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New Facebook app will pay users for their data

Facebook is launching a new app called Study which will pay users for their data following a series of scandals about the way the company acquires and handles users' data....

New Facebook app will pay users for their data

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Facebook launches app that will pay users for their data New app comes months after Apple cracked down on Facebook for similar apps that paid users for extensive data on phone usageA new Facebook app will allow users to sell the company data on how they use competitors’ apps.Facebook announced Tuesday that...
17:48, 06/11/2019

Who's tracking you? Facebook users to get more control over data Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it was tweaking its policies to allow users to see and control the data that the social network gathers from their browsing habits on other websites and apps....
17:32, 08/20/2019

Facebook to Let Users Control Their Data From Other Companies Facebook will start letting users control the data it receives about them from other apps and websites off the platform, a step toward a pledge of enhanced privacy CEO Mark Zuckerberg made last year....
11:00, 08/21/2019

Facebook Lays Out Challenges of Letting Users Take Their Own Data In a new white paper, Facebook outlines how mandates to protect users’ privacy and give them the right to take their data where they choose are potentially in conflict. The social network is seeking outside input on how to reconcile the two....
10:16, 09/04/2019

Facebook to allow users to view what data other sites share Facebook said it will introduce a feature called Off-Facebook Activity to view what data third-party sites share with the social media platform.       ...
21:32, 08/20/2019

Facebook users to see, control personal data taken from other websites Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it was tweaking its policies to allow users to see and control the data that other websites and apps share with the social network to improve targeted advertising....
09:32, 08/20/2019

Facebook failed to warn users they were at risk of data breach Facebook has been accused of letting down its users after a significant data breach last year.The social media giant did not provide users with enough warning that their Facebook accounts could be compromised and their data stolen due to security fla...
08:32, 08/16/2019

New bill could force Facebook, Google to disclose value of users’ data There’s no such thing as a free lunch — certainly not in Silicon Valley. That’s the message from a pair of US senators who introduced a bill Monday to force tech giants like Facebook and Google to tell users just how much the personal data they colle...
17:32, 06/24/2019

| Facebook launches tool to let users control data it gathers about their web activity Facebook, under pressure to ramp up privacy rules across its platform, said on Tuesday it was rolling out a tool allowing users to control data that it receives from other apps and websites about their online activity....
16:00, 08/22/2019

Facebook’s latest leak includes data on millions of users (updated) A security researcher has discovered databases containing more than 419 million records tied to Facebook accounts. It appears the data -- which includes phone numbers and Facebook IDs and in some cases users' names, genders and countries -- was ...
19:16, 09/04/2019

Sheryl Sandberg defends Facebook data-collecting app: Users 'knew they were involved and consented' "The important thing is that the people involved in that research project knew they were involved and consented," Sandberg tells CNBC's Julia Boorstin after an earnings report that smashed expectations....
11:48, 04/28/2019

Facebook Has Been Paying Contractors to Transcribe Users’ Facebook Messenger Voice Chats (Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc. has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services, according to people with knowledge of the work. The work has rattled the contract employees, who are not told w...
15:00, 08/13/2019

Facebook warns about iPhone privacy change that could unsettle Facebook users The blog post appears to be a way to get out in front of software changes made by Apple and Google that could unsettle Facebook users given the company's poor reputation for privacy....
17:00, 09/09/2019

Investigation over PM's plans 'to collect data on gov.uk users' The Information Commissioner's Office is looking into the collection of personal data on the government's public internet service after reports Boris Johnson asked civil servants to collect "targeted and personalised" data on users....
05:01, 09/12/2019

Facebook to Users: Get Fucked Facebook—a company that knows everything about you—is a dating platform now. Seemingly it’s deeply invested in getting you to fuck your friends! You can start screaming now, or in unison with me as I read through their announcement post. Read more......
10:16, 09/05/2019

Russia requires Tinder to provide data on its users MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s communications regulator says that Tinder is now required to provide user data to Russian intelligence agencies. The Russian Communications Oversight Agency published a new list of online services operating in Russia that...
04:00, 06/03/2019

Fewer than one third of cloud users back up their own application data Cloud computing is convenient, though it does not do everything for IT professionals. Proper backups of SaaS application data lag far behind on-premises systems....
09:48, 09/07/2019

Juul's New E-Cig Sure Is Collecting a Dumb Amount of Data About Its Users As Juul explores ever-more creative means by which to curb what government officials refer to as an “epidemic” of teen vaping, one of its latest stabs at that undertaking involves collecting personally identifying data to verify that a user is legall...
23:16, 08/05/2019

Twitter bug accidentally shared location data of some iOS users Twitter says it has fixed a bug that resulted in a user’s approximate location information being shared with an unnamed Twitter partner. “We have discovered that we were inadvertently collecting and sharing iOS location data with one of our trusted p...
03:00, 05/14/2019

Google users can now auto-delete location data Though Google is releasing the auto-delete feature to heighten privacy safeguards, the collection of user data is the heart of the company’s business model....
14:32, 06/27/2019

Never-Googlers: Web users take the ultimate step to guard their data To take back control of their online data, a hearty few are trying to eliminate all things Google. It's no easy task — Google has the most popular search engine, browser and mapping software. What it takes to be a never-Googler....
08:16, 07/23/2019

Facebook will let users see what companies track you Facebook plans to roll out a feature to allow users to see what companies track them — and to control which of that data gets shared with Facebook. More than a year after the plan was first announced by Mark Zuckerberg at the F8 developer conference ...
11:32, 08/20/2019

Facebook users have raised over $2 billion for causes Facebook frequently finds itself in the news for harm done to the public, but there are moments when its platform is put to good use. The social network has revealed that people have raised over $2 billion for causes through its Fundraisers system,....
20:48, 09/19/2019

Facebook to pay users to monitor their cellphone use Facebook announced Tuesday it's launching a new optional program to pay users if they allow the social media company to monitor how they use their cellphone....
21:16, 06/11/2019

Facebook to launch cryptocurrency for FB users Facebook unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency for its 2 billion-plus users worldwide. The currency, called Libra, could drive more e-commerce and boost ads on its platforms, but also raise privacy concerns. (June 18) &...
15:32, 06/18/2019

Snapchat employees reportedly spied on users' data A report says Snapchat employees use internal tools to access user data including locations, email addresses and saved photos.        ...
20:16, 05/24/2019

Twitter Accidently Collected and Shared iOS Users' Location Data Twitter said it may have accidentally collected and shared location data of some users accessing its app through Apple devices with an advertising partner....
02:32, 05/14/2019

Hack on Stack Overflow exposes private data for ~250 users (credit: Pixabay) Stack Overflow said hackers obtained private data for about 250 users after breaching the site and spending the next week escalating their access. “While our overall user database was not compromised, we have identified privileged...
18:00, 05/17/2019

Evernote security flaw could have exposed data of millions of users Security researchers have discovered a critical flaw in the Evernote Web Clipper Chrome extension which could allow potential attackers to access a users' personal information from third party services online.The vulnerability, a Universal Cross...
17:48, 06/13/2019

Google Secretly Sharing Users' Data With Advertisers: Report Google is allegedly relaying your personal information to advertisers via hidden webpages, allowing it to circumvent the European Union privacy regulations....
11:16, 09/05/2019

Kink in porn site exposes the personal data of over 1M users Another day, another data breach. This time, the victim is adult website Luscious, which lets users upload pornographic images and animations behind anonymous usernames. But as it turns out, the promise of anonymity might’ve been misleading, to say t...
09:00, 08/20/2019

Russia wants Tinder data — but info could be used to target LGBTQ2 users This month, the Russian Communications Oversight Agency added Tinder to the list of companies required to hand over information to the country's intelligence agencies....
13:00, 06/03/2019

Home DNA-testing firm will let users block FBI access to their data A big home DNA-testing company, FamilyTreeDNA, is to allow customers to block law-enforcement agencies from accessing their data, after a recent backlash...
10:00, 04/28/2019

Facebook Pressed on Protections for Cryptocurrency Users House lawmakers questioned Facebook about how its cryptocurrency should be regulated and its plans to protect users, underscoring the political hurdles facing the company as it seeks to issue the digital cash called Libra....
17:32, 07/17/2019

Why Facebook Users Are Tweeting To Vent Frustration Many Facebook users have taken to Twitter to describe the concerns they have with the Mark Zuckerberg led social media platform with #AndThatsWhyIHateFacebook....
12:48, 07/27/2019

Facebook is giving users a way to wipe their web history The move comes as Facebook continues to grapple with its privacy practices and lawmakers' scrutiny over how it uses personal data to display ads. But it will probably won't have much effect on Facebook's business....
09:32, 08/20/2019

Facebook opens up its AI tool to OpenStreetMap users Plugging a new address into your smartphone's map app can show you where to go in seconds. But in places like rural Bangladesh and Indonesia, there are millions of miles of roads that are still uncharted territory. Facebook now hopes its AI tech...
08:48, 07/23/2019

Facebook will once again pay users to install an app that tracks their app usage Facebook on Tuesday announced a new app is called Study that is designed to give Facebook data on what apps participants install, how much time they spend on those apps and more....
11:16, 06/11/2019

Facebook to let users stop app and website tracking Facebook has launched a tool that lets users stop apps and businesses sharing their data to the social network in the latest move to improve its privacy....
15:00, 08/20/2019

Facebook could have more dead users than live ones by 2070 Researchers at the University of Oxford have been making some macabre calculations, and have concluded that the number of dead Facebook users will outnumber the living sometime between 2070 and 2100.In one scenario, the team from Oxford Internet Inst...
03:32, 05/01/2019

It’s not just you: Facebook confirms its site is having problems for many users If you logged into Facebook today, you may have noticed that the site is acting a bit wonky. Pages are slow to load and many images on individual profiles aren’t showing up. The issues above aren’t just exclusive to Facebook, however. Use...
15:00, 07/03/2019

| Facebook says users' passwords were visible to employees Facebook has disclosed a flaw on its social network that made passwords of hundreds of millions of users visible to employees and said the issue has now been fixed....
09:32, 04/28/2019

Snapchat employees abused data access, spied on users: report Snapchat employees have been using internal tools — which offer them privileged access to user data — to spy on people’s pages, a report says. Two workers who are no longer with the app’s parent company, Snap, spoke to Motherb...
22:00, 05/23/2019

Google will soon allow users to auto-delete location history and search data People can set the Google feature to auto-delete data every 3 months or 18 months, to remove the places they've been, the websites they visit and the apps they use....
09:32, 05/02/2019

Group dating service 3Fun exposed data for 1.5 million users Yet another dating service is learning about the dangers of data vulnerablilities. Pen Test Partners discovered that threesome-oriented app 3Fun left 1.5 million users' data exposed, including precise locations, sexual orientation and even priv...
13:48, 08/09/2019

Google now allows users to auto-delete location history and activity data Google is making it possible for Android and iOS users to auto-delete location history and activity data starting today. Although the search giant already provided the ability to turn on or off the Location History and Web & App Activity directly fro...
20:32, 06/26/2019

Private contact data of millions of Instagram users was reportedly exposed Facebook is investigating a report that claims the private contact data for millions of the influencers, brands, and celebrities who use the company’s Instagram subsidiary has been exposed online. That news comes via TechCrunch, which recounted...
00:48, 05/21/2019

Over 100 Chinese loan apps are leaking millions of users’ financial data In China, over 100 loan apps are leaking their users’ private data, including contact details, financial information, and even location data. The information is contained in a database spanning 889 GB; it was discovered by the lead of antivirus revie...
01:48, 07/19/2019

China's TikTok to store Russian users' data locally: watchdog The Chinese video app TikTok will store Russian users' data locally to comply with Russian law, the communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said on Monday after a meeting with the company....
16:32, 07/15/2019

Facebook: Thousands of users reporting outages on its platforms DALLAS (KXAS) – Users were reporting issues across Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp on Wednesday. Facebook and Instagram said on their Twitter accounts around 12:15 p.m. ET that “some people” were were having trouble uploading or se...
16:00, 07/03/2019

Snapchat working to bring Facebook-like functionality to users Facebook has been guilty for copying many features from competitors, but that doesn't mean it can't go the other way around in some instances. Snapchat is reportedly working on a brand new feature that Facebook already offers to its users for quite s...
09:32, 06/08/2019

Facebook users around the world report widespread glitches Facebook said Wednesday it is working to resolve issues faced by some users while sending media files on its social media platforms including WhatsApp and Instagram. More than 14,000 users reported issues with Instagram, while more than 7,500 users r...
11:48, 07/03/2019

Facebook transcribed users' audio and passed it on — report Hundreds of contractors have been hired by Facebook to listen and transcribe audio recorded from users, according to a Bloomberg report. Some of the contractors reportedly felt their work was "unethical."...
23:00, 08/13/2019

Outages hit Facebook, Instragram, WhatsApp users worldwide Social network Facebook and associated platforms Instagram and WhatsApp all suffered international outages Wednesday -- primarily in the United States, South America and Europe....
19:00, 07/03/2019

Facebook Says Libra Can Change the World. It Needs to Convince Users. Facebook has big plans to remake the financial system with its cryptocurrency-based payments network. But persuading people to adopt a brand-new technology could be tough....
06:48, 06/26/2019

Facebook Messenger getting the major upgrades users have been crying out for Facebook has announced major changes to its products this week at it's annual F8 keynote, and chief among them are updates to the Facebook Messenger app and WhatsApp. Facebook aims to overhaul Messenger while also enhancing WhatsApp.Last year, F...
03:32, 05/01/2019

