on 8 September outside the headquarters of the two companies calling for the cancellation of the $1.2 billion Project Nimbus deal with Israel that will provide it with cloud storage services and artificial intelligence tools, the WAFA news[…]
INTERNATIONAL A Google employee who is quitting the company this week has accused the tech giant of profiting from the systemic abuse of Palestinians after her efforts to thwart a billion-dollar contract with the Israeli military were reportedly met with retaliation. Ariel Koren, 28, will be leaving Google on Friday citing what she said was its[…]
INTERNATIONAL Iranians have reacted with incredulity to a move by the government to forcibly activate Safe Search on Google for all citizens, accusing officials of treating them like children. Iran’s communications minister, Isa Zarepour, confirmed the new restriction earlier this week, saying his government had activated Safe Search following requests from[…]
INTERNATIONAL Google investors have raised concerns over a Cloud computing centre that the tech giant is developing in partnership with Saudi Arabia’s state oil giant Aramco, warning that it will enable the kingdom to spy on people, including activists and journalists. According to the New York Post, shareholders have expressed unease over the[…]
Across the world, governments and health authorities are working together to find solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic, to protect people and get society back up and running. Software developers are contributing by crafting technical tools to help combat the virus and save lives. In this spirit of collaboration, Google and[…]
A chat app which intelligence experts have accused of being an Emirati spy tool has gone back on the market, days after it was abruptly pulled following a New York Times investigation. ToTok, a messaging service like WhatsApp or Skype that allows users to text or send video messages, was[…]
Google will build a new undersea cable from Portugal to South Africa, which promises to bring superfast internet to local shores. The new cable will use state-of-the-art infrastructure based on space-division multiplexing (SDM) technology. SDM transmits information along parallel channels. This will deliver approximately 20 times more network capacity than[…]
More than 200 employees comprising engineers, designers and managers at Alphabet Inc’s Google published an open letter demanding the company end development of a censored search engine for Chinese users, escalating earlier protests against the secretive project. Google has described the search app, known as Project Dragonfly, as an experiment[…]
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