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A little while back we were investigating the malicious activities of the Freakyshelly targeted attack and came across spear phishing emails that had some interesting documents attached to them.

They were in OLE2 format and contained no macros, exploits or any other active content.
Gab, an app popular with the alt-right, says Google violated antitrust law.
Google allegedly told Forbes "the article was problematic and had to come down."
A simple Google search would have found oodles of prior art.
Google has added support for up to six users to its virtual assistant device, Google Home.

That’s a huge leap in the world of machine learning and artificial intelligence.
It solves many problems related to voice-activated virtual assistants, while also creating some serious privacy concerns.I have three Gmail users in my house who all access the same Google Home device, which is linked to my account.
It’s used for playing music, watching videos through Nvidia Shield, helping with recipes, asking questions, checking appointments, and other such tasks.Here’s the problem: I hate it. My Google search history and YouTube playlists are all messed up.
It’s full of queries by my wife, guests, kids, and our au pair. My private appointments are accessible to anyone who can ask for them.

Anyone can activate my Google Home device by yelling from outside the window and taking control of connected devices like oven, lights, and door lock (I was smart enough to not install smart locks). Worst of all, Google is not learning anything about me as it’s being used by everyone.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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Get your Google onImage by Derek WalterGoogle’s iPhone app is way more than a conduit to Google search—it’s the hub for Google’s shadow operating system, which essentially lets you cheat on Apple and live a more Googly smartphone life.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
You might not know you have it, but Crusader will manipulate your search results to push tech support scams.
Has Ubuntu become boring? Ubuntu has long been one of the best known and most popular Linux distributions. But has it become too boring and predictable to retain the interest of users?One writer at OMG Ubuntu asked that question after looking at a c...
Windows 10 is a good operating system, the first one since Windows 7.

But Microsoft seems determined to penalize users who adopt it. The latest beta version of the forthcoming Creators Update due this spring is getting attention because it places even more ads in Windows. Windows 10 is already annoying users with ads on the lock screen and in the Start screen, but Microsoft has decided to annoy users even more by bringing ads to File Explorer.

This stupidity will create a backlash if not reversed.[ 5 fatal plans that still dog the new Windows 10. | The essentials for Windows 10 installation: Download the Windows 10 Installation Superguide today. | Stay up on key Microsoft technologies with the Windows Report newsletter. ] Silicon Valley has an obsession about forcing advertising down users’ throats.

The “intelligent” voice assistant Google Home got in trouble last week for advertising a Disney movie to its users.

And you know that Amazon Alexa’s real purpose is to promote products, once it gets you hooked on its minor conveniences.

This model of free services in exchange for deep spying on your activities to advertise or otherwise promote products is after all the basis of Google Search, Facebook, and most consumer technology services.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
The US Patent Office sees no history, hears no history—unless it's in patents.
The Assistant opens up to about 30 percent of Android users.