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Google is giving a big boost to Gmail security

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Google is amping up security and protections for Gmail users, giving people a more noticeable warning if there’s a chance the government is trying to steal their password, giving warnings for dangerous links and proposing a more secure email-sending standard.Google announced on its blog that it is expanding upon Safe Browsing to alert Gmail users about the possibility of suspicious government activity.

Since 2012, Google has put a banner on top of users’ Gmail pages that had a warning about state-sponsored attackers if Google believed they were in danger, but starting today people will get a full-page warning about it — very hard to miss.

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This full-page warning appears if Google suspects government-based attackers are trying to access your information.

Google states that there’s a chance its warnings are false alarms, and won’t reveal its reasoning behind the individual warnings so as not to let the attackers know how they were noticed.

Google said the warning only happens to less than 0.1% of all Gmail users, and those people who receive them tend to be journalists, activists and progressive policy-makers.

The specific email warning started five years after Google introduced Safe Browsing, which gives people a full-page warning when they visit a webpage…

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Google shuts down Huawei’s access to Android updates after US blacklist

Holders of current Huawei smartphones with Google apps, however, will continue to be able to use and download app updates provided by Google, a Google spokesperson said

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Google has reportedly suspended some business with Huawei following the Trump administration’s blacklist of the Chinese tech giant. This means Huawei will lose access to updates on the Android operating system for future devices.

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Thailand to use Biometrics scan to identify travellers

With a 2.1 billion baht budget, the project is designed to install 2,000 biometrics devices at 170 immigration points

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PHUKET, (NNT) – The biometrics system, a machine for facial and fingerprint identification, is being introduced to enhance immigration checkpoints nationwide.

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The future of digital TV in Thailand

Digital TV industry encounters pressures from both revenue and cost perspectives leading to a downward trend in operating margin

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In January 2019, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) approved in principle for recall of the 700MHz band, currently being used for digital terrestrial television, for 5G development in Thailand.

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