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 […]

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Google Is ‘Pretty Sure’ Your Data Is Secure

At the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Eric Schmidt, the tech giant’s executive chairman, said the company improved its encryption system following the leak of classified data by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden Speaking at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Friday, Google’s Eric Schmidt said he is “pretty sure” your data is safe. The Google executive chairman […]

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Google Dumps Bump — and With It, the Dream of Dead Simple, Cross Platform File Transfers

If a great big web company such as Google or Facebook buys a startup that’s captured the world’s imagination — such as YouTube or Instagram — it sometimes works out O.K. But if the startup in question is anything less than a massive hit, acquisition is often (and maybe usually) followed by termination. That’s what’s happening with Bump, makers of the […]

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Google and HP Halt Sales of Chromebook 11 Due to Overheating Problem

Google and Hewlett-Packard are halting sales of their recently released Chromebook 11 computer after some users reported the device’s charger has been overheating. The precautionary measure announced Wednesday comes slightly more than a month after Google Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co. unveiled the Chromebook 11 as a more affordable alternative to laptop computers with similar features. The Chromebook has a display […]

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