Google for Work and Google Cloud Platform get new security and privacy certifications

9027029071_ab7695723b_o (1) In what is clearly part of the company’s efforts to get more enterprise customers on its platforms, Google today announced that it has renewed its ISO 27001 certification for the fourth year in a row and upped its product coverage from 34 to 59 products. In addition, Google Apps for Work and the Google Cloud Platform have now also been certified for ISO 27017 for cloud security and… Read More

ACLU map shows locations of 63 ongoing phone-unlocking cases

iphonecases In case you thought the recently and abruptly terminated fracas in San Bernardino was an isolated incident, the ACLU has put together a handy map of cases around the country where the All Writs Act has been used to justify an order to unlock a smartphone. Read More

Google makes Gmail security warnings more prominent for users

gmail-autocomplete Google is increasing the visibility of security warnings inside Gmail to help protect the service’s billion-plus active users more adequately. Read More

Google launches HTTPS Transparency Report, says over 75% of requests to its servers are now encrypted

6088467882_57605b0239_o Google today added a new section to its Transparency Report that focuses on the use of encryption on Google’s own sites and across the web. The company says over 75 percent of requests to its own servers are now using encrypted connections (though traffic to YouTube is not included in this report). Read More

Google doubles max ChromeOS bug bounty to $100k

acerchromebook11 After shelling out $2m in rewards to security bounty hunters in 2015, Google today announced it’s doubling the reward for revealing top security flaws from $50k to $100k. Google has been pretty serious about its security on everything Chrome, and has had a bug-hunting bounty in place since 2010, eligible to hackers who find vulnerabilities on Chromebooks, Chrome browser, and Chrome OS. Read More

Box, Google, Facebook, Microsoft come out in support of Apple in “amicus brief”

apple-fbi-feature In the latest sign of support for Apple’s ongoing security legal battle, Box, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other tech behemoths have filed an “amicus brief,” meaning that they have aligned interests and want their voice to be heard in the upcoming appeals. This is a different amicus brief than the one filed by Square, Twitter, LinkedIn and others earlier today. The… Read More

Gmail Gets Improved Security Features For Business Users

9027029071_ab7695723b_o Google announced a number of new security features for Gmail users in the enterprise today. Last year, the company launched its Data Loss Prevention (DLP) feature for Google Apps Unlimited users that helps businesses keep sensitive data out of emails. Today, it’s launching the first major update of this service at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. The DLP feature allows businesses to… Read More

Gmail Gets Improved Security Features For Business Users

9027029071_ab7695723b_o Google announced a number of new security features for Gmail users in the enterprise today. Last year, the company launched its Data Loss Prevention (DLP) feature for Google Apps Unlimited users that helps businesses keep sensitive data out of emails. Today, it’s launching the first major update of this service at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. The DLP feature allows businesses to… Read More

Instagram rolls out two-factor authentication to improve security

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Instagram's popularity continues to grow, and the social network has started to roll out two-factor authentication to help prevent security breaches.

Until now, logging into Instagram only required a user ID and password, but TechCrunch is reporting that soon users will be able to opt for a temporary code to be texted to them, as a second step in the login process.

Enabling two-factor is a long belated move by the service, which has become the photo sharing service of choice for many celebrities. Last year, Taylor Swift was the victim of a hack, where a user took over her account and posted several pictures that were later deleted when her team regained control of it. Read more...

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