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Facebook's WhatsApp flooded with fake news in Brazil election
Facebook Inc's popular messaging service WhatsApp has become a political battleground in Brazil's most polarized election in decades, raising concerns that it is distorting debate beyond the public eye.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 20 Oct 2018 | 3:32 pm

Anonymous Pro-Brexit ads on Facebook say 'bin Chequers'
A senior MP questions how a pro-Brexit website can run adverts without saying who has paid for them.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 20 Oct 2018 | 10:23 am

Exclusive: CrowdStrike hires Goldman Sachs to lead IPO - sources
(This October 19 story corrects penultimate paragraph to show that Tenable shares have gained, not declined, since the company's IPO)

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 20 Oct 2018 | 9:07 am

Google to charge Android partners up to $40 per device for apps: source
(This Oct. 19 story has been refiled to fix wording in fourth paragraph)

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 20 Oct 2018 | 4:50 am

Hi-tech glasses offer alternative to bifocals
The regular prescription lenses can change to bifocals and back again at the touch of a button.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 19 Oct 2018 | 8:44 pm

Brazil election battle rages over Facebook's WhatsApp
Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messaging service became the frontline in Brazil's bitter presidential campaign on Friday, as front-runner Jair Bolsonaro angrily denied accusations he had encouraged widespread misinformation campaigns on the platform.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Oct 2018 | 8:11 pm

U.S. CMS says 75,000 individuals' files accessed in data breach
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said on Friday it was responding to a data breach that exposed the files of about 75,000 individuals.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Oct 2018 | 7:17 pm

Apple CEO urges Bloomberg to retract spy chip story
Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook on Friday told an online news website that Bloomberg should retract a story that claimed Apple's internal computer systems had been infiltrated by malicious computer chips inserted by Chinese intelligence agents.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Oct 2018 | 6:49 pm

Online sellers 'pay for positive reviews'
A Which? investigator was hired to write high-rated reviews online in return for free goods.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 19 Oct 2018 | 4:58 pm

Tesla launches new $45,000 Model 3
Tesla Inc on Thursday introduced a new $45,000 version of its Model 3 sedan on its website, launching the car as U.S. tax breaks for Tesla cars are about to decrease.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Oct 2018 | 4:11 pm

Facebook hires former deputy PM Sir Nick Clegg
The former Liberal Democrat leader will head Facebook's global affairs and communications team.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 19 Oct 2018 | 2:47 pm

Facebook hires former UK deputy prime minister as head of global affairs
Facebook Inc has hired former British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to lead its global affairs and communications team, as the social network deals with a number of scandals related to privacy, fake news and election meddling.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Oct 2018 | 1:33 pm

Money-laundering watchdog to set first cryptocurrency rules by June
The global watchdog for money laundering will set up its first rules on oversight of cryptocurrencies by June, a major step towards creating international standards for an asset currently subject to patchy regulations.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Oct 2018 | 12:20 pm

Facebook job not lobbying, says Sir Nick Clegg
Sir Nick Clegg talks about how he got his new Facebook job and what he will be doing for the social media giant.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 19 Oct 2018 | 12:03 pm

China consumer group raps Apple after ID thefts
A Chinese consumer body has criticised iPhone maker Apple Inc over a recent data security issue which impacted a number of consumers in China who said they had suffered financial losses after having their Apple IDs stolen.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Oct 2018 | 11:58 am

Google takes down travel visa ads
Many sites have been charging high rates since 2010 but Google has finally taken some of the ads down.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 19 Oct 2018 | 7:50 am

eBay revs up to take on Auto Trader in car ads
The online marketplace is acquiring, making it a "leading alternative" to Auto Trader.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 19 Oct 2018 | 7:00 am

Facebook sued over video viewing figures
Legal action brought by advertisers claims the social network knew about problems in metrics in 2015.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 19 Oct 2018 | 3:41 am

The story behind your PlayStation username
PlayStation's long-awaited new feature means weird and embarrassing names will be no more.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 19 Oct 2018 | 1:35 am

What's the point of concept cars?
Concept cars look beautiful and futuristic, but why spend millions on them if they're never going to make it into production?

