One month after BlackBerry didn't release it's much-awaited BBM app for Android, imposter apps can still be found in the Google Play Store.
Should it be so easy to get obviously-bogus imitations past Google's vetting process?
The internet is becoming a trifle more Eric Schmidt-ified as some users swap their profile photos for that of the Google executive chairman. But simply opting out is a much more effective way to ward off Google's planned user-endorsed advertisements and their use of our photos, names and reviews. Here's how to...
A US appeals court has upheld a previous decision from a district court that ruled Google violated wiretap laws when it collected personal data from unencrypted Wi-Fi networks in 2010.
Here you are! Episode #116 of the Sophos Security Chet Chat.
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Google is stepping up efforts to toughen data encryption in an effort to limit unofficial snooping on user information in the wake of the revelations about the NSA and PRISM.
Why did Facebook get into double trouble this week over privacy?
Find out the answer to this and more in just 60 seconds of entertaining and informative video!
Google has once again found itself all over the IT news for a spot of bother with its security software.
A recent Google Authenticator update accidentally removed all your accounts...
Google's domain serving the Palestinian territories, Google Palestine, was hijacked on Monday by hackers urging Google to rename Israel to Palestine in Google Maps (and the rest of us to listen to Rihanna).
Last week a furore erupted over a statement Google made about privacy - it was widely interpreted as having said that Gmail users could have no legitimate expectation of privacy. Then Google was widely re-interpreted as not having said that. So what happened, what did it say, and now that the mistake has been corrected is everything rosy in the garden?
In a motion to dismiss a lawsuit over its data-mining of email, Google says people shouldn't expect privacy when they send messages to a Gmail account, any more than people would were they to send a business letter that could be opened by an assistant.
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Are you prepared to accept a digital equivalent of locking your keys in the car forever?
Or would you prefer to have what amounts to a backdoor to your own, or worse still, to other people's, personal information?
Hot on the heels of the so-called "master key" bug in Android comes what Chinese Android researchers are calling "a similar vulnerability."
They've definitely found a bug, and an another embarrassing one for Google's coders, too...
Are cryptographic holes the new buffer overflows?
Take a look at this week's 60 Second Security video and let us know what you think!
A class action lawsuit brought against Google for mass SMS spamming is drawing to a close, with a final hearing last week upholding the $6 million compensation fund agreed a year ago.