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Google helps put aging SHA-1 encryption out to pasture


Breaking SHA-1 has been a goal of security users for quite a while, so it’s quite a feather in Google’s cap to be first. (It’s possible, though, that the NSA, Russians or others have had one that they’ve kept under wraps.) The team said that the collision “is one of …

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Google Just Dropped $11,000,000 to Make Sure #BlackLivesMatter


iStock Of course, they didn’t phrase it that way because they’d have to spend another $11 million cleaning up all the mess from the white people’s heads that exploded. But according to USA Today, Google just pledged $11.5 million in grants and funding to help organizations fight racial bias. Specifically, …

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Google Doodle may be Waldoboro teen’s creatiom


Ted Varipatis, WCSH 1:12 PM. EST February 24, 2017 (NEWS CENTER) — Who knew doodling could be so profitable? According to the Lincoln County News, Ruth Havener, a seventh-grader from Medomak Valley Middle School in Waldoboro, is one of 53 national winners in the Doodle 4 Google competition.  Havener’s calls her …

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Google Spin-Off Sues Uber, Saying Leader Of Self-Driving-Vehicle Unit Stole Key Designs : The Two-Way : NPR


Anthony Levandowski, Otto co-founder the head of Uber’s self-driving-vehicle project, is accused of taking proprietary designs and information with him when he left Waymo, a subsidiary of Alphabet. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption AFP/AFP/Getty Images Anthony Levandowski, Otto co-founder the head of Uber’s self-driving-vehicle project, is accused of taking …

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Google Cloud Takes On Amazon And Microsoft | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis


Google’s 2004 initial public offering is ancient history in Silicon Valley time. But buried in an IPO prospectus this month from another tech wunderkind, Snapchat, were clues to the future growth of Google and its parent, Alphabet (GOOGL). Forget Google’s much-touted but money-losing “other bets,” far-flung businesses ranging from home automation to the …

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The Real Difference Between Google And Apple | Co.Design


Steve Jobs has been granted 347 patents in the past decade, many awarded posthumously. By contrast, Google’s Sergey Brin and Larry Page only have a combined 27 over the same period. It’s a telling statistic about how Apple and Google operate differently. Apple is driven largely by a centralized development …

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Google issue accidentally crashed Google Wifi, OnHub devices


Josh Miller/CNET If you own a Google Wifi or OnHub router, you may have to do set it up all over again. After investigating reports of faulty devices, Google released a statement to customers Thursday saying an issue with Google Accounts caused many Google Wifi and OnHub routers to reset …

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Uber accused of theft by Google-bred rival


SAN FRANCISCO – Uber’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week is getting worse.  Accused on Sunday by a former engineer of having allowed widespread sexual harassment to persist at the ride-hailing company, a competitor is now accusing Uber of stealing its intellectual property. The brewing showdown emerged late Thursday …

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Google Just Discovered A Massive Web Leak… And You Might Want To Change All Your Passwords – Forbes


Forbes Google Just Discovered A Massive Web Leak… And You Might Want To Change All Your PasswordsForbesA Google researcher has uncovered what may be the most worrying web leak of 2017 so far, possibly exposing passwords, private messages and other sensitive data from a vast number of sites, including major …

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