12 responses to “Finally! Google Account Two Stage Sign-in Verification Is Here

  1. Mal

    Hey Bill,
    What an excellent idea. I probably won’t use it though, only for the reason that my Google account is a honeypot email address. But good to know that this new feature is there should I want it.
    Cheers

  2. Bill,

    Ok, 2 days in a row you really catch my attention. This Gmail option is a super big deal and really means alot… I am opting “in” due to all of the google apps I am using and experimenting with. This new option will help to prevent from the whole house being taken down.

    Rick

    • Hey Rick,

      That’s the best thing about this – it covers all Google apps. I know you’re a big user of Google’s products so, for sure, this will lower the hacker exposure anxiety level.

      BTW, thanks for the linkback on Immunet.

      Have a great weekend.

      Bill

      • Bill,

        You are very welcome for the linkback on Immunet… You mentioned about cutting back and you know, the dang blasted excitement of these things (and a couple beers) keep me going.

        Rick

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  4. Dan

    Google executive was behind some of the stirrings in Egypt. I don’t trust them no more.

    • Hey Dan,

      By that logic, both Twitter and Facebook were “behind some of the stirrings in Egypt”. Here’s a more accurate representation.

      Egypt, Twitter, and the rise of the watchdog crowd – Social media’s real role in today’s ousting of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was the creation of a huge, leaderless international collective of support for activists on the ground.

      Bill

      • Dan

        Yeah Facebook and twitter was used, that’s why Google wants control of them just like Youtube. But no excutive that I know of fron Twitter or Facebook was on the ground stirring things up. Do a search on Bing or other search engines, or watch the news.

        http://theweek.com/article/index/211892/the-google-executive-who-fueled-egypts-uprising

        • Hey Dan,

          I read that article – utter nonsense. A schoolboy’s harebrained explanation of a complex historical occurrence. Here’s a response from a participant“I think it’s been incredibly condescending to diminish what was an incredibly popular revolution the likes of which the Arab world has not seen, perhaps the whole world has not seen, and just to say that it was a Facebook event or a Twitter event.”

          Don’t just watch the news – have a conversation with an Egyptian friend regarding the article you reference, as I did. He’s still laughing.

          Bill

          • Dan

            Yeah he’s laughing because he has everyone believing things are just perfect now. When they close the canal and control the mediteranian, he will be laughing and America will not.

            • Hey Dan,

              Nasser’s attempt to close the canal in 1956(?), was met with armed resistance and invasion by both the UK and France. Hopefully, the lesson has been learned that the canal is a “world” resource.

              Bill