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Any Google Photos media (photos, videos) you share becomes public

Google Photos is a popular photo hosting service and application that millions of people use on a daily basis. Part of its popularity comes from the fact that the service is deeply […]

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Google is recording and listening to customer voice interactions

Devices like Google Home, Google Assistant or Amazon's Alexa have risen in popularity in recent years. Their main purpose is to make life easier for people, by answering questions or controlling certain […]

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Important Changes coming to Google Photos and Google Drive

Google revealed on June 12, 2019 that it plans to "simplify the experience across Drive and Photos" by disabling the automatic synchronization of photos and videos between Google Drive and Google Photos. […]

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How to delete your Google Web and App Activity automatically

Google customers may use a new setting to have their web and application activity deleted automatically. The new feature complements the existing options to pause the recording of web and app activity […]

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Google is about to change the account access permission workflow

Google plans to roll out a change soon that it says improves the privacy and security of Google customers when web applications request access to a user's account. Web applications may request […]

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Google's blocking new Microsoft Edge from accessing new design

Another accidental oops by Google that affects a competing web browser in a negative way; this time, users of the new Microsoft Edge browser are affected and the Google site that kicks […]

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Google changes layout of mobile Google Search pages

Google revealed a change to its mobile search results pages yesterday that is already being rolled out to all users of the search engine. Google Search is the world's most popular search […]

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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 […]