Google faced a hearing over privacy issues, alleged political bias and plans for a censored service in China. Having failed to show for a hearing earlier this year, representatives were eager to get some answers from the CEO.
As Google looks at developing a search engine censored by Beijing, China's online authoritarianism combined with its development as a global hub for artificial intelligence innovation presents an ethical dilemma.
Facebook has said personal data on 87 million users was shared with Cambridge Analytica, millions more than it admitted earlier. The social media giant also unveiled new privacy rules, but the whiff of scandal lingers.
The public admission of wrongdoing by the Facebook CEO and his pledge to improve are welcome, but not sufficient. It's time to recognize that Facebook, Google and others are modern utilities — and treat them accordingly.
A female suspect died of self-inflicted gun wounds after shooting employees at YouTube's headquarters in San Bruno, California, police said. At least three victims were admitted to hospital.
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