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Google to Deploy Its Free Digital Learning Tools For 23mn Students & Teachers in Maharashtra

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This makes Maharashtra the first state in the country to launch G Suite for Education and Google Classroom for the students currently engaged in online learning.

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  • Last Updated: August 7, 2020, 12:28 PM IST

As part of the policy for universal education, the Maharashtra government has tied up with Google to enable remote learning for 2.30 crore students and teachers, officials said here on Thursday. Under this collaboration, students and teachers will access blended learning programmes that combine classroom approach with online learning including free tools like G Suite for Education, Google Classroom, Google Meet and others.

This makes Maharashtra the first state in the country to launch G Suite for Education and Google Classroom for the students currently engaged in online learning, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. The state government will provide individual educators and students with their own G Suite ID to ensure all students in private or government schools in the remotest areas can experience continuity in learning, besides enhancing the teaching capabilities of educators.

“In the Corona crisis when the world is at a standstill, how to restart education is one of the primary concerns we face today. I feel this global crisis has led us from the present to the future,” Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said at the launch. Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said during these tough times, education must not stop and everyone should get access to education like before.

“With this cooperation, Google has enabled access to G Suite for Education and Google Classroom programme for our state schools, students can sit at home and learn, ask questions, clarify doubts, save lectures, etc,” he said. School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad stressed the power of the Internet to take education to the masses and reduce the learning gap.

“With an emphasis on online resources, platforms, bandwidth, and availability of technological solutions, we aim to make Maharashtra the most progressive state on education,” she said. Google India Vice-President and Country Head Sanjay Gupta said since the Covid-19 outbreak, over 32 crore children have been hit by school closures, making access to quality education even more critical.

“This collaboration builds upon our commitment to create useful tools that make information accessible over the internet so that teachers and students continue to benefit from it,” he added. Gupta said that this month, the Maharashtra government rolled out a survey asking teachers to register for the first batch of training programmes and out of the 700,000 educators across the state, Google received 150,000 sign-ups in less than 48 hours.

Google for Education solutions helps teachers provide excellent educational experiences and enable students to learn better by nurturing individual needs. Each solution has been designed to be easy to use, flexible and scalable. They are built for collaboration, secure by design, and will now be available to scores of teachers and students across Maharashtra, for free.

At the sixth Google for India event, Google announced that it will enable over 1 million teachers across 22,000 schools in India with blended learning by the end of 2020. Earlier this year, Google collaborated with FICCI Arise to ensure teachers and students can transition to remote learning seamlessly, and trained teachers in over 250 schools across 23 states to use digital tools such as Google Meet.


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Google pulls 2,500 China-linked YouTube channels over disinformation

Google says it has deleted more than 2,500 YouTube channels tied to China as part of its effort to weed out disinformation on the videosharing platform.

The Alphabet-owned company said the channels were removed between April and June “as part of our ongoing investigation into coordinated influence operations linked to China.”

The channels generally posted “spammy, non-political content,” but a small subset touched on politics, the company said in a quarterly bulletin on disinformation operations.

Google did not identify the specific channels and provided few other details, except to link the videos to similar activity spotted by Twitter and to a disinformation campaign identified in April by social media analytics company Graphika.

The Chinese Embassy in the U.S. didn’t immediately respond to a message seeking comment. Beijing has in the past denied allegations of spreading disinformation.

Disinformation seeded by foreign actors has emerged as a burning concern for American politicians and technologists alike since the 2016 presidential election, when Russian government-linked actors pumped hundreds of thousands of deceptive messages into the social media ecosystem.

Many have spent the past four years trying to avoid a repeat of 2016, with companies like Google and Facebook issuing regular updates on how they’re combating online propaganda.

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The bulletin also mentioned activity tied to other countries, including Iran and Russia.

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Android Phone Users Will Love What Microsoft Is Bringing To Your Phone For Windows 10

Microsoft is giving Android phone users a rather cool feature which will allow them to run the apps on their Android phone side by side with Windows apps on their Windows 10 PC. This is part of the big update to the Your Phone functionality in Windows 10. This cool functionality is part of the next version of the Your Phone app which is shipping to testers as part of the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20185 and is rolling out to Windows Insider testers at this time. The fact that you can run your Android phone’s apps side by side mean you won’t need to install the same apps on your PC as well, and these can run seamlessly from the phone. Interestingly enough, at this time, the upgraded Your Phone functionality is pretty much limited to Samsung Galaxy smartphones, with further support for the just announced Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra arriving later this year.

