US senators question Apple, Google over app store dominance
Apple Inc. (AAPL.O) and Alphabet Inc.’s (GOOGL.O) Google have come under attack by US senators united from both parties about the dominance of their mobile app stores and whether the companies abuse their power at the expense of smaller competitors.
online advertising Cooperation
The Wall Street Journal reported that Google and Facebook pledged to help one another if they ever faced an investigation into their pact to work together in online advertising.
Major Outage in Google Services Experinced Worldwide
Users across Asia, the west coast of the US and Europe are experiencing a major outage in Google’s cloud storage service Drive and its email platform Gmail.
Android’s Built-In Security Key Can Now Be Used for iOS Devices
Google is expanding the ability to use an Android phone as a physical two-factor authentication security key to include iOS devices.
Smartphone Finger Taps May Lead to Side Channel Attack
Researchers have been experimenting with a novel way to eavesdrop on what you’re typing on your smartphone by listening to the interaction between your fingers and the screen.
Google’s campaign against Iranian media outlets sets ‘Dangerous Precedent’
Massoud Shadjareh, the founder of the Islamic Human Rights Commission, joined Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear Tuesday to discuss how Google’s decision to join the United States’ anti-Iran campaign and block the accounts of Iranian media outlets Press TV and Hispan TV sets a “dangerous precedent” for free speech.
Astronomers Use AI to Find Two New Planets
Artificial intelligence (AI) came to help of Google and a team of astronomers to find two more hidden planets in the Kepler space telescope archive.
Google to Add New Security Feature to Chrome OS
Google will add a new security feature to Chrome OS, the company’s web-based operating system that powers its Chromebooks devices. The new feature, named USBGuard, will block access to the USB port access while the device’s screen is locked. According to a Chrome OS source code commit spotted by Chrome Story earlier this week, the […]
Google Accelerates G+ Shut Down over Security Hole that Affected Millions
Google struggling social network Google+ will be shut down sooner than previously announced after a new security vulnerability that briefly exposed personal data of some 52.5 million Google+ users. The bug, which was introduced to Google+ in November, allowed developers to access personal profile information including name, birthday, gender, nickname and more even if those […]
Google Might Put End to Hangouts in Two Years
Google might finally put an end to Hangouts in 2020. The legacy messaging app will shut down for consumers after next year, according to sources familiar with Google’s roadmap. No specific timeframe was mentioned. This shouldn’t really come as a surprise — in March 2017, Google announced Hangouts would split into two enterprise-focused apps: Hangouts […]