Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers XS-Searching Google’s bug tracker to find out vulnerable source code

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers XS-Searching Google’s bug tracker to find out vulnerable source code

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Or how side-channel timing attacks aren’t that impracticalMonorail is an open-source issue tracker used by many “Chromium-orbiting” projects, including Monorail itself. Other projects include Angle, PDFium, Gerrit, V8, and the Alliance for Open Media. It is also used by Project Zero, Google’s 0-day bug-finding team.This article is a detailed explanation of how I could have…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How Google Keeps Its Power-Hungry Operations Carbon Neutral

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How Google Keeps Its Power-Hungry Operations Carbon Neutral

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Google sustainability officer Kate Brandt urges others to embrace the “circular economy.”Callie Giovanna/TEDKate Brandt has a radical idea for how we’ll have to live in the future, if we’re going to be in balance with nature. She envisions a world without landfills, where ownership is obsolete, and everything down to the socks on our feet…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers New form of Google banking scam

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers New form of Google banking scam

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A few days ago, a cousin of mine called me. He had just had INR 9000 (~$125) wiped from his account to a telephone banking scam. So how did this educated and tech savvy guy in his 20s, well aware of such scams end up in this situation? He had fallen prey to an innovative…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Google PageRank is NOT Dead: Why It Still Matters in 2018

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Google PageRank is NOT Dead: Why It Still Matters in 2018

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Have you been involved in SEO for more than a couple of years? You probably remember Google’s Toolbar PageRank.Here’s what it looked like:It showed the Google PageRank of every page you visited on a logarithmic scale from 0–10.But even before Google officially removed support for Toolbar Pagerank in 2016, they had already ceased to update it for…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Analyzing my Google Location History

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Analyzing my Google Location History

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I recently read this article on how to create a heat-map from your Google Location History data. Trying it out myself, I got some amazing results:The large red circles represent the cities I have spent a significant amount of time. The purple shade in different places represents places I had travelled to or passed through…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Google CEO Pichai called a liar by former Facebook exec for defending move into China

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Google CEO Pichai called a liar by former Facebook exec for defending move into China

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Facebook’s former security chief and a Google software engineer are among critics pushing back on Google CEO Sundar Pichai, after he publicly defended his company’s plan to launch a censored search engine in China, code-named “Project Dragonfly.” Google has faced attacks on multiple fronts after its under-construction search engine for China was exposed in an…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Google ‘Arbitration Optional’ Harassment Plan Limits Groups

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Google ‘Arbitration Optional’ Harassment Plan Limits Groups

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced changes in how the company will handle claims of sexual harassment.Stephanie Keith/Getty ImagesGoogle CEO Sundar Pichai announced changes in how the company will handle claims of sexual harassment.Stephanie Keith/Getty ImagesGoogle announced changes to how it will handle claims of sexual harassment among employees, including making arbitration optional for individual harassment…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Available first on Google Cloud: Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory | Google Cloud Blog

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Available first on Google Cloud: Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory | Google Cloud Blog

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Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Google Engineers Are Organizing A Walkout To Protest The Company’s Protection Of An Alleged Sexual Harasser

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Google Engineers Are Organizing A Walkout To Protest The Company’s Protection Of An Alleged Sexual Harasser

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A group of more than 200 engineers at Google are organizing a companywide “women’s walk” walkout for later this week to protest recent revelations about the search giant’s protection of employees that had allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct, according to four people familiar with the situation inside Google.The protest, which is expected to happen on…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Google’s smart city dream is turning into a privacy nightmare

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Google’s smart city dream is turning into a privacy nightmare

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Cavoukian’s exit joins the mounting skepticism over Sidewalk Labs and the urban data that will be harvested through Quayside, the first section of a planned smart district called Sidewalk Toronto. Sidewalk Labs has always maintained that the neighborhood will follow ‘privacy by design’, a framework by Cavoukian that was first published in the mid-1990s. The…