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Hackers could gain remote control of Android smartphones, warns researcher

An attacker could exploit security holes in Google Play and Android Web browsers to gain remote control of Android smartphones, warned Tod Beardsley with security firm Rapid7.

Google replaces own SPDY with HTTP/2 protocol

Google has announced that it will be removing support for the SPDY from its Chrome Web browser.

Google adds mobile apps to its bug bounty program

To encourage IT security researches to root out mobile app vulnerabilities, Google is expanding its bug bounty program to include vulnerabilities in mobile apps, wrote Eduardo Vela Nava, security engineer at Google, in a blog post.

RingCentral ties UC functions into Google for Work

As Google finds its way ever deeper into the enterprise, third parties are looking to beef up what end-users can do with it. There's a growing trend in cloud providers adding unified communications capabilities to Google; and the latest entrant into the market is RingCentral.

Google shares the security hole disclosure love with Apple

After disclosing a couple of major vulnerabilities in Microsoft's Windows operating system, Google Zero Day team has decided to share the love and disclose three zero-day vulnerabilities in Apple's OS X operating system, reports Dan Goodin with Ars Technica.

Google defends its decision to leave older Android devices unpatched

A huge code base translates into significant code changes, proving unsafe to fix.

News Scan: BlackBerry wants mobile app net neutrality; Google to sell wireless services; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Friday, Jan. 23.

News Scan: Amazon shutters Wallet app; Google updates mobile productivity apps; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Jan. 21, including the shutdown of Amazon's wallet app, updates for Google's productivity apps, SITO Mobile's takeover of Hipcricket, what companies are driving the semiconductor business and how biometric authentication app downloads will see a surge.

News Scan: Apple to offer stylus for 'iPad Pro'; Google to release Calendar for iPhone; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Jan. 20, including a possible stylus for the iPad, Google's release of its Calendar app for the iPhone, wearables and wireless charging get a boost, Google Glass graduating and what this year will mean for voice over Wi-Fi.

Oh, the places IoT will go... or will it?

While Google tries to soften the blow around news that it plans to stop selling Google Glass, experts who spoke during yesterday's Women in Technology "WIT Connect" panel in McLean, Virginia, highlighted ways that issues like privacy and security are impacting the growth of new devices like Glass.