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  1. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Google Following Your Offline Credit Card Spending To Tell Advertisers If Their Ads Work

    Google will begin using data from billions of credit and debit card transactions — including card numbers, purchase amounts and time stamps — to solve the advertising juggernaut’s long-standing quest to prove that online ads prompt consumers to make purchases in brick-and-mortar stores, the...
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    Switched to SSL

    Google has changed policy and will treat any site that requires a user to log in as insecure unless they switch to using SSL. This takes effect after the first of the year. To make sure it doesn't get us delisted, which is the penalty, I have switched the site over to SSL. Until I run a few...
  3. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Google Hits Incorrigible Sites With “Repeat Offender” tag

    Google’s come up with a “naughty” tag for repeat offenders of its Safe Browsing search policy. Starting on Tuesday, it’s set about flagging such sites as “repeat offenders,” giving them a 30-day time-out that prevents webmasters from simply stopping their bad behavior, showing Google their site...
  4. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft: Google has put our customers at potential risk

    On October 21, Google informed Microsoft's security team of a zero-day vulnerability. Google says that the vulnerability in the Windows kernel is being actively exploited in the wild by attackers. Yesterday, a little over a week after telling Microsoft and before a patch has been released...
  5. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Google just disclosed a major Windows bug — and Microsoft isn’t happy

    Today, Google’s Threat Analysis group disclosed a critical vulnerability in Windows in a public post on the company’s security blog. The bug itself is very specific — allowing attackers to escape from security sandboxes through a flaw in the win32k system — but it’s serious enough to be...
  6. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    New Google Accounts Now Opted-In To Ad Tracking Features By Default

    Remember when Google’s default setting was to maximize your privacy? Well, Google doesn’t. The internet’s biggest advertising company has now quietly shifted its baseline privacy behavior, so you’ll want to watch out if you’re creating any new accounts. As ProPublica explains, Google has...
  7. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Google is secretly creating a new OS that’s not based on Linux

    Here’s a bit of unexpected Friday news: Google is building a completely new operating system. As in, not just an upgrade to Android or Chrome OS, but instead, a new system that’s not derived from the Linux kernel. It’s called Fuschia. While Google hasn’t officially announced anything about the...
  8. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    55 Awesome Facts You Never Knew About Google

    Is there a company whose name is more synonymous with the Internet than Google? The company’s name has actually become a verb in most people’s vocabulary. Need to find something online? You don’t search for it; you Google it. You probably use Google all the time, but how much do you know about...
  9. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Google employees are adding 'Lady' to their job titles to fight sexism

    More than 800 members of Google's staff are standing together in a showing against sexism today by appending a single word to their job titles: "Lady." Business Insider has details on the protest, which is happening in response to a ludicrous comment made during Alphabet's shareholder meeting...
  10. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Poll : Are you ready for a smart home device?

    Google gave everyone a sneak preview of its Google Home smart home appliance, entering a market that Amazon's Echo has already begun exploring. But are you ready to have a passively-listening device available for simple digital chores?
  11. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Google Embeds AI in New Products to Make Search Ubiquitous

    (Bloomberg) -- Google is turning to artificial intelligence to make sure people keep using its search engine, even if they’re not spending as much time on the Web and personal computers. The Alphabet Inc. division unveiled a new mobile messaging application Wednesday called Allo containing a...
  12. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Google Faces $3.4B Antitrust Fine Over Shopping Search Results

    Weeks after European regulators announced they were opening an investigation into Google’s requirements that Android-based devices come pre-loaded with Google apps, the tech company is reportedly poised to put a second, longer-running European antitrust case related to its search behind it, to...
  13. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    How To: Making Sense of Google’s New Tools to Reign in All Your Saved Links

    Google recently went on a major productivity spree and upgraded two of its primary productivity tools, partnering them up with fresh Chrome extensions. But as usually happens with Google apps, there’s a little bit of overlap when it comes to all those new features. The overall goal is clear...
  14. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Gmail will now warn you if you’re being targeted by the government

    Apple isn’t the only company fighting against government-backed cyber attacks. While Apple and the FBI bicker over user security, Google is bringing security into the public eye in a different way – by simply telling you what’s going on. The company will be increasing the visibility of Gmail...
  15. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Google Makes $150 Photo Software Suite Free

    Today is a great day for those of us who edit photos on a PC or Mac. Google GOOGL -0.39% has announced that the entire Nik Collection of image processing tools is now free to download and use. Formerly available at a cost of $150, the suite of seven professional-grade plugins is now available...
  16. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Google's Project Fi mobile network is now open to everyone in the US

    Project Fi is ditching the invite system. 10 months after Google unveiled its own mobile network, which lets consumers pay only for the amount of data they use each month, the company is opening access to everyone inside the United States. "With Project Fi, we deliver fast wireless service with...
  17. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Yahoo enters deal to display Google search results

    Yahoo disclosed the details of a new search deal it's formed with Google after releasing its third-quarter earnings results today. Under the terms of a new arrangement effective October 1st and lasting until the end of 2018, Google will provide Yahoo with search ads, algorithmic search, and...
  18. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Google and Microsoft end patent battle and drop lawsuits

    A five-year patent battle between Google and Microsoft has come to a close, as both companies decided to end the feud and drop around 20 lawsuits in the US and Germany today. The tech titans have been clashing since 2010 over royalties related to technology in the Xbox game console and...
  19. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Google’s “Project Fi” Wireless Smartphone Service Offers Data At $10/GB, Will Credit You For Unused

    As expected, Google has finally announced the details of its wireless smartphone service that will, at least at first, piggyback on the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile. It’s called Project Fi and plans with unlimited talk/text, unlimited international texting, and WiFi tethering will start at...
  20. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Stop Everything: You Can Play “Pac-Man” In Google Maps Right Now

    Just in time for April Fool’s Day, Google has rolled out a cool new feature on Google Maps that allows you to play the classic arcade game Pac-Man using ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD as your maze. View this image › Google Just open up Google Maps and click the Pac-Man icon next to the “Earth View”...