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How retention helps make Google more representative

February 28th, 2019

My mother was the first African American bank teller in my hometown in North Carolina in the 1960s. As you can imagine, this came with a lot of challenges. Team lunches and office holiday parties were sometimes hosted at racially segregated restaurants where they wouldn’t serve my mother, and customers refused to work with her…

February 2019 Security Releases

February 28th, 2019

(Update 28-February-2018) Security releases available Summary Updates are now available for all active Node.js release lines. In addition to fixes for security flaws in Node.js, they also include upgrades of Node.js 6 and 8 to OpenSSL 1.0.2r which contains a fix for a moderate severity security vulnerability. The original announcement is included below. For these…

Daraiha Greene wants everyone to see themselves in tech

February 27th, 2019

Tech companies like Google create products for the whole world. But when employees don’t reflect the diversity of the global population their products serve, that lack of diversity can be discouraging for people who don’t look like the stereotype of a tech worker. Googlers like Daraiha Greene are pushing for a more diverse representation of…

Newsmakers: Five questions with Noemí Ramírez of PRISA Noticias

February 27th, 2019

This year, we’re celebrating innovation in journalism through a series of interviews with changemakers from across the news industry. Through the “Newsmakers” series, you’ll get to know a few of the journalists, newsroom leaders, researchers and technologists who are shaping the future of news. Today, we’re starting our series with Noemí Ramírez, the Chief Product…

To help make Google more inclusive, I had to understand my journey

February 26th, 2019

I was born to a black father and a white mother in 1967, and at that time, it was illegal for them to get married. That changed two months after I was born, in June of that year, courtesy of the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Loving v. Virginia. Throughout my life, from a childhood…

Machine learning can boost the value of wind energy

February 26th, 2019

Carbon-free technologies like renewable energy help combat climate change, but many of them have not reached their full potential. Consider wind power: over the past decade, wind farms have become an important source of carbon-free electricity as the cost of turbines has plummeted and adoption has surged. However, the variable nature of wind itself makes…

User Timing Level 2 is a W3C Recommendation

February 26th, 2019

The Web Performance Working Group has published User Timing Level 2 as a W3C Recommendation. This specification defines an interface to help web developers measure the performance of their applications by giving them access to high precision timestamps. User Timing Level 2 is intended to supersede the first version of User Timing specification.

Living the “multidream” by blending coding with a rap career

February 25th, 2019

Editor’s note: Passion Projects is a new Keyword series highlighting Googlers with unexpected interests outside the office. At Google’s offices in Los Angeles, Brandon Tory spends his days working in artificial intelligence, training computer models to better understand how humans use language—why we use certain words or describe things in a particular way. Once he…

Google and Samsung simplify choosing Android in the Enterprise

February 25th, 2019

With Android Enterprise, we’ve always been focused on working alongside partners, like Samsung, to support businesses as they secure and manage millions of Android devices around the world. Samsung has also pioneered advanced security with its Knox enterprise platform, building a deep set of features upon the flexible and enterprise-grade framework of Android. Over the…

New milestones in helping prevent eye disease with Verily

February 25th, 2019

Diabetes is at an all-time high around the world, and the number of people living with the disease is only increasing. Many complications can arise from diabetes, including diabetic retinopathy (DR) and diabetic macular edema (DME)—two of the leading causes of preventable blindness in adults. In India, a shortage of more than 100,000 eye doctors—and…