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Google: Website Hacks Increased by 32 Percent in 2016

Hacking is an ever-present threat in the Internet Age. That’s why a number of businesses have started rolling out improved plans for data security, while other major websites are feeling the blowback of a massive memory leak. That said, this recent news from Google may come as little surprise to some of our readers, but… Read more »

Google Launches New, Simplified Encryption Service

Following a year of high-profile hacks and security breaches, it’s clear that app and web developers still have a lot of work to do when it comes to data security. Failures to properly secure sensitive data can constitute serious liabilities for both developers and their users. Unfortunately, many developers struggle to implement and manage the… Read more »

Project Fi First Impressions

Let me start by saying that I like the concept of Google’s Project Fi. I tend to be an early adopter of many technologies. With that disposition comes a certain understanding that new technology, although great in theory, doesn’t always perform as expected. I can live with that. Project Fi has been exactly that –… Read more »

Cloud Computing More Widespread and Affordable Than Ever

A decade ago, cloud computing capabilities were still largely limited to large established corporations like Amazon.com. Consumer cloud storage services were expensive and users were often rightfully wary about security hazards and data privacy. Then, around 2009, a number of tech giants such as Google and Microsoft started releasing secure, reliable, user-friendly cloud computing apps… Read more »

The Possible Effects Of Google Fiber On Your Business

Many users of the internet have decided to download movies and to surf the web for information. But it has so much more to offer, especially when it comes to businesses. Now, after a few years design, testing, and production Google has decided to get into the internet provider game. Google Fiber is now coming… Read more »

What does Google going under the Alphabet umbrella mean for IT?

When Google founders, Sergery Brin and Larry Page began in 1998, they had bigger dreams than being a search engine company. They wanted to research, bring new inventions and improve human progress. Now that they have created the umbrella, Alphabet, they might become all that they wanted. Alphabet will focus on development and technologies, so… Read more »

Google Chrome + Android = ?

Google has set into motion a game changing move in the world of the Operating System (OS). In a way to let the powers of Google Chrome OS and Android mobile-OS combine, Hiroshi Lockheimer will now be overseeing the engineering teams for both. Lockheimer will not have a hand in the Chrome browser, Chromebook or… Read more »

Google Services Suffer Second Outage in Less Than a Month

If you noticed a few glitches Thursday with Google’s Drive, Docs, and other cloud-based productivity services, you weren’t the only one. The last time this many Google services were made unavailable was just under a month ago, when most Google Apps were interrupted for as long as six hours. http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/google-services-suffer-outage-n34986/

Announced today – Google Fiber may be coming to Phoenix!

Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe would get citywide fiber-optic networks with Internet speeds of one gigabit — 100 times faster than basic broadband service — under a plan Google is exploring. Google announced this morning the three Valley cities are among nearly three dozen cities in nine metro areas the Silicon Valley company is considering for… Read more »

Google lays $2.7M on the line for Pwnium hacking contest

Google yesterday said it would again host its Pwnium hacking contest at a Canadian security conference in March, putting $2.7 million at stake to draw out researchers who can hack its browser-based operating system, Chrome OS. Dubbed Pwnium 4, the challenge will again pit researchers against Chrome OS, but this year will let them choose… Read more »