Swedish bureaucrats have instructed a town in the Scandinavian country to say "No" to Google.
They object to the leeway over customer data that Google grants itself in its cloud contracts...
The judge who decided that national security letters demanding user information were unconstitutional has now ordered Google to comply with the FBI's data demands. Is this just one more golden brick in what privacy advocates have dubbed the Golden Age of Surveillance?
Are you an IT administrator still caring for Windows XP computers that are running Internet Explorer?
Google's latest announcement brings another good reason to upgrade your systems or switch to an alternative browser.
Our 60 Second Security videos are back!
We're aiming for a weekly roundup that's quick, fun and useful.
But there is a serious side: security anecdotes to use in your own "elevator advocacy."
Claims are made that the Aurora hackers weren't just Chinese-sponsored hackers bent on messing with Tibetan activists.
Rather it was a Chinese counterintelligence operation that sought to discover if the US had uncovered the identity of clandestine agents operating within its borders.
The wouldn't-it-be-nice fix would take care of the sticky situations we're getting into (and Google's getting sued about) with our personal data getting sucked up by companies and advertisers. Another fanciful idea that actually makes a lot of sense: changing our name at the age of 18, as Schmidt mused.
The US Department of Defense has approved the use of Samsung phones running "Knox," a hardened version of Android.
Google has made a number of changes to its Android Play Store ecosystem recently.
There's now a rudimentary anti-virus provided with the OS, a ban on ad blockers, and, most recently, an official policy on sneaky "off-market" updates...
Google has launched a new tool that lets users plan what will happen to their private data after they die.
Will you use it?
Have you joined thousands of others, and become a loyal listener to the "Chet Chat" yet?
Here's the latest Naked Security podcast, Sophos Security Chet Chat 105, discussing a range of recent and newsworthy topics from the world of computer security.
Renowned Chrome hacker Pinkie Pie, who scooped the prize at last year's Pwnium competition, didn't quite get across the line this year.
But Google will pay him a one-third-sized consolation prize anyway, for "honoring the spirit of the competition."
Do you want to be one of the first people to get your hands on Google's internet-enabled Glass technology?
If so, be careful to keep an eye open for scammers and spammers.