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 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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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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Google, in partnership with energy supplier Eon, with help from German software firm Tetraeder, has released an online tool called ‘Project Sunroof’ that uses Google's Earth and Maps apps to estimate how much money homeowners could by switching…
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