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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 6:56 p.m.

FCC chairman sets out to repeal ‘net neutrality’ rules

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission set out Tuesday to scrap rules around open internet access, a move that would allow giant cable and telecom companies to throttle broadband …


Missouri attorney general investigating Google

Missouri’s attorney general announced Monday that his office is investigating Google for potential violations of the state’s consumer-protection and antitrust laws.


IBM ups pressure on rivals with quantum computer prototype

IBM is increasing the pressure on Google in the battle to commercialize quantum computing technology.


Face to face with Nest’s smartest home security camera – no disguising its abilities

Nest’s new home security camera is supposed to be so smart that it can identify people it’s been introduced to.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 10:38 p.m.

Russian election meddling: Should tech giants have known?

There were telltale signs of Russians using social media to meddle in last year’s U.S. elections long before tech companies wised up to it.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 6:44 p.m.

Newly disclosed Facebook ads show Russia’s cyber intrusion

Lawmakers on Wednesday released a trove of Facebook ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and whip up tensions around divisive social issues.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 6:11 p.m.

Senators blast Facebook, Twitter, Google in Russia probe

As revelations emerged that Russian-linked accounts reached many more American voters than previously thought, Tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google on Tuesday defended their security measures and promised a Senate …


Facebook stumbles with early effort to stamp out fake news

Facebook’s strategy to stamp out fake news is struggling. The company outsources the process to third-party fact checkers who can only tackle a small fraction of the bogus news that …


Amazon, Facebook and Google beef up lobbying spending

Facebook, Google and Amazon bolstered their lobbying spending in the past three months as Washington takes a closer look at the market power of some of America’s biggest tech companies.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 6:19 p.m.

Google parent leads $1B Lyft investment, deepening Uber rift

Google’s parent company is throwing its financial support behind ride-hailing service Lyft, deepening its rift with market leader Uber.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 12:38 p.m.

Target joins other retailers in offering voice shopping

Target is jumping into voice-activated shopping as it deepens its relationship with Google, offering thousands of items found in the store except for perishables like fruit and milk.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 3:13 p.m.

Businesses ask Supreme Court to take gay rights case

Some of America’s most well-known companies are urging the Supreme Court to decide whether a federal law prohibits discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation. They ultimately want the court …


Google uncovers Russian-bought ads on YouTube, Gmail and other platforms

Google for the first time has uncovered evidence that Russian operatives exploited the company’s platforms in an attempt to interfere in the 2016 election, according to people familiar with the …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 11:08 a.m.

Big Tech has big plans to help reconnect Puerto Rico

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged to send a “connectivity team” to help restore communications in ravaged Puerto Rico.


Outside View: Google, Facebook must ensure honest information

As Americans grappled with the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the internet’s hateful troublemakers and trolls were hellbent on using the tragedy to further divide the nation.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 4:12 p.m.

Google vies to make even smarter phones, speakers, cameras

Google on Wednesday unveiled new phones, smart speakers and other devices infused with artificial intelligence in its bid to claim the high ground against rivals Amazon and Apple.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 7:44 p.m.

Google teaches small business how to boost their online presence at Coeur d’Alene seminar

Google put on a seminar in Coeur d’Alene on Monday to help small businesses optimize search results for their companies. Many of the tips are available online at


Google drops ‘first click free,’ loathed by many publishers

Google will try to help newspapers and other publishers boost subscriptions by ending a decade-old policy that required them to provide a limited amount of free content before people were …


Samuelson: Pump the brakes on driverless cars

Driverless technologies are not to be coddled or promoted. Their development should be slow and sober.


Google hit with class action lawsuit over gender pay

Google faces a new lawsuit accusing it of gender-based pay discrimination. A lawyer representing three female former Google employees is seeking class action status for the claim.


Motley Fool: An Alphabet for all ages

Investors in Alphabet get a dominant online advertising business coupled with the chance that one of the company’s “moonshots” will become the next big thing.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 12:30 p.m.

Google, Wells Fargo speak out against Trump move to end DACA

Companies from a broad range of industries, including technology, finance and autos, swiftly condemned the Trump administration’s decision to end a program preventing the deportation of immigrants illegally brought to …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 12:29 p.m.

Google to comply with EU search demands to avoid more fines

Google will comply with Europe’s demands to change the way it runs its shopping search service, a rare instance of the internet giant bowing to regulatory pressure to avoid more …


Shopping by voice on Amazon or Google device could cost you

Voice shopping hasn’t really caught on yet, but if it does, look out – you might never know if it’s offering you the best deal.


Walmart joins forces with Google on voice-activated shopping

The world’s largest retailer said Wednesday it’s working with Google to offer hundreds of thousands of items from laundry detergent to Legos for voice shopping through Google Assistant. The capability …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 1:54 p.m.

Protests at Google offices over worker’s firing are canceled

A statement on the “March on Google” website says Saturday’s protests were being canceled because of threats from what it called “Alt Left terrorist groups.”


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 11:10 a.m.

Google canceled all-hands meeting after employees were harassed online

Google’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, canceled an all-hands meeting Thursday after employees expressed concerns about their safety.


Lithuanian court OKs extradition in U.S. phishing case

A Lithuanian businessman suspected of tricking more than $100 million out of Google and Facebook in an elaborate cybercrime case should be extradited to the United States, a local court …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 4:05 p.m.

Google gender debacle speaks to tech culture wars, politics

Special circumstances – from the country’s divisive political climate to Silicon Valley’s broader problem with gender equity – contributed to the outrage and subsequent firing of a Google engineer. But …


Google’s firing of diversity critic fuels social-media backlash

Google triggered a social-media backlash with the firing of an employee who had blasted the company’s diversity policies, fueling tension over an issue roiling Silicon Valley.