Source: BBC News - Technology | 18 Oct 2018 | 7:08 pm

Bill Gates Remembers Paul Allen, Microsoft Co-founder and Friend

Even when we were in High School, Paul Allen could see that computers would change the world. Paul–who died on Oct. 15 at 65 of complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma–was instrumental in creating and building Microsoft, which we launched together in 1975. But the interests and knowledge he loved to share with those around him reached far beyond computing.

Paul loved sailing, science, sports, making music and exploring the world. His generosity was as wide-ranging as his curiosity–he was passionate about ending elephant poaching, building smart cities and accelerating brain research. His impact was felt most strongly in Seattle. Paul loved our hometown. He helped build homeless shelters and promoted arts education. He established one of the neatest museums I’ve seen, the Museum of Pop Culture, and helped make sure his beloved sports teams stayed in the Pacific Northwest by purchasing the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers and, later, the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks. The world will remember Paul as a technologist and philanthropist whose passion touched millions of lives. But when I remember him, it will also be as a man who held his family and friends dear. I will miss him.

This appears in the October 29, 2018 issue of TIME.

Source: Tech – TIME | 18 Oct 2018 | 5:56 am

Let This Robot Dancing Up a Storm Redefine Your Idea of Doing the Robot

A dancing robot gave a whole new meaning to “doing the robot” when it executed a flawless performance of the running man to the dulcet tones of “Uptown Funk”.

On Tuesday, Boston Dynamics debuted a YouTube video of their SpotMini, a four-legged robot that they’ll be selling next year as their first commercial product, dancing the Running Man to a peppy cover of “Uptown Funk.” While there’s no one specific job that the robot is made for, according to The Verge, Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert has said that its skills are versatile and it can be relied on for tasks like inspection duties, research, and security. And while the bot seems like it’ll be able to work hard, as this clip shows that the SpotMini will have no problem being able to play hard too.

Watch the full video of the SpotMini getting its groove on to “Uptown Funk” below.

Source: Tech – TIME | 17 Oct 2018 | 1:17 pm

‘Donald Daters’ the New Dating App for Trump Supporters Leaked Its Users’ Data on Launch Day

Donald Daters, a new dating app for Trump supporters, has leaked users’ personal information on the day of its launch.

The app, which markets itself as an “American-based singles community connecting lovers, friends, and Trump supporters alike,” had more than 1,600 users when it launched on Monday, according to security researcher Elliot Alderson, who was reportedly able to download the entire user database.

Alderson shared his findings in a tweet, stating that the data he managed to gain access to included users’ names, profile pictures, device types, private messages and access tokens that can be used to log into their accounts.

The Donald Daters app was founded by Emily Moreno—a former aide to Sen. Marco Rubio—who confirmed the leak on Tuesday.

“We have taken swift and decisive action to remedy the mistake and make all possible efforts to prevent this from happening again,” she said, according to TechCrunch. “Out of an abundance of caution, we have temporarily suspended the chat service on the app while we implement new security protocols. We are also taking immediate steps to engage a leading, independent cybersecurity firm to pressure test the system to ensure it is secure against other vulnerabilities.”

Source: Tech – TIME | 16 Oct 2018 | 5:22 pm

People Are Getting a Bunch of Cryptic Twitter Notifications and They Don’t Know What to Do With Themselves

On Tuesday, people received some strange-looking push notifications from Twitter on their phones at around 12:30 p.m.

It appears a significant number of users got a few notifications in a row that all contained a mysterious combination of letters and numbers, followed by a colon and one or more digits.

Devoid of any context, Twitter users were quick to question what it all meant.

Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey has already tweeted that the company is on it, promising in a tweet Tuesday that “We’re seeing this issue too. On it.”

So exactly what is this apparent glitch about?

Is “2e1f6171d05a409e9531a2b139d69928: 14” an error, or a much more valuable clue? It’s still unclear, but before long, the Twittersphere was full of questions.

Dorsey later explained that this was a code error, that the company fixed.

Source: Tech – TIME | 16 Oct 2018 | 1:24 pm

Fortnite’s Developer Is Suing a Popular YouTuber for Allegedly Selling Cheat Versions of the Game

A popular YouTuber is being sued by the developer of Fortnite, Epic Games, for streaming and selling alleged cheat versions of the game online.

Brandon ‘Golden Modz’ Lucas, who has over 1.7 million subscribers, is the main defendant in the civil complaint recently filed in North Carolina Federal Court.

