Ex-Google exec sent to prison for stealing robocar secrets
Former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski helped steer Google’s self-driving car project before landing at Uber
Google extending ability for employees to work from home until at least next July
The tech company has about 1,500 employees, including engineers, sales leaders and artificial intelligence researchers at offices in Waterloo, Ont., Toronto and Montreal
US proposes tariffs on up to $2.4B on French imports
Retaliation on France’s tax on American tech giants such as Google, Amazon and Facebook.
Huawei launches new phone with own version of Android
Mate 30 series smartphone counter US export sanctions.
Big Tech faces a new set of foes: nearly all 50 US states
Attorneys general are investigating whether Google’s online search and advertising business is engaging in monopolistic behaviour.
France adopts pioneering tax on tech giants after US threat
Amounts to a 3% annual levy on French revenues exceeding US$28 million.
Venture capitalist calls for end to Sidewalk Labs development
Says it gives too much power and control to the project’s backer Alphabet Inc.
Trudeau warns Internet regulation could be used to repress citizens, free speech
He made his case at a gathering of civil society and government representatives from some 100 countries.
Some tech giants sign onto Canada’s declaration on electoral integrity
Facebook, Google and Microsoft agreed to combat disinformation and promote transparency.
Huawei: US controls have ‘no impact,’ talking to Google
Huawei and Google are discussing possible “emergency relief measures” for its smartphone business.
Google opens German centre to improve data privacy
Data privacy and security at Google and its tech rivals including Facebook are increasingly in the spotlight.
Google to invest US$13B in new US offices, data centres
The company will have a physical presence in 24 states by the end of the year.
Google CEO faces House grilling on breach, China censorship
Reports say Google is poised to re-enter China with a search engine that caters to Communist party censorship rules.
IBM’s $34B Red Hat deal is risky bid to boost cloud business
It is the biggest acquisition in IBM’s century-long history.
Apple CEO backs privacy laws, warns data being ‘weaponized’
Tim Cook applauded EU authorities for bringing in a strict new data privacy law in May, the GDPR.