A new experimental, and may I dare say, creepy Chrome Extension called FacePause pauses a YouTube video when you look away from the screen. It does this by utilizing an API called FaceDetector that has been available in Chrome since version 56.
Chrome has a surprising amount of features that are hidden or not well known that can offer a great deal of functionality for users. One of these features, is a built-in password generator that can be used to create strong passwords when creating new accounts and a password manager called Smart Lock that stores these passwords .
Google has agreed to create a fund of 11 million dollars as part of a a class action settlement for terminating or disabling a publisher's Adsense accounts, but not paying out any balances that the publisher had at the time.
Google announced earlier today plans to drop the "Secure" indicator from the Chrome URL address bar and only show a lock icon when the user is navigating to an HTTPS-secured website.
Starting last week, on May 8, Google has opened the .app top-level domain (TLD) to the general public, allowing anyone to register their desired .app domain name. As its name implies, the domain is intended for app developers, but anyone can register a domain, may it be for an app or not.
Security researchers are reporting that malicious Android apps they have detected and reported to Google the first time, have slipped back into the Play Store after changing their name.
During the Google I/O 2018 event, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced 6 new voices were coming to Google Assistant today. In addition to these voices, Pichai also announced that John Legend has worked with Google to train their machine learning Wavenet algorithm to convert his voice into another Assistant voice coming later this year.
Google said this week that Chrome 66 now blocks "about half" of the videos that feature auto-playing sound. Engineers added this feature in Chrome 66, released in mid-April.
Two of today's biggest cloud service providers are now blocking a technique called "domain fronting" that has been used by websites and applications to avoid government-based censorship, but also by malware to secretly siphon stolen data to covert servers.
Starting today, the Google Chrome browser will show a full-page warning whenever users are accessing an HTTPS website that's using an SSL certificate that has not been logged in a public Certificate Transparency (CT) log.
Joe Westby is Amnesty International's Technology and Human Rights researcher. Recently, in response to Google's launch of a new messaging service, Westby argued that Google, "shows total contempt for Android users' privacy."
Google Research engineers have developed a deep learning system that can separate voices from audio-visual data recorded in crowded environments.
Roskomnadzor, Russia's telecommunications watchdog, banned today over 1.8 million IP addresses belonging to Amazon and Google's cloud infrastructure.
Yesterday, April 3, Microsoft released an emergency security update via Windows Update that fixes CVE-2018-0986, a vulnerability in the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine (MMPE).
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.
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.
Google security staffers have removed 22 Android apps reported to have been infected with the HiddnAd and Guerilla adware families.
In the span of three days, news broke that high-ranking security at executives at three of the Internet's most important tech firms —Google, Facebook, and Twitter— announced plans to leave their respective companies.
Google rolled out today new security features for G Suite, its collection of enterprise, cloud computing, productivity, and collaboration tools.