Hexbyte  News  Computers Google Chrome is ditching its XSS detection tool

Hexbyte News Computers Google Chrome is ditching its XSS detection tool

Google is removing a nine-year-old feature in its Chrome web browser, which spotted a common online attack. Don’t worry, though – another, hopefully better, protection measure is on the way. Introduced in 2010, XSS Auditor is a built-in Chrome function designed to detect cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities. In an XSS attack, a malicious actor injects…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Google and Nest Device Deals: 11 Prime Day Sales

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Google and Nest Device Deals: 11 Prime Day Sales

The discount fest that is Amazon Prime Day is chugging along until Tuesday, July 16 ends on the west coast, and a lot of people will probably pick up a discounted Amazon Device, like the retailer’s Echo speakers, equipped with its Alexa Voice Assistant.Google isn’t thrilled with that. It would rather you purchase one of…

Hexbyte  News  Computers Google Should Be Afraid. Very Afraid.

Hexbyte News Computers Google Should Be Afraid. Very Afraid.

(Bloomberg Opinion) — This is the moment the U.S. technology superpowers surely knew was coming: The U.S. government is preparing to crawl all over Google to figure out whether it is an abusive monopolist. Google parent company Alphabet Inc. and the other tech giants should be quaking in their fleece vests.Bloomberg News and other news…

Hexbyte Tech News Wired When Google Serves Ads in Iran, Advertisers Pay the Price

Advertisers say that Google makes it far too easy to accidentally run ads in countries under US sanctions like Iran, North Korea, or Syria.Tricia HippsAs director of paid search at Greenlane Marketing, a web marketing firm based in Eagleville, Pennsylvania, Christian Wenzel spends a lot of time studying who’s clicking on his clients’ Google ads.…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Google I/O 2019: Watch Live Video of the Keynote Right Here

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Google I/O 2019: Watch Live Video of the Keynote Right Here

Michael Short/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesMichael Short/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesDo you hear that? It’s the sound of Google executives practicing their lines ahead of Google I/O. The company’s annual developer conference in Mountain View, California, kicks off this Tuesday. The three-day event gives Google a chance to show off its latest work and set the tone for the year to…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How Google Is Cramming More Data Into Its New Atlantic Cable

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How Google Is Cramming More Data Into Its New Atlantic Cable

Fiber-optic cable being loaded onto a ship owned by SubCom, which is working with Google to build the world’s fastest undersea data connection.Bill Gallery/SubComGoogle says the fiber-optic cable it’s building across the Atlantic Ocean will be the fastest of its kind. When the cable goes live next year, the company estimates it will transmit around…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How Google Influences the Conversation in Washington

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How Google Influences the Conversation in Washington

Google allies came to the company’s defense in the weeks surrounding CEO Sundar Pichai’s testimony to Congress in December.Jens Gyarmaty/ReduxA few days after last year’s midterm election, a Google policy manager and lobbyist sent an email to a congressional staffer with a link to a blog post on the right-wing news site Red State, written…