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  • Gmail breach: Eight tips to protect your e-mail account

    Gmail breach: Eight tips to protect your e-mail account

    The news this week of a hacker attack against hundreds of prominent users of Google Mail has served up a reminder: The security of digital information is often tenuous, despite many safeguards now in place. What can you do to protect against an invasion of personal information? Here are tips from Google and other privacy experts to make a data breach less likely:

  • How attack on Google's Gmail skirted US security roadblocks

    How attack on Google's Gmail skirted US security roadblocks

    FBI will investigate Google charges that several hundred Gmail accounts were hacked by perpetrators in China. With the attack, hackers found 'a way around a roadblock,' one expert says.

  • Facebook caught starting smear campaign about Google

    Facebook caught starting smear campaign about Google

    Facebook was caught red handed using a PR firm to try to spread negative news stories about Google through the mainstream press.

  • Google I/O kicks off new music service, battles with Apple

    Google I/O kicks off new music service, battles with Apple

    At Google I/O, the company launched its new cloud music service. And as with Amazon, Google did so without much support from the music industry.

  • Kinect hack makes Gmail's April Fools' prank real

    Kinect hack makes Gmail's April Fools' prank real

    A new Kinect hack lets computers understand American Sign Language, and control Gmail.

  • The best online April Fools' pranks of 2011

    The best online April Fools' pranks of 2011

    April Fools' Day tends to be a bonanza for tech pranksters – from Twitter-only newspapers to upside-down YouTube pages and browsers that read your facial expressions. This year was no different. Click through for a look at the funniest Web gags of 2011.

  • April Fool's Day history: five best-ever pranks

    April Fool's Day history: five best-ever pranks

    April Fool's Day history has been marked by many good pranks, but here are five of the most creative ever.

  • What, exactly, is Google?

    The Reformed Broker What, exactly, is Google?

    The search engine has evolved into something much broader, and it's hard to say exactly what kind of company it is anymore.

  • Gmail is down? Not anymore, Google says.

    Horizons Gmail is down? Not anymore, Google says.

    Gmail users weathered four days of intermittent service issues. But now Gmail is back online.

  • Top 5 Google Labs projects

    Top 5 Google Labs projects

    In the 1990s, many people knew the Internet by a different name: AOL. America Online was the lens through which millions viewed the Web. At the time, there was little reason to look anywhere else. In 2011, Google has come perhaps the closest to once again luring people into a single vision of the Internet – from Google search and YouTube to Gmail and Android phones. To keep people in the Google way of life, the company constantly launches new services. In fact, Google has an official "20 percent" rule that asks every employee to spend "one day a week working on projects that aren't necessarily in our job descriptions." These extracurricular experiments live at GoogleLabs.com, a self-described "playground" where anyone can try out the almost-finished projects. Recent alumni include Google Maps, Alerts, and its SMS text message directory service. The current collection showcases 50-plus "bubbling test tubes." There's no guarantee that any will graduate to full Google status, but here are five projects that are worth donning a virtual lab coat to test for yourself.