Tuesday, June 25, 2019

MixedTimes - Charlie Nash

Google Removes Gay 'Conversion Therapy' App Following Outcry

Google Removes Gay 'Conversion Therapy' App Following Outcry

Google has removed an app from the Google Play store which encouraged gay people to go through "conversion therapy," following complaints from LGBT groups. Google still hasn't removed an app which allows users to report "heresy" to Indonesia's strict Muslim government, however, nor has the company removed a Saudi Arabian app which allows men to track women and limit their movement.

Report: Google Will Fund Local News Outlets with McClatchy

Report: Google Will Fund Local News Outlets with McClatchy

Google is reportedly launching a project with McClatchy that will fund local news outlets in an effort tocombat the decline of local news. The tech titan claims it will have no editorial control over the outlets.

Senators Propose Bill to Stop Big Tech Companies' 'Spying on Children'

Senators Propose Bill to Stop Big Tech Companies' 'Spying on Children'

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) have proposed a bill which would ban targeted advertising by Big Tech to young children. The goal is an "eraser button" to remove data about children from social media platforms and other Big Tech sites.

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