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Google has mounted a defence of the way it scrutinises the activities of third-party add-ons within its Gmail email service, telling a number of US senators in a letter on Thursday that most add-ons which had malicious intentions were caught in a review before they were allowed to be deployed.

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More than a year ago, Google pledged to stop its systems from snooping on Gmail inboxes in order to personalise advertising.

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An obscure feature in Gmail, where the dots in the first bit of an email address do not matter, can be used to scam users from a site like Netflix where the dots do matter, a software engineer in the UK says.

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Google has a lot of tech websites slobbering over its announcement of new security measures for accessing its Gmail email offering today, with all claiming that this makes Gmail the most secure email application on the planet (if not the galaxy).

Published in Open Sauce
Sunday, 24 September 2017 17:38

CCleaner malware may be from Chinese group: Avast

Security company Avast says it has found similarities between the code injected into CCleaner and the APT17/Aurora malware created by a Chinese advanced persistent threat group in 2014/2015.

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Czech cyber security company Avast has substantiated the findings by Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group that malware hidden in CCleaner, a popular application that allows Windows users to perform routine maintenance on their systems, was aimed at big technology companies in the US, Europe and Asia.

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Google, the company whose former CEO said it had a policy “to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it”, says it will stop scanning personal Gmail accounts to deliver ads.

Published in Fuzzy Logic

A magistrate judge in the US has ordered Google to hand over customers' mail messages it has stored abroad, arguing that since the company has access to them in the US they are subject to federal search warrants.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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A number of American journalists have received warnings from Google that state-sponsored hackers are trying to break into their Gmail accounts.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 19 January 2017 12:10

Gmail phishing scam may be automated

Gmail users have been targeted by a highly effective phishing scam that, once it works, attempts to infect all those in one's address book.

Published in Security

Tough new rules on tracking users by messaging services, laid out by the European Commission in a revision of its ePrivacy Directive, will affect WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Gmail among others.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 19 December 2016 10:23

Google agrees to delay snooping on Gmail

Google has agreed to change the way it scans emails destined for a Gmail user's inbox, following a class action lawsuit in California.

Published in Apps
Thursday, 08 December 2016 10:03

How an Australian got emails for Kenyan's Uber rides

An Australian woman has been getting a flood of messages from Uber meant for a user in Kenya. Both Uber and Google are to blame.

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Google appears to have backed down on blocking the accounts of individuals who resold its Pixel phones in order to make a profit.

Published in Mobility

An Android user has been locked out of his Google account apparently because he moved cities, according to a post on Reddit.

Published in Mobility

Clicking on a Bitly link sent by a Russian hacker known as "Fancy Bear" leading to a fake Google password reset page is information in one email leaked by WikiLeaks.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Friday, 16 September 2016 07:35

Gmail service restored after nearly 17 hours

Issues with Google's Gmail service that led to a breakdown of the service were resolved after nearly 17 hours, according to the company's app status page.

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Thursday, 15 September 2016 07:46

Gmail hit by global outage

A global Gmail outage that began at 1.16am AEST this morning has affected millions of users across the world.

The battle for marketshare by the major email providers has seen Google’s Gmail leap ahead of Microsoft’s Outlook to become the most-used email service in Australia.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 21:55

Has Microsoft led Macquarie Uni up the garden path?

If Macquarie University is serious about ensuring security for its staff email system, then it needs to look for a non-US provider.

Published in Open Sauce

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