Google offers Android encryption, wipe for businesses

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Google has released a new version of its Google Apps Device Policy mobile application to allow for increased security management of Android devices, versions 2.2 and later, according to a Thursday blog post. The updated app enables administrators to locate lost or stolen devices on a map, ring the phones and wipe the PIN and password. In addition, the app permits remote encryption of data on the device. The app, only available for Google Apps for Business or Google Apps for Education customers, is part of a move by Google to increase Android adoption within businesses.
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