BetaNews: Google Calendar for the web finally gets a redesign and new enterprise features

BetaNews: Google Calendar for the web finally gets a redesign and new enterprise features. “After years of little more than minor tweaks here and there, Google Calendar for the web is finally getting a long-overdue update. Inspired by the mobile app Google has developed, the revamped online version of Calendar gains a new color palette, as well as a layout rejig and a few new features.”

BetaNews: Google Wifi update brings site blocking to parental controls

BetaNews: Google Wifi update brings site blocking to parental controls. “An update is rolling out to the Google Wifi app which gives parents greater control over the websites their children can visit. The update adds Site Blocking to Google Wifi’s family controls, making it possible to block more than 8 million sites at the flick of a switch. These are sites that Google has determined are inappropriate for children.”

Google Blog: Google’s strongest security, for those who need it most

Google Blog: Google’s strongest security, for those who need it most. “Sometimes even the most careful and security-minded users are successfully attacked through phishing scams, especially if those phishing scams were individually targeted at the user in question. To address this need, we’re introducing the Advanced Protection Program. Advanced Protection provides Google’s strongest security, designed for those who are at an elevated risk of attack and are willing to trade off a bit of convenience for more protection of their personal Google Accounts.”

TechCrunch: Google revamps its Security Checkup feature with personalized suggestions for your account

TechCrunch: Google revamps its Security Checkup feature with personalized suggestions for your account. “Google today is rolling out a revamped version of its longtime Security Checkup feature – a service that helps users make sure their Google accounts are safe by checking those items that could impact your account’s security. This includes connected apps, connected devices, account permissions and other things. Now, Security Checkup will be improved by offering more personalized suggestions, says Google.”

Google Blog: A cleaner, safer web with Chrome Cleanup

Google Blog: A cleaner, safer web with Chrome Cleanup. “Chrome already has tools to help people avoid unwanted software. For example, Safe Browsing prevents many infections from taking place by warning millions of users. But sometimes harmful software slips through. Recently, we rolled out three changes to help Chrome for Windows users recover from unwanted software infections.”

The Star: Facebook set to unveil plan to guard against fake news during Canadian election campaign

The Star: Facebook set to unveil plan to guard against fake news during Canadian election campaign. “Facebook is set to unveil a made-in-Canada measure to guard the 2019 vote from the scourge of fake news and misinformation online — while south of the border the social media heavyweight details how foreign players may have used the platform to spread discord in the 2016 presidential election. The new tool, billed as the ‘Canadian Election Integrity Initiative,’ is a response to a warning from the country’s top cybersecurity agency in June that multiple hacker groups would ‘almost certainly’ attempt to influence the next federal election.”

CNET: Yes, Google Photos can tell your pets apart

CNET: Yes, Google Photos can tell your pets apart. “Last week, Google Photos gave me a ‘Meow Movie,’ a video slideshow stuffed with pictures of my two sibling black cats. What it didn’t include were photos of other people’s cats, of which I have many. On Monday, Google confirmed it can not only identify cats and dogs in your photo archive, it can also tell the difference between individual animals.”