Alphabet, the company that owns Google is shutting down its social networking website. Google+ has reportedly exposed user data of 500,000 customers to external developers. This comes after an announcement of a bug breach that was reportedly in their system for more than two years.
This bug could access Profile fields that were shared with the user. This includes Profile fields that are not public.
The data is limited to static, optional Google+ Profile fields including name, email address, occupation, gender and age. It does not include any other data the user may have posted or connected to the website or any other service, like Google+ posts, messages, Google account [...]
Twitter was ablaze with users commenting about how they had suddenly been logged out of their Facebook apps. This seemed to be faced by a lot of users, and you might be one of them too. The reason is the latest breach into Facebook’s security system which affected almost 50 million accounts.
Also Read: Sony Introduces PlayStation Classic, With 20 Pre-Loaded GamesThe Hack:
The breach was detected by Facebook on 25th September. A hacker or some hackers had used a vulnerability in the code of the social networking giant to gain access to user accounts. This was done by gaining control of the access tokens for the accounts. The access tokens are basically what allow [...]
If everything goes right, then we might get an advanced messaging service other than WhatsApp. Recently, it was revealed that tech giants Google and Samsung are working together to offer an improved messaging service. The messaging app will come equipped with features that would allow the exchange and transfer of large files without the need for additional apps. The partnership is aimed at conflating Android messages and Samsung messages to make them work together seamlessly. This will result in better coverage of Rich Communication Services (RCS). RCS is a communication protocol that enables enhanced SMS and MMS experience resulting in a better messaging experience. However, to [...]
Apple recently unveiled a trio of iPhones at its special event in Cupertino, California. Following the Apple launch event, Huawei seems to be mocking Apple in a series of tweets.
Thank you for keeping things the same. See you in London. 16.10.18 #HigherIntelligence #HUAWEIMate20 pic.twitter.com/ZhZHj9Xg3s
— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) September 12, 2018
Thank you for supporting us as innovators. See you in London. 16.10.18 #HigherIntelligence #HUAWEIMate20 pic.twitter.com/pvQr7mlzd1
— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) September 12, 2018
In another tweet, Huawei ‘thanked’ [...]
It seems that the young generation is turning its back on Facebook. That too in large numbers. According to new revelations by the Pew Research Centre study, 44 percent of users between the age group of 18 to 29 have deleted the app from their phones in the past year. The report ensued after surveying 3,400 U.S. Facebook users. 26 percent people reveal that they have deleted the app. 42 percent say that they have taken a break for a few weeks. While 54 percent have readjusted their privacy settings.
While this might seem alarming to some, however, the survey doesn’t necessarily come as a harbinger of bad news. Firstly, the survey occurred between May 29 and June 11. To [...]
The weekend is here and its a time to rejoice. While some of us may have bigger plans, most might just prefer to stay in and watch something good. So, whether its an immersive experience or just some light content you’re looking for, here’s a list of Top 10 shows on Netflix that are sure to make you go wow.Altered Carbon:
The Sci-Fi show is a Netflix original which is based 300 years in the future. The society has been transformed by technology, and death is no longer permanent. One can be brought back to life with the possibility of interchangeable bodies. The protagonist, Takeshi Kovacs is the only surviving soldier of an elite warrior [...]
Social Media is increasingly becoming a platform where people are regurgitating out fake news. A picture that suggests Vajpayee’s ashes being available for sale on Amazon has been doing rounds on WhatsApp. The image is printed with words like “Atal Ji’s original ashes and a copper kalsh with a book on our great leader Shree Narendra Modi ji’s journey” along with pictures of the two mentioned BJP leