A Google Street View camera car drove past “no photography” signs on a public road near the Ottawa headquarters of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), collecting photos of people and vehicles that were added to Google Maps last year, according to a pair of amateur online investigators. Richard Trus and Sydney Eatz say they identified the images, which were removed from Google Maps on Tuesday, and could have been used to identify employees of the Canadian spy agency, and even track their vehicles to their homes. Google Street View is a Google Maps feature that provides ground-level panoramic views of locations around the world. Google blurs out faces and licence plates in images captured by their camera cars, but Trus and Eatz claim they were able to
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If you're like me and your earliest memories of computer gaming were from flash games and browser games, that time now might be over. A new Google Chrome update designed to stop sites from playing videos with autoplaying sound, might have broken the audio for browser games in the process. Google announced this week that it has made some policy changes regarding video that play automatically on Chrome browsers. While the videos will still play, the audio will be muted. That means no more surprise scares when you open a new tab, switch back, and suddenly hear phantom commercials. However, this had the unintentional consequence of breaking the audio in browser-based games as well. ...
Google recently overhauled Gmail with a fresh revamp and new functions. Now the company is following on from that and rolling out an update to how Google Drive will look on the web. There’s no change in the way you use Drive; the redesign just involves color changes and where icons and buttons are placed. Google says it made visual tweaks to Drive to align with its latest Material Design principles, which were already on show in the new Gmail. “We built this new interface to create a responsive and efficient experience for Drive users, and to feel cohesive with other G Suite products,” the company wrote in a blog post. The changes include small adjustments to where icons are laid out: the settings wheel and help center button are now in line with the search bar; if you have a custo
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If the stream of big Google-related news so far this week — from details about Android P to some of the wow moments at I/O like Duplex — has reminded us of anything, it’s this. A fact that’s easy to overlook about the Mountain View giant, when companies like Twitter and Facebook, with all its recent mishaps, are the focus of so much media obsession: If there’s such a thing as an indispensable company, Google may definitely be it. For better or worse. Here’s a ground-level look at why what Google does — from how the next version of its operating system will look and feel to the grander, more experimental projects that get center stage at I/O — is so consequential. Even though conventional wisdom is that — for media companies, for example, your impression of Twitter and Faceboo
Joff Wild On IAM this week, we revealed that Facebook had returned to Google to hire its new chief patent counsel – this after previously going to the search giant to pick up Allen Lo to be the company’s head of IP. Elsewhere, we reported on Microsoft’s decision to write down a major investment it had made in Intellectual Ventures’ third patent fund, and explained why recent actions by the US government aimed at Chinese companies may persuade long-time rivals Huawei and ZTE to call an end to patent disputes they are currently fighting with each other. All stories published this week here. Google loses another patent heavy hitter to Facebook Microsoft in $136.5 million write down of investment in Intellectual Ventures' third patent fund Patent truce re