It ended up that the first five items I pulled last night/this morning to write about were all about Google, so I decided to make this issue 100% about Google and its properties. If you are not a fan, you can skip. The Afternoon Buzz will be the usual varied selection. Thank you!
Want to try Google Inbox but don’t have an invite? You’ve got options.
More Google: it wants to Halloweenify your photos.
More More Google: Google Glass has been completely banned from movie theatres.
Sorry, I’m getting really Googly here: Google has released a new bookmark manager for Chrome.
Okay, I give up, this Buzz is going to be 100% Google: a cat showed up on Google Maps.
Thought-provoking article: Is Google responsible for delivering accurate and truthful search results?
Hoo boy: malware updating via GMail draft. “With the Gmail drafts folder open and hidden, the malware is programmed to use a Python script to retrieve commands and code that the hacker enters into that draft field. The malware responds with its own acknowledgments in Gmail draft form, along with the target data it’s programmed to exfiltrate from the victim’s network. All the communication is encoded to prevent it being spotted by intrusion detection or data-leak prevention. The use of a reputable web service instead of the usual IRC or HTTP protocols that hackers typically use to command their malware also helps keep the hack hidden.”
Google’s anti-piracy algo is apparently doing its job.
Wondering what Google’s DeepMind startup has been up to? Here ya go. Good morning, Internet…
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