Google has had a quiet seven days, but still managed to close Nest’s Revolv division, much to some customers' dismay.
The company also pushed out a security update for Android and decided to treat all network traffic with suspicion as it reworks its security architecture.
Revolv users revolt as Google's Nest bricks smart home hub
Google’s Nest smart home brand announced that it will close its Revolv smart home router subsidiary.
The closure will mean that people who spent around £200 on the hub will find it no longer works after 15 May, leaving some understandably disgruntled.
Google pushes April Android security update to Nexus devices
Google released an update for Nexus devices to bolster security for its mobile devices.
The Nexus Security Bulletin April 2016 fixes several critical vulnerabilities, including one that could allow remote code execution.
Google treats all traffic with suspicion in move to open security architecture
Google is overhauling its security architecture, moving from traditional infrastructure to a more open model where all network traffic is treated with suspicion.
The BeyondCorp project shifts the company from a perimeter security model to one where access to services and tools are not gated according to a user's physical location or originating network, but instead deploys access policies based on information about a device, its state and associated user.
Google Earth video clip spots potential UFO
In slightly more bizarre news, the Google Earth web tool seemed to show a black and white object on the border between Arizona and New Mexico.
A YouTube clip sent from one user to Secure Team, a group of researchers looking to expose evidence of extra-terrestrials being hidden from public knowledge, has speculation running rife as to whether the object is a UFO.
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