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Google Sets Up ‘Advanced Protection’ for High-Risk Users Internet

Google Sets Up ‘Advanced Protection’ for High-Risk Users

Andre Parker October 18, 2017

Google Inc is building a revamped log-in process that is claimed be even more secure for users who are at high risk of online attacks.

The new Advanced Protection feature focuses on combating phishing, accidental sharing, and fraudulent access...

Source Code Reviews Pose Great Risks - Symantec CEO Internet

Source Code Reviews Pose Great Risks - Symantec CEO

Christian Cutler October 11, 2017

Symantec, a US-based cyber firm, said that it would no longer allow governments to review the source code of its products, as the lucrative tech industry increasingly becomes wary of agencies that exploiting vulnerabilities for espionage and other...

Governors, Academics, Hackers Lock Arms to Curb Election Hacking Internet

Governors, Academics, Hackers Lock Arms to Curb Election Hacking

Andre Parker October 10, 2017

US governors, academics, and certain hackers are going arm-in-arm in a new anti-hacking group, whose aim is to prevent the tampering and manipulation of voting machines and computer systems to meddle with the results of future elections in the United...

Google’s Project Loon Floats Over Puerto Rico Internet

Google’s Project Loon Floats Over Puerto Rico

Christian Cutler October 09, 2017

The US Federal Communications Commission announced that it has given Alphabet Inc’s Google the green light for the company’s application to provide emergency cellular service to Puerto Rico via balloons.

Google said that

10 Million People Saw Russian Ads - Facebook Internet

10 Million People Saw Russian Ads - Facebook

Christian Cutler October 03, 2017

Facebook said on Monday that around 10 million people saw political ads allegedly bought by Russian agents, who were trying to meddle with the 2016 US presidential election.

The social media giant also said that it was “possible” that...

Twitter Testing Out 280-Character Tweet Internet

Twitter Testing Out 280-Character Tweet

Riley Eastbrook September 27, 2017

Twitter announced on Tuesday it would begin a test with a random sample of users allowing them to send tweets that are as long as 280 characters which are double the existing cap, in most languages around the world.

The feature is only available...

China Blocks WhatsApp Ahead Communist Party Congress Internet

China Blocks WhatsApp Ahead Communist Party Congress

Andre Parker September 26, 2017

China has broaden its censorship efforts by blocking the Facebook Inc-owned WhatsApp messaging app in the mainland, as it ramps up surveillance ahead of the big summit next month.

This disruption in the service of WhatsApp is considered a big...

Zuckerberg Outlines Plan, Ensures Election Integrity Internet

Zuckerberg Outlines Plan, Ensures Election Integrity

Andre Parker September 22, 2017

Facebook Inc has decided to overhaul its political advertisement rules and to strengthen its security system against possible political interference attempts.

This comes amid the scrutiny the company is receiving due to allegations that its...

Twitter Meets with US Committee to Probe 2016 Election Internet

Twitter Meets with US Committee to Probe 2016 Election

Christian Cutler September 21, 2017

Twitter has confirmed that it will meet with the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence staff next week to discuss matters regarding inquiries into the 2016 US presidential election.

“Twitter deeply respects the integrity of the election...

Leaders Urge for Quicker Removal of Online Extremist Content Internet

Leaders Urge for Quicker Removal of Online Extremist Content

Andre Parker September 20, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May urged internet giants to take on extremist and/or “terrorist” contents online more rapidly and aggressively.

The British Prime Minister will be accompanied by the Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni...

From Kim to Hillary, Trump Unleashes Twitter Hits Internet

From Kim to Hillary, Trump Unleashes Twitter Hits

Andre Parker September 18, 2017

Trump unleashed another Twitter spree on Sunday morning from 7:40 am to 9:05 am while at his private club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Among the 15 or so tweets, one was suspected to be about North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong-Un, with Trump...

Facebook Launches Video Service Hub Internet

Facebook Launches Video Service Hub

Christian Cutler September 01, 2017

Thursday witnessed the launch of Facebook Inc’s Watch video service to US users, as an attempt to rake in more revenues from advertising, while taking on Alphabet Inc’s Youtube and other similar digital video service rivals.

Watch has been...

Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service to Curb Online Hate Crime Perpetuation Internet

Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service to Curb Online Hate Crime Perpetuation

Andre Parker August 21, 2017

Online hate crimes will be taken on more vigorously by British prosecutors, according to the updated guidelines issued by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) on Monday.

Alison Saunders, the director of public prosecution, announced that the...

