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Shared success in building a safer open source community

May 12th, 2022

Today we joined the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF), Linux Foundation, and industry leaders for a meeting to continue progressing the open source software security initiatives discussed during January’s White House Summit on Open Source Security. During this meeting, Google announced the creation of its new “Open Source Maintenance Crew” — a dedicated staff of…

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…

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 —…

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…

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…

New options for removing your personally-identifiable information from Search

April 27th, 2022

Privacy and online safety go hand in hand. And when you’re using the internet, it’s important to have control over how your sensitive, personally identifiable information can be found. On Google Search, we already have a set of policies that allow people to request the removal of certain content from Search, with a focus on…

10 fun facts to celebrate a decade of Drive

April 26th, 2022

Engineer Darren Smith remembers the day that Google Drive launched in 2012. “We were all in a conference room, sort of like a war room,” he says. “We all cheered when the first user was live with Drive!” And just like that, Drive was…well, alive. (Fun fact: The team who launched it actually had “It…

Southeast Asian travelers are back

April 25th, 2022

Before COVID-19, the countries of Southeast Asia were some of the world’s most popular travel destinations. The pandemic changed that in a matter of months — with devastating repercussions for the region’s $380 billion tourism industry. In early 2022, though, the tide started to turn again. Southeast Asian nations have eased travel restrictions, and the…

Get more out of the Google app

April 22nd, 2022

There’s a lot you can do with the Google app – from immersing yourself in 3D augmented reality to sending a message to loved ones and searching for fashion inspiration. Here are a few of our favorite ways to use the Google app for Android and iOS to search for information and get things done…