Politics

Platform News: Google search engine

Google engineers resign over firing of AI ethics researcher

An engineering director and a software developer have quit Google over the dismissal of artificial intelligence researcher Timnit Gebru, a sign of the ongoing conflicts at the sear...

Activism

What happens next when societal changes hit the workplace?

Today, the second most popular e-learning course on LinkedIn, which is the largest and most heavily trafficked English-language business-oriented website in the world is ‘Unc...

Tractors and Twitter

Tractors to Twitter: India’s protesting farmers battle on highway, online

In a standoff between farmers in India’s northern breadbasket and the government, the farmers have a 21st-century ally: a handful of fans scattered around the world running a...

Facebook

Solomon Islands prepares to ban Facebook after government criticism on platform

The Solomon Islands is likely to ban the use of Facebook for an indeterminate period after inflammatory critique of the authorities was aired on the social media stage, the Solomon...

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook extends ban on political ads in the US for another month

As election misinformation raged online, Facebook has said its post-election ban on political advertisements would probably last another month, increasing concerns from campaigns a...

Platform Industry: TikTok app and Facebook

From Facebook to TikTok, US political influencers are paid for posts

A voter registration project is compensating Latina moms for posting on social media about climate change, while a political action committee (PAC) is paying eight TikTok influence...

Platform News: President Joe Biden talking about technology on the campaign trail

Google’s antitrust legal woes far from over if Biden wins

The US Justice Department’s nascent antitrust case against Google will probably find the attention it should succeed if Democrat Joe Biden wins the US presidency following mo...

Platform News: TikTok office building in the US

MMA athlete throws down a challenge to Pakistan’s TikTok ban

A mixed martial artist is fighting a Pakistani ban on TikTok, the short-video sharing app on which he was pinning his hopes on helping people become healthy and get into shape.

Platform News: Ant Financial

Ant Group’s $35 billion IPO unlikely to be hurt by possible US curbs

Ant Group’s $35 billion initial public offering (IPO) is not likely to suffer from any US restrictions on the Chinese financial technology giant due to its very limited overs...

Platform News: Social Media Giants, including Facebook, Google and Twitter

Platform CEO’s will testify before US Senate committee

The CEO’s of Facebook, Twitter and Google have agreed to voluntarily testify in a hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee on October the 28th about an integral law prote...

Platform Industry: Modi PM of India

Could India be planning to launch its own app store?

India is open to launching its own mobile app shop or enlarging an existing one if it receives sufficient demand from domestic firms for an alternative to Apple and Google platform...

Platform News: President Joe Biden talking about technology on the campaign trail

Amazon and Big Tech cozy up to Joe Biden

Having a framed Joe Biden poster in the background, Amazon’s Jay Carney made no secret of his long history with the presidential candidate when speaking at a digital policy r...

Belarus

With warm words and fast visas, neighbours woo IT workers in Belarus

After Max Korolevsky stated he was detained and then beaten by security forces during protests in Belarus, he asked the IT company he works for to transfer him to neighbouring Ukra...

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

Philippines’ President Duterte calls out Facebook

Hard-line Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has stated that Facebook could not stop him from promoting the aims of his government, telling the societal networking giant that the...