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Russian ad scandal widens as Google confirms YouTube, Gmail and others

  • 15/10/2017 at 19:12 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • News

GoogleGoogle has confirmed that they have found tens of thousands of dollars in advertising purchased by Russian operatives as part of a misinformation campaign aimed at the last election. It continues a trend first found on Facebook, where similar ads had been placed in an attempt to fan instability and strife between groups in the US.

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Google plans to launch ‘End-to-End’ encryption Chrome tool

  • 04/06/2014 at 01:41 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Security KeyGoogle has written a new email describing recent security measures to provide end-to-end encryption on all email messages. But will it be enough to calm the ever-increasing fears of users about possible back door access by government officials and other nefarious forces?

The NSA and global spying efforts conducted by multiple governments with their help. The Heartbleed bug. Users are becoming more jumpy when it comes to the security of their information. Google is looking to ease some of that tension.

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Google starts notifying Gmail users over state-sponsored attacks

  • 07/06/2012 at 02:30 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • News

Google Security WarningYour are not safe with your Gmail account. The attacks are coming from sources other than hackers. Now, even countries are sponsoring attacks on email accounts. Not only will Gmail alert you when there is a possibility your account has been compromised, they will splash a giant red stripe across the top indicating it may be executed by a foreign government enemy.

The problem is that many users will most likely believe that the attack was successful, while that is not the intention of the notice. It is only to alert the user that the activity was attempted. Your personal information is still safe, according to Google, unless you count Google’s abuse of your information into the formula. This is probably just a ploy to distract people from the notable abuses Google has perpetrated on its users across all Google applications.

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Google announced Offline Versions For Gmail, Calendar and Docs

Offline GmailIn today’s Internet world, some users cannot believe spots exist where the Internet actually disappears, but it does happen. With the high cost of mobile broadband and cell phone data packages, it makes fiscal sense to tolerate “dead air.” However, those depending on the Internet for scheduling and constant updates balk at this, knowing that constant synchronization between databases online and local storage keeps tasks together.

This was a big problem, but now Google has solved it with Gmail Offline, the latest installation package in the Google Chrome browser. Outlook claims to have the same capabilities but, in fact, is very limited. Files archive ONLY if you select them, and sometimes the email you need most isn’t the one you had the foresight to save. Also, calendar entries could only be made system wide by an administrating Outlook account.  Documents work with the old cut and paste. Anyone claiming Outlook has achieved what Gmail Offline has, obviously doesn’t use either.

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