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Day: January 27, 2019

YouTube Stars Warn of Impersonation Scam

High-profile YouTubers have been impersonated by scammers sending fake messages to subscribers crafted to look like they were sent by the video stars. The scam messages sent via YouTube’s message system asked recipients to click a link to receive a prize. The names, icons and imagery used by the YouTubers were prominent in the messages […]

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Irish Data Watchdog Investigates Twitter Over Privacy Rules Breach

Twitter’s lead regulator in the European Union, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), said on Friday it was investigating the company for a breach notification received from the social networking site. “The DPC has this week opened a new statutory inquiry into the latest data breach it received from Twitter on 8 January, 2019,” said […]

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China Deletes ‘Malicious’ Mobile Apps

China’s cyber watchdog said on Thursday it has deleted close to 8,000 “malicious” mobile apps, as regulators step up efforts to tighten control over the country’s internet. The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said in a statement it had ordered telecom operators to shut down the services of 7,873 apps after finding they had overcharged […]

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France Tightens 5 G Network Controls Amid Huawei Backlash

France is stepping up controls of telecoms infrastructure used in next-generation networks, a finance ministry official said, amid growing security concerns over Chinese group Huawei. The increased vetting is not intended to target any particular equipment maker, the official said, after the measures were unveiled on Friday in a new amendment to draft business legislation […]

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Apple’s Next Air Pods Will Support Hands-Free ‘Hey Siri’ Voice Commands

Apple’s first beta for iOS 12.2 contains strong evidence that we’re nearing an AirPods hardware refresh. As reported by 9to5Mac, the beta includes a setup interface for “Hey Siri” that mentions hands-free voice commands on AirPods — a feature that isn’t available with the current, first-generation pair of truly wireless earbuds. No other leaks about […]

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Facebook Ignored Kids’ Spending Problems, Internal Documents Reveal

A trove of internal documents have revealed how Facebook was concerned children were spending large amounts on in-app payments without parents’ permission – but seemingly chose not to act. Discussions showed the firm decided not to implement certain safeguards as it might affect overall revenues from people paying for games. The documents formed part of […]

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Google Goes After ‘Phone X’ with Night Sight on Pixel 3 in Latest Ad

*Google Goes After 👀 ‘Phone X’ with Night Sight on Pixel 3 in Latest Ad❗ – 📹* http://v.duta.us/CCBCagAA Night Sight rolled out to all Pixel phones in November and the results have lived up to the hype. It was compared to the iPhone XS during the Pixel 3’s launch event and Google is now continuing […]

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Facebook to Integrate Whats App, Instagram and Messenger

Facebook plans to integrate its messaging services on Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. While all three will remain stand-alone apps, at a much deeper level they will be linked so messages can travel between the different services. Facebook told the BBC it was at the start of a “long process”. The plan was first reported […]

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