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Recent articles by Richard:

Google's China search project gets stung by confrontation over data

The dispute has 'effectively ended' the Dragonfly project, according to a report by The Intercept. → Read More

Google vows not to sell its facial recognition technology for now

The search giant says it needs to work through “important technology and policy questions” first. → Read More

Google Maps will now show you where the nearest Lime scooter is

Google’s parent Alphabet made a big investment in the scooter company this summer. → Read More

Google CEO hearing could have covered so much more ground

Dragonfly, the search giant’s controversial China project, got too little of the spotlight, some observers say. → Read More

Google CEO explains why searching for 'idiot' brings up pictures of Trump

A California lawmaker indirectly asked Sundar Pichai about ‘Google bombing.’ → Read More

Google CEO tackles political bias, China and data collection with Congress

Sundar Pichai is on Capitol Hill to answer for the search giant’s recent controversies. → Read More

Google CEO faces Congress over conservative bias, data privacy

Sundar Pichai is on Capitol Hill to answer for the search giant’s recent controversies. → Read More

Google+ bug affected 52.2 million people, social network to shut down in April

The bug, separate from another bug disclosed in October, means Google+ is shutting down earlier than expected. → Read More

Congress should dig in on Google's China and data issues, not just bias

As CEO Sundar Pichai goes to Capitol Hill this week, experts say there’s more to discuss than just perceived bias against conservatives. → Read More

Former Google contractor says she was axed after asking for full-time job

Masheika Allen said in a nearly 1,500-word letter that temps, vendors and contractors are “expendable” at Google. → Read More

Here's the Facebook board's letter defending Sheryl Sandberg's ask for research on George Soros

The social network said Sandberg's request was "entirely appropriate." → Read More

Google contractors demand equal benefits in letter to CEO

The letter follows the massive walkout protest by Google employees last month. → Read More

How to watch Google CEO's congressional hearing

Sundar Pichai is scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee this week, but the hearing may be postponed. → Read More

Watch Google CEO testify before Congress on Dec. 5

Sundar Pichai will be publicly grilled by lawmakers for the first time on Wednesday at 7 a.m. PT. → Read More

Google excluded privacy team from Dragonfly China project, report says

An ex-Google engineer who worked on the censored search engine said his concerns were dismissed, according to The Intercept. → Read More

Google's CEO will reportedly testify before Congress on Dec. 5

Sundar Pichai skipped a high-profile tech hearing in September. → Read More

Google employees say company must drop project Dragonfly

The project would allegedly provide the Chinese government with tools it could use to track people's searches. → Read More

Google requests refund from Cindy Hyde-Smith campaign after 'hanging' comments

The Mississippi Republican faces a Senate runoff election on Tuesday against Democrat Mike Espy. → Read More

Elon Musk's marijuana puff prompts safety review from NASA, report says

SpaceX and Boeing, two companies partnering with the space agency, will undergo the assessment. → Read More

Google walkout was 'unprecedented.' It could prompt more tech protests

Other companies could learn from the example of Google employees. → Read More