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‘Titans of tech’ face grilling in US Congress

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.

Rich big tech, dead democracy

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

Brazil: App delivery workers ask general population for help in national strike

The protest is set to happen on Wednesday 1st, workers are asking users to boycott services on that day

India’s data protection bill: from protecting data to a surveillance state

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

Quantum Computers Quantum computers bring uncertainty knocking at our door

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

google quantum computer sycamore Has the age of quantum computing begun?

A leaked research paper by Google claimed that their quantum computer Sycamore has achieved quantum supremacy

Google India Antitrust Monopoly, Google style, is hit with a probe

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.

Huawei-Ban By Blacklisting Huawei, US Escalates Technological War on China

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.

Huawei-Ban Google-Huawei dispute further intensifies US-China trade war

Google’s restrictions on Chinese company Huawei mark an escalation in the trade-war between China and the US

Organizers of 2018 Google walkout allege retaliation from management

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

Tech for democracy in the brave new digital world

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

At World Economic Forum, digital colonialism is on the agenda

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

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