Google top spender on lobbying in US: Report

IANS- Tech giant Google spent $21.7 million on lobbying efforts last year to influence lawmakers as the government and regulators sought great scrutiny from tech companies related to users’ privacy and unfair market practices. According to a CNBC report on Sunday, Google has been the top spender on lobbying for two consecutive years. “Amazon and […]

Amazon joins Microsoft’s call to regularise facial recognition technology

IANS –   Joining Microsoft’s call to tame the misuse of facial recognition technology, retail giant Amazon’s Cloud arm, Amazon Web Services (AWS), has asked lawmakers to formulate some rules around the use of the technology. The announcement came amid increasing scrutiny on the use of facial recognition by researchers, lawmakers and civil liberties groups. […]

Only in America

Vinita Gupta –     After a cozy pre-Thanksgiving dinner cooked and hosted by our hi-tech luminary friends in Silicon Valley, we converged on visiting what is good about America — before discussions could drift towards frustrations with the political affairs. We naturally gravitated towards technology, and how the internet was originated in America by DARPA — a […]