Category: Google

Police are testing a “Live Google Earth” with biometrics

“State of Surveillance” examines new technologies police departments are using to fight crime and the civil liberties concerns raised by these tools. Law enforcement agencies say that many of the technologies make it easier to solve and, in some cases, even prevent crime. But privacy advocates warn that expanded databases could become dragnets that are […]

Google buys military robot-maker Boston Dynamics

Google has acquired the engineering company that developed Cheetah, the world’s fastest-running robot and other animalistic mobile research machines. Boston Dynamics, which contracts for the US military, is the eighth robotics company snapped up by Google this year. Both the price and size of the project, which is led by former Android boss Andy Rubin, […]

YouTube co-founder hurls abuse at Google over comments

After an eight-year silence, YouTube’s co-founder Jawed Karim has made his second-ever post on the site – to fuel the controversy over Google’s changes to its comments system. On April 23rd 2005, Karim uploaded YouTube’s first video, of himself at the zoo. Then he went silent until, eight years later, he posted a question on […]

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