Lucas and his gaming partner, Colton “Excentric” Conter, who makes frequent appearances on Lucas’s channel, have been sued for copyright infringement, breach of contract and tortious interference.

In the complaint, Epic Games claims Lucas was making his YouTube videos to “demonstrate and promote the hacks he sells.” According to the developer, cheaters who purchase the hacks or accounts preloaded with them are able to illegally modify its software.

Though Epic Games does not comment on ongoing litigation, a spokesperson did issue a brief statement: “When cheaters use aimbots or other cheat technologies to gain an unfair advantage, they ruin games for people who are playing fairly. We take cheating seriously, and we’ll pursue all available options to make sure our games are fun, fair, and competitive for players.”

Epic Games bought security firm Kamu, which provides an “anti-cheat service,” earlier this month in hopes of tackling modifications of its games.

In a video last month, Lucas defended his actions, saying there are thousands of YouTubers creating the same content “without repercussions.” He added that he believes he has been unjustly targeted.

Source: Tech – TIME | 16 Oct 2018 | 12:57 pm

Apple Is Fixing its Bone-Dry Bagel Emoji After An Outcry From Breakfast Lovers Everywhere

Apple is revising its recently-added bagel emoji after an outcry from breakfast-loving users who say the previous version suffered from a lack of cream cheese or butter and appeared to be under-baked.

The change, first spotted by Emojipedia founder Jeremy Burge, is set to become available in Apple’s iOS 12.1 update.

The move is sure to please users who said Apple’s original bagel emoji looked dry and unappetizing.

While new emojis are approved by the non-profit Unicode Consortium, individual tech companies have some leeway in how they visualize each character on their respective platforms. Apple and some other tech companies have, for instance, changed the “gun” emoji from a symbol of a handgun to a representation of a water pistol.

Apple’s morning-meal misstep follows a similar controversy involving Google, which was lambasted over the placement of various layers in its cheeseburger emoji. And earlier this year, Google removed the hard-boiled eggs from its salad emoji on some Android phones in a bid to portray a more vegan-inclusive dish. Not everyone was pleased with the attempt, with some asking Google to remove everything but the empty bowl for true inclusivity.

Source: Tech – TIME | 16 Oct 2018 | 9:19 am

Paul Allen Was So Much More Than Microsoft’s Co-Founder

Personal computers, conservation, pro football, rock n’ roll and rocket ships: Paul G. Allen couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend, invest and donate the billions he reaped from co-founding Microsoft with childhood friend Bill Gates.

Allen used the fortune he made from Microsoft — whose Windows operating system is found on most of the world’s desktop computers — to invest in other ambitions, from tackling climate change and advancing brain research to finding innovative solutions to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges.

“If it has the potential to do good, then we should do it,” Gates quoted his friend as saying.

Allen died Monday in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to his company Vulcan Inc. He was 65. Just two weeks ago, Allen, who owned the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers, had announced that the same cancer he had in 2009 had returned.

Gates, who met Allen at a private school in Seattle, said he was heartbroken to have lost one of his “oldest and dearest friends.”

“Personal computing would not have existed without him,” Gates said in a statement, adding that Allen’s “second act” as a philanthropist was “focused on improving people’s lives and strengthening communities in Seattle and around the world.”

Over his lifetime, Allen gave more than $2 billion to efforts aimed at improving education, science, technology, conservation and communities.

“Those fortunate to achieve great wealth should put it to work for the good of humanity,” Allen wrote several years ago, when he announced that he was giving the bulk of his fortune to charity. He said that pledge “reminds us all that our net worth is ultimately defined not by dollars but rather by how well we serve others.”

Allen, who played guitar, built a gleaming pop culture museum in his hometown to showcase his love of rock n’ roll, and funded underwater expeditions that made important shipwreck discoveries, including a U.S. aircraft carrier lost during World War II.

Yet in a sense, Allen also lived up to the moniker once bestowed on him by Wired Magazine: “The Accidental Zillionaire .” He was a programmer who coined Microsoft’s name and made important contributions to its early success, yet was overshadowed by his partner’s acerbic intellect and cutthroat business sense.

At the company’s founding, for instance, Allen let Gates talk him into taking the short end of a 60-40 ownership split. A few years later, he settled for an even smaller share, 36 percent, at Gates’ insistence. Reflecting on that moment In his memoir, Allen concluded that he might have haggled more, but realized that “my heart wasn’t in it. So I agreed.”

