Latest from Greg Bensinger

Google redraws the borders on maps depending on who’s looking

How Google, Apple and others are showing a shifting global landscape.
  • Feb 14, 2020

Google maps changes disputed borders based on where you’re searching from

From Pakistan, Kashmir appears disputed. From India, it appears as a part of India. Google Maps changes disputed borders based on what country you search from.
  • Feb 14, 2020

As primary season gets underway, YouTube cracks down on doctored election videos

YouTube said it will ban certain election-related videos that are doctored or misleading ahead of the 2020 primaries. Policing them could be difficult.
  • Feb 3, 2020

So far, under California’s new privacy law, firms are disclosing too little data — or far too much

California passed the nation's most far-reaching law to providers consumers greater transparency about how their data is used and distributed. But the early results look more like a muddle.
  • Jan 21, 2020

Google parent company’s top lawyer to leave following scrutiny for potentially inappropriate relationships

Google's chief legal officer, David Drummond, will step down this month after a string of controversies and an executive shuffle.
  • Jan 10, 2020

Sonos sues Google for allegedly swiping speaker tech

Sonos sued Google in federal court, alleging the search giant stole its speaker technology for its own.
  • Jan 7, 2020

YouTube overhauls advertising, data collection on kids content

YouTube said Monday it is scaling back its data collection and what kind of ads can run alongside children's content, part of an effort to satisfy regulators who said it violated rules around underage viewers.
  • Jan 6, 2020

Another fired Google engineer alleges retaliation for union activity

Google has fired another software engineer who alleges that the tech firm fired her for involvement in union activism.
  • Dec 17, 2019

On Uber, hundreds of rape allegations go unreported to police

Uber said law enforcement was involved in only 37 percent of rape cases reported to the company.
  • Dec 6, 2019

Ex-Google engineers, in federal filing, allege anti-union retaliation cost them their jobs

Four Google workers have filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board.
  • Dec 6, 2019