AJ Impact

How much is your data worth? New bill would make Google tell you

Legislation would force Facebook, Amazon and other technology giants to reveal the value of the user data they collect.

How much is your data worth? New bill would make Google tell you

AJ Impact

YouTube could remove children's content from its platform

The Google-owned video service has come under fire for not better protecting its younger users.

YouTube could remove children's content from its platform

AJ IMPACT

Google 'suspends some business with Huawei' after US blacklist

Reported move could hit Huawei's phone business outside China as it will immediately lose access to Android updates.

Google 'suspends some business with Huawei' after US blacklist

Cuba

Google signs deal with Cuba to boost internet services

The deal is aimed at speeding up connectivity to help bring communications on the island into the 21st century.

Google signs deal with Cuba to boost internet services

Europe

EU backs copyright reforms in blow to big tech

Reforms will force Google to pay publishers for use of their content, a move critics say threatens the free internet.

EU backs copyright reforms in blow to big tech

European Union

EU hits Google with $1.69bn fine for abusing online ads market

The penalty brings the tech giant's total tab with the European bloc to $9.31bn in less than two years.

Human Rights

Apple, Google urged to remove app that lets Saudi men track wives

Absher lets Saudi men specify when and where women under their 'guardianship' are allowed to travel.

The Listening Post

BuzzFeed and the digital media bubble

Recent layoffs suggest that the click-based advertising revenue model doesn't add up to a profitable bottom line.

Social media

EU: Tech giants now better at removing hate speech

YouTube, Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook assess 89 percent of flagged content within 24 hours, EU officials say.

EU: Tech giants responding faster to hate speech online

Privacy & Surveillance

Apple blocks Facebook app that paid teens to track internet use

A Facebook research app privacy guidelines by collecting private data like internet history, location data and messages.

Apple blocks Facebook app that paid teens to track internet use

AJ IMPACT

France to impose new tax on internet and tech giants

Paris estimates it will make $570m in 2019 by introducing a new levy on large internet and tech firms from January 1.

France to impose new tax on internet and tech giants

Google

Google has 'no plans' for censored China search engine

Appearing before US Congress, Google CEO Sundar Pichai also denied the search engine has a political bias.

No plans for censored Chinese search engine: Google CEO

China

Google workers push to stop censored Chinese search project

Tech giant taken to task for not challenging Chinese government's policy that politically sensitive results be blocked.

Google workers push to stop censored Chinese search project

AJ IMPACT

Google staff walk out in protest over treatment of women

A number of the tech giant's executives have been accused of sexual misconduct, with one receiving $90m upon resigning.

Google staff walk out in protest over treatment of women

Google

Google says it 'internally tested' censored China search engine

New search engine dubbed Project Dragonfly has been criticised as it will censor results critical of Chinese government.

Google says it 'internally tested' censored China search engine