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2019 05 22 07:10:15

Google stored some passwords in plain text for fourteen years

Google disclosed that it recently discovered a bug that caused some portion of G Suite users to have their passwords stored in plain text. The bug has been around since 2005, though Google says that it can’t find any evidence that anybody’s password was improperly accessed. It’s resetting any passwords that might be affected and letting G Suite administrators know about the issue.........

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2019 05 21 08:17:06

Google announces a new Glass augmented reality headset

Google has announced a new version of its business-focused Glass augmented reality headset, which it’s now designating an official Google product instead of an experiment. The Glass Enterprise Edition 2 like its predecessor, it’s not being sold directly to consumers. It’s got a new processor, an improved camera, a USB-C port for faster charging, and a variety of other updates.........

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2019 05 20 07:51:54

Intel, Qualcomm, and other chipmakers reportedly join Google in Huawei ban

Bloomberg now reports that Intel, Qualcomm, and Broadcom, three of the world’s leading chip designers and suppliers, are cutting off their dealings with Huawei, effective immediately. The chip suspensions follow the earlier news of Google abruptly rescinding Huawei’s Android license and halting its access to Google Play Services and the Play Store.........

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2019 05 20 07:23:42

Trump telecom trade ban: Google, Android system start to cut ties with Huawei after

US internet giant Google, whose Android mobile operating system powers most of the world's smartphones, said Sunday it was beginning to cut ties with China's Huawei, which Washington considers a national security threat.........

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2019 05 15 11:23:02

Microsoft warns of major WannaCry-like Windows security exploit, releases XP patches

Microsoft is warning users of older versions of Windows to urgently apply a Windows Update today to protect against a potential widespread attack. The software giant has patched a critical remote code execution vulnerability in Remote Desktop Services that exists in Windows XP, Windows 7, and server versions like Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008.........

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2019 05 14 11:44:34

Lenovo shows off the world’s first ‘foldable PC’

Lenovo has just announced what it says is the world’s first “foldable PC:” a prototype ThinkPad that iterates the foldable tech we’ve already seen from phones on a much bigger scale. Lenovo has been developing this for over three years and has plans to launch a finished device in 2020 as part of its premium ThinkPad X1 brand. ........

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2019 05 14 11:22:44

Update WhatsApp now to avoid spyware installation from a single missed call

A vulnerability discovered in Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging app is being exploited to inject commercial spyware onto Android and iOS phones by simply calling the target. The spyware, developed by Israel’s secretive NSO group, can turn on a phone’s camera and mic, scan emails and messages, and collect the user’s location data. ........

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2019 05 13 13:41:12

Over 4,000 hacked websites send payment details, passwords to hackers

Over 4,600 websites, including online shopping stores, blogs and e-learning websites have been breached by hackers in an attack. The malicious code targets third-party elements such as live chat support widgets and analytics tools. ........

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2019 05 13 07:46:23

Elon Musk shows off SpaceX’s 60 internet-beaming satellites packed together for launch

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed the 60 satellites his company will be launching this week — the first batch of thousands of satellites that SpaceX hopes to deploy in the years ahead to provide global internet coverage from space. The satellites are the first operational units of SpaceX’s Starlink initiative, a planned mega-constellation of nearly 12,000 spacecraft that will sit in a low orbit above Earth and beam internet connectivity to the surface below. ........

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2019 05 11 06:59:10

Facebook co-founder calls for WhatsApp, Instagram to be made into separate companies

Facebook Inc co-founder Chris Hughes on Thursday called for the world's largest social media company to be split in three and said Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg should be held responsible for privacy lapses. Facebook has been under scrutiny from regulators around the world over its data sharing practices and hate speech and misinformation on its networks.........

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2019 05 10 06:22:14

Google is starting to reveal the secrets of its experimental Fuchsia OS

Google Fuchsia remains shrouded in mystery, but the company is slowly beginning to open up about the next-generation operating system, what its purpose is, and what devices it might power. Fuchsia is about just pushing the state of the art in terms of operating systems and things that we learn from Fuchsia we can incorporate into other products.........

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2019 05 08 06:10:23

Google Chrome to soon get new feature that will let you limit online tracking: Report

Alphabet Inc’s Google is set to roll out a dashboard-like function in its Chrome browser to offer users more control in fending off tracking cookies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. While Google’s new tools are not expected to significantly curtail its ability to collect data, it would help the company press its sizable advantage over online-advertising rivals.........

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2019 05 06 06:58:18

Samsung reportedly working on an in-display selfie camera to give an all-screen experience

Now Samsung is working on a technology that will put the selfie camera under the display, thereby giving a completely notch-free experience while preserving an IP rating for water-proofing. If implemented correctly notches and pop-out sliders could very well become a fad that went away quickly. It would easy to assume that this Samsung technology will first appear on one of its flagship phones. ........

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2019 05 05 05:51:32

Facebook considering its own bitcoin for payments: Report

The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook plans a cryptocurrency-based payment system that it could launch for billions of users worldwide. The system would use a digital coin similar to bitcoin, but different in that Facebook would aim to keep the coin's value stable.........

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2019 05 03 04:55:27

Facebook gets a design revamp, more with FB5 for desktop and mobile

Facebook announced the roll out of FB5, which is a fresh new take on the Facebook app. The new app is simpler, faster and more immersive, and it puts communities at the very centre of its social experience. It’s also made these communities and groups easier to find. There’s also a new dark mode. The new design will see a gradual roll out to the US and Canada both on mobile and on desktop.........

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2019 05 02 07:00:57

Google will soon let you auto-delete your location tracking data

Google is introducing a new feature for your Google account that will allow you to automatically delete your Location History and Web and App Activity data after a set period of time. You’ll be able to delete the data after either three or 18 months, and it will then continue to be deleted on a rolling basis over time.........

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2019 05 01 13:20:46

Facebook’s Portal is getting WhatsApp support and launching internationally

Facebook announced at its annual F8 developer conference today that its Portal and Portal Plus video calling devices will soon be available in Canada and Europe, starting this fall. The device will also support WhatsApp calls, and all calls will have end-to-end encryption. ........

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2019 04 30 15:03:36

How Facebook plans to privately share your data with researchers

Facebook has outlined a differential privacy-based approach that it expects will protect users' confidentiality while simultaneously allowing researchers to come up with meaningful analyses that can offer valuable insights into solving the problem. ........

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2019 04 27 06:21:53

UPI transaction success rate reaches 87 percent in 2019, to improve further: Report

A report has revealed fresher data showcasing better success rates of the United Payments Interface (UPI), which was introduced by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) as a mode of instant payment between bank accounts. As per the report, the transaction success rates had touched 87 percent in March 2019 as compared to 78 percent in April 2018.........

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2019 04 26 06:00:54

WhatsApp Pay being tested in India but no timeline for release: Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that WhatsApp is testing the feature in India in full swing, and will be rolled out soon. The timeline, though, is still unknown. He said that WhatsApp Pay will be horizontally integrated with Instagram and Facebook so that users can complete the transactions and follow up with businesses individually and have an ongoing relationship through Messenger and WhatsApp.........

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