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Thanks to the Source3's technology and this content rights management company's team, Facebook plans to help digital artists monetize their content while staying safe from piracy.
Some Chinese residents forced to install government spyware on phones
The Chinese government has made the installation of surveillance software on phones mandatory in the north-western city of Urumqi. Urumqi is the capital of Xin Jiang province, which is home to most of China's Turkic Uighur minority.
Verizon allegedly throttling Netflix and Youtube
Verizon "unlimited" subscribers have complained about YouTube and Netflix being throttled to 10Mbps, resulting in decreased video quality in some situations. Verizon later admitted to testing"optimizations", but denied that they had throttled the connection.
Facebook to allow paywalled articles later this year
Facebook is reportedly working on a paywall system to access shared articles.
Master decryption key for Petya ransomware found to be ineffective against NotPetya
The decryption key for the Petya ransomware seems to be ineffective for use in systems infected by NotPetya, leaving those infected by the nefarious program still in the lurch.
Europeans want devices that can be easily repaired
In 2014, a poll showed that a majority of consumers in the EU would prefer to repair their old devices instead of just buying new ones. Recently, the European Parliament passed a resolution calling for device manufacturers to create products better suited to meet this demand.
Skype Lite for Android updated with user verification integration for Indian users
Integration of a citizen's 'Aadhaar' identification into Skype is now possible, providing Indian users with identity verification facility for important calls.
Microsoft pressured to offer Windows 10 upgrades at 75 percent off due to ransomware attacks
With many devices still languishing with older Windows versions, the Indian Government is pressing Microsoft for a one-time discount on Windows 10 to curb the proliferation of ransomware.
Microsoft reveals some of the upcoming enterprise security features in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
There's never been a time to be more secure than now, and the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update looks to reinforce this fact
Microsoft patents always-on anti-theft technology for laptops
Microsoft has patented an anti-theft system for upcoming PCs with cellular connectivity, allowing them to be remotely disabled even without a network connection.
UK parliament suffering from sustained cyber-attacks
Parliament's email system has been forced to close itself off from outside connections following a series of persistent cyber-attacks discovered today.
Windows 10 S can be infected with malware
While Microsoft has claimed that Windows 10 S is not vulnerable to any currently known malware, a clever cybersecurity professional has found an exploit in Microsoft Word that can run malicious code in the operating system.
Google takes a hard line on online terror in its new 4-step plan
In a recent blog post, General Counsel at Google Ken Walker delineated the company's mission to combat terrorism online. While Google already devotes a portion of its enormous resources toward counter-terrorism, the company aims to bolster its efforts with a newly published 4-step plan.
British intelligence claims North Korea is behind WannaCry, though doubts persist
US and British intelligence services believe that they tracked the WannaCry ransomware to North Korea via attributing it to the Lazarus Group, who hacked Sony Pictures in 2014 preceding the release of the comedy film "The Interview".
Canada will soon require all smartphones to be sold unlocked
In the US, carriers have to unlock your phone once you've paid it off. But a recent Canadian ruling goes one step further: upon request, your device must be unlocked, for free, regardless of contract state. Furthermore, all new phones must be sold unlocked starting in December.
Google Drive will become Google Backup and Sync, will be able to back up more files
Google Drive will soon become Google Backup and Sync, which will start backing up your selected files not just from your Google Drive folder, but from almost anywhere on your computer.
Study reveals 70 percent of mobile app data is being shared with third parties
A recent study by a Spanish institute has just revealed that the majority of mobile apps used share data with third parties.
Chinese officials uncover massive data theft by local Apple employees
An underground identity-theft ring where Apple employees were selling customers' personal data was uncovered in China.
Andy Rubin's Essential brand accused of trademark infringement
Spigen, a smartphone manufacturer that owns trademark rights to the term "Essential," has sent a Cease and Desist order to Andy Rubin's Essential company. Claiming that Essential infringed on their copyright, Spigen demanded that Essential stop using the trademark.
