File photo: Vice President Mike Pence attended a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. (AP)Vice President Mike Pence slammed Google and called on it to abandon its controversial Project Dragonfly search initiative, which would see the company potentially re-enter China. Pence said the move would “strengthen Communist Party censorship and compromise the privacy of Chinese customers.”In remarks made at the Hudson Institute on Thursday, Pence specifically called out Google, led by CEO Sundar Pichai, and said it should abandon the project."More business leaders are thinking beyond the next quarter, and thinking twice before diving into the Chinese market if it means turning over their intellectual property or abetting Beijing’s oppression," Penc
By Dave Simpson Law360 (July 20, 2018, 9:32 PM EDT) -- In a partial dissent from a decision handing Google, Apple, AOL and Yahoo a win in a patent infringement suit, a Federal Circuit judge on Friday slammed the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2014 Alice decision, expressing frustration with its definitions of “abstract ideas” and “inventive concepts.”U.S. Circuit Judge S. Jay Plager made clear that he wasn’t faulting the high court’s attempt to define an abstract idea, nor the Federal Circuit for following that formula — which led to a majority opinion affirming a lower court’s decision... To view the full article, register now. Site Search 360 Reports
The Supreme Court on Friday raised concern over irresponsible behaviour of search engines and social networking sites like Google, Facebook, WhatsApp and Yahoo in promoting objectionable material leading to lynching of people, and warned imposing Rs 5 lakh per day on them if they fail to develop a foolproof mechanism to prevent uploading of such material. A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta granted one month to the social media sites to ensure a foolproof mechanism to prevent uploading of objectionable materials including child pornography, gangrapes, and so on, on the social media sites. It said it will impose a fine of Rs 5 lakh per day on Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook and WhatsApp till they come up with mechanism to prevent such materials, and gav...
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the top contender to be the next speaker, recently touted a speech taking aim at tech companies including Amazon, Twitter and Facebook for alleged anti-conservative bias. | Alex Wong/Getty Images House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, long seen as a Silicon Valley ally before publicly souring on tech of late, took a fresh shot at the industry today. “Dear @Google, This is a disgrace,” McCarthy tweeted, alongside an image