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Matt Cutts
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Acting Administrator of the US Digital Service
Acting Administrator of the US Digital Service

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My review of the Pixel 2 XL so far
- nice camera
- I love the always-on clock. Truly great way to track meetings in a more subtle way than checking my watch.
- good display
- pretty good battery life so far

What needs to change:
- Please give me back my headphone jack. I don't care about water resistance. I don't care about thin. Make the phone thick enough for a headphone jack and use that extra space for more battery.
- For Chrome on Android, please make sure that all tabs are cached and work when the phone goes offline or into airplane mode. I've got 42 tabs open in Chrome and could read in Chrome the whole time that I'm the plane. Instead, trying to load that tab gives me an error message because the phone isn't connected. C'mon, this phone has 91.94GB free. You can't save all the tab content so I can read all my Chrome tabs on a plane without any hassles? Help a guy out, Chrome folks.
- Please give me a quick setting to lock my phone and require my PIN to unlock. Useful for running, or for need-security-fast situations.

Otherwise, nice phone. Good job.
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Just passing on the feedback that showing recent searches when you show up on the Google home page before you've even typed anything is super annoying. My Dad already asked how to turn it off, and he normally doesn't care about any UX/UI stuff. How do you actually turn it off?
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For Veterans Day, please share the word about vets.gov. It's a useful website to discover, apply for, and track benefits. Really proud to work with the folks who created this site. And to all veterans out there, thank you for everything you've done and are doing.
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Google used to do something called Zeitgeist at the end of each year. Now I think it's the "Google - Year in Search" or something similar. A friend was talking about that and said that he wanted Memegeist--the year in memes. Just passing on the suggestion in case some poor person at Google is wracking their brain for things to put in Google's annual year-end review.
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I recently did this talk at the Velocity conference in NYC. If you're a software engineer, product manager, or SRE, we've got several important projects that could use your help. Why not read more at https://www.usds.gov/ ?
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This is huge! So glad that Danny will be taking on this role. Google needs this.
Some news! I'm joining Google in a new role to help the public better understand how search works and help Google better hear public feedback & improve. When I retired from search in June, I thought I was done. But I'm excited about the opportunity to help both Google & the public connect better & improve search.
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Is there anything that Android/Google could do to help close SS7 vulnerabilities? I know someone who wants to work on that, but I wasn't sure if that was a job only for carriers.
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This looks like a super cool event on Oct. 14th on Google's Crittenden campus. It's with the Humane Society Silicon Valley, which is a great group of folks. Get your tickets now!
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