Google’s Jigsaw offers free anti-meddling tools ahead of EU elections

Google is giving political organisations in Europe free access to tools that tackle online attacks and disruption ahead of upcoming EU elections in May. The company’s cybersecurity incubator Jigsaw is making its Project Shield system available to campaigns and candidates, amid fears of election meddling. From today, the defence technology is being rolled out to…

Protesters gather against Google’s ‘Project Dragonfly’ Chinese search engine

Protesters gathered outside the offices of Google in London on Friday to demonstrate against its controversial Project Dragonfly, a censored search engine for China. A group of activists turned up to the demonstration at midday, demanding the company scraps the alleged plans over concerns about freedom of speech and internet security. In August last year,…

Google+ bug exposed data of 52 million users – platform to shut four months early

  Image: Press Association Google’s social media platform Google+ has suffered a fresh data leak, compromising the personal information of more than 50 million users. The tech giant responded by bringing forward the closure of the under-loved Google+ service by four months, shutting it in April 2019 rather than August as…