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Google Chrome to Introduce Improved Cookie Controls Against Online Tracking

Google Chrome to Introduce Improved Cookie Controls Against Online Tracking

May 08, 2019Mohit Kumar
At the company's I/O 2019 developer conference, Google has announced its plan to introduce two new privacy and security-oriented features in the upcoming versions of its Chrome web browser. In an attempt to allow users to block online tracking, Google has announced two new features—Improved SameSite Cookies and Fingerprinting Protection—that will be previewed by Google in the Chrome web browser later this year. Cookies, also referred to as HTTP cookies or browser cookies, are the small pieces of information that websites store on your computer, which play an important role in improving your online experience. Cookies are created by a web browser when a user loads a particular website, which helps the website to remember information about your visit, like your login information, preferred language, items in the shopping cart and other settings. However, cookies are also being widely used to identify users and track their activities not only on the site that issued a cooki
Google to Introduce New Photo-Sharing Platform to Kill Instagram

Google to Introduce New Photo-Sharing Platform to Kill Instagram

May 21, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Google is reportedly going to launch a new online photo-sharing service and storage option at its developer conference later this month, which Bloomberg says , will not be a part of its Google+ social network. At the moment, Google offers a photo sharing service known as " Google+ Photos ," which comes pre-installed with every Android device. Google+ Photos automatically backs up photos in the device to Google cloud storage. However, the new photo service will not be a part of Google+ network . It seems like the company’s attempts to bolster its product lineup and compete with the increasingly popular rivals like Facebook or Twitter to grow its user base. Just the way like Facebook, who acquired the popular mobile photo-sharing service Instagram in 2012 and increased its user base to more than 300 Million users in one shot. There aren’t many details about How the new Google photo service will work? Whether the online photo storage part of the service
Android M — Latest Google Android OS to be Unveiled This Month

Android M — Latest Google Android OS to be Unveiled This Month

May 07, 2015Mohit Kumar
While majority of smartphone users are waiting for Android 5.0 Lollipop update for their devices, Google is soon going to launch the next version of Android at its official Google I/O 2015 developer event May 28 in San Francisco. Android M — The name of the latest version of Android mobile operating system was spotted at the Google I/O 2015 schedule under the " Android for Work Update " Session, which says… " Android M is bringing the power of Android to all kinds of workplaces. " According to the company, this will open up " huge new markets for hundreds of Millions of devices to workers at small businesses, logistics, deskless workers, and warehousing jobs. " However, Google appears to have since removed any mention of Android M from Google's I/O website, most probably the company wants to keep it as a surprise for Android users. Considering the full Android releases with starting letters in alphabetical order, — Android M — s
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