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Top tech coalition demands limits on government surveillance

Top tech coalition demands limits on government surveillance

A coalition of the world's leading technology companies - AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo - is asking the world's governments to reassess intelligence gathering practices.

Serious Security: Google finds fake but trusted SSL certificates for its domains, made in France

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Google just announced the discovery of a bunch of fake SSL certificates for some of its own domains. The bogus certificates were apparently signed by the certificate authority of the French Treasury.

Paul Ducklin looks at how this sort of blunder happens, and how spot if ever it happens to your company...

Privacy is alive! Seattle eatery tells Google Glass user where to stick his spectacles...

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If you follow technology gossip, you probably saw the fuss kicked up last week by a Seattle resident called Nick Starr, who went into a local 24-hour diner wearing Google Glasses.

Briefly put, the restaurant said, "No!"

Computer Security Day, Forward secrecy, XP 0-day and YouTube spam - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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When is Computer Security Day? What can forward secrecy do for you? Can you believe there's an 0-day in XP?

Have some fun finding out the answers in this week's 60 Second Security!

Google admits that forcing G+ on YouTube users has increased spam

Google admits that forcing G+ on YouTube users has increased spam

Google's recent decision to revamp YouTube's comment system by integrating Google+ in order to reduce spam has proven to be extremely unpopular with users. Ironically, however, it has proven to be quite a hit with the spammers themselves.

Patch Tuesday November 2013 - Microsoft, Adobe and Google

Patch Tuesday

November's Patch Tuesday includes updates not just from Microsoft, but Adobe and Google as well. Critical patches for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Adobe Flash Player lead the way this month.

Google in trouble for StreetView all over again, this time in Brazil

Every time we've written about the Google Wi-Spy saga, we've said, "Betcha this won't be the last of it."

Still isn't...Brazil is the latest country to put the hard word on Google.

Adobe, Android and CryptoLocker - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Which pets make the best/worst passwords?

How many times did Google make the same coding blunder?

Find out this and more in our one-minute wrapup of the week's security lessons!

Anatomy of a file format problem - yet another code verification bypass in Android

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Four months ago, the Android platform was stirred, if not shaken, by a pair of code verification holes.

Turns out there was a third one, now fixed in Android 4.4, better known as Kit Kat.

Paul Ducklin looks at what we can learn from it...

Is that a GUN, or are you just upgrading the printer? - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Is that a gun, or are you just upgrading the printer? What if your iPhone has a bug in the lock that locks the lock screen? Will Chrome's continuing support for XP make us safer, or merely lazier?

It'll only take 60 seconds to find out the answers!

Fake BlackBerry BBM apps *still* in Google Play Store, one month after failed official release

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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?

Facebook privacy, Google ads, D-Link security, CryptoLocker ransom - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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What leaves your computer standing but your data in ruins? Should Facebook teenagers be able to message the world? How can you stop Google using your photo in ads?

Find out in this week's Sophos 60 Second Security!

How to remove your face from Google's upcoming Shared Endorsement ads

How to remove your face from Google's upcoming Shared Endorsement ads

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...

Monday review - the hot 24 stories of the week

Monday review

Missed anything last week? Catch up with everything we talked about with our weekly roundup.

Google loses appeal in Wi-Fi data grab case

Google loses appeal in Wi-Fi data grab case

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.

SSCC 116 - Google Authenticator, Apple bugs, Facebook data probes, WordPress phishing [PODCAST]

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Here you are! Episode #116 of the Sophos Security Chet Chat.

News, opinion, advice and research: Chet and Duck bring you their unique and entertaining combination of all four in their regular podcast.

Google to encrypt data "end-to-end" in effort to block NSA and other agencies

Google: US data requests have more than tripled since 2009

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.

Facebook privacy, Google security bug, Law Enforcement victories - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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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 coding glitch locks Apple iOS users out of on-line accounts

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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 Palestine hijacked: hackers say rename Israel to Palestine, listen to RiRi

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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).