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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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China’s new tech board is a rising STAR

On 9 August 2019, the 27 STAR-listed companies achieved a total market cap of 660 billion RMB (approximately US$93 billion) and together raised over 37 billion RMB (US$5.2 billion) in net funding from the initial public offering (IPO) after fees and expenses.

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China’s new tech board is a rising STAR 6 September 2019 On 13 June 2019, as part of its capital market reform, China officially launched the Science and Technology Innovation Board (STAR).

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Thailand to supply 15 million e-passports to its citizens

By bringing superior standards of technology and enhancing local technical expertise, Thales aligns closely with the Government’s ‘Thailand 4.0’ initiative which aims to drive Thailand towards an innovation and value-based economy.

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he Ministry Of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Thailand awarded the DGM Consortium which includes Gemalto, a member of Thales Group, the contract to supply 15 million e-passports to its citizens over the next seven years.

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Google is shifting its smartphone production to Vietnam from China

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Alphabet Inc’s Google is shifting its Pixel smartphone production to Vietnam from China starting this year as it builds a cheap supply chain in Southeast Asia, the Nikkei business daily reported on Wednesday.

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