The list of compatible phones at this time includes the Samsung Galaxy Note10, Samsung Galaxy Note10+, Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite, Samsung Galaxy Fold, Samsung Galaxy S20, Samsung Galaxy S20+, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, Samsung Galaxy A30s, Samsung Galaxy A31, Samsung Galaxy A40, Samsung Galaxy A50, Samsung Galaxy A50s and the Samsung Galaxy A70, to name a few. “Later in the year, Samsung Galaxy Note20 users will experience the power and convenience of running multiple apps side by side and we will continue to work with Samsung to bring this feature to additional devices. Apps will launch in separate windows enabling you to interact with multiple apps at the same time,” says Microsoft in an official statement. Expect more Android phones, including those from other brands, to get support for Your Phone’s new functionality by the time this rolls out for all users later this year as part of a Windows 10 update.

Microsoft confirms that users will also be able to pin shortcuts for the apps from their Android phone to the Windows 10 task bar or the Windows 10 Start Menu. The Your Phone app will list all the apps on the Android phone connected at the time and will let you access these apps from there itself. It is not just that—you can also run multiple apps from your phone side-by-side too. The Your Phone app will list the most used apps on your phone at the top of the apps list and any apps that you launch will open in their own dedicated windows on your PC. There will also be new notification badges for your Android phone apps that you have kept open on the Windows 10 PC. However, Microsoft does warn that certain apps may block this functionality considering they do limit the ability to cast screens to other devices, for instance, and it’ll need an update from the app developers to make those apps compatible with the new Your Phone for Windows 10.

All said and done, this is perhaps the biggest update we will get for the phone mirroring experience on Windows 10 and Android phones. For instance, you will be able to not only access photos and messages from your phone without having to reach out for it, but also not have to duplicate apps between your phone and PC. For instance, WhatsApp, Gmail, Microsoft Word, Microsoft To-Do and Spotify, to name a few. This just makes everything simpler, and you will genuinely be able to plug in your Android phone as a productivity device without actually having to reach out for it much lesser than you probably do right now. Users who aren’t part of the Windows 10 Insiders testing program can expect this app to rollout for them in the coming months, with support for more phones baked in by then.


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Google Music is Shutting Down Soon: Here's How to Transfer Your Library to YouTube Music

Google Music will finally see the end of its journey in a few months’ time and is all set to be replaced by YouTube Music. In fact, Google had earlier confirmed its plans to pull the plug off Google Music and replace it with the YouTube Music which has, of late, witnessed some new features like a migration tool, new explore tab, collaborative playlists, and more. The goal, as one can understand, is to convince users to migrate to YouTube music so that Google can shut down Play Music.

YouTube in its blog post recently said that the final stage of Google Play Music’s shutdown will happen rather quickly, starting with New Zealand and South Africa in September while the global shutdown will begin from October. This means, from October, no matter where you are, you won’t be able to use the Google Play Music app at all, let alone streaming music from it. However, to make the migration process to YouTube Music from Play Music smooth, Google will allow users until December to hold on to their uploads, playlists, and purchases. After December, according to YouTube, the service will be killed off once and for all.

Talking about the migration from Google Play Music to YouTube Music and how it works, users will be able to listen to their uploaded and purchased music from Google Play Music after the transfer and can add up to 100,000 personal tracks to their library in YouTube Music. Interestingly, this is an increase of more than 50,000 tracks compared to what was allowed in Google Play Music. Moreover, users won’t have to pay anything extra once they migrate to YouTube Music as the existing price is expected to remain the same, as per earlier reports. Additionally, users can avail the ad-supported version of YouTube Music for free or enjoy YouTube Music Premium, a paid membership that allows music lovers to have background listening, downloads, and an ad-free experience for Rs 99 a month.

Additionally, for those subscribed to Google Play Music unlimited services, they will be automatically granted the equivalent tier of YouTube Music Premium or Youtube Premium which will be based on the level of benefits with their current subscription but on the same price.


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Google and Amazon Were the Most Imitated Brands Used for Phising Attacks in June Quarter: Report

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Email phishing exploits were the second most common type after web-based exploits, compared to Q1 where email was third, the report added.

