Michael Kan

Michael Kan

Guest Writer
Reporter
Michael has been a PCMag reporter since October 2017. He previously covered tech news in China from 2010 to 2015, before moving to San Francisco to write about cybersecurity.

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Facebook

Former Staffer Calls Out Facebook's 'Black People Problem'

Racial discrimination at Facebook is real,' wrote Mark Luckie, a former company strategic partner manager, who published a post on Tuesday calling out the discrimination issues occurring at the social network.
Smartphones

Samsung Shows Off Foldable Phone With 'Infinity Flex Display'

The device uses what Samsung calls an Infinity Flex Display and opens up to a 7.3-inch tablet, which the company says will support three active apps at once.
Internet

Tim Berners-Lee Pushes For 'Contract' to Protect the Web

The contract calls for the development of an open and free internet, but with a pledge by companies to 'respect consumers' privacy' and to design technologies 'that support the best in humanity and challenge the worst.'
Google

More Than 1,500 Google Workers to Stage Walkout Over Sexual Misconduct Handling

The protest comes in response to the company reportedly giving lucrative exit packages to two senior executives who resigned over credible sexual misconduct charges. Employees at Google offices across the world plan to join the walkout.
Sexual Harassment

Google Fired 48 Staffers Over Sexual Misconduct in the Past 2 Years

The New York Times published a story that suggests Google has been protecting senior executives accused of sexual harassment. In response, the company's CEO said the tech giant has been taking a harder line against all employees found engaging in sexual misconduct.
Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos Starts a $2 Billion Fund for Schools and the Homeless

'We'll use the same set of principles that have driven Amazon. Most important among those will be genuine, intense customer obsession. The child will be the customer,' the Amazon CEO says.
Reddit

Reddit Hacked, Despite SMS Two-Factor Authentication

The hacker gained access to Reddit's internal systems by circumventing SMS-based two-factor authentication on employee accounts.
Google

Google to End Involvement in Pentagon AI Project

Due to employee backlash, the company will not pursue another contract for the Pentagon's Project Maven, Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene told employees on Friday.
Google

New Google OS Has Tools to Help With Your Tech Addiction

New controls, expected in Android P, are part of Google's new 'digital wellbeing' initiative, which the company unveiled at Google I/O on Tuesday.
Facebook

Facebook Fires Engineer for Using Its Data to Stalk Women

The issue was brought up on Monday when the head of a security firm tweeted that she had evidence of the stalking.
Facebook

Facebook Jumps Into Online Dating

'This is going to be built around long-term relationships, not hook-ups,' Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said about the upcoming feature.
Facebook

WhatsApp CEO Leaving Facebook Amid Reported Disputes

The WhatsApp co-founder has been reportedly clashing with Facebook over data privacy issues like whether to weaken the messaging service's encryption.
Facebook

Myanmar Groups Slam Facebook CEO for Downplaying Problems

Six civil society groups in Myanmar claim Mark Zuckerberg distorted his company's role in stopping Facebook Messenger posts from inciting violence in the country.
Google

Google Staffers Demand End to Work on Pentagon AI Project

More than 3,100 employees have signed the letter protesting Google's involvement in Project Maven, a Pentagon effort to use AI systems to analyze drone footage.
Facebook

Facebook to End Targeted Ads Built With 3rd-Party Data Mining

Facebook is phasing out the advertising tool in an effort to protect users' privacy, amid criticism over the Cambridge Analytica data abuse scandal.
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