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Almost 30 million Facebook users' phone numbers and email addresses were accessed by hackers in the biggest security breach in the company's history
Almost 30 million Facebook users' phone numbers and email addresses were accessed by hackers in the biggest security breach in the company's history, Facebook said Friday. The attackers accessed even more details on 14 million of those users, including the area where they live, their relationship status, their religion, and part of their search history. The FBI is "actively investigating" the breach, Guy Rosen, a Facebook vice-president, told reporters on a call Friday. He said the FBI has asked the company"not to discuss who may be behind this attack" or to share other details ... (Click Here To Read More)
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Facebook wants to put a camera in your house
Facebook is releasing its own smart speaker with a screen and a camera. It really hopes you don't find the Portal creepy. The Portal, and the larger Portal +, is built specifically for video calls. It's essentially a smart speaker with a touchscreen that includes a couple unique features. Among them is a user detection system that will cinematically zoom in on a person's face or follow them as they move around a room. The idea behind the device is to make video chats more like actually hanging out together. Read more here ... (Click Here To Read More)
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Google+ to shut down after security bug
For Google, a data privacy reckoning may finally come as a result of a service that it admits almost no one uses much anymore. Google said Monday it is shutting down the long ailing social network Google+ for consumer use amid new scrutiny of the company for reportedly failing to publicly disclose a security bug affecting hundreds of thousands of accounts on the service. In a blog post, the company admitted Google+ had failed to achieve "broad consumer or developer adoption" since it launched as a would-be Facebook rival in 2011. However, the announcement came moment... (Click Here To Read More)
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Instagram says it will now detect bullying in photos
Instagram is continuing its efforts to combat bullying on the platform. On Tuesday, the company said it is starting to use new machine learning technology to proactively detect bullying in photos and captions. Those posts will be sent to Instagram's Community Operations team for human review. "Online bullying is complex, and we know we have more work to do to further limit bullying and spread kindness on Instagram," Adam Mosseri, the new head of Instagram, said in a blog post. Mosseri was named Instagram's chief last week following the exit of co-founder... (Click Here To Read More)
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Google unveils Pixel 3 and Home Hub smart screen
Google is releasing an updated version of its high-end Pixel phone packed with new camera tricks, a Chrome OS tablet and its first smart-screen device with Google Assistant. Put another way: Google is taking on the iPhone, the Surface Pro and the Echo Show. The company announced on Tuesday the new Pixel 3, Pixel Slate and Google Home Hub. All three are additions to its "Made for Google" lineup and were announced at a press event in New York City. The trio represent the latest update from Google's two-and-a-half-year-old hardware division, which is finally buildi... (Click Here To Read More)
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Google has launched its latest smartphones under the shadow of a data exposure scandal
Google has launched its latest smartphones under the shadow of a data exposure scandal. The Pixel 3 handsets introduce new photography features including a much higher-quality digital zoom than before. The company suggests the innovation shows it has no need to place more than one camera on the handsets' rear. The launch comes a day after it emerged that a Google+ bug was not made public when it was discovered in the Spring. The flaw led to personal data belonging to 500,000 members of the social network not being properly protected. Read more here ... (Click Here To Read More)
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Sony PlayStation 4 will get 'next-generation' successor
Sony's president has confirmed that his company is developing a new video games console. Kenichiro Yoshida told the Financial Times that "it's necessary to have a next-generation hardware". However, he declined to say whether the successor would be branded the PlayStation 5, the newspaper added. The announcement comes at a time when Sony and other tech firms have been experimenting with streaming games from remote servers as an alternative. The Japanese company allows titles on its cloud-based PlayStation Now service to be played via PCs, and at one... (Click Here To Read More)
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Astronomers have announced the possible discovery of the first known moon outside our Solar System
Astronomers have announced the possible discovery of the first known moon outside our Solar System. This "exomoon" is not like any in our cosmic neighbourhood: it's the size of Neptune and orbits a planet the size of Jupiter - but with 10 times the mass. The object was spotted in data from Nasa's Kepler spacecraft, and later observed using the Hubble telescope. Astronomers David Kipping and Alex Teachey have published their results in Science Advances journal. But they say that further observations are needed to understand the distant planetary system. ... (Click Here To Read More)
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How venoms are shaping medical advances
The dangers of venoms are well documented, but these deadly toxins can also save lives. Toxicologist Dr Zoltan Takacs says: "Venom toxins are the only molecules on Earth explicitly selected by evolution to take a life in less than one minute”. In 2015, David Warrell, tropical medicine specialist at Oxford University, estimated that 200,000 deaths a year were caused by snakebites. The development of new antivenom is an ongoing struggle, however researchers have found that the toxins found in venoms can also aid in treating other medical conditions and several venom-based drugs... (Click Here To Read More)
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US gives China's ZTE some breathing room
The Trump administration is allowing Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE to restart some business activities. The Commerce Department says it has agreed to temporarily let ZTE (ZTCOF) carry out transactions it needs to provide network maintenance on contracts it signed on or before April 15. That's when the US government barred American companies from selling parts and services to ZTE, China's second largest manufacturer of telecom equipment. The ban threatened to put ZTE, which also makes smartphones, out of business. The company became a bargaining chip in trade talks be... (Click Here To Read More)
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WhatsApp fights hoax messages in India after rumors led to killings
