4 days ago.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The commission comprised of a former head of Google and the future chief of Amazon.(Photo Credit: Representative/Pixabay)

  • The report was released by the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence
  • The commission was formed by Congress in 2018 
  • "AI will be the most powerful tool in generations for benefiting humanity," the letter read

28 Feburary.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Google announced in November, 2020, that it will discontinue its free, unlimited cloud storage option. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Google Photos will discontinue its option of free, unlimited cloud storage for high-quality photos and videos from June 1, 2021
  • Google Photos will only offer 15GB of free storage for photos and videos after the new policy comes into effect
  • Users will be charged Rs 130 per month or Rs 1,300 annually for an extra 100GB cloud storage space 

27 Feburary.California City, CA, USA
The judge has demanded an explanation about what the company exactly does with users data. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • A lawsuit against Google seeks $5,000 in damages for millions of people whose privacy has been compromised since June 2016
  • The judge said the company's private browsing promises are a 'ruse'
  • Google said a full-page notice appears everytime someone uses Chrome's private browsing mode

25 Feburary.Melbourne VIC, Australia
Australian parliament Thursday passed landmark legislation on Thursday that requires global digital giants to pay for local news content. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Google will pay for news content in Australia that appears on its "Showcase" product
  • Facebook will pay providers, whose content will appear on its "News" section
  • Giant tech firms have accused the legislation, saying it would threaten their business models

25 Feburary.Canberra ACT, Australia
Facebook recently locked horns with the Australian authorities over content sharing (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • "We absolutely recognize quality journalism is at the heart of open societies", said Nick Clegg
  • He clarified Facebook's stance and dusted off responsibility from alleged "stealing of journalism"
  • Australian authorities have urged  Facebook and Google to pay for the news content generated in the country

25 Feburary
19 Feburary.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The US Congress said in a release that for too long these Internet giants have failed to acknowledge the they have played in spreading misinformation. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • The Internet giants will be appearing before the Congress on March 25
  • Two subcommittees will be overlooking the case
  • The three CEOs will be appearing before the Congress through a remote video hearing

18 Feburary.Melbourne VIC, Australia
Facebook's move to restrict news content in Australia sparked an angry backlash. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • Critics say misinformation and fake news could dominate Facebook in Australia
  • From Thursday, Australians were unable to post links to news articles or view the Facebook pages of media outlets
  • Aussie news sources disappeared from Facebook globally

18 Feburary.San Francisco, CA, USA
Waymo is testing autonomous car.(Representative/Unsplash)

  • The first tests will be with Waymo employees
  • The company said it has improved its lidar vision system which uses lasers to detect surroundings
  • Waymo is among several automotive and tech firms testing autonomous driving

18 Feburary.Canberra ACT, Australia
Facebook's move contrasted with Google. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • Australia is set to adopt a law that would force digital companies to pay for news content
  • Facebook and Google say it will wreck the way the internet works
  • The companies had threatened to partially withdraw services from the country if the rules become law