Silicon Valley and Washington operate in their own bubbles. Is there any hope of tech executives and lawmakers understanding one another?
A House committee grilled Sundar Pichai, the chief executive of Google, about a variety of issues, including worries about personal data and complaints about search results.
Google’s chief is getting his turn under the Washington bright lights, appearing before lawmakers to explain his company’s practices, which some critics say are biased against conservatives.
Sundar Pichai, the chief executive of Google, will testify before Congress on Tuesday. Democratic lawmakers are expected to target the industry next year.
A week after 20,000 employees around the globe staged a walkout over the handling of sexual harassment and assault cases, Google said it was altering some of its policies.
Growing up in India, he slept on the floor of a house without a refrigerator. Today, the chief executive is steering Google through the most turbulent period in its history.
Last week’s protest could be a sign that highly-paid workers are losing patience with the technology industry’s worldview and embracing collective action.
Workers in the company’s offices around the world protested how it has handled cases of sexual harassment and misconduct.
Workers are up in arms over how the company treated accused executives, another sign of growing employee activism at the Silicon Valley behemoth.
Employees protested in meetings, on message boards and on Twitter about the company’s treatment of senior leaders even after finding misconduct claims against them credible.
Google’s parent company, profitable as usual, also benefited from recent corporate tax cuts.
Google did not notify authorities of the vulnerabilities in Google Plus, which exposed the data of up to 500,000 users.
Sundar Pichai, the chief executive, met with Republican and Democratic lawmakers to try to tamp down criticism facing the company.