YouTube Reducing Video Quality Worldwide To Ease Internet Strain During Coronavirus PandemicVideos on YouTube will now default to standard definition for all users worldwide.
Netflix Slows Down In Europe Amid Concerns About Straining Internet During Coronavirus CrisisNetflix will reduce streaming quality in Europe for at least the next month to prevent the internet collapsing under the strain of unprecedented usage due to the coronavirus pandemic.
YouTube Advertising A $15B Business, Google Parent Discloses For First TimeAlphabet for the first time disclosed the size of various business units within Google, including YouTube advertising.
Google Fires 4 Over Alleged Data Security Issues Amid Tensions With EmployeesTensions continue to rise between Google and its employees.
Google Rolls Out Updated Privacy Tools For YouTube, MapsGoogle is rolling out more tools for users to control their privacy settings.
Roku Has Lost 40% Of Its Value As Competition Heats UpCompetition from much bigger companies is coming to the streaming market, and investors are bailing out of the Los Gatos-based company's stock.
SF Man Behind Viral 'Blinking Guy' GIF Backs Multiple Sclerosis FundraiserFor anyone who has ever tried to craft the perfect text with just the right GIF to convey a feeling of confusion, he is right there for the using. Now, he has a request for the world at large.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg In DC To Privately Meet With LawmakersFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be in Washington Thursday to meet with lawmakers and talk about internet regulation.
Google Settles With National Labor Relations Board Over Employee SpeechGoogle has reached a settlement over employees' ability to speak out about workplace issues after a former worker filed a complaint.
States Target Google In New Antitrust ProbeA large group of states led by Texas is announcing an investigation of Google's market power and whether it unfairly squelches competition and hurts consumers.
Vallejo Teacher Pleads Guilty To Propositioning A Minor Online A Vallejo elementary school teacher pleaded guilty Thursday to contacting a minor online for sex and faces 10 years to life in prison, federal prosecutors said.
Google Services, YouTube Suffer Outages Due to Eastern U.S. Internet CongestionGoogle on Sunday said users of YouTube and other services were seeing errors or slow performance due to high levels of network congestion in the eastern United States.
California Approves Free Cellphones, Internet for Foster YouthYoung people in California's foster system will get free cellphones and internet access under a unique program approved Thursday that supporters say will bridge a digital divide.
Facebook Bracing For $3-5 Billion In Federal Trade Commission FinesFacebook is bracing for a massive fine from federal regulators after a year of data privacy scandals.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi Suggests Tech Companies Need More Regulation: 'It's A New Era'The California Democrat said the era of self-regulation for these companies should "probably" end -- the latest warning sign for Silicon Valley.