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Google Services Updated to Address OpenSSL CVE-2014-0160 (the Heartbleed bug)

Thu, 2014-04-17 23:36
Posted by Matthew O'Connor, Product Manager
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Categories: Security

Street View and reCAPTCHA technology just got smarter

Wed, 2014-04-16 15:31
Posted by Vinay Shet, Product Manager, reCAPTCHA 

Have you ever wondered how Google Maps knows the exact location of your neighborhood coffee shop? Or of the hotel you’re staying at next month? Translating a street address to an exact location on a map is harder than it seems. To take on this challenge and make Google Maps even more useful, we’ve been working on a new system to help locate addresses even more accurately, using some of the technology from the Street View and reCAPTCHA teams.
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Categories: Security

Google’s Public DNS intercepted in Turkey

Sat, 2014-03-29 23:45
Posted by Steven Carstensen, Software Engineer

We have received several credible reports and confirmed with our own research that Google’s Domain Name System (DNS) service has been intercepted by most Turkish ISPs (Internet Service Providers).
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If you could tell a user three things to do to stay safe online, what would they be?

Wed, 2014-03-26 18:32
Posted by Rob Reeder, User Experience Research Team

At Google, we’re constantly trying to improve security for our users. Besides the many technical security features we build, our efforts include educating users with advice about what they can do to stay safe online. Our Safety Center is a great example of this. But we’re always trying to do better and have been looking for ways to improve how we provide security advice to users.
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Staying at the forefront of email security and reliability: HTTPS-only and 99.978 percent availability

Thu, 2014-03-20 16:53
Posted by Nicolas Lidzborski, Gmail Security Engineering Lead

Cross-posted on the Official Google Blog and Gmail Blog
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Categories: Security