Facebook, Twitter, and Google Summoned to Congressional Panel on Russian Election Interference

Hearing is scheduled for Nov. 1. Representatives of Facebook, Twitter and Google have been asked to appear on Nov. 1 at hearings on alleged Russian interference in U.S. politics called by the U.S. Senate and House Intelligence Committees, officials said. Facebook and Twitter have already agreed to send representatives to the Senate committee hearing, a […] Read more »

Google Also Found Russia-Backed Ads on YouTube and Gmail

Google has discovered that Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on YouTube, Gmail, Google search, and other products, The Washington Post reported on Monday. The ads do not appear to be from the same Kremlin-affiliated entity that bought ads on Facebook fb , which may indicate a broader Russian online disinformation […] Read more »

Famed Architect’s Lawsuit Against Google Just Got Much More Serious

Eli Attia alleges he wasn’t the only one mistreated by the search giant. A long-running lawsuit filed against Google by a prominent architect has just gotten much broader. Last week, the Superior Court of California granted a motion adding racketeering charges to the civil case being pursued against Google by Eli Attia, an expert in […] Read more »

Facebook, Google, Twitter asked to testify on Russian meddling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Executives from Facebook, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Twitter have been asked to testify to the U.S. Congress in coming weeks as lawmakers probe Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election, committee sources said on Wednesday. A Senate aide said executives from the three firms had been asked by the Senate Intelligence […] Read more »

How Facebook, Google Handle Political Ads Will Inevitably Change, Marketers Say

Facebook and Alphabet’s Google have little choice but to rein in internet political ads in the face of growing U.S. government pressure, a panel of advertising consultants and executives said on Monday. Speaking at a trade conference, the marketers seized on allegations that Russian operatives bought U.S. political ads on Facebook as evidence that the […] Read more »

Google education guru: Classroom laptop bans make no sense

Google Chief Education Evangelist Jaime Casap’s oldest daughter scored a full ride to college on a swimming scholarship but she only lasted one semester out of frustration with the lack of technology at the school. She had been used to taking notes on her laptop in high school, for example, but was told she couldn’t […] Read more »

Google is giving a big boost to Gmail security

Google is amping up security and protections for Gmail users, giving people a more noticeable warning if there’s a chance the government is trying to steal their password, giving warnings for dangerous links and proposing a more secure email-sending standard. See also: How to send personalized mass emails in Gmail Google announced on its blog […] Read more »

Google is teasing Android users over the name of its newest OS

Google definitely wins against Apple when it comes to naming versions of its operating systems. Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai hinted in December 2015 that the company might be turning to its users for help naming Android N and it looks like he wasn’t being flippant after all. As Android Police reports, a number of users have […] Read more »

Mark Zuckerberg congratulates Google for ‘historic milestone in AI research’

Facebook cofounder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg today has some positive things to say about Google. The remarks come a few hours after Google’s AlphaGo artificial intelligence (AI) program beat Lee Sedol, a highly decorated player of the board game Go, in the third consecutive game of a five-game match in Sedol’s native South Korea. […] Read more »

Google Play Services 8.1 SDK ships with new app invites, permissions, Player Stats API

Google has rolled out a series of updates for Google Play and Android 6.0 Marshmallow today aimed at giving better support for developers. The company announced that Marshmallow now has a new permissions model aimed at improving the way app installs and updates are handled. Additionally, Google Play services 8.1 offers support runtime permissions, a […] Read more »

Google says its voice search system is now more accurate, especially in noisy places

If you’ve noticed Google doing a better job of understanding what you say using speech recognition on your smartphone lately, you’re not crazy. Google’s voice search has indeed become more accurate, thanks to advances in artificial intelligence, the tech company announced today. “Today, we’re happy to announce we built even better neural network acoustic models […] Read more »

Google brings note-taking app Keep to iPhone

More than two years after launching Google Keep on Android, the company is finally bringing its note-taking app to iOS: Google rolled out a new version of Keep for iPhones and iPads Thursday. Like the Android and web version of the app, Keep on iOS allows you to arrange your notes into a sticky-note-like interface. […] Read more »

Google Keep finally arrives on iOS for all your note-taking needs

Keep – Google’s simple note-taking app – is finally arriving on iOS. It’s the same set of features you’ve come to expect from the Android and Web versions. You can create colored notes and to-do lists, search for information by photo, audio, or text, or add labels to help keep things organized. You can also set reminders […] Read more »

Google Cloud servers?

Question by zaza: Google Cloud servers? What do Cloud servers mean? I understand that they’re not like usual servers, but nothing in detail. I would be glad if you could explain this to me. Best answer: Answer by ScottWeb definitions (Cloud Servers) Virtualized servers running Windows or Linux operating systems that are instantiated via a […] Read more »

What type of transmission method does Google Docs use?

Question by julia!: What type of transmission method does Google Docs use? Is “Cloud Computing” a method of transmission? Best answer: Answer by SF_WriterNo. Cloud computing means the software is online and not on your computer. I’m not sure of the transmission method, but I would assume it is some sort of secure http. Know […] Read more »