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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Google reportedly starting an in-house startup incubator

Google has a plan to retain some of its top talent. According to The Information, the company is looking into starting an in-house startup incubator. Known internally as “Area 120,” the plan is to allow entrepreneurial Googlers and their teams to develop their ideas with Google’s support and funding and potentially branch out with Google as an investor. Executives Don Harrison […]

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EU files antitrust charges against Google

Following a yearlong investigation into Android, the European Commission has announced it is formally charging Google for its practice of forcing smartphone manufacturers and mobile operators to bundle its apps when they want to use Google’s Android operating system. The charges could bring fines of up to $7.5 billion for the California company. The announcement was made Wednesday by the EU’s competition chief Margrethe […]

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