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Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Apple unveils Privacy Preserving Ad Click Attribution, aimed at preserving user privacy without reducing effectiveness of ads, coming soon to Safari   —  For years, the web has been largely free thanks to online ads.  The problem is that nobody likes them.  When they're not obnoxiously taking …
May 22, 2019, 10:05 AMIn context
Scott Gilbertson / Ars Technica:
Opera's Reborn 3 is a major update with a clean visual redesign and futuristic-feeling features like Opera Flow for simple syncing and blockchain-based tools   —  While not as innovative as its mobile brethren, new release closes the gap with Vivaldi.  —  When Opera Software unveiled …
May 19, 2019, 8:15 PMIn context
Angela Moon / Reuters:
Source: Google will stop collaborating and providing Huawei with technical support for Android and Google services, including Google Play   —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except …
May 19, 2019, 1:57 PMIn context
Google Online Security Blog:
Study: adding a recovery phone number to a Google Account can stop up to 100% of bot hijacking attempts, 96% of bulk phishing attacks, 76% of targeted attacks   —  Every day, we protect users from hundreds of thousands of account hijacking attempts.  Most attacks stem from automated bots …
May 17, 2019, 6:05 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft and Sony announce a strategic partnership to explore development of future cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure for game and content-streaming services   —  An unusual partnership  —  Microsoft and Sony are announcing an unusual partnership today, allowing the two rivals to partner on cloud-based gaming services.
May 16, 2019, 3:00 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Interface:
As the definition of “bias” expands to include instances where social media users don't have the desired outcome, it's harder for platforms to say there is none   —  Three years ago this month, Mark Zuckerberg gathered together a group of influential conservatives to defend Facebook against allegations of political bias.
May 16, 2019, 9:30 AMIn context
The Keyword:
Google opens a Safety Engineering Center in Munich as a global hub for its cross-product privacy efforts, to double privacy engineers to 200+ this year   —  Last week at I/O, our annual developer conference in California, I shared how we're working to build a more helpful Google for everyone.
May 14, 2019, 3:05 PMIn context
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / ZDNet:
Google says that all Chromebooks launched this year will be Linux-ready right out of the box   —  Google has announced that all new Chromebook devices will be Linux ready.  —  At Google I/O in Mountain View, Google quietly let slip that “all devices [Chromebook] launched this year will be Linux-ready right out of the box.”
May 10, 2019, 12:55 PMIn context
Aditya Kalra / Reuters:
Sources: India's antitrust watchdog has preliminarily found that Google abused the dominant position of Android and has ordered a full probe in April   —  NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's antitrust watchdog has ordered an investigation into Alphabet Inc's unit Google for allegedly abusing …
May 10, 2019, 10:30 AMIn context
Lauren Goode / Wired:
Google is touting an increased focus on privacy and is making privacy settings slightly easier to find, but those settings remain very confusing for users   —  IT'S GOOGLE'S BIG privacy pivot, according to Google.  —  On Tuesday, The New York Times ran an op-ed about privacy written …
May 9, 2019, 8:50 PMIn context

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