Tech companies testify on censorship, Nest CEO steps down
This is CNET, and here are the stories that matter right now.
Facebook, Google, and Twitter participated in a U.S. judiciary hearing to explain how they filter content on their respective platforms.
Each company's executives admitted occasional mistakes, but also insisted they strive to uphold free speech.
Critics say that companies don't do enough to remove harmful content creators and fight misinformation.
Speaking of Google, it's smart home company, Nest, announced Marwan Fawaz is stepping down as CEO.
The move happened just five months after Nest rejoined Google's home devices team.
According to multiple sources, employees push for his exit after the team rejoined Google earlier this year.
One unnamed source said Nest almost sold itself to Amazon in 2016 after Google reorganized itself and made Nest a separate company under Alphabet.
A detail not previously known.
Nvidia, Oculus, Microsoft, AMD, and Valve have created and announced virtual link, an open standard for VR headsets that consists of a single USB-C connection, a major change from the multiple connections currently required on many headsets.
Virtual Link aims to be the definitive cable standard for the medium.
Bringing VR support to as many devices as possible.
Stay up to date with the latest by downloading the CNET tech today app in the Apple or Google Play stores.
Surface Duo "hands-on", Uber may need to shutdown in CA temporarily
Mozilla cuts 25%, Xbox Series X hits in November without Halo...
Judge issues injunction against Uber and Lyft, WeChat ban could...
Huawei chip production shutting down, Twitter talks TikTok, NASA...
President effectively bans TikTok, Samsung Unpacked
Nintendo brings in major profits, TikTok gets a new competitor
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Z Fold 2 and more announced in Unpacked...
Samsung Unpacked showcases new devices, partnerships
Apple's Schiller steps down, Microsoft Project xCloud launches...
Microsoft still pursuing TikTok buy, Googel Pixel 4A review