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Alphabet Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate headquartered in Mountain View, California. It was created through a corporate restructuring of Google on October 2, 2015, and became the parent company of Google and several former Google subsidiaries.

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  2. Google+ is being deprecated. The full shutdown is March 7, 2019, but as of January 28, 2019 some calls will intermittently fail.
  3. TheWorldNewsOrg

    Project...Dragonfly.

    Hundreds of Google employees attached their signatures to a Medium postcalling on the company to squash Project Dragonfly. Project...Dragonfly...? It's the codename for a censored search engine Google's reportedly working on for use in China. Remember, Google pulled out of China in 2010 and hasn't been back since. Here's why employees are concerned: Dragonfly could hypothetically enable China to polish its act as your Big Brother, and not the kind that gives you a wedgie—we're talking state surveillance. More from the employee-backed letter... "Providing the Chinese government with ready access to user data...would make Google complicit in oppression and human rights abuses." "Dragonfly would also enable censorship and government-directed disinformation, and destabilize the ground truth on which popular deliberation and dissent rely." FWIW, Google told NPR it isn't close to launching a search product in China. Zoom out: From the recent walkout to protest workplace issues to the outcry over the company's involvement in a Pentagon drone program, Google employees have shown a level of public dissent not seen anywhere else in Big Tech.
  4. Link tax? Tax people to do what the Internet was designed for? I do get the point about Google taking things too far and basically stealing website content. When I ask Google a question it doesn't take me to a link anymore where the answer is... it just tells me what that other website says and shows a link below that. Called a "snippet" Why not just create a webpage where all other webpages are embedded into? Ugh.... I hate the modern Internet. 1997 was slow.... but at least I understood the world at that point.
  5. Anyone know how this all turned out after all? just curious.
  6. Money & Finance

    Google is going to drop Android.

    And we never saw this happen Mr. Ryan.....
  7. Money & Finance

    2015 Alphabet Logo

  8. Money & Finance

    Alphabet, Inc.

  9. @TheWorldNewsOrg Stuff like this is everywhere sadly. Cannot be prevented 100%.
  10. I do not think this is the reason WHY they are shutting google + down. Anyone have another theory? Mine is that Google doesn't want the added scrutiny that Facebook and Twitter have had to endure in ADDITION to the scrutiny on their SEARCH algorithms.
  11. @James Thomas Rook Jr. Haha.... I like how you said that. I think there is a good tag on here about JFK's assassination stuff as well. Amazing how as time goes by truth / history is written by the victors.
  12. James Thomas Rook Jr.

    Is It Time to Break Up Google?

    Before I die, I would like to read a non fiction version of the Warren Report about JFK's death.
  13. @James Thomas Rook Jr. Good point. It's not like GOVERNMENT has ever lied to us before... LOL
  14. James Thomas Rook Jr.

    Is It Time to Break Up Google?

    No man's life, liberty or freedom is safe ... while the Legislators are in session.
  15. I do not use Gmail ... but isn't it FREE ? Corporate users presumably are paying THEIR money to have it THEIR WAY. Welfare recipients, have limited or nonexistent righteous claims to the quality of FREE FOOD .... um... so to speak. I pay $55.00 a year for my email account, and I have a RIGHT to complain. ....and ... have it MY way.
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