Sep 27, 2019

Google poaches top GOP staffer to confront antitrust threat

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GOP Sen. Rob Portman breaks with Trump on Ukraine request

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Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) told the Columbus Dispatch on Monday that President Trump should not have asked Ukraine or China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, and he disputed a key element of Trump's defense for the plea.

Why it matters: In rare criticism of the president, Portman said the Ukrainian prosecutor was not doing enough to battle corruption. The prosecutor's ouster is at the heart of Trump's baseless allegation of wrongdoing against Biden.

Go deeperArrowOct 7, 2019

Google adds new privacy options

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Google is bringing incognito mode to Google Maps and allowing users to auto-delete their YouTube history, its latest moves to expand its privacy options. Customers will also be able to ask the Google Assistant to delete various types of data.

Why it matters: The company has been under fire for the amount of data it collects and said at its spring I/O developer conference that it would offer users more privacy options.

Go deeperArrowOct 2, 2019

Podcast: Silicon Valley's China problem

From Apple to Google, tech companies are facing increasing pressure to take a stand on the Hong Kong protests: following money vs. morals.

Keep ReadingArrowOct 14, 2019