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Gmail users report spam emails sent from their own account

One of the main identifiers to spam emails is often the email address itself, usually containing a questionable domain. Unfortunately, things aren’t always as clear cut as that, as some Gmail users spotted that spam was coming from their own accounts. Despite having two-factor authentication, Gmail users found that their …

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Google working on an ‘Alt OS’ mode for Chrome OS

We’ve been hearing a lot about Google’s laptop plans recently. Back in January, developers began testing Fuchsia OS on the Pixelbook, then we heard that we may see a new Pixelbook launch later this year. Now, it looks like the Chrome OS team is trying something new, as references to …

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Researchers find thousands of Android applications improperly tracking children’s data

Just one week after YouTube has been accused of violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), another Google-owned company is under fire for the very same thing. According to researchers, over 3,300 Android applications could be harvesting children’s data improperly and might face consequences. The International Computer Science Institute …

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The EU is still open to the idea of breaking up Google

It looks like the European Union is concerned about Google once again. This time around, the EU’s competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, voiced “grave suspicions” over Google’s growing dominance online. Previously, the EU has fined Google £2.1 billion for prioritising Google Shopping in search results over competing services. Now, the competition …

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Google manages to double its Pixel sales in 2017

With the disastrous launch of the Pixel 2 range of smartphones, it seemed that all of the hard work Google had done building its reputation in the handset world had been undone. In an impressive change of pace, however, it seems that the company has managed to double its sales, …

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