The liquid-cooled Tensor Processing Units, built to slot into server racks, can deliver up to 100 petaflops of compute.
The liquid-cooled Tensor Processing Units, built to slot into server racks, can deliver up to 100 petaflops of compute.
As the world is gearing towards more automation and AI, the need for quantum computing has also grown exponentially. Quantum computing lies at the intersection of quantum physics and high-end computer technology, and in more than one way, hold the key to our AI-driven future.
Quantum computing requires state-of-the-art tools to perform high-end computing. This is where TPUs come in handy. TPUs or Tensor Processing Units are custom-built ASICs (Application Specific Integrated Circuits) to execute machine learning tasks efficiently. TPUs are specific hardware developed by Google for neural network machine learning, specially customised to Google’s Machine Learning software, Tensorflow.
The liquid-cooled Tensor Processing units, built to slot into server racks, can deliver up to 100 petaflops of compute. It powers Google products like Google Search, Gmail, Google Photos and Google Cloud AI APIs.
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Google has stomped out several serious code-execution flaws in its Chrome browser. To exploit the flaw, an attacker would merely need to convince a target to visit a specially crafted webpage via phishing or other social-engineering lures.
Overall, Google’s release of Chrome 85.0.4183.121 for Windows, Mac and Linux – which will roll out over the coming days – fixed 10 vulnerabilities. The successful exploitation of the most severe of these could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the browser, according to Google. Google Chrome versions prior to 85.0.4183.121 are affected.
“Depending on the privileges associated with the application, an attacker could view, change or delete data,” according to Google’s Tuesday security advisory. “If this application has been configured to have fewer user rights on the system, exploitation of the most severe of these vulnerabilities could have less impact than if it was configured with administrative rights.”
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Google has added a new feature to Chrome 86 that aims to stomp out abusive notification content.
Web notifications are utilized for a variety of applications – such as prompting site visitors to sign up for newsletters. However, they can also be misused for phishing, malware or fake messages that imitate system notifications for the purpose of generating user interactions. Google has taken steps to battle this issue by automatically blocking the web notifications that display abusive or misleading content.
When visitors encounter a webpage with malicious notification content, the webpage will be blocked and a Chrome alert on the upper navigation bar will warn them that the website might be trying to trick them into displaying intrusive notifications. It will ask them to “Continue Blocking” or “Allow” – the latter option will let users continue on to the webpage.
“Abusive notification prompts are one of the top user complaints we receive about Chrome,” according to PJ McLachlan, product manager with Google, on Wednesday. “Our goal with these changes is to improve the experience for Chrome users and to reduce the incentive for abusive sites to misuse the web-notifications feature.”
In order to detect sites that send abusive notification content, Google will first subscribe occasionally to website push notifications (if the push permission is requested) via its automated web crawling service.
Notifications that are sent to the automated Chrome instances will be evaluated for abusive content, and sites sending abusive notifications will be flagged for enforcement if the issue is unresolved, said Google.
When a site is found to be in “failing” status for any type of notification abuse, Google will send a warning email to the registered owners of the site 30 days before cracking down. During this time, websites can address the issue and request another review.
Google first implemented controls that went against abusive notifications with Chrome 80, when it introduced a “quiet notification permission UI [user interface]” feature. Then, in Chrome 84, it announced auto-enrollment in quiet notification UI for websites with abusive-notification permission requests, such as sites that use deceptive patterns to request notification permissions.
However, the new enforcement in Chrome 86 takes it a step further by focusing “on notification content and is triggered by sites that have a history of sending messages containing abusive content,” said Google. “This treatment applies to sites that try to trick users into accepting the notification permission for malicious purposes, for example sites that use web notifications to send malware or to mimic system messages to obtain user login credentials.”
