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Google is likely to end its efforts to build a censored search engine for China, says report

Getty Google will likely halt its censored search project for China, according to a report by The Intercept on Monday. Members of the Dragonfly team are said to have been using large data sets pulled from the Beijing-based website 265.com, which Google owns, to help build the censored search product. When Google’s privacy team found […]

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Twitch just opened a new San Francisco headquarters, and it's a gamer's paradise. Take a look inside

Nick Bastone/Business Insider Twitch invited Business Insider for a first look at its new headquarters in San Francisco, California. The nine-floor office is a gamer’s paradise, with two six-person competitive gaming rooms, two live-streaming rooms, and a full arcade. “What we really wanted to do was bring Twitch to life,” Twitch’s Chief Marketing Officer Kate […]

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After Yellow Vests Come Off, Activists in France Use Facebook to Protest and Plan

Supported by After Yellow Vests Come Off, Activists in France Use Facebook to Protest and Plan Image“Without Facebook there wouldn’t be such a movement, but the online activity is fueled by the energy in the streets,” said Thomas Mirallès, a real-estate agent in France who moderates a Facebook group for “Yellow Vest” protesters.CreditCreditPaolo de Grenet […]

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Google’s Pichai Faces Privacy and Bias Questions in Congress

Supported by Google’s Pichai Faces Privacy and Bias Questions in Congress ImageSundar Pichai, an engineer who rose through Google’s ranks to become its leader three years ago, faced more than three hours of questions from the House Judiciary Committee.CreditCreditSarah Silbiger/The New York Times By Daisuke Wakabayashi and Cecilia Kang Dec. 11, 2018 WASHINGTON — Google’s […]