The European Commission announced a fine against Google today of €4.34 billion ($5.04 billion) for breaking antitrust policies with Android.
In Canary build 69 of Chrome, Google added a new experimental feature called Heavy Page Capping that will display an infobar that allows you to stop loading the rest of the resources on a page if it has already downloaded a certain amount of data.
Google has secretly enabled a security feature called Site Isolation for 99% of its desktop users on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS. This happened in Chrome 67, released at the end of May.
Despite the new GDPR regulation entering into effect across Europe, Facebook and Google are manipulating users into sharing personal data by leveraging misleading wording and confusing interfaces, according to a report released today by the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC).
Thousands of iOS and Android mobile applications are exposing over 113 GBs of data via over 2,271 misconfigured Firebase databases, according to a report released this week by mobile security firm Appthority.
At Google I/O 2018 Google announced an optional new feature called "Continued Conversation" that would allow you to continue talking to Google Assistant without using the wake up word each time. Starting today, this new feature has begun to rollout to Google Home, Google Home Mini and Google Home Max devices worldwide.
In the past, Google consolidated a users account, privacy, and security settings into one control panel called Google Account. Today, Google is revamping this interface to make it easier to use by including a search feature, making security and privacy features more readily accessible, and by offering detailed summary pages.
Google is changing how the Play Store app is verifying the authenticity of Android apps before installation. The company plans to modify the header of APK (Android app) files to include a new metadata field that contains the app's file signature.
The developer teams from Google Home, Roku TV, and Sonos, are preparing security patches to prevent DNS rebinding attacks on their devices. Roku has already started deploying updates, while Google and Sonos are expected to deploy patches next month.
VirusTotal announced today a new paid service called "VirusTotal Monitor" that will alert subscribers when their program have been detected by antivirus vendors as malware. This allows developers & the antivirus vendor to be immediately notified in order to quickly clean up the incorrect detection, or false positive, in the program.
Google announced plans today to gradually remove the option of installing Chrome extensions from a remote website, also known as an "inline installation."
Google has announced that they are changing the look of their sign-in screens on June 14th 2018. These changes are purely cosmetic, but as some may be concerned that they are at the wrong site or are being phished, it is important to recognize what is being changed.
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed two lawsuits on Monday against Facebook and Google on the grounds of breaking local campaign finance laws.
For the past week, Android users have been having fun with one of the weirdest bugs ever seen on an Android device, one that exposes their personal SMS text messages when searching for various terms.
Google has announced today a new security mechanism for Pixel 2 smartphones, for which, in the near future, it would be impossible to update or replace the phone's firmware without entering the user's password.
Microsoft has now officially become the third most valuable company in the world as it pushes Google's parent company Alphabet into fourth place. With Microsoft's current market cap at 766 billion compared to Alphabet's 766.5 billion, Microsoft is able to retain the third place spot at today's market prices.
Google released earlier today Chrome 67, the latest stable release of its web browser. According to changelogs released with Chrome 67, this version adds support for a Generic Sensors API, improves AR and VR experiences, and deprecates the HTTP-Based Public Key Pinning (HPKP) security feature.
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 .