The app Smart Voting is displayed on an iPhone screen in Moscow, Russia

Apple, Google remove opposition app as Russian voting begins


Apple and Google have come under pressure in recent weeks, with Russian officials telling them to remove the Smart Voting app from their online stores.

A close up photograph of a mobile phone showing the Bureau of Meteorology's page on the Facebook app.

Facebook blocks news from its platform in Australia as Google strikes deals

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is shown wearing a dark suit and standing behind a microphone with a Turkish flag nearby.

‘Draconian’ social media legislation passed in Turkey; Trump administration issues DACA memo; Tech CEOs testify.

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With letters that take up the entire frame of the photo, an illuminated Google logo is shown against a tile backdrop.

Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist

Margrethe Vestager

Europe is not afraid to regulate Big Tech. EU Competition Commissioner Vestager explains why.

Three women in Saudi Arabia wearing black.

Controversial Saudi app that allows male guardians to track their wives may actually help some women escape

In 2015, the Saudi government launched an app called Abhser — which roughly translates to “yes sir” — that allows men to grant some of those permissions through clicks and swipes. But the app is also helping some Saudi women escape the country.

Three female Google workers hold protest signs with black lettering.

Google workers around the world protest its corporate culture


Thousands of Google employees and contractors staged brief midday walk-outs on Thursday at offices across Asia, Europe and North America to protest sexism, racism and unchecked executive power in their workplace.

Google sign in shadows at conference in Shanghai

This Google engineer was asked to create a censored version of Google News for China. He refused.

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Vijay Boyapati says he ‘immediately felt very uncomfortable’ when he say censorship requirements for the project.

European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager stands at a podium with a screen behind her reading "Antitrust: Google Android."

Google hit with record $5 billion EU antitrust fine

EU regulators hit Google with a record $5 billion antitrust fine on Wednesday for using its Android mobile operating system to squeeze out rivals.

Doctor Frankenstein and his monster, depicted here at the Movieland Wax Museum in Niagara Falls, Canada, have become a fixture of Halloween lore.

On the 200-year anniversary of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein,’ we look at some possible modern-day monsters in the tech world


Facebook as the modern-day equivalent of Victor Frankenstein’s monster? It may not be as far-fetched as it sounds.