A lot of security experts went into panic mode when Kelly Shortridge showed on Twitter that her files are been scanned by Chrome. Even the files which aren’t in a special folder like Documents or the Windows dir. She and others started to ask why Google is going to scan private files – but is Google really spying?
Google official announced last Friday to shutdown the company’s URL shortening service goo.gl, this will start April 13, 2018. Existent links will continue to work, which means you are not able to add new links anymore. Goo.gl was started back in 2009. Any existent Browser extensions will also stop working after March 30, 2019.
Recently reports telling that Google is banning several devices which are not certificated which means you won’t get any apps or updates trough the official Google Play Store – the criticism is here that this might also bans several ROM’s from receiving apps and their updates. But is this story really true?
YouTube again! Sorry, but this function seems useful so I have to write about it. In fact the Picture-in-Picture function isn’t new and already available for mobile users, but now it seems to work on the Desktop version too.
YouTube announced today that their streaming service gets easier – this means you can now stream directly from your PC or phone, all you need is a Chrome Browser and of course an account and a webcam.
YouTube is going to release YouTube Music worldwide very soon. The new service is in directly competition with Deezer, Spotify & SoundCloud. The YouTube Music apps are rolling out within the next days on Android and iOS on every official App Store.
Google is banning all online ads promoting cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings starting June 2018. In their announcement it’s said that the financial policy will receive an update in order to ban ads for all cryptocurrency wallets and trading advice.
Google is going to end the encrypted.google.com search domain, which means you’re not able to search with this domain anymore after the April 30, 2018. According to Google the change will be made because every modern Browser automatically connecting (by default) to the secure google.com URL.