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  1. algorithms
    Algorithms Are Black Boxes — Even to the Tech Companies That Make ThemThe complex webs of code tech companies rely on produce results, but even they don’t know how. It’s time for them to admit it.
  2. trends
    You’ll Never Guess Which Fashion Trend Was Most-Searched This YearAccording to Google.
  3. google
    Tech Workers Are Fed Up With Forced ArbitrationGoogle updated its sexual harassment policies. Now its employees want the rest of Silicon Valley to follow suit.
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    Google’s Contract Workers Are Fed UpAccording to a new open letter, Google’s contract workers weren’t sent safety email updates during the YouTube shooting in April.
  5. google
    The End of the Tech-Industry OmertàIs Silicon Valley’s legendary secretiveness on its way out?
  6. technology
    Google Employees Don’t Think That Chinese Search Engine Is a Good Idea, EitherEmployees penned an open letter with Amnesty International in an attempt to stop Google from building a China-compliant search engine.
  7. technology
    Unable to Avoid Bias, Gmail Stops Using Gender in Its Automated RepliesGmail attempted to automate the drudgery of email, and accidentally automated decades of gender discrimination in the process.
  8. technology
    Google Duplex Still Cant Get Its Disclosure RightGoogle said Duplex, its AI system that makes phone calls for you, would disclose it is a robot at the start of all calls. It’s not doing quite that.
  9. technology
    Airbnb and eBay Follow Google’s Example, Change Sexual-Harassment PoliciesMeanwhile, a number of big tech companies declined to comment on their sexual-harassment policies.
  10. the top line
    Why Amazon and Google Chose New York Instead of a Place That Needs Them MoreRents already too high and subways too crowded. Did the tech giants consider a place like, say, Cleveland?
  11. google walkout
    Google Walkout Organizers Aren’t Satisfied With the Company’s Response“We demand a truly equitable culture.”
  12. google
    Google Changed Its Sexual Harassment Policies, But It Could Have Gone FurtherGoogle CEO Sundar Pichai’s policy update is a move in the right direction, but it ignores some key demands from last week’s walkout.
  13. collective action
    The Most Powerful Photos of the Google Walkout Over Sexual MisconductThousands of employees throughout the world are standing in solidarity.
  14. protests
    We’re the Organizers of the Google Walkout. Here Are Our DemandsOur company has a history of harassment, discrimination, and protecting abusers. We’ve had enough.
  15. the techoning
    Alphabet Exec Resigns After Exposé and Ahead of Planned Employee Walkout“Director of mad science” Paul DeVaul has been ousted after a New York Times exposé and ahead of a planned walkout by hundreds of Google employees.
  16. metoo
    Google Paying Off a Sexual Assaulter Isn’t Surprising, That’s How Things WorkGoogle has paid Andy Rubin nearly $90 million dollars since he resigned in 2014 after he coerced a female coworker into performing oral sex.
  17. the techoning
    Google Paying Off a Sexual Assaulter Isn’t Surprising, That’s How Things WorkGoogle has paid Andy Rubin nearly $90 million dollars since he resigned in 2014 after he coerced a female coworker into performing oral sex.
  18. just asking questions
    Tech’s Biggest Enforcer Talks Facebook, Google, and What She’s LearnedMargrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for Competition, talks about fighting back against tech’s largest and most powerful companies.
  19. just asking questions
    The Quick Rise and Even Faster Fall of Groupon, Through the Eyes of Its CEOAndrew Mason tours us through his wild rise and fall.
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    Why Would Google’s Ex-CEO Predict a Separate Chinese Internet?Let’s put on our tinfoil hats and read too much into what Eric Schmidt had to say about China and the future of the internet.
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    Google’s Internal Resistance Probably Won’t Keep It Out of ChinaA cadre of Google employees managed to stop Google’s work with the U.S. military. But Google seems much more ready to keep pushing on China.