In an upcoming release, Chrome will revert the notification permission status from “granted” to “default” for abusive origins, preventing further notifications unless the user returns to the abusive origin and re-enables them. That’s because “prior to the release of Chrome’s abusive notifications protections, many users have already unintentionally allowed notifications from websites engaging in abusive activity,” it said.
Google this week also warned of an update to its Chrome browser that patches a zero-day vulnerability in the software’s FreeType font rendering library that was actively being exploited in the wild.
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Google’s latest version of its browser, Chrome 86, is now being rolled out with 35 security fixes – including a critical bug – and a feature that checks if users have any compromised passwords.
As of Tuesday, Chrome 86 is being promoted to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux and will roll out over the coming days. The versions of the browser for Android and iOS were also released Tuesday, and will become available on Google Play and the App Store this week.
Included in the newest browser version is a critical flaw (CVE-2020-15967) existing in Chrome’s payments component. The flaw, reported by Man Yue Mo of GitHub Security Lab, is a use-after-free vulnerability. Use after free is a memory-corruption flaw where an attempt is made to access memory after it has been freed. This can cause an array of malicious impacts, from causing a program to crash, to potentially leading to execution of arbitrary code.
Use-after-free bugs have plagued Google Chrome in the past year. In fact, all seven high-severity vulnerabilities fixed by Google in Chrome 86 were use-after-free flaws – ranging from ones affecting Chrome’s printing (CVE-2020-15971), audio (CVE-2020-15972), password manager (CVE-2020-15991) and WebRTC (CVE-2020-15969) components (WebRTC is a protocol for rich-media web communication).
Further details of the bugs are not yet available, as “access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix,” according to Google’s Tuesday post.
The Android and iOS versions of Chrome 86 will also come with a new security feature, which will send a copy of user’s usernames and passwords using a “special form of encryption.” That then lets Google check them against list of passwords known to be compromised.
“Passwords are often the first line of defense for our digital lives,” Abdel Karim Mardini, senior product manager with Chrome, said in a Tuesday post. “Today, we’re improving password security on both Android and iOS devices by telling you if the passwords you’ve asked Chrome to remember have been compromised, and if so, how to fix them.”
At the back end, when Google detects a username and password exposed by a data breach, it stores a strongly hashed and encrypted copy of the data. Then, when Chrome users log into a website, the feature sends a strongly hashed and encrypted version of their username and password to Google – meaning the company never derives usernames or passwords from the encrypted copy, it said.
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The Google computer engine exchanges a large number of scalable virtual machines to serve as clusters used for that purpose. GCE can be managed through a RESTful API, command line interface, or web console. The computing engine is serviced for a minimum of 10-minutes per use. There is no up or front fee or time commitment. GCE competes with Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Microsoft Azure.
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This article is a quick guide to help you embed images in google colab markdown without mounting your google drive!
Google colab is a cloud service that offers FREE python notebook environments to developers and learners, along with FREE GPU and TPU. Users can write and execute Python code in the browser itself without any pre-configuration. It offers two types of cells: text and code. The ‘code’ cells act like code editor, coding and execution in done this block. The ‘text’ cells are used to embed textual description/explanation along with code, it is formatted using a simple markup language called ‘markdown’.
If you are a regular colab user, like me, using markdown to add additional details to your code will be your habit too! While working on colab, I tried to embed images along with text in markdown, but it took me almost an hour to figure out the way to do it. So here is an easy guide that will help you.
The first step is to get the image into your google drive. So upload all the images you want to embed in markdown in your google drive.
Google Drive gives you the option to share the image via a sharable link. Right-click your image and you will find an option to get a sharable link.
On selecting ‘Get shareable link’, Google will create and display sharable link for the particular image.
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It’s 2021 and I am brought here some fresh new chrome extensions. And no, I will not be covering popular ones like Grammarly, uBlock Origin, Dark Reader, etc.
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Google Home devices reportedly recorded noises even without the “Hey Google” prompt due to the inadvertent rollout of a home security system feature.
