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Google Disbands AI Committee Before First Meeting

Last week, Google announced that it had formed an AI Ethics committee to assist with the direction of its intelligent technology. This week came an update that few expected – the panel has already been dissolved. The move comes after public criticism of its member selection.

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French Muslim Group to Sue Facebook and YouTube

The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) has announced that it is suing both Facebook and YouTube, arguing that the social media platforms have incited violence by hosting streaming video footage of the Christchurch massacre in New Zealand.

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Google Fined $1.7B for Abusing Its Online Marketing Role

The European Commission has slapped Google with a massive $1.7 billion fine for abusing the online ad market. Google's "abusive practices in online advertising" have been deemed a breach of EU antitrust rules. This is Google's third EU fine within the past two years.

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Only One-Third of Android Antivirus Apps Work Properly

A new report from security company AV-Comparatives has revealed that only 80 of the most popular Android antivirus apps give you effective protection and only 23 of those apps can guarantee a 100% threat-detection rate, highlighting the need for proper Android security.

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How Big Tech Is (and Isn’t) Tackling Anti-Vaxxers

Last week, Facebook announced plans to deprioritize anti-vaccination content on its platform. It's just the latest tech giant to address the misinformation that can spread easily across social networks including YouTube, Amazon, and Pinterest.

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Google Shares Online Tips and Tools for Internet Safety

This past Monday was Internet Safety Day, and to celebrate, Google is dedicating the week to producing a series of articles on its blog, aimed at protecting users with advice and tools. We check the advice Google gives for staying safe online and protecting your accounts