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Hackers target smartphones to mine cryptocurrencies

Has your smartphone suddenly slowed down, warmed up and the battery drained down for no apparent reason? If so, it may have been hijacked to mine …

Tech Giants Are Becoming Defenders of Democracy. Now What?

On Tuesday, a trifecta of tech companies announced that they had thwarted what appear to be significant cyberattacks from Russia and Iran. First, …

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Idle Android Devices Send Data to Google Nearly 10 Times More Often Than iOS Devices do to Apple, Research Finds

Idle Android devices typically send data ten times more often to Google than iOS devices do to Apple's servers, according to new research shared by trade association Digital Content Next.<p>In a paper titled "Google Data Collection," Douglas C. Schmidt, a computer science professor at Vanderbilt …

Android Phones

Google tracking is even creepier than you thought, study finds

Maybe Google’s motto all this time should have been “Don’t be creepy” instead of not being evil. Maybe that would have produced a different reality …

Android Sucks 10X More of Your Private Data Than iPhone

On August 13 Google was caught snatching location data from users who specifically asked to turn off location history, but Professor Schmidt’s …

This Android spyware records calls and sends your pictures and location to hackers

Bitdefender uncovers Android malware which sends every call, message and photo back to the hackers behind it.<p>A powerful form of Android surveillance …

The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History

It was a perfect sunny summer afternoon in Copenhagen when the world’s largest shipping conglomerate began to lose its mind.<p>The headquarters of A.P. …

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Apple HR couldn’t care less if you have a college degree

The traditional life plan includes four years of college then a good job. But not everyone takes this path, and sometimes the lack of a college degree keeps some people from getting a job they are otherwise qualified for. But not at Apple.<p>Following a non-traditional career path is no problem …

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This astrophysicist explains the surprisingly complex concept of ‘nothing’

Philosophers have debated the nature of “nothing” for thousands of years, but what has modern science got to say about it?<p>In an interview with The Conversation, Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal and Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge, explains that when …

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A new study suggests that Google collects more consumer data than users think (way more)

Google sucks up consumer data in ways users might find surprising—such as when browsers are in "incognito" mode—according to an analysis of the …

Parallels 14 boots faster and uses less of your storage

Efficiency is the name of the game with this year's release.<p>It's been well over a decade since Macs have been able to run Windows. Ever since, Parallels has been one of the top options for running Microsoft's OS alongside macOS. With the big Mojave update just around the corner, Parallels today is …

More Than $1.1M Lost to Cybercrime Every Minute

Every 60 seconds, 1,861 people are impacted by cybercrimes such as malware and phishing attacks, cybersecurity company RiskIQ revealed in its Evil …

Google, Apple ditch college degree requirements

More than a dozen companies, including Google, Apple and IBM, are no longer requiring applicants to have college degrees, CNBC reports.<p><b>Why it …

U.S. government trying to force Facebook to break encryption of Messenger app to aid law enforcement

The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook Inc to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect’s voice conversations in a criminal probe, three people briefed on the case said, resurrecting the issue of whether companies can be compelled to alter …

Skype now offers end-to-end encrypted conversations

But it’s opt-in and not on by default<p>Back in January, Skype announced it was testing end-to-end encrypted chat conversations, secured using Signal Protocol by Open Whisper Systems. Now, the feature is available for all users on Skype iOS, Android, Linux, Mac, and Windows Desktop.<p>To initiate a …

Google’s lifesaving Undo Send feature comes to Gmail for Android

Google’s Undo Send feature has been saving people from embarrassing typos, mistakes, and other email taboos for years on the web version of Gmail. Now, the feature is being carried over to the official mobile version of Google’s email app, starting with a release on the official Android version of …

Skype launches end-to-end encryption for calls and texts

It's not the default, but it promises greater security for everyone.<p>After months of work, Skype's Private Conversations are now a practical reality. Users on Android, iOS and desktop platforms can now switch on end-to-end encryption for both calls and text chats. If your intended recipient accepts …

Google sued over tracking locations even when 'Location History' is off

Last week, a bombshell AP investigation found that Google was still tracking iPhone and Android device users, even if they turned off the "Location …

Microsoft's Smart Move To Promote Its Cloud Services On Android and iOS

In the course of my tech writings, I work with a lot of phones, and I’m constantly switching devices and SIM cards around. That means smartphone ecosystems that allow for easy backups of chosen and installed applications, user data, and personal settings are always going to be favored by me.<p>It also …

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How to Protect Yourself Against a SIM Swap Attack

A spate of hacked Instagram accounts. A $220 million lawsuit against AT&T. A bustling underground crime ring. They all have roots in an old problem …

Machine Learning Is Chasing Out DDoS, The Newest Evil In Cyber Security

One of the most dangerous aspects looming the computer world is security threats. It is estimated that around three trillion dollars are lost in …

Amazon, American Express and Microsoft oppose India's data localisation plans- Technology News, Firstpost

US technology giants plan to intensify lobbying efforts against stringent Indian data localisation requirements, which they say will undermine their …

Stop Letting Your Smartphone's Battery Die Before You Charge It

There’s nothing I hate more than people doing the wrong thing “just because” they’ve always done it. In this case, blasting movies, games, or music …

Beginner’s guide to installing LineageOS on your Android device

<b>PLEASE NOTE: Flashing software on a device is an “at your own risk” activity. Even if you follow our guide to-the-letter, we can’t accept any responsibility if your device breaks. Our guide is meant for educational purposes, and we offer no guarantees on success.</b><p>One of the wonderful things about …

RunSafe could eliminate an entire class of infrastructure malware attacks

RunSafe, a Mclean Virginia startup, got started doing research for DARPA on how to defend critical infrastructure. They built a commercial product based on that initial research that they claim eliminates an entire class of attacks. Today, the company released a product called Alkemist that enables …

The way you get TV and internet at home is about to change drastically — for the better

The way you get and use both TV and internet in your home is about to change drastically.<p>Verizon detailed a bit about how the next stage of home TV …

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Yes, You Should Still Change Your DNS Settings for Better Internet

The DNS (Domain Name System) server settings on your laptop, phone, or router are your gateway to the web—converting easy-to-remember domain names …

Hackers are taking control of hundreds of Instagram accounts as users lose hope- Technology News, Firstpost

What if you wake up one day to find that you cannot access your <b>Instagram</b> account? As nightmarish as it seems, it may have turned into a reality for …

Google makes big improvements to Gmail, Google Voice on iOS

Google just rolled out its latest Gmail and Google Voice updates on iOS.<p>Users can look forward to big improvements, particularly in Voice, which now sports a brand new design. iPhone owners even get their hands on it ahead of those on Android.<p>Google has made some significant changes to its iOS apps …

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