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An update on Exposure Notifications

July 31st, 2020

In May, we partnered with Apple to launch the Exposure Notifications System (ENS) and made it available to public health authorities around the world in their fight against COVID-19. The ENS allows public health authorities to develop apps that augment manual contact tracing efforts while preserving the privacy of their citizens. As of today, public…

Updates on our work to improve user privacy in digital advertising

July 31st, 2020

Privacy is core to our work at Google, and to our vision for a thriving internet where people around the world can continue to access ad-supported content, while also feeling confident that their data is protected. But in order to get there, we must increase transparency into how digital advertising works, offer users additional controls,…

Take control of how data is used in Google Analytics

July 31st, 2020

Rising consumer expectations and changing industry regulations have set higher standards for user privacy and data protection. This has led many businesses to revisit how they are managing data in their Google Analytics accounts. To help, Analytics provides businesses with a variety of features to control how their data is used. Here is an updated…

A digital exhibit to elevate Indigenous art

July 30th, 2020

In March 2020, the 22nd Biennale of Sydney opened to wide acclaim—only to close after 10 days because of COVID-19. The Biennale has since physically reopened to limited audiences, but now, through a virtual exhibit on Google Arts & Culture, people all over the world can experience it. This year’s Biennale is led by First…

SVG Title vs. HTML Title Attribute

July 30th, 2020

You know the title attribute? I can do this: <div title=”The Title”> I’m a div with a `title` </div> And now if I’m on a device with a mouse pointer and hover the cursor over that element, I get… Which, uh, I guess is something. I sometimes use it for things like putting an expanded…

Do something new with whats.new

July 30th, 2020

Last year, Google Registry released .new—a domain extension that lets businesses build novel shortcuts into their products. Since then, more than 200 .new domains have come to life, providing shortcuts to common tasks within popular services like Medium, Asana, GitHub, and more. With all the .new domains available, you can easily replace menus and long…

More secure and convenient Autofill coming to Chrome

July 30th, 2020

Chrome can help you fill in forms securely – everywhere on the web. Whether it is your username and password to sign in to your email account, or your credit card number when you’re about to purchase your new favorite pair of sneakers. Today we’re announcing new tools to make your Autofill experience even more…

Getting the Most Out of Variable Fonts on Google Fonts

July 30th, 2020

I have spent the past several years working (alongside a bunch of super talented people) on a font family called Recursive Sans & Mono, and it just launched officially on Google Fonts! Wanna try it out super fast? Here’s the embed code to use the full Recursive variable font family from Google Fonts (but you…

New ways to support Black-owned businesses

July 30th, 2020

While working as an Entrepreneur-in-residence at Google from 2014 to 2016, I traveled across the country to help enhance the online presence of hundreds of Black-owned businesses. As a Black woman, entrepreneur, and Googler, supporting Black-owned businesses and Black founders is my passion. Over the past few months, we’ve seen a surge in online searches…

Working Group Note: Web App Manifest — Application Information

July 30th, 2020

The Web Applications Working Group has published a First Public Working Group Note of Web App Manifest – Application Information. This document is a registry of supplementary members for the Web App Manifest specification that provide additional metadata to an application manifest. This metadata can be used in a digital storefront or other surfaces where…