Google has developed and open-sourced a new JPEG algorithm that reduces file size by about 35 percent—or alternatively, image quality can be significantly improved while keeping file size constant. Importantly, and unlike some of its other efforts in image compression (WebP, WebM), Google’s new JPEGs are completely compatible with existing browsers, devices, photo editing apps, and the JPEG standard.
Google’s 2-step verification process for Gmail and their other services has been updated and will now provide additional details of the login device in a prompt. The update will be rolled out gradually taking longer than 3 days.
As devious as this method may seem, there is a simple way that you can protect yourself from this attack: enabling Google’s “two-factor authentication system”.
Within the next few days, Google will be enabling the HTML5 by Default, a feature for the 1% of users who are currently running Chrome 55 Stable. HTML5 by Default will also be enabled for roughly 50% of Chrome 56 Beta users. The search engine giant is also aiming to make this feature available for stable built Chrome 56, when it launches in February.
Many of you are probably aware of the fact that your internet browser tracks your information, such as browsing history. What you may not know is that your browser may be tracking much more than that.