Google's selective social conscience

It bears asking why Google would push to develop a tool that threatens human liberty and dignity in China while refusing to renew a US gov't contract that would preserve our military edge over that country?Dr. Ted Gover, 8/26/2018, 6:40 AM

Accounts with ties to Iran removed from YouTube

Google deletes 58 accounts with ties to Iran on YouTube and other sites.Ben Ariel, 8/23/2018, 11:35 PM

Google stores location data even without consent: AP

Researchers at Princeton discovered that Google saves the location data of smart phones even if privacy settings say otherwise.Jonathan Benedek, 8/13/2018, 3:01 PM

EU fines Google record $5 billion

Google faces record fine for violating EU anti-trust laws in requirements forced on Android phone producers.Gary Willig, 7/18/2018, 4:19 PM

YouTube restores rabbi's channel after censorship accusations

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu's YouTube channel restored. Decision to remove his videos aroused suspicions of anti-right wing bias.Tzvi Lev, 4/12/2018, 7:45 PM

Google Israel introduces hummus taste stick for April Fools’ Day

Breakthrough technology allows hummus connoisseurs to determine which hummus restaurant best fits their taste. April Fools.JTA, 4/1/2018, 8:42 PM

Swedish Jews say Google searches returning anti-Semitic results

Google search results for phrases like 'Jews in Sweden' dominated by anti-Semitic content, local Jews claim.JTA, 3/9/2018, 8:03 AM

Israel to tax Google, Facebook within a year

Israel Tax Authority plans to tax international tech giants 'within the year,' EU works on similar legislation.AFP, 11/18/2017, 9:31 PM

30% of Spanish Google searches for 'Jew' are anti-Semitic

Nearly a third of all results in Google searches for 'Jew' in Spanish are anti-Semitic websites, report finds.JTA, 9/3/2017, 10:27 PM

Google attempts to diagnose depression

The search giant unveils a new online quiz that can identify depression symptoms.Tzvi Lev, 8/24/2017, 2:40 PM

'That's not PC': Google engineer fired for memo on gender

Google employee fired over memo acknowledging that men, women are biologically different.Tzvi Lev, 8/8/2017, 11:37 AM

Google employee: Men and women are biologically different

Internet giant slams memo by company engineer for noting inherent biological differences between men and women.Gil Ronen, Chana Roberts, 8/7/2017, 11:11 AM

EU fines Google a record $2.7 billion

Internet giant accused of favoring its own results in searches, making customers purchase its products over others.Gary Willig, 6/27/2017, 3:33 PM

Consumer privacy expert qualifies Google announcement

'Most people think email should be private, just like a letter sent through postal mail.'Mordechai Sones, 6/27/2017, 12:15 AM

Google to stop reading private emails

Software giant announces the end to the policy of 'scanning' content of Gmail users to create personalized ads.Gary Willig, 6/26/2017, 4:24 PM

Google: We haven't done enough to stop terrorism

Google outlines new steps to fight online terrorism. Minister Erdan: This is a revolution.Nitsan Keidar, 6/20/2017, 1:07 AM

'Google Bus' arrives in Jerusalem

The escape room on wheels arrives at Jerusalem's First Station.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/14/2017, 12:07 PM

Argentine website’s analysis of Nisman murder wins Google prize

Google Argentina recognizes 'exploration of different technologies' to achieve 'journalistic objective' in Jewish murder case.JTA, 6/5/2017, 2:55 PM

Families of Pulse shooting victims sue Facebook, Twitter, Google

Families of June's Orlando shooting victims file lawsuit against sites for promoting, funding ISIS terror.Chana Roberts, 12/21/2016, 8:45 AM

Google removes ‘are Jews evil’ search suggestion

Google removes the phrase “are Jews evil,” which had been automatically generated by its search algorithm.JTA, 12/6/2016, 4:57 AM

Check Point reveals 1,000,000 Google accounts were hacked

Israeli software security company Check Point revealed that hackers had breached more than a million Google accountsArutz Sheva staff, 11/30/2016, 5:12 PM

Google under fire for allegedly deleting 'Palestine'

Arab journalists protest that Google removed the “Palestine” tag from its maps application; company says it was never there to begin with.Ben Ariel, 8/12/2016, 6:44 AM

Google Commemorates the Leader who Loved the Land of Israel

Exhibition commemorating the life and times of former Prime Minister Yitzchak Shamir launched on Google virtual platform.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/24/2016, 8:54 PM

Google acquires Israeli-American startup

Google acquires Kifi, an Israeli-American startup that develops products for sharing content among friends and groups.JTA, 7/15/2016, 5:37 AM

Military investigates who ordered soldiers' Google formation

Video of soldiers at Israeli air base lining up to spell 'Google' in honor of Eric Schmidt's visit draws ire; 'Soldiers shouldn't do this.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/22/2016, 2:30 PM

Google chief: Israeli tech second only to Silicon Valley

In Tel Aviv, Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt - now head of parent company Alphabet - hails Israel's 'super role' in innovation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/14/2016, 10:00 PM

Google removes anti-Semitic app used to target Jews online

App directing anti-Semitic online hate-mongers removed from Google store.JTA, 6/5/2016, 7:20 AM

Google gives $700K to Israeli disabilities technology initiative

Major Google grant to Tikkun Olam Makers part of plans to improve lives of 250,000 people suffering from disabilities.JTA, 4/14/2016, 2:25 PM

Israel to tax global online companies

Tax Authority to charge VAT on local sales by international-based online firms such as Google and Facebook. Fair, or bad for business?Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/11/2016, 4:54 PM

Is the next Google being developed in Israel?

