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Social media firms 'must do more' to stop extremist material

Added: 26.03.2017 9:12 | 0 views | 0 comments

Home Secretary Amber Rudd says firms like Google should take "a leading role" in preventing extremist content.

Google shuttering Talk, removing SMS support from Hangouts in new messaging shakeup

Added: 24.03.2017 20:05 | 0 views | 0 comments

Messaging has never been Google’s strong suit. Aside from the various messaging apps from Android phone makers, it also has its own problems, with numerous overlapping apps that all have similar functions: Allo, Android Messages, Hangouts, Duo, Google Voice, and Google Talk. Now, Google is taking some much-needed steps to consolidate its efforts.
On June 26, Google will finally be for good. The instant messaging service affectionately known as Gchat is one of Google’s oldest messaging apps, having been in existence since 2005. Way back in 2013, Google began encouraging Talk users to switch to Hangouts, and on June 26 the transition will be complete and its doors will be closed for good. On that day, any straggling Talk users will be automatically transitioned to Hangouts for good, where they can continue chatting with their friends. (And for anyone who was hanging on just for the interface, Google notes that the Dense Roster setting in Hangouts will provide a similar experience.)

Google Threatens to Distrust Symantec SSL/TLS CertificatesGoogle Threatens to Distrust Symantec SSL/TLS Certificates

Added: 24.03.2017 19:52 | 0 views | 0 comments

Google is warning that it intends to deprecate and remove trust in Symantec-issued SSL/TLS certificates, as Symantec shoots back that the move is unwarranted.


Google Hangouts streamlined further for the enterprise

Added: 24.03.2017 19:37 | 0 views | 0 comments

Google is removing SMS from Hangouts and finally saying goodbye to Google Talk.


To punish Symantec, Google may distrust a third of the web's SSL certificates

Added: 24.03.2017 18:23 | 0 views | 0 comments

Google is considering a harsh punishment for repeated incidents in which Symantec or its certificate resellers improperly issued SSL certificates. A proposed plan is to force the company to replace all of its customers’ certificates and to stop recognizing the extended validation (EV) status of those that have it.
According to a Netcraft survey from 2015, Symantec is responsible for about one in every three SSL certificates used on the web, making it the largest commercial certificate issuer in the world. As a result of acquisitions over the years the company now controls the root certificates of several formerly standalone certificate authorities including VeriSign, GeoTrust, Thawte and RapidSSL.

Google Play faces cat and mouse game with sneaky Android malware

Added: 24.03.2017 18:16 | 0 views | 0 comments

What’s the best way to avoid Android malware? Downloading all your apps from the Google Play store -- where software is vetted – is perhaps the best advice.  
But that doesn’t mean Google Play is perfect.
Security researchers do find new Android malware lurking on Google’s official app store. That’s because hackers are coming up with sneaky ways to infiltrate the platform, despite the vetting processes that protect it.
"Eventually, every wall can be breached," said Daniel Padon, a researcher at mobile security provider Check Point.
To be sure, most Android users will probably never encounter malware on the Google Play store. Last year, the amount of malicious software that reached the platform amounted to only 0.16 percent of all apps, according to a from Google.

Clean Up Toxic Waste Or Bet Against Google And Facebook

Added: 24.03.2017 13:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

Social media revenue depends on user-generated content. But too much of that content is toxic waste for advertisers. Can Google and Facebook fix the problem? If not, their revenues and stock prices are heading down.

Google and Symantec clash on website security checks

Added: 24.03.2017 12:44 | 0 views | 0 comments

Web browsers could be blocked from accessing sites caught up in a row over basic security tools.


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