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  • Last Updated: August 5, 2020, 11:04 AM IST

Google and Amazon were the most imitated brands via phishing attempts in the second quarter this year while Apple which was the leading phishing brand in Q1 fell to seventh place in the June quarter, a new report said on Tuesday. Google (13 per cent), Amazon (13 per cent) and WhatsApp (9 per cent) were the top three most imitated brands globally in Q2 across devices while Facebook was the most imitated brand on mobile, according to cybersecurity firm Check Point’s ‘Q2 Brand Phishing Report’.

Email phishing attacks surged, making up nearly a quarter (24 per cent) of all phishing attacks. The report outlined the latest trends in ‘brand phishing’, a term used to describe when a hacker imitates an official website of a known brand by using a similar domain or URL.

“Hackers leverage a variety of methods to send links to deceptive websites, redirecting users during their web browsing experiences. Typically, the intention of a hacker is to steal credentials, personal information or payments,” said the researchers. Facebook was fifth in the overall tally, followed by Microsoft (7 per cent), Outlook (3 per cent), Apple (2 per cent), Netflix (2 per cent), Huawei (2 per cent) and PayPal (2 per cent).

Email phishing exploits were the second most common type after web-based exploits, compared to Q1 where email was third. “The reason for this change may be the easing of global Covid-19 related restrictions, which have seen businesses re-opening and employees returning to work,” said the report.

“Almost 15 per cent of phishing attacks trace to mobile. Facebook, WhatsApp and then PayPal are the most imitated brands on mobile, respectively,” it added. In late June, the researchers witnessed a fraudulent website which was trying to imitate the login page of Apple’s cloud services iCloud. “The purpose of this website was to try and steal iCloud login credentials and the domain was registered in Russia,” said the report.


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EU Initiates Full-scale Probe into Google's Proposed $2.1 Billion Fitbit Acquisition

The European Commission on Tuesday said it had opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Fitbit by Google under the EU Merger Regulation. The regulator is concerned that the proposed transaction would further entrench Google’s market position in the online advertising markets by increasing the already vast amount of data that Google could use for personalisation of the ads it serves and displays.

“Our investigation aims to ensure that control by Google over data collected through wearable devices as a result of the transaction does not distort competition,” European Commission’s Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager said in a statement. Google announced plans to buy the California-based fitness tracking company for $2.1 billion in November 2019.

Google said the combination of Google and Fitbit’s hardware efforts will likely increase competition in the sector, making the next generation of devices better and more affordable. “This deal is about devices, not data. We’ve been clear from the beginning that we will not use Fitbit health and wellness data for Google ads,” Rick Osterloh, Google’s Senior Vice President, Devices & Services, wrote in a blog post.

“We recently offered to make a legally binding commitment to the European Commission regarding our use of Fitbit data. As we do with all our products, we will give Fitbit users the choice to review, move or delete their data,” Osterloh said.


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Google Rolls Out Pin Encrypted Safe Folder to Let Users Safeguard Their Private Files

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Google said that the folder is securely locked as soon as you switch away from the Files app, so none of its contents can be accessed when the app is in the background.

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  • Last Updated: August 5, 2020, 10:37 AM IST

As children share your devices for online classes and connect with friends in the social distancing times, Google has launched a new feature called Safe Folder in its Files app to help you keep personal content safe. ‘Safe Folder’ is a secure, 4-digit PIN encrypted folder that protects important documents, images, videos and audio files from being opened or accessed by others.

Google said that the folder is securely locked as soon as you switch away from the Files app, so none of its contents can be accessed when the app is in the background. “As a security assurance, it will ask for your PIN again on reentry. Even people that don’t share devices can benefit from keeping the most important files safe,” the company said in a statement on Tuesday. Google launched the Files app in 2017 to help people who live in countries such as India, Nigeria and Brazil and often run out of space on a daily basis. The app is now being used by over 150 million people globally each month.

Since launch, the app has deleted over 1 trillion files of digital clutter, which would take over 30,000 years “if you were to manually remove a duplicate, old meme or junk file every second”. It has helped save over 400 petabytes of space on people’s phones – around 1,400 years of nonstop HD video recording. The Files app has freed about 12GB of space every second, equivalent to 5,000 photos per second.

