Big companies such as Google, Facebook and Netflix have committed to considerable financial support for black-owned businesses as Black Lives Matter gains momentum.
In the wake of the killing of George Floyd by U.S. police, followed…
Google Maps is now issuing COVID-19 related alerts to those looking for public transport directions in cities, looking for medical facilities and testing centres, and for those crossing borders.
Google has announced on its…
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Google has removed an app from its Play Store that was designed to help users to detect and delete apps that were made in China.
More Than 1 Million Downloads
The Remove China Apps, which is reported to have been downloaded by more than…
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Google has entered the video conferencing market fight with the likes of Zoom and Facebook Messenger as it announces that its ‘Google Meet’ premium video conferencing service will soon be free for everyone.
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Google is reported to have been blocking 100 million phishing emails per day and 18 million email scams relating specifically to coronavirus.
Millions of Scams and Spam Messages Daily
On its Cloud blog on 16th April, Google reported that…
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The value of drone delivery services appears to have been realised now that the world’s population centres are in lockdown, with Alphabet’s (Google’s) drone deliveries doubling in test areas in the U.S. and Australia.
What Drone Delivery…
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Google has warned businesses that are tempted to disable or temporarily close their online business website during the coronavirus outbreak not to do so, as this could have a lasting, detrimental effect on its (SEO) search engine rankings.
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To have access to Google’s many features and services, as with other platforms, we need to give some personal information and then sign-in, but have you ever wondered just how much information Google keeps about you and your activities?
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ABC News in Australia has reported how a Melbourne dentist has convinced a Federal Court Judge to order tech giant Google to produce identifying information about a person who posted a damaging negative review about the dentist on Google’s…
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A journalist has reported on Twitter that WhatsApp groups may not be as secure as users think because the "Invite to Group via Link" feature allows groups to be indexed by Google, thereby making them available across the Internet.
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Security fears about Huawei products being used in the new 5G networks are still being expressed by the Trump administration, while Google has clarified its position on the matter.
What’s So Bad About Huawei?
Back in July 2018, …
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It has been reported that Google is in talks with publishers with a view to buying in premium news content for its own news services to improve its relationship with EU publishers, and to combat fake news.
Expanding The Google News Initiative
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Google Assistant is now supporting Tile’s Bluetooth tracker which means that Tile customers can use a simple voice command to enlist the help of Google Assistant in finding their lost keys, wallet, TV remote control and more.
What Is Tile?
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Google has announced real-time phishing protection with the help of improvements to 'Safe Browsing' which allow Chrome to check each new site you visit against a safe list stored on your computer and with Google, so that Chrome can issue an…
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Google has announced the roll out of its "interpreter mode" real-time translator on Assistant-enabled Android and iOS phones worldwide.
A Back and Forth Conversation
Google says that interpreter mode means that you can now use your mobile…
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Researchers at Checkmarx say they have discovered vulnerabilities in Google and Samsung smartphone apps that could allow hackers to remotely spy on users, using their phone’s camera and speakers.
The proof-of-concept (PoC) study…
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Tech giant Google is crossing over into the banking world by partnering with Citigroup to offer 'smart checking' accounts (bank current accounts) next year as part of its ‘Cache’ project.
Partnering, Not Self-Branding
Google is reported…
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Two years on from its first incarnation, Google has announced the introduction of its ‘Teachable Machine 2.0’, a no-code custom machine learning model generating platform that can be used by anyone and requires no coding experience.
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Some Google employees have accused the company’s leadership of
developing a browser-based file extension for all of Google’s in-house computers that could flag-up
signs of workers trying to organise meetings and protests.
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A report by a former Google
employee on the ‘Freedom of the Press Foundation’ website warns organisations that any data stored
on Google’s G Suite is not encrypted, can be accessed by administrators and can be shared with law
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Google has announced that in a series of steps starting in Chrome 79, all mixed content will gradually be blocked by default.
What Is Mixed Content?
Mixed content refers to the insecure http:// sub-resources that load into https://…
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Security researcher Aleksejs Kuprins of CSIS cybersecurity services company has discovered 24 apps which have been available for download in the Google Play Store that contain ‘Joker’ malware.
What Is Joker Malware?
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Google has already been criticised by some for not calling out China over disinformation about Hong Kong, but despite disabling 210 YouTube channels with suspected Chinese state links, Google’s new move to label Hong Kong YouTube videos hasn’t…
Google has announced that it is rolling out new real-time, AI-powered spelling and grammar correction capabilities for G Suite users and personal Gmail accounts.
The real-time, as-you-type spelling autocorrection…
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Google has announced that users can verify their identity by using their fingerprint or screen lock instead of a password when visiting certain Google services, starting with Pixel devices and coming to all Android 7+ devices in the next few…
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Google has announced that with
the introduction of Chrome 76 (at the end of July), it has plugged a loophole that enabled websites
to tell when you were browsing in Incognito mode.
Incognito mode in
Chrome (private browsing)…
CNBC research has highlighted how Googlemail creates a (difficult to delete) page of your purchase history by tracking your purchase receipt emails, and perhaps details stored in locations other than the inbox.
Back in May,…
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Six years on from the launch of the first Google glasses, Google has announced the introduction of Google Glass 2 Enterprise Edition, glasses incorporating a wraparound camera and AR and designed to help workers by providing instant hands-free…
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Later this month, Google will be rolling out 3D Augmented Reality (AR) in its search results, a change which could allow retailers to show their products online in a way that enables customers to a virtually ‘try’ those products and see…
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Google is joining tech giants Facebook and Microsoft by offering users greater privacy of their data which for Google will give its users the option to automatically delete their search and location history after three or eighteen months.
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Google has launched ‘AMP For Email’ which will make emails more dynamic and more like web page experiences as interaction can take place within the email itself rather than including links that send recipients to a web page for the interaction.
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The discovery of a microphone in Google’s Nest Guard product that was not listed in tech spec has been put down to an erroneous omission by Google, but it has also caused a backlash that escalated to the US Congress.
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Research by Internet Privacy Company DuckDuckGo is reported to have produced evidence that could show that even in Incognito mode, users of Google Chrome can still be tracked, and searches are still personalised accordingly.
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Chrome 69, the latest version of the Google browser which is now 10 years old, has a number of value-adding new features, including the ability to automatically generate strong passwords.
Improved Password Manager
This latest version of Chrome…
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