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Google News    last updated 05/29/2020 @ 12:22 PM

A live magazine pops up in your home, wherever you are (Blogspot)
For the past several years, Pop-Up Magazine has resurrected extinct flowers, analyzed dreams, ventured into the Darien Gap, rowed across the Atlantic Ocean and shared ancient songs from Istanbul’s Hagia....

No address? No problem. Share your location using Plus Codes (Blogspot)
For many of us, it’s easy to take addresses for granted. We order products online, and they show up at our doorstep. In an emergency, we give our address to an ambulance or fire truck, and they quickly....

Responding to the European Commission’s AI white paper (Blogspot)
In January, our CEO Sundar Pichai visited Brussels to talk about artificial intelligence and how Google could help people and businesses succeed in the digital age through partnership. Much has changed....

Learn and play together as a family with Chromebook (Blogspot)
The last few months have been an adventure for a lot of families like mine that are juggling work, parenting, and school at home. Our family Chromebook has been a huge help. Between video calls with teachers....

Ideas from our experts on fighting screen fatigue (Blogspot)
I’m a big advocate of stepping away from my laptop and phone after work (I've even beenthatperson who brags about their low screen time stats). But unsurprisingly, those numbers aren’t quite so low these....

Providing emergency funding for 5,300+ local news organizations (Blogspot)
COVID19 has upended the news industry, hitting local news particularly hard with job losses, furloughs, cutbacks and even closure. To provide some help, last month the Google News Initiative launched....

Spot the scam, stop the scammers (Blogspot)
According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), people reported $1.9 billion lost to scams in 2019. Every minute, more than $3,600 disappeared from wallets and bank accounts in response to made-up stories....

Learn more about anxiety with a self-assessment on Search (Blogspot)
Editor’s note: This post is authored by Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., CEO of The National Alliance on Mental Illness.Anxiety disorders affect 48 million adults in the U.S. Anxiety presents itself as a wide....

What's new in Chrome OS (Blogspot)

Updates about government-backed hacking and disinformation (Blogspot)
On any given day, Google's Threat Analysis Group (TAG) is tracking more than 270 targeted or government-backed attacker groups from more than 50 countries. Our team of analysts and security experts is....

TAG Bulletin: Q1 2020 (Blogspot)
This bulletin includes coordinated influence operation campaigns terminated on our platforms in Q1 of 2020. It was last updated on May 27, 2020.JanuaryWe terminated 3 YouTube channels as part of our ongoing....

Inspire new customers in their moments of discovery (Blogspot)
Last year we introduced Discovery ads as a new way to help people discover and engage with your brand as they scroll through their favorite content. In April, we made Discovery ads generally available....

The big story behind a little Blue Dot (Blogspot)
Editor’s note: May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Learn more about Google's mental health resources and tools. A few years ago, Jenny Fandrianto noticed a sticker on a colleague’s laptop that read....

Google’s new tools help businesses during COVID-19 (Blogspot)
Running a business requires a whole lot of ingenuity and perseverance. It’s those same qualities that are helping local businesses adapt, and even thrive, in today’s new normal. To adjust, business owners....

Working from home and the office (Blogspot)
Sundar sent the following email to Google employees earlier today.Hi Googlers, As mentioned in our last TGIF, we’ll be approaching the return to office with a gradual, phased approach, taking both team....

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Software News    last updated 05/29/2020 @ 12:22 PM

FBI reveals how alleged scammer stole personal identities (Fox News)
Jonathan Nguyen, 23, of Windham, N.H., was charged this week in federal court for carrying out a scheme to steal personal information and turn it into profits, the FBI said.

5 great sites to delete online accounts, create ambient music, see if a site is down and more (Fox News)
According to Internet Live Stats, there are about 1.8 billion operational websites. But far too many sites are junk, so we tend only to frequent our favorites. That's why I highlight 5 bookmark-worthy....

Israeli researchers helped thwart potentially massive cyberattack, study shows (Fox News)
Israeli researchers have helped thwart a potentially massive cyberattack, a study showed.

Army builds new 18.6-mile-range tank-killing weapon (Fox News)
The US Army and Raytheon are working on a newly configured tank-killing “Shaped Charge” 155m precision-guided artillery round as part of a large-scale strategic attempt to outrange enemies and destroy....

Cat in France that contracted COVID-19 survives infection (Fox News)
A sweetlooking cat is back to purring and cozying up to her owner now that she's recovered from COVID-19.

Google is giving each employee $1,000 to buy new office furniture (Fox News)
If your home office needs a little bit of sprucing up, you might want to see if Google is hiring. 

