Path validation vulnerability, September 2017

September 29th, 2017

Path Validation Vulnerability (Updated 29-September-2017 – CVE assigned) The Node.js project released a new version of 8.x this week which incorporates a security fix. Impact Version 8.5.0 of Node.js is vulnerable. 4.x and 6.x versions are NOT vulnerable. Downloads Node.js 8 (Current) Node.js-specific security flaws Node.js version 8.5.0 included a change which caused a security…

The more things change, the more the pastrami stays the same: a Talks at Google roundup

September 29th, 2017

As the seasons change, we started thinking about other types of change. This month’s Talks at Google roundup delves into everything from changing habits to how two famous Jewish delis balance classic dishes amidst a changing food scene. Author, podcaster and expert habit-former Gretchen Rubin talks about “Better Than Before,” her book that offers a…

The High Five: insights on the top search trends of the week

September 29th, 2017

This week people searched for free coffee, the death of a media mogul, help with IKEA tasks and new wheels from Ford. And as Puerto Rico reels from the devastation of Hurricane Maria, people want to know how they can help. Here are the top trends of the week, with data from Google News Lab….

#teampixel proves you can take a good photo anywhere

September 28th, 2017

We’re always excited to see what #teampixel photographs next. This week’s photos capture everything from the tombs and temples in Jordan to the crestfallen leaves of autumn, proving a good photo can be taken anywhere.    Special shout out to today’s Instagram feature, @oxykostin, for a magical photo that takes us under the sea. Don’t…

Making Android better for kids and families

September 28th, 2017

We spend a lot of time thinking about how to make Android work for everyone. Whether it’s giving people their choice of device, or helping app developers make their apps more accessible, we think Android is at its best when more people have access to the power of mobile technology. And that includes kids. Kids…

Updating our Transparency Report and electronic privacy laws

September 28th, 2017

Today, we are releasing the latest version of our Transparency Report concerning government requests for user data. This includes government requests for user data in criminal cases, as well as national security matters under U.S. law. Google fought for the right to publish this information in court and before Congress, and we continue to believe…

Daydream Labs: Interactive scenes with Blocks objects

September 28th, 2017

Since the launch of Blocks, people have been enthusiastically creating and sharing their amazing models with the community. So we asked ourselves: what would it be like to use Blocks objects to create an entire interactive scene? Turns out it’s possible. In an experiment our team built recently, we created a system that lets people…

The economic impact of geospatial services

September 28th, 2017

With Google Maps, we’re committed to creating a rich, deep, and detailed understanding of the world. By digitizing and providing access to a wealth of information about the real world, we allow people to easily explore the world around them, provide tools for businesses to attract and connect with customers, power map and location experiences…

Your Google Assistant is now on Android TV

September 28th, 2017

Your Google Assistant is now available on Android TV, starting with NVIDIA SHIELD TV today and Sony Bravia TVs in the coming months. With your Assistant on Android TV, you can jump right into your favorite show, find the latest blockbuster, check the score of the big game, dim the lights and more— all with…

Oh … Snap! Teens are coding the future

September 27th, 2017

My first experience with coding came from trying to prove people wrong. At the end of eighth grade, my high school guidance counselor was adamant that I take Algebra I again, even though I’d already taken it in middle school. She claimed my class wasn’t rigorous enough—plus I didn’t know how to use a TI-82…