Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the deposition of the heads of Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Facebook before the US House of Representatives Committee that deals with anti-trust issues.
Evidence that Big Tech has had a chilling effect on start-ups and investors is one thing, but the ubiquitous nature of the platforms in their specific ways does effect every aspect of life, not just in the US but across the world
The protest is set to happen on Wednesday 1st, workers are asking users to boycott services on that day
India’s Personal Data Protection bill provides some protection against big digital companies, but none against big government. The objective is a surveillance state where any criticism of the government would be considered sedition
Google’s Sycamore has shown that a quantum computer can do a functional computation and that quantum computing does solve a special class of problems much faster than conventional computers
A leaked research paper by Google claimed that their quantum computer Sycamore has achieved quantum supremacy
Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recent decision of the Competition Commission of India to investigate Google on charges of misusing its dominance over the Android operating system, and imposing unfair conditions on manufacturers.
The US is escalating tech war with China, as maintaining its domination over 5G networks, which will revolutionize every aspect of life, is an essential part of its imperialist agenda.
Google’s restrictions on Chinese company Huawei mark an escalation in the trade-war between China and the US
Meredith Whittaker and Claire Stapleton, in a mass mail to employees, said that they had faced cancellation of projects and other obstacles at work. Retaliation against those involved in organizing is against the law in the US
If we can choke off the funds that can be spent on buying ads on digital platforms such as Google and Facebook, we would then have some amount of control on our elections
The US, Japan, the EU and Australia are among the countries pushing for a system of governing e-commerce which will restrict governments’ abilities to regulate internet giants such as Google and Facebook