Google and Dropbox launch Simply Secure for online security

Friday 19 September 2014 14:13 CET | News

Google and file-hosting service Dropbox have joined forces to create Simply Secure, a security tech organization.

The organization, which will be led by former Google project manager Sara Sinclair Brody, hasn’t built any products yet but is working with the Open Technology Fund, University College London, and World Wide Web Consortium to find more consumer-friendly ways to improve security.

The move comes at a sensitive moment for Google which is at the center of an anti-trust investigation by the European Commission. The launch also comes after the EU passed new rules giving people the right to be forgotten online, compelling tech companies to remove search results in Europe for queries that include their names if the results are no longer relevant or excessive.

In recent news, prepaid payment network Blackhawk Network, has unveiled an integration with Google Wallet that enables customers to manage and spend their gift cards via their mobile devices.

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Keywords: Google, Dropbox, Simply Secure, online security, EU, European Commission, security tech
Categories: Fraud & Financial Crime
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