Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt On Fake News, Russia, And “Information Warfare”...
One of the things I did not understand, says Schmidt, was that these systems can be used to manipulate public opinion in ways that are quite inconsistent with what we think of as democracy... “How many Twitter accounts are real people versus non-real people? It’d be useful to know if the thing
on 2017-10-30 20:29 UTC
HTC May Announce Google Acquisition on Thursday...
HTC is set to make a "major announcement" on Thursday, and speculations claim that it could be Google's acquisition of smartphone business. Apparently they paid off the right people to again get around anti-trust laws
on 2017-09-20 15:05 UTC
Are Facebook And Google The New Colonial Powers?...
The key dynamics of colonialism for the residents are 1) a lack of choice and 2) a lack of power: the colonial power imposes a regime, either formally or informally, that limits the choices enjoyed by residents and limits their power to bypass or replace the colonial regime. In the classic
on 2017-09-18 17:10 UTC, Edited: 2017-09-18 17:13 UTC
Google Is Watching Your Every Political Move...
Schmidt believes, counter-intuitively, that getting multiple possible choices for any one Google query is not the desirable prospect it should be (aren’t consumers always in search of more variety?), but rather a “bug” that should be duly squashed underfoot. Silly mortal, you should not expect more
Google Accused of Trying to Patent Public Domain Technology...
A Polish academic is accusing Google of trying to patent technology he invented and that he purposely released into the public domain so companies like Google couldn't trap it inside restrictive licenses. The mystery remains surrounding Google's decision to patent something that it's in the public
on 2017-09-11 20:56 UTC, Edited: 2017-09-11 20:59 UTC