Waymo CEO John Krafcik steps down

Waymo CEO John Krafcik steps down

Enlarge / Waymo CEO John Krafcik in 2017. John Krafcik, the previous auto business exec who took over Google’s self-driving automotive venture in 2015, is stepping down as CEO of Waymo. Waymo, which spun off as a separate Alphabet subsidiary in 2016, completed rather a lot throughout Krafcik’s five-and-a-half-year tenure. Nonetheless, Krafcik failed to satisfy the lofty expectations he confronted when he took the helm. Till 2015, the Google self-driving automotive venture was led by engineer Chris Urmson. At that time, Google CEO Larry Web page believed the know-how was practically prepared for commercialization, so he employed a automotive man—Krafcik—to... Read More
Google is limiting which apps can see every part else you’ve put in

Google is limiting which apps can see every part else you’ve put in

Google will quickly be extra selective about which apps on the Play Retailer can see the entire different apps you’ve put in (by way of XDA-Builders). As Ars Technica factors out, your record of put in apps, harmless because it appears, can talk to builders private traits like courting preferences and political affiliations. So beginning on Could fifth, 2021, builders must present an excellent motive for why Google ought to allow you to entry information like that. Android 11 apps that at the moment request the “QUERY_ALL_PACKAGES” permission can see the total record of apps you’ve saved in your gadget.... Read More