News That Caught My Eye: Week of December 14, 2018

on December 14, 2018
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Sundar Pichai’s Congress Testimony

 On Tuesday this week, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai testified before the House Judiciary Committee

Via CNN 

  • The overall sentiment after the hearing was that, once again, Congress failed to ask questions that would have driven the conversation further. Most of all many of the senators failed to show a basic understanding of how the internet works or how Google’s business model works. So not much different to what we witnessed when Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg went to Washington.
  • We all understand that in these hearings, partisan arguments play a big role in the line of questioning and so it seemed that a lot of the questions were more focused on driving a political agenda than getting to the root of the concerns about Google overall.
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