The company said that the ‘Safe Folder’ feature will start rolling out in beta for Files by Google now and will gradually expand over the following weeks. One can get the app at g.co/getfiles to keep the content safe and free up space.


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Why Does Microsoft Want To Buy TikTok? The Answer Is You, The Consumer, And The Data You Create

Microsoft wants to buy TikTok. Donald Trump is not happy about it. Donald Trump is okay with it. Donald Trump has given his blessings. Donald Trump has set a deadline for the deal. Well, depending on which side of the bed you wake up and what day it is, the intersection of politics and technology is undoubtedly creating more confusion that it does good. At the time of writing this, it seems the political dispensation in the US is okay with Microsoft going ahead with the attempt to follow through on its interest in acquiring TikTok. At least the operations for certain parts of the world, including the US. Works out well for the tech giant, because TikTok is trying everything possible to remain present and active, in the US in particular, where it has a large and active user base. But the question still remains, why does Microsoft want to buy TikTok?

The way things have been over the past few years, Microsoft has focused on the enterprise space. The part consumer plays, that have included the Surface computing device line-up and the revamped Microsoft 365 subscriptions, in the end, do plug into the enterprise space very nicely. But Microsoft, for most intents and purposes, doesn’t really do consumer products. Except perhaps the Microsoft Xbox ecosystem. Let us look at some of Microsoft’s consumer products that no longer are around. Windows Phone, Groove Music, the Microsoft Band fitness accessory are some examples. Cortana, the virtual assistant, seems to be going down that path—the app for Android and iOS will be shut down next year, along with Cortana access for Harman Kardon Invoke smart speakers and the first-generation Microsoft Surface headphones. Cortana instead is getting deeper integration within the Outlook email app and Teams video meeting app, which have great enterprise significance. Gives you a sense of the demographic of users Microsoft is largely designing products and services for.

At this time, it is believed Microsoft wants to acquire TikTok’s operations for US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. “This is a unique deal of a decade opportunity with a price tag that could easily be consummated,” wrote Dan Ives, analyst at Wedbush, to the investors earlier this week, as reported by CNN. It is believed TikTok’s value stands at $50 billion.

One of the primary reasons why Microsoft believes TikTok is an investment worth doing is it will get a readymade product in the social media space. The closest Microsoft right now is to that space is with LinkedIn, a professional network. Yet, it is no match for the might of Facebook, the Facebook owned Instagram and even Twitter and Snapchat. Maybe that LinkedIn acquisition holds a clue—Microsoft didn’t change the branding or the foundations of the network that made it successful in the space it operates. If the company does the same with TikTok, as in leave the branding and the app as is, it could simply be successful because of the numbers that drive TikTok engagement on a daily basis. The only change would be that the user data for US based accounts will be saved on servers in the US. As a consumer, that would make no difference, except you may perhaps have to again accept the new terms and conditions at some point when you open the app post the expected Microsoft acquisition.

Second, it is the oil of the modern world. Data. It all started with data, and the fears that data of US users was ending up with the Chinese government. After all, TikTok is owned by Chinese company ByteDance. In China, the National Intelligence Law of 2017 governs all tech companies that are based in China or are under Chinese ownership. The law mandates all businesses to share any and all information that the Chinese Government may ask for. This is something that is worrying governments around the world, including India.

Microsoft acknowledges the importance of the data that it’ll get from TikTok. “Among other measures, Microsoft would ensure that all private data of TikTok’s American users is transferred to and remains in the United States. To the extent that any such data is currently stored or backed-up outside the United States, Microsoft would ensure that this data is deleted from servers outside the country after it is transferred,” says the company in an official statement confirming the talks.

As of January, TikTok had clocked 800 million users worldwide. The app saw more than 49 million downloads in the US just last year. On an average, TikTok users in the US open the app 8 times a day, with each session around 5 minutes—that works out to around 40 minutes of app usage in a day. This is the sort of ready-made platforms that don’t become available so easily for tech companies to acquire. Microsoft will finally have a product to take Facebook on with.

If you notice the list of countries that Microsoft wants to acquire TikTok in, these are all English-speaking. That would mean limited challenges when it comes to moderating content as well, without having to deal with complexities of localization.

