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BREAKING: Facebook says it exposed hundreds of millions of 🔑 passwords

Facebook improperly stored hundreds of millions of its users’ passwords internally in a readable format, the company said on Thursday, in a revelation that will further heighten concerns about the privacy of its users’ information. The world’s largest social network said in a blog post that during a routine review in January it had found […]

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BREAKING: Apple announces AirPods 2 with wireless charging case, better battery life and ‘Hey Siri’

The Apple product surprises keep rolling out this week. For the third day in a row, the iPhone maker quietly launched new gadgets ahead of a press event scheduled for Monday that will likely focus on the launch of its rumored streaming service. The company announced Wednesday its next-generation wireless earbuds, AirPods 2. It features […]

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YouTube Bans Comments on All Videos of Children

YouTube says it will switch off comments on almost all videos featuring under-18s, in an attempt to “better protect children and families”. Several brands stopped advertising on YouTube after discovering that paedophiles were leaving predatory comments on videos of children. YouTube had originally disabled comments on videos that were attracting predatory and obscene comments. But […]

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New York Requests Documents from Facebook in Data Privacy Probe

New York regulators are probing Facebook’s gathering of intimate consumer data such as menstrual cycles and body weight through smartphone applications, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday. Facebook meanwhile confirmed it had received a letter from New York state’s Department of Financial Services seeking information about the data sharing. The regulator, best known […]

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Apple to Investigate Saudi App

A Saudi Arabian app that can be used to track women and prevent them from travelling will be investigated by Apple, its chief executive has said. In an interview with NPR, Tim Cook said he wasn’t aware of the Absher app but would look into it. The app, which offers access to government services, has […]

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Moto RAZR 2019 Concept Renders Surface Online

Earlier this month, Motorola launched its latest Moto G7 line-up in Brazil. The series consists of four smartphones – Moto G7, Moto G7 Play, G7 Power, and the Moto G7 Plus. All the smartphones will reportedly be released globally beginning from mid-February, and they run the latest Android 9 Pie operating system out-of-the-box. Next up […]

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Apple Sued Over Time Consuming 2-Factor Authentication on iPhone, Mac

A recent lawsuit filed against Apple accused the two-factor authentication process of the iPhone-maker of being disruptive to users, time consuming and abusive since it cannot be rolled back to a less safe login method after 14 days. The suit, filed by Jay Brodsky in California, alleged that Apple did not get user consent to […]

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China is Worried an AI Arms Race Could Lead to Accidental War

Experts and politicians in China are worried that a rush to integrate artificial intelligence into weapons and military equipment could accidentally lead to war between nations. According to a new report published by US national security think tank Center for a New American Security (CNAS), Chinese officials increasingly see an “arms race” dynamic in AI […]

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Facebook Acquires GrokStyle Virtual Search Start-Up to Boost AI Capabilities

In an attempt to enable users shop better using Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities, Facebook has acquired US-based virtual search start-up, GrokStyle, at an undisclosed amount. “We are excited to welcome GrokStyle to Facebook. Their team and technology will contribute to our AI capabilities,” CNET quoted Facebook spokeswoman, Vanessa Chan as saying on Friday. The basic […]

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Apple Pushes Fix for “Face Palm,” Possibly Its Creepiest Vulnerability Ever

Apple has patched one of its creepiest vulnerabilities ever-a flaw in its FaceTime messenger app that made it possible for people to eavesdrop on audio and video captured by iPhones and Macs. The bug in Group FaceTime, a feature that allows conference-call-style chats, made it trivial for someone to eavesdrop on someone else simply by […]

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