LGBTQ Content Creators File Discrimination Lawsuit Against YouTube, GoogleA group of LGBTQ content creators is suing YouTube and its parent company Google, alleging YouTube unfairly designates queer content as "sexually explicit," "shocking" and/or "offensive" and limits its reach, while at the same time allowing LGBTQ hate speech to thrive on the platform.
Stanford Physicist Among Scientists Awarded Prestigious Prize For Invention of 'Supergravity'The Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics ceremony in Mountain View will award 3 physicists a multi-million dollar prize for their 1976 theory of "supergravity.”
Settlement Overturned In Privacy Lawsuit Against GoogleA federal appeals court has rejected a settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that Mountain View-based Google spied on users' online activity using tracking "cookies," even when privacy settings were set to prevent the snooping.
Tulsi Gabbard, Most Searched Candidate During 1st Democratic Debate, Sues GoogleRep. Tulsi Gabbard's presidential campaign sued Google on Thursday after the company suspended the candidate's Google Ads account following last month's Democratic presidential debate.
Justice Department Launches Antitrust Probe Of Big Tech CompaniesThe U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday said it is opening a sweeping antitrust investigation of big technology companies and whether their online platforms have hurt competition, suppressed innovation or otherwise harmed consumers.
Google Agrees To Pay $13 Million In Street View Privacy CaseGoogle has agreed to pay a $13 million settlement that could resolve a class-action lawsuit over the Mountain View-based company's collection of people's private information through its Street View project.
Apple, Google Continue Inclusive Push With New EmojisApple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emojis that of course include cute critters, but also expand the number of images of human diversity.
Android Creator Andy Rubin Accused Of Cheating Wife Out Of Millions Of DollarsAndy Rubin, a former Google executive who created the Android operating system, has been accused of cheating his wife out of millions of dollars, according to court documents unsealed on Tuesday.
Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Tell You How Much Facebook, Google Make From Your DataThe bipartisan legislation would require Silicon Valley's biggest platforms to reveal the rewards they reap when their users browse the web, look at products online and connect with friends.
Google Pledges $1 Billion To Address Bay Area Housing CrunchGoogle CEO Sundar Pichai announced Tuesday that the tech giant would invest $1 billion over the next several years to help build housing in the Bay Area.
San Jose Google Development Could Increase Rents By $235M, Report FindsGoogle development in downtown San Jose could result in $235 million in rent increases by 2030 if nearly 5,300 affordable homes and 12,500 market-rate homes do not enter the market, according to a report released Wednesday by a San Jose nonprofit.
Report: New San Jose Google Tech Campus Will Make Rents SkyrocketA new report paints a dire picture of rent increases for residents when Google moves into San Jose.
Google Acquires Data Analytics Firm Looker For $2.6B In CashGoogle is acquiring data analytics firm Looker for $2.6 billion cash in an effort to expand its Google Cloud business.
Feds Set To Launch Antitrust Investigations Of Silicon Valley Tech TitansThe announcement that several Silicon Valley tech giants could soon be at the center of a federal investigation came as Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference kicked off Monday.
Facebook, Google Shares Battered; Feds Preparing Antitrust Investigations