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A new Google tool will tell you if your passwords have been hacked

A new Google tool will tell you if your passwords have been hackedGoogle on Wednesday announced new tools meant to enhance user privacy across its products, such as Google Maps incognito mode, YouTube history deletion, and privacy management via Google Assistant. But Google also announced a feature that should enhance your security online by telling you which passwords may have been compromised during security breaches targeting various sites, and advising immediate action.The feature is hardly new, and Google Chrome isn't the only browser that can help you with password security by offering information about past data breaches that may have affected a certain account. But Google will now include the feature in its password manager app. That means, of course, you'd have to use Google's password manager to save your passwords in order to take advantage of the feature, rather than going for dedicated password managers like 1Password or LastPass.In addition to informing you about breaches, the password manager will also prevent you from using bad passwords, like "password," or "123456," which is something that people are still doing:> Today we're launching the Password Checkup–a new feature built into our password manager that checks the strength and security of all of your saved passwords, tells you if we find they've been compromised (for example, in a breach), and gives you personalized, actionable recommendations when needed.The password manager is built-into your Google account, and the Password Checkup feature will tell you whether any of your passwords were compromised. If it determines they were, it will advise you to change the password.The tool also tells you if your password is being used on multiple sites — although that's something you should already know, because if they are, you're the one that set them up that way. It's a good idea not to reuse passwords. You should create strong, unique passwords for each account you have, and then store those passwords inside password managers like Google's, which is available at this link.Google also says that later this year it will build the Password Checkup technology right into Chrome, so you get real-time protection as you type a password, without the need to install a separate extension.



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A new Google tool will tell you if your passwords have been hacked

A new Google tool will tell you if your passwords have been hackedGoogle on Wednesday announced new tools meant to enhance user privacy across its products, such as Google Maps incognito mode, YouTube history deletion, and privacy management via Google Assistant. But Google also announced a feature that should enhance your security online by telling you which passwords may have been compromised during security breaches targeting various sites, and advising immediate action.The feature is hardly new, and Google Chrome isn't the only browser that can help you with password security by offering information about past data breaches that may have affected a certain account. But Google will now include the feature in its password manager app. That means, of course, you'd have to use Google's password manager to save your passwords in order to take advantage of the feature, rather than going for dedicated password managers like 1Password or LastPass.In addition to informing you about breaches, the password manager will also prevent you from using bad passwords, like "password," or "123456," which is something that people are still doing:> Today we're launching the Password Checkup–a new feature built into our password manager that checks the strength and security of all of your saved passwords, tells you if we find they've been compromised (for example, in a breach), and gives you personalized, actionable recommendations when needed.The password manager is built-into your Google account, and the Password Checkup feature will tell you whether any of your passwords were compromised. If it determines they were, it will advise you to change the password.The tool also tells you if your password is being used on multiple sites — although that's something you should already know, because if they are, you're the one that set them up that way. It's a good idea not to reuse passwords. You should create strong, unique passwords for each account you have, and then store those passwords inside password managers like Google's, which is available at this link.Google also says that later this year it will build the Password Checkup technology right into Chrome, so you get real-time protection as you type a password, without the need to install a separate extension.



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Xi praises Marxism as a tool for China to 'win the future'

Xi praises Marxism as a tool for China to 'win the future'BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping hailed Karl Marx as "the greatest thinker of modern times," in a speech Friday seen as part of an effort so shore up his power against domestic critics.



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Schiff: Trump Abuses Pardon as Political Tool

Schiff: Trump Abuses Pardon as Political ToolCongressman Adam Schiff talks with Ari Melber about Donald Trump's pardon of Joe Arpaio as "patently political" and not about the interests of justice.



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Uber used secret tool to deceive authorities – NYT

Uber used secret tool to deceive authorities - NYT(Reuters) – Ride hailing company Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has for years used a secret tool to deceive the authorities in markets where its service faced resistance by law enforcement or was banned, the New York Times reported, citing sources. An Uber tool called Greyball used data collected from the Uber app and other methods to find and circumvent officials, the NYT reported on Friday.



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Uber used secret tool to evade authorities

Uber used secret tool to evade authorities(Reuters) – Ride services company Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] for years has used a secret tool to avoid authorities in markets where its service faced resistance by law enforcement or was banned, the company confirmed on Friday. The New York Times first reported the existence of the program, called Greyball, which uses data from the Uber app and other methods to identify and circumvent officials who aimed to ticket or apprehend drivers in cities that opposed its operations. Rides hailed from a location near a city enforcement agency suspected of launching a sting to trap Uber drivers could be ignored or canceled, for instance, the Times report said.



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Uber used secret tool to deceive authorities: NY Times

Uber used secret tool to deceive authorities: NY Times(Reuters) – Ride hailing company Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has for years used a secret tool to deceive the authorities in markets where its service faced resistance by law enforcement or was banned, the New York Times reported, citing sources. An Uber tool called Greyball used data collected from the Uber app and other methods to find and circumvent officials, the NYT reported on Friday.



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Uber Used 'Greyball' Tool To Operate Illegally: Report

Uber Used 'Greyball' Tool To Operate Illegally: ReportA New York Times report says Uber used a number of data collection tools to help evade authorities and operate in cities it had been banned in.



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Fact Check: PrEP is a Powerful Tool in the Fight More people should know about this powerful tool in the fight against HIV

Fact Check: PrEP is a Powerful Tool in the Fight More people should know about this powerful tool in the fight against HIVEffective health care is based on science, data and sound policy, not stigma. And stigma, not science or sense, is at the heart of David Kaufman's December 21 NY Post article "Why New York's Plan to Push the HIV-Prevention Pill Could Backfire," which critiques the use of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)–a daily pill that HIV-negative…



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