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Freedom of data movement in the cloud era

February 22nd, 2018

In January, we joined an amicus brief with other technology companies in a case pending before the Supreme Court involving Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Justice. The companies that joined the brief argue that Congress must act to resolve the complicated policy questions raised by the case, as Congress is best-suited to weigh the…

The best of Android and Google with Android Oreo (Go edition) and Android One

February 22nd, 2018

Monday kicks off Mobile World Congress in Barcelona—the mobile industry’s largest trade show. Our partners will be announcing amazing new Android devices, you’ll be able to see the growing industry momentum around RCS, and we’ll be showcasing the latest from Google including Google Assistant and Lens. Before the show gets underway, I want to take…

First Public Working Draft: Text Layout Requirements for the Arabic Script

February 22nd, 2018

The Arabic Layout Task Force, part of the W3C Internationalization Interest Group, has published a First Public Working Draft of Text Layout Requirements for the Arabic Script. This document describes the basic requirements for Arabic script layout and text support on the Web and in eBooks. These requirements provide information for Web technologies such as…

WordCamp Incubator 2.0

February 22nd, 2018

WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by a team of local WordPress users who have a passion for growing their communities. They are born out of active WordPress meetup groups that meet regularly and are able to host an annual WordCamp event. This has worked very well in many communities, with over…

Making an Impact in Pittsburgh

February 21st, 2018

When we announced the Grow with Google initiative last October at our Pittsburgh office, we gave the city’s nonprofit organizations a challenge: come up with a bold idea to create lasting economic impact in your community, and Google.org will provide a grant to make that idea a reality. Since then, more than 90 nonprofit organizations…

Drupal core – Critical – Multiple Vulnerabilities – SA-CORE-2018-001

February 21st, 2018

This security advisory fixes multiple vulnerabilities in both Drupal 7 and Drupal 8. See below for a list. Comment reply form allows access to restricted content – Critical – Drupal 8 – CVE-2017-6926 Users with permission to post comments are able to view content and comments they do not have access to, and are also…

Google Pixel earns Android enterprise seal of approval

February 21st, 2018

With Pixel 2, we set out to make a mobile experience that is smart, simple, and secure, with a great camera, the Google Assistant to help you get more done, long battery life, and much more. We’ve seen a great response from consumers, and we’ve also gotten fantastic reviews from businesses, employees, and industry analysts…

Android Enterprise Recommended: Raising the bar of excellence for enterprise mobility

February 21st, 2018

With more than 2 billion active devices worldwide, Android provides great choice and diversity for users and businesses alike. But with so many options available, enterprise IT organizations around the world often ask: “Which Android devices are right for my organization?” Some of the top concerns we’ve heard from customers include the need for frequent…

Google.org and StoryWeaver feed a hunger for reading

February 21st, 2018

Today is International Mother Language Day which celebrates languages from around the world. More than 40% of the world’s children don’t have access to education materials in a language they understand. So to help close those gaps, we’re continuing our support of nonprofit organizations like Pratham Books. Since 2013, Google.org has given more than $4…

New data on data centers: How Google helps regions grow

February 20th, 2018

Regions across Europe have changed throughout the decades, and so has the local job market. Technology companies can help address the challenges brought on by this change: through training people in digital skills, improving connectivity and by continuing to build large-scale data center facilities across Europe. To explore the impact of these data centers, we…