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Google Adds Election Tools To Google Search

Google today rolled out several tools to help Americans vote in the 2018 mid-term elections. There are three components to the information being offered by Google: how to vote; who are the candidates and what are the issues; and what are the results. Anyone who searches for “how do I register to vote” or “how […]

NordVPN Is Testing The Adoption Of The WireGuard Protocol

NordVPN is now testing another advanced cybersecurity solution. The firm now testing with select clients the adoption of WireGuard – the protocol that appears to be the next big thing in online security.. “WireGuard is a relatively simple yet extremely fast and modern open-source protocol that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography,” says Laura Tyrell, Press Officer at […]

Google Has Now Made It Easier To Delete Your Search History

Google today rolled out new tools meant to give people more control over their personal data. Starting with Google Search, people will have direct access to their activity. Before today, Google directed people to their Google Account to manage activity. Now these controls are embedded directly in Google services. In Google Search, for example, people can […]

See What Is New In Facebook Messenger 4

Facebook today revealed a new version of Facebook Messenger featuring a cleaned-up user interface that the social network hopes people will find more appealing. To start, Messenger 4 will dial back the number of tabs from nine to three with an emphasis on existing one-to-one and group conversations. These fall under the Chats tab. The camera […]

Google Maps Adds EV Charging Stations On iOS And Android

Google has shared that people can now search for and locate electric vehicle  charging stations in Google Maps. In addition to displaying the closest stations, Maps will provide information about the business where the charger is located, the types of ports that are available, how many ports there are, and charging speeds. Google says it offers […]

Twitter Now Counts All Emoji Equally

Twitter has taken steps to address the inequality of emoji. While many simple emoji require just two characters, others can take up as many as 14. Twitter says this is due to the differences in the way written text emojis are encoded versus more complex emoji that include gender or skin tone. Tweets have a […]

Google Search Update Makes Image And Video Results More Useful

Google says it is making a “fundamental shift” in how it thinks about Google Search. The company hopes the changes will make searches more visual and, in the end, more helpful. To start, Google is using AI to build AMP stories and surface that content in search results. Google will first focus on creating stories about […]

Google Search Add New Features To Help Your Resume Old Searches

Google today said it wants to help people resume incomplete or old searches. The company is taking a couple of steps to make this happen. To start, it will surface new activity cards to help people pick up where they left off. For example, when revisiting old queries users will see a card that highlights the […]

Facebook Bans App For Sharing Data

  Facebook says it has banned an app called myPersonality from its platform for failing to agree to an audit. Facebook is in the process of auditing apps that run on its platform to ensure they meet minimum guidelines with respect to user privacy and their data. Facebook claims “it’s clear that [myPersonality] shared information with […]

Customer Backlash Leads To Microsoft Backpedal On Legacy Skype Support

Last month, Microsoft announced it would be shutting down the desktop version of Skype 7.0, otherwise known as classic Skype, in September and transitioning users and businesses to the redesigned Skype 8.0. Following what the company describes as “customer feedback,” classic Skype will be sticking around for “some time” to “bring all the features you’ve […]

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