Best answer: If you've found yourself working from home, you'll probably tap out your free Google Drive storage space pretty quickly. Even if you're a single employee of a home-based business, a student, or have a hobby, such as photography, you're going to need a lot of space. That's why it's a good idea to invest in some extra storage space and give yourself a safe buffer. Prices vary depending on your country. … [Read more...] about Should I pay for additional Google One storage?
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I had a look-see into that folder, and there's a lot of files in there. On my main workhorse MacBook Pro there was a whopping 124,000 files. These files dated back to mid last year and range from a few hundred bytes to a few hundred kilobytes. The entire folder is about 600MB in total. … [Read more...] about These hidden cache files are bloating your Google Chrome
"The Community Mobility Reports are powered by the same world-class anonymization technology that we use in our products every day. For these reports, we use differential privacy, which adds artificial noise to our datasets enabling high quality results without identifying any individual person," Google added. "Users who have Location History turned on can choose to turn the setting off at any time from their Google Account, and can always delete Location History data directly from their Timeline." … [Read more...] about Google and Facebook are using aggregated location data to track lockdown effectiveness
Backdoors to come? There is, finally, a powerful political reason to introduce strong end-to-end encryption now, beyond the obvious benefits for individual users. The FBI, which fears that its digital wiretaps will “go dark” as encrypted communications become more popular, has been quietly but vigorously promoting an update to the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act to cover providers of online communication services like Google and Skype. Just as phone companies have to build wiretap capability into their networks, they want Skype and Google to build in centralized backdoors for law enforcement: Strong end-to-end encryption would be out, as companies would be required to hold copies of the keys to all “secure” communications for police convenience. This myopic move would drastically reduce the security of everyone’s communications in the name of making it a bit easier to spy on a tiny handful of criminals. It’s also unlikely to do much … [Read more...] about Op-ed—A plea to Google: Protect our e-mail privacy
For webmasters, this change could be particularly troublesome. Hosting deceptive content on your site is one thing, but deceptive third-party content served by random ad servers is a little harder to police. Google's webmaster knowledge base doesn't offer much help, except to note that "ad networks may rotate the ads shown on your site's pages. You therefore might need to refresh a page a few times before you're able to see any social engineering ads appear." … [Read more...] about Google now blocking websites that show fake download buttons