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Google relaxes Project Zero bug disclosure policy after Microsoft complaints

Google managed to ruffle a few feathers recently by disclosing bugs and security problems in widely used software. Project Zero is used to encourage companies to fix issues that have been detected by imposing a 90-day deadline before details of the vulnerabilities are made public. Microsoft was angered a month ago when Google published details …

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Are we really in danger of losing our history to the cloud?

If Google’s vice president is to be believed we are in danger of losing an entire generation of information to the digital realm. Look to the history book, and you do just that — look in a real, physical book. Pictorial histories can be found in photo albums. The works of Oscar Wilde, Samuel Pepys, …

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Google Helpouts to be consigned to history

Google is shutting the door on its Helpouts service. Just two and a half years after launching the help and support extension to Hangouts, it has been decided that there just is not enough interest to warrant keeping it running. Designed as a platform for experts to offer their paid service to people, Helpouts failed …

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Google’s PerfKit Benchmarker tests the performance of cloud services

For both software and data, there is a relentless move to the cloud. But with so many different cloud services to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which one is best. To help make things a little easier, Google today launches PerfKit Benchmarker. The open-source tool makes it possible to run benchmarks across …

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Google is right to keep issuing ‘fuck you’s to Microsoft

Twice this week, Google has flipped the metaphorical bird at Microsoft, muttering a quiet ‘fuck you’ under its breath. Google’s security researchers have a policy of sitting on software vulnerabilities they discover for 3 months. When the security issue is found, the relevant company is informed, and the clock starts ticking. When 90 days is …

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