Google and Facebook put their differences aside to build better computer servers

Back in March, Google finally joined up with the Open Compute Project — the Facebook-led effort to build better computer hardware that’s shaking up a $140 million industry. Today, we see the first fruits of that partnership, as Google announces a new proposed standard, called Open Rack 2.0, built collaboratively with Facebook. With Open Rack 2.0, Google has contributed to […]

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Google says antivirus software is putting users at risk

Antivirus software is supposed to keep its users safe but according to a researcher atGoogle’s security research team Project Zero, Symantec products have managed to put people at considerable risk. Tavis Ormandy, a white hat hacker operating as part of Project Zero, pointed out a considerable list of critical vulnerabilities found within a variety of security software produced by Symantec. […]

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Google, Facebook quietly move toward automatic blocking of extremist videos

Some of the web’s biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two people familiar with the process. The move is a major step forward for internet companies that are eager to eradicate violent propaganda from their sites and are under pressure to do so from governments around the […]

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Google’s new app lets users conduct scientific research on their phones

Google’s new Android app revamps the clipboard for scientific field experiments. The app, called Science Journal, measures and records data in real time, and then converts that data into easily readable graphs and charts. Users can store several projects in the app, and use tools like an accelerometer, plus light and sound meters, in order to gather information for their […]

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