Google creates 'Project Zero' team to protect the internet

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Google announced Project Zero on Tuesday, a team of researchers dedicated to uncovering zero-day vulnerabilities, flaws and other security issues that could represent a threat to internet users.

The Project Zero team plans to work in “real-time,” which means the researchers will quickly report all discovered bugs to the software's vendor – and aid in mitigation – before filing the vulnerability in an external database for all to view and discuss, according to a Tuesday post by Chris Evans, a Chrome security researcher.

“You should be able to use the web without fear that a criminal or state-sponsored actor is exploiting software bugs to infect your computer, steal secrets or monitor your communications,” Evans wrote. “We think more can be done to tackle this problem.”

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