GOP senator wants to give users power to say no to Google and Facebook In his latest salvo aimed at big tech, Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said Monday he will introduce legislation that would give consumers greater power to prevent companies from harvesting their data. His bill, which he plans to introduce Tuesday, aims to ...
17:16, 05/20/2019

Despite Facebook-FTC deal and $5B fine, social network may not seem different for users Facebook’s $5 billion settlement with the FTC is a done deal, but what will it mean for users? Not much will change for consumers, experts say.        ...
08:16, 07/26/2019

Facebook will let users chat across Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp There were rumors that Facebook was going to make its messaging products interoperable, but now it appears they're about to be a reality. At F8, Messenger's head of consumer product Asha Sharma said that in the future, users will soon be ab...
19:32, 04/30/2019

Dead Facebook users could outnumber the living by 2069 Within the next 50 years, Facebook could feel more like a place for the dead than the living. According to academics from the University of Oxford, by 2069, the dead could outnumber the living on the social network.   The number of dead users on Face...
15:32, 04/29/2019

T-Mobile Says That Getting Sued for Selling Users’ Location Data Violates Its Terms of Service T-Mobile screwed over millions of customers when it collected their geolocation data and sold it to third parties without their consent. Now, two of these customers are trying to pursue a class-action lawsuit against the company for the shady practic...
00:32, 07/11/2019

Massive leak exposed personal data belonging to 49 million Instagram users According to TechCrunch, an Instagram database containing the private information of 49 million members, was accidentally left exposed on Amazon Web Services. The database could have been viewed by anyone since it did not have a password for protecti...
09:32, 05/21/2019

Head injuries, broken bones plague e-scooter users as more data rolls in Enlarge (credit: Tom Williams| Getty Images) If you're going to ride an e-scooter, you really ought to wear a helmet. That's the main take-home message from a study conducted by the Austin Public Health Department and the CDC, published this week. ...
08:48, 05/03/2019

Comcast usage soars 34% to 200GB a month, pushing users closer to data cap Enlarge / A Comcast van in Sunnyvale, California, in November 2018. (credit: Getty Images | Andrei Stanescu) Comcast said its customers' monthly Internet data usage increased 34 percent between Q1 2018 and Q1 2019, rising to a median of 200GB. The ...
01:16, 05/03/2019

| WATCH: iPhone apps use hidden trackers to share data without users' consent A privacy test conducted by Washington Post columnist Geoffrey Fowler has found that popular iPhone apps are using trackers and sharing user data, sometimes including sensitive information like email, phone number, location, and IP address....
06:48, 07/27/2019

New 'Off-Facebook' tool lets users hide tracks from advertisers Facebook launched a new tool Tuesday that allows users to clear out their browsing history for apps and websites away from the social network, which can be sold to advertisers....
15:00, 08/20/2019

Facebook let thousands of kids join chats with unauthorized users A design flaw in Facebook’s Messenger Kids app allowed children to enter group chats with unauthorized strangers. The app is meant to prevent children from interacting with people who are not explicitly authorized by their parents. However, Fac...
16:48, 07/23/2019

At Facebook's "Supreme Court", Users Can Challenge Company Decisions Facebook on Tuesday unveiled its blueprint for an independent oversight board to review the company's decisions about the posts, photos and videos it takes down or leaves online, responding to a wave......
23:00, 09/17/2019

Trump Jr. accuses Facebook of ‘silencing conservatives’ after it bans some far-right users Donald Trump Jr. on Friday charged that Facebook had engaged in a "purposeful & calculated silencing of conservatives" online, a day after the social-networking giant permanently banned far-right figures and organizations including Alex Jones, the ho...
15:32, 05/03/2019

Facebook could have nearly 5 billion dead users by 2100, research claims Hundreds of millions of "dead profiles" will be added to Facebook's network in the next few decades, a study found, raising questions about how the data of the deceased is being handled....
06:32, 05/01/2019

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe users' audio: Bloomberg Facebook Inc has been paying outside contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its services, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter....
17:00, 08/13/2019

Facebook opens face recognition tech to all users with opt-out option Facebook is opening up its face recognition technology to all users with an option to opt out, as it discontinued a related feature called Tag Suggestions.Read More...
02:16, 09/04/2019

Analysis: Are social media users abandoning Facebook and Instagram? Facebook and Instagram are two of the most widely used social media apps, but a recent Bank of America report claims mobile downloads are declining.       ...
11:01, 09/12/2019

Facebook brings face recognition to all users, discontinues 'Tag Suggestions' Facebook said on Tuesday its face recognition technology will now be available to all users with an option to opt out, while deciding to discontinue a related feature called 'Tag Suggestions'....
13:16, 09/03/2019

Facebook brings face recognition to all users, discontinues ‘Tag Suggestions’ NBC – Facebook said on Tuesday its face recognition technology will now be available to all users with an option to opt out, while deciding to discontinue a related feature called ‘Tag Suggestions’. Face recognition, which was available to some...
02:16, 09/04/2019

Facebook leak contained phone numbers for 419 million users Another month, another Facebook data breach. As reported by TechCrunch, security researcher Sanyam Jain was able to locate an online database containing phone numbers linked to user IDs for over 419 million Facebook users. While linking phone numbers...
16:48, 09/04/2019

Irish regulator queries Facebook on transcription of users' audio The lead regulator of Facebook in the European Union is seeking information on how the company handled data during the manual transcription of users' audio recordings, Ireland's Data Protection Commission said on Wednesday....
13:32, 08/14/2019

Study predicts more dead Facebook users than living by 2070 As many as 4.9 billion Facebook accounts could belong to dead users by 2100, Oxford University's Oxford Internet Institute said in a report on Monday....
12:48, 04/29/2019

Over 400 million Facebook users' phone numbers exposed online Until April 2018, Facebook users could search for each other using phone numbers or email addresses. However, in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data abuse scandal – which saw the personal information of 87 million Facebook users mined &#x...
18:48, 09/04/2019

Facebook Paid Contractors to Transcribe Audio of Its Users’ Conversations Facebook Inc. has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services, according to people with knowledge of the work. The work has rattled the contract employees, who are not told where the audio was r...
18:00, 08/13/2019

Facebook admits contractors listened to users' recordings without their knowledge Company says ‘human review’ of audio conversations on Messenger has been ‘paused’Facebook has become the latest company to admit that human contractors listened to recordings of users without their knowledge, a practice the company now says has been ...
19:00, 08/13/2019

Would you trust Facebook with your money? What Libra cryptocurrency means for users Facebook revealed it will launch a digital currency similar to Bitcoin, called Libra. Here's what that move might means for its users.       ...
15:32, 06/18/2019

Facebook says it might start hiding like counts in a desperate bid to keep users happy The symbol most closely associated with the largest social network in the world, other than that of the app that launches it on mobile devices, is a thumbs-up that designates a “like.” It’s a universally recognized sign of approval ...
20:48, 09/02/2019

Facebook-FTC deal means a $5B fine for social network, but not much on face for users Facebook’s $5 billion settlement with the FTC is a done deal, but what will it mean for users? Not much will change for consumers, experts say.       ...
12:32, 07/24/2019

Facebook got in trouble for discriminatory housing ads. Now, all U.S. users can search job, credit postings Facebook says it will make advertisements for jobs, loans and credit card offers searchable for all U.S. users.       ...
06:32, 07/01/2019

Facebook Quietly Admitted Millions More Instagram Users’ Passwords Were at Risk (SAN FRANCISCO) — Millions more Instagram users were affected by a password security lapse than parent company Facebook acknowledged nearly four weeks ago. The social media giant said in late March that it had inadvertently stored passwords in ...
09:16, 04/28/2019

Facebook Messenger hits 40M business users, but won't replace Slack anytime soon Businesses are increasingly using Facebook Messenger to communicate with customers, but the company is far from dominating the internal communications market....
13:32, 04/30/2019

Facebook Expands the Reach of a Tool That Exposes Users to More Local News (SAN FRANCISCO) — Facebook is trying to coax “news deserts” into bloom with the second major expansion of a tool that exposes people to more local news and information. But the social network confesses that it still has a lot to lea...
20:01, 09/12/2019

Technical Issues Plague WhatsApp, Instagram And Facebook; Users Complain And the apps are down again. Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook users are facing problem in logging in, sharing and downloading content, and using the apps in general....
12:32, 07/03/2019

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe audio of its users' conversations Facebook Inc. has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services, according to people with knowledge of the work.       ...
04:32, 08/14/2019

FTC claims Trump consultant Cambridge Analytica misled Facebook users On the heels of a historic $5 billion fine against Facebook for privacy missteps, the Federal Trade Commission is suing data consulting firm Cambridge Analytica over the tactics it employed to harvest personal data from the social media giant's users...
14:00, 07/24/2019

Facebook Paid Contractors To Listen, Transcribe Users' Talks: Report Facebook has paid hundreds of contractors to listen to and transcribe snippets of users' conversations, US media reported on Tuesday, amid heightened scrutiny of the social network's data collection......
21:00, 08/13/2019

UK Government Plans to Collect 'Targeted and Personalized' Data on Internet Users to Prepare For Brexit: Report The UK government is planning to collect “targeted and personalized information,” on anyone who visits the government’s various websites, according to a new report from BuzzFeed News. Politicians in the UK are being told that it’s a “top priority” an...
08:02, 09/10/2019

Ohio congresswoman says lack of financial literacy could be a problem for Facebook Libra users Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, grilled Facebook's David Marcus, asking about the steps he will take to educate the 1.7 million unbanked people Libra plans to reach....
09:00, 07/19/2019

Millions of Facebook users' phone number exposed online, report says Facebook inadvertently exposed millions of phone numbers related to people's Facebook accounts, according to a report.       ...
16:48, 09/04/2019

Facebook Watch almost doubles its viewership in 6 months, hits 140 million daily users The tech giant's YouTube rival boasts more than 720 million monthly users, almost doubling since December.       ...
08:48, 06/12/2019

Exposed Server Contained Phone Numbers of Hundreds of Millions of Facebook Users Facebook is staring down yet another security blunder, this time with an incident involving an exposed server containing hundreds of millions of phone numbers that were previously associated with accounts on its platform.Read more......
02:48, 09/05/2019

Facebook failed to warn users of known risks before 2018 breach -court filing Facebook users suing the world's largest social media network over a 2018 data breach say it failed to warn them about risks tied to its single sign-on tool, even though it protected its employees, a court filing on Thursday showed....
20:32, 08/15/2019

Facebook deceived users about the way it used phone numbers, facial recognition, FTC to allege in complaint The FTC will allege Facebook was not clear that advertisers could target users who submitted their numbers as part of a security feature and will contend that Facebook gave some people inadequate information about ways to opt out of some facial recog...
13:32, 07/23/2019

Facebook's Instagram boots ad partner, saying it improperly collected and stored info about users Instagram on Wednesday sent a cease and desist letter to Hyp3r, a San Francisco marketing startup that was found to be improperly collecting public user....
17:16, 08/07/2019

40 Crores Facebook Users' Phone Numbers Exposed In Privacy Lapse: Report Phone numbers linked to more than 400 million Facebook accounts were listed online in the latest privacy lapse for the social media giant, US media reported Wednesday....
03:48, 09/05/2019

Facebook failed to warn users of known risks before 2018 breach: court filing Facebook users suing the world's largest social media network over a 2018 data breach say it failed to warn them about risks tied to its single sign-on tool, even though it protected its employees, a court filing on Thursday showed....
22:32, 08/15/2019

Facebook told staff but not users about single sign-on risks, says court filing Plaintiffs in a court case against Facebook have argued that the social network knew about the security risks that lead to a major hack in 2018 but did not warn their users about them....
07:00, 08/16/2019

Facebook vs the feds: The tech giant will have to pay a record fine for violating users’ privacy. But the FTC wanted more. The settlement the FTC brokered marks the most significant privacy punishment ever levied against a tech giant. But the story behind it -- described by 10 people familiar with the matter -- illustrates the challenges facing a 105-year-old agency task...
13:32, 07/22/2019

Inflatable angry emoji looms over Facebook annual meeting as users vent frustrations Protesters carrying an inflatable angry emoji greeted Facebook Inc shareholders as they gathered for the company's annual meeting on Thursday, the latest sign of its struggle to shake off privacy scandals and rein in fake news and hate speech....
14:48, 05/30/2019

White House escalates war against Facebook, Google and Twitter with a campaign asking users to share stories of censorship The White House on Wednesday embarked on an unprecedented effort to collect names, contact information and other details about Americans who say that Facebook, Google and Twitter censor their political posts online, marking a controversial escalation...
21:16, 05/15/2019

Australian Court Rules Media Orgs Are Liable for Defamation Posted to Facebook by Random Users An Australian Court has ruled that media organizations are liable for anything defamatory that’s published to the public Facebook pages of those media companies, even if it’s just posted by a random Facebook user.Read more......
08:48, 06/24/2019

UPDATE 2- Inflatable angry emoji looms over Facebook annual meeting as users vent frustrations Protesters carrying an inflatable angry emoji greeted Facebook Inc shareholders as they gathered for the company's annual meeting on Thursday, the latest sign of its struggle to shake off privacy scandals and rein in fake news and hate speech....
13:00, 05/30/2019

Facebook tries another pay-for-data market research app Facebook is launching a new market research app to gather data from users' phones. The company wants to know which apps users have installed, the amount of time they spend on those apps and users' device and network types. In exchange, user...
15:48, 06/11/2019

Senators Want Facebook to Put a Price on Your Data. Is That Possible? A bill introduced by senators Mark Warner and Josh Hawley would require big tech companies to disclose the data they collect and value it for each user....
07:00, 06/26/2019

Facebook Now Shows You Where Advertisers Get Your Data—Here's How to See It The next time you see Facebook ads for, say, erectile dysfunction pills or egg freezing, you can check to see why you were targeted by those brands and where the companies got your data.Read more......
14:32, 07/12/2019

How To Delete Your Data From Facebook Forever Facebook has agreed to pay a record $5 billion settlement to resolve an investigation into privacy violations, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Wednesday. The company will also create an “independent privacy committee” to ensu...
13:00, 07/24/2019

Facebook gets away with $5B FTC fine for leaking your data The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has slapped a $5 billion fine on Facebook in wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal and its other data leaks. In an agreement filed today, the FTC has also ordered the social network to make privacy-related chan...
09:48, 07/24/2019

How the Facebook-FTC Agreement Will Affect You and Your Data The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) have been taking Facebook to task regarding its recent privacy blunders, including the company’s failure to comply with a 2012 FTC ruling over how Facebook handles its users’ data....
13:48, 07/25/2019

Facebook now tells you where brands are getting your ad targeting data Facebook will now begin to show you more information about the ads you see on the social network. The tech giant has announced a series of updates to its “Why am I seeing this ad?” and Ad Preferences tools with an aim to bring users greater transpare...
04:00, 07/12/2019

Facebook revives its mobile data gathering program with a new app Remember when it was revealed in January that Facebook used to pay teens and gather mobile app usage data from them through an app? Well, the company shut that program down after a huge backlash, but the app’s sorta making a comeback. Facebook today ...
23:00, 06/11/2019

Facebook to pay $100 million to settle with SEC over misuse of user data Facebook Inc agreed to pay a $100 million fine to settle charges by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it misled investors for more than two years about the misuse of its users' data, the regulator said on Wednesday....
07:00, 07/24/2019

US, UK regulators ask Facebook how Libra will protect personal data Facebook knew its Libra cryptocurrency would face a regulatory gauntlet, but it might not have expected a united front. Regulators from the US, UK, EU and four other governments have asked Facebook to answer several questions about how it will prote...
11:48, 08/05/2019

Facebook Wins Appeal Against German Data-Collection Ban Facebook won an appeal to a German antitrust edict regarding how it collects user data across its platforms, including Instagram and WhatsApp, an initial victory for the social-media giant as it faces wide scrutiny from regulators in Europe and U.S....
09:32, 08/27/2019

German Probe of Facebook Highlights Data Risks A German investigation into Facebook shows that multinational companies could face probes from multiple data-protection regulators in Europe over the same missteps....
01:16, 09/06/2019

Facebook must come clean and hand over election campaign data After fake news and election manipulation scandals, Facebook promised to give researchers data on its political influence. They are still waiting, says Timothy Revell...
16:48, 09/11/2019

Facebook Suspends More Apps, Tightens Data Controls Facebook said it suspended tens of thousands of apps for violating its rules around accessing and sharing information, a disclosure that follows the company’s record $5 billion fine from federal regulators in July....
21:32, 09/20/2019

Facebook job offers 'shunned by top talent after data scandal' Recruiters reportedly say social network has suffered major decline in interest from top US schoolsThe fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to hurt Facebook as candidates turn down job offers from what was once considered one of the...
09:16, 05/17/2019

UK's data watchdog seeks more clarity from Facebook over Libra Britain's data protection watchdog said on Monday that it had joined with its counterparts from around the world in calling for more openness about Facebook's proposed Libra digital currency....
12:16, 08/05/2019

ECJ hears landmark case over Facebook data security Are EU citizens protected enough from US surveillance when Facebook transfers their personal data? The job of answering that question now lies with Europe's top court, despite Facebook's bid to block the case....
11:32, 07/09/2019

Facebook US Data Transfer Case Goes to Europe's Top Court An Austrian privacy campaigner's long-running legal battle against Facebook over its data transfers to the US reached the European Union's highest court on Tuesday....
09:48, 07/09/2019

Companies using Facebook 'Like' button liable for data - EU court Companies that embed Facebook's "Like" button on their websites allowing users' personal data to be transferred to the U.S. social network can be held liable for collecting the data, Europe's top court said on Monday....
04:48, 07/29/2019

How Facebook plans to keep your data private while opening it up to researchers Ever since the 2016 US presidential elections, social network Facebook has been at the receiving end of criticism for its outsized influence on worldwide electoral processes, and threats to democracy from the spread of fake news. Now more than a year...
10:32, 04/30/2019

Ramadan in Mideast is for fasting and Facebook, data shows DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Technology is reshaping the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, with its long days of fasting and prayer meant to draw worshippers closer to God and away from worldly distractions. People in the Middle East spend close to...
23:16, 05/27/2019

Facebook Is Rolling out a Tool to Limit Data Gathering SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet — or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you limit what the social network can gather about you on outsid...
23:32, 08/20/2019

Companies that use Facebook ‘Like’ button liable for data: EU court Companies that embed Facebook’s “Like” button on their websites allowing users’ personal data to be transferred to the US social network can be held liable for collecting the data, Europe’s top court said on Monday. Website plugins are a common featu...
07:48, 07/29/2019

Facebook data privacy scandal: A cheat sheet Read about the saga of Facebook's failures in ensuring privacy for user data, including how it relates to Cambridge Analytica, the GDPR, the Brexit campaign, and the 2016 US presidential election....
22:16, 05/14/2019

Companies using Facebook 'Like' button liable for data: EU court Companies that embed Facebook's "Like" button on their websites must seek users' consent to transfer their personal data to the U.S. social network, in line with the bloc's data privacy laws, Europe's top court said on Monday....
10:48, 07/29/2019

Facebook US data transfer case goes to Europe’s top court LONDON — An Austrian privacy campaigner’s long-running legal battle against Facebook over its data transfers to the U.S. has reached Europe’s highest court. The European Court of Justice is hearing arguments Tuesday on whether Facebook...
05:00, 07/09/2019

Turkish watchdog says it fines Facebook $271,000 for data breach Turkey's Personal Data Protection Authority (KVKK) said on Friday it had fined Facebook a total of 1.65 million lira ($270,976.01) in April due to a data breach....
12:00, 05/10/2019

Facebook releases new tool to block data gathering Soon you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet, or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you limit what the social network can gather about you on outside websites and apps. (Aug. 21) ...
10:32, 08/22/2019

Facebook explains how it makes money off user data Facebook is updating its terms of service to clarify how it makes money from its users' personal data. The changes reflect ongoing attempts to satisfy U.S. and European regulators who want users to understand what they are signing up for. (June ...
17:00, 06/27/2019

Facebook Fined $5 Billion and Ordered to Add Oversight of Data Practices The F.T.C. placed new conditions on Facebook for privacy violations, but did not restrict the social network’s ability to gather and use people’s personal information....
07:48, 07/24/2019

Judge demands Facebook hand over data privacy records Facebook will have to hand over emails and records related to how it handled the Cambridge Analytica scandal. In September, shareholders sued the company in order to obtain information pertaining to the leak. Today, a US judge sided with shareholders...
13:32, 05/31/2019

Court Tells Facebook to Open Its Records on Data Privacy A Delaware court has ordered Facebook to hand over records to shareholders investigating the data privacy breach that fed information to now-defunct data miner Cambridge Analytica....
19:32, 06/02/2019

Facebook ordered by U.S. judge to turn over data privacy records A U.S. judge ordered Facebook Inc to give shareholders emails and other records concerning how the social media company handles data privacy, after data for 87 million users was accessed by the British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica....
14:32, 05/31/2019

Facebook Sues South Korea Data Analytics Firm Facebook is suing South Korean data analytics firm Rankwave to make sure it isn't breaking the leading social network's rules, the US company said Friday....
02:16, 05/11/2019

US Judge Demands Facebook Hand Over Records on Data Privacy A US judge ordered Facebook to give shareholders emails and other records concerning how the social media company handles data privacy, after data for 87 million users was accessed by the British......
23:32, 05/31/2019

Facebook usage falling after privacy scandals, data suggests Actions such as shares and likes down nearly 20%, though user numbers still growingFacebook usage has plummeted over the last year, according to data seen by the Guardian, though the company says usage by other measures continues to grow.Since April ...
11:16, 06/20/2019

Facebook expands its Data Abuse Bounty program to Instagram Facebook will start rewarding security researchers who report data abuse happening on Instagram, the company has announced. This is an expansion of Facebook's Data Abuse Bounty program, which it introduced in April 2018. As part of these efforts...
13:16, 08/19/2019

Facebook will pay $5 billion fine for Cambridge Analytica data breaches The Federal Trade Commission has announced that Facebook will pay a massive fine after it bungled the use of its users' private data. The financial penalty, worth $5 billion, was agreed upon back in early July, although this is the official conf...
05:48, 07/24/2019

Russia to decide on Twitter, Facebook compliance with data law in Jan - TASS Russia's communications watchdog Roskomnadzor hopes to make a decision in January on how to force Twitter and Facebook to move its Russian user data onto servers inside the country, the TASS news agency quoted its head as saying on Thursday....
12:00, 06/06/2019

New Apple Sign-In Option Could Keep More Personal Data Away From Facebook, Google Apple’s plan to enable anonymous sign-ins on mobile apps threatens to choke off access to data for companies including Facebook and Google, which use the information to track users and sell ads....
14:16, 06/06/2019

Russia to decide on Twitter, Facebook compliance with data law in Jan: TASS Russia's communications watchdog Roskomnadzor hopes to make a decision in January on how to force Twitter and Facebook to move its Russian user data onto servers inside the country, the TASS news agency quoted its head as saying on Thursday....
11:00, 06/06/2019

Facebook suspends tens of thousands of data-scraping apps In the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook promised to investigate other apps with access to large amounts of user data. The app developer investigation is ongoing, but today, Facebook said it has reviewed millions of apps and susp...
06:02, 09/21/2019

Facebook helps you control data shared from apps and websites Facebook has been particularly busy improving its approach to data, and that now includes how it handles data coming from elsewhere. The company has introduced an Off-Facebook Activity tool that helps you manage the data apps and sites send to the s...
09:32, 08/20/2019

German court suspends restrictions on Facebook data gathering A German court on Monday temporarily suspended a February decision by the cartel office to order Facebook to restrict its data collection practices in Germany....
07:00, 08/26/2019

India doesn’t want WhatsApp sharing your payment data with Facebook Even as WhatsApp readies to launch its mobile payment service in India later this year, the government is concerned about its privacy and security ramifications. “Indian authorities are concerned that WhatsApp‘s payment service might share user data ...
03:16, 07/26/2019

Facebook Says Mark Zuckerberg Did Not Ignore Personal Data Issues Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did not knowingly violate an agreement with the regulator supervising the company's management of users' personal data, the social media giant said Wednesday as it......
22:16, 06/12/2019

U.S. judge orders Facebook to turn over data privacy records A U.S. judge ordered Facebook Inc to give shareholders emails and other records concerning how the social media company handles data privacy, after data for an estimated 87 million users was accessed by the British political consulting firm Cambridge...
11:48, 05/31/2019

iOS 13 will stop VoIP app background data collection, impacting Facebook Apple is stopping VoIP apps from collecting data while they run in the background, a change that will force multiple popular apps to make adjustments.Read More...
20:48, 08/06/2019

The Great Hack: the film that goes behind the scenes of the Facebook data scandal This week, a Netflix documentary on Cambridge Analytica sheds light on one of the most complex scandals of our time. Carole Cadwalladr, who broke the story and appears in the film, looks at the fallout – and finds ‘surveillance capitalism’ out of con...
11:32, 07/20/2019

Facebook ends Microsoft, Sony access to friend data Facebook Inc confirmed on Wednesday it will pay $5 billion to resolve a Federal Trade Commission investigation of its privacy practices and said it was ending access to friend data by Microsoft Corp and Sony Corp as a first step under the settlement....
09:00, 07/24/2019

Facebook sues firm for allegedly misusing app data to target ads Facebook is trying to preempt Cambridge Analytica-style scandals with legal action. The social network has sued the South Korean analytics firm Rankwave for allegedly misusing its app data for ad targeting (thus breaching its contract) as well as fa...
14:00, 05/11/2019

Doctored clip shows Facebook CEO championing 'stolen data' Artists are challenging Facebook's policy of refusing to take down videos which have been manipulated to misrepresent their subjects by creating one about Mark Zuckerberg....
03:32, 06/12/2019

Facebook while black: Users call it getting 'Zucked,' say talking about racism is censored as hate speech Black Facebook users complain they can't talk about racism without being censored for hate speech. Civil rights groups want Facebook to fix it.        ...
10:32, 04/28/2019

UPDATE 1-German court suspends restrictions on Facebook data gathering A German court on Monday temporarily suspended a February decision by the cartel office to order Facebook to restrict its data collection practices in Germany....
07:32, 08/26/2019

McNamee: Facebook and Google, like China, use data to manipulate behavior and it must stop "They are essentially gathering data about everybody, creating these data voodoo dolls and using that to manipulate the choices available to people," warns early Facebook and Google investor Roger McNamee....
09:48, 06/10/2019

Irish Supreme Court rejects Facebook bid to block ECJ data case Ireland's Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a bid by Facebook to block a landmark privacy case, regarding the transfer of EU users' data to the United States, being referred to Europe's top court....
03:48, 05/31/2019

Facebook suspends ‘tens of thousands’ of apps for user data issues Facebook says it has suspended “tens of thousands” of apps over concerns about how they handled user data amid an internal probe sparked by the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The social media giant on Friday said it booted the apps for “a variety of re...
16:33, 09/20/2019

It’s time for tighter regulation of how Facebook and Google use our data | Peter Lewis Big tech’s power has reached a tipping point. Governments must set some ground rulesIn his trademark disingenuous response to the latest wave of massacres, Donald Trump has identified the internet as both the cause and, more insidiously, the solution...
21:16, 08/07/2019

Facebook will share data on hate speech suspects with French courts Facebook is handing over identifying information to French courts on people suspected of using hate speech on its social network. "This is huge news, it means that the judicial process will be able to run normally," Cédric O, France's min...
14:32, 06/25/2019

Facebook denies that Oculus Quest and Rift S share your room data A claim that Facebook's VR headsets may be gathering images and 3D data for the social media giant is unfounded, the company says, though that could change.Read More...
19:48, 09/04/2019

Irish Top Court Rejects Facebook Appeal Over Transfer of User Data to US European Court of Justice will hear a landmark privacy case regarding the transfer of EU citizens' data to the US in July, after Facebook's bid to stop its referral was blocked by Ireland's Supreme......
10:32, 05/31/2019

Swiss data watchdog awaits details on Facebook crypto plan Facebook Inc's Libra cryptocurrency project has not responded to an information request by Switzerland's data privacy watchdog, the authority said on Tuesday, noting it wants more details to help define its oversight role over the U.S. social media ...
20:16, 07/23/2019

UPDATE 1-Facebook ordered by U.S. judge to turn over data privacy records A U.S. judge ordered Facebook Inc to give shareholders emails and other records concerning how the social media company handles data privacy, after data for 87 million users was accessed by the British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica....
11:48, 05/31/2019

Facebook Fact Checker Says It Must Share More Data to Fight Fake News Facebook's third-party fact-checking partners on Tuesday said the company needed to share more data with fact-checkers to better curb misinformation....
04:48, 07/31/2019

Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps following personal data investigation The apps, which may have mishandled users’ personal data, vastly outnumber the hundreds that Facebook previously said it had taken action against in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. But the company gave little detail about what the apps h...
22:32, 09/20/2019

Facebook Agrees to Hand Over Hate Speech Data to French Courts France just scored what it’s characterizing as a major victory in the battle to curb online hate speech—one that potentially carries significant implications for privacy and free speech online. Read more......
09:32, 06/26/2019

Facebook fact-checker says company must share more data to fight misinformation One of Facebook's third-party fact-checking partners on Tuesday said the company needed to share more data with fact-checkers to better curb misinformation....
18:16, 07/30/2019

The Great Hack is an un-cinematic primer on the Facebook data-mining scandal Documentary filmmakers continue to wrestle with the grim reality that many of our era’s most important and urgent issues are woefully un-cinematic. The Great Hack’s challenge: find a visual template for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which involves...
12:32, 07/23/2019

NSO Group’s Whatsapp spyware can now snoop on your Facebook, Google and iCloud data too The Israeli company behind WhatsApp hack earlier this May has developed new technology that can clandestinely steal a user’s data from Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft. According to The Financial Times — which reported the development —...
04:00, 07/19/2019

Netflix documentary explores Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal The new documentary “The Great Hack” captures how Facebook’s cavalier handling of user data in the Cambridge Analytica scandal posed a threat to democracy....
13:32, 07/24/2019

Facebook code allowed partners 'continued data access' despite shutdown Facebook is embroiled in yet another data privacy debacle even as it's settling with the government over past actions. In a statement acknowledging its FTC settlement, the company revealed that its code had allowed "continued data access" to 12...
10:48, 07/24/2019

Period-tracking apps share sensitive data with Facebook: study Period-tracking apps used by millions of women are sharing information about their sex lives and health with Facebook, a new study revealed. Researchers with the advocacy group Privacy International published a report Monday that found two period-tra...
17:32, 09/09/2019

Did Facebook Data Help Trump? Netflix's The Great Hack Explores Scandal The new documentary The Great Hack captures how Facebook's cavalier handling of user data in the Cambridge Analytica scandal posed a threat to democracy....
00:32, 07/25/2019

Security Concerns Threaten Data Link Backed by Google, Facebook U.S. officials are seeking to block an undersea cable backed by Google, Facebook and a Chinese partner, in a national security review that could rewrite the rules of internet connectivity between the U.S. and China....
08:32, 08/28/2019

Brazil court slashes fine for Facebook's refusal to share WhatsApp data Facebook Inc's fine for withholding WhatsApp messages from a drug-trafficking investigation in Brazil should be reduced to 23 million reais ($6 million), a Brazilian federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday....
00:48, 06/26/2019

German court suspends cartel order restricting Facebook's data gathering A German court on Monday issued an interim injunction suspending a cartel office decision in February which sought to restrict Facebook's data collection practices in Germany....
07:32, 08/26/2019

Facebook Says ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Apps Suspended Over Malware, Data Misuse Concerns Facebook said Friday that it has suspended “tens of thousands” of apps made by about 400 developers as part of an investigation following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The announcement came the same day that unsealed legal documents in...
18:00, 09/20/2019

UPDATE 2-Brazil court slashes fine for Facebook's refusal to share WhatsApp data Facebook Inc's fine for withholding WhatsApp messages from a drug-trafficking investigation in Brazil should be reduced to 23 million reais ($6 million), a Brazilian federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday....
18:00, 06/25/2019

Exclusive: In a world first, Facebook to give data on hate speech suspects to French courts In a world first, Facebook has agreed to hand over the identification data of French users suspected of hate speech on its platform to judges, France's minister for digital affairs Cedric O said on Tuesday....
12:48, 06/25/2019

Facebook suspends tens of thousands of data-scraping apps following its Cambridge Analytica investigation Facebook has suspended tens of thousands of apps that have in some way mishandled user data as the company faces a range of U.S. investigations and potential regulatory actions....
02:00, 09/21/2019

Breaking up Facebook? Try data literacy, social engineering, personal knowledge graphs, and developer advocacy Yes, Facebook is a data-driven monopoly. But the only real way to break it up is by getting hold of its data and functionality, one piece at a time. It will take a combination of tech, data, and social engineering to get there. And graphs -- personal...
08:32, 05/16/2019

Israeli security company reportedly has tool that spies on Apple, Google and Facebook cloud data An Israeli cybersecurity company has reportedly developed spyware that can scrape data from the servers of Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft products....
07:32, 07/19/2019

Huawei’s EMUI 9 sees over 80 million users with more users expected Huawei’s Emotion UI, or EMUI as it's more commonly known, has come a long way over the years. EMUI 9 did away with a lot of the clunkiness that burdened stock Android and improved on it with a UI implementation that feels natural, simple ...
06:48, 06/13/2019

Facebook's record $5 billion fine will spark change in how it handles personal data, Sir Nick Clegg claims Facebook's record $5 billion fine to settle privacy concerns will spark a change "deep into the bowels of the company" over how it handles personal data, Sir Nick Clegg has said....
17:48, 07/25/2019

Capital One data breach compromises 106 million customers’ personal data US-based bank, Capital One, revealed last night a data breach that exposed data of exposed the data of 106 million credit card applicants including names, phone numbers, addresses, and dates of birth. In addition, 140,000 US social security numbers, ...
23:16, 07/29/2019

Google Maps integrates more travel data, AR in an artful data mashup Yes, Google Maps is integrating augmented reality and hotel and flight reservations. But the big picture revolves around how Google can integrate data and its search into multiple venues....
13:16, 08/08/2019

Cybersecurity vendor that protects firms from data breaches hit by data breach You know it’s a bad day for cybersecurity when a leading provider of internet firewall services that helps safeguard websites from malicious attacks suffers from a security breach of its own. Imperva, a popular California-based security vendor, discl...
13:32, 08/28/2019

Microsoft’s Azure Data Share aims to make big data sharing easier and safer At Inspire 2019 in Las Vegas, Microsoft announced a new service -- Azure Data Share -- designed to make sharing big data "easier" and "safer."Read More...
12:48, 07/11/2019

Multi-cloud data catalogs the easy way, using metadata and machine learning by Waterline Data Data governance is drudgery, but in the post-GDPR world, it's beyond foundational. It's essential. Waterline Data wants to help do it the easy way, automating as much of it as possible....
14:32, 06/27/2019

Getting your corporate data ready for prescriptive analytics: data quantity and quality in equal measures Good news: there's nothing special about getting your data ready for prescriptive analytics. Bad news: you need to do what's needed to get your data ready for any type of analytics - and that's hard work....
14:32, 06/21/2019

Super Samsung Galaxy S10e double data deal: free upfront, 30GB data, only £30/pm When Samsung Galaxy S10e deals were first released back in March, we expected them to fly off the shelves. A more affordable version of the tech giant's 2019 flagship - what wasn't to like? But in the first few weeks, there was much more in...
03:48, 06/26/2019

Data.world joins forces with Capsenta to bring knowledge graph-based data management to the enterprise Data.world has been expanding its footprint in the enterprise. The acqui-hiring of Capsenta complements its portfolio with knowledge graph virtualization to connect data in the cloud and on premise, and a UI to build knowledge graphs...
11:32, 06/19/2019

Exclusive: Fearing data privacy issues, Google cuts some Android phone data for wireless carriers Alphabet Inc's Google has shut down a service it provided to wireless carriers globally that showed them weak spots in their network coverage, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, because of Google's concerns that sharing data from users of ...
05:16, 08/19/2019

Data breach reveals personal data of almost all of Ecuador Information including personal details such as names, addresses, national identity numbers and phone numbers has been compromised. The government has described the issue as a "major concern."...
21:00, 09/16/2019

Data scientist vs. data analyst: 3 main differences While there are many overlapping skills, the roles of data analyst and data scientist demand different requirements and earn different salaries, according to Indeed....
12:48, 08/08/2019

Tech Data leaks 246GB of customer data IT giant Tech Data has plugged a data leak which exposed 264GB of customer data to the public after being informed of the leak by security researchers.Security researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar of vpnMentor first discovered that a log management s...
12:16, 06/07/2019

Choosing the right data security solution for big data environments Data is money. For some organisations, data has become the highest commodity, and this means consumers now hold the power. By gathering these large data sets, businesses can analyse human behaviour and interactions through trends, market patterns and...
07:32, 05/06/2019

Capital One Data Breach Compromises Data of Over 100 Million A software engineer, facing federal charges in Seattle, was accused of gaining access to 140,000 Social Security numbers and 80,000 bank account numbers....
11:48, 07/30/2019

Why data privacy without data visibility doesn't cut it for GDPR We’re approaching the first anniversary of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Unfortunately, some companies still aren’t making the grade when it comes to protecting data. Most notably, Google earlier this year was fine...
06:16, 04/30/2019

Facebook Cites Mass Shooting Streamed Live on Facebook as Proof Platform Has 'Gotten Better' Questioned over Facebook’s efforts to stop the spread of false information in the aftermath of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, a senior Facebook official called to testify before the House Committee on Homeland Security on Wednesday said the company has...
20:16, 06/26/2019

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes reportedly working with FTC on Facebook breakup Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes is reportedly in talks with the US government about breaking up the social networking company.       ...
11:32, 07/26/2019

Facebook’s Libra currency spawns a wave of fakes, including on Facebook itself The accounts purporting to sell or represent the not-yet-available digital currency could undermine efforts to inspire confidence and satisfy regulators scrutinizing Libra....
16:00, 07/22/2019

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes argues for a breakup of Facebook, but easier said than done Facebook could be a monopolist, but it's not a slam dunk the courts would see it that way. A Facebook breakup is interesting but the details are messy....
09:00, 05/09/2019

Calling all Facebook singles, you can now find a match with Facebook Dating Facebook Dating might be new to America, but it's a service that is already available in 19 other countries.       ...
17:48, 09/05/2019

Trump, Facebook CEO Zuckerberg had 'good, constructive' meeting: Facebook U.S. President Donald Trump and Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg had a "good, constructive" meeting at the White House on Thursday, the social media company said in a statement....
19:51, 09/19/2019

'CBOE Streaming Markets' is New Direct-Access Data Service From CBOE Holdings' Market Data Express CHICAGO, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Market Data Express, LLC, a subsidiary of CBOE Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBOE), has launched a new market data service known as "CBOE Streaming Markets" (CSM). The service provides three separate, direct datafeeds ...
23:32, 05/01/2019

Zuckerberg Promises 'the Future Is Private,' but Facebook Will Still Be Facebook To open the decade, Mark Zuckerberg defiantly announced that the age of privacy was over. Now, as we approach the decade’s end, the Facebook founder and CEO says he’s rebuilding the world’s biggest social network around privacy first.Read more......
16:00, 04/30/2019

Facebook wants to let you share your WhatsApp status to Facebook and Instagram What’s the first thing you can think of when you hear that Facebook is considering allowing WhatsApp users to share their status updates to Facebook, Instagram, and other apps? If you said “Cool,” that’s understandable —...
19:01, 06/27/2019

CBOE’s Historical Data Subscription Service Migrating to CBOE Livevol Data Shop CHICAGO, IL -- January 6, 2017 -- Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®) announced that its historical market data service formerly operated by Market Data Express (MDX) will migrate to CBOE Livevol Data Shop today, January 6....
07:00, 05/01/2019

Facebook’s co-founder: ‘It’s time to break up Facebook’ In an op-ed in the New York Times, Chris Hughes voiced concern about the threat of the social media giant’s unchecked power and that of founder Mark Zuckerberg....
15:48, 05/09/2019

Facebook Argues Against Breaking Up Facebook On Thursday, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes penned an editorial in the New York Times calling for the company to be broken up, its subsidiaries Instagram and WhatsApp spun off, and future acquisitions banned for several years. Hughes argued that Fa...
16:32, 05/11/2019

Facebook Is Rebranding Instagram As ‘Instagram From Facebook’ in a Surprising and Controversial Move Facebook plans to attach its name to Instagram and WhatsApp, branding them “Instagram from Facebook” and “WhatsApp from Facebook.” The move is controversial because both of the apps were born outside of Facebook, have very dif...
07:48, 08/03/2019

31% of Help to Buy users didn't need it, says watchdog A third of home buyers who used the Help to Buy scheme last year could have purchased a property without the initiative, research by a government spending watchdog has revealed....
03:16, 06/13/2019

Can Roblox’s 90 million users be civil to each other? Laura Higgins is head of digital civility at Roblox, which means it's her job to ensure that all 90 million monthly users are nice to each other.Read More...
09:00, 07/02/2019

Electric car users to pay no company car tax in 2020 Government review sees changes to 2020 benefit in kind ratings to boost low and zero emission vehicles Changes to the UK’s company car tax system will mean drivers choosing a pure electric car pay no benefit-in-kind charges from next year. After a ...
14:32, 07/09/2019

Twitter for Web's Big Redesign Is Rolling Out to All Users Twitter has announced that it has started rolling out its major desktop redesign to all users from Monday. The fresh design includes a new navigation bar and a bunch of other changes....
08:48, 07/16/2019

Twitter outage affects users across the US The company says it is investigating the problem after a disruption that began Thursday afternoonTwitter says it is investigating a problem with its service after users across the US and elsewhere reported not being able to access the platform.The co...
13:32, 07/11/2019

7-Eleven app users in Japan lose $500,000 7-Eleven convenience store customers in Japan using the "7pay" payment app lost hundreds of thousands of euros after a security breach. Seven Pay officials said there were signs of illegal access from abroad....
10:16, 07/05/2019

Poshmark Users, You Need to Reset Your Passwords Chances are high that if you’ve resold clothes online any time recently (or bought them second-hand), you’ve done so on Poshmark. Unfortunately, it’s also the latest company to suffer a data breach.Read more......
10:48, 08/02/2019

Sling TV's sports add-on just got more expensive for some users Sling TV is once again raising prices, and you won't be thrilled if you're a sports enthusiast. New customers for the Sling Orange package now have to pay $10 per month for the Sports Extra channel bundle instead of the previous $5. Exist...
14:16, 07/01/2019

Marijuana users less likely to be overweight, obese New research examines the link between body mass index and cannabis use. The findings may seem counterintuitive, given that marijuana increases appetite....
14:32, 04/28/2019

Netflix users hit by phishing scam Netflix has issued a warning to its customers in Ireland after a number of users reported receiving an email from the company regarding their accounts.The cybercriminals behind phishing attacks are always looking for new targets and it appears that N...
12:32, 06/17/2019

Google may have been secretly tracking users across the web Google has been accused of secretly tracking and harvesting the data of millions of users to pass on to advertisers.An investigation by privacy-focused browser Brave found that Google used hidden secret web pages to collect user data and create profi...
08:16, 09/05/2019

CBOE Introduces New Options App for ios Users CHICAGO, IL -- November 4, 2014 -- The Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®) today announced it has released its new state-of-the-art “CBOE Mobile” options application for iPhone and iPad users....
14:00, 05/01/2019

OnePlus 7 Pro users are now complaining about a new issue OnePlus might start feeling like The Little Dutch Boy, plugging up one hole in the dam only to find another crack forming. Just yesterday, OnePlus 7 Pro users started to receive an update designed to improve the performance of the phone's camera syst...
15:48, 05/27/2019

Alexa will soon be able to speak to US users in Spanish Amazon Echo speaker owners in the US will soon be able to speak to Alexa in Spanish, thanks to an expansion of the Alexa Skills Kit. According to a blog post by Amazon, the company has added a "Spanish for US voice model", which means that Alexa...
04:00, 04/30/2019

WhatsApp was breached: Here's what users need to do Facebook's WhatsApp urges users to upgrade to the latest version of the messaging app after a report says users are vulnerable to malicious spyware.        ...
07:00, 05/14/2019

Here’s how gamification can help your business understand your users Today’s operations require more comprehensive stores of information, most of which deals expressly in the human behavior of consumers or internal teams. To truly understand a product’s performance, for example, companies must know how many people buy...
09:32, 07/03/2019

The TiVo For Antenna Users Has Never Been Cheaper Online TV subscriptions just keep getting more expensive (and don’t get us started on actual cable), but making the switch to an OTA antenna doesn’t mean you have to give up your DVR....
17:48, 06/13/2019

Twitter Was Down for an Hour and Users Were #Devastated (SAN FRANCISCO) — “Miss us?” Twitter tweeted from its official account as the Great Twitter Outage wound down. We did, apparently. For nearly an hour Thursday, the site we use to keep up with everything and nothing appeared inaccess...
16:00, 07/11/2019

Study: Emoji users go on more dates Researchers think emojis might be the answer to a better dating life. A study published in the journal ‘Plos One’ suggests people who flirt using emoji’s get more dates. Researchers with Indiana University’s Kinsey institute and Illinois ...
01:00, 08/22/2019

Apple’s iPhone and Mac App Stores are down for some users According to Apple’s System Status page on its site, several of its major services are currently experiencing outages. The mobile App Store, Mac App Store, and iTunes Store are all affected, and Apple says that the issues arose at 4:40 ET this ...
12:16, 05/08/2019

Marijuana users less likely to be obese, study says The joke is that smoking marijuana can cause weight gain because users might get the munchies, but new research suggests that pot smokers weigh less....
09:48, 04/28/2019

US may soften ban on Huawei to help existing users The Trump administration might ease its Huawei trade ban... if ever so slightly. A Commerce Department spokeswoman told Reuters in a statement that it might soon grant Huawei a temporary license to "prevent the interruption" of service for existing....
10:48, 05/18/2019

Snapchat Looks to Let Users Add Music to Posts Snap is in talks with major record labels to expand the ways users can include music in posts on its flagship Snapchat app, as the company faces competitive pressure from Facebook and TikTok....
05:16, 05/24/2019

Spotify has 100 million Premium users Spotify has 100 million Premium users, the company has announced in its most recent financial figures. In total, the streaming service has 217 million users, 117 million of which are enjoying the free, ad supported tier....
04:00, 04/29/2019

Alexa Now Gives U.K. Users N.H.S. Medical Advice Britain’s National Health Service has collaborated with Amazon to offer health information through Alexa, prompting questions about privacy and market advantage....
13:32, 07/10/2019

Flipboard Users: Update Your Passwords Right Now Flipboard, the news aggregation app and website, announced to its users in an email today that a massive security breach left account login information vulnerable and accessible to hackers for over nine months. The company is taking measures to keep ...
09:32, 05/29/2019

How mobile app companies can better communicate with their users Too many frequent and irrelevant communications is the main reason mobile users end up deleting apps, according to a new report from mobile marketing firm Leanplum....
09:48, 09/04/2019

Apple says it collects fee on less than 1% of Spotify users Music streaming service Spotify Technology SA pays Apple Inc a 15% fee on about 680,000 of its 100 million premium customers, Apple disclosed in a response to Spotify's complaint with European antitrust regulators....
11:32, 06/24/2019

Google Photos hit a billion users in just over four years Google has confirmed Google Photos now has more than a billion users. It surpassed the milestone earlier this summer, a little over four years after it unveiled Photos, Google told Fast Company in a profile of the service....
10:48, 07/24/2019

Vivaldi's browser for power users comes to Android Opera's former CEO launched the Vivaldi desktop browser in 2016, catering to power users who missed the shortcuts and tweaks of the original Opera. Now, the Vivaldi browser is available for Android too, in a fully-featured beta version....
09:00, 09/09/2019

Australian police can now snoop on public Wi-Fi users Connecting to public Wi-Fi always carries certain risks but users who access the internet at McDonald's and Westfield in Australia could be targeted for surveillance by police under the country's new encryption legislation.According to a br...
14:16, 05/28/2019

Alibaba is nudging users to be more ethical with its in-app minigames Four years ago, in a move designed to explore the viability of new offline sales models, Alibaba ran a little experiment. Two of its financial service offerings, Alipay digital wallet and its onboard credit scoring platform Sesame Credit, cooperated ...
01:16, 06/23/2019

Google bans apps that let users buy marijuana Alphabet's Google on Wednesday banned apps on its app store that facilitate the sale of marijuana or related products, as part of a change to its content policy....
18:32, 05/29/2019

Google’s Pixel 3a has a serious problem for some users, and there’s no fix in sight Google has been making phones for quite a few years now, both during the Nexus era when other smartphone vendors designed its devices, and especially in the Pixel era where it creates its own hardware. But even so, its Pixel phones still come with fl...
08:00, 05/20/2019

Instagram to let US users report false content Facebook-owned company seeking to stem spread of misinformation by removing dubious posts from searchesInstagram is adding an option for users to report posts they think are false, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing site has announced, as tries to stem...
23:32, 08/15/2019

RHEL 8 now available, though CentOS users will need to wait for updates Users of Red Hat Enterprise Linux are able to upgrade, though users of RHEL derivatives like CentOS and Oracle Linux will need to wait, along with Scientific Linux users....
12:48, 05/10/2019

UK mobile users can now switch networks with a text It's about to get a whole lot easier for mobile phone users in the UK to change networks or contracts as new switching rules come into force today.The new Text to Switch rules from Ofcom look to simplify what has until now often been a lengthy a...
04:16, 07/01/2019

Snapchat users up 8% in a year to 203 million, company says Shares climb as Snap Inc announces 48% increase in revenue to $388mSnapchat announced an exceptionally strong second quarter on Tuesday, sending shares surging in after hours trading.New augmented reality tools, a redesign of its Android application,...
22:00, 07/23/2019

Several Pixel 3a users get a glimpse of the future thanks to Google You can't blame some Google Pixel 3a owners for double checking the calendar today. That's because a few of them received the July Android security update on June 19th, just two weeks after the June update was sent. Several of those affected ran to R...
18:16, 06/19/2019

Snapchat had more than 200 million daily users last quarter Snap appears to be working its way out of a downturn. In the company's Q2 earnings release that just dropped. Snap revealed that it had 203 million daily active Snapchat users in the last quarter, up eight percent year-over-year and seven percen...
16:48, 07/23/2019

Android users can pay in cash on Google Play A few years ago, Google added carrier billing to the Play Store to make paid apps and in-app payments more accessible, even in emerging markets. Now, the tech giant is making it even easier for users in developing regions and other primarily cash-bas...
05:32, 05/09/2019

Roku has 29.1 million active users (and no profit) Roku is finding that there are benefits to being the neutral player in the bloodthirsty wars for our hearts, wallets and streaming service subscriptions. The company's most recent financial figures show that it's possible to get ahead even ...
05:32, 05/09/2019

Snap could let users add songs to their disappearing messages Snapchat is reportedly looking to make it easier to incorporate music into its ephemeral messages, so users don't have to resort to using tricks and loopholes. According to The Wall Street Journal, the company is currently seeking broad rights t...
13:16, 05/24/2019

Venmo Users Have Feelings About Your Crappy Etiquette Venmo is a service for financial transactions. It’s also designed like a social network. It’s a strange duality that predictably leads to some awkward questions of what good form looks like on the service. To somewhat answer that question, Venmo comm...
06:48, 06/25/2019

Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM lens lands for EOS R and EOS RP users The 24-70mm f/2.8 lens is the one many pro photographers keep wedded to their cameras – and now early adopters of Canon's EOS R line have their own native option.The RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM is one of six lenses Canon revealed it was work...
21:32, 08/27/2019

JioPhone Users Can Recharge Their Device Using These Five Plans Jio phone recharge: Meant for Reliance Jio prepaid customers using the private sector telecom service provider's JioPhone devices, these recharge packs are priced from Rs 49 to Rs 594. The five......
00:48, 05/08/2019

iTunes bug causing many users’ 4K titles to be downgraded to HD Back in 2017, Apple TV 4K users cheered when selected films in their iTunes libraries started receiving Ultra HD upgrades at no extra cost.Now, it appears the opposite is happening (albeit unintentionally), with both purchased and unpurchased 4K movi...
21:32, 05/15/2019

Yahoo down for six hours, users vent out on Twitter Thousands of Yahoo email users took to Twitter on Thursday to complain that the internet company's services have been unavailable for more than six hours....
21:16, 09/05/2019

Startup that owns TikTok now has one billion users ByteDance, the Beijing-based startup behind popular short video platform TikTok, has amassed more than one billion monthly active users across its apps....
07:32, 06/20/2019

Firefox zero-day was used in attack against Coinbase employees, not its users There were actually two zero-days -- not one -- combined into an exploit used in a spear-phishing attempt. Other cryptocurrency organizations were also targeted....
04:48, 06/20/2019

DoJ pushes Google and Apple to ID 10,000 users of a gun scope app The US government has reportedly ordered Apple and Google to hand over the names, phone numbers and IP addresses of at least 10,000 users of a gun scope app. The data request is part of an investigation into weapons export violations, but it has priv...
19:48, 09/06/2019

Apple re-fixes a bug that let users jailbreak iPhones Apple fixed a vulnerability that temporarily allowed hackers to jailbreak iPhones. The bug was first fixed in iOS 12.3 but reintroduced in iOS 12.4. Hackers discovered the flaw earlier this month and shared a free public jailbreak just for the fun of...
02:00, 08/27/2019

Spotify might let users build and listen to playlists together Spotify appears to be working on a "Social Listening" feature that will let multiple users control a playlist from separate devices. They'll also be able to listen to the same songs in real-time. The company hasn't announced the added capab...
13:32, 05/31/2019

Apple Card is available beginning right now for all iPhone users in the US Unveiled back in March, the Apple Card started rolling out a few days ago when a select number of iPhone users in America were able to sign up for the Apple-Goldman Sachs credit card and place orders for the physical version. Goldman Sachs handles al...
00:32, 08/21/2019

New renders showcase the iOS 13 features that iPhone users want most iOS 13 is the next major iPhone and iPad operating system update, and Apple will unveil its most important features on Monday, during its WWDC 2019 keynote. Some of these features already leaked, and we know we’re getting a couple of highly ant...
15:00, 05/30/2019

Google may let users limit tracking in Chrome Google might not be done tightening privacy controls. Wall Street Journal contacts claim that the search firm is poised to launch a "dashboard-like" element in Chrome that would not only show more detail about tracking cookies, but give you options....
09:32, 05/06/2019

Google accused of secretly tracking users across the web Millions of Google users may have had their online browsing habits secretly tracked and passed on to advertisers, new reports have claimed.An investigation by privacy-focused browser Brave found that Google used hidden secret web pages to collect use...
09:48, 09/05/2019

O.J. Simpson tweets about Dem debate, gets blasted by users Someone might want to remind O.J. Simpson that he’s a convicted felon. “The Juice” had Twitter talking yet again on Wednesday night after announcing that he’d be watching the Democratic presidential primary debates — eve...
05:00, 06/27/2019

Spotify's new feature allows users to listen to music together Spotify is bringing new features to its mobile app almost on a weekly basis, although not all are important to mention. However, the upcoming improvement Spotify users are expected to get in the coming days seems quite interesting.Jane Wong, a techno...
11:32, 05/31/2019

New Users Can Get Free Spotify Premium for 3 Months If you haven’t tried Spotify Premium yet, now you can take the music service for a test drive for three months for free before you’ll have to start paying for a subscription....
02:32, 08/24/2019

One In 5 US Twitter Users Follows Donald Trump: Report Nineteen percent of US Twitter users follow President Donald Trump on the social platform, and a majority of those people approve of his job performance, a survey showed Monday....
09:48, 07/15/2019

PlayStation and Instagram back up after outage for some users Many users experienced difficulty Thursday with the PlayStation Network and Instagram. Both systems are now back up and running.       ...
22:00, 06/13/2019

Sorry, Android users: These iPhone snobs won’t date you Forget dreamy eyes the color of the ocean. For young daters, the color of your text messages is all that matters. When people with iPhones text each other, their messages pop up in a blue speech bubble. But non-iPhone owners’ messages come through in...
14:32, 08/14/2019

A peek into opioid users' brains as they try to quit Government scientists are starting to peek into the brains of people caught in the nation's opioid epidemic, to see if medicines proven to treat addiction, like methadone, do more than ease the cravings and withdrawal....
08:48, 07/10/2019

New era for users of Android's Messages app starts later this month Instead of continuing to wait for carriers worldwide to get together to support the global rollout of Rich Communication Services (RCS), Google is taking the next generation of Android messaging into its own hands. According to The Verge, starting la...
23:32, 06/17/2019

Uber has more than 100 million users, but is still losing money Uber might seem ubiquitous, but the ridesharing company is still growing, it reported in its quarterly earnings. In July, more than 100 million people took Ubers or used the company's services. That's the first time it hit that monthly mile...
23:16, 08/08/2019

Instagram users can now flag false content Beginning today, Instagram users can report content that they believe to be false. Instagram will use those flags to better understand misinformation on the platform and to train its AI to spot false content. In time, Instagram will use the feedback,...
15:32, 08/15/2019

Snapchat spending $1B to give users more of what they love Snapchat knows how much its users love vomiting rainbows and seeing what they’d look like as the opposite gender — so it plans on giving them more. The parent company on Tuesday said it will raise $1 billion in short-term debt to beef up Snapchat, in...
23:16, 08/06/2019

Instagram is down, so users are flocking to Twitter to complain Users around the world began reporting Thursday afternoon that they’re unable to access their Instagram accounts, with the Facebook-owned photo-sharing service apparently suffering a major outage. The problems didn’t appear to be uniform,...
04:32, 06/14/2019

Windows users must patch PCs against BlueKeep, NSA warns The NSA (National Security Agency in the US) has gone as far as to actively warn users of older versions of Windows that unless they are patched, their systems are open to a major attack which could potentially be the next WannaCry.This is about the ...
02:00, 06/06/2019

Apple Arcade is available early for some iOS 13 beta users Apple Arcade won't officially arrive until this Thursday, but some folks are reporting on Twitter they already have access to it. As confirmed by Engadget, people who are using the iOS 13 beta on iPhone are seeing Arcade pop up on a tab in the A...
15:00, 09/16/2019

Samsung asks users to please virus-scan their TVs Yesterday on Twitter, Samsung's US support team reminded everyone to regularly—and manually—virus-scan their televisions. Samsung's team followed this up with a short video showing someone in a conference room going 16 button-presses deep into the s...
14:48, 06/18/2019

Pixel users can now take selfies with Pikachu and three other Pokemon The Google Pixel line uses Augmented Reality with its Playground feature to allow you to include what it calls Playmoji to appear in your photos and videos. These are AR stickers that are designed to interact with the user and each other. If you shoo...
17:48, 05/02/2019

UK Alexa users can now get answers to medical questions right from the NHS Amazon’s Alexa is all set to gain medical smarts in the UK, thanks to a partnership with the National Health Service (NHS). The healthcare service said it’s teaming up with Amazon‘s voice assistant to help answer medical queries with advice from the ...
02:32, 07/11/2019

Android users can log into some Google services using their fingerprint In its ongoing quest to rid the world of passwords, Google is introducing a new feature that allows Android owners to use their phone's fingerprint sensor or PIN lock code, instead of a password, to log into one of the company's web service...
15:32, 08/12/2019

The Android tech that iPhone users are most jealous of somehow got even better As an iPhone user, there’s one technology available on Android devices that I envy most, and it’s obviously one that has yet to make it over to iOS devices. That’s fast wired and wireless charging that can replenish battery life qui...
12:16, 09/19/2019

Is Twitter Notifying Users When Their Tweets Are Shared in DMs? No. What? Of Course Not. Twitter is a lot of things, but where it consistently excels is as at being a petri dish to watch context collapse in real time. Take, for example, a very obvious joke turned nightmare scenario circulating credulously across the platform today via a ...
19:32, 06/10/2019

Netflix Reports First Drop in U.S. Users in Nearly a Decade Netflix ended the second quarter with fewer subscribers than expected, an underwhelming performance that comes as a slew of rivals are about to enter the field of streaming services....
01:00, 07/18/2019

Alexa users can soon donate to U.S. presidential candidates Amazon rolled out a new feature that lets Alexa users to donate to U.S. presidential candidates, and that enables campaigns to register as merchants.Read More...
18:32, 09/18/2019

Instagram will ask users to rethink posting something offensive Instagram will ask users to think again if they are about to post something that could be considered offensive and early tests suggest it could work, says the firm...
06:00, 07/09/2019

Gab founder says users fed up with Big Tech treating them 'like children' The founder of Gab.com said activity on the social network, criticized as a far-right haven, has soared because of users riled by censorship on larger Silicon Valley platforms....
00:48, 08/09/2019

Phishing scam targeted UK airport users The UK was targeted by a large number of significant cyber-threats last year, according to new government figures.A wide-ranging phishing campaign that used spoof emails from a major UK airport to try and steal customer details was revealed as one of...
18:48, 07/16/2019

Spotify now has a Lite app for Android users in 36 countries Spotify has just launched a Lite version of its Android app that’s designed to work well on low-end devices and spotty connections. The app comes in at under 10MB, and is set to stream tunes at ‘Basic’ quality by default, which the company says shoul...
05:32, 07/09/2019

Samsung is spamming its own users with ads for the Galaxy Note 10 In what remains one of the more baffling marketing strategies employed by any major company, Samsung is once again spamming people who have already spent hundreds of dollars on their products with ads for a new phone. As reported by Android Police, p...
15:00, 08/12/2019

Dropbox Boosts Storage, Features, and Price for 'Plus' Users We’ll start with the semi-bad news: Dropbox is kicking up the price of its Plus plan from $10 to $12 per month. You’ll have to go for one fewer coffee if you want to stay on budget with your wild cloud-storage spending....
21:48, 05/30/2019

YouTube is giving users more homepage customization options YouTube has copped a lot of flak lately over the inappropriate content its algorithms have been recommending to users, leading the platform to update its policies regarding videos that promote superiority and discrimination, ban 'harmful or dang...
01:48, 06/27/2019

Blockchain startup hacked itself to ‘save’ $13M of its users’ cryptocurrency A blockchain startup hacked its users’ wallets to save $13 million in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency from being stolen, ZDNet reports. Security researchers advised the Komodo Platform of a ‘backdoor‘ in Agama, one of its older wallet apps, that wou...
08:32, 06/06/2019

'Alien: Isolation' will terrify Switch users later this year Xenomorphs will soon hunt you down on the road. Creative Assembly and Sega are bringing the survival horror of Alien: Isolation to the Switch sometime later in 2019. There are precious few details of what will change, but the portability is an obvi...
15:48, 06/11/2019

Apple Arcade Just Released Early for iOS 13 Beta Users If you’re an iOS 13 beta user who’s been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Arcade, it looks like you may be able to pop the hood on Apple’s subscription gaming service a full three days ahead of its official launch date.Read more......
20:00, 09/16/2019

Reliance Jio Offers These Five Recharge Options For JioPhone Users Meant for Reliance Jio prepaid customers using the company's JioPhone devices, these recharge packs are priced from Rs 49 to Rs 594, and offer a validity period ranging from 28 days to 168 days. These......
06:16, 04/29/2019

8chan: ex-users of far-right site flock to new homes across internet Site’s shutdown in wake of El Paso shooting likely to drive users to other, similar sites – as well as mainstream social mediaFormer members of 8chan have scattered across the internet after the far-right site was shut down over the weekend, finding ...
03:16, 08/09/2019

Kraken bug apparently let users buy Bitcoin for $8,000 and instantly sell it for $12,000 Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken – one of the world’s oldest – has disclosed a bug that apparently allowed certain customers to purchase Bitcoin at $8,000 and sell it for $12,000. Taking to Twitter, the exchange said “a test of an unreleased advanced o...
20:00, 09/16/2019

Google wants next billion users, but has no plans to launch in China Google CEO Sundar Pichai said his company doesn't have plans to launch in China, but that doesn't mean the tech giant wants to ignore its hundreds of millions of Internet users....
10:00, 06/17/2019

Chrome will limit full ad blocking to enterprise users The days of easily blocking ads in Google Chrome may soon be over thanks to a proposed change to the browser's extensions system called Manifest V3 that Google announced back in January.Manifest V3 would prevent current ad blockers from working ...
16:32, 05/30/2019

UPDATE 3-Fitbit targets 1 mln new users with Singapore govt tie-up Fitbit Inc said on Wednesday it signed a contract with the Singapore government to provide fitness trackers and services in a health program it said could reach up to one million users....
01:00, 08/22/2019

Starbucks recalls more than 260,000 coffee presses over reports users were getting cut The coffee chain is recalling about 263,200 of the presses in the U.S. and Canada that were sold online or in its stores between 2016 and January 2018        ...
06:16, 05/02/2019

New report claims some Snapchat employees spied on users A new report from Motherboard reveals that Snap employees in the past have abused internal tools in order to glean information about user emails, user location data, and other types of sensitive data. What’s particularly worrisome is that some ...
18:48, 05/23/2019

55,000 cryptocurrency users affected in Bitpoint’s $28 million hack Embattled cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint has revealed that roughly half of its 110,000 users were affected by last week’s $3.02 billion yen ($28 million) hack, reports The Mainchi. Speaking at a Tokyo press conference, Bitpoint president Genki Oda ...
06:32, 07/16/2019

"Sunny, My Son", Says Dharmendra In Tweet That Leaves Users Wondering Newly-elected BJP parliamentarian Sunny Deol received some fatherly advice from Dharmendra today morning, in the form of a confusing social media post...
22:48, 07/03/2019

55% of mobile phone users plan to keep their devices for 3-5 years A new study shows confirms the worst fears of mobile phone manufacturers like Apple and Samsung. According to responses from 3,640 mobile phone users shows that more than half of them plan to keep their current device for three to five more years. In...
20:32, 08/22/2019

The NSA is urging Windows users to update their computers ASAP If you’re a Windows user who has yet to update your operating system after the discovery of the Bluekeep vulnerability a few weeks ago, then maybe a warning from the NSA will be enough to spur you on. Bluekeep is a vulnerability that’s be...
16:16, 06/05/2019

Amazon's Alexa Will Provide U.K. Users With Medical Information Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa will provide medical information to users in Britain that comes directly from the country’s state-backed National Health Service, a deal that broadens the tech giant’s push into health care....
09:48, 07/10/2019

TikTok Users Share Hilarious #ExpectationVsReality Videos TikTok funny videos, shared using the hashtag #ExpectationVsReality, have collectively garnered more than 10 crore views on the video sharing platform. These videos describe the difference between......
02:00, 09/20/2019

The new faces of hepatitis C: Pregnant women and drug users Hepatitis C was in the rearview mirror. A drug approved in 2014 was found to be so effective in quashing the virus that doctors around the world breathed a sigh of relief. The World Health Organization even projected its total eradication by 2030. Th...
16:16, 06/17/2019

FaceApp denies storing users' photographs without permission App was launched by Russian developer in 2017 and uses AI to change people’s featuresThe developer of a popular app which transforms users’ faces to predict how they will look as older people has insisted they are not accessing users’ photographs wit...
12:32, 07/17/2019

