The statement from CEO Sundar Pichai follows a New York Times report which says the tech giant protected Android creator Andy Rubin after he faced accusations of sexual misconduct.
As the company marks 20 years, it has grown from simply a better way to explore the internet to a search engine so woven into daily life its name has become a verb.
Google has been ordered to put a stop to its anti-competitive practices in Turkey.
The South Korean electronics giant, the world's leading smartphone maker, unveiled its latest flagship Galaxy Note 9 in August.
The Silicon Valley stalwart's stock has surged more than 50,000 percent since its 1980 initial public offering, dwarfing the S&P 500's 2,000 percent increase during the same almost four decades.
The company said it removed 32 accounts from Facebook and Instagram because they were involved in "coordinated" political behaviour and appeared to be fake. Nearly 300,000 people followed at least one of the accounts.
Twitter registers drop in market value by more than $6 billion as it begins containing online hate and trolls that has in turn hurt its standing with investors and declined its monthly users.
Costs of improving privacy safeguards and slowing usage in the biggest advertising markets combined with missed revenue and user growth targets saw the company's shares lose a quarter of their value.
The resolution comes a month after a jury concluded Samsung owed Apple $539 million for copying some of the iPhone's innovations in some of Samsung's competing products.
The London firm at the centre of a scandal in which it collected data to profile potential voters in the US election blames unfair media coverage and a subsequent loss of customers that has led it to declare bankruptcy.
The explosive growth of social media has upsides and downsides. One serious problem is the need to moderate the influx of user-generated material. The moderators, many of them in developing countries, are the hidden victims of a booming industry.
‘Dark patterns’ sound like a malicious scheme designed by an international crime network. But as we discovered, just how evil they are though is open to debate.
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