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Your Samsung Galaxy S7 might be vulnerable to hacking...
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A microchip security flaw has been uncovered in Samsung Galaxy S7 phones that puts millions of users at risk to hacking. Called Meltdown, the security flaw affects most microchips and was uncovered earlier this year. Prior to this discovery, Samsung phones were thought to be immune to Meltdown.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-09 10:33 UTC
Twitter says it’s not ‘shadow banning’ anyone — it’s just making it harder for you to find them...
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Don't worry, guys. Twitter isn't selectively censoring users who engage in certain types of speech. It's just making it harder for you to find them.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-09 02:26 UTC
Twitter Plans 'Hate Speech' Crackdown After Backlash From Upset Employees...
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ack Dorsey signaled a forthcoming change to Twitter's speech policies after a backlash from his own employees who want the company to ban Alex Jones.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-09 02:19 UTC
Scary Wi-Fi attack can hack your password no matter how strong it is...
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If you think securing your Wi-Fi network with a strong password is enough to keep hackers away, well, think again. A researcher has detailed a new kind of attack, discovered by accident, which woul...
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-08 20:17 UTC
LibreOffice 6.1 Released For Windows, Linux, macOS: Brings New Icon Style, Improved Image Handler...
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After waiting for almost half a year, The Document Foundation has finally pushed the first point release for LibreOffice 6. The latest update LibreOffice 6.1 is important in the sense it packs a plethora of big features. The update brings performance impr
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-08 14:44 UTC
The U.S. Is Bracing for Possible Cyberattacks After Iran Sanctions...
Concern over that cyber threat has been rising since May
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-08 14:10 UTC
Samsung to invest $22 billion in AI, auto components...
Samsung Electronics and its affiliated companies plan to spend $22 billion over the next 3 years on artificial intelligence, auto components and other future businesses. Samsung said today it will spend the sum to hire AI researchers, to be a global player in next-generation telecoms technology.
By shubham400 on 2018-08-08 13:16 UTC
Author Peter Van Buren: Twitter Suspends Me Forever...
This followed exchanges with several mainstream journalists over their support for America’s wars ....I lost my career at the State Department because I spoke out as a whistleblower against the Iraq War. I’ve now been silenced, again, for speaking out, this time by a corporation.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-07 15:03 UTC
Bank on it: It's either legal to port-scan someone without consent or it's not, fumes researcher...
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Halifax issue could clarify one rule for banks, another for us, says white hat Halifax Bank scans the machines of surfers that land on its login page whether or not they are customers, it has emerged....
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-07 14:27 UTC
Pentagon tells troops: turn off fitness tracker GPS when you head to warzones...
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The Pentagon has now made it official. Eight months after a researcher discovered that the "heatmap" feature of the Strava fitness tracking community was revealing the location of US military facilities in Syria and other conflict zones as well as some troop movements, the Department of Defense has
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-07 14:27 UTC
BBC websites blocked in China after security change...
The BBC's move to the more secure delivery format HTTPS results in its pages being blocked.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-07 14:13 UTC
Mozilla debuts Firefox extension that recommends content based on your browsing activity...
Mozilla today lifted the lid on an experimental Firefox feature that recommends content based on what you're currently reading through the browser. The new tool is available as part of the Fi...
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-07 14:12 UTC
Apple Might Ditch Lightning Connector After Pressure From The EU...
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Apple might have to part ways with the lightning connector after the EU is planning to launch an investigation against the issue of different types of chargers present in the smartphone industry. In 2009, 14 companies including Apple, Samsung, Huawei, and
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-07 14:09 UTC
Google Refuses To Assist U.S. Military, Bends Over For China's Communist Censors...
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Besides clearly showing the company is willing to put profit above doing what's right, their decision to censor their search engine in China is likely to threaten their bottom line in the long run.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-06 12:22 UTC
Apple's first ever dual-SIM iPhone may not launch in India...
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We now know that the first ever iPhone to support dual-SIM cards will launch this year in fall. The 2018 iPhone line up will have three iPhones and one of them will support dual-SIM cards- a feature confirmed by iOS 12. However, Apple is unlikely to launch this iPhone model in India, as per
By manojpnchal on 2018-08-06 06:34 UTC
Mozilla's new DNS resolution is dangerous...
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Mozilla wants to override any configured DNS server with Cloudflare. Why would anyone replace their ISP's DNS server with on from Cloudflare. Sharing data with third parties bears risks
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-06 03:27 UTC
Google Makes Plan To Return To China With Censored Search Engine...
Google has had quite the roller coaster ride with China. Back in 2006, Google unfortunately decided to give into pressure from the Chinese government, and agreed to launch a censored version of its site in China.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-01 20:48 UTC
Trump Be Warned: Google Is Not Great...
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There will be no free speech online if we do not hold Google accountable for its anti-competitive policies
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-31 06:08 UTC
John Oliver ripped into Facebook with a parody of its ubiquitous 'Here Together' ad (FB)...
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Comedian John Oliver roasted Facebook with a parody version of its "Here Together" TV ad. The parody plays on Facebook's issues with misusing data, fake news, and outrageous content. It caps a terrible week for Facebook, which lost $120 billio
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-30 17:14 UTC
Big data backlash: Consumers wise up to Facebook, Twitter...
Social network user bases are flat-ling as consumers and governments respond to data privacy and fake news concerns.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-30 17:11 UTC
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