Religion

Ex-Google Executive Registers First Church of AI With IRS

(PJ Media)  A former executive at Google has filed paperwork with the IRS to establish an official religion of technology. This religion doesn’t just worship scientific progress, but artificial intelligence itself, with the goal of creating a godhead. The new church of AI will aim “to develop and promote the realization of a Godhead based […]

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Missouri attorney general launches Google antitrust investigation

(Axios)  Missouri’s attorney general is investigating Google for potential violations of the state’s competition and consumer protection laws. Why it matters: The United States has lagged behind Europe in pursuing antitrust cases against tech giants. It’s not clear that that’s going to change anytime soon in Washington, but state AGs could channel a rising skepticism of […]

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Silicon Valley’s guilty conscience

(Axios)  We all know that people have become addicted to their smart phones — and now Silicon Valley insiders say this is exactly what the tech giants wanted. Founding Facebook president Sean Parker told Mike Allen yesterday that he has become “something of a conscientious objector” to social media, joining the small group of insider voices exposing […]

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Internet Control: Google Plans Ad-Blocking Feature in Popular Chrome Browser

(CitizensOutpost) According to the Wall Street Journal, Google is preparing to introduce a new ad-blocking feature built into its popular Chrome web browser: The ad-blocking feature, which could be switched on by default within Chrome, would filter out certain online ad types deemed to provide bad experiences for users as they move around the web. […]

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Google-Founded Company Sues Uber over Alleged Self-Driving Car Tech Theft – Breitbart

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A self-driving car company founded by Google is colliding with ride-haling service Uber in a court battle revolving around allegations of betrayal, high-tech espionage and greed. The brewing showdown emerged late Thursday in a lawsuit filed in a San Francisco federal court by Waymo, a once-secretive self-driving company hatched by Google […]