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Zoom agrees to pay whopping settlement fee over ‘zoombombing’ and privacy

Videoconferencing company Zoom has agreed to pay $85 million to settle a lawsuit regarding its privacy and security practices......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsAug 2nd, 2021

We tried a bunch of VPNs and this one is the best for Netflix

VPNs protect your privacy and browsing and allow you to access region-restricted content through services like Netflix. Find out why NordVPN is best for this......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Lake Maracaibo, lightning capital of the world

One firebolt after another illuminates a stilt-house settlement where the Catatumbo river flows into Venezuela's Lake Maracaibo, the lightning capital of the world......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

The iPhone 13 and 13 mini debut to great reviews

The iPhone 13 and 13 mini pack small but important upgrades, such as a better camera setup and a faster processor, though both include 'standard' 60Hz screens and lack a telephoto zoom lens. But they are still great all-round devices......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

US Committee Is Reviewing Zoom"s $14.7 Billion Deal For Five9 On National-Security Grounds

A U.S. government committee is reviewing Zoom's agreement to acquire cloud contact center software company Five9 for $14.7 billion on national-security grounds. CNBC reports: According to a letter dated Aug. 27, the Federal Communications Commission.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Virgin Media Subscribers Told To Pay "Thousands of Pounds" To Settle Piracy Laws

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TorrentFreak: Virgin Media subscribers receiving letters accusing them of movie piracy may find that settling their cases will be a costly affair. TorrentFreak understands that settlement demands run to severa.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Facebook adds a battery-powered smart screen to the Portal line

The Portal line has always been a kind of odd duck in the world of smart screens. Facebook’s most significant contribution to the category is almost certainly Smart Camera, which uses AI to track a subject and pan and zoom accordingly to keep them.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

How to hide apps on an iPhone

Whether you want some privacy or don't want to be embarrassed, it's easy to hide apps on an iPhone. This article explains exactly how to do it step by step......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Making Eye Contact Signals a New Turn in a Conversation

Neuroscientists have uncovered an intriguing subtlety in how we communicate—that is, when we’re not on Zoom -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Android 11"s auto-reset app permissions feature is coming to older Android versions

Among the several privacy-focused features introduced in Android 11 was the OS’ ability to reset permissions for apps that hadn’t been used in a while. The premise was that a user might have installed an app, granted it access to sensitive hardwa.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Twitter proposes a $809 million settlement to end a Securities Exchange Act lawsuit

On Monday, Twitter issued a press release stating that it would settle a 2016 class-action lawsuit for $809.6 million. The suit alleged that the company had misled investors in 2014 about its growth and monthly active user (MAU) count in violation of.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Daily Crunch: European regulators share more privacy concerns over Facebook “smart” glasses

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package. To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day a.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Evidence that a cosmic impact destroyed ancient city in the Jordan Valley

In the Middle Bronze Age (about 3,600 years ago or roughly 1650 BCE), the city of Tall el-Hammam was ascendant. Located on high ground in the southern Jordan Valley, northeast of the Dead Sea, the settlement in its time had become the largest continu.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsSep 20th, 2021

Facebook warned over ‘very small’ indicator LED on smart glasses, as EU DPAs flag privacy concerns

Facebook’s lead privacy regulator in Europe has raised concerns about a pair of ‘smart’ Ray-Ban sunglasses the tech giant is now selling. The glasses include a face-mounted camera which can be used to take pictures and short videos.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 20th, 2021

The best no-log VPN for 2021

Digital privacy is paramount as companies are harvesting your information left and right and selling it. Put a stop to that with these best no-log VPNs......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsSep 18th, 2021

“Melting face,” “pregnant person,” and 35 other emoji approved for Unicode 14.0

838 new characters bring Unicode's total to a whopping 144,697. Enlarge / This is the full slate of proposed new emoji for Unicode 14.0. (credit: Emojipedia) The Unicode Consortium has finalized Unicode 14.0, adding a total of 838 new characte.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 15th, 2021

Relyance AI scores $25M Series A to ensure privacy compliance at the code level

Relyance AI, an early stage startup that is helping companies stay in compliance with privacy laws at the code level, announced a $25 million Series A today. At the same time, they revealed a previously unannounced $5 million seed round. Menlo Ventur.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 15th, 2021

Zoom plans to add real-time translation for 12 languages next year

Zoom held the 2021 edition of Zoomtopia this week. There, they demonstrated many upcoming new features, among them real-time translation which is intended to break down language barriers during video conferences. The feature will be available in beta.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsSep 15th, 2021

Biden’s FTC pick is a privacy champion who wants limits on facial recognition

Nominee Alvaro Bedoya is a critic of surveillance who calls privacy a civil right. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Yuichiro Chino) President Joe Biden will reportedly nominate Georgetown law professor and privacy researcher Alvaro Bedoya to th.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 13th, 2021

Ireland fails to enforce EU law against Big Tech

Irish regulator has not resolved 98% of 164 significant data protection complaints. Enlarge (credit: NurPhoto | Getty Images) Ireland is failing to apply the EU’s privacy laws to US Big Tech companies, with 98 percent of 164 significant comp.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 13th, 2021

5 Google Chrome Alternatives That Do Things Better

The Chrome browser is stable and secure, but that comes at the expense of RAM usage and privacy, since Google can see most of what you do on it. Here are 5 top alternatives to Chrome and why you should consider them......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsSep 13th, 2021