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Many apps that have had access to Gmail data will find their access blocked soon as Google locks down API access, with the cut off date being 15 July. The new API policy was announced in October last year.

Published in Strategy

The outage that Google experienced on Monday AEST was caused by a configuration change that was pushed out to more servers than intended, the company says in a blog post.

Published in Cloud

Google's services have been affected by serious networking issues in the eastern part of the United States, affecting multiple services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube, the company says.

Published in Cloud

Gmail users are finding that details of all their purchases are being stored within their Google account, even though they do not use Google Pay, a post on Reddit claims.

Published in Home Tech

Waves of DNS hijackings over the past three months, aimed at consumer-grade routers mostly from D-Link, have been diverting traffic from a number of well-known domains and directing them elsewhere.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 15:59

Frown: Gmail, Google Drive are down :-( [UPDATED]

It's not just Bendigo Bank that is down, but Gmail and Google Drive too, with digital outages a real world problem, not just virtual ones.

Published in Home Tech

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.

Published in Security

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

Published in Security

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.

Published in Security

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.

Published in Security

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.

Published in Security

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.

Published in Security

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

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