Google plans to track credit card spending

Google Attribution will allow advertisers to see whether online ad campaigns generate offline sales.

Announcing the service, Google said that it captures around 70% of credit and debit card transactions in the US.

Critics said it represented another blow to privacy.

Google announced the new product in a blogpost, saying: "For the first time, Google Attribution makes it possible for every marketer to measure the impact of their marketing across devices and cross-channel - all in one place."

Google adds new behavior-based malware scanner to every android device

Google Play Protect, which is part of the Google Play Store app, uses machine learning and app usage analysis to weed out the dangerous and malicious apps, which have always been albatross around the tech giant's neck.

Since Google Play Protect actually comes with the Google Play Store, users do not need to install or activate this security feature separately.

Google Play Protect for Android devices consists:


Google wants to help you to get a job

Instead of trolling various job listing sites, job seekers can just type "retail jobs" or "product manager jobs in Nevada" directly into the search field. Google (GOOG) will display a list of openings. Click and you'll be taken to the company's career site or the original listing where you can apply online.

'I blew it': Warren Buffett laments missing out on Google

Warren Buffett admits he missed the boat on investing in two of today's most successful tech companies: Google (GOOG) and Amazon (AMZNTech30). Both are among the largest companies in the world today.

Google Docs users hit by phishing scam

The scam claimed to come from Google Docs - a service that allows people to share and edit documents online.

Users who clicked a link and followed instructions, risked giving the hackers access to their email accounts.

Google said it had stopped the attack "within approximately one hour", including through "removing fake pages and applications".

"While contact information was accessed and used by the campaign, our investigations show that no other data was exposed," Google said in an updated statement.

Google CEO made nearly $200 million last year

Google CEO Sundar Pichai received nearly $199.7 million in compensation last year, double the amount he made in 2015, according to a filing Friday from Google's parent company, Alphabet (GOOGL, Tech30).

Google and Facebook duped in huge 'scam'

In March, it was reported that a Lithuanian man had been charged over an email phishing attack against "two US-based internet companies" who were not named at the time.

They had allegedly been tricked into wiring more than $100m to the alleged scammer's bank accounts.

Google just deleted “System Update” malware living on Play Store for 3 years

But what’s has been known lately has a hidden surprise element.

A malware, disguised as “System Update”, managed to exist on the Google Play Store for around three years since it was last updated in 2014. It might have lived for some more time if a security firm Zscaler didn’t contact Google regarding the existence of the app, hiding a spyware called SMSVova.

Burger King advert sabotaged on Wikipedia

The ad triggered the devices to read out information about the burgers from online encyclopaedia Wikipedia.

However, somebody edited Wikipedia to describe the Whopper as the "worst hamburger product" and another added cyanide to the list of ingredients.

The BBC understands the ad was blocked.

Google did not publicly confirm this, saying only that it had "no involvement" in the campaign.

But Burger King confirmed to the BBC that after the first iteration of the ad was blocked, it ran a tweaked version on US TV.

US Labor Department goes after big tech for discrimination

So far, the Trump administration is keeping them going.

The cases have yet to be settled and the one against Google is now generating negative headlines in court. The development has surprised some people, considering the Trump administration's pro-business posture. Experts say it is largely the result of the vacancy at the top.

"It's just the slowness of the appointment process," says David Fortney, former acting solicitor for the Department of Labor during the George H.W. Bush administration.