The tech giant is using sophisticated social engineering tactics to keep competitors honest.
In a series of new reports, researchers said the search engine is using an algorithm that identifies and then attacks “botnets” of websites, which can then spread malware or other malicious content.
The attacks are part of Google’s effort to help companies stay competitive with its rivals, and are part the company’s efforts to increase the number of apps and services it offers.
The reports were written by researchers at Google’s Advanced Technologies Group, a unit of Google.
Google said in a statement that it was investigating the reports and would share more information in coming days.
The company said that while it has never knowingly used social engineering, it was “doing everything in our power to ensure that we are keeping the internet safe.”
Google has been increasingly using social technology to influence search results and to target its users.
The technology was used to target ads in Google News, and in 2013, the company bought a social network called Gogo.
Google also uses a similar tool called Tag Manager to track people on social media, as well as in its ad campaigns.
Google is a key player in a growing online advertising business that is expected to reach $1 trillion in revenue in 2020, according to data compiled by the firm for Bloomberg.
The social engineering campaign has drawn criticism from privacy experts and some tech companies.
In April, Facebook said that the company was not aware of any specific use of social engineering.
“Google has built a powerful social platform for everyone, but the company is also creating tools that are used by criminals, terrorists, and other bad actors,” Facebook said.
“We have a strong track record of taking action to protect our users from this type of abuse.
We’ve made changes to the way we do this, including removing the ability to send targeted ads to third parties.
We’re committed to protecting our users’ privacy and want to make sure that the same kind of security we offer to everyone on the platform is also available to advertisers and others that use the platform.”