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Google will now tell you how crowded your bus or train is likely to be

Google will now tell you how crowded your bus or train is likely to be

Google announced on Thursday that it is introducing new transit crowdedness predictions in its Maps app. Now, you can see how crowded your bus, train, or tube is likely to be before heading out on your commute. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 14, 2019  5:50 pm

U.S. to investigate French plan for tax on tech giants

U.S. to investigate French plan for tax on tech giants

The White House will investigate a French plan to impose taxes on technology companies, a move that’s been a prelude to new U.S. tariffs under the Trump administration, according to two people familiar with the matter. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 11, 2019  11:05 am

Instagram’s anti-bullying AI asks users: ‘Are you sure you want to post this?’

Instagram’s anti-bullying AI asks users: ‘Are you sure you want to post this?’

Instagram is inviting users to think again before posting unkind comments with a new tool designed to curb bullying on the social media platform. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 10, 2019  9:37 am

Fake Samsung firmware update app tricks more than 10 million Android users

Fake Samsung firmware update app tricks more than 10 million Android users

Over ten million users have been duped in installing a fake Samsung app named “Updates for Samsung” that promises firmware updates, but, in reality, redirects users to an ad-filled website and charges for firmware downloads. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 5, 2019  5:16 pm

BMW and Daimler team up on automated driving

BMW and Daimler team up on automated driving

The strategic partnership will focus on developing technologies for assisted driving systems, automated driving on highways and automated parking, BMW and Daimler said in a statement, adding that the two companies will implement the technologies in their cars independently. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 5, 2019  4:03 pm

Samsung sued over water-resistant phone claims

Samsung sued over water-resistant phone claims

Samsung is being sued by Australia’s consumer watchdog for allegedly making misleading claims about the water-resistant properties of its phones. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 5, 2019  3:37 pm

‘Silence’ hackers hit banks in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, and Kyrgyzstan

‘Silence’ hackers hit banks in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, and Kyrgyzstan

A group of hackers specialized in attacking banks has hit again, and this time they’ve breached four targets in Asia, respectively in Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, and Kyrgyzstan, security researchers from Group-IB have told ZDNet. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 4, 2019  11:07 am

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp restored after global outage

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp restored after global outage

Facebook on Wednesday issued a statement saying that an issue with uploading or sending media files on its apps and platforms has been resolved. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 4, 2019  8:59 am

WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram down worldwide

WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram down worldwide

Users around the world Wednesday are having problems signing into Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. Facebook is down at the moment, various news outlets and blogs are reporting, and issues include login features as well as photos and other images failing to load properly. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 3, 2019  9:21 pm

How apps power Hong Kong’s ‘leaderless’ protests

How apps power Hong Kong’s ‘leaderless’ protests

In a tiny room on the edge of a nondescript building complex, sits an unlikely participant in Hong Kong’s protest movement. Behind his laptop computer, Tony (not his real name) monitors scores of groups on private messaging app Telegram and online forums. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 2, 2019  12:43 pm

Facebook adds new limits to address spread of hate speech in Sri Lanka & Myanmar

Facebook adds new limits to address spread of hate speech in Sri Lanka & Myanmar

As Facebook grapples with the spread of hate speech on its platform, it is introducing changes that limit the spread of messages in two countries where it has come under fire in recent years: Sri Lanka and Myanmar. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 21, 2019  3:49 pm

Huawei smartphone sales hit amid US curbs

Huawei smartphone sales hit amid US curbs

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei has said international sales of the Chinese telecoms giant’s handsets have sunk 40% in the past month as a US-led backlash against the firm intensifies. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 18, 2019  12:27 pm

Bitcoin’s carbon footprint equal to Sri Lanka, researchers claim

Bitcoin’s carbon footprint equal to Sri Lanka, researchers claim

The virtual currency Bitcoin is responsible for the same amount of carbon dioxide emissions as a city like Las Vegas or Hamburg and efforts to reduce its climate footprint should be considered, researchers said Thursday. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 14, 2019  12:27 pm

YouTube CEO apologizes to LGBTQ community over handling of anti-gay content

YouTube CEO apologizes to LGBTQ community over handling of anti-gay content

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki apologized to the LGBTQ community but stood by the company’s controversial decision last week not to take down videos containing homophobic harassment and racist slurs. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 11, 2019  3:22 pm

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg ‘survives’ leadership vote

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg ‘survives’ leadership vote

An attempt to make Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg step down as the company’s chairman has failed. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 31, 2019  4:48 pm

Apple wins patent for a foldable display

Apple wins patent for a foldable display

Apple has won a patent for a foldable screen that could be used on iPhones and other devices. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 29, 2019  5:21 pm

New Pokémon Sleep app to ‘turn sleep into entertainment’

New Pokémon Sleep app to ‘turn sleep into entertainment’

A new Pokémon app called Pokémon Sleep is in development that will track player’s sleep and use the data for game play. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 29, 2019  5:07 pm

Microsoft removes Huawei laptops from its store

Microsoft removes Huawei laptops from its store

After Google’s restrictions on Huawei’s Android license, Microsoft has inflicted more pain on the Chinese company by stopping to sell Huawei laptops on its official store. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 24, 2019  4:17 pm

Google and Android system cut ties with Huawei after US blacklist

Google and Android system cut ties with Huawei after US blacklist

Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source told Reuters on Sunday (19), in a blow to the Chinese technology company that the U.S. government has sought to blacklist around the world. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 20, 2019  4:20 pm

Cyber attack on several Sri Lankan websites including Kuwait Embassy

Cyber attack on several Sri Lankan websites including Kuwait Embassy

Nearly 10 websites containing the domain names .com and .lk have come under a cyber attack, the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT) said. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 19, 2019  12:57 pm

How attackers were able to spread spyware through WhatsApp with just a phone call

How attackers were able to spread spyware through WhatsApp with just a phone call

Earlier this week, it was reported that a vulnerability in Facebook’s popular WhatsApp messaging service made it possible for attackers to spread spyware to smartphones via phone calls made through the app. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 16, 2019  5:01 pm

WhatsApp discovers ‘targeted’ surveillance attack

WhatsApp discovers ‘targeted’ surveillance attack

Hackers were able to remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices using a major vulnerability in messaging app WhatsApp, it has been confirmed. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 14, 2019  7:29 pm

US lawmakers seek to ban paid loot boxes in games aimed at kids

US lawmakers seek to ban paid loot boxes in games aimed at kids

Loot boxes remain one of the most controversial topics in gaming, and now lawmakers in the US are planning to ban paid loot boxes in titles aimed at kids. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 9, 2019  5:19 pm

UK Defense Secretary fired over Huawei leak

UK Defense Secretary fired over Huawei leak

British Prime Minister Theresa May has fired her Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson over the leaking of a key decision related to the Chinese telecoms company Huawei from a UK National Security Council meeting. MORE..

(0)Comments | May 2, 2019  11:38 am

Microsoft turned down facial-recognition sales on human rights concerns

Microsoft turned down facial-recognition sales on human rights concerns

Microsoft Corp recently rejected a California law enforcement agency’s request to install facial recognition technology in officers’ cars and body cameras due to human rights concerns, company President Brad Smith said on Tuesday. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 17, 2019  11:58 am

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