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Zoom to pay $85M for lying about encryption and sending data to Facebook and Google

Zoom users to get $15 or $25 each in proposed settlement of class-action lawsuit. Enlarge / Technical preview of Zoom's end-to-end encryption, made available months after Zoom was caught lying to users about how it encrypts video calls. (credit:.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailAug 2nd, 2021

A Teenager on TikTok Disrupted Thousands of Scientific Studies With a Single Video

Thousands of scientific studies had to toss out weeks of data because of a 56-second TikTok video by a teenager. From a report: The July 23rd video is short and simple. It opens with recent Florida high school graduate and self-described "teen author.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News12 hr. 31 min. ago

Americans Ramp Up Google Searches for Covid Tests Amid Scarcity

Searches for Covid-19 tests on Google are surging as the delta variant spreads in the U.S. and more employers and large-scale events require testing. From a report: The number of Americans looking up "at-home Covid test near me" on the platform has d.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News12 hr. 31 min. ago

Google Seeks Search Deals For TikTok and Instagram Videos

An anonymous reader shares a report: If you've ever tried searching on Google for one of those TikTok or Instagram videos all your friends are gushing about -- such as sea shanties or the Renegade dance -- you'll notice something. The videos don't sh.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News12 hr. 31 min. ago

Facebook Will Open Its Fiber Networks To Expand Broadband Access In Rural Virginia

Facebook announced a new project on Thursday that will bring broadband service to thousands of households in Virginia this fall, in partnership with a local ISP and utility company. The Verge reports: The project began with fiber networks Facebook wa.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News12 hr. 31 min. ago

Google could bring back the ultrawide selfie camera with the Pixel 6 Pro

Ahead of Google's Pixel 6 launch, a software leak details Google's plans for the upcoming flagship's camera, ranging from new modes to an ultrawide selfie......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News18 hr. 4 min. ago

White House Weighs Invoking Defense Law To Get Chip Data

The Biden administration is considering invoking a Cold War-era national security law to force companies in the semiconductor supply chain to provide information on inventory and sales of chips, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said Thursday. From a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News19 hr. 3 min. ago

Cambodia"s Prime Minister is Zoombombing Opposition Meetings

When Cambodia's banned opposition party held a Zoom call on September 9, they hardly expected it to be personally infiltrated by the country's prime minister. From a report: Appearing abruptly and interrupting a speaker, the uninvited guest, Prime Mi.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News20 hr. 31 min. ago

Android to take an “upstream first” development model for the Linux kernel

Google stops by the Linux Plumbers Conference for an Android update. How Linux gets to a phone: the Linux LTS kernel gets forked by Google for the Android Common Kernel, then that gets forked.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Facebook paid FTC $4.9B more than required to shield Zuckerberg, lawsuit alleges

Shareholders say the overpayment was an "express quid pro quo." Enlarge / Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a combined Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill April 10, 2018.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

"Facebook Is What"s Wrong With America"

The Salesforce CEO and owner of Time Magazine, Marc Benioff, sees a common thread for what ails America today: deception that is allowed to spread like wildfire on Facebook. "This digital revolution really kind of has the world in its grip. And in th.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Hackers Leak LinkedIn 700 Million Data Scrape

A collection containing data about more than 700 million users, believed to have been scraped from LinkedIn, was leaked online this week after hackers previously tried to sell it earlier this year in June. From a report: The collection, obtained by T.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

How Google Spies on Its Employees

At Google, a seemingly innocuous action can earn an employee the attention of the company's corporate security department. The Information: For example, when Google wants to find out who has been accessing or leaking sensitive corporate information,.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Tech Firms" Nightmare: Vanishing Green Cards

Thousands of green cards are about to go to waste, leaving Google, Microsoft and other tech companies fuming -- and pushing the Biden administration to ensure it doesn't happen again. Axios: Tech workers have waited years for green cards that will gr.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

A Stalkerware Firm Is Leaking Real-Time Screenshots of People"s Phones Online

A stalkerware company that's designed to let customers spy on their spouses's, children's, or employees' devices is exposing victims' data, allowing anyone on the internet to see screenshots of phones simply by visiting a specific URL. From a report:.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

US judge orders Facebook to release anti-Rohingya content for genocide case

US judge orders Facebook to release anti-Rohingya content for genocide case.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Google’s newest Android updates bring accessibility changes and emoji updates

Google has rolled out its latest Android feature drop with updates hitting everything from accessibility and Google Photos to Gboard's emoji kitchen......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

What is Google Home?

Considering making your home smart? Here's what you need to know about adopting the Google Home smart home ecosystem......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Discord Starts Testing YouTube Integration

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Discord is starting to test YouTube integration, just weeks after Google-owned YouTube forced two popular Discord music bots offline. YouTube integration has started appearing in a small number of D.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Tech billionaire: Facebook is what"s wrong with America

From the climate crisis to Covid, Marc Benioff sees a common thread for what ails America today: deception that is allowed to spread like wildfire on Facebook......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

COVID-19 creates dire US shortage of teachers, school staff

One desperate California school district is sending flyers home in students' lunchboxes, telling parents it's "now hiring." Elsewhere, principals are filling in as crossing guards, teachers are being offered signing bonuses and schools are moving bac.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021