Google resumes Chrome’s more privacy-friendly SameSite cookie update

Google resumes Chrome’s extra privacy-friendly SameSite cookie replace

Google announced on Thursday that it will bring its SameSite cookie update back starting July 14th, alongside the launch of Chrome 84. The update will roll out gradually to Chrome 80 and later versions. When Chrome 80 launched in February, Google started rolling out its SameSite update, which is intended to change how cookies are…
G Suite users can make Google Voice calls right inside Gmail

G Suite customers could make Google Voice calls proper inside Gmail

You can also now transfer calls using the Google Voice mobile and web apps. Google will offer suggestions of people to whom you might want to transfer a call. Alternatively, you can search for a contact or manually punch in someone’s phone number.It’s not clear if or when other Google Voice users will have access…
As Covid-19 Scams Run Rampant, Google Launches a Scam-Spotter Quiz

As Covid-19 Scams Run Rampant, Google Launches a Rip-off-Spotter Quiz

Image: Scamspotter.orgSince the outbreak of covid-19, Google has been working to suppress ads from profiteers peddling low-quality, high-cost PPE and health elixirs, trying to get their hands on stimulus checks and credit card information. The company started a covid-19 task force which has prioritized, among other things, thwarting unemployment benefits scams. It’s made some noticeable…
Arizona sues Google for tracking users’ location even when they turned tracking off

Arizona sues Google for monitoring customers' location even once they turned monitoring off

By Stan Schroeder2020-05-28 10:31:32 UTC Google is in trouble over location tracking.  According to a report by the Washington Post, the state of Arizona sued Google on Wednesday for allegedly collecting data about users' whereabouts even if they had turned off location tracking.  Google's Android allows users to turn off location tracking in its settings.…
Google Chrome Is Getting a Bunch of New Privacy Features

Google Chrome Is Getting a Bunch of New Privateness Options

Google’s Chrome web browser is the world’s most popular way for people to navigate the web. But it’s far from perfect. Google’s dominance in online advertising means it slurps up plenty of your browsing data, which is used to show you the ads that it thinks you’re most likely to click on. WIRED UKThis story…
The Morning After: Swiss contact tracing app uses Google & Apple tech

The Morning After: Swiss contact tracing app makes use of Google & Apple tech

HP's latest monitors cut blue light levels to help you sleepAnd a 4K monitor with wireless sharing. HP Alongside a new series of EliteBook laptops, HP has launched a new family of E-Series monitors that always function with low levels of blue light. The aim is to ensure that working for extended hours on these…
Google Assistant can now use your voice to verify purchases

Google Assistant can now use your voice to confirm purchases

Image: Andrej Sokolow / picture alliance via Getty Images Matthew Humphries for PCMag 2020-05-26 22:08:40 UTC Follow @https://twitter.com/PCMag PCMag.com is a leading authority on technology, delivering Labs-based, independent reviews of the latest products and services. Our expert industry analysis and practical solutions help you make better buying decisions and get more from technology. Making purchases…
Google removes millions of negative TikTok reviews amid backlash in India

Google removes tens of millions of unfavorable TikTok evaluations amid backlash in India

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Social media bias lawsuits keep failing in court

Social media bias lawsuits preserve failing in courtroom

Social media sites can legally ban users for nearly any reason. They can ban users for off-color jokes. They can ban users for being white supremacists. They can ban users for totally arbitrary and inscrutable reasons. If you sue over a Twitter or Facebook ban, you will almost certainly lose. Despite this, people keep filing…
Google Maps adds temporary closures, pandemic hours, and more to help small businesses

Google Maps provides short-term closures, pandemic hours, and extra to assist small companies

By Alex Perry2020-05-27 13:00:00 UTC The coronavirus pandemic has taken a massive toll on businesses and Google is making some changes to Maps to help them out. On Wednesday, Google revealed a host of small changes to how it presents business information in Maps. Most notably, it will now indicate if a business is temporarily…