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Google unleashes tame botnet to hunt XSS in cloudy code

Google has unleashed its own application security scanner, potentially rescuing admins from 'fiddly' existing offerings. The scanner will check code running in App Engine for cross-site scripting (XSS) and mixed content vulnerabilities. Choc Factory engineering head Rob Mann says its scanner uses its Compute Engine to forge a …
Darren Pauli, 20 Feb 2015
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Who's been writing in my apps? Googlilocks builds new apps-tracker

Google has bolstered the security of its Apps platform with new reports providing insight into the number of devices accessing the account over the past month. The Devices and Activity dashboard displayed all devices active on an account in the last 28 days and those still signed in. Google Apps security. Google Apps …
Darren Pauli, 25 Nov 2014
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Google gives Microsoft office an awkward hug with new plugin

Google's given Microsoft Office an awkward hug by refreshing Drive so it plays nice with desktop applications. Drive is Google's share 'n' sync offering and integrates tightly with its apps: drop a document into Drive and you can read or edit it in the Docs in-browser word processor. That tool's not to everyone's tastes and …
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Hey, scammers. Google's FINE with your dodgy look-a-like apps

Attackers can easily craft third party scripts to imitate Google to trick users into granting authorisation to their email accounts, says infosec chap Andrew Cantino. The Mavenlink engineer said Mountain View did not make it sufficiently clear when users were approving third party access to their data, thus making social …
Darren Pauli, 15 Sep 2014
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Google opens Docs and Sheets to tinkerers with new add-on APIs

In a bid to make its online productivity software more competitive with Microsoft Office, Google has announced that Google Docs and Sheets users can now install add-ons that bring new capabilities to their documents and spreadsheets. The online ad-giant launched the experimental new feature alongside a handful of preview add- …
Neil McAllister, 12 Mar 2014
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Wanna make 15 bucks? Assimilate someone into the Google Apps BORG

Google is offering an incentive for Google Apps users in the US and Canada to spread the word about the online productivity suite, in the form of a cash reward for each new customer they refer. The online ad-slinger will pay a $15 referral bonus each time a new user signs up for Google Apps using an existing customer's unique …
Neil McAllister, 10 Mar 2014

Murdoch dumps Microsoft, prepares to Hangout with Google

Rupert Murdoch is fond of berating Google, last year emitting the Tweet below and previously accusing it of stealing his precious content. "Please expose Eric Schmidt, Google " etc. Just wait! — Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) October 13, 2013 What, then, are we to make of this report titled “News Corp dumps Microsoft for …

Asigra's Google Apps backup calms paranoid CIOs

Backup specialist Asigra has added support for Google Apps so it can provide detailed backup and recovery services for cloudy, risk-averse organizations. The upgrade was announced at the Asigra Summit in Toronto on Tuesday as a key component of Asigra Cloud Backup 12.2. We always thought the point of outsourcing services such …
Jack Clark, 9 Jul 2013
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Swedish watchdog: Google's chocolate cloud? Nej, not private

The Google bods who sell the ad giant's software services in Europe have been banned from flogging their wares to Sweden's public sector due to unresolved privacy concerns. The ruling came after a local council was prohibited from using Mountain View's cloud services, and applies to Sweden's local and central government, …
John Leyden, 17 Jun 2013
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Microsoft splashes big bucks to blast Google Apps

Microsoft is spending big bucks to convince computer users that Google Apps are a risky bet with a new series of ads featuring Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo star Rob Schneider and disgraced athlete and former jailbird Pete Rose – neither of whom presumably come cheap. Both adverts push Microsoft's contention that Google Apps can …
Iain Thomson, 13 May 2013
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Google Apps goes TITSUP for millions - users REJOICE on Twitter

Google's customers are currently complaining about an outage affecting a number of the ad giant's products - including Gmail and storage service Drive. The company said it was investigating reports of disruption to its service and claimed that only 0.007 per cent of its users - which would amount to millions of people - were …
Kelly Fiveash, 17 Apr 2013
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Cloud Sherpas bags $40m for cloud consulting expansion

The opportunity represented by cloud computing is not just in infrastructure hardware and virtualization, orchestration, and other kinds of software. There is also a services angle, and companies far and wide are scrambling to get in on the action so that the big IT suppliers and consultancies don't get to the top of the …
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EPA likes clouds – as long as they're Microsoft's

Microsoft's ongoing fight to transfer its lucrative government business from software to the cloud has received a major boost with a deal to sell 25,000 Office 365 licenses to the Environmental Protection Agency. The $9.8m contract to supply the EPA with cloudy applications for the next four years was won by Microsoft reseller …
Iain Thomson, 2 Nov 2012
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Google upgrades Gmail interface, now less 'drafty'

Google has begun a series of upgrades to its Gmail user interface, starting with a "compose and reply experience" that brings email composition much closer to an instant messaging format. When you're writing an email and you need to reference another message, the current system of saving to draft, searching for the new email, …
Iain Thomson, 30 Oct 2012

Google spikes old MS file formats

If you’re the nostalgic type who still has much of your office content stored in Microsoft binary formats, get ready for a busy weekend: the Chocolate Factory has decided that users of older Microsoft Office versions are an anachronism, and on Monday will kill off support for .doc, .xls and .ppt file formats. The changes to …
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Google beefs up security portfolio with VirusTotal buy

Google has bought online malware-scanning firm VirusTotal and is pledging to keep the service open to support security software vendors. "We've worked hard to ensure that the services we offer continually improve. But as a small, resource-constrained company, that can sometimes be challenging," the security firm said in its " …
Iain Thomson, 7 Sep 2012
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Microsoft upping Office 365 fees for resellers AGAIN

Microsoft is once again plumping up the cheques it dishes out to channel folk across the globe as a sweetener to dealers as they try to push its Office 365 cloud services to customers. The software titan already pushed up advisor's fees to 18 per cent at last month's Worldwide Partner Conference and vowed to pay top accredited …
Paul Kunert, 7 Aug 2012
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Google Apps cloud fine print may not protect EU biz

EU businesses that provide applications to consumers through the Google Apps platform may require additional mechanisms to the new contract terms offered by Google - in order to legitimately transfer personal data collected from app users overseas, an expert has said. Google has announced that it will offer "model contract …
OUT-LAW.COM, 12 Jun 2012

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