The Battle for Digital Privacy Is Reshaping the Internet

As Apple and Google enact privacy changes, businesses are grappling with the fallout, Madison Avenue is fighting back and Facebook has cried foul.

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A Bailout Backlash Nears for Airlines

They, and other companies that took pandemic rescue money, face new demands in return for their rescues.

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Sundar Pichai Faces Internal Criticism at Google

Despite record profits, a number of them are worried that the company is suffering from both its size and leadership from its C.E.O., Sundar Pichai.

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The Googleplex of the Future Has Privacy Robots, Meeting Tents and Your Very Own Balloon Wall

The company that helped popularize open office plans and lavish employee perks is trying to reinvent office spaces to cope with workplace sensibilities changed by the pandemic.

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Amy Klobuchar vs. Silicon Valley

The Minnesota senator presents her case for why regulating big tech is crucial for the future of our democracy.

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Lawmakers Grill Tech C.E.O.s on Capitol Riot, Getting Few Direct Answers

The leaders of Google, Facebook and Twitter faced sharp questions about misinformation’s role in the attack and the mental health of children who use their products.

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Hundreds of Google Employees Unionize, Culminating Years of Activism

The creation of the union, a rarity in Silicon Valley, follows years of increasing outspokenness by Google workers. Executives have struggled to handle the change.

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Google Chief Apologizes for A.I. Researcher’s Dismissal

The researcher, one of the company’s best-known Black female employees, said she was fired last week.

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Republicans Blast Social Media C.E.O.s While Democrats Deride Hearing

Republican senators accused the leaders of Twitter, Facebook and Google of censorship. Democrats denounced that as posturing.

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Trump Allies Amp Up Fight Over Tech’s Legal Shield Before Election

Their animosity is likely to be on full display at a hearing on Wednesday with the leaders of Facebook, Google and Twitter.

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Apple, Google and a Deal That Controls the Internet

In a landmark antitrust complaint, the Justice Department is targeting a secretive partnership that is worth billions of dollars to both companies.

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Google Antitrust Fight Thrusts Low-Key C.E.O. Into the Line of Fire

Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Google’s parent company for less than a year, already faces the internet giant’s biggest threat in its 22 years.

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Google Employees Are Free to Speak Up. Except on Antitrust.

A company operating in the shadow of government regulators has some very particular rules about what workers can say about it.

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C.E.O.s Pledge to Hire 100,000 Low-Income and Minority New Yorkers

A new nonprofit, the New York Jobs C.E.O. Council, will work with universities, the city and other groups to create new curriculums and apprenticeships over the next decade.

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Big Tech Companies Report Big Profits

Big tech companies reported bumper profits in the shadow of congressional scrutiny over their outsize market power.

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Grilled by Lawmakers, Big Tech Turns Up the Gaslight

It is less clear that tech executives’ strategy of evasive answers will continue to work now that lawmakers have begun doing their homework.

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Lawmakers, United in Their Ire, Lash Out at Big Tech’s Leaders

The chiefs of Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook faced withering questions from Democrats about anti-competitive practices and from Republicans about anti-conservative bias.

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Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon C.E.O.s Are Testifying Before Congress. Here’s What to Know.

The C.E.O.s are likely to argue before Congress that their companies aren’t anticompetitive. Here are the facts.

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How to Hold Big Tech’s Feet to the Fire

Members of Congress will be able to grill tech C.E.O.s at a hearing. Let’s hope they don’t waste the opportunity.

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Bezos, Cook, Pichai and Zuckerberg Prepare For Grilling

The bosses of four tech giants are preparing to defend themselves at a congressional hearing against claims of anti-competitive behavior.

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Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google Prepare for Their ‘Big Tobacco Moment’

The tech C.E.O.s will appear together at a congressional hearing on Wednesday to argue that their companies do not stifle competition.

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What Happens When Big Tech Appears Before Congress?

We’re about to find out. A gathering of the four horsemen of the Techopolypse could be an epic show.

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Google Rescinds Offers to Thousands of Contract Workers

The company made the cost-cutting move as it navigates a slump in advertising created by the pandemic.

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