Google’s Troubles Mount As DOJ Focuses On Ad Tools

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Justice Department is ramping up its investigation into Google, focusing heavily on the company’s ad tools. According to the report, the DOJ has increasingly been directing its questions—both of competitors and Google executives—toward…

Google and Microsoft Reigniting Browser Wars

Some things are too good to last, and it appears Google and Microsoft’s BFF cooperation on the browser front is one of them, as both companies are taking swipes at the other.

Clearview AI App Disabled On the App Store

Clearview AI’s troubles continue to mount, with the company’s app being disabled on the App Store for violating Apple’s rules.

Chrome Ad Blocker Will Tackle Video Ads

Beginning August 5, 2020, Google Chrome will begin blocking some of the most intrusive video ads, according to a blog post. According to the post, Google relies on the Better Ads Standards, developed by the Coalition for Better Ads. The…

Clearview AI Expanding Internationally—With Authoritarian Regimes

In further proof that Clearview AI can’t be trusted, BuzzFeed News is reporting the facial recognition firm is planning on selling its services to authoritarian regimes. Clearview claims to have scraped over 3 billion photos from millions of websites, including…

YouTube Generates $15 Billion a Year For Google

Alphabet released its fourth quarter results today and, for the first time, broke down how much money YouTube earns. According to the report, YouTube generated $15 billion in ad revenue last year, nearly doubling what it made just two years…

The Company That Can End Privacy Just Ran Afoul of Twitter

Clearview AI, the company that made headlines last week for potentially ending privacy as we know it, has incurred the wrath of Twitter, according to The Seattle Times. New York Times journalist Kashmir Hill first reported on Clearview AI, a…

CES 2020: Samsung Unveils Rolling Robot ‘Ballie’

It’s not quite BB-8, but Samsung may have unveiled the next best thing in a rolling robot named “Ballie.” According to Engadget, Ballie is designed to be an assistant, essentially running a smart home. The robot “has a ‘mobile interface’…

YouTube Deletes Then Reverses Course On Cryptocurrency Videos

YouTube made headlines earlier this week with a wide-scale purge of cryptocurrency videos. Just as suddenly, the Google-owned company seems to have reversed course, labeling the purge a “wrong call.” Content creators who use YouTube to publish information about cryptocurrencies…

Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report Launches Locals.com

Dave Rubin used his show today to announce the launch of his new venture, Locals.com, “subscription-based communities that give power to creators, not platforms.” “Today, is a big day. We’ve got some announcements and some major stuff cooking,” Rubin said…