US recommends Windows users patch against worm vulnerability Microsoft Windows users who haven't patched their OS (or are using an unsupported version) are at risk of attackers exploiting a vulnerability known as BlueKeep. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Homeland Security'...
16:00, 06/17/2019

Here's why Netflix is tracking some Android users' physical activity Netflix is tracking some users' physical activity, but it isn't exactly moving into Fitbit's territory. Details of the test first emerged when a security researcher said the Netflix app on his Android device requested access to his phy...
13:48, 07/31/2019

Spotify free-tier users will be targeted with more relevant ads Spotify has found a way to better generate more revenue from the ads it delivers to users of its free music streaming service. Although today's announcement is aimed at advertisers that will now be able to target ads based on the category of podcasts...
10:48, 06/17/2019

Mexican judge allows recreational cocaine use … for 2 users, reports say In a ruling hailed as a “historic step” for ending the country’s “war on drugs,” a Mexican judge granted two plaintiffs permission to possess, transport and use cocaine recreationally, according to reports Wednesday. ...
23:00, 08/21/2019

Ring rewarded users for reporting 'suspicious activities' Ring encouraged users to narc on their neighbors in exchange for swag bags and discounts, according to Motherboard. The publication found an internal company slide presentation that shows the instructions the controversial Amazon-owned home security....
21:16, 08/09/2019

Cryptopia needs $2M to keep a database alive – or users might never recover their tokens Defunct cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia warned it will take “some months at least” to figure out how to return tokens owed to its users. Cryptopia administrators have also requested “urgent interim relief,” which they say is critical to maintain a ...
09:16, 05/27/2019

The Google Play Store is nagging some users to get rid of old apps There have been a handful of updates to the Google Play Store’s operation that garnered headlines in recent days, such as the news that apps’ rating calculations will start being more heavily weighted toward the most recent user ratings. ...
17:32, 05/12/2019

Twitter's Costs Rise, but More Users Flock to Platform Twitter posted solid user and revenue growth in its latest quarter, signs that investments to improve civility on its social network and show users more relevant content are working....
05:16, 07/26/2019

La Liga app spied on users to catch illegal streamers Spain's top professional football league, La Liga, has been fined $284k by the country's data protection agency for using the league's mobile app to spy on its fans.The app, which has been downloaded on millions of devices, was reporte...
14:32, 06/13/2019

WhatsApp urges users to update app after 'serious' security breach The vulnerability – first reported by the Financial Times, and fixed in the latest WhatsApp update – allowed hackers to insert malicious software on phones by calling the target using the app, which is used by 1.5 billion people around the world....
11:00, 05/14/2019

Slack password reset coming to thousands of users Slack is set to reset password for thousands of users as it looks to respond to a data breach.The popular messaging app has confirmed it will reset the passwords of users it believes could be affected by a historical data breach.Around one percent of...
11:16, 07/18/2019

New feature in iOS 13 gives users more control over apps that track their location Late last month, we passed along the results of an investigation conducted by The Wall Street Journal that showed how 99% of third-party iOS apps promoted by Apple in the App Store contained secret trackers. With Apple trying to set the pace when it ...
15:16, 06/08/2019

Ring Promised Swag to Users Who Narc on Their Neighbors On top of turning their doorbell video feeds into a police surveillance network, Amazon’s home security subsidiary, Ring, also once tried to entice people with swag bags to snitch on their neighbors, Motherboard reported Friday.Read more......
22:16, 08/10/2019

Cybershoes enable VR users to physically walk, run, and jump for $400 Bringing actual physical locomotion to virtual reality isn't easy, but an Austrian company is pairing wireless sandal-like accessories with rotating chairs.Read More...
11:32, 08/20/2019

My browser, the spy: How extensions slurped up browsing histories from 4M users Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty) When we use browsers to make medical appointments, share tax returns with accountants, or access corporate intranets, we usually trust that the pages we access will remain private. DataSpii, a newly documente...
07:16, 07/18/2019

Microsoft warns users about email security scam Security researchers at Microsoft have issued a warning concerning an ongoing spam wave which utilizes malicious RTF documents to infect users' systems with malware.According to the company, the spam wave is specifically targeting European users...
10:16, 06/10/2019

WhatsApp urges users to upgrade app after security breach Facebook's WhatsApp urged users to upgrade to the latest version of its popular messaging app after reporting that users might be vulnerable to having malicious spyware installed on phones without their knowledge....
04:48, 05/14/2019

iPhone users can now use Android tech to unlock their devices Google is making it easier for iPhone and iPad users to verify sign-ins with the announcement that Apple device owners will now be able to use their Android device as a security key.The search giant recently revealed that it had developed a new Bluet...
15:48, 06/13/2019

Some OnePlus 7 Pro users received a strange notification today You can excuse OnePlus 7 Pro owners if they seem a bit confused today. Several owners of the device posted screenshots online indicating that they had received some sort of strange notification that can best be described as gibberish. One screenshot ...
12:00, 07/01/2019

MyDashWallet was compromised for 2 MONTHS — users, move your cryptocurrency MyDashWallet, a service that purports to be the fastest way of using DASH cryptocurrency, has revealed its platform was compromised for two whole months, and is now urging users to move their funds as soon as possible (if they’re still there). “The h...
05:32, 07/15/2019

Instagram will start hiding 'Like' counts for users in Canada As rumored, Instagram is indeed getting ready to roll out a test that hides "Like" counts from people looking at your pictures and videos. The company made the announcement at Facebook's F8 developers conference, where it revealed that it will s...
19:32, 04/30/2019

Tinder wants to protect LGBTQ users in countries that discriminate Tinder wants to keep its users safe in the nearly 70 countries that have discriminatory LGBTQ laws. Today, the company is launching a feature called Traveller Alert. When members of the LGBTQ community open the app in one of those countries, the aler...
10:48, 07/24/2019

Google Pay to Now Send SMS Alerts To Help Users Transact Securely Google Pay will now send app notifications as well as SMS to inform users each time they receive a collect request to highlight that approving the request will deduct money from their bank accounts....
08:16, 07/31/2019

Half of cannabis users think they can drive safely while high – are they right? It’s been several years since recreational cannabis was made legal in some US states. What effect has it had on road safety?People who are stoned often think they’re being funnier than they actually are, now we know they overestimate their driving ab...
07:00, 05/01/2019

Some OnePlus 7 Pro users are reporting issues with the phone's touchscreen Some OnePlus 7 Pro models are apparently exhibiting hardware problems just days after release, in the form of phantom touchscreen taps that apps seem to respond to but which haven't been made.As reported by Android Police, the mysterious ghost t...
03:00, 05/25/2019

Microsoft contractors listened to conversations from Xbox One users In a story that shouldn’t surprise anyone at this point, Vice is reporting that contractors working for Microsoft were able to listen to voice commands and full-on conversations spoken by Xbox One users. Similar to stories we’ve seen invo...
22:00, 08/21/2019

FCC ruling brings good news for many U.S. smartphone users Some analysts say that half of the calls you receive on your mobile phone this year will be spam/scam calls. And we can tell you that in the U.S., this stat is absolutely on target. And even if you block one number from calling, another one will be u...
21:48, 06/06/2019

Growth in number of users boosts Twitter revenue by a fifth Tweaks to user experience help company to better-than-expected profitability of $76m Twitter’s revenue rose by almost a fifth year on year, the company reported on Friday, leading to “better-than-expected profitability” of $76m (£61m) in the second q...
08:48, 07/26/2019

Chrome users can now give and receive remote support via the web Remote desktop applications have grown in popularity as they can be used to provide support remotely and with the release of Chrome 75, Google is making it even easier for users to get and give support to one another.The company recently announced th...
23:32, 06/06/2019

Hilarious #HornChallenge Has TikTok Users Laughing Out Loud The #HornChallenge involves pressing the face of a friend, family member or, in some cases, even a pet, as a honking sound plays in the background. Since the trend started, thousands of videos with......
03:48, 06/25/2019

Here's the fastest way for Android users to find and uninstall apps they don't need How many apps do you have on your phone? Do you use them all, or is that percentage closer to 50%? 40%? 20%? Let's say someone has 211 apps on their Android phone. Wouldn't you say that there are some that surely wouldn't be missed if they were unins...
15:16, 05/10/2019

ActionDash 3.0's new 'Focus' mode keeps Android users on task At I/O earlier this year, Google announced that Android Q will upgrade the recently added Digital Wellbeing feature with a Focus Mode to quiet attention-grabbing apps so you can get things done. However, there's a way to get that feature, and a ...
07:32, 06/29/2019

Paid Dropbox users are getting 1TB more storage space today Dropbox has spent much of the last few years focused on its products for enterprise business, but the company got its start by offering a simple, reasonably priced cloud storage and sync option. With major competition in the space from Google Drive,....
10:32, 05/29/2019

Fitbit targets 1 million new users with Singapore government tie-up Fitbit Inc said on Wednesday it signed a contract with the Singapore government to provide fitness trackers and services in a health program it said could reach up to one million users....
02:32, 08/22/2019

Apple Card launch expands to all US iPhone users Apple has announced its Apple Card is available to everyone in the US starting today, expanding on the limited launch earlier this month. If you didn't see the many signup tutorial videos provided by Apple, you can apply by opening the Wallet ap...
08:32, 08/20/2019

Twitter now has 139 million users—and that number is growing Twitter is reporting surprisingly strong user numbers and revenue even as it eliminates robotic and fake accounts on its platform.       ...
06:16, 07/26/2019

Google Pay will no longer let UK users send money to friends If you use Google Pay to send money between your friends, you may soon be cut off from splitting the bill. The company informed users today via email that it will be killing off the Google Pay Send peer-to-peer money transfer feature in the UK. The c...
15:32, 06/14/2019

Mobile phone users can now switch network with just one text New process makes it easier to get PAC code without provider trying to persuade users to stayConsumers are now able to switch their mobile phone provider simply by sending a text message – avoiding the cumbersome process which had been in place previ...
08:16, 07/01/2019

IRS is going after cryptocurrency users with warning letters about back taxes The IRS has begun sending thousands of letters to US cryptocurrency holders warning them they may have incorrectly reported the taxes they owe on their transactions involving digital money....
11:16, 07/27/2019

Consumer DNA testing has hit a lull — here's how it could capture the next wave of users experts speculate that the natural expiration of the early adopter wave and growing privacy concerns are to blame. But companies might be able to recover if they provide compelling medical reasons for users to get the tests....
13:00, 08/25/2019

T-Mobile says it can’t be sued by users because of forced-arbitration clause Enlarge / A T-Mobile store in New York City. (credit: Getty Images | helen89) T-Mobile US is trying to force customers into arbitration in order to avoid a class-action lawsuit that accuses the phone carrier of violating federal law by selling its ...
12:00, 07/09/2019

4 Your Health: 1st time opioid users more at risk to get hooked People receiving opioids in the hospital for the first time are more at risk of becoming addicted. People who take opioids for the first time while in the hospital may be at a higher risk of long-term use. That’s according to a new study from t...
12:48, 06/18/2019

"Everyone Voted Modi": Twitter Users Give New Meaning To EVM As the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) surged to power, a section of Twitter users created a new acronym for the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) today, labelling them "Everyone Voted Modi"....
09:16, 05/23/2019

Babbel’s update encourages users to chart their own language course Babbel, the popular language-learning app, is getting a makeover. Updated language lessons now put the spotlight on bite-sized lessons, and users are encouraged to choose which lessons are more relevant to them. We got a chance to check out the new a...
22:00, 08/23/2019

Instagram announces ads will be served to users Explore feed Instagram has just confirmed it will bring ads to your Explore feed. As one of the go-to features for Instagram users who search for places, shops and connect with people businesses and creators, Explore looks like a great monetization tool.According...
15:32, 06/26/2019

Dating app users more likely to control their weight in unhealthy ways People who use dating apps such as tinder are more likely to go to great lengths to get a slim figure. Buzz60's Mercer Morrison has the story.        ...
13:32, 05/31/2019

RoboKiller v. Nomorobo: Which robocall blocker should iOS users choose? Call blockers have made significant advancements, but so have telemarketers' tactics for getting you to pick up. See how call blockers RoboKiller and Nomorobo compare....
09:32, 04/28/2019

Instagram's anti-bullying AI asks users: 'Are you sure you want to post this?' Instagram said early tests found it encourages users to ‘share something less hurtful once they have had a chance to reflect’Instagram is inviting users to think again before posting unkind comments with a new tool designed to curb bullying on the so...
11:00, 07/09/2019

Google confirms Huawei users will still have access to some of its services Huawei smartphone users who didn't follow the tech news over the weekend will probably have a shock, when they'll learn that Google is taking steps to prevent the Chinese company from getting Android updates and Google services on its phones.Although...
04:00, 05/20/2019

Google Does Good Privacy Thing, Users Revolt If you own a Google Nest cam, you recently got an email from corporate explaining that you’ll no longer be able to turn off the status light on your camera. The status light is that little green glow that lets you as well as strangers know that a cam...
16:00, 08/15/2019

Nintendo Switch Online nears 10 million users Nintendo Switch Online has nearly reached 10 million users, according to a financial statement released by the company on Friday, April 26. That's a fairly substantial amount considering the service launched less than a year ago and, when c...
10:48, 04/28/2019

Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL users are reporting random shutdowns Thanks to its terrific camera and mid-range price point, Google's new Pixel 3a and 3a XL smartphones have been fairly well-received by the public, however, that hasn't been the case for all users.According to numerous reports on Reddit, som...
01:16, 05/21/2019

