Google announced earlier this week plans to enable Safe Browsing support for the Android WebView component, a stripped-down browser that comes with all Android versions.
Google has moved Chrome 66 to the stable channel and starting earlier today has begun updating users to the browser's new major version — Chrome 66.0.3359.117.
Google engineers plan to improve user privacy and security by putting a short lifespan on cookies delivered via HTTP connections. Google hopes that the move will force website developers and advertisers to send cookies via HTTPS, which "provides significant confidentiality protections against [pervasive monitoring] attacks."
Google engineers are testing a shortcut in the Chrome right-click context menu that will simplify the process of inserting an emoji inside a page's form fields.
Software developer Marco Chiappetta has built a Google Chrome extension that can detect attempts to fingerprint text using the "zero-width character" technique.
Reports have been coming in via Twitter that at approximately 4PM there was an active shooter incident at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California. Supposedly centered around the cafeteria, a shooter had injured multiple people who were at the location.
Google announced that effective today, the Chrome Web Store review staff would stop accepting new extensions on the Web Store that perform cryptocurrency mining operations.
Today, a free DNS resolution service called 126.96.36.199 was unveiled that makes looking up Internet address not only faster, but more private. This new service was created by APNIC, who owned the 188.8.131.52 address, and Cloudflare who will use their network to host the DNS service.
Google announced on Friday plans to shut down goo.gl, its long-time URL shortening service. The service is still active, but starting April 18, Google says that only existing registered users will be able to shorten links via their goo.gl account console.
In the past Google would automatically log out users G Suite users from Google web services such as Gmail or Drive after two weeks so that they would be forced to reauthenticate themselves. As of today, Google is rolling out a new feature for Google G Suite Business, Enterprise, and Education admins that allow them to specify a cust
Google announced today a shift to "mobile-first indexing," a move which means that Google search crawlers will look at a site's mobile version before the desktop one.
The team from Phish.ai has developed and released a Google Chrome extension that can detect when users are accessing domains spelled using non-standard Unicode characters and warn the users about the potential of a homograph attack.
Google rolled out today new security features for G Suite, its collection of enterprise, cloud computing, productivity, and collaboration tools.
One of every 200 Google search autocomplete suggestions are poisoned and are used to drive traffic to misleading sites, to malware, or other malicious content, a team of academics from three US universities has discovered.
Google has released Chrome 65 earlier today, and this new browser version comes with new APIs, the blocking of tab-under redirects, and 45 security fixes.
The percentage of daily Chrome users who've loaded at least one page containing Flash content per day has gone down from around 80% in 2014 to under 8% in early 2018.
Google is in the process of adding support to Chrome OS for running containerized Linux applications, according to a commit spotted in the operating system's source code last week by Reddit users.
Android P, the next major version of the Android operating system, will block idle (background) applications from accessing a smartphone's camera or microphone.