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Apple, Google and others urge Obama to say no to backdoors

Tech firms and cryptographers lobby the Obama administration, urging resistance to the implementation of backdoors in popular software.

Peeing robot spoils the fun as Google temporarily unplugs map-editing tool

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Map Maker's offline until Google sets up moderation that will quash what it says is escalating map vandalism. Happy now, maker of weak-bladdered Android image?

Monday review - the hot 26 stories of the week

Catch up with the latest computer security news - it's weekly roundup time.

SSCC 196 - From Wi-Fi bugs to carder busts [PODCAST]

From bugs to busts, here's the latest episode of our weekly security news podcast - for your listening pleasure.

Google unveils Password Alert Chrome extension, an early warning system against phishing attacks

Google developers have created Password Alert, an open-source Chrome extension that aims to protect users from phishing attacks.

Fee-fi-fo-fum, do I want Google to sniff my network traffic, all of it?

Google's getting a lot of publicity for "Project Fi," which will let you roam between 3G/LTE and Wi-Fi.

Back through Google, of course...

Google blushes over Google Maps showing Android icon urinating on Apple icon

Google blushes over Google Maps showing Android icon peeing on Apple icon

These pranks are pretty easy to pull, and Google's got its work cut out when it comes to blocking vandalism.

That's SHUTTING down your PC, not SHOOTING it down! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Ever felt like shooting your PC? This guy did it! (And more news in our weekly one-minute security video.)

SSCC 195.5 - Did Google really say, "No more Android malware?" [PODCAST]

From "joined up security" to the suggestion that Google proclaimed the end of malware on Android, find out what's happening at RSA 2015!

SSCC 195 - Let's talk security (over HTTPS, of course) [PODCAST]

This week, Chester is at the RSA Conference 2015.

Get a feel for the conference vibe, hear about this year's themes, and, of course, catch up on the latest security news...

Google Wallet balances just got a little bit safer

Google Wallet balances now insured by FDIC

Funds stored as Google Wallet balances are now protected by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the company reportedly said.

Woman sues Google after in-app purchases drain her bank account

Woman sues Google after Play Store drains her bank account

She's alleging that Google Play's inadequate security let crooks siphon thousands of dollars in charges from her account.

If the "Deep Web" becomes searchable, is it still deep? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Watch the latest episode of our only-takes-a-minute security roundup video!

This week: From old crypto bugs to the latest Windows security holes...

Google fixes potential revenue-stealing "comment cloning" YouTube bug

Two Egyptian security researchers figured out how to clone other people's YouTube comments.

You could "borrow" approvals and positive reviews so that they appeared to promote your videos, too.

Lost your Android? Now you can Google it!

Now you can Google your lost (Android) phone

Just do a Google search on "Find My Phone," and presto! It will show up on a Google map. Then, you can get it to ring its head off.

EU accuses Google of abusing search dominance, opens Android investigation

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The European Commission has accused Google of abusing its status as the 800-lb. search gorilla and has launched a separate investigation into its Android mobile operating system.

TLS certificate blunder revisited - whither China Internet Network Information Center?

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Just under three weeks ago, we wrote about a TLS certificate blunder by a Root Certificate Authority called CNNIC.

We thought we'd revisit that story today to see how the Big Four browser makers responded to the lapse...

Is DARPA's Memex search engine a Google-killer?

Is DARPA's Memex search engine a Google-killer?

The web is getting deeper and darker, and starting this Friday, Memex will begin to give everyone a chance to lift the veil a little.

SSCC 193 - Pick a YouTube security token, any token! [PODCAST]

Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin as they dissect the latest computer security stories in their inimitable style.

Turn news into advice with the Sophos Security Chet Chat!