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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#620 Google is partially dangerous - according to Google
Searching on Google.com might be dangerous—don't take my word for it, take Google's. The search giant's own Transparency Report for Google.com gives itself a current rating of "partially dangerous.'"

The reason for the "partially dangerous" status? According to the report, "Some pages on google.com contain deceptive content right now."

Google's Safe Browsing technology scans Websites for potential risks to warn users before they visit unsafe sites. I first wrote about Safe Browsing a decade ago, back in 2006, when it was first included in Mozilla's Firefox 2.0 Web browser as a feature to help make the Web safer for us all.

The fact that Google Safe Browsing rates Google.com as partially dangerous is not scurrilous in any way; rather, it is a testament to Google's honesty and the integrity of its mission to do no evil.
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#632 Can Switzerland become a safe haven for the world's data?
#631 Oracle fixes 136 vulnerabilities with April critical patch update
#630 Latest TeslaCrypt targets new file extensions, invests heavily in evasion
#629 DRAM bitflipping exploits that hijack computers just got easier
#628 RansomWhere?: Generic ransomware detection comes to Apple OS X
#627 MULTIGRAIN – POS attackers make an unhealthy addition to the pantry
#626 New crypto-ransomware JIGSAW plays nasty games
#625 CryptXXX: new ransomware from the actors behind reveton, dropping via Angler
#624 Python-based PWOBot targets European organizations
#623 Netflix: VPN blockade backlash doesn’t hurt us
#622 FBI tells congress it needs hackers to keep up with tech company encryption
#621 Security firm SurfWatch Labs discovers secret plan to hack numerous websites and forums
#620 Google is partially dangerous - according to Google
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