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Google can remotely reset your Android password

Google can remotely reset your Android password
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Ever since Edward Snowden exposed the government's aggressive spying tactics, just about everyone has been on edge when it comes to who can and who can't spy on you. We've told you that Apple has made it really difficult for anyone other than you to get past your password with its iOS operating system.

In fact, Apple encrypts your login and passwords so well that it says it's virtually impossible for Apple or anyone else to get past your passcode. Encryption is a method of scrambling your security passwords so they look like gibberish to hackers or government snoops.

Apple has been one big step ahead of Google when it comes to encryption by default. That just means your information is automatically encrypted when you buy your iPhone.

Which is why you may have been alarmed to hear over the weekend that a Manhattan district attorney last week said Google can remotely change your password. Worse, they can hand over your private information if government officials give them a search warrant.

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