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Dmail promises self-destructing Gmail messages

Dmail promises self-destructing Gmail messages

After an email has been "destroyed" (or, rather, encrypted), recipients will see a message that the email has been killed. Should we trust it will do what it says with personal data?

Worried about Google's Your Timeline? Here's how to disable tracking

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Don't fancy having Google map your movements and match them up with your photos? Here's how to disable Your Timeline or turn off Location Services altogether.

Google slip reveals why people exercise their "right to be forgotten"

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As data reveals only 5% of right to be forgotten requests come from high profile figures and criminals, can we say the ruling has been a success?

Fed up with losing email to your spam folder? Gmail’s artificial intelligence wants to help

Google arms bulk senders with spam smarts in Gmail Postmaster Tools

Google is arming bulk email senders with spam smarts so that you get more of the emails you want and spend less time dumpster-diving for missing email.

Is that a Flash 0-day hole I see before me? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Patches, hacking and keeping your head down online: our weekly 1-minute fun news video that's educational, too!

Do Americans have the same right as Europeans to be "forgotten" by Google?

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Europeans have the right to request the removal of links in search engine results, thanks to a May 2014 court ruling, but should Americans also have the "right to be forgotten"? Consumer Watchdog says "Yes, definitely".

Google ad profiling: what's causing the gender discrimination?

Google advertises higher-paying jobs to far more men than women

Google displayed ads for a career coaching service for "$200k+" jobs 1852 times to the male profiles and only 318 times to female profiles. But is it Google's fault?

Poisoning Google search results and getting away with it

SophosLabs researchers recently uncovered a hack being used by unscrupulous web marketers to trick Google's page ranking system.

Search engines can have their moments of gullibility, too!

Smartphone anti-theft "kill switch" law goes into effect in California

Smartphone anti-theft "kill switch" law goes into effect in California

It requires all mobile phones sold in the state to be enabled with the anti-theft technology by default.

Dodgy app company that mined Dogecoins behind your back receives FTC penalty

The app was called "Prized," but it was the app vendor that took the prizes by co-opting your phone into a cryptocurrency mining botnet.

BBC sets up list of news article links 'forgotten' by Google

Google. Image courtesy of ChameleonsEye / Shutterstock.

Search engines are now complying with right to be forgotten requests, but the new list makes the de-indexed articles easy to find through the BBC itself.

SSCC 204 - You want an extension to your extension for Windows XP? [PODCAST]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly security podcast, the award-winning Chet Chat.

Enjoy!

Now you can avoid email sender's remorse with Gmail's 'Undo Send' feature

Avoid email sender's remorse with Gmail's 'Undo Send' feature

Wrong recipients and forgotten attachments could soon become a thing of the past with Gmail's new 'Undo Send' feature.

NOT OK, Google! Privacy advocates take on the Chromium team and win...

Privacy advocates were unsurprisingly unimpressed that Google's Chromium project silently downloaded a proprietary add-on...

...that listened to your microphone.

Google, John Oliver & (hopefully soon) US give revenge porn 3 swift kicks

Google, John Oliver & (hopefully soon) US give revenge porn 3 swift kicks

Google's putting up search result takedown, the US is moving toward criminalisation, and John Oliver calls culprits "malevolent gods".

Google Chrome "bad link" detection bypass - found, fixed

Here's a small and simple XSS detection hole in Google Chrome - a reminder that even determined programmers sometimes overlook the obvious.

"Belts and breaches" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Here's the latest episode of our entertaining news-in-1-minute security roundup.

Enjoy!

SSCC 203 - What's the worst sort of service to have a password breach? [PODCAST]

Join Sophos security experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin as they dig into the latest security news in our regular "Chet Chat" podcast.

This week: LastPass, Facebook, Windows 10 (and not-quite-the-end of XP), Samsung, and the Android ecosystem.

WhatsApp ranked worst at protecting user data

WhatsApp, AT&T ranked worst at protecting user data

Even the one star WhatsApp got in the EFF's ranking - for publicly opposing backdoors for government spying - was inherited from Facebook.

Former Googler fights adblockers with adblocker blocker

Former Googler fights adblockers with adblocker blocker

Somebody formerly at Google - a somebody who was close to the enormous sucking sound of lost advertising revenues - has decided to fight the adblockers.