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Twitter urges all users to change passwords after glitch

Twitter urges all users to change passwords after glitch

Twitter Inc urged its more than 330 million users to change their passwords after a glitch caused some to be stored in readable text on its internal computer system rather than disguised by a process known as “hashing.” MORE..

(0) Comments | May 4, 2018  7:45 am
Cambridge Analytica closing down following Facebook data controversy

Cambridge Analytica closing down following Facebook data controversy

Cambridge Analytica, the Trump-affiliated data firm at the center of Facebook’s worst privacy scandal in history, is declaring bankruptcy and shutting down. MORE..

(0) Comments | May 3, 2018  8:00 am
Facebook takes on Tinder with its new dating service

Facebook takes on Tinder with its new dating service

In one of the highlights of today’s F8 conference, Facebook announced it was entering the online dating space with new features. MORE..

(0) Comments | May 2, 2018  3:31 pm
Google to finally bring iMessage-like service called ‘Chat’ to Android

Google to finally bring iMessage-like service called ‘Chat’ to Android

Google has a mobile operating system that powers almost 85% of the smartphones in the market today, a number that can be attributed to the wide price bracket Android devices are available in. MORE..

(0) Comments | April 20, 2018  3:23 pm
Zuckerberg admits Facebook collects data from non-users

Zuckerberg admits Facebook collects data from non-users

Mark Zuckerberg, under stern questioning by US legislators, said Facebook collects information on consumers who are not registered as users, acknowledging something that has been reported but not publicly spelt out by the company. MORE..

(0) Comments | April 12, 2018  1:19 pm
Facebook scandal ‘hit 87 million users’

Facebook scandal ‘hit 87 million users’

Facebook believes the data of up to 87 million people was improperly shared with the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica - many more than previously disclosed. MORE..

(0) Comments | April 5, 2018  1:21 pm
Google is blocking apps from uncertified Android devices

Google is blocking apps from uncertified Android devices

One of the best things about Android is that it’s an open source project, so developers are free to edit it to create their own custom ROMs. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 27, 2018  3:17 pm
Woman dies in Arizona after being hit by Uber self-driving car

Woman dies in Arizona after being hit by Uber self-driving car

An Uber self-driving car hit and killed a woman crossing the street in Arizona, police said on Monday, marking the first fatality involving an autonomous vehicle. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 20, 2018  5:05 pm
BlackBerry, Microsoft collaborate on productivity Apps for mobiles

BlackBerry, Microsoft collaborate on productivity Apps for mobiles

Former rivals BlackBerry and Microsoft have announced they were collaborating to offer enterprises a solution that integrates the latter’s expertise in mobility and security with Microsoft’s Cloud and productivity apps. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 20, 2018  1:32 pm
UN says Facebook is accelerating ethnic violence in Myanmar

UN says Facebook is accelerating ethnic violence in Myanmar

The United Nations has warned that Facebook’s platform is contributing to the spread of hate speech and ethnic violence in crisis hit Myanmar. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 13, 2018  5:59 pm
Facebook ends ‘Explore’ news feed experiment

Facebook ends ‘Explore’ news feed experiment

Facebook on Thursday (Mar 1) put an end to a test of splitting its signature News Feed into two, an idea that roiled how people consumed news in the six countries where it occurred and added to concern about Facebook’s power. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 2, 2018  5:02 pm
Micromax feature phones to run KaiOS in Sri Lanka

Micromax feature phones to run KaiOS in Sri Lanka

Micromax Informatics on Monday announced a partnership with KaiOS Technologies in order to create a unique mobile experience for the former’s customers in Sri Lanka and Middle East. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 27, 2018  3:01 pm
Nokia attempts a smartphone comeback with Android

Nokia attempts a smartphone comeback with Android

Remember when Nokia was the mobile phone powerhouse? Under a new owner, HMD Global, the brand is trying to make a comeback to the top with Android smartphones. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 27, 2018  2:44 pm
Steve Jobs’ typo-laden CV set to fetch £35,800 at auction

Steve Jobs’ typo-laden CV set to fetch £35,800 at auction

A pre-Apple job application filled out by Steve Jobs is going up for sale next month, complete with typos and punctuation errors. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 23, 2018  4:27 pm
Google launches Google Pay, its answer to Apple Pay

Google launches Google Pay, its answer to Apple Pay

Google introduced Google Pay on Tuesday, its latest attempt at creating a mobile payments challenger to Apple Pay. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 21, 2018  12:38 pm
Snapchat is fighting Instagram for celebrity users

Snapchat is fighting Instagram for celebrity users

Snapchat is finally sharing analytics with its most high-profile users as it steps up efforts to compete with Instagram. MORE...

(0) Comments | February 17, 2018  8:27 am
What happened to the Tesla that Elon Musk shot into space?

What happened to the Tesla that Elon Musk shot into space?

There were plenty of spectacular moments during the maiden launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday (6). But perhaps the most dramatic scene occurred about four minutes after liftoff: The second stage of the rocket, headed deeper into space, discarded the white nose cone at its tip. MORE...

(0) Comments | February 10, 2018  10:16 am
A step-by-step guide to backing up your iPhone

A step-by-step guide to backing up your iPhone

A lot of people learn the hard way how important it is to back up your iPhone. Whether you’ve lost your device, drowned it in the toilet or realized you’re missing precious photos and messages after installing an iOS update, it’s good to get into the habit of backing up often. MORE...

(0) Comments | February 5, 2018  10:03 am
Amazon reveals mini rainforest work space spheres

Amazon reveals mini rainforest work space spheres

After seven years of planning and construction, Amazon’s mini rainforest spheres are finally opening in Seattle. “The Spheres,” as they’re known, hold 40,000 plants from 30 different countries around the world. MORE...

(0) Comments | January 30, 2018  12:37 pm
Cryptocurrency hack victims to get refund

Cryptocurrency hack victims to get refund

One of Japan’s largest digital currency exchanges has said it will refund most of the $534m (£380m) worth of virtual assets lost in a hacking attack. Coincheck has promised to use its own funds to reimburse more than 46bn yen ($423m) to customers who lost their NEM cryptocurrency coins on Friday. MORE...

(0) Comments | January 29, 2018  10:07 am
Xiaomi outpaces Samsung to become top smartphone seller in India

Xiaomi outpaces Samsung to become top smartphone seller in India

Samsung Electronics has lost its crown as the top smartphone seller in India for the first time in six years, as it was outsold by China’s Xiaomi in the final quarter of 2017, data from two tech research firms shows. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 25, 2018  1:05 pm
 Facebook to use surveys to boost ‘trustworthy’ news

Facebook to use surveys to boost ‘trustworthy’ news

Facebook has announced it will prioritise news sources deemed to be more trustworthy on its News Feed. MORE...

(0) Comments | January 20, 2018  11:38 am
Uber to introduce limit on drivers’ hours

Uber to introduce limit on drivers’ hours

Uber is introducing a new policy on drivers’ hours across the UK next week, which it says will help to increase safety for drivers and passengers. MORE...

(0) Comments | January 17, 2018  10:54 am
The first Lightning-based wireless Qi charger is here

The first Lightning-based wireless Qi charger is here

LXORY isn’t exactly a major company in the wireless charging business, but they’ve managed to become the first to release a wireless charger with an input for Apple’s Lightning cables, via 9to5Mac. MORE...

(0) Comments | January 15, 2018  1:14 pm
Facebook plans major changes to news feed

Facebook plans major changes to news feed

Facebook is to change how its news feed works, making posts from businesses, brands and media less prominent. MORE...

(0) Comments | January 14, 2018  11:57 am