Tag: Google

An update on Google’s fight to keep terror content off of YouTube

Yesterday, Google updated us on its fight to remove terrorism related content from YouTube. In the recent update on it's official blog, YouTube described the video platform's new steps to ensure better regulation of content that they deem hateful or related to terrorism and radical fringe ideologies. YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY: Why terrorism and mental ...

Google funds automated news project

Google is funding a robot journalism project in which computers will write 30,000 stories a month for local media. The Press Association (PA) news agency received £622,000 for its Reporters and Data and Robots (Radar) scheme. Radar will benefit "established media outlets", independent publishers and local bloggers, PA said. One expert said it was unlikely ...

Google reiterates commitment to EU’s General Data Protection Regulation

All G Suite and Google Cloud Platform services will be in full compliance with the privacy requirements of the GDPR when it goes into effect next May, the company says. When the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) formally goes into effect next year, Google will be ready for it. That's according to Suzanne ...

Android Security gets a boost with Google Play Protect

In a timely move given the rash of trojanized apps showing up in the official Google Play store of late, the internet giant has debuted Google Play Protect. The biggest piece of this is the news that, using machine learning, Google said that it now scans more than 50 billion apps every day to hunt ...

Google and Facebook confess to being victims of a $100 million corporate scam

Two tech companies who were victims of a $100 million payment scam have been revealed to be Facebook and Google. According to an investigation by Fortune, Lithuanian Evaldas Rimasauskas allegedly forged email addresses, invoices, and corporate stamps in order to impersonate a large Asian-based manufacturer with whom the tech firms regularly did business. Over two ...

Facebook, Twitter, and Google must remove scams or risk legal action, says EU

The European Commission and Member States consumer authorities ask social media companies to comply with EU consumer rules. EU consumer authorities and organisations have received a growing number of complaints from consumers, who have been targeted by fraud or scams when using social media websites, as well as having been subject to certain terms of ...

How Google secures Gmail against spam and ransomware

Though there was at least one successful high-profile phishing attack against a Gmail user in 2016, Google is aggressively defending its millions of Gmail users. SAN FRANCISCO—Google's Gmail web email service is used by millions of companies and consumers around the world, making it an attractive target for attackers. In a session at the RSA ...

Google’s new tool will tell you if you are being an online troll

Google's parent company has handed developers an anti-trolling tool. Jigsaw, an incubator and think tank that sits inside Alphabet (Google's umbrella company), has released an API called Perspective, which uses machine learning to measure whether an online comment counts as harassment or abuse, as reported by Wired. It's already being tested by Wikipedia, the Guardian, ...

Everyone is falling for this frighteningly effective Gmail scam

Security researchers have identified a "highly effective" phishing scam that's been fooling Google Gmail customers into divulging their login credentials. The scheme, which has been gaining popularity in the past few months and has reportedly been hitting other email services, involves a clever trick that can be difficult to detect. Researchers at WordFence, a team ...