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Jeff Bezos says employee activists are wrong and Silicon Valley firms should feel comfortable doing business with the US military

Bezos said it was the responsibility of management to push back against employee outrage toward military contracts.
Sundar Pichai will have a chance to offer Alphabet some long-needed leadership as its new CEO.

Sundar Pichai has the chance to offer Alphabet something it’s needed for a long time: leadership

Pichai is taking over from Google's founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who have been AWOL even as the company is facing a myriad of crises.
Google workers gathered in the courtyard of the company's SF office to protest its decision to place two employees on administrative leave

Google workers protest company’s decision to place workers on leave: ‘Instead of listening to us, the company has chosen to silence us....

Google workers protested the company's decision to place two employees on leave as tensions with management escalate.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai

Google employees are raising alarms about a new tool that keeps tabs on their internal meetings, but the company says it’s nothing to worry abou...

Employees are reportedly worried Google will use the new tool to suppress worker activism and organization. Google says it's designed to combat spam.
An X-47B pilot-less drone combat aircraft is launched for the first time off the USS George H. W. Bush.

A former Google engineer warned that robot weapons could cause accidental mass killings

Project Maven was Google's contract with the US Department of Defense to enhance its drones using AI.

Google in 2018: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Google gave the tech world plenty to talk about in 2018.

The ‘father of the internet’ gave a thumbs up to the Google employees who walked out to protest sexual misconduct policies

Vint Cerf, Google's chief internet evangelist, said the protest delivered "the right message."
Vint Cerf, Google's chief internet evangelist, thinks its work on the Defense Department's Project Maven was misunderstood.

The ‘father of the internet’ says that Google employee backlash to its defense work was just ‘a lot of misunderstanding’

Vint Cerf, Google's chief internet evangelist, said there was "a lot of misunderstanding" about Google's work with the military and the public sector.
Larry Page, CEO of Alphabet, which is in the middle of a leadership crisis.

It’s become increasingly clear that Alphabet, Google’s parent company, needs new leadership

Even as the controversies pile up, Alphabet CEO Larry Page remains absent from public view.