Facebook, Google and others join The Trust Project to fight Fake News

“Fake news” and other misinformation, online propaganda, and satirical content people believe is true have filled the web via search engines and social media, and have caused a rift in how people perceive today’s news organizations and the quality of their coverage. A nonpartisan effort called The Trust Project is working to address this situation by …

Microsoft employee installs Chrome mid-presentation after Edge keeps crashing

This is truly half-brutal, half-hilarious. A Microsoft employee was forced to pause his Azure presentation in the middle of a live demo session in order to install Google’s Chrome… because the company’s own Edge browser kept crashing. At some point, the presenter even jokes his blunder “is not going to help make Google better,” when …

Google’s new cloud-based service shows increasing need of IoTs

Google has launched a new cloud-based service called IoT Core that enables its enterprise customers to manage their IoT devices, as well as collect and analyze the data those devices produce. IoT Core has access to all its data processing, analytics, and machine learning capabilities of Google’s cloud and supports devices equipped with Intel, ARM, …

Google and Symantec in a war about each other’s security practices

Google and Symantec are engaged in a war about each other’s security practices, with all of us caught in the crossfire. As TechCrunch reports, Google believes that Symantec has been improperly issuing security certificates for tens of thousands of websites. If the search engine follows through with its threat, then Chrome will soon no longer …

Denver to benefit from 1Gb high-speed Google Fiber

A high-speed internet provider owned by Alphabet Inc.’s Google Fiber unit is making Denver its first new market since being bought by the search giant. San Francisco-based Webpass will debut its $60-per-month, 1 gigabit-per-second internet service at the 31-story Larimer Place condo tower at 16th and Larimer streets in coming weeks. It plans to expand …

Data Transfer Pact Between U.S. and Europe declared Invalid by EU Court

Europe’s highest court on Tuesday struck down an international agreement that allowed companies to move digital information like people’s web search histories and social media updates between the European Union and the United States. The decision left the international operations of companies like Google and Facebook in a sort of legal limbo even as their …

Europe in Two Internet Related Battlefields

  [Editors note:  Please welcome Farzaneh Badii, from Hamburg University’s Graduate School in Law and Economics, who joins Syracuse University’s iSchool and the IGP as a Visiting Doctoral Student for the next six months.]   “Lord, deliver us from all evil and from French state justice.”[1] This was the French farmers’ prayer once their parliament and …

Google to be sued for $1 billion for over 20,000 unlicensed songs on Youtube

Google is staring at a $1B legal suit Irving Azoff manages the performance rights for roughly 20,000 songs from artists such as Pharrell, John Lennon, and The Eagles through his company, Global Music Rights (GMR) — and he’s planning to sue YouTube for over $1 billion. Azoff’s claim: The online video site has not secured necessary licensing …