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Big Internet companies like Google and Facebook just sold you out.

Big Internet companies like Google and Facebook just sold you out. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The TPP is a bad deal for Internet users. But these tech companies just endorsed it.
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After years of intensive analysis, Google discovers the key to good teamwork is being nice

After years of intensive analysis, Google discovers the key to good teamwork is being nice | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Google wants to know the secret to building a more productive team. The tech giant charged a team to find out. The project, known as Project Aristotle, took several years, and included interviews with hundreds of employees and analysis of data about the people on more than 100 active teams at the company. The Googlers looked har
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Google joins the Open Compute Project

Google joins the Open Compute Project | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Google today announced that it is joining the Open Compute Project (OCP), a five-year-old project founded by Facebook and a number of other companies that..
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How Google And Twitter Train Their Employees To Be More Mindful

How Google And Twitter Train Their Employees To Be More Mindful | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
From formal courses to online communities, tech giants are realizing that their employees want new tools to solve age-old problems.
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Google tax deal rapidly unravels

Google tax deal rapidly unravels | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A tale of two taxes. Last week we had the unpleasant spectacle of a smug George Osborne at Davos bragging of the amazing tax deal he had negotiated with Google. Since Davos, a tax deal that has rapidly unravelled. A tax deal so amazing, it was jaw dropping. Following a six year investigation of Google…
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Solve Talks at Google: Are we sharing too much?

Guests: Robin Chase, Co-founder of Zipcar and Karim Lakhani, Harvard Business School Uber allows us to share cars. Airbnb lets us share homes. What's next? A...
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German publishers have filed complaint against Google: VG Media

German publishers have filed complaint against Google: VG Media | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
German publishers have filed a complaint against Google in a row over whether or not the search engine should pay the publishers to show their articles online, a spokesman for VG Media - a consortium of around 200 publishers - told Reuters.
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Google's artificial intelligence bot thinks the purpose of life is 'to live forever'

Google's artificial intelligence bot thinks the purpose of life is 'to live forever' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The responses were alternately impressive, amusing, and unnerving.
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An update on our response to the refugee and migrants crisis

An update on our response to the refugee and migrants crisis | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Millions of people around the world want to do what they can to help refugees and migrants caught up in the crisis in Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa. We wanted to give you an update on where things stand as we continue to think about what Google—and all of us—can do to help.

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TNW - Aral Balkan - Free Is A Lie | The Next Web - YouTube

It's time for a design revolution in open technology. Companies like Google and Facebook that dominate the Internet promise us free services in exchange for ...
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Advertisers want your attention, but how do they know they have it?

Advertisers want your attention, but how do they know they have it? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

our attention is the most valuable resource in the world. It powers the giant consumer corporations of our time, Google and Facebook et al, providing enough profit to let them invest in developing self-driving carsand contact lenses that check your blood sugar. Consider that for a second. The great innovations of Google X are all funded by advertising.

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How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election

How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Research I have been directing in recent years suggests that Google, Inc., has amassed far more power to control elections—indeed, to control a wide variety of opinions and beliefs—than any company in history has ever had. Google’s search algorithm can easily shift the voting preferences of undecided voters by 20 percent or more—up to 80 percent in some demographic groups—with virtually no one knowing they are being manipulated, according to experiments I conducted recently with Ronald E. Robertson ."

 

 

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Google as a Fortune Teller: The Secrets of Surveillance Capitalism

Google as a Fortune Teller: The Secrets of Surveillance Capitalism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Governmental control is nothing compared to what Google is up to: the company is creating an unprecedented form of surveillance capitalism.
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Google wants restaurants to recognize your face so you can buy anything without carrying a wallet

Google wants restaurants to recognize your face so you can buy anything without carrying a wallet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Google is rolling out its "Hands Free" payments feature in some California restaurants, so that you can buy goods just by saying “I’ll pay with Google."

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Facebook, Google, and Twitter support Apple in its war with the FBI

Facebook, Google, and Twitter support Apple in its war with the FBI | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
On one side are those who argue that Apple has a duty to aid law enforcement. On the other are those who fear that the case risks setting a dangerous...
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Julian Assange - Google Is Not What It Seems

Julian Assange - Google Is Not What It Seems | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In this extract from his new book When Google Met Wikileaks, WikiLeaks' publisher Julian Assange describes the special relationship between Google, Hillary Clinton and the State Department -- and what that means for the future of the internet. WikiLeaks readers can obtain a 20 percent discount on the cover price when ordering from the OR Books website by using the coupon code "WIKILEAKS".

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Google 'voluntarily' pay £130 million 'tax'

Google 'voluntarily' pay £130 million 'tax' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For small businesses and ordinary people, tax is compulsory, for tax dodging corporations like Vodafone, Starbucks, Facebook and Google, it is voluntary. It's unbelievable that big companies like Google 'negotiate' the amount of tax they pay. They should be told how much to pay, and made to pay up. Like everyone else. -- UK Uncut…
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Logged In | Jacobin

t’s a familiar pattern. First there’s an economic crisis. Then comes an enormous restructuring of capital — and with it a restructuring of labor — throwing past certainties into doubt. Old industries, companies, and occupations disappear and new ones emerge, enabled by new technologies. As people struggle to find a way to describe the seismic upheavals in the economic and social landscape, a linguistic mist arises, muddling the features of this new landscape, blurring attempts to analyze and map it.

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Bitcoin.com - The Blockchain Will Help Google Improve Their Authentication Services - NEWS

Bitcoin.com - The Blockchain Will Help Google Improve Their Authentication Services - posted in NEWS: Google is one of those companies who have the manpower and funding to throw anything they can think of at the wall, just to see what sticks.

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Google Wants To Improve Its Translations Through Crowdsourcing

Google Wants To Improve Its Translations Through Crowdsourcing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Over the years, Google Translate has gotten significantly better at giving its users (relatively) legible translations for most commonly used languages. It's...

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Google Just Open Sourced the Artificial Intelligence Engine at the Heart of Its Online Empire

Google Just Open Sourced the Artificial Intelligence Engine at the Heart of Its Online Empire | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In a dramatic departure, Google is open sourcing software that sits at the heart of its online empire.
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Google tracks everything you do: here's how to delete it (Wired UK)

Google tracks everything you do: here's how to delete it (Wired UK) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A guide to what Google knows about you, how to delete the data and how to make sure it knows less about you in the future
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Welcome to hell: Apple vs. Google vs. Facebook and the slow death of the web

So let's talk about ad blocking.
You might think the conversation about ad blocking is about the user experience of news, but what we're really talking about is money and power in Silicon Valley....
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