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Regulating free speech on social media is dangerous and futile—Expert

Niam Yaraghi   Amid recent news about Google’s post 2016 elections meeting, multiple Congressional hearings, and attacks by President Trump, social media platforms and technology companies are facing unprecedented criticism from both parties. According to Gallup’s survey, 79 percent of Americans believe that these companies should be regulated. We know that an overwhelming majority of technology entrepreneurs subscribe

Russia warns Google against election meddling

Russia on Tuesday said it has officially warned US internet giant Google against meddling in next Sunday’s local elections by posting opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s videos calling for mass protests. Representatives of Russia’s electoral commission, the Prosecutor-General’s Office and the state internet watchdog at a meeting alleged Navalny uses Google’s services

Google launches station in Nigeria, targets 200 locations by 2019

Web search engine, Google, has unveiled Google Station aimed at providing free high-quality, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots to millions of Nigerians. The launching made Nigeria the fifth country to get Google Station, after India, Indonesia, Thailand and Mexico. The Google Country Director, Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, who made the disclosure in Lagos on Friday, said

Why Google Thinks the Future of the Web Is…Email

It's ubiquitous, convenient, cheap and relatively fast. Which means everyone has it. Even if they dont use it all that much, they use it more than most of the apps they download and then ignore. And it gives Google a clever way of circumventing some of its arch-competitors like Facebook and

Facebook, Google’s ‘days are numbered’- George Soros

They're menace to the society By Julia La Roche The billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros slammed Facebook (FB) and Google (GOOGL), two companies he’s invested in recently, noting that “the rise and monopolistic behavior” of tech platform companies has become a “global problem.”   Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos,