Google’s Blocking an Email Because Goldman Sachs Asked It To

Google is blocking a user’s access after Goldman accidentally sent a confidential message to the wrong person Google is blocking a Gmail user from accessing a confidential message that was accidentally sent by a Goldman Sachs contractor, a Goldman spokesperson told Reuters Wednesday. The email, which contained privileged client information, was sent to a “@gmail.com” address instead of “@gs.com.” The […]

Continue reading »

Google Wants to Put Ads in Your Refrigerator

Remember how advertisements were crammed into Tom Cruise’s every waking moment in Minority Report? That, apparently, is Google’s vision of the future. In a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission disclosed Tuesday, the tech giant revealed that it has hopes to place marketing messages in currently ad-free objects like refrigerators and thermostats. “A few years from now, we and […]

Continue reading »

DuckDuckGo, the Anti-Google, Is About to Become a Far More Powerful Google Alternative

The search engine for the privacy-minded is adding images, videos, news and more DuckDuckGo is a tiny search engine company with a straightforward value proposition: Unlike Google, Bing and Yahoo Search, it doesn’t track your searches or mine your data for advertising or other purposes. Catering to folks who want to use the web in complete privacy, it’s offered a […]

Continue reading »

If Google+ Heads to the Grave, at Least It’ll Have Direction

Google’s social network may look a lot different after its leader departs. Google may be about to drastically alter its social plans with Google+, now that the executive in charge of the project, Vic Gundotra, is leaving the company. At least that’s what a couple of anonymous sources are telling TechCrunch. Gundotra announced his departure on Thursday, and TechCrunch says […]

Continue reading »

Google, Amazon, Microsoft Plan $3.6M for Open Source Projects After Heartbleed Bug

Google, Amazon, Microsoft and at least nine other companies plan to contribute $100,000 or more per year over the next three years to the Core Infrastructure Initiative in the wake of the Heartbleed bug that targeted the free encryption protocol OpenSSL Google, Amazon, and Microsoft are among a collection of technology giants backing a $3.6 million effort to support open […]

Continue reading »

This Is What’s Really Powering Google’s Ambitious, Long-Shot Projects

Tech stocks have declined lately, but Google’s core business remains strong as the company powers ahead with futuristic “moonshots” from wearable devices to robots and drones Google’s core online advertising business continues to generate gobs of cash, allowing the company’s braniac founders to pursue all manner of futuristic initiatives. From computerized eyewear to self-driving cars to robots and drones, Google […]

Continue reading »

Apple Wants $2 Billion from Samsung, but the Real Target Is Google

Apple’s multibillion-dollar legal battle against Samsung is aimed at Google’s Android mobile operating system Apple and Samsung are set to resume their patent battle when the two tech titans square of in California federal court on Monday. The conflict between two of the most powerful technology companies in the world — with billions of dollars at stake — has been escalatingfor years, and […]

Continue reading »

Google Will Start Encrypting Your Searches

The tech behemoth is pushing back against hackers and government surveillance Google is making users’ searches more private as part of the company’s larger efforts to improve information security in light of last year’s revelations regarding government surveillance in the U.S. Google will introduce encrypted search results globally on a yet-unannounced release schedule. However, Google has already started encrypting searches […]

Continue reading »
1 6 7 8 9 10 13