Google Cloud joins DLT platform Hedera Hashgraph’s governing council

Google Cloud is also onboard as a preferred cloud provider for the initiative’s public testnets and Hedera Consensus Service ecosystem. Read More

Play Protect blocked 1.9B malware installs from non-Google sources last year

The number of user attempts to install malware-infected apps from outside the Play Store has gone up from 1.6 billion, reported in 2017 and 2018, to 1.9 billion, last year. Read More

Google Nest forcing users into 2FA

The best way to protect privacy and security is to migrate to a Google account, the search giant says. Read More

Microsoft backtracks on ‘Bing-jacking’ Chrome with its Microsoft Search extension

Sanity prevails: Microsoft is no longer planning to automatically deploy its Microsoft Search in Bing browser extension to Office 365 ProPlus users. Read More

How to back up your Gmail: The ultimate guide for 2020

Want to make sure you have a local or backup copy of all that mission-critical business and personal history in your Gmail archives? David Gewirtz takes you through an array of options. Read More

Antitrust probes, spinoffs, and missing financials: Is a pre-emptive breakup ahead for Google?

Wall Street is rife with reports that Google (Google’s parent company is Alphabet Inc.,) is considering selling part of its ad business to appease antitrust regulators and politicians in the US and Europe. Read More

Google Maps turns 15: A look back on where it all began

A timeline of Google Maps through the years since it was launched in 2005. Read More

Google fixes no-user-interaction bug in Android’s Bluetooth component

Fixes are available via the Android Security Bulletin for February 2020. Read More

ITC probing Sonos complaint against Google

The investigation brings more government scrutiny to the tech giant’s competitive practices Read More

Google to block some HTTP file downloads starting with Chrome 83

Google will block files from being downloaded via HTTP when the website domain shows HTTPS. Read More