Google to shut down Google+

In July 2018, Google was criticised for allowing employees from third-party apps to read emails if the app was integrated with a Gmail account. In the following month the Associated Press revealed that Google was tracking users’ locations regardless of whether they had turned off their phone location history settings. On Monday 8th October, Google
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Google Play Store & Fake Applications

There are an enormous number of fake applications that linger within the Google Play app store, this week’s blog is designed to raise awareness of fake applications and how to best identify them. Recently, an attacker had uploaded three banking applications onto the Google Play app store to harvest banking information from unsuspecting users. The
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Google Chrome Pushes for More Encryption on the Web

Google’s push for more encryption on the web has started with Google Chrome 68, the latest version of Google’s web browser. It comes with a new feature that will list all non encrypted websites as “Not Secure”. This change to Google Chrome means that all HTTP sites will now show a “Not Secure” icon in
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Third-Party Gmail Applications

As of last year, Google pledged to stop collecting data from Gmail user’s inboxes to fuel targeted advertisements. However, this does not apply for the third-party developers that create apps and extensions for Gmail. Google claims that all third-party app developers and companies are examined before granting them access to the Gmail service, and that swift action is taken in any instances of poor or unclear practice from
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Google Home & Chromecast Vulnerability

Recent research into the security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices has uncovered an authentication vulnerability with the Google Home and Chromecast. By exploiting this vulnerability, an attacker can obtain the user’s geographical location, accurate to a 15-foot radius. Security Researcher Craig Young, who found the vulnerability, explains that the exploit requires the user to
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When April Fools Go Wrong

We have all been at the short end of an April fools prank or two, normally harmless fun that gets a chuckle at somebody’s expense. It does not always go to plan and sometimes it goes horribly wrong. Google, notorious for their April fool pranks, produced the “Gmail Mic Drop”, a special version of the
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