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10 Sep, 2014

Five million passwords leaked

At least five million Gmail addresses and passwords appear on a Russian Bitcoin forum site. Google says they have no evidence of a server breach, and the list appears to be a collection of passwords exposed in previous hacks and are likely on users’ own computers, not Google’s systems. Google spokeswoman Caroline Matthews:

We have no evidence that our systems have been compromised.

The company also says that the authenticity of the list has not been proven. Google is warning affected users to take steps to further protect their Gmail accounts, like creating a stronger password and using an extra security feature called “two-step authentication.”

19 Aug, 2014

Gmail for kids

Google may give out accounts to kids under the age of 13 for GMail and YouTube. This will allow children to use the features without lying about their age. The Company may also  installing a dashboard for parents to oversee their kids’ activities, as well as a change to Google’s current policy of entering birth dates only on personal computers. Google would expand the birth date requirement onto its Android software for those signing up for an account. YouTube would see similar parental control add-ons for children’s accounts.

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