Category: Google

Mozilla, Microsoft Not Happy With CISPA

By | May 2, 2012 | 4 Comments

Mozilla, Microsoft Not Happy With CISPA

As “shocking” as it might sound, it looks like everyone’s hated CISPA is not supported by Microsoft and Mozilla as well.

Citing privacy concerns, both corporations have issued the following statements:
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Google Goes Mental: Increases Chrome Rewards To $20,000

By | April 24, 2012 | 7 Comments

Google Goes Mental: Increases Chrome Rewards To $20,000

If previous cash rewards were not enough to encourage you to start sniffing the code, then we have some good news.
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Google Promotes Google Chrome On Bing

By | March 28, 2012 | 23 Comments

Google Promotes Google Chrome On BingIt’s no secret that Google has been aggressively pushing its Google Chrome web browser across a variety of its services and partner’s web sites.

Now, Neowin reports that the search giant has decided to spice the things up and advertise on Microsoft’s search engine as well.

Once user types phrases to download different web browsers, such as, “get firefox”, the following ad will appear:
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Europe And US To Investigate Google

By | March 21, 2012 | 2 Comments

Europe And US To Investigate Google

Thanks to the recent security settings bypass by Google (and probably other companies), United States FTC (Federal Trade Commission) and Europe’s CNIL (Commission Nationale de l’informatique et des Libertés), will investigate whether or not Google violated the privacy of its users.
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Hackers Rejoice, Google Chrome Fails Twice

By | March 8, 2012 | 13 Comments

Hackers Rejoice, Google Chrome Fails TwiceSecurity contests prove to be useful.

Just as some might have thought that Google’s Chrome sandboxing feature is bullet proof, Sergey Glazunov, a security researcher who have found quite a few vulnerabilities in the fast, has enriched his life with a $60k reward, received for a “Full Chrome” exploit, which bypassed the sandbox feature. Although Google Chrome was previously known to withstand various attacks in Pwn2Own and similar contests, this time it was the first to fail.

Justin Schuh, Chrome’s security team member said, “It was an impressive exploit. It required a deep understanding of how Chrome works. This is not a trivial thing to do. It’s a very difficult and that’s why we’re paying $60,000.”
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Google Will Pay Up To $1 Million To The Google Chrome Hackers

By | March 2, 2012 | 4 Comments

Google Will Pay Up To $1 Million To The Google Chrome HackersThe keyword here is “up to”.

As if the Pwn2Own contest was not enough, Google will be holding its own competition at the CanSecWest security conference.

Called Pwnium, contest attendees will be asked to exploit the Google Chrome web browser and in return, will be rewarded as follows:
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Microsoft Excel: Whirly Line (Pic)

By | February 22, 2012 | 4 Comments

This is what happens when you change things.
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Microsoft: Google Bypasses Internet Explorer’s Security As Well

By | February 21, 2012 | 11 Comments

Microsoft: Google Bypasses Internet Explorer's Security As WellEverybody panic!

Just few days ago, Google has been accused of using a loophole in Apple’s Safari web browser, which allowed the search giant to track users by storing unwanted cookies.

Well, today Microsoft has published a report, stating that Google bypassed Internet Explorer’s privacy settings as well.
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Google Tracks Safari Users Through A Loophole

By | February 17, 2012 | 11 Comments

Google Tracks Safari Users Through A LoopholeIf you are a sort of person who is very sensitive about privacy, then Safari is not exactly the perfect browser to use, at least was.

While Safari prevents the third party cookies to be stored on devices or computers, a recently discovered loophole, which Google did use, allowed the search giant to store cookies for up to 24 hours.

How did it work? Turns out, if user was signed in to Google+ social network and agreed to see +1 on ads (a feature, which allows people to indicate that they liked the ad), Safari would store the cookie, enabling easy tracking for the search giant.
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YouTube Crashing In Chrome? Here’s How To Fix That

By | January 30, 2012 | 11 Comments

YouTube Crashing In Chrome? Here’s How To Fix ThatOver the course of last few last days, a huge amount of Google Chrome users have started experiencing crashes when surfing YouTutbe web site. While the search giant is presumably working on a way to fix that, here is what you can do to stop crashes from happening again:

- Right click on the video
- Click “Stop Downloading” before you close the tab
- Job done

[Via reddit]