Chinese "Fireball" malware infects almost 250 million computers
Chinese company Rafotech has been found to be responsible for the current epidemic of the "Fireball" malware, which has affected nearly 250 million computers worldwide. Fireball is usually installed by piggybacking on an installer of wanted software; it then hijacks the user's browser and can then proceed to do anything from spying to dropping additional mal...
Lithium-ion battery catches fire aboard flight to San Francisco
A single faulty AA battery belonging to a passenger was responsible for an emergency landing two hours into the cross-country flight.
"Cloak and Dagger" vulnerability can leave your Android phone open to attack
The exploit, which has long been theorized, was confirmed by computer security researchers. By using invisible overlays and some clever social engineering, hackers can quickly gain full control to an Android device.
Vulnerability found in subtitle system of VLC, Kodi, and other media players
By injection malicious code into subtitle files, hackers are able to take full control of a device that loads the malicious subtitles. The exploit affects four of the biggest media streaming services: VLC, Kodi, Popcorn Time, and Strem.io.
If you're tired of Facebook Messenger's bloat, try Messenger Lite
Facebook's ubiquitous chatting app, Messenger, has become so bloated that Facebook has already spun off a version for developing markets called "Messenger Lite". To install it in most countries, however, you'll have to sideload it on your Android phone.
Leaked internal Facebook censorship guidelines fuels concern about ethics
Internal documents from Facebook revealed to the Guardian show the difficulties the company is facing to police its 2-billion-strong membership.
US may extend laptop ban to more incoming flights from Europe
Flying to the United States from Europe? You may soon be forced to check in your laptop and tablet for safety.
The Windows Store has officially banned emulators
Microsoft's latest policy change for the official Windows Store bans emulators outright. However, the software can still be found and downloaded online.
Hackers compromise U.S. taxpayer data through university financial aid system
Using an exploit in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and tools used to retrieve tax data, hackers were able to breach part of the IRS database and steal personal data for 100,000 U.S. taxpayers.
United States House of Representatives votes to allows ISPs to sell browsing history
Both the House and Senate have now voted to allow ISPs to sell the personal data of their customers. The measure will go before President Trump, who is expected to sign the bill into action.
ISPs can sell your browsing history without your consent, Senate rules
FCC regulations that would disallow ISPs to share or sell users' internet browsing history and other private information without their explicit consent have been shot down in the US Senate.
Most Android devices are running old security patches and could be vulnerable
A whopping 71% of Android devices in the United States run security patches that are 2 months old or older. This could leave them vulnerable to exploits made known in the latest security update logs.
Wikileaks says the CIA specifically targeted Apple products
The notorious activist group says that the CIA developed specialized tools to specifically target and infiltrate Apple products, namely Macbooks and iPhones. The tools have been in use since at least 2008.
T-Mobile fights scammers with call warnings
Two new programs, Scam ID and Scam Block, will help T-Mobile customers avoid scam phone calls by identifying known scam numbers and warning users. Clients can also opt in to Scam Block, which outright blocks known scammers.
Google promises better security for Android in 2017
Google has promised to provide more frequent and timely security updates for Android in 2017 due to the increasing number of Android-powered devices and the corresponding threat from malware.
Google says it has patched exploits used by the CIA
Google is confident that the latest versions of Android and Chrome are not vulnerable to the hacking tools detailed in the latest Wikileaks dump. Older versions of the software, however, may still be vulnerable.
Wikileaks reveals trove of CIA hacking tools for iOS and Android-driven devices
WikiLeaks has released a trove of information revealing the range of the CIA's hacking exploits and cyber-ordinance, including malware to use Samsung smart TV's for surveillance.
Consumers are still (rightfully) wary of smart home devices
A new research report released by Gartner has revealed consumers to be wary of the risks of IoT devices while skeptical of their benefits.
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