Chrome won’t trust Symantec-backed SSL as of Jun 1 unless they account for bogus certs
In September, Google caught Symantec issuing a fake google.com cryptographic certificate that could have been used to seamlessly intercept encrypted Google.com traffic. Symantec is one of the participants in Certificate Transparency, through which all new certificates issued and seen in the wild are logged to append-only, cryptographically provable logs, which create irrefutable audit trails for any bogus certs issued/discovered.
Google plans to merge Chrome OS and Android, report says
Google may be planning some big changes for Chromebooks.
Google plans to merge Chrome OS, the operating system that runs on Chromebooks, and Android, according to a new report in The Wall Street Journal. Chromebooks would get a new name, which has not been determined, according to the Journal, and an Android-based operating system.
Citing “people familiar with the matter,” the report says Google engineers have been working on the project for the past two years. Once completed, Google will retire the Chromebook name and the devices will instead run a version of Android. The name of Google’s Chrome browser will remain unchanged. Read more…
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Microsoft Integrates Skype With Office Online, Rolls Out An Office Chrome Extension
Microsoft today announced its plans to extend the social features of Office by integrating Skype into Office Online, allowing users to communicate by voice and video chat within Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote Online documents, as well as in Outlook.com. With the integration, users will be able to see and chat with Skype contacts right from within their file, which Microsoft says will… Read More