Allen was born in Seattle. After graduating from the city’s private Lakeside School, where he met Gates, Allen spent two years at Washington State University. The two friends both dropped out of college to pursue the future they envisioned: A world with a computer in every home.

“There would be no Microsoft as we know it without Paul Allen,” said longtime technology analyst Rob Enderle, who also consulted for Allen.

Allen and Gates founded Microsoft in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and their first product was a computer language for the Altair hobby-kit personal computer, giving hobbyists a basic way to program and operate the machine.

After Gates and Allen found some success selling their programming language, MS-Basic, the Seattle natives moved their business in 1979 to Bellevue, Washington, not far from its eventual home in Redmond.

Microsoft’s big break came in 1980, when IBM Corp. decided to move into personal computers and asked Microsoft to provide the operating system.

Gates and Allen agreed, even though they didn’t have one to offer. To meet IBM’s needs, they spent $50,000 to buy an operating system called QDOS from another startup in Seattle — without, of course, letting on that they had IBM lined up as a customer. Eventually, the product refined by Microsoft became the core of IBM PCs and their clones, catapulting Microsoft into its dominant position in the PC industry.

The first versions of two classic Microsoft products, Microsoft Word and the Windows operating system, were released in 1983. By 1991, Microsoft’s operating systems were used by 93 percent of the world’s personal computers.

Allen served as Microsoft’s executive vice president of research and new product development until 1983, when he resigned after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease.

But Allen left Microsoft knowing he and Gates would be forever linked in the history of technology.

“We were extraordinary partners,” Allen wrote. “Despite our differences, few co-founders had shared such a unified vision — maybe Hewlett and Packard and Google’s Sergey Brin and Larry Page, but it was a short list.”

After leaving Microsoft, Allen would remain interested in technology, especially the field of artificial intelligence, which recalled first piquing his interest while he was still a teenager after reading “I, Robot,” a science fiction book by Isaac Asimov.

“From my youth, I’d never stopped thinking in the future tense,” Allen wrote in his 2011 memoir, “Idea Man.”

With his sister Jody Allen in 1986, Allen founded Vulcan, which oversees his business and philanthropic efforts. He founded the Allen Institute for Brain Science and the aerospace firm Stratolaunch, which has built a colossal airplane designed to launch satellites into orbit. He has also backed research into nuclear-fusion power and scores of technology startups.

Allen also funded maverick aerospace designer Burt Rutan’s SpaceShipOne, which in 2004 became the first privately developed manned spacecraft to reach space.

The SpaceShipOne technology was licensed by Sir Richard Branson for Virgin Galactic, which is testing a successor design to carry tourists on brief hops into lower regions of space.

Yet Allen never came close to replicating Microsoft’s success. What he always seemed to lack, Enderle said, was another Bill Gates to help fulfill his visions.

“He was a decent engineer who got the timing on an idea right once in his life, and it was a big one,” Enderle said.

When Allen released his memoir, he allowed “60 Minutes” inside his home on Lake Washington, across the water from Seattle, revealing collections that ranged from the guitar Jimi Hendrix played at Woodstock to vintage war planes and a 300-foot yacht with its own submarine.

“My brother was a remarkable individual on every level,” his sister Jody Allen said in a statement. “Paul’s family and friends were blessed to experience his wit, warmth, his generosity and deep concern,” she added.

Paul Allen’s influence is firmly imprinted on the cultural landscape of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, from the bright metallic Museum of Pop Culture designed by architect Frank Gehry to the computer science center at the University of Washington that bears his name.

In 1988 at 35, he bought the Portland Trail Blazers professional basketball team. He told The Associated Press that “for a true fan of the game, this is a dream come true.”

He also was a part owner of the Seattle Sounders FC, a major league soccer team, and bought the Seattle Seahawks. Allen could sometimes be seen at games or chatting in the locker room with players.

Source: Tech – TIME | 16 Oct 2018 | 7:11 am

Palm’s Weird New Tiny Smartphone Sidekick Says Something Sad About Our Phones

Remember Palm, the company behind those handheld PDAs (no, not that kind of PDA) that were so prevalent in the 90s? It’s back Monday with something truly weird: The Palm, a tiny Android-powered smartphone that’s meant to supplement, not replace, your current handset. You can’t even buy the Palm on its own — it’s available only as an add-on to your existing smartphone plan, and, at least for now, only on Verizon.