After Google Home users started receiving mysterious alerts when their fire alarms went off or their plates smashed in their homes, Google acknowledged that it accidentally rolled out a feature causing the smart devices to record sounds without the voice prompt.
Reports of the privacy faux pas began after one Reddit user reported earlier in August that Google sent him a phone notification saying that the smoke detector in his home had been triggered. Others said they were notified of possible glass breaking when some dishes broke or when they were watching television. These reported incidents surprised Google Home users as the devices are only supposed to record audio when prompted with specific commands, including “Hey Google” or “OK Google.”
Google for its part said that the alerts are part of a subscription service called “Nest Aware,” first launched in May. As part of this service, users of Google cameras, speakers and displays can pay for the devices to detect any “critical” sound in their home and send them an alert on their phones while they are away from their homes. But, while users can sign up for service, Google said that the feature was inadvertently turned on for some users.
“We are aware of an issue that inadvertently enabled sound detection alerts for sounds like smoke alarms or glass breaking on speakers that are not part of a Nest Aware subscription,” a Google spokesperson told Threatpost. “The issue was caused by a recent software update and only impacted a subset of Google Home, Google Home Mini, and Google Home Max speakers. We have since rolled out a fix that will automatically disable sound detection on devices that are not part of Nest Aware.”
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Google Chrome is the most popular web browser between the developers and Internet user. It is available for most the popular operating system (like: Windows, Linux) and Android devices. As of today the when writing this tutorial, Google Chrome 85 is the latest stable version available to install.
An official PPA is available to install Google chrome on Ubuntu and other Debian based systems. Which provides you easy to install and update option.
If you are searching for the Chromium web browser, You can use our tutorial to install Chromium web browser on Ubuntu system.
This tutorial will help you to install latest Google Chrome web browser on Ubuntu 20.04 Linux system.
First of all, You need to configure Google Chrome Apt repository on your Ubuntu system. Before adding repository, you must import the gpg key to your system.
Open a terminal on your system and type:
wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -
Next, create a Apt PPA file for Google chrome on your system by executing:
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list'
The above command will create an Apt configuration file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list to your system.
Your system is ready for the Chrome installation. Execute the following commands to update the apt cache and install Google chrome stable package on Ubuntu system.
sudo apt update sudo apt install google-chrome-stable
Press ‘y’ for all the confirmation asked by the installer.
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In this post, we will show how we can use Python to get data from Google Trends. Let’s have a look at the top trending searches for today in the US (14th of March, 2020). As we can see, the top search is about Coronavirus tips with more than 2M searches, and at the 7th position is Rick Pitino with around 100K searches.
We will use the pytrends package which is an unofficial API for Google Trends which allows a simple interface for automating downloading of reports from Google Trends. The main feature is to allow the script to login to Google on your behalf to enable a higher rate limit. At this point, I want to mention that I couldn’t use this package and I created a new anaconda environment installing the pandas 0.25 version.
You can install the pytrends package with pip:
pip install pytrends
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Many extensions are available for chrome which helpful in any way but I am going to share what I use as a backend developer and going to explain how they are helping me speed up the daily work. So let us start,
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Benefits of Google AdWords
1. Adwords works more rapid than SEO:
Google AdWords’s top advantage is that it works better than SEO. Both SEO and Google AdWords are marketing strategies for search engines to create more traffic and leads. But for a company to get the much-coveted first spot in google, a well-optimized AdWords campaign can work much quicker.
Here are some reasons why it’s quicker and more useful
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Chrome 91 is rolling out now. Web apps that interact with files, can now suggest file names and directories when using the file system access API. Plus, you can now read files from the clipboard. If your site has more than one domain, and shares the same account management backend, you can tell Chrome they’re the same, allowing the password manager to suggest the right credentials. All the videos from I/O are now available. And there’s plenty more.
Check out https://goo.gle/new-in-chrome-91 for all of the details including links to docs, specs and samples.
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