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Google rolls out auto-delete controls for Activity data that it collects

Google started the roll out of new privacy controls for its customers on May 1, 2019 that allow Google customers to configure auto-delete parameters for Activity data that Google collects. Customers may […]

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Google Images may soon feature "shoppable ads"

Google Images is a popular image search engine that returns images based on search terms that you enter into the search box on the site. Advertisement may be displayed on Google Images […]

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Google is shutting down the classic Google Tasks web interface

Anyone using the classic Google Tasks web interface? Google informs users who open Google Tasks using a web browser that the classic version is going away. Google does not mention a specific […]

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Google+ Shutdown Timeline for consumers

Google announced last year that it would shut down the company's social network Google+ for consumers but not for G Suite customers in 2019. A privacy issue with the potential to leak […]

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Google reveals timeline for Hangouts termination and migration

Rumors started to circulate in 2018 that Google planned to shut down its Hangouts service in the future to focus on other chat applications. Google did not deny the rumor but made […]

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Google Public DNS supports DNS-over-TLS: but you probably can't use it right now

Google revealed last week that it added support for the privacy feature DNS-over-TLS to¬† the company's public DNS service Google Public DNS. Google launched Google Public DNS in 2009 at a time […]

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Google launches "your related activity" mobile search feature

Google announced the rollout of a new mobile search feature called "your related activity" that lets users pick up where they stopped previously according to Google. The feature is being rolled out […]

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Google is flagging legitimate software as malicious

On November 29, 2018, some software developers started to notice that Google Safe Browsing was flagging their programs and sites as malicious. Google Safe Browsing is implemented natively in Google Chrome and […]

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Study: Google puts logged out users in a filter bubble, too

Search engine DuckDuckGo published the findings of an experiment that it conducted earlier this year on the company's Spread Privacy website. The company wanted to to determine whether Google Search, the world's […]

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Google is shutting down its Allo messaging service

Google revealed yesterday that it will shut down Allo, a messaging service that it launched in September 2016 alongside Duo, a video messaging service. Allo users can use the application until March […]

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Rumor: Google to shut down Hangouts in 2020

A report by 9to5Google suggests that Google plans to shut down the consumer version of Google Hangouts in 2020. Google has not officially confirmed or denied the rumor, and the site cites […]

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Google removes SMS notifications from Google Calendar

Google customers who use the SMS functionality of Google Calendar will have it replaced with notifications or emails in January 2019. Google published information about the change on the official G suites […]

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Say goodbye to the old Google Contacts interface

Google announced yesterday that it will shut down the old (classic) Google Contacts interface on February 12, 2019. Google customers who are still using the old interface on that day will be […]

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Google sign-ins will require JavaScript soon

Google users who have disabled JavaScript in the browsers that they are using to browse the Internet won't be able to sign-in to their Google accounts anymore soon unless they enable JavaScript […]

Google reCAPTCHA v3 without user interaction launches

Google unveiled a new version of the company's reCAPTCHA service yesterday that aims to make the service more user friendly and provide webmasters with better options when it comes to dealing with […]

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Google makes it easier to delete your search history

Google launched an update today that make sit easier for Google users to delete the search history. The company records search activity for signed-in users and associates it with a user's account. […]

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Did Google just release Google Photos for Windows 10?

A search for Google products on the official Microsoft Store returns only a few hits. There is Google, a search app for mobile devices or YouTube for Xbox One but the apps […]

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Google promises tighter and better privacy controls

Google announced plans yesterday to improve privacy for customers on Android, Gmail, and other services and apps that make use of Google account data. The company published findings of an internal project […]