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Google Calendar for the web finally gets a redesign and new enterprise features

After years of little more than minor tweaks here and there, Google Calendar for the web is finally getting a long-overdue update. Inspired by the mobile app Google has developed, the revamped online version of Calendar gains a new color palette, as well as a layout rejig and a few new features. The new look …

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Google offers its strongest ever security with new Advanced Protection Program

As part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Google has announced numerous security-related updates including revamped phishing protection. Now the company has also announced what it is referring to as its “strongest security, for those who need it most.” Aimed at protecting people who are most likely to find themselves the target of attacks — Google suggests …

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Google Wifi update brings site blocking to parental controls

An update is rolling out to the Google Wifi app which gives parents greater control over the websites their children can visit. The update adds Site Blocking to Google Wifi’s family controls, making it possible to block more than 8 million sites at the flick of a switch. These are sites that Google has determined …

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Google Maps to lose controversial cupcakes and calorie counting feature in iOS

Google has announced that it is removing a feature from the iOS version of Google Maps that estimated how many calories could be burned off by walking a particular route. Based on “strong user feedback” Google took the decision to remove the feature that had been rolled out to a number of users. Google faced …

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Teen image sharing site We Heart It reveals historic security breach affecting over 8 million accounts

We Heart It — the image sharing service used by at least 40 million teenagers — suffered a “possible security breach” several years ago. The breach affects more than 8 million accounts that were created between 2008 and November 2013. Although this is an historic data breach, in which information from the user account database …

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Microsoft suffered an internal bug database hack in 2013 and didn’t tell anyone

Four and a half years ago, an internal bug-tracking database at Microsoft was breached by a “highly sophisticated hacking group,” according to five former employees of the company. The hack of the secret database was never made public. It is believed that this is only the second time such a corporate database has been breached. …

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Google launches personalized phishing protection and updated Security Checkup tool

We’re in the middle of Cybersecurity Awareness Month and Google is taking part. The company has launched two updated protection tools to help keep internet users safe online. While Google refers to “two new protections,” these are really updates rather than completely new offerings. Both the Security Checkup tool and Google Safe Browsing have been …

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Facebook taps into teen market with acquisition of anonymous feedback app tbh

Facebook’s desperation to appeal to the teenage market is well known, and its latest attempt to tap into it sees the social network acquiring tbh. The anonymous feedback app has proved to be a huge hit on iOS since its launch in August. An Android version is still in the pipeline. With tbh, despite the …

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Google rolls out Chrome Cleanup to help secure its web browser

With so much time now spent online, and with so many cloud-based tools now in use every day, we’re all spending more time than ever in our web browsers. To ensure that this is as secure an experience as possible, Google is rolling out a trio of important changes to Chrome — for Windows users, …

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Microsoft has patched Windows against the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability — Google will secure Android soon

Earlier today, news broke about the KRACK vulnerability that affects the WPA2 protocol. Security researchers have warned that the problem affects millions of devices running everything from Windows to Android and Linux. Microsoft has announced that it has already released a security patch to fix the vulnerability in Windows. Google says that a patch for …

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