Facebook, Twitter, and Google Summoned to Congressional Panel on Russian Election Interference

Hearing is scheduled for Nov. 1. Representatives of Facebook, Twitter and Google have been asked to appear on Nov. 1 at hearings on alleged Russian interference in U.S. politics called by the U.S. Senate and House Intelligence Committees, officials said. Facebook and Twitter have already agreed to send representatives to the Senate committee hearing, a […] Read more »

Google Also Found Russia-Backed Ads on YouTube and Gmail

Google has discovered that Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on YouTube, Gmail, Google search, and other products, The Washington Post reported on Monday. The ads do not appear to be from the same Kremlin-affiliated entity that bought ads on Facebook fb , which may indicate a broader Russian online disinformation […] Read more »

Famed Architect’s Lawsuit Against Google Just Got Much More Serious

Eli Attia alleges he wasn’t the only one mistreated by the search giant. A long-running lawsuit filed against Google by a prominent architect has just gotten much broader. Last week, the Superior Court of California granted a motion adding racketeering charges to the civil case being pursued against Google by Eli Attia, an expert in […] Read more »

Facebook, Google, Twitter asked to testify on Russian meddling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Executives from Facebook, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Twitter have been asked to testify to the U.S. Congress in coming weeks as lawmakers probe Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election, committee sources said on Wednesday. A Senate aide said executives from the three firms had been asked by the Senate Intelligence […] Read more »

How Facebook, Google Handle Political Ads Will Inevitably Change, Marketers Say

Facebook and Alphabet’s Google have little choice but to rein in internet political ads in the face of growing U.S. government pressure, a panel of advertising consultants and executives said on Monday. Speaking at a trade conference, the marketers seized on allegations that Russian operatives bought U.S. political ads on Facebook as evidence that the […] Read more »

Uber vs Google: And now, the self-driving car war gets nasty

Even the biggest, most powerful companies in the world are at the mercy of a grade-school concept: supply and demand. That’s how a person like Anthony Levandowski can get paid $ 120 million by Google, leave to start his own company, watch that company get acquired by Uber just months later, and then find himself […] Read more »

This week in apps: Instagram face filters, Medium audio stories, Google Assistant on iOS and more

Reading all the news from Google I/O may have kept you too busy to keep up with this week’s app news. We’ve kept up for you. SEE ALSO: Google imagines an app-less future with Android Instant Apps Each week we round up the most important app news along with some of the coolest new and […] Read more »

How to post Google Photos’ awesome animations to Instagram

If you use Google Photos, you know the service is so much more than just the best way to store and back up all your photos and videos into the cloud. Using advanced machine learning, Google Photos can intelligently identify people, places, and things — and it’s all easily searchable. One of the cooler things […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: How Google Cloud will bring AI, machine learning to enterprise software

Google has been quietly hard at work for some time now, developing its artificial intelligence and cloud capabilities to do something new. And at the Google’s Cloud Next conference in March the company announced that it was developing tech to aid machine learning for enterprise business. Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, […] Read more »