The idea here is that the diminutive Palm offers a way to stay connected when you don’t want to lug around your primary smartphone, which, if you haven’t noticed, has utterly Hulked out over the last few years. Apple’s smallest offering, for instance, is now 5.8 inches across, a relative monster compared to the now-dead iPhone SE’s 4 inches.

The Palm looks useful enough: It get calls and texts, it has front- and rear-facing cameras, and it runs apps like Spotify via the Google Play store. It’s small enough to easily toss in your purse for a night out or in your gym bag for a quick workout. Palm wants you to think of it as the Mazda Miata you take out for weekend drives rather than the Ford Escape that gets you to and from work every day. “Palm isn’t a replacement for your primary smartphone, it’s a fully connected companion that is in-sync with your primary device, making mobile truly mobile again,” reads Palm’s website. (It’s also pitching the Palm as a way to help people “get out of their tech and into their lives,” but the solution to tech overload is rarely more tech — it’s better mastery of your settings and an occasional willingness to silence and ignore your phone.)

But Palm’s “phone companion” pitch quickly breaks down for exactly the same reason most people don’t have separate workday and weekend rides: Cost. The Palm is $349.99, then you have to pay Verizon every month to keep it on your plan. Even if the idea of a smartphone sidekick is appealing, that pricing is going to be prohibitive for a lot of people — though you have to begrudgingly respect the tech industry’s brazen attempt at getting people to buy not one but two smartphones. And while the Palm is a welcome experiment in a generally snoozy gadget category, it’s not likely to become a massive hit, even with a celeb endorsement from Stephen Curry.

Still, the Palm’s very existence underscores a sad reality of today’s smartphone industry.

Companies like Apple and Samsung are making bigger and bigger devices because they tend to sell well. But that’s leaving the smaller-handed among us in the dust — Apple in particular caught a ton of flak for canceling without replacing the iPhone SE. There’s some logic there: It’s tough to design an interface that works well on a 4-inch screen and the gargantuan 6.5-inch display on the iPhone XS Max, the company’s biggest-screened offering to date (to be fair, it’s the same physical size as the older iPhone Plus models, but with a bigger screen thanks to the new design.) But the move still snubs people who prefer smaller gadgets. Even I struggle with the iPhone XS Max, and I’ve got big mitts and long fingers that’d make me a decent pianist if anybody ever explained to me what exactly a treble clef is.

So Palm’s entire raison d’etre stems from the mainline smartphone makers’ abandonment of the comparatively small-handed, or just people who prefer smaller devices. Those folks shouldn’t have to pay a $349+ premium just to have a device that better suits their needs — there should be both high-end smartphones small and large alike, just like Mazda makes both the Miata and the seven-passenger CX-9. Remember when miniaturization was seen as the height of technological progress? Let’s resurrect that ethos. And when it comes to the phablet fans and the mini-phone stans, let there be peace in our time.

Source: Tech – TIME | 15 Oct 2018 | 10:53 am

Remember Palm? It’s Back With a Tiny Sidekick for Your Gigantic Regular Phone

Now that phones are half a foot long and sell for more than $1,000, a San Francisco-based upstart says it’s time for a smaller companion phone with a throwback name: Palm.

Starting next month, consumers can buy the credit card-sized Palm for $349 from Verizon Communications Inc. Like a smartwatch, the Palm isn’t designed to replace an iPhone — it’s more like an accessory for people who don’t want to lug their main device to the gym or dinner.

“You have your SUV or minivan, but sometimes you want to take a spin in your sports car,” said Howard Nuk, a co-founder of the startup, Palm Ventures Group Inc.

The big question for Palm is whether consumers have enough spending cash to justify a second phone, especially if the first one cost them more than a grand. It’s also unclear how much nostalgia the Palm name will bring to today’s shoppers.

It’s been almost 10 years since Palm Inc. tried to revive its fortunes with a model called the Pre. The flop of that device ultimately led to a takeover by Hewlett-Packard and an unceremonious exit from the stage of Silicon Valley icons.

The name was reborn when Palm Ventures licensed it from TCL, a Chinese manufacturer that also owns the once-iconic BlackBerry brand. Palm Ventures’ co-founders, Nuk and Dennis Miloseski, have backgrounds in mobile and design and previously worked at Samsung Electronics Co.

