News roundup: Google CEO struggles to defend the company against supposed bias

News roundup: Google CEO struggles to defend the company against supposed bias

A roundup of this week's technology news including developments in the Huawei international incident, Facebook's ‘privacy pop-up' and YouTube's spectacular self-own.


Politics, you have to laugh or else you cry. Seeing as most of us frequently find ourselves closer to the latter these days it's hard not to feel some kind of joy when politicians make a fool of themselves.

This week it was the turn of US senators and their questioning of Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Now, I know technology can be hard to get your head round sometimes - you just have to read some of the stuff I've written to realise that. However, you would hope that a group of people who had been tasked with asking questions in order to get to the bottom of what is quite a serious issue, would have done some research first.

Apparently not. So, here are a few selected highlights from the hearing:

To continue reading...


« From 5G to cybersecurity: Here's our global highlights from 2018


Tech trends: Winners and losers as changing attitudes shift policies in North America »
Charlotte Trueman

Charlotte is Staff Writer at IDG Connect. She is particularly interested in the impact technology will have on the future of work and promoting gender diversity throughout the tech industry.

  • twt
  • twt
  • Mail

Recommended for You

How to (really) evaluate a developer's skillset

Adrian Bridgwater’s deconstruction & analysis of enterprise software

Unicorns are running free in the UK but Brexit poses a tough challenge

Trevor Clawson on the outlook for UK Tech startups

Cloudistics aims to trump Nutanix with 'superconvergence' play

Martin Veitch's inside track on today’s tech trends


Is your organization fully GDPR compliant?