Gmail? More like See-though mail
US researchers have managed to successfully hack into Gmail accounts in 92 per cent of cases. The researchers disguised malware as another app which allowed them access to a variety of apps.
A Google spokesperson had a sense of joviality about the findings saying "Third-party research is one of the ways Android is made stronger and more secure." Other apps affected by the hack included Newegg, Chase Bank, WebMD, H&R Block, Hotels.com and Amazon.
"Insert monkey based pun"
The US Copyright Office has declared that despite the monkey taking a selfie of itself, the image is in the public domain. Photographer David Slater, who owned the camera, was also disappointed with the court's ruling.
Slater attempted to sue Wikipedia for £10,000 over the use of the image. He argued that because he owned the camera he owned the image, but the Copyright Office changed their regulations to state: "The Office will not register works produced by nature, animals or plants."
Knight Rider fantasy put on halt
Google's self-driving cars have had to slam on the brakes (ahem) after a decision by the California Department of Motor Vehicles that drivers need to take "immediate physical control" of a vehicle on public roads in an emergency or other situation.
The Google autonomous vehicles were being built without a steering wheel or pedal system. Courtney Hohne, spokesperson for Google, said, "With these additions, our safety drivers can test the self-driving features, while having the ability to take control of the vehicle if necessary."