YouTube Sets New Policies to Curb Extremist Videos

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Spread the loveTweet “That means these videos will have less engagement and be harder to find,” Kent Walker, Google’s general counsel and senior vice president, wrote in a company blog…


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Google Said to Be Facing Record E.U. Fine by End of August

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Spread the loveTweet European officials claim that the company favored many of its own digital services, including search and online maps, over those of rivals. Google has denied any wrongdoing.…


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Bits: Daily Report: When Robots Can’t Trust Humans

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Spread the loveTweet Photo A simulator at the Toyota Research Institute. The company is working on technologies that will assist human drivers in remaining vigilant when they are required to…


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Bits: A Guide to Challenges Facing Self-Driving Car Technologists

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Spread the loveTweet Photo Jason Eichenholz, co-founder of Luminar Technologies, with a 3-D lidar (light detection and ranging) map. Lidar may eventually help autonomous cars drive more safely. Credit Ben…


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Tech Tip: When Your Mail App Is a Snoop

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Spread the loveTweet Q. Why is the mail app on my Android phone asking for permission to use my contacts and calendars? I don’t feel comfortable giving that access and…


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Twitter Fails E.U. Standard on Removing Hate Speech Online

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Spread the loveTweet While the social network failed to meet the European standard, it has improved significantly from a study published late last year, which found that it removed a…


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Tech Tip: Erasing Your Android Tracks

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Spread the loveTweet Q. How do I delete the list of things I’ve looked for with the Google search engine on Android? A. If you have a Google account that…


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Tech Tip: How to Make It Known There’s a Problem With an App

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Spread the loveTweet Q. Is there any way to report problems or get technical support for a mobile app? A. Apps are software, so if you need help or want…


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Bits: Daily Report: Remembering When Uber and Google Were Allies

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Spread the loveTweet Photo Waymo’s self-driving minivan in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show in January. Credit Brett Carlsen for The New York Times Sometimes old friends make…


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Google Wants to Be Everywhere With Everyone

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Spread the loveTweet Sundar Pichai, the chief executive, began by talking about Google’s impressive reach. Seven of its products — including Search, YouTube and Maps — have more than a…


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