Tag Archives: Google

Employers on track to get more nosey with employees’ social media lives

Posted May 31, 2012 By 2015, 60% of employers are likely to be eavesdropping on our social media selves to make sure our e-blabbing isn’t poking security holes into their outfits, according to a recent report. Read the full story on Naked Security. 

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Facebook logins aren’t being properly protected on iPhones, iPads and Android devices

Posted April 5, 2012 Facebook login credentials could be lifted from smartphones because the site is not encrypting the sensitive data on iOS and Android devices. Read the story on Naked Security.

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Google: 130 million scam ads axed in 2011

Posted March 16, 2012 You think malvertising’s bad on Google now? It used to be a whole lot worse. It’s all good, but it’s also happy smiley PR, given how much shenanigans Google itself gets into over ads. Here’s the story. 

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Google offers $1 million in exploit rewards for Chrome hacks

Posted  February 28, 2012 Google is offering cash prizes totaling $1 million to hackers, plus a Chromebook, for those who successfully exploit its Chrome browser at the CanSecWest security conference next week. Read all about it on Naked Security. 

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EPIC sues FTC over Google’s planned privacy changes

Posted February 13, 2012 The Electronic Privacy Information Center is suing the Federal Trade Commission in an attempt to compel the agency to stop Google’s planned privacy changes. Read it. 

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USA to equip military, government officials with Androids

Posted February 6, 2012 The United States is preparing a modified version of Google’s Android operating system to allow soldiers to use smartphones. Read the story on Naked Security.

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The FBI vs the FTC: the battle for user privacy in social media

Posted January 30, 2012 An interesting juxtaposition: the FBI’s quest for a social media data mining application vs. the FTC taking Facebook and Google to task over privacy transgressions. Should the agencies settle it via Jello wrestling? Read the full story on Naked Security.

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Opinion: Google’s privacy change – evil or business as usual?

Posted January 26, 2012 Google says it will start tracking us across all its services – Gmail, Search, YouTube, etc. – and that it will share data on our activity across all of them. Does it put into question Google’s motto, “Don’t be evil?” Read it.

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Google admits to pocketing profits from ads on seamy sites

Posted January 11, 2012 Google has once again admitted to profiting from advertisements for illegal products and services. Recently the BBC exposed them for making money on bogus Olympic 2012 ticket sales. For more, check out the full story.

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Verizon blocks Google Wallet over security concerns

Verizon and Google are sparring over who will control mobile phone payment systems, but consumers seem to be left without choice in the United States. Read more here. 

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