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Google quietly drops promised encryption by default for Android Lollipop

Google quietly drops promised encryption by default for Android Lollipop

Google has confirmed reports: that sweet encryption-by-default it promised for Android Lollipop left a sour taste when it came to device performance.

Google performs U-turn on Blogger smut rule

Google performs U-turn on Blogger smut rule

Google has changed its mind over a new policy on sexually explicit content on its Blogger platform and will target commercial porn instead.

Craig Brittain asks Google to remove links relating to his revenge porn antics

Craig Brittain asks Google to remove links relating to his revenge-porn antics

The guy who ignored women's pleas to take down nude images from his IsAnybodyDown site wants to have his own photos and information expunged from Google.

Google turns Pwnium into an all-year, unlimited-rewards bug-hunting contest

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Google's new thinking around bug hunting: get it to us ASAP, from wherever you are.

Google bans sexually explicit content on Blogger

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Unless the content has "public benefit," it will be bumped out of public view as of 23 March (if it's already been published) and banned outright after that date.

What's SUPER and helps you to PHISH, sorry, FISH? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's our weekly news roundup - from Superfish to Super Spectacles.

It's amusing, informative, and only takes a minute - enjoy!

Forget Google Glass, here's Sony's (not quite as catchy)‏ SmartEyeglass

Those aren't augmented reality spectacles.

THESE are augmented reality spectacles!

But what about the privacy and security side?

Google, Amazon, Microsoft pay to get ads past Adblock Plus

Google, Amazon, Microsoft pay to get ads past Adblock Plus

Ad-buying big boys Google, Amazon, Microsoft and the content marketing platform Taboola have quietly ponied up the money to keep their ads from being blocked on Adblock Plus, the world's most popular software for blocking online advertising.

Google extends its all-seeing eye, invites third party apps to Google Now

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Google's opened up its Google Now digital assistant to 40 third party apps, including Pandora, Lyft, TripAdvisor, eBay and RunKeeper.

Google Glass - going, going, gone...

Google's website is still promising to "bring devices to more countries as quickly as possible."

Until next week, anyway, when it's all over...

SSCC 181 - The Security Duel: "Bug reports at 15 paces" [PODCAST]

Microsoft vs. Google - Google vs. Users - Hackers vs. US Army - the fight is on in the latest episode of our weekly security podcast!

Enjoy...

Google flushes 61% of Android users down the security toilet

Apparently, pre-KitKat Androids, which currently account for 61% of devices out there, will no longer get web browser security fixes.

You are welcome to send in vulnerabilities, but you'd better send a patch at the same time...

Microsoft swings punch at Google - accuses Project Zero of a "Gotcha!"

Two days! Two measly days!

Google is back in the firing line, this time directly from Microsoft, over its "Project Zero" full-disclosure process...

SSCC 180 - Surely zero-days come from cybercrooks, not from Silicon Valley? [PODCAST]

Enjoy the first 2015 episode of our popular weekly security podcast.

In this episode: zero-day politics, leaky security features, Bitcoin news, and a shout out to our New Year #sophospuzzle winners!

Zero-day in Windows 8.1 disclosed by Google

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A new zero day vulnerability has been disclosed in Microsoft Windows 8.1. Who is behind releasing the attack code behind this flaw? Google.

Android Lollipop 5.0.2 is out, but some Nexus users are still stuck on KitKat

Android Lollipop 5.0.2 is out - but don't get too excited.

So far, firmware images are available for just one model in Google's Nexus family.

SSCC 177 - Will Sony's breach be the never ending story? [PODCAST]

Here's the latest episode of our regular security podcast.

Enjoy!

Android Lollipop 5.0.1 is out - for the select few with Lollipop, at least

Google just released Android Lollipop 5.0.1 - but some of its own devices haven't even got 5.0 yet.

No wonder third-party Android vendors so often lag behind...

Google reaches settlement with troll victim

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Three years after first discovering some 3,600 abusive, defamatory postings online, a UK businessman has settled with Google to get search results taken down.

Google fined for not taking down "right to be forgotten" links worldwide

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The "right to be forgotten" case is the first in Europe to take the power to compel link takedown outside a country's border and into the search results Google delivers worldwide.