Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling on the FBI and Federal Trade Commission to investigate the popular smartphone application FaceApp, citing privacy concerns and fears the data could be shared with the Russian government. MORE..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
An attempt to make Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg step down as the company’s chairman has failed. MORE..
A new Pokémon app called Pokémon Sleep is in development that will track player’s sleep and use the data for game play. MORE..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..