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Google admits Google Plus hit by *another* privacy flaw, speeds up site’s closure

Google has admitted that Google Plus suffered another security failure last month, allowing the personal information of 52 million users to be accessed by third-party apps and developers without permission.


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Google chose not to go public about bug that exposed Google Plus users’ data

The really big news today is not that Google is shutting down Google Plus (who cares?), but rather that Google knew months ago that user data had been exposed and kept the fact quiet.


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Edward Snowden has made it to the White House (on Google Maps at least)

According to Google Maps, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has not only come back to the United States – but he’s actually inside the White House.

Well, Edwards Snow Den at least.


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Hotmail user swamped with thousands of unwanted emails, after Gmail goes down

If you think you receive a lot of unwanted email each day, spare a thought for Hotmail user David S. Peck of Fresno, California.

He’s the owner of an email account that received thousands of unwanted messages, as Gmail went down for a few hours last week.


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Google makes it easy for strangers to email you, without knowing your email address

Who thought this was a good idea to turn on by default?

Here’s how to restrict Gmail to only allow emails from people who actually, you know, *know* your email address…


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YouTube comment spam on the rise. Google tries to fight back

YouTube has never been home to high quality debate and quality conversations in its comments section.

But Google’s latest changes to the system seem to have brought a new wave of spam and malicious links.


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