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Weekly Update - May 6, 2017: Mother's Day Movies, YouTube, Phishing

It was a relatively quiet week this week in the Googleverse - other than the big Google Docs phishing attack, that is. Keep your account safe!

My top updates this week:
  • Get a sneak peek at YouTube's new design, including a dark theme
  • Update to AdSense policy: more mobile web options
  • How Google protects your account from phishing (and how this week's attack worked)
Make a nice present for a mother in your life! 
  • Use Google Photos to automatically create a Mother's Day movie
Plus there are tips and updates for YouTube, Live Streamers Google+, Webmasters, Maps users and more!

Do you know what happened last month? Check out my overview of April Creator Updates!

I take a look at: Google+ Topics, updates to the YouTube Partner Program, AdSense content policy, Custom URLs, and more.

Image: Detail from Mother Galanda by Mikuláš Galanda (Public Domain)


YouTube and Video Creation

Go Live


  • Finding a Community on Google+ (Spencer Wade)
  • Enhancing your Google+ Collections (Peter Quinton)

Other social media

Google Photos and Mobile Photography

  • Use Google Photos to automatically create a Mother's Day movie (Google Blog)
  • Computer Vision and Object Recognition: how computers are learning to understand what that see (Nat & Friends)

Google for businesses

Bloggers and Webmasters

AdSense and advertising

  • Update to AdSense policy: more mobile web options (AdSense)
  • AdSense wants to know how you think they are doing! (AdSense)
  • Link your AdSense to Google Analytics to figure out what content works (AdSense)
  • AdSense 101: Building your brand (Inside AdSense)

Hangouts and Messaging

Nexus, Android, Project Fi


Privacy and Security

More around the web

Updated March 2019 to remove Google+ links


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