My data security is better than yours: tech CEOs throw shade in privacy wars

Apple, Google and Facebook are racing to embrace the latest buzzword, and taking swipes at each other in the process“Privacy cannot be a luxury good offered only to people who can afford to buy premium products and services,” declared Sundar Pichai, th…

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Google share price plunges, wiping $77bn off its market value

Biggest fall since October 2012 follows worse-than-expected quarterly resultsGoogle’s share price has had its biggest fall in nearly seven years, wiping $77bn (£60bn) off its market value, after disappointing sales figures sparked investor fears that a…

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Google Street View’s ability to calculate car accident risks is digital tech writ large | John Naughton

A new study suggests that machine-learning software, used in conjunction with Street View, can provide more accurate insurance premiumsGoogle Street View is one of the wonders of the contemporary world. It’s a product of the arrogance, ambition, chutzp…

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