Apple, Google, Dropbox Face Italy Antitrust Probes Over Cloud Computing Services

Apple, Google, Dropbox Face Italy Antitrust Probes Over Cloud Computing Services

The Italian competition body said it is looking into allegations that the companies failed to show how their services collect and use consumer data for commercial purposes.

How to Set Up a Pi-Hole Ad Blocking VPN Server on Google Cloud’s Always Free Usage Tier

How to Set Up a Pi-Hole Ad Blocking VPN Server on Google Cloud’s Always Free Usage Tier

To remove that step, let’s use a daily cron job to check to see if a restart is required and restart the VM as necessary.In nano, add the following lines of code which check to see if the reboot-required token file is present, restarting the VM if so:#!/bin/sh.

Why I Chose Dropbox Despite All the Privacy Scandals

Why I Chose Dropbox Despite All the Privacy Scandals

Wanting to move away from Google both because of privacy issues, and horrible apps, I was looking for suitable cloud storage provider alternatives.If you search the web for privacy-friendly cloud storage services, Dropbox won’t make the list.

DuckDuckGo down in India: Private browser mysteriously stops working

DuckDuckGo down in India: Private browser mysteriously stops working

Such censorship may be a reason why Indian people would prefer to use DuckDuckGo, which offers greater privacy than other search engines such as Google.The DNS server 1.1.1.1 or 1.0.0.1 is used by Cloudflare to provide greater security information.

Google is partnering with the Department of Defense to fight cybercrime

Google is partnering with the Department of Defense to fight cybercrime

Google Cloud has landed a deal to help the Department of Defense combat cyber threats worldwide.Google has landed a deal with the Department of Defense to use its Cloud tools to combat cyber threats.

U.S. Congress seeks answers on patient privacy in Google, Ascension cloud deal

U.S. Congress seeks answers on patient privacy in Google, Ascension cloud deal

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four Democratic leaders on the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce committee on Monday wrote Alphabet Inc’s Google and Ascension Health demanding briefings by Dec. 6 on how patient data the hospital chain is storing on the cloud is used.

Facebook, Google, and Oracle cloud are tracking the porn you watch in private

Facebook, Google, and Oracle cloud are tracking the porn you watch in private

“The sites Jack visits, as well as any third-parties trackers, may observe and record his online action,” the study reads.“These third-parties may even infer Jack’s sexual interests from the URLs of the sites he visits.

Apple sued for not disclosing that 'iCloud storage' relies on third-party cloud services

Apple sued for not disclosing that 'iCloud storage' relies on third-party cloud services

The contract doesn't mention that, in fact, Apple sometimes stores iCloud data on third-party storage services provided by the likes of Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud Platform -- as stated in the iOS security guide.

Facebook, Google, and Oracle cloud are tracking the porn you’re watching

Facebook, Google, and Oracle cloud are tracking the porn you’re watching

Facebook, Google and Oracle cloud are secretly monitoring and tracking the porn you feel you’re watching in private, new joint study funded by Microsoft shows.

Never-Googlers: Web users take the ultimate step to guard their data

Never-Googlers: Web users take the ultimate step to guard their data

Google in May unveiled new features it said would help users protect more of their data, including storing more of it on personal devices rather than in cloud computing centers, and giving people more control over how and when tracking software, or cookies, is deployed.

Google to acquire analytics startup Looker for $2.6 billion

Google to acquire analytics startup Looker for $2.6 billion

Thomas Kurian, the man who was handed the reins to Google Cloud at the end of last year, sees the two companies bringing together a complete data analytics solution for customers.

Google is borrowing from Apple's privacy playbook

Google is borrowing from Apple's privacy playbook

Among the changes: Google is moving much of the machine learning that powers its assistant and other features from the cloud to the actual devices.

Stop Googles Eye on Your Photos

Stop Googles Eye on Your Photos

Did you know that by default Google will sync and backup every photo on your phone, even if you delete it from your phone it still persists in the cloud. Your phone does now no longer upload your photos to the Google cloud!

Privacy 2019: Tor, Meek & The Rise And Fall Of Domain Fronting

Privacy 2019: Tor, Meek & The Rise And Fall Of Domain Fronting

This allowed the creation of meek bridge relays on large clouds such as Google App Engine, Amazon CloudFront/EC2 and Microsoft Azure, hiding the actual target hostname behind domains such as , or various static asset CDNs. Domain fronting was nothing short of revolutionary for Tor users in high-risk countries.

'Google, this is bogus as hell' — one of the fathers of the internet blasts Google for how Chromecast behaves on his home network

'Google, this is bogus as hell' — one of the fathers of the internet blasts Google for how Chromecast behaves on his home network

Read: AT&T signed an ‘8-digit’ deal that isn’t good news for VMware, Cisco, or Huawei – but could be great for Google Cloud DNS turns the words you type into your browser, like businessinsider.com, in the numerical internet address that computers use to find webpages, videos or whatnot and deliver them to your device.

About backdoors in Signal and other apps

About backdoors in Signal and other apps

Maybe someone wants to waste his time on this, but remember it can be changed in the next release again… Google Cloud Messaging and other METADATA Signal uses Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) to transfer information about incoming messages to the client.

EU governments agree to tougher stance on e-evidence

EU governments agree to tougher stance on e-evidence

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU governments agreed on Friday to toughen up draft rules allowing law enforcement authorities to get electronic evidence directly from tech companies such as Facebook (NASDAQ: ) and Google (NASDAQ: ) stored in the cloud in another European country.

Google drops out of Pentagon cloud computing competition

Google drops out of Pentagon cloud computing competition

A Google spokesman said in a statement obtained by Bloomberg that the company is "not bidding on the JEDI contract because first, we couldn’t be assured that it would align with our AI Principles."

Google Cloud's new AI chief is on a task force for AI military uses and believes we could monitor 'pretty much the whole world' with drones

Google Cloud's new AI chief is on a task force for AI military uses and believes we could monitor 'pretty much the whole world' with drones

Google's involvement in Project Maven caused a huge backlash inside the company earlier this year, forcing CEO Sundar Pichai to pledge that Google would never work on AI-enhanced weapons.

TLS 1.3 is Coming – an Opportunity for Amazon, Google and Microsoft to End Censorship

TLS 1.3 is Coming – an Opportunity for Amazon, Google and Microsoft to End Censorship

If Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft Azure allow domain fronting with TLS 1.3, censorship countries like China are faced with a binary choice. The problem is that Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud currently do not allow domain fronting.

A former exec says Google once pulled the plug on videoconferencing tech because it couldn't identify people of colour

A former exec says Google once pulled the plug on videoconferencing tech because it couldn't identify people of colour

Google once had to “pull back” video-conferencing software for employees because of the technology’s inability to accurately identify people of colour, Google cloud executive Diane Bryant said on Tuesday.