Non-public details on about 52.5 million Google+ profiles were accessible to developers of apps requesting permission to view data the user had configured to remain private.
Users are receiving spam notifications through the Google Maps app that asks them to share their location in order to get something for free and no one knows why.
Google has release Chrome 71 to the Stable desktop channel, which means it is now available for everyone to download. This version comes with a bunch of new features, with most of them focusing on protecting users from abusive ads, deceptive billing pages, and unwanted autoplay audio.
According to reports, Microsoft is abandoning development of Microsoft Edge and instead focusing on a new Chromium-based browser under the codename Anaheim.
When your business is a web site and you rely on people finding you through search results, it can be heart attack provoking to find that your site is completely missing from Google. This is exactly what happened to a popular site who discovered their site was suddenly missing from the search results due to a mistake by Google.
Google developers have wanted to remove FTP support from Chrome for years and an upcoming change in how files stored on FTP servers are rendered in the browser may be the first step in its ultimate removal.
Google is adding the ability to remove force-installed extensions, or ones installed by Windows group policies, to the Chrome Cleanup Tool.
Web developers can use the SpeechSynthesis API to convert text on a web page into synthesized audio speech. While this feature is great for accessibility and audio queues, it is being abused by advertisements and low quality/scammy web sites.
An internal Google Chrome page allows users to see all interstitial warnings or notifications that may be encountered while browsing the web with Chrome.
Starting in Chrome 71, Google will warn Chrome users when they are visiting pages that use deceptive forms to sign visitors up for mobile subscriptions.
Google announced today that their Android Files Go storage app is being rebranded to the new name of Files by Google and that in less than a year, they have 30 million monthly users all over the world.
Google has announced that starting in December 2018, Chrome 71 will remove all ads on sites that have repeatedly performed abusive behavior.
Mozilla is rolling out a new feature to all U.S. Firefox users that adds Google and Amazon Search Shortcuts to the list of pinned Top Sites in the new tab page.
Google has announced changes in how European smartphone and tablet makers can use Google's Android apps in response to the EU's $5 billion fine. Going forward, EU manufacturers will now have to pay Google a license fee to bundle Google's suite of mobile apps.
Scammers are creating fake Android cryptocurrency mining apps and promoting them on the Google Store. The kicker is that these apps claim to mine cryptocurrency that can't be mined in the first place.
A malicious app called "Album by Google Photos" was found in the Microsoft Store today that pretends to be from Google. This app pretends to be part of Google Photos, but is actually an ad clicker that repeatedly opens hidden advertisements in Windows 10.
Google has accidentally sent out a dogfood build for the November 2018 security patches to a Google Pixel owner. This update was pushed via OTA (over-the-air) and was discovered when the user woke up the next morning.
Google has announced that they are closing the consumer functionality of Google+ due lack of adoption and an API bug that leaked the personal information of up to 500,000 Google+ accounts.
Distributors of unwanted Chrome extensions are coming up with new, sneaky, and simple methods to trick users into installing their extensions now that Google has banned inline installs.