Experts disagree as to whether the tech world in Israel is capable of maturing to the level where a tech giant such as Google can exist.Raphael Poch, 12/15/2015, 3:16 AM

Radiohead vocalist says YouTube like Nazi Germany

Thom Yorke accuses YouTube and Google of stealing art and profiting from it, as the 'Nazis did' during World War II.Cynthia Blank, 12/2/2015, 8:30 PM

Google denies deal with Israel to monitor Palestinian incitement

Foreign Ministry backtracks after Google claims deal to remove incitement posts was never made.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/30/2015, 7:48 PM

Why is BDS losing? Simple: Israel is just too good

Aside from anything else, investors aren't about to boycott one of the world's most innovative country on the say-so of its enemies.David Green, 11/1/2015, 11:34 AM

Will Israel Send a Man to the Moon?

Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL becomes the first organization to advance in a unique Google contest promoting space travel.Hezki Baruch, 10/7/2015, 5:16 PM

What Does Google Think of the Jews?

Google promises to fix anti-Semitic bug, but several questionable results linger.Tova Dvorin, Chicago, 9/4/2015, 11:23 PM

Meeting Bibi, Google CEO Praises Israel as Global Tech Leader

Eric Schmidt praises Israeli innovation as 2nd only to Silicon Valley in start-ups, commits to continued investment in Jewish state.Ari Yashar, 6/9/2015, 4:18 PM

Google CEO: Israelis Succeed because They Break Rules

Eric Schmidt says local entrepreneur culture's success stems from Israelis' tendency 'to challenge authority and to question everything.'Tova Dvorin, 6/8/2015, 10:59 AM

Racist Slur Finds White House on Google Maps Search

Google apologizes after discovery that combined search of racial slur and 'home' on Google Maps results in directions to White House.Cynthia Blank, 5/21/2015, 11:46 AM

YouTube Given Permission to Show Anti-Islam Movie

Appeals court in the United States rules that YouTube should not be barred from showing the "Innocence of Muslims" film.Ben Ariel, 5/19/2015, 5:12 AM

Reuven Rivlin - Born in 'Palestine'?

Notables born in Jerusalem are listed as having been born in 'state of Palestine' on Google; search engine also ignores 'Israel.'Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 5/15/2015, 10:43 AM

Google Says You Can Do What It Can't: Beat Online Anti-Semitism

At Jerusalem Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism, Google policy chief explains how users are key in the fight against online hate.Ari Soffer, 5/13/2015, 5:22 PM

Israel National Trail on the (Google) Map - in Street View!

Google Street View photographing the Israel National Trail – all 660 miles of it.Hillel Fendel, 5/10/2015, 5:04 AM

Google Israel Chief: Israel Needs more Tech Workers

Looking for a job? If you're a programmer or computer science grad, there are plenty, said Meir Brand, head of Google's Israel office.Yaakov Levi, 12/10/2014, 7:38 PM

Google Ordered to Take Down Anti-Islam Movie

United States appeals court orders YouTube to take down the "Innocence of Muslims" film that sparked protests in the Muslim world.Elad Benari, 2/27/2014, 4:12 AM

Google Buys Israeli Startup SlickLogin

Security startup uses smartphones and high-frequency sounds for identity verification at websites.Gil Ronen, 2/16/2014, 9:31 PM

Google Apologizes for 'Adolf Hitler' Gaffe

Google has apologized for listing a Berlin square as Adolf Hitler Platz, after thousands complained.David Lev, 1/12/2014, 5:56 PM

Google: Bennett the Most-Searched Politician

Naftali Bennett is Israel’s most-searched politician. Ayelet Shaked, Shelly Yechimovich make search list, too.Maayana Miskin, 12/18/2013, 12:15 AM

Report: American Spy Agency Hacked Google, Yahoo Data

American whistleblower says the NSA broke into Google and Yahoo data centers, giving it access to hundreds of millions of accounts.Maayana Miskin, 10/31/2013, 7:46 AM

Google Places Israeli Towns in Jordan

Residents of the Etzion Bloc, south of Jerusalem, angered as Google search places them in Jordan.Gil Ronen, 9/8/2013, 4:39 PM

Google Reveals How Much it Paid for Israeli App

Google reveals it paid $966 million to acquire Israeli online mapping service Waze in June.Elad Benari, 7/26/2013, 6:12 AM

UK Threatens to Sue Google Over Street View

The UK government is threatening to sue Google over invasion of privacy through its Street View program.Chana Ya'ar, 6/24/2013, 3:44 AM

US Gov’t Scrutinizes Google Acquisition of Waze

The US government is scrutinizing the mammoth Google search engine’s acquisition of the Israeli-created Waze mapping application.Chana Ya'ar, 6/23/2013, 11:08 AM

Acting for Europe, France Threatens Google Over Privacy

Acting for Europe, France is threatening to fine the giant Google Internet search engine firm over privacy issues.Chana Ya'ar, 6/20/2013, 3:57 PM

Exclusive: Hacker Says Iranian Censorship Can Be Bypassed

An Israeli hacker says it’s easy to bypass Iranian censorship, as tight as it is. "Possible camouflage measures are widely available."Chana Ya'ar, 6/13/2013, 1:03 PM

Google: Iran Broke Into Thousands of Gmail Accounts

Iran has in recent weeks broken into tens of thousands of accounts on Google's Gmail e-mail service, the search engine company announcedDavid Lev, 6/13/2013, 11:15 AM

Israeli App Waze Announces Google Merger

The Israeli traffic app Waze, which has almost 50 million users, announced that it has accepted an offer to join Google.Rina Tzvi , 6/11/2013, 7:45 PM

Google to Buy Waze for $1.3 Billion

Huge deal is not finalized and still open to changes. Israeli start-up had been negotiating with Facebook, too.Gil Ronen, 6/9/2013, 7:39 PM