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Media literacy training for Southeast Asian communities

October 27th, 2021

Forty million people in Southeast Asia started using the internet for the first time in 2020. Yet the level of media literacy in the region remains relatively low. Often, people in Southeast Asia lack the skills to interpret the information they encounter online — and efforts to change this have historically been fragmented and under-resourced….

Stay safe online ahead of shopping season

October 27th, 2021

Do you hear that? Click, tap, kaching! The frenzy of the year-end shopping season is upon us. In Asia, that means big shopping occasions like 10/10, 11/11 and 12/12. It also — unfortunately — means an increase in risks that users face, as more people head online and the range of threats from cybercrime increases….

Google News Showcase is launching in Canada

October 26th, 2021

The need for reliable and credible journalism in Canada is greater today than perhaps it has ever been. Our mission here when it comes to news is simple: support Canadian journalism of all sizes. Over the past 20 years, we have been working with the news industry and news publishers around the world to build…

Dragonscale: a beautiful approach to solar

October 25th, 2021

Earlier this year, we shared our plans for ‘dragonscale solar skin — a first-of-its-kind design made up of 90,000 silver solar panels with the capacity to generate nearly 7 megawatts of energy. To hit our goal to operate on entirely carbon-free energy by 2030, we need to prioritize alternate sources of energy, like solar, and…

Climate change is humanity’s next big moonshot

October 23rd, 2021

Editor’s note: Today, Google GEO Sundar Pichai spoke at YouTube’s Dear Earth event, sharing ways Google is working to solve climate change — and why he’s optimistic we can make meaningful progress. Below is a transcript of his remarks. Hello, fellow dear earthlings. Thanks for tuning in. I can’t think of another issue that would…

Continuing to support small businesses

October 19th, 2021

Google’s work to address broad societal issues, such as climate change and digital skilling, focuses on creating solutions that are scalable and replicable by others. We believe solutions to global issues are most effective when the private sector, governments, nonprofits, and academia come together to reinforce each other’s efforts. At Google, we focus on where…

How Googlers are making unseen disability visible at work

October 17th, 2021

Five years ago, I discovered that I had left temporal epilepsy, a condition that causes unprovoked seizures. To manage it, I was prescribed medication. While the medication controls brain activity, the downside was experiencing fatigue, long sleep cycles, anxiety, and nausea. What made the journey harder was knowing that my struggle with this condition had…

HLTH: Building on our commitments in health

October 17th, 2021

Tonight kicked off the HLTH event in Boston that brings together leaders across health to discuss healthcare’s most pressing problems and how we can tackle them to improve care delivery and outcomes. Over the past two years, the pandemic shined a light on the importance of our collective health — and the role the private…

Happy 5th birthday, Google Assistant!

October 13th, 2021

We launched Google Assistant five years ago — and back then, it sometimes felt a bit strange to ask our devices for help. Now, digital assistants are part of daily life for millions of people around the world. In fact, Google Assistant has helped answer billions of questions, send millions of messages, make millions of…

Delivering 10,000 security keys to high risk users

October 8th, 2021

There is no shortage of news around targeted cyber attacks that are deliberately aimed at high profile individuals and groups. At Google, we have an entire team dedicated to detecting and stopping the world’s most sophisticated cybercriminals, and we have spent years working on advanced security solutions, like our Advanced Protection Program (APP), that users…