Google is marking Safer Internet Day, which falls today, by introducing new authentication features to Gmail to help better identify emails that could prove to be harmful or are not fully secure. The company said last year that it would beef up security measures and identify emails that arrive over...
Seeing lots of spammy local listings on Google? It's not just you! Columnist Joy Hawkins notes some of the problems with Google's reinforcement of its Google My Business guidelines. Google recently posted a blog article raving about how it tackled webspam in 2015. The numbers were quite impressive....
Google is constantly testing new search results interfaces. Here are some screen shots of their latest tests. Google is constantly playing around and testing user interfaces for their search results and other services. Just recently, we captured them testing black instead of blue links in the main ...
Are you ready for Google assistant? Well, it’s not a device you can buy or an app you can purchase. Rather, it’s a platform unveiled today by Google CEO Sundar Pichai, a name given to putting Google’s smarts into anything. As Google puts it, the “next evolution” of Google Search. And yes, ...
What are CISO’s (Chief Information Security Officers) worrying about in 2016? According to the recent 2016 Security Pressures report from Trustwave, theft of information from a successful breach or cyber-attack ranks as the top worrying outcome for nearly two-thirds of respondents. With the Iden...
Earlier this week, Samsung rolled out support for ad blocking in the new version of its web browser for mobile devices, the Samsung Internet Browser. Third-party developers quickly responded by launching ad-blocking mobile apps that work with the browser. Now those developers are finding their apps ...
We do not possess the ability to read the future, and yet we can predict with a high level of certainty that we will see more major cybersecurity incidents in 2016 and 2017. The world’s cybersecurity capability is not able to advance in line with the growing vulnerabilities. We are faced by more ...
I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that presidential candidates are starting to talk about Internet issues. The bad news is that presidential candidates are starting to talk about Internet issues. Since the 2012 election, the Internet has emerged as a widely discussed p...
Over the last month there has been an unfathomable amount of content published about the massive privacy intrusion that is Facebook Messenger. With the ability to intrude into the lives of its users in ways that the NSA would never think to, it isn’t a surprise that the new download brought such s...
Is everyone’s website illegal? Your website consists of visible text and graphics, geared to the sighted reader. Its terms and conditions include legal disclaimers and limitations of liability, which, it explains, apply unless they are specifically prohibited by law. As a service to the public, y...

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