Turn Off Flash to Avoid 'Malvertising' Attacks

Financial scammers are infecting ads on Google's ad network, and people who visit Examiner.com are at risk. These infected ads look legit, but they use Flash-based redirection to install malware and steal financial information. And you don't even have to click on them to get infected with Zbot, the banking trojan that… » 9/30/14 3:20pm Today 3:20pm

Google and Microsoft Are Mapping Favelas So They Can Sell Things There

The twisting sidewalks and dizzying density of Brazil's favelas might deter most outsiders from navigating these crowded inner-city neighborhoods, which informally house about 1.5 million of the country's residents. Yet in the last few months, both Google and Microsoft have both been seen mapping their narrow streets… » 9/26/14 6:00pm Friday 6:00pm

Turn Chrome For Android Into a Fast Fact Machine With One Tiny Tweak

There's a flag in the latest Chrome for Android release, spotted by OMG! Chrome, that let's you view quick results beneath the search bar before you've finished typing. It can give celebrity facts, capital cities, sunset times and more in record time, and help you cheat more effectively at the next pub quiz. » 9/24/14 9:43am 9/24/14 9:43am

Google Street View Is Blurring the Faces of Ancient Gods

Ever notice how all the faces are blurred in Google Street View photos? That happens thanks to a privacy-enabling robot. But it's not a perfect robot. The Google Street View robot not only blurs the faces of humans but also of statues, despite the fact that statues have no notion of privacy. Makes you think, doesn't… » 9/22/14 5:45pm 9/22/14 5:45pm

Three Uses For Google+ That Don't Involve Social Networking

Google+ first popped up as Mountain View's answer to Facebook, but as the platform has grown its most useful components have been nothing to do with social networking in the traditional sense. Here are three features that might make it worth your time to dust off your Google+ account and dive back in. » 9/16/14 10:38am 9/16/14 10:38am