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What Google is Now Doing to Secure Political Gmail Accounts

What Google is Now Doing to Secure Political Gmail Accounts

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Google has been working with political campaigns in the United States and Europe to combat a series of threats, including phishing attacks, fake news, deep fakes such as manufactured videos and other methods of improper influence of the political process.Phishing was a particular problem during the presidential campaign of 2016, when hackers used a phishing email to get Clinton campaign manager John Podesta’s Gmail credentials using a fake email that appeared to come from Google.The Podesta phishing attack resulted in the theft of some 50,000 emails that were subsequently placed on Wikileaks. Russians working for the Internet Research Agency are suspected in that attack, just as they were instrumental in producing a wide range of fake news stories that ran o
How to re-create Google Inbox’s best features in Gmail

How to re-create Google Inbox’s best features in Gmail

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When Google launched Inbox in 2014, the company embarked on a bold mission: to reinvent the very way we think about email.In essence, what Google wanted was a do-over. Gmail, a decade old at the time, was starting to feel ill-suited for taming the wild beast email had become. Inbox was designed to be a “completely different type of inbox,” as then senior VP Sundar Pichai put it at the time—a “better way to get back to what matters.” It didn’t look or feel like Gmail, Pichai explained, and that was the very point of its existence.As it turns out, reinventing email on such a foundational level may have been too bold of a gamble. Despite its devoted base of users, Inbox evidently didn’t amass enough adopters to warrant Google’s ongoing investment. After bringing a few of the service’s feat
Google Drive’s redesign matches the new Gmail

Google Drive’s redesign matches the new Gmail

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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