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  1. Jamie McKane

    Android 11 Developer Preview launched - Everything you need to know

    Android 11 Developer Preview launched - Everything you need to know Google has launched the first developer preview of Android 11, revealing the new features which will be included in the operating system. "Today, we’re releasing the first Developer Preview of Android 11, and building on a...
  2. Jamie McKane

    Google cracks down on Android apps which abuse privacy permissions

    Google cracks down on Android apps which abuse privacy permissions Google has revealed a huge decline in the number of Play Store apps that abuse permissions to access users' personal information. In a blog post on its efforts to fight bad apps and malicious developers, the company said it had...
  3. Jamie McKane

    Chrome to start blocking insecure downloads

    Chrome to start blocking insecure downloads Google has announced it will start protecting users from insecure downloads with the rollout of the new version of Chrome. Chrome 82 will be released in April and will be the first iteration of the browser to specifically warn users of file downloads...
  4. Jamie McKane

    Google faces EU privacy probe

    Google faces EU privacy probe Google faces one more probe in the European Union over concerns the company’s processing of user location data could violate the bloc’s tough privacy rules. Armed with the power to levy hefty fines, Ireland’s data protection commission on Tuesday also opened a...
  5. Jamie McKane

    Google faces renewed scrutiny from US investigators

    Google faces renewed scrutiny from US investigators U.S. antitrust enforcers are examining Google’s conduct in the online shopping comparison market as they continue their probe of the search giant. Richard Stables, chief executive officer of the shopping comparison site Kelkoo Group, said he...
  6. Jamie McKane

    Google founders stepping down at Alphabet

    Google founders stepping down at Alphabet Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are stepping down as leaders of parent company Alphabet Inc., ending day-to-day involvement as regulators intensify scrutiny of an internet industry the two men helped create. Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google...
  7. Jamie McKane

    Google launches new Pixelbook Go portable laptop

    Google launches new Pixelbook Go portable laptop Google unveiled its new PixelBook Go Chromebook at its Made By Google event, offering powerful hardware in a portable form factor. The device runs Chrome OS and features a 13.3-inch touchscreen with an impressive battery designed.
  8. Jamie McKane

    Huawei smartphones lose bootleg access to Google apps

    Huawei smartphones lose bootleg access to Google apps One of Huawei Technologies Co.’s biggest trade war headaches has just gotten worse, as an unofficial workaround to the Trump administration ban on using Google apps and services has been quashed. Security researcher John Wu published an...
  9. Jamie McKane

    Google faces anti-trust probe over DNS-over-HTTPS

    Google faces anti-trust probe over DNS-over-HTTPS Representatives in the US Congress are worried about Google’s intention to implement a new Internet Protocol that could possibly give them an unfair competitive advantage in Internet advertising, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal...
  10. Jamie McKane

    Google to spend $3 billion on European data centres

    Google to spend $3 billion on European data centres Google will invest 3 billion euros ($3.3 billion) over the next two years to expand its server farms across Europe. The investments take its total spend on European data centres to 15 billion euros since 2007, Google Chief Executive Officer...
  11. Jamie McKane

    Google is working on Incognito Mode for Maps

    Google is working on Incognito Mode for Maps Google is currently testing an Incognito Mode for its Maps navigation app, XDA Developers reports. The feature was added in the latest update for the Android version of the Maps Preview app and is available in closed beta to testers who are part of...
  12. Jamie McKane

    Google to prioritise original reporting

    Google to prioritise original reporting Google announced an update to its search algorithm to prioritise news articles that it considers to be original reporting. "While we typically show the latest and most comprehensive version of a story in news results, we've made changes to our products...
  13. Jamie McKane

    Google hackers find major iPhone security flaw

    Google hackers find major iPhone security flaw On the same day Apple Inc. revealed the date for its latest iPhone event, Google’s privacy team said it had discovered a two-year long vulnerability in the phone-maker’s software. The bug targeted a small number of websites. Simply visiting those...
  14. Jamie McKane

    Google to shut down Hire platform

    Google to shut down Hire platform Google has announced that it will shut down its Hire job application tracking system. The company said in a post on its support website that while Hire was successful, Google will focus its efforts on other products in its Cloud portfolio.
  15. Jamie McKane

    Google shuts down Mobile Network Insights service

    Google shuts down Mobile Network Insights service Google has shut down a service which tracked smartphone location data and signal strength to show network providers information weak spots in their coverage. This previously unknown service, which Google called Mobile Network Insights, tracked...
  16. Jamie McKane

    1.5% of passwords are unsafe - Google

    1.5% of passwords are unsafe - Google Google has published research highlighting that 1.5% of Chrome users are accessing websites with unsafe passwords. The company has come to this conclusion after inspecting data from over 650,000 people who have used its Password Checkup extension.
  17. Jamie McKane

    Google now lets users log in with your fingerprint instead of a password

    Google now lets users log in with your fingerprint instead of a password Google has launched a new feature which allows Android smartphone users to sign in to some Google services using the fingerprint sensor on their device instead of entering their password. According to a support page on...
  18. Jamie McKane

    Google plans to bring "fast Wi-Fi for everyone" to South Africa

    Google plans to bring "fast Wi-Fi for everyone" to South Africa Google is planning to bring Google Station, which aims to provide "fast Wi-Fi for everyone", to South Africa. Google Station is a platform which makes it easy to roll out safe and protected Wi-Fi hotspots in public places by...
  19. Jamie McKane

    European privacy rules have little effect on Facebook and Google

    European privacy rules have little effect on Facebook and Google The European Commission is largely happy with the first year of its sweeping digital privacy rules. Evidence mounts, however, that the General Data Protection Directive, or GDPR, as applied today hurts smaller firms and has no...
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