AT&T will finally help users effectively block harassing robocalls Over the past few years, annoying robocalls have seemingly become inescapable and, for some, an everyday nuisance. Last year alone, there were upwards of 48 billion robocalls made to individuals in the United States, a figure which represents a 325% ...
19:32, 07/09/2019

Firefox Fixes Borked Extensions for Everyone but Legacy Users If your Firefox add-ons were borked over the weekend, you’re not alone. Late on Friday, many Firefox users found that many extensions were suddenly useless or impossible to install after Mozilla pushed out an update to version 66.0.4 of its browser. ...
08:16, 05/06/2019

Scientists peek into opioid users’ brains as they try to quit Government scientists are starting to peek into the brains of people caught in the nation’s opioid epidemic, to see if medicines proven to treat addiction, like methadone, do more than ease the cravings and withdrawal....
14:48, 07/09/2019

Denver Uber users can buy public transit tickets in the app Uber customers in Denver can now use the app to purchase transit tickets. This makes Denver the first city in the world to get the added capability, but it won't be the last. It's all part of Uber's goal to make the platform a one-stop...
10:48, 05/02/2019

HomePod will support multiple users and music handoffs Apple just addressed some of the complaints about the HomePod in one fell swoop. A future update to the smart speaker will bring multiple major upgrades, most notably support for multiple users. Like its rivals, it can recognize who's speaking a...
13:48, 06/03/2019

Over 2 billion YouTube users are logged in and watching every month YouTube has hit a new milestone, with over two billion viewers logged into the service and going square-eyed every month. That's a little over a quarter of the world's population.As CNET reports, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced the new...
12:48, 05/03/2019

Instagram Will Enable Users to Flag Posts They Think Are Fake Instagram users in the U.S. will soon be able to report content they deem to be fake as the Facebook-owned app joins the fight against online misinformation, Reuters reporte. The new feature, announced Thursday, will allow users of the photo and vide...
09:00, 08/16/2019

Mozilla pilots its VPN service for Firefox desktop users in the US Mozilla is officially launching its Firefox Private Network VPN service for desktop users in the US. The VPN service, currently in beta, is part of a pilot experiment to test-drive new, privacy-centric products from the Firefox maker. It will be avai...
08:48, 09/11/2019

YouTube promises to give users better control over videos In a surprising move, YouTube revealed plans to offer users more control over their Homepage and Up Next videos. Apparently, three specific changes will be introduced in the coming days, which will allow YouTube users to set their preferences when it...
20:32, 06/26/2019

The Hottest Phones for the Next Billion Users Aren't Smartphones Millions of first-time internet consumers are connecting to the web on a new breed of device that only costs about $25. These smart feature phones make up one of the industry’s fastest-growing and least-known segments....
04:32, 07/23/2019

IT glitches 'stopped seven million payment card users' More than seven million people were left unable to use their payment cards due to IT hitches in the past year, according to estimates by consumer group Which?...
08:00, 06/12/2019

Over 2 Crore Users Logged On To Railways' Free WiFi In May Over two crore users logged into the railway WiFi at 1,606 stations across its network in May and the facility of free internet would be extended to the remaining 4,791 stations within this year,......
21:32, 06/25/2019

Amazon asks users for help with Alexa questions it can’t answer Every once in a while, an Amazon customer asks Alexa a question she can't answer. Now, Amazon thinks it has a solution. Today, it opened its Alexa Answers program to the public. According to a Fast Company exclusive, the new crowdsourcing platfo...
17:32, 09/12/2019

Apple HomePod now has voice recognition for multiple users Starting soon, Apple HomePod will be able to pick up on who's speaking and give them personalized recommendations and notifications for Apple Music, Messages, Notes, Reminders and more, all part of Apple HomePod's new multi-user feature.The...
12:32, 06/03/2019

Berlin To Tighten Rules For Electric Scooter Users Berlin plans to stop electric scooters from being left haphazardly on sidewalks and other anti-social behavior that's drawn the ire of residents in the German capital since the vehicles were made......
03:48, 08/08/2019

YouTube TV is giving away free Showtime subscriptions to longtime users They say that nothing in life is free, but Google would beg to differ, as select YouTube TV subscribers are now being offered a free subscription to Showtime from now through September 5th. The subscription typically costs $10.99 per month, but if yo...
18:00, 06/14/2019

Commerce Dept. grants Huawei a 90-day license to help existing users Last week the US Commerce Department added Huawei and 68 subsidiaries to its "Entity List" that bans it from doing business with US companies without a special license. Today, as anticipated, the Commerce Department loosened that restriction a bit wi...
19:32, 05/20/2019

Twitter Asked 193 Million Users to Verify Accounts in H2 2018 As part of its efforts to prevent manipulation of the platform by bots and fake accounts, Twitter challenged 19.35 crore (193 million) accounts for verification in the second half of 2018....
00:16, 06/03/2019

Monzo tells users to change PINs after security blunder British digital bank Monzo has apologised and urged 480,000 customers to change their PINs after realising that some of them were being stored inappropriately....
17:16, 08/06/2019

Superhuman offers users a shortcut to empty inbox nirvana The Silicon Valley startup makes bold claims for its slick technology that aims to rid people of torrents of unread emailsIn many ways, Superhuman is your archetypal Silicon Valley darling. It was founded by a brilliant Cambridge graduate who sold hi...
01:32, 07/12/2019

Realme X Kernel Source Released, Users Can Now Unlock Bootloader Realme is now giving Realme X users the ability to unlock their bootloader. The company has also released the kernel source for the device which should help custom ROM development...
07:32, 08/30/2019

Apple Says Only a Small Fraction of Spotify Users Affected by Its Fees Spotify pays Apple a 15 percent fee on about 680,000 of its 100 million premium customers, Apple disclosed in a response to Spotify's complaint with European antitrust regulators....
22:00, 06/24/2019

E-cigarette users warn Trump that the real culprit is THC vaping Many e-cigarette users are outraged at President Trump for proposing to ban flavored vaping liquids, saying he failed to address the real culprit for the rise in vaping-related illnesses: A rise in black-market products that combine THC, the psychoac...
08:48, 09/17/2019

IFTTT tells Nest users not to move their accounts over to Google Back in May Google announced it was phasing out its Works With Nest program in favour of a Works With Google Assistant framework. Unsurprisingly, users that had invested time and money into their smart home systems weren't too impressed by this ...
04:49, 08/20/2019

Google announced new AR YouTube filters that let users virtually try on makeup Google is experimenting with AR makeup filters this summer to let you test out new lipstick shades using your smartphones front-facing camera.       ...
12:48, 06/19/2019

IDC: High-end VR grew 60% in 2018, users have smartwatch-level satisfaction Strong growth in high-performance VR headset sales offset declines in smartphone-dependent headsets, IDC reports, but the market still faces challenges.Read More...
10:32, 05/10/2019

Apple ends practice of Siri contractors listening in on users Apple has halted its practice of having human contractors listen to users' Siri recordings to "grade" them, following an invesitgative report on the issue....
13:48, 08/02/2019

Can weed users be trusted with guns? A battle in America's heartland As legalization reaches the red states, the conflict between federal gun and marijuana laws becomes an issueIn November 2018, a Pennsylvania doctor who both used and prescribed medical marijuana sued the US. government. He had attempted to buy a revo...
23:16, 06/23/2019

Maguire calls for social media companies to verify users Manchester United defender Harry Maguire has called on social media companies to require users to verify their identities after teammate Paul Pogba was targeted on Twitter with racial abuse       ...
08:32, 08/20/2019

Larry Sanger will hide ‘blockchain’ on Everipedia to keep users comfortable Larry Sanger, co-founder of Wikipedia, took the Hard Fork stage at TNW2019 to reinforce the idea that user experience (UX) is a catalyst for decentralization. Sanger, now Chief Information Officer for the blockchain-powered Everipedia platform, expre...
11:32, 05/10/2019

Gay dating app Jack’d to pay $240K for exposing users’ nude photos Jack’d, a popular gay hookup and dating app that left users’ nude photos exposed, has agreed to pay $240,000 to New York state and amp up security in an agreement with the state Attorney General’s office, officials announced Friday....
17:00, 06/28/2019

Twitter to Flag Users for Speech Offending Religious Groups Twitter has updated its policy on hateful conduct to better protect religious groups, the latest effort by the company to police speech and prevent abuse on its platform....
12:32, 07/09/2019

Twitter is making it easier for users to follow curated topics Twitter is coming up with new ideas to improve the microblogging site, with tests currently underway for letting users follow specific topics so they can easily access content they’re interested in. It will work exactly how the social sit...
19:32, 08/13/2019

Hackers are now attacking Android users with advanced SMS phishing techniques Researchers have uncovered a new kind of “advanced” phishing attack targeting Android phones that can trick users into installing malicious settings on their devices that are disguised as innocuous network configuration updates. The attack, disclosed...
07:16, 09/04/2019

Apple accuses Google of 'stoking fear' among iPhone users Apple has hit back at Google for the latter’s reporting of a serious security vulnerability in iOS, claiming its rival had exaggerated the impact of the bug in its disclosure.Last month, Google’s Project Zero research team detailed a fl...
07:00, 09/09/2019

Huawei Lambasted by China's Online Users for Taiwan Listing China's online users turned their patriotic wrath Wednesday on major domestic phone maker Huawei for not toeing Beijing's line when referring to Taiwan and Hong Kong....
07:32, 08/16/2019

WhatsApp Rolls Out "Fingerprint Lock" For Android Beta Users After introducing the screen lock feature for iOS beta users more than three months ago, WhatsApp has now started rolling out a similar feature called "Fingerprint lock" for Android beta users, the......
03:32, 08/14/2019

Unlisted chemicals in Juul e-cigarettes may irritate throats of users While people who vape are inhaling chemicals used in the products, researchers point out they also inhale the results of reactions between those chemicals -- which may have unknown effects....
21:48, 07/30/2019

EA patched Origin security flaws that put millions of users at risk EA patched flaws in its Origin platform that could have enabled hackers to hijack and exploit millions of users' accounts. The vulnerabilities were spotted by Check Point Research and CyberInt, and once exploited, they could have allowed player ...
17:48, 06/26/2019

Samsung asks users to be extra careful with the Galaxy Fold Samsung postponed Galaxy Fold's release to fix its issues after an early rollout put damaged units in the hands of reviewers. The redesigned Fold felt sturdier than before when we tried it at IFA, but it sounds like the tech giant still wants yo...
21:48, 09/21/2019

2-in-1 Laptop Teacher vs Student Face-off: a tale of two power users The concept of the 2-in-1 laptop certainly isn’t new but, in 2019, this subgenre of the best laptops out there has gained major traction. The idea has been incredibly refined since its debut several years ago, with options all over the price s...
08:16, 08/02/2019

Tinder Seeks to Keep LGBTQ Users Safe While Travelling Internationally Tinder has announced a new safety feature for members of the LGBTQ community aiming to protect them from the risk of using dating apps in nearly 70 countries where the LGBTQ status still remains......
07:00, 07/25/2019

Update to app makes it easier for Apple iPhone users to get expert help If you're an Apple iPhone user in the U.S., the update to version 3.1 of the Apple Support app adds a useful new feature. According to MacRumors, the app will now connect those with an issue concerning their iPhone, to an expert through a chat sessio...
17:48, 05/13/2019

Apple and Amazon become top U.S. solar users, besting Target and Walmart Two tech titans have seemingly overtaken brick-and-mortar retailers as the top users of solar energy in the United States, but there's a catch.Read More...
11:16, 07/25/2019

Instagram adds tool for users to flag false information Instagram is adding an option for users to report posts they think are false, the company announced on Thursday, as the Facebook-owned photo-sharing site tries to stem misinformation and other abuses on its platform....
22:32, 08/15/2019

Uber Glitch Charges Users 100 Times Normal Price in the US Uber passengers in multiple cities were startled Wednesday when they were charged 100 times their normal fare for short trips, a glitch that sparked jokes about surge pricing gone wild....
05:48, 07/18/2019

China's Didi Chuxing to allow app users to access rivals' services China's biggest ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing will allow users of its smartphone app to access services provided by apps of three domestic auto firms and others, in a push to generate more orders....
04:48, 07/15/2019

Instagram bans marketing company tracking users' locations Instagram has banned a marketing company called Hyp3r which was saving location data attached to users' stories so it could track their real-world movements....
10:48, 08/08/2019

Realme 2 Pro Users Report Bootloop Issue Following Android Pie Update Realme 2 Pro users are reporting a bootloop issue following the recent Android Pie update for the phone, but a workaround has been shared by the company to avert it....
06:00, 06/03/2019

WhatsApp urges users to upgrade after discovering spyware vulnerability The spyware, developed by Israeli cyber intelligence company, used infected phone calls to take over the functions of operating systemsWhatsApp is encouraging users to update to the latest version of the app after discovering a vulnerability that all...
22:16, 05/13/2019

PlayStation is back after hours-long outage but Instagram is down for some users Many users experienced difficulty Thursday for about four hours with many gamers experiencing difficulty logging in and accessing PlayStation.       ...
17:48, 06/13/2019

Trump tries to overturn ruling stopping him from blocking Twitter users President Trump is determined to challenge an appeals court ruling preventing him from blocking critics on Twitter. The Justice Department has filed papers for Trump that demanded a rehearing by the Second US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York, ar...
04:00, 08/25/2019

After all these years, iPhone owners are still more loyal to the brand than Android users Over the past few years, one of the hallmarks of Apple’s strategy to boost iPhone sales has been to actively convince Android users to make the switch over to iOS. All told, it’s been a solid strategy given that iPhone owners, historicall...
00:32, 08/21/2019