Thursday, 21 November 2019

Tech

Android camera flaw allowed apps to spy on users

MANCHESTER: Recently, a security flaw was made public that allowed the camera on your Android phone to spy on you. The vulnerability was found by security researchers at Checkmarx, and it allowed for an app with only storage permissions to take control of the camera app on your phone to ...

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TikTok crossed Facebook and Instagram

LONDON: Social media app TikTok has just crossed 1.5 billion downloads worldwide, becoming the third most downloaded non-gaming app in 2019. The report comes from SensorTower’s latest analysis, which shows that TikTok has overthrown Facebook and is now behind WhatsApp and Messenger in terms of total downloads. However, this only ...

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Tesla supercharger station catches fire in New Jersey

SAN FRANCISCO: A Tesla Supercharger station in New Jersey caught fire due to unknown reasons and the Electric Vehicle (EV) maker is investigating the situation. The blaze broke out at a Tesla Supercharger station situated at a Wawa convenience store in Parsippany, New Jersey. Wawa is a chain of convenience ...

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Google antitrust probe to expand into Android

LONDON: The several dozen attorneys general investigating advertising practices at Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google are planning to expand their antitrust probe into the unit’s flagship Android business, CNBC reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The investigation, led by the Texas attorney general’s office, is known to have focused on ...

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Motorola flips for its futuristic foldable phone

NEW YORK: Motorola is bracing for the future by returning to the past. The company is adapting its historical flip-phone design for a smartphone with a foldable screen. Samsung, Huawei and others have phones that fold like a book and offer a double-sized display when unfolded. Motorola’s new Razr phone, ...

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Facebook removes billions of fake accounts, child abuse posts

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook said it has taken down about 5.4 billion fake accounts this year,along with millions of posts depicting child abuse and suicide, in a sign of the persistent battle on social media against manipulation and misinformation. Between April and September, Facebook said it took down 3.2 billion fake accounts. ...

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Security experts find flaws in ATM machines

A pair of security researchers has discovered two vulnerabilities in cash machines widely used across the US that could allow a determined criminal to steal cash and customer data. Brenda So and Trey Keown, of New York-based Red Balloon Security, found the flaws in machines manufactured by Nautilus Hyosung America, ...

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Facebook admits 100 developers accessed private user information

LONDON: Facebook has revealed that it unintentionally gave software developers access to user date including the names and profile pictures of people in specific groups on the social networking site. Facebook has been restricting software developer access to its user data following reports in March 2018 that political consulting firm ...

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Apple TV Plus launches in more than 100 countries

LONDON: Apple’s new streaming television service ‘Apple TV Plus’ is now available in the TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac, along with other devices like Smart TVs, Roku, Amazon Fire TV sticks and the web at tv.apple.com. The service is available in more than 100 countries around ...

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Thousands to go jobless as big shots cut down in Indian IT industry

The IT industry of India is undergoing a bleak phase these days, as reports suggest that over 20,000 employees of the industry will be left jobless. The development comes after two giants of Indian IT market, the Indian multinational Infosys and US-based Cognizant, announced massive cuts in staff in a ...

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