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Protecting users from extension cryptojacking

April 2nd, 2018

As the extensions ecosystem continues to evolve, we remain focused on empowering developers to build innovative experiences while keeping our users as safe as possible. Over the past few months, there has been a rise in malicious extensions that appear to provide useful functionality on the surface, while embedding hidden cryptocurrency mining scripts that run…

ICYMI in March: here’s what happened in G Suite

April 2nd, 2018

Just like that, another month down. In March, we announced a slew of security updates to Google Cloud, including enhancements to G Suite. In a nutshell, G Suite companies can now use advanced configurations to help fend off phishing scams. These updates will continue to help businesses block (ph)ishy activity, like if an untrusted sender…

Rolling Study Halls: turning bus time into learning time

April 2nd, 2018

I grew up as an “Army Brat,” a name for kids with a parent in the military who are often on the move. As my mom sums it up, my family spent 18 years on the road in over a dozen cities, 20 different houses, three elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools—with one…

Noodle on this: Machine learning that can identify ramen by shop

April 2nd, 2018

There are casual ramen fans and then there are ramen lovers. There are people who are all tonkatsu all the time, and others who swear by tsukemen. And then there’s machine learning, which—based on a recent case study out of Japan—might be the biggest ramen aficionado of them all. Recently, data scientist Kenji Doi used…

The Month in WordPress: March 2018

April 2nd, 2018

With a significant new milestone and some great improvements to WordPress as a platform, this month has been an important one for the project. Read on to find out more about what happened during the month of March. WordPress Now Powers 30% of the Internet Over the last 15 years, the popularity and usage of…

Harness your Chromebook’s super(charging) powers

April 1st, 2018

Chromebooks are known and loved for their long battery life, but alas, sometimes you can lose your charger. So the Chrome OS team had a few sparks of creativity to generate renewable ways to keep your Chromebook running anywhere. Wind power Next time you’re tap-tapping away on your Chromebook and the low-battery light comes on…

No laughing matter: Files Go introduces Bad Joke Detector

April 1st, 2018

Files Go has been helping millions of people around the world free up space on their phone by removing junk files, old apps and forwarded chat media—such as the famous “good morning” memes from India. However, in our most recent research, we noticed that there was something else taking up a lot of phone memory….