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Wikipedia Admins Censor Name of Alleged Ukraine ‘Whistleblower’

As reports circulated identifying Eric Ciaramella as the alleged “whistleblower” driving efforts to impeach President Donald Trump, Wikipedia editors attempted to mention him in articles on the site. However, Wikipedia admins used their advanced privileges to delete records of his name, block creation of pages on Ciaramella, and even banned his name completely. After Donald…

Google Removes PragerU Android App from Play Store

Google has removed PragerU’s app from its Play Store, which delivers apps to billions of Android users around the world, even as the tech company defends itself against a court case alleging that it is unfairly censoring PragerU on YouTube. “The PragerU mobile app has been completely removed from the Google Play store for apparently…

Yelp Ramps Up Anti-Competitive Accusations Against Google

The online review site Yelp is ramping up its long-standing feud with Google, saying in a new report that the search engine’s monopoly is not only hurting Yelp but is also hurting innovation and consumer choice in the digital marketplace. Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman told Buzzfeed News in an interview published Tuesday that Google’s practices amount…

Google Employees: Company Must Address ‘Climate Crisis’ Harming ‘Marginalized People’

More than 1,100 Google employees have reportedly called on the Silicon Valley tech giant to release a plan to fix the “global climate crisis” which harms “marginalized people.” The Hill reports that more than 1,100 Google employees have signed an open letter this week calling on the tech giant to address the “urgency of the global…

Amazon, Google, Apple Assistants Can Be Hijacked with $14 Laser Pointer

A recent report alleges that digital assistants such as Apple’s Siri, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant can be hijacked with cheap laser pointers. Business Insider reports that a team of researchers from Tokyo’s University of Electro-Communications and the University of Michigan claim to have discovered a way to “hijack” voice-enabled devices by shining a laser at…

Report: Google Employees Are ‘Madder Than Ever’

Bryan R. Smith/Getty One year after 20,000 Google workers walked out of offices to protest the treatment of employees that have made accusations of sexual harassment, employees at the Internet giant, known as “Googlers” have begun to grow more confident about criticizing their employer. A report from Recode titled “It’s been a year since 20,000…

Google Accused of Developing System to Spy on Employees

Tech giant Google has been accused by employees of developing an internal surveillance tool designed to monitor its workers’ attempts to organize protests. Bloomberg reports that employees at Google are now accusing the company’s leadership of working on an internal surveillance system designed to monitor employees’ attempts to organize protests which have become relatively common at…

Document: Adam Schiff Staffer Met with Impeachment Witness on Ukraine Trip

Itinerary for a trip to Ukraine in August organized by the Atlantic Council think tank reveals that a staffer on Rep. Adam Schiff’s House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence held a meeting during the trip with acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor, now a key witness for Democrats pursuing impeachment. The Atlantic Council is…

Google Whistleblower Exposes Company For Shilling On Behalf Of Big Pharma

A Google whistleblower took a swing at his former employer on Twitter Monday for allegedly throttling websites that promote natural remedies to medical issues in order to protect Big Pharma’s reign of power. “Oh look here’s @Google, wiping out an entire economic sector in favor of big-pharma:” Zach Vorhies said. Vorhies’ Twitter bio says “I…

Apple Under Fire for Sending User Data to Chinese Company

Tech giant Apple is once again under fire for its operations relating to China, this time due to sending user data to Chinese company Tencent as part of its fraudulent website warning feature in its Safari web browser. Tech giant Apple is coming under fire over its Fraudulent Website Warning feature in the Safari web…

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