TikTok is as consumer centric as it gets. In fact, this gives Microsoft a head-start in trying to understand a younger demographic of users, who will consume more services and apps in the years to come. While Microsoft fell behind with the previous generation with its much delayed attempts at battling with Google, Apple and Facebook in the past when it came to platforms such as Windows Phone, Outlook Mail, Bing Search and social networks in general, it’ll have an advantage over the rival big tech companies when it comes to understanding these users that it’ll adopt with TikTok.

Microsoft is also in a safe spot as far as regulators are concerned. While Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon are all very much under scrutiny by the US Congress, Microsoft hasn’t been dragged into it just yet because of its business and enterprise focus.

Remember, TikTok is the one social media platform that has had Facebook worried for a while now. The popularity, the quick video format and the product itself has been some concern for Facebook, which is trying the same with Instagram Reels. With Microsoft’s might behind it, TikTok can logically stand to gain. The key for Microsoft will be to leave TikTok as is, and not make it a Microsoft product.


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Levandowski gets 18 months in prison for stealing Google files

OAKLAND, Calif. A U.S. judge on Tuesday sentenced former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski to 18 months in prison for stealing a trade secret from Google related to self-driving cars months before becoming the head of Uber Technologies Inc’s rival unit.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco said Levandowski, who was convicted on Tuesday following a March plea agreement, said Levandowski could enter custody once the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided.

Alsup said a sentence short of imprisonment would have given “a green light to every future brilliant engineer to steal trade secrets,” comparing what Levandowski took to a “competitor’s game plan.”

The 75-year-old judge, who has been involved in Silicon Valley litigation for nearly five decades, described Levandowski’s conviction as the “biggest trade secret crime I have ever seen.”

“Billions [of dollars] in the future were at play, and when those kind of financial incentives are there good people will do terrible things, and that’s what happened here,” Alsup said.

Prosecutors sought a 27-month prison sentence.

Levandowski requested one-year confinement at his Marin County home, contending that bouts with pneumonia in recent years would make him susceptible to death from the novel coronavirus while in prison. His attorneys asked the judge to consider that investigators found no evidence that “Levandowski used any of Google’s trade secrets after leaving Google’s employment.”

Levandowski transferred more than 14,000 Google files including development schedules and product designs to his personal laptop before leaving the company and while negotiating a deal with Uber, where he briefly led its self-driving car unit.

Uber fired Levandowski in 2017 and then settled a lawsuit from Alphabet over the misuse of trade secrets, setting back the ride-hailing company’s self-driving project.

The dispute between the companies is ongoing. Levandowski filed for bankruptcy in March because he owes $179 million (136.95 million pounds) to Alphabet Inc’s Google for his actions before resigning in January 2016.

Google last week asked the bankruptcy judge to reject Uber’s argument that it is not responsible for paying the $179 million under his old employment agreement.

Levandowski, who now runs self-driving truck company Pronto, apologized to Google and said he plans to share his story of regret with others in the tech industry.

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How to Easily Create, Convert & Sign PDF Documents Using Free Tools on Chrome

Google Chrome has joined hands with Adobe to allow users to convert doc files to PDF by launching free online tools available on the browser. Apart from converting doc files to PDF, users can also compress and sign PDF files through these new shortcut tools. For example, users who want to create a new PDF file can type PDF.new on their browser to easily create a free Adobe Acrobat PDF from any image file. Similarly, for signing a PDF, users can type Sign.new to create a PDF form to fill, sign, save, and send it accordingly. Furthermore, to convert a JPG file to a PDF file or even compressing a large PDF file, users can visit JPGtoPDF.new and CompressPDF.new to get their jobs done.

Additionally, if you want to create unique social media content using Adobe Spark, the collaboration between Google and Adobe has covered it too. You might want to visit Create.new into the browser and you will be taken to Spark where you can design your posts using templates, images, icons, and stickers. Users can also use their own logos, colours, and fonts to make their contents more interesting.

“In addition to the ‘.new’ shortcuts above, we’re launching a plethora of free PDF actions this year – giving everyone access to 20 free, super simple Acrobat online tools in 2020. Acrobat online gives you access to both free and premium tools right in your browser and makes quick work of a number of common PDF tasks. Just sign in with a free Adobe ID and Acrobat online lets you convert Microsoft Office and image files to PDF, or request electronic signatures from anyone,” Adobe said in its blog post.


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