NBA superstar Stephen Curry also is a Palm backer, potentially giving the device some cachet among younger customers. He’s helping with the marketing of the product.

The Palm phone is about 3.8 inches tall (9.7 centimeters) and 0.3 of an inch thick — roughly half the size of Apple Inc.’s iPhone XS Max and the Samsung Galaxy S9+. The Palm phones run on Android 8.1 and can be paired with iPhones as well as Androids. Popular apps work on the phone, including Apple iTunes.

It also features an 8-megapixel camera in front and a 12-megapixel camera on the back. There is no headphone jack, but it does have Bluetooth.

The original Palm device, like its rival Handspring, was a precursor to today’s smartphones. Known as a personal digital assistant, or PDA, the gadget was popular in the ’90s for taking notes, marking calendars and — eventually — reading emails.

Palm’s star faded with the rise of BlackBerry and the iPhone, but finding a new niche may give the brand a new reason for being.

It’s also a chance for Palm to finally live up to its name, Miloseski said.

“Unlike the original, this one actually fits in your palm.”

Source: Tech – TIME | 15 Oct 2018 | 8:58 am

Facebook Says Hackers Accessed Data From 29 Million Accounts In Security Breach

(NEW YORK) — Facebook says hackers accessed data from 29 million accounts as part of the security breach disclosed two weeks ago.

The exact number hadn’t been known before. Originally Facebook said 50 million accounts could have been affected, but Facebook didn’t know if they had been misused.

The hackers accessed name, email addresses or phone numbers from those 29 million accounts. For 14 million of those accounts, hackers got even more data, such as hometown, birthdate, the last 10 places they checked into or 15 most recent searches. One million accounts were affected but hackers didn’t gain information. The social media service plans to send messages to people whose accounts were hacked.

Facebook says third-party apps and Facebook apps like WhatsApp and Instagram were unaffected by the breach.

Source: Tech – TIME | 12 Oct 2018 | 1:16 pm

Brands that use influencer marketing can boost returns and conversions
Word-of-mouth recommendations from influencers effectively turn prospects into customers, who trust the people they interact with on a daily basis.

Source: Latest articles for ZDNet | 4 Apr 2018 | 11:06 am

Once a target, always a target: If you're hit by hackers you're likely to be hit again
The number of organisations that have fallen victim to cyber-attackers only to fall victim a second time is on the up.

Source: Latest articles for ZDNet | 4 Apr 2018 | 10:56 am

Using a 4K drone to diagnose roof damage
What happens when you can place a 4K camera virtually anywhere in a three-dimensional space? It’s like being able to examine something through a magnifying glass, even if it’s in a place that’s hard to reach by climbing.

Source: Latest articles for ZDNet | 4 Apr 2018 | 10:18 am

Hackers target ad networks to inject cryptocurrency mining scripts
It's the latest way for hackers to make money — by fooling unsuspected website visitors to mine cryptocurrency in their browser's background.

Source: Latest articles for ZDNet | 4 Apr 2018 | 9:37 am

iOS 11.4 Public Beta 1: Here's what's new
Now that iOS 11.3 is out, Apple is pushing iOS 11.4 to beta testers.

Source: Latest articles for ZDNet | 4 Apr 2018 | 8:42 am How to use Cloudflare's DNS service to speed up and secure your internet
Cloudflare's new Domain Name System promises to both speed up your internet access and protect your privacy.

Source: Latest articles for ZDNet | 4 Apr 2018 | 8:32 am

Galaxy S9's new rival? OnePlus 6 will be as blazingly fast but with 256GB storage
OnePlus 6 throws down the gauntlet to Samsung's Galaxy S9, with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage.

Source: Latest articles for ZDNet | 4 Apr 2018 | 8:25 am

Mozilla launches new effort to lure users back to the Firefox browser
With a revamped browser and a nonprofit mission focused on privacy and user empowerment, Mozilla is ready to strike while the iron's hot.

Source: Latest articles for ZDNet | 4 Apr 2018 | 7:00 am

Intel: We now won't ever patch Spectre variant 2 flaw in these chips
A handful of CPU families that Intel was due to patch will now forever remain vulnerable.

Source: Latest articles for ZDNet | 4 Apr 2018 | 6:49 am

​Cloud computing: Don't forget these factors when you make the move
Neglecting some basic issues could leave your cloud computing project struggling.