Twitter fact-checks China official after confronted over Trump double-standard (Fox News)
Confronted with an apparent double standard in its lack of fact-check warnings on tweets by a Chinese government spokesman versus the hardline it took with President Trump this week, Twitter on Wednesday....

Why does Zoom exhaust you? Science has an answer (Fox News)
“Zoom fatigue” is way more than a byproduct of too many meetings -- Social scientists say it’s the result of the sudden mass adoption of technology that’s disrupting the normal, instinctual and finely-tuned....

Destroyer-fired Navy lasers will soon destroy attacking cruise missiles (Fox News)
A salvo of incoming anti-ship cruise missiles, combined with aerial drone strikes and closer-in small boats attacking all at the same time -- presents a scenario that could cause problems for U.S. Navy....

Camel goes viral after it pokes its head into car in search of snacks (Fox News)
A camel at a zoo in Oklahoma has gone viral after images of it poking its head into a car in search of snacks surfaced.

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Latest News & Headlines    last updated 05/29/2020 @ 12:22 PM

One of Trump's favorite pollsters shows his approval plummeting (Yahoo News)
President Trump’s approval rating has plummeted since late February, according to the Rasmussen daily tracking poll, which the president frequently cited during his first three years in office.

‘400 Years of Anger’: Minneapolis Police Station Set Ablaze as Trump Threatens to ‘Start Shooting’ (The Daily Beast)
MINNEAPOLIS—Protesters demanding action over the death of 46-year-old George Floyd took over the Minneapolis Police Department's Third Precinct late Thursday and set the building ablaze.Video from....

Why the officers fired for the George Floyd killing could ultimately get their jobs back (The Guardian)
Officers in the US are frequently rehired after termination for misconduct – and it increases the likelihood of abuse and killings by police, experts sayThe four Minneapolis officers involved in the killing....

Iran Guards warn US after receiving new combat vessels (AFP)
Irans Revolutionary Guards on Thursday warned the United States against its naval presence in the Gulf as they received 110 new combat vessels. "We announce today that wherever the Americans are, we....

Cockpit voice recorder of crashed Pakistani plane recovered (Associated Press)
The cockpit voice recorder of the Pakistani airliner that crashed last week was found on Thursday, six days after the passenger plane went down in a crowded neighborhood near the airport in the city of....

India's economy seen slowing rapidly in March quarter, with worse to come (Reuters)
Gross domestic product data out later on Friday is expected to show India's economy grew at its slowest pace in at least two years in the March quarter as the coronavirus pandemic weakened already declining....

'No mask — no entry': New York Gov. Cuomo says he'll sign an executive order allowing businesses to refuse service to people who won't wear masks (Business Insider)
quot;No mask — no entry," said New York's governor. The executive order will give businesses the power to keep people without masks from entering.

This Neo-Futuristic Home Found Its Inspiration in the British Countryside (Architectural Digest)

One of the coldest places on Earth is experiencing a record-breaking heat wave (NBC News)
Heat wave sparks concerns about devastating wildfire season and melting permafrost.

Trump's draft executive order targeting social media companies sparks battle inside the White House (Yahoo News)
The Trump White House has been embroiled in a vigorous internal debate over whether to issue an executive order aimed at punishing social media companies for perceived political bias.

What's the Risk of Catching Coronavirus From a Surface? (The New York Times)
Fears about catching the coronavirus from contaminated surfaces have prompted many of us to spend the past few months wiping down groceries, leaving packages unopened and stressing about touching elevator....

Will Trump dispute the 2020 election results? His tweets this week suggest so (The Guardian)
Trump’s attack on mail-in ballots raise the possibility that, if he loses in November, he would reject the validity of the voteUnhinged as it may be for the president to accuse, without a scintilla of....

Iran outraged by 'honour killing' of 14-year-old girl Romina Ashrafi (The Telegraph)
The killing of an Iranian teen by her father after she eloped with an older man sparked outrage on Wednesday, with local media denouncing "institutionalised violence" in "patriarchal"....

Minneapolis mayor responds after night of protests and violence in wake of George Floyd's death (Yahoo News Video)
At a press conference on Thursday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said protests and unrest after the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man seen on video pinned to the ground by the neck while being....

Mexican drug lord pleads poverty in bid to escape arrest (Associated Press)
Drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, a notorious underworld figure who is on the FBI’s most wanted list for the murder of a federal agent over three decades ago, said in a legal appeal that he has no money,....

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