How To Prevent Beam-Based Hacks On Your Android
Today in “it’s always a good idea to update your devices,” a recently discovered loophole in Android’s NFC-based file-sharing feature, Android Beam, makes it possible for someone to install an app on your device. The loophole has already been identified and fixed by Google in an Android update that went out last month, so diligent updaters are already covered. If you haven’t, now would be a good time to do so. The bug, as reported by ZDNet, is really a misclassification of Beam’s security permissions. With most NFC-based exchanges, users are supposed to receive a prompt warning them that information is being transferred.
Google is planning to offer checking accounts within its Google Pay app, The Wall Street Journal reports. Its “Cache” project, which could launch as soon as next year , will be offered in partnership with Citigroup and a small Stanford University credit union. Google says that the accounts will be branded
Google will offer personal checking accounts in partnership with Citigroup and a small credit union at Stanford University, a source familiar with Google 's Project Cache plans to offer personal checking accounts in 2020. Move will give the tech giant a valuable new source of data on consumer habits.
Google is planning to offer checking accounts within its Google Pay app, The Wall Street Journal reports. Its “Cache” project, which could launch as soon as next year, will be offered in partnership with Citigroup and a small Stanford University credit union. Google says that the accounts will be branded up front as coming from these banks, which will handle the financial backend and regulatory compliance.
Google executive Caesar Sengupta told the WSJ that the initiative is designed to “help more people do more stuff in a digital way online,” and he noted that the service could be used to offer loyalty card programs. The publication also notes that checking accounts contain a huge amount of valuable data about consumer spending as well as information about how much people earn. Google, however, has been quick to claim that it won’t sell checking account financial data to advertisers, and it added that it doesn’t currently use Google Pay data for advertising purposes.
Chrome and Safari can help you strengthen your passwords
Chrome and Safari can help you strengthen your passwordsReusing passwords across multiple accounts is a tempting way to ensure you won't get locked out of your favorite platforms, but this is a dangerous tactic as far as your online security goes. If hackers gain access to one account, they can get into all others using the same password. Remember—your accounts are only as secure as the weakest of the bunch.
(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's (O:GOOGL) Google will offer personal checking accounts from sometime next year in partnership with Citigroup Inc (N:C) and a small credit union at Stanford University, a source familiar with Google 's plans said on Wednesday.
(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's (O:GOOGL) Google will offer personal checking accounts from sometime next year in partnership with Citigroup Inc (N:C) and a small credit union at Stanford Facebook's plan to launch its Libra cryptocurrency has met with skepticism from regulators, worried about the risk
In recent years, big tech companies have been increasingly interested in pushing into financial services. Earlier this year, Apple launched a credit card, the Apple Card, in partnership with Goldman Sachs, and Facebook announced Libra, a cryptocurrency it’s attempting to launch with a collection of other tech and finance companies. Just yesterday, Facebook announced Facebook Pay, a service for sending money over the company’s social networks and app. Even Amazon has reportedly investigated offering checking accounts to teens.
Google Assistant 2.0 Is Coming To Older Android Phones
Google Assistant has been simultaneously helping and frustrating us for years but with the Pixel 4, it was given a fresh new face. While only Pixel 4 users currently have access to Assistant 2.0, older devices are reportedly getting the update too.
Nov 13 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google will offer personal checking accounts from sometime next year in partnership with Citigroup Inc and a small credit union at Stanford University, a person familiar with Google 's plans said on Wednesday. The details of the project, named Cache, were first reported
Google will become the latest technology company to wade into banking with the search giant set to offer checking accounts next year , according The accounts for the project will be run by Citigroup and the Stanford Federal Credit Union, the report said. Google did not immediately return an email for
These initiatives have already created big problems for the companies that are offering them. Apple’s credit card is being investigated for discriminating against women, and earlier this month, almost half a dozen companies dropped out of Facebook’s Libra Association, as regulators grow increasingly wary of the planned cryptocurrency. This push into financial services also arrives as the world is coming to terms with the privacy implications of concentrating so much user data in the hands of a small number of tech giants.
At the same time as Silicon Valley’s tech giants move into financial services, a number of smaller tech-focussed banks have started to emerge, including Revolut and Monzo, the latter of which launched in the US earlier this year. Left in the middle, traditional banks could soon start to feel the squeeze.
Gmail's Smart Compose is coming to Google Docs .
The automatic predictive text suggestions which Gmail offers users while they compose emails is launching for Google Docs. In 2018, Google launched Smart Compose in Gmail for G Suite users; now, the feature is coming to Google Docs. Smart Compose is a tool that helps users compose emails by intelligently autocompleting the message based on an individual's writing habits. For example, "it can fill in common phrases and relevant addresses, like that of your home and office." Over time, the feature makes suggestions more and more tailored to each person. © Courtesy of Google Google launches Smart Compose in beta for Google Docs.