Company confirms it receives mobile phone mast tracking data even with sim removed and privacy features active, but says it will cease to by end of November Google has confirmed it has been able to track the location of Android users via the addresses of local mobile phone masts, even when location services were turned […]

Verily, the life sciences arm of Googles parent company Alphabet, has hatched a plan to release about 20 million lab-made, bacteria-infected mosquitoes upon Fresno, California and thats a good thing! You see, the Zika-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquito is prevalent in the area. Earlier this year, a woman contracted the first confirmed case of Zika in […]

Inside Google, there’s a document circulating called “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber.” Written by a senior software engineer and in part viewed by Motherboard, the 10-page Google Doc allegedly argues that biological differences between men and women account for the representation gap in tech and that Google should not offer programs for underrepresented minorities. The document […]

As you emerge from your turkey-induced coma, take a moment to reflect on the past week in security, which despite the holiday was chock-full of wonderments. From Uber shadiness to Android location-tracking, it was quite the whirlwind. Uber made headlines midweek when it came out that the company had not only been breached a year […]

An investigation by Quartz has revealed that Android devices send cell tower location data to Google even if the user has disabled location services for apps in their device settings. Quartz also said it observed location data being sent even if devices had been reset to factory default settings. Android devices with a cellular data or […]

Feeling old yet? An entire decade ago, Google released the first public beta of the Android OS, two years after its 2005 acquisition of Android Inc. In the demo above, you’ll see the beginnings of Android as an OS for basic BlackBerry style devices with keyboards and trackballs, as well as what it can achieve […]

Amazon Echo and Google Home—and other devices that have Alexa and Google Assistant built in—are some of the most promising new technologies to come along in years. And they’re genuinely useful to have around, whether it’s to settle a bet or help out with a recipe. But it can also feel a little creepy to […]

Image: lili sams/mashable Phone makers like Apple, Google, and Samsung have mastered the art of making desirable smartphones that command premium prices.  But they’re screwing up with the software big-time, and it’s starting to look really embarrassing. When you’re asking people to pony up $1,000+ for a phone, these mistakes are inexcusable. SEE ALSO: Which […]

Theyre the sort of capabilities you might ordinarily prescribe to a cybercrime group or law-enforcement agency: intercepting text messages, remotely eavesdropping on phone calls, or sweeping up emails and social-media messages en masse. But dozens of firms around the world sell powerful mobile-phone spyware to the everyday consumer, and in many cases with the explicit […]

Alphabets self-driving car firm beats Uber to be first to offer robot taxis without humans behind the wheel to take over in an emergency Waymo, formerly known as Googles self-driving car, is launching a fully autonomous Uber-like ride-hailing service with no human driver behind the wheel, after testing the vehicles on public roads in Arizona. […]

Google is taking some of the stress out of job hunting. The software giant is updating the job search tool it debuted earlier this year with a bunch of useful new features. The most promising is the addition of salary information. If salary details are included in a listing, they will now be visible directly […]