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Google’s fail and teacher jail: Firing one employee is big news, while not firing hundreds is ignored.

Google’s fail and teacher jail: Firing one employee is big news, while not firing hundreds is ignored.

. By Larry Sand Without going through another weedy analysis of James Damore’s firing from Google – Holman Jenkins, George Leef and Nick Gillespie have done a fine job of that – let’s just say the Silicon Valley engineer was canned for stating what most scientists and sensible people have known ever since Adam and Eve frolicked in Eden – that there […]

Google to Employees: Feel Safe Sharing Your Opinions, as Long as They’re Our Opinions

Google to Employees: Feel Safe Sharing Your Opinions, as Long as They’re Our Opinions

. By Thomas L. Knapp Former Google engineer James Damore is suddenly between jobs. He’s been fired, Bloomberg reports, for writing “an internal memo blasting the web company’s diversity policies.” Google has long cultivated a reputation for hiring smart people, turning them loose, and listening to them. This firing puts a giant dent in that […]

The Third 100 Days (Trump Briefs: July 29-August 4/Day 191-197) Week 28

The Third 100 Days (Trump Briefs: July 29-August 4/Day 191-197) Week 28

By Michael Hernandez   Saturday, July 29 (Day 191): Alaska Senator delays vote on Trump administration nominees The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, led by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) delayed a vote on six Trump administration nominees, after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke allegedly told Murkowski her vote against the ObamaCare repeal could steer the […]

One Sustainable Tweet at a Time

One Sustainable Tweet at a Time

 . By Richard Eber, California Political News and Views   As an individual who depends on the internet for almost all of my information, there are certain words and expressions that crop up every day. Even casually questioning Google, Facebook, or Twitter about these truths is comparable to committing treason or breaking the unwritten rules of PC etiquette. The leftist […]

Google takes lead on California driverless cars

Google takes lead on California driverless cars

By James Poulos As Silicon Valley rushes to stake out a lead in what’s hoped to be a robust market for driverless cars, the company spun off of Google has established a clear lead — perhaps giving the competition a reason to consider focusing their efforts outside the Golden State.  “New data on tests of self-driving car technology […]

Google Boss: Trump Admin Is Going To Do ‘Evil Things’

Google Boss: Trump Admin Is Going To Do ‘Evil Things’

Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman Google’s parent company, Alphabet, told employees last week that President Donald Trump and his administration are going to do “evil things.” “I can tell you that the tone of this government is very much economic growth,” Schmidt said, according to BuzzFeed News, in an apparent attempt to criticize Trump. “And […]

US Congress Debates Hacker Threat To Self-Driving Cars

Google unveils simpler portal for users to delete data it has about them

Google unveils simpler portal for users to delete data it has about them

By Paresh Dave Unending scrutiny from regulators is keeping pressure on Google to get better about explaining how it tracks users and how they can tinker with privacy settings. On Monday, Google unveiled a website at privacy.google.com that answers questions more clearly than ever. In case you didn’t know, Google keeps a record of what […]

DMV won’t unleash robocars on CA roads

DMV won’t unleash robocars on CA roads

CA tech doubles down on driverless cars

CA tech doubles down on driverless cars

By James Poulos . Despite a spate of media attention surrounding a narrowly missed collision between two self-driving prototype vehicles, California companies fielding driverless cars forged ahead, insisting that the developing technology was safe and getting safer. An unexpected trial Both cars in the incident “were equipped with similar technology, including lasers, radar, cameras and computer systems enabling the cars to […]

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