European Union

Google fined record $5bn by EU over Android

US tech giant forced major phone makers to pre-install its search engine and browser, EU anti-trust chief says.

EU hits Google with $5bn fine for breaking competition rules

Counting the Cost

GDPR: How Europe's new Internet rules could change your life

New data protection laws in the European Union mean the Internet is about to change for millions of users.

Science & Technology

Remembering the 'Prince of Mathematicians'

The 'Prince of Mathematicians' is hailed for contributions to number theory, geometry, probability theory and astronomy.

Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss: Why Google honours him today

Arts & Culture

Hannah Glasse and the Art of Cookery

One of the pioneering English cooks and writer of The Art of Cookery, Hannah Glasse would have been 310 today.

Hannah Glasse: Why Google honours her today

The Listening Post

Deleted, suspended, demoted: Censorship, Silicon Valley-style

A look at how the tech giants are policing their platforms and whether this amounts to a new kind of censorship.

The Listening Post

Headlines and hyperbole: Covering the Sergei Skripal story

The Skripal affair and the battle of narratives between Russia and UK; plus, Google and Facebook's censorship tactics.

Business & Economy

Google, Samsung, EU invest in Belgium's MolenGeek

In the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek, an idea to offer digital skills to deprived youth is attracting hi-tech attention.

Google, Samsung, EU invest in Belgium's MolenGeek

Arts & Culture

Guardian of the 'beautiful Arabic language' remembered

An Egyptian poet and the host of the popular radio programme, Our Beautiful Language, Shousha would have been 82 today.

Farouk Shousha and the beautiful Arabic language


Indian-American DNA biochemist remembered

Hailed for constructing the first synthetic gene, Har Gobind Khorana would have been 96 on January 9.

Har Gobind Khorana: Why Google honours him today

Women's Rights

Emma Ihrer: Why Google honours her today

The birthday of Emma Ihrer, seen as principal founder of Germany's proletarian women's movement, observed with a doodle.

Arts & Culture

The Hollywood star 'at the front lines' of WW2

Described as 'a wild original', Dietrich was a high-profile entertainer during World War II.

Marlene Dietrich: Why Google honours her today


Social media giants reveal Kremlin-backed posts in meddling probe

Lawyers from Facebook, Twitter and Google have revealed the social media posts they say Russia used to try to sway last year's US presidential election.


US senators rips social media firms over Russian meddling

The lawyer for social media giant Facebook has admitted the company should have done more to pick up on Russia-linked meddling in last year's US election, but emphasised that it represented a very small portion of News Feed content.

Counting the Cost

Sexism in Silicon Valley

As Google finds itself in the centre of a gender gap media storm, we examine the prevalence of sexism in the workplace.

Science & Technology

Google fires employee who authored anti-diversity memo

Google fires engineer of an internal memo defending the gender-gap in Silicon Valley tech jobs as a matter of biology.

Google fires employee who authored anti-diversity memo