Over 200 workers, largely from Google’s San Francisco Bay Area offices, have come together to form the company’s first ever due-paying union in the US
Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyzes the latest antitrust case against Facebook. He looks at the growing global consensus on action against the tech giants, and talks about the situation in the developing countries
Tech monopolies are increasingly being acknowledged as a danger to people, other companies and even to democracy. The regulatory worm seems to be turning in many countries, even in the US where it had gone into hibernation
Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyzes the antitrust case filed by the US Justice Department against Google. He explains how Google built a monopoly and the dangers of this phenomenon
While Facebook has been profiting off hate speech on its platforms, Google has been exploiting content creators for advertising revenue.
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.