Source: Latest articles for ZDNet | 4 Apr 2018 | 6:34 am

Driverless 'Roborace' car makes street track debut
It is a car kitted out with technology its developers boldly predict will transform our cities and change the way we live.

Source: - Technology | 18 Nov 2016 | 3:21 pm

How to outsmart fake news in your Facebook feed
Fake news is actually really easy to spot -- if you know how. Consider this your New Media Literacy Guide.

Source: - Technology | 18 Nov 2016 | 3:21 pm

Flying a sports car with wings
Piloting one of the breed of light aircraft is said to be as easy as driving a car

Source: - Technology | 18 Nov 2016 | 3:17 pm

Revealed: Winners of the 'Oscars of watches'
It's the prize giving ceremony that everyone's on time for.

Source: - Technology | 18 Nov 2016 | 3:17 pm

What parents should know about the VR gear kids want
Thinking about treating your family to a little virtual reality this holiday? Have no idea where to start? Don't worry. From Google's inexpensive Cardboard VR viewer to Sony's new PlayStation VR, this guide will help you figure out what makes sense for your family's interests, needs and budget.

Source: - Technology | 17 Nov 2016 | 11:12 am

Teen girls prepare for space launch
Teenage girls have designed Africa's first private satellite due to launch into space in 2017. It's hoped it can monitor and find answers to South Africa's drought crisis.

Source: - Technology | 17 Nov 2016 | 11:07 am

Brightest supermoon since 1948
See photos of November's supermoon -- the brightest in nearly 70 years.

Source: - Technology | 16 Nov 2016 | 12:38 pm

Cell phones, screens are keeping your kid awake
These days, teachers often face classrooms filled with yawning students who stayed up late snapping selfies or playing online games.

Source: - Technology | 11 Nov 2016 | 4:56 pm

Japan's boom in weird wearable tech
What do Discman, Tamagotchi, and Game Boy have in common?

Source: - Technology | 11 Nov 2016 | 4:55 pm

This NASA astronaut voted from space
From infinity and beyond, he found a way to vote.

Source: - Technology | 8 Nov 2016 | 1:17 pm

Tencent nears $US9bn game deal
The Chinese firm could become a mobile game powerhouse through buying the Clash of Clans maker.

Source: | IT News Top Stories | 15 Jun 2016 | 3:37 pm

4G rivals put heat on Telstra
Telstra may have the fastest 4G mobile network in the nation but rivalry and network outages will take a toll.

Source: | IT News Top Stories | 15 Jun 2016 | 10:00 am

Her master’s voice
Typing rapidly is becoming a dying art as better voice recognition takes technology to a new level of user-friendliness.

Source: | IT News Top Stories | 15 Jun 2016 | 10:00 am

Samsung tackles Apple in pay war
Korean technology giant Samsung is once again taking on arch-rival Apple, this time in the payments space.

Source: | IT News Top Stories | 15 Jun 2016 | 10:00 am

Samsung Pay launches Down Under
Galaxy smartphone owners can now pay for groceries with a tap of their phone.

Source: | IT News Top Stories | 14 Jun 2016 | 9:01 pm

Uber to seek up to $US2bn debt
The ride-hailing company has hired Morgan Stanley and Barclays to sell a leveraged loan to institutions.

Source: | IT News Top Stories | 14 Jun 2016 | 2:55 pm

Microsoft in $35bn LinkedIn punt
Microsoft’s huge gamble in bidding $35.5bn for LinkedIn is worth the risk, says Pollenizer boss Phil Morle.

Source: | IT News Top Stories | 14 Jun 2016 | 10:00 am

‘Scorpio’ to lead gaming overhaul
Project Scorpio expected next year and “will be the most powerful console ever built”, Xbox chief Phil Spencer says.

Source: | IT News Top Stories | 14 Jun 2016 | 10:00 am

Anvitha, 9, catches Apple’s eye
It’s not every day a nine-year-old Australian is singled out by Apple chief Tim Cook.

Source: | IT News Top Stories | 14 Jun 2016 | 10:00 am

Let’s talk: Apple boosts Siri power
Apple has helped usher in a new age of personal computing where we spend more time talking with devices.

Source: | IT News Top Stories | 14 Jun 2016 | 10:00 am