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Google to make multi-factor authentication its default mode

Google will soon enroll users into multi-factor authentication by default, the technology giant said on Thursday. In a blog post commemorating World Password Day, the company announced the move to make users sign in via a second step after entering a password, such as a phone app. “Today we ask people who have enrolled in two-step verification (2SV) to confirm it’s really them with a simple tap via a Google prompt on their phone...

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Google to Allow 20 Percent of Staffers to Work Remotely

Google will allow 20 percent of its staff to work remotely on a permanent basis and shift to a hybrid model for others, the latest tech company to shift to more work from home during the coronavirus pandemic. But, even with the increased remote work, Google isn’t giving up the office completely. In an email to staff on Wednesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said 60 percent of its employees will still come to the office weekly, and 20...

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SD Times news digest: Visual Studio 1.56 released, Contrast Security adds Go support, and SmartBear supports Simulink for peer code review

The April 2021 release of Visual Studio Code includes improved hover feedback to help users quickly find clickable editor actions, terminal profile improvements, and debugger inline values.  Developers can also now temporarily toggle the line numbers of a cell in the current sessions from the cell toolbar or change the visibility of line numbers for all notebooks through the ‘notebook.lineNumbers’ setting. The team explained the...