Tech platforms and Internet activists protested the outcome of a European parliament vote on Wednesday to back copyright rules that would help video, music and other rights holders seek compensation for use of their content online.
US President Donald Trump has accused Google of rigging its search results to give preference to negative stories about him, adding his voice to conservatives who accuse social media companies of favouring liberal viewpoints.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai told employees at a meeting that plans to re-enter China with a search engine are “exploratory” and in “early stages”, addressing a topic that has exploded with controversy.
Google may be about to pair all that data it has on users’ Web browsing with the ads displayed on public billboards. Creepy? Maybe. Inevitable? Almost certainly.