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These 10 Google Chrome extensions will make your life easie…

These 10 Google Chrome extensions will make your life easie…

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One of the best and worst things about Google Chrome is the amount of browser extensions you can find in the Chrome store. It's the best because it gives users almost limitless ways to improve their Chrome experience, but also it's the worst because you might not know how many great extensions you're missing out on if you never look for them. Chrome extensions can do everything, from totally reorganizing your email inbox to filtering out websites with adult content on them. Here's a small sampling of the more useful Chrome extensions available right now. Save to Google Drive Send screenshots to Google Drive instantly with this extension.Image: Alex Perry / mashableThis one is fairly self-explanatory and basic, but it's good at what it does. Save to Google Drive puts a little icon in...
Google fined €1.49BN in Europe for antitrust violations in …

Google fined €1.49BN in Europe for antitrust violations in …

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The European Commission has just announced another antitrust fine for Google. The latest fine — €1.49BN (~$1.7BN) — relates to its search ad brokering business, which involves Google selling advertising space related to searches carried out on third party websites. Speaking at a press conference today, EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the search giant — “by far the biggest” search ad broker in the region, with its AdSense platform taking a share in Europe of “well above 70% since 2006” — had engaged in illegal practices in order to “cement its dominant market position”. “Today’s decision is about how Google abused its dominance to stop websites using brokers other than the AdSense platform,” said Vestager, noting that the Commission looked at more than 200 tail
bellingcat – Locating The Netherlands’ Most Wanted Criminal…

bellingcat – Locating The Netherlands’ Most Wanted Criminal…

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A fugitive convict from the Netherlands is taunting Dutch police with provocative pictures and videos from Iran, playing a game of “catch me if you can” on Instagram. “I love my freedom. And the weather,” he has stated. Bellingcat was able to reveal the last known location of the criminal with the help of over 60 Twitter users. Here’s how we did that. Shahin Gheiybe is a convicted criminal hiding in Iran The fugitive, 35-year-old Shahin Gheiybe, ranks #1 on the Dutch “Most Wanted” list. On July 5, 2011, Gheiybe was sentenced for two attempted murders. In the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, on July 6, 2009, he tried to kill two individuals by shooting at them. He also robbed them of 175,000 euros. Gheiybe, born in Iran, was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of thirteen years. He managed
Google Image Shopping Ads: Just The Facts

Google Image Shopping Ads: Just The Facts

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Google announced updates to their shopping ads via email to advertisers earlier this month. Google Ads can now populate on Google Images pages. Google Image Placements Now By Default Previously, advertisers had to manually opt-in to the Search Partner Network to have their ads displayed in Google Images, Search Engine Journal reported. As of late March, Google Images is a default placement option for advertisers running shopping campaigns. This change is automatic and mandatory. The Google image search was previously part of the Search Partner Network and is now directly part of Google’s own search network. How Does This Google Ads Update Affect Advertisers? Advertisers using Google’s ad platform can’t opt out of this option. Google noted in their initial email that
WhatsApp tests in-app reverse image searches to prevent the…

WhatsApp tests in-app reverse image searches to prevent the…

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The WhatsApp team at Facebook is continuing to build features to help thwart fake news. WABetaInfo reports that a new beta version of WhatsApp includes an in-app web browser and the ability to reverse image search an image that’s sent in a chat so that you can try to figure out where the image really came from. The in-app browser on its own likely won’t do much to combat fake news, although it’s at least a helpful feature that’s been missing for some time. WaBetaInfo notes that WhatsApp doesn’t allow people to screenshot or video record while using the in-app browser. The more useful feature, especially in cases where viral photos spread through chain texts on the platform, is the ability to reverse Google image search. Users can select an image, upload it to Google, and then see whe
The top ten 2020 Tokyo Olympics pictograms, ranked

The top ten 2020 Tokyo Olympics pictograms, ranked

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The official pictograms for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were revealed this past week as Japan marked 500 days until the summer games. Designed by Masaaki Hiromura, the icons are based on the designs from the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, where pictograms first made their debut. They’ve since been used on venue maps, buildings, and programs to promote the sports and help fans and attendees better understand the games without language barriers. There are 50 pictograms in all for 33 sports (some have more than others), and there are some new additions to welcome the most recently added sports like baseball, softball, karate, skateboarding, surfing, and speed climbing. “I hope that these pictograms will inspire everyone and help generate excitement for the different sports at Tokyo 2020,” Hiromura sa
Two thirds of Android antivirus apps don’t work

Two thirds of Android antivirus apps don’t work

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Photo: AFP Two thirds of antivirus applications for Android do not work properly. AV-Comparatives tested 250 antivirus apps for Google’s platform and just 80 passed their basic standard. Their basic standard is that the app should detect more than 30% of malicious apps from 2018 and had zero false positives. But according to the researchers, some of the apps failed to do that and even flagged themselves. Related: WhatsApp’s new image search could help you weed out fake pictures AV-Comparatives found that most of the apps are just using app whitelists or blacklists and aren’t scanning codes. Most apps that passed their test were from well-known security brands like AVG, Kaspersky, McAfee and Symantec. The ones that didn’t pass were more often than not made by amateurs, cookie
Microsoft’s SwiftKey adds Google as search engine option

Microsoft’s SwiftKey adds Google as search engine option

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Late last year, SwiftKey keyboard added a built-in search feature, much like Gboard's web search. Since SwiftKey is owned by Microsoft, it naturally used Bing as the search engine. However, the company quietly added Google as a search engine option in a recent update. If you're still a loyal SwiftKey user, this means you can now perform Google searches without leaving the current app. It would be even better if the app allowed you to use any search engine, like Chrome, but this is still better than just one option. Cludo News
Everything we think we know about Google’s mystery gaming a…

Everything we think we know about Google’s mystery gaming a…

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Google is making a big play in gaming next week, but we’re still unsure exactly what that entails. For years, the company has toyed with the idea of getting involved in what is now the biggest sector of the entertainment industry, worth an estimated $138 billion dollars as of last fall. And it would make competitive sense: Amazon owns Twitch, Facebook acquired Oculus, and Microsoft has Xbox. The only other major tech company without a serious gaming platform or investment of its own, not counting mobile app stores, is Apple, although even the iPhone maker is now rumored to be working on a game subscription service of its own. Google has always had many of the pieces required to challenge the likes of Sony and Nintendo. The Android operating system is the most-used mobile software on
New Zealand shooting: Jacinda Ardern confirms children amon…

New Zealand shooting: Jacinda Ardern confirms children amon…

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3.07am GMT 03:07 Quite a bit of new information there so will bring that to you shortly in a summary 2.52am GMT 02:52 She says security authorities were aware of a global rise in violent rightwing extremism but that this individual was not on any watchlist for New Zealand or Australia. Further work will be done to ascertain if he should have been. Updated at 2.53am GMT 2.49am GMT 02:49 She says the weapons used in the attack were modified and praised the two police officers who arrested the man. They were rural community cops from Lincoln, she said. They “put New Zealand first”. 2.24am GMT 02:24 Semi-automatic weapons will be banned – attorney general New Zealand’s attorney general, David Parker, has