WSJ: TikTok Exploits Google Privacy Loophole to Track Users Online

TechWatch
August 12th, 2020 3:10 PM

New information came to light about TikTok’s aggressive data collection just days after President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning the app in the United States. The Wall Street Journal released a report on August 11 detailing how TikTok was able to collect user data by exploiting a privacy loophole in Google’s android system. This loophole enabled the app to track…

The Left, Media — And Now Google Too? — Are Out to Demonize Police

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August 4th, 2020 4:01 PM

For years now, the progressive left and media have been quick to demonize the nation’s police officers, so it comes as no surprise that Big Tech is following the trend. A quick Google search of the word “demon” results in a dictionary definition of the term that will allow you to filter by the word “police.” Oxford Dictionary, which Google uses to supply definitions to users,…

‘Black-owned’: Google Attribute to Identify Business Owners by Race

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August 4th, 2020 3:51 PM

Government enforced race reparations aren’t here yet, but Google has rolled out a plan to show people how to exclusively support businesses based not on the content of the owners’ character but on the color of their skin. Google Maps’ verified Twitter account revealed that it is rolling out an attribute that it says “makes it easier to identify and #SupportBlackBusiness in the U.S.”

Breitbart Blasts Google for ‘Election Interference,’ Provides Evidence

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August 3rd, 2020 1:03 PM

Breitbart claimed that the internet’s most popular search engine is using multiple tactics to rig the upcoming election. Breitbart released a damning report full of graphs and hard data condemning Google for interfering with conservative news sources. Breitbart also reported that the search engine giant is protecting presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President…

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WATCH: Parler CEO John Matze RIPS Big Tech for ‘Curating Content’

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July 31st, 2020 11:47 AM

Parler CEO John Matze slammed his Big Tech competitors following a congressional antitrust hearing, and said his site is doing its part to defend freedom of speech. In an interview with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo, Matze gave his perspective on the antitrust hearing, and ripped Big Tech’s incessant habit of curating content.

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Bozell: Tech ‘Behemoths’ Must ‘Be Held Accountable,’ End Censorship

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July 30th, 2020 8:58 PM

On Thursday’s Evening Edit, Media Research Center Founder and President Brent Bozell excoriated Big Tech a day after a House subcommittee hearing on the matter, telling the Fox Business Network’s Jackie DeAngelis that these “monster corporations” have “as much power or more power than any of the other three branches of the federal government” because they have continue to face no…

GOP Reps Unmask Big Tech CEOs Who Claim Proud to Be American

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July 29th, 2020 7:37 PM

Big Tech companies claim to represent American values, but their business practices say otherwise.  The CEOs of these companies declared that they were American, but then had to deal with numerous examples that undermined that patriotic claim.

Rep. Ken Buck: Do Chinese Concentration Camps Match Google’s Values?

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July 29th, 2020 4:16 PM

Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO) pulled no punches when he demolished Google for enabling Chinese tyranny. During a Congressional Antitrust Hearing hearing, Buck brought the hammer down on Google CEO Sundar Pichai for his company’s ties to China. Buck commented on how Google removed itself from the bidding process to work with the American military, but continued to work with China. He…

MRC's Brent Bozell: Google Too Big, Too Powerful

July 29th, 2020 11:01 AM

Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell issued the following statement on Wednesday regarding Google’s “monopolistic control” over the world’s information. Here is Bozell’s statement in full: 

We Demand Answers! What Congress Should Ask Big Tech CEOs

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July 29th, 2020 10:44 AM

Four prominent Big Tech CEOs are set to appear before a congressional subcommittee today, and we demand answers! The CEOs of four of America’s largest Big Tech companies, including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the House Committee on the Judiciary’s Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law…

MRC’s Bozell Blasts Big Tech ‘Gestapo’ for Censoring Trump, Trump Jr.

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July 28th, 2020 12:11 PM

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube all worked in concert to mass censor material from President Donald Trump, his son, Donald Trump Jr., and a Facebook event hosted by the Tea Party Patriots that involved doctors discussing COVID-19. Yet these tech companies are about to be grilled in Congress on July 29 at an antitrust hearing. 

Most Americans Say Big Tech Has Too Much Political Clout—They’re Right

TechWatch
July 27th, 2020 5:57 PM

Even in an election year as divided and chaotic as 2020, millions of Americans can seem to agree that Big Tech has too much power. An overwhelming majority of Americans are skeptical over Big Tech’s unchecked power, a Pew Research Center (Pew) study has found. In addition, about half of Americans surveyed also believe the government should do more to regulate them. “Overall, 72% of U.S.…

Bozell, Conservative Leaders Demand Answers From Google CEO

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July 27th, 2020 12:33 PM

RESTON, Va. -- On Monday, Media Research Center Founder and President Brent Bozell and the MRC's Free Speech Alliance released an open letter to Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai ahead of Wednesday's House Judiciary Committee and the Antitrust Subcommittee hearing featuring Pichai, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Lame! Google Apologizes After New ‘Bug’ Blacklists Conservative Sites

TechWatch
July 22nd, 2020 1:16 PM

Talk about living down to expectations. Google gave a measly mea culpa after several conservative websites were delisted from its general search and appeared to have been blacklisted. The massive search engine company claimed that a technical issue prevented many high profile conservative websites from being reached via Google. Google said the problem was merely a bug in the…