Google and Other Email Corps Unveil Anti-Phishing Tools
Google and a handful of web mail providers today announced a new initiative to reduce the incidences of phishing. Phishing is when scammers attempt to get users to reveal personal information by sending emails with requests for data that appear to be from legitimate email addresses, but aren't. Google, with Facebook, LinkedIn, and PayPal, announced DMARC.org, which is in the process of creating a standard set of protocols that can be used by email providers to measure and enforce the authenticity of emails. Google and its partners are offering the DMARC specification to any organization that sends large volumes of email.
Google, PayPal Extend Mobile and Online Payment Partnership
May 24, 2018
PayPal today said it has deepened its relationship with Google and Google Pay in order to make it easier for people to make payments from their mobile devices and on the web. PayPal says people who add PayPal to any of Google's services will be able to pay across the entire Google ecosystem anywhere PayPal is offered as a payment option.
Facebook Messenger Adds PayPal as Funding Source for Peer-to-Peer Payments
Oct 20, 2017
Facebook Messenger and PayPal today made it possible for people to use their PayPal account as a source of funds when paying friends and family. Facebook Messenger has supported P2P payments for some time now, but previously required people to rely on their debit card for funds.
Google Brings Anti-Phishing Tools to Gmail for iOS
Aug 11, 2017
Google today said its Gmail app for iOS devices now relies on similar anti-phishing technology already available to Gmail for Android. Google began using a new algorithm earlier this to spot possible phishing attacks and emails with suspicious links.
PayPal to Kill Off Its Windows Phone and BlackBerry Apps
May 25, 2016
PayPal today said it will sunset its Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Amazon Fire Phone apps on June 30. After that date, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Fire Phone users will not be able to login to or use the Paypal mobile app.
Facebook Makes Sweeping Changes to Data Collection Policies as It Admits Cambridge Analytica Breach Impacted 87M
Apr 4, 2018
Facebook today made significant changes to its platform as it continues to deal with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica breach. To start, the company now believes Cambridge Analytica was given improper access to the data of as many as 87 million people, mostly U.S.