Government and Policy

Tech and surveillance: Google, Apple and the cops, and more

On one hand, the tech industry has taken a hit and is frustrated by government action/inaction on mass spying. On the other hand, it looks like law enforcement is frustrated, too, as Apple and Google take action to thwart surveillance. Read More →

Snapchat snags Google PR exec Jill Hazelbaker

Snapchat, the mobile messaging app that's risen to social media prominence, has hired a former Google communications executive and political campaign press veteran to run its PR operations. London-based Jill Hazelbaker will join Snapchat to lead its communications and policy efforts,Read More →

Quoted: Google cuts ties with ALEC over climate change

"Everyone understands climate change is occurring. And the people who oppose it are really hurting our children and our grandchildren and making the world a much worse place. And so we should not be aligned with such people. They're just Read More →

Alibaba, and the monopoly effect

Alibaba's blockbuster IPO last week is a reminder that Chinese tech firms have a distinct advantage as they become more global. Called the eBay and Amazon of China, Alibaba is poised to move into global markets, as are the two other Read More →

What’s next for after departure of its president?

The resignation last week of Joe Green as the head of, the pro-immigration reform group, did not come as a surprise, and it calls into question the future of the organization started by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. As Read More →

Apple’s new privacy campaign — and dig at Google

Apple is getting kudos galore after loudly and proudly touting the privacy it provides to its mobile customers with a new site. And it gets in a dig at its top competitor in the process. As the company launches new products and Read More →
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