Here's why quitting Facebook is so hard WhatsApp fights hoax messages in India after rumors led to killings WhatsApp is working on a new feature to help prevent the spread of hoax messages in India after a spate of lynchings were triggered by rumors shared on the messaging service. The Facebook (FB)-owned service is testing a tool in India that will show users when a message has been forwarded rather than composed by the sender, it said in a letter to the Indian government on Wednesday. WhatsApp shared the letter with CNNMoney. India is WhatsApp's biggest market, with over 200 mill... (Click Here To Read More)
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Micron barred from selling chips in China, rival says
US chipmaker Micron has run into trouble in a court battle in China, according to one of its rivals. A Chinese court has temporarily barred Micron (MICR) from selling 26 products in the country including memory chips, memory sticks and hard drives, Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) said in a statement late Tuesday. UMC filed patent infringement lawsuits against Micron in China in January. A spokesman for Micron, which is based in Idaho, said Wednesday that the company hasn't yet received the court order and won't comment until it does. The court, in the southea... (Click Here To Read More)
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Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal draws growing federal scrutiny
Facebook is facing a widening inquiry from the federal government, with three federal agencies and the Department of Justice looking into how the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica obtained the personal data of up to 71 million Americans. Facebook has fielded questions from the FBI, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice. The Washington Post first reported details of the widening inquiry. Facebook said in March that Cambridge Analytica, a firm that worked for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, obtained data im... (Click Here To Read More)
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HTC to lay off 1,500 employees
HTC is laying off 1,500 people after years of losing money and market share. The struggling Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer confirmed Monday that it is downsizing as part of a broader "realignment of resources across the organization." It expects to complete the layoffs by September. "HTC continues to review its operations to ensure production resources align with key strategic initiatives, so that the company can more effectively compete in its target markets while maintaining its innovative edge," an HTC spokesperson said in a statement provided to CNNMoney. Despite ... (Click Here To Read More)
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Facebook apologizes for bug that temporarily unblocked people
Facebook announced on Monday it will notify 800,000 people about a bug that unblocked accounts those users had previously blocked. The bug was active between May 29 and June 5. In a blog post, Facebook's chief privacy officer, Erin Egan, said some blocked users couldn't view posts that the person who blocked them shared with friends, but they could have seen things that person shared. "We know that the ability to block someone is important — and we'd like to apologize and explain what happened," Egan said in the post. When someone is typically blocked on Facebook, t... (Click Here To Read More)
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Lyft acquires Citi Bike parent company, Motivate
Lyft, like Uber, is moving beyond cars. The ride-hailing startup on Monday announced it will acquire Motivate, the largest bikeshare operator in North America. Motivate operates Citi Bike in New York and Capital Bikeshare in Washington DC, among other brands. The move comes as Lyft has been expanding its reach in the transportation space. It has integrated public transit in its app and introduced Lyft Line, which lets users share a ride with strangers who are going to destinations close together. "Lyft and Motivate have both been committed for years to the same goal of reducing the nee... (Click Here To Read More)
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Tesla finally hits Elon Musk's target for the Model 3
Tesla finally hit Elon Musk's production goal for the Model 3. The company said in a regulatory filing Monday that it produced 5,031 Model 3s in the last week of the second quarter. Tesla also raised its production target for the Model 3, its most accessibly priced electric car. The company said it expects to make 6,000 per week by late next month. The Model 3 had missed two ambitious production targets, but Musk had promised investors that the company would make 5,000 Model 3s per week by about this time of year. "The last 12 months were some of the most difficult in Tesla's ... (Click Here To Read More)
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California passes strictest online privacy law in the country
Apple CEO: Privacy is fundamental human right California passes strictest online privacy law in the country By Heather Kelly June 29, 2018: 12:03 PM ET California just passed the nation's toughest data privacy law. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 on Thursday, hours after its unanimous approval by the State Assembly and Senate. The law, which takes effect in 2020, gives consumers sweeping control over their personal data. It grants them the right to know what information companies like Facebook and Google are collecting, why they are collecting it, and ... (Click Here To Read More)
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Apple and Samsung settle their epic patent infringement battle
Apple and Samsung just ended their epic seven-year legal patent infringement fight. The two companies agreed to a settlement in the case, according to court documents filed Wednesday, but did not disclose the terms. The settlement closes a dispute that started in 2011 when Apple accused Samsung (SSNLF) of "slavishly" copying the iPhone's design and software features. A jury awarded Apple (AAPL) $539 million in May, leaving Samsung with an outstanding balance of $140 million it owed Apple. It was not clear Wednesday how much more, if anything, Apple will receive. Litigating the... (Click Here To Read More)
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Lyft is now worth twice what it was last year
Lyft is now worth $15.1 billion -- twice what it was worth just last year. On Wednesday, the ride-sharing company said it raised another $600 million, capping its remarkable run since April 2017, when it was valued at $7.5 billion. Fidelity Investments -- one of the startup's biggest backers -- led the latest funding round, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. The asset manager has poured more than $800 million into Lyft. Previous investors include the CapitalG unit of Google's parent company Alphabet (GOOGL), private equity firm KKR and Japanese e-commerce giant Raku... (Click Here To Read More)
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