Month: September 2021

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Erin Scott | Reuters U.S. lawmakers from opposite sides of the aisle agree on virtually nothing these days. The exception is when the topic is Facebook. Republicans and Democrats grilled Antigone Davis, Facebook’s global head of safety, on Thursday, in a hearing before the Senate Commerce subcommittee on consumer
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Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed an unpatched security vulnerability in the protocol used by Microsoft Azure Active Directory that potential adversaries could abuse to stage undetected brute-force attacks. “This flaw allows threat actors to perform single-factor brute-force attacks against Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) without generating sign-in events in the targeted organization’s tenant,” researchers from Secureworks
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The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! Investments in AI are growing at an accelerated pace, according to a new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The Paris, France-based group found that the U.S. and China lead the growing wave of funding, taking
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It appears the long-running feud between Elon Musk and fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos has surpassed the lower Earth orbit and gone extra-terrestrial. After Bezos’s Blue Origin challenged a NASA contract to Musk’s SpaceX for developing a lander to take astronauts to the Moon for the first time since 1972, Musk called out Bezos on social
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Premium smartwatches are feature-loaded and equipped with various sensors to generate accurate data. If you are looking to invest in a premium smartwatch, here are some options for you. 1. Amazfit GTS 2 Mini Amazfit GTS 2 Mini features a 1.55-inch AMOLED display with 314 PPI resolution, and an aluminium alloy body. It comes with
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Samsung Galaxy A02 is reportedly receiving an Android 11-based One UI 3.1 update along with the September 2021 Android security patch. The budget-friendly smartphone is receiving the update in Russia as of now. The Galaxy A02’s update will bring Android 11 features like one-time permissions, chat bubbles, a redesigned user interface (UI), improved stock apps,
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A newly discovered “aggressive” mobile campaign has infected north of 10 million users from over 70 countries via seemingly innocuous Android apps that subscribe the individuals to premium services costing €36 (~$42) per month without their knowledge. Zimperium zLabs dubbed the malicious trojan “GriftHorse.” The money-making scheme is believed to have been under active development
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Facebook will invest $50 million (roughly Rs. 370 crores) to partner with organisations to responsibly build the so-called metaverse — a digital world where people can use different devices to move and communicate in a virtual environment. Facebook, the world’s largest social network, has invested heavily in virtual reality and augmented reality, developing hardware such
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The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! BSIMM12 data indicates a 61% increase in software security groups’ identification and management of open source over the past two years, almost certainly due to the prevalence of open source components in modern software and the rise of attacks using
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Environmentalists protesting outside Amazon’s shareholder meeting Paayal Zaveri | CNBC Amazon settled with two former employees who the National Labor Relations Board claimed were illegally fired for publicly speaking out about the company’s climate record and labor policies. Terms of the settlement between Amazon and the two employees, Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa, weren’t immediately
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Payments to phone makers to pre-install only Google Search on their devices were not aimed at preventing competition but were necessary for Android to seize market share from Apple, Alphabet’s Google told Europe’s second-top court on Wednesday. Google was addressing the General Court on the third day of a week-long hearing as it tries to
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Facebook on Wednesday announced it’s open-sourcing Mariana Trench, an Android-focused static analysis platform the company uses to detect and prevent security and privacy bugs in applications created for the mobile operating system at scale. “[Mariana Trench] is designed to be able to scan large mobile codebases and flag potential issues on pull requests before they
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TikTok hit 1 billion monthly active users globally this summer, the company told Reuters, marking a 45 percent jump since July 2020. The United States, Europe, Brazil, and Southeast Asia are the biggest markets for the popular short-video app, the company said. TikTok has experienced surges in users around the world in the past few years,
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A new GamesBeat event is around the corner! Learn more about what comes next.  During a livestreamed event today, Google detailed the ways it’s using AI techniques — specifically a machine learning algorithm called multitask unified model (MUM) — to enhance web search experiences across different languages and devices. Beginning early next year, Google Lens,
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Google Search is getting smarter by deploying the proprietary Multitask Unified Model (MUM). At the Search On event on Wednesday, the Mountain View, California-based company announced a series of updates coming to Google Search that will leverage MUM to enhance user experience. Google is also bringing a redesigned Search page for users where it will
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Two newly discovered malicious Android applications on Google Play Store have been used to target users of Brazil’s instant payment ecosystem in a likely attempt to lure victims into fraudulently transferring their entire account balances into another bank account under cybercriminals’ control. “The attackers distributed two different variants of banking malware, named PixStealer and MalRhino,
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