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Xiaomi Cameras Connected to Google Nest Expose Video Feeds From Others

Xiaomi Cameras Connected to Google Nest Expose Video Feeds From Others
January 03, 2020Wang Wei
Internet-connected devices have been one of the most remarkable developments that have happened to humankind in the last decade. Although...

Google Offers Financial Support to Open Source Projects for Cybersecurity

Google Offers Financial Support to Open Source Projects for Cybersecurity
December 18, 2019Mohit Kumar
Besides rewarding ethical hackers from its pocket for responsibly reporting vulnerabilities in third-party open-source projects, Google to...

Google offers up to $1.5 million bounty for remotely hacking Titan M chip

Google offers up to $1.5 million bounty for remotely hacking Titan M chip
November 22, 2019Wang Wei
With its latest announcement to increase bug bounty rewards for finding and reporting critical vulnerabilities in the Android operating s...

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile to replace SMS with RCS Messaging in 2020

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile to replace SMS with RCS Messaging in 2020
October 25, 2019Mohit Kumar
Mobile carriers in the United States will finally offer a universal cross-carrier communication standard for the next-generation RCS messa...

Google Fined $170 Million For Violating Kids' Privacy On YouTube

Google Fined $170 Million For Violating Kids' Privacy On YouTube
September 06, 2019Wang Wei
Google has finally agreed to pay $170 million fine to settle allegations by the Federal Trade Commission and the New York attorney general...

Google Proposes 'Privacy Sandbox' to Develop Privacy-Focused Ads

Google Proposes 'Privacy Sandbox' to Develop Privacy-Focused Ads
August 23, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Google today announced a new initiative—called Privacy Sandbox —in an attempt to develop a set of open standards that fundamentally enhan...

Google Discloses 20-Year-Old Unpatched Flaw Affecting All Versions of Windows

Google Discloses 20-Year-Old Unpatched Flaw Affecting All Versions of Windows
August 13, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Update — With this month's patch Tuesday updates, Microsoft has finally addressed this vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2019-1162 , b...

Android Users Can Now Log in to Google Services Using Fingerprint

Android Users Can Now Log in to Google Services Using Fingerprint
August 12, 2019Swati Khandelwal
If you're using Chrome on Android, you can now sign-in to your Google account and some of the other Google services by simply using y...

Your Android Phone Can Get Hacked Just By Playing This Video

Your Android Phone Can Get Hacked Just By Playing This Video
July 25, 2019Wang Wei
Are you using an Android device? Beware! You should be more careful while playing a video on your smartphone—downloaded anywhere from t...

New Attack Lets Android Apps Capture Loudspeaker Data Without Any Permission

New Attack Lets Android Apps Capture Loudspeaker Data Without Any Permission
July 17, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Earlier this month, The Hacker News covered a story on research revealing how over 1300 Android apps are collecting sensitive data even ...

Android's Built-in Security Key Now Works With iOS Devices For Secure Login

Android's Built-in Security Key Now Works With iOS Devices For Secure Login
June 12, 2019Mohit Kumar
In April this year, a software update from Google overnight turned all Android phones , running Android 7.0 Nougat and up, into a FIDO-cer...

US Tech Giants Google, Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom Break Up With Huawei

US Tech Giants Google, Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom Break Up With Huawei
May 20, 2019Mohit Kumar
Google has reportedly suspended all businesses with the world's second-biggest smartphone maker, Huawei, and revoked its Android licen...

Google Chrome to Introduce Improved Cookie Controls Against Online Tracking

Google Chrome to Introduce Improved Cookie Controls Against Online Tracking
May 08, 2019Mohit Kumar
At the company's I/O 2019 developer conference, Google has announced its plan to introduce two new privacy and security-oriented feat...

Google Adds New Option to 'Auto-Delete' Your Location History and Activity Data

Google Adds New Option to 'Auto-Delete' Your Location History and Activity Data
May 02, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Google is giving you more control over how long you want the tech company to hold on to your location history and web activity data. Go...

Congress Asks Google 10 Questions On Its Location Tracking Database

Congress Asks Google 10 Questions On Its Location Tracking Database
April 24, 2019Mohit Kumar
U.S. Congress has sent an open letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai asking for more information about its Sensorvault database that's repo...

Google Makes it Tough for Rogue App Developers Get Back on Android Play Store

Google Makes it Tough for Rogue App Developers Get Back on Android Play Store
April 16, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Even after Google's security oversight over its already-huge Android ecosystem has evolved over the years, malware apps still keep co...

Google Helps Police Identify Devices Close to Crime Scenes Using Location Data

Google Helps Police Identify Devices Close to Crime Scenes Using Location Data
April 15, 2019Swati Khandelwal
It's no secret that Google tracks you everywhere, even when you keep Google's Location History feature disabled. As revealed b...

Google Will Prompt European Android Users to Select Preferred Default Browser

Google Will Prompt European Android Users to Select Preferred Default Browser
March 20, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Google announced some major changes for its Android mobile operating system in October after the European Commission hit the company wit...

Google fined $57 million by France for lack of transparency and consent

Google fined $57 million by France for lack of transparency and consent
January 21, 2019Mohit Kumar
The French data protection watchdog CNIL has issued its first fine of €50 million (around $57 million) under the European Union's new ...

Google+ to Shut Down Early After New API Flaw Hits 52.5 Million Users

Google+ to Shut Down Early After New API Flaw Hits 52.5 Million Users
December 10, 2018Mohit Kumar
Google today revealed that Google+ has suffered another massive data breach, forcing the tech giant to shut down its struggling social ne...
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