Facebook Tweaks to Enrich Users' Experience and Take Down Clickbaits Internet

Facebook Tweaks to Enrich Users' Experience and Take Down Clickbaits

Andre Parker August 18, 2017

Facebook Inc. is now in the process of testing a new feature that is expected to improve its users' experience, and to lengthen the time that people spend using the world's most popular social networking site.

The new feature is labeled as...

Softbank Earnings Beat Estimates On Shift To Deals, Investing Internet

Softbank Earnings Beat Estimates On Shift To Deals, Investing

Christian Cutler August 07, 2017

Softbank reported a 50.1 percent rise in first-quarter profit as the firm’s earnings are starting to reflect its transition into a company that invests and makes deals.

The internet and telecoms giant said operating profit for the quarter...

Google, Indonesia Agree to Monitor Offensive YouTube Content Internet

Google, Indonesia Agree to Monitor Offensive YouTube Content

Patrick George August 04, 2017

Alphabet Inc.'s Google is working with Indonesia to step up monitoring YouTube video content which was deemed offensive, including material that might incite violence, terrorism or hate speech.

Indonesia and Alphabet Inc.’s Google agreed on...

Apple To Get Rid Of VPN Apps In China Internet

Apple To Get Rid Of VPN Apps In China

Justin Beasley July 31, 2017

Apple Inc. will get rid of its virtual private network (VPN) services from its app store in China, drawing criticism from VPN service providers, who accuse the U.S. tech giant of bowing to pressure from Beijing cyber regulators.

In a statement...

China Shuts Down WhatsApp Messages Internet

China Shuts Down WhatsApp Messages

Margaret Brown July 19, 2017

Recent reports have shown that WhatsApp messages are being blocked in China raising concerns to whether Chinese authorities have begun to block the functions of the messaging application.

At the beginning of the week, users have raised their...

Snapchat Shares Slump Following Morgan Stanley Downgrade Internet

Snapchat Shares Slump Following Morgan Stanley Downgrade

Dianne Cowell July 11, 2017

Shares of Snapchat’s parent company Snap Inc slumped for the second consecutive session on Tuesday after the lead underwriter of its initial public offering Morgan Stanley downgraded its rating on the technology stock.

The stock’s price...

Netflix Cancels Third Show For The Month Internet

Netflix Cancels Third Show For The Month

Ryan Thompson June 30, 2017

American streaming service giant Netflix has reportedly announced that it has cancelled Girlboss just after one season. The show becomes the third which has been cancelled by Netflix this month and fifth for the year. Netflix has recently cancelled...

Facebook To Rollout Anti Photo Theft Feature Internet

Facebook To Rollout Anti Photo Theft Feature

Leanne Cray June 27, 2017

After reports from safety organizations from all over the world regarding the rising amount of identity theft cases, Facebook has now began to test out new tools in India that will prevent people from getting someone’s profile picture for whatever...

Google To Expand Efforts In Ending Online Terrorism Internet

Google To Expand Efforts In Ending Online Terrorism

Ryan Thompson June 19, 2017

Following Google’s announcement to start banning annoying ads starting next year, the tech giant has now also announced that it would also start banning extremely offensive videos on YouTube from getting advertisements.

Two weeks ago, the...

Snap Shares Slide On Weak User Growth Internet

Snap Shares Slide On Weak User Growth

Leanne Cray June 09, 2017

Shares of Snapchat’s parent company recently have been sinking by almost 6% after a most recent application download data showed that the daily active users of the application have declined.

Independent application analytics groups also...

Google To Start Blocking Ads By 2018 Internet

Google To Start Blocking Ads By 2018

Jane Pearson June 06, 2017

In a most recent announcement, Google announced that it will now be working on a plan to protect the users of the market-leading Chrome website browser from intrusive and nosy advertisements.

This would make the overall web browsing...

Microsoft To Benefit From WannaCry Attacks Internet

Microsoft To Benefit From WannaCry Attacks

Margaret Brown May 18, 2017

The WannaCry virus which has recently hit personal and corporate computers from all over the globe at over one hundred countries has shook the cyber world over the past few days.

The ransomware hacks through the user’s files and would...

FCC Approves AT&T And Time Warner Deal Internet

FCC Approves AT&T And Time Warner Deal

Ryan Thompson April 24, 2017

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission announced on Monday that is has given Time Warner Inc permission to sell a broadcast station in Atlanta to Meredith which would make its current planned merger with telecommunications company AT&T Inc close...

Service Providers Assure Customers Browsing Data Privacy Internet

Service Providers Assure Customers Browsing Data Privacy

George Payne April 17, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump signed a bill that grants internet service providers to sell their customer’s browsing history data. The new law scraps the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule that allows customers control the information on the...

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