Mayur Agnihotri

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Google will restrict access to its Autocomplete API on August 10, asks developers to use Custom Search Engine | VentureBeat | Dev

Are you a developer who uses Google’s unofficial Autocomplete API? Be warned, you won’t be able to do so anymore after August 10, 2015.<p>Google currently supports more than 80 APIs that developers can use to integrate Google services and data into their applications. The company also has unsupported …

AdWords

Nokia's $16.6 billion acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent approved by European Commission

The European Commission has given the green light to Nokia's acquisition of telecoms equipment company Alcatel-Lucent for €15.6 billion ($16.6 billion). The Commission noted that the deal would "not raise competition concerns" because "the parties are not close competitors [and] a number of strong …

Hacking Team Leak Underscores Complexity of Regulating Software

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Dozens of popular apps found ‘vulnerable to password cracking’

Popular iOS and Android apps from companies like Walmart, ESPN, Slack and SoundCloud have been found vulnerable to password cracking, according to a recent report from AppBugs. The security firm found that dozens of the most popular apps are lacking, in that they allow you to make any number of …

Apps

Boeing is creating a drone that can deliver spyware over WiFi

A subsidiary of aircraft-maker Boeing, which specializes in unmanned aerial vehicles, is apparently working on a drone capable of delivering spyware to unsuspecting devices below.<p>The project involves Insitu, a Boeing-owned company that specializes in drones, and Hacking Team, the Italian firm that …

Drones

How to avoid fake iOS crash scam that wants to steal your cash

An iOS scam designed to cheat people out of money is being reported by users in both the United States and the U.K.<p>A number of iPhone and iPad users have received pop-up notifications on their devices informing them that iOS has crashed, that their personal data is being stolen by a third party, …

Richard Blumenthal

15% of smartphone apps can scam you, study finds

Your smartphone apps may be scamming you.<p>Nearly 15% of all apps may stealthily load barrages of invisible ads that artificially inflate viewer …