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Chrome is getting more intuitive privacy and security controls

Sponsored Links Engadget Until now, completing common security tasks in Chrome, like managing cookies, required wading through menus in a clumsy way. In an attempt to make controls more intuitive and useful, Chrome is rolling out a redesign of its desktop settings. For starters, Chrome is restructuring its Site Settings page. Controls will be grouped …

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WSJ: Google will ‘likely’ face antitrust lawsuits later this year

Sponsored Links Smith Collection/Gado via Getty Images For nearly a year there have been reports about the Justice Department investigating Google for antitrust violations when it comes to search and advertising. Now, the Wall Street Journal reports it’s “likely” that the DoJ and state attorneys general will bring antitrust lawsuits against Google later this year, …

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Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs scraps its ambitious Toronto project

Enlarge / Sidewalk Labs concept for the scuppered lakefront development in Toronto. Sidewalk Labs When Google sibling Sidewalk Labs announced in 2017 a $50 million investment into a project to redevelop a portion of Toronto’s waterfront, it seemed almost too good to be true. Someday soon, Sidewalk Labs promised, Torontonians would live and work in …

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22 More Crypto-Stealing Google Chrome Extensions Discovered

A security researcher has discovered another 22 Google Chrome web browser extensions built to steal their user’s cryptocurrencies. Cybersecurity news outlet, Naked Security, reported on May 8 that Harry Denley, a security researcher specializing in cryptocurrencies, discovered 22 more malicious Google Chrome extensions. The extensions he discovered impersonated well-known crypto firms like Ledger, KeepKey, MetaMask, …

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Google can give you AR science lessons right from the search page

Sponsored Links Google Last year, Google launched an augmented reality feature within Search that lets you put virtual animals in the real world. Now, it’s adding more 3D objects you can view right from your Search results page on mobile, including Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit and interactive anatomy models that can help you visualize the human …

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Google slowly starts requiring two-factor authentication for Nest users

Sponsored Links Google Earlier this year, Google revealed that all Nest accounts will require extra sign-in security starting this spring. For those who haven’t enabled phone—based two factor authentication or have migrated to a Google account yet, that means having to verify their identities via email-based authentication every time they log in. Now, the tech …

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Senate bill would set privacy requirements for COVID-19 tracking

Sponsored Links Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images Now that COVID-19 lockdowns are slowly starting to lift in the US, a group of senators want to set privacy expectations for the contact tracing apps that could help keep the virus in check. Senators Marsha Blackburn, Jerry Moran, John Thune and Roger Wicker plan to introduce (via iMore) a …

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Google is working on 4K/HDR streaming to Android TV for Stadia

Sponsored Links A visitor plays a cloud-game at the stand of Google Stadia during the Video games trade fair Gamescom in Cologne, western Germany, on August 21, 2019.  INA FASSBENDER via Getty Images So what’s next for Stadia after rolling out 4K streaming on the web, and 5.1 surround sound for players using a browser? …

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Google Profits off Impersonations of Banned Cryptocurrency Celebs and Companies

Cryptocurrency companies are banned on Google but the platform is allowing phishing sites to impersonate them. London-based bitcoin exchange Coin Corner showed that a fraudulent site mimicking it is allowed on Google’s advertising platform though its own evidence-backed appeals of legitimacy to Google Ads have been constantly ignored. Coin Corner marketing manager Molly Spiers says …

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