Access to Gmail for Chinese users remains restricted but now a state owned newspaper has offered words of advice on the matter.
Global Times, which is controlled by the Chinese authorities, said if the government has indeed blocked access to Gmail, then there must be good reasons – such as “newly emerged security reasons”. more»
Reports said that the Chinese government blocked access to Gmail accounts on Friday in a bid to further throttle Google.
A freedom of speech group, GreatFire.org, claimed the government was making an attempt to wipe out any Google presence in mainland China, according to a Reuters report. more»
Search engine behemoth Google advised users of its Gmail email software to change their passports after a Russian website was hacked.
Apparently five million passwords were hacked from a Russian site called Bitcoin Security with people from the UK, Spain and Russia. more»
A hole in Android, Windows, and iOS makes Gmail a doddle to hack to steal personal information.
Researchers at the California Riverside Bourns College of Engineering and the University of Michigan have identified a weakness they believe to exist across Android, Windows, and iOS operating systems that could allow malicious apps to obtain personal information. more»
Among the flurry of announcements at the hours-long Google IO conference yesterday, there was one that threatened to step on Paypal’s turf – sending cash will soon be as simple as sending an email.
Provided you have a Google account set up for Google Wallet with your bank, at least in the US it is now possible to send cash for free, and all you have to do is click on a $ sign under attachments. more»