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    Trump Calls Google Results ‘RIGGED’Another supposed case of tech bias.
  23. cyber security
    Inside the Midterm Campaigns’ Fight to Stop Cyber Attacks — Before It’s Too LateEven if campaigns internalize 2016’s lessons — and have yet to be targeted — it’s likely they’re still behind on preempting the next round of threats.
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    Google Tells Employees the Chinese Search Engine Is ‘Exploratory’CEO Sundar Pichai pledged more transparency.
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    SEO Is Back. Thank God.Facebook says the traffic is gone and it’s not coming back.
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    Google Tracks and Stores Your Location Even With Location History Turned OffEven if you’ve taken steps to limit the company’s location-data collection, they can create a timeline of your activity based on your location.
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    Google Is Planning to Bring Its Search Engine to ChinaA custom app could breach the Great Firewall.
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    Google Hit With $5 Billion Fine From E.U. Over Android BundlingIt hearkens back to the old Microsoft antitrust case.
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    Google’s Phone Robot Is ‘Not Trying to Trick People’The company is starting to test its AI calling system, Duplex, with limited users and businesses this summer.
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    Google Will Continue Defense Work, But Not on ‘Technologies That Cause Harm’The company won’t use AI to violate human rights, which is the least we can ask.
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    Google Says It Won’t Renew Military ContractsThe controversial drone AI program made numerous employees resign.
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    Google Maps … Please ChillI don’t need to save five minutes.
  33. Google, Facebook Already Facing Lawsuits Under New European Privacy LawThe E.U.’s new data-privacy law went into effect today — and Google and Facebook are already facing legal complaints.
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    Google’s Sleight of Hand Does Duplex No FavorsFor questionable tech, transparency is the best policy.
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    Google Duplex Makes Your Life Easier by Making It More Difficult for OthersA system designed to mask interacting with a computer should be scrutinized, not celebrated.
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    Here Are the Biggest Announcements From Google I/OA lot of AI stuff.
  37. I Had to Teach My Alexa That Eggplants Were FruitEgg-plant, egg-plahnt. Let’s call the whole thing off.
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    Gmail Gets a Major Face-lift and Productivity Boost, Starting TodayIt’s the first major redesign since 2012 to the world’s most popular email service.
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    When Facebook ‘Disrupts’ Journalism, It Degrades Our DemocracyJournalists don’t cover Facebook harshly because it threatens their jobs — they do so because it threatens our republic (and, also, their jobs).
  40. empire building
    Why Chelsea Market Could Soon Become a Global ChainExpect at least two new locations to be announced before the end of the year.
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    Why Wikipedia WorksIt could have gone horribly wrong, but Wikipedia is still one of the most trusted sites on the web.
  42. alicia vikander
    Alicia Vikander’s Friends Call Her Mrs. Google … Because She Is Good at GoogleAlicia, can you find this post?
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    Waymo Begins Self-Driving Truck Test in AtlantaKeep an eye out for the bright-blue tractor trailers.
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    This Is Why Alexa Is Laughing at YouYou’re powerless to stop her. She and her ilk grow in power with each passing day.
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    Google’s Plan to Transform Email Is Deeply FlawedGoogle wants to change how you read email. It’s a bad idea.
  46. ‘Liberal Internet Companies’ Are the New Liberal MediaBecause of free speech.
  47. Google Will Sell Zagat to Review Site the InfatuationThe popular upstart site will give the 40-year-old service a “healthy future.”
  48. sexual harassment
    Former Google Employee Says Male Co-workers Spiked Her Drinks, Slapped HerIn a new lawsuit, engineer Loretta Lee details the company’s disturbing “bro culture.”
  49. Lawsuit Says Google Employee Fired for Speaking Out Against RacismGoogle employees are claiming that they have been fired or reprimanded for speaking out against racism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination.
  50. work
    Facebook and Google Employees Can Ask Each Other Out Once, But Only OnceAnd “I’m busy,” counts as a no.
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