Tag: Google

Google’s YouTube Said to Be Hosting Videos on ‘How to Hack Facebook’

Even as Facebook struggles to deal with a fresh data breach that affected nearly 50 million of its users, Google’s video streaming platform YouTube continues to host tutorials that claim to provide people ways to hijack Facebook accounts, the media reported. Hours after Facebook revealed the breach on Friday, some YouTube videos, which were seen several thousand times, described a method […]

Facebook, Google, Others Agree to Tackle Fake News Menace in EU, But Advisors Want More

Facebook, Google and other tech firms have agreed a code of conduct to do more to tackle the spread of fake news, due to concerns it can influence elections, the European Commission said on Wednesday. Intended to stave off more heavy-handed legislation, the voluntary code covers closer scrutiny of advertising on accounts and websites where fake news […]

US Explores Measures to Regulate Big Tech Companies

Calls on the federal government to rein in the tech industry have neared a fever pitch in Washington, as Facebook and Google have grappled with widespread misinformation and allegations of political bias on their platforms. Adding to that pressure, the companies are also being dogged by claims about their size and dominance in the Internet ecosystem. Now, the regulators […]

Many Android, iOS Apps Ask for ‘Risky’ Permissions, Push Aggressive Ads: Symantec

While Apple and Google regularly upgrade their respective app store listings to limit malicious apps to some extent, Symantec has highlighted that there are tons of apps that put user privacy at risk. The company through a new research found that there are many apps available on Google Play and Apple App Store that request for permissions or excessive access to user’s personal information. Through a couple […]

Google Awards Uruguayan Teenager a Bug Bounty of Over $36,000 for Finding Severe Security Flaw

Google has awarded an Uruguayan teenager a “bug bounty” of more than $36,000 (roughly Rs. 24.3 lakhs) for disclosing a severe security flaw. Ezequiel Pereira’s sporadic poking around has finally paid off in a big way: Google just awarded the Uruguayan teenager $36,337 for finding a vulnerability that would have allowed him to make changes to […]

Google to Host First Demo Day for Asian Startups in Shanghai

Google on Monday said it will host its first-ever Demo Day for Asian startups in China’s Shanghai city on September 20. Since 2014, Google for Entrepreneurs has organised Demo Days in the US and Europe for startups to connect with investors and scale globally. “As our CEO Sundar Pichai announced earlier this year, this is the first time we’re doing […]