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100 things we announced at I/O

May 11th, 2022

And that’s a wrap on I/O 2022! We returned to our live keynote event, packed in more than a few product surprises, showed off some experimental projects and… actually, let’s just dive right in. Here are 100 things we announced at I/O 2022. Gear news galore Let’s start at the very beginning — with some…

WordPress 6.0 Release Candidate 2 Now Available for Testing

May 10th, 2022

The next release candidate for WordPress 6.0 is now available! WordPress 6.0 is scheduled for release on May 24th, 2022 – just two weeks from today. “Release Candidate” means that this version of WordPress is ready for release! Since the WordPress ecosystem includes thousands of plugins and themes, it is important that everyone within the…

First Public Working Draft: Capture Handle — Bootstrapping Collaboration when Screensharing

May 9th, 2022

The Web Real-Time Communications Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Capture Handle – Bootstrapping Collaboration when Screensharing. This document proposes a mechanism by which an application APP can opt-in to exposing certain information with another application CAPTR, if CAPTR is screen-capturing the tab in which APP is running. It describes a…

Setting the Record Straight on Match Group’s Cynical Campaign Against Google Play

May 9th, 2022

Google Play has been the launchpad for millions of developer businesses to connect with consumers around the world. That’s because we’ve earned the trust of billions of users as a safe place to find great apps and games. Google Play’s billing is an important part of our business model, and it allows us to provide…

How I balance life as a Googler and a military spouse

May 6th, 2022

I grew up next to Travis Air Force Base in Northern California, where my dad served for 35 years, primarily in the Air Force Reserve. While we didn’t have to move or deal with long deployments, the majority of my classmates did. All I saw was the strain that military life put on families —…

OpenSSL update assessment, and Node.js project plans

May 5th, 2022

Summary The OpenSSL Security releases of May 3 2022 affects Node.js 17.x and 18.x but highest serverity is “Low” Analysis Our assessment of the security advisory is: The c_rehash script allows command injection (CVE-2022-1292) Node.js doesn’t use or ship the c_rehash script. Therefore, Node.js is not affected OCSP_basic_verify may incorrectly verify the response signing certificate…

Watch With Me on Google TV: Andra Day’s watchlist

May 4th, 2022

Movies and TV can make us laugh, cry and even shape who we are. Our watchlists can be surprisingly revealing. We’re teaming up with entertainers, artists and cultural icons on a newWatch With Meseries on Google TV to share their top picks and give you a behind-the-scenes look at the TV and movies that inspired…

WordPress 6.0 Release Candidate 1

May 3rd, 2022

The first release candidate (RC1) for WordPress 6.0 is now available! This is an important milestone on the 6.0 release cycle journey. “Release Candidate” means that this version of WordPress is ready for release! Before the official release date, time is set aside for the community to perform final reviews and help test. Since the…

Update on cyber activity in Eastern Europe

May 3rd, 2022

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) has been closely monitoring the cybersecurity activity in Eastern Europe with regard to the war in Ukraine. Since our the last update, TAG has observed a continuously growing number of threat actors using the war as a lure in phishing and malware campaigns. Similar to other reports, we have also…

WordPress 6.0 Beta 4

May 2nd, 2022

WordPress 6.0 Beta 4 is now available for testing! Beta 4 was not part of the originally published development cycle. It is aimed at providing an opportunity for testing some specific issues that were resolved since Beta 3. WordPress will continue with the regularly scheduled release milestones on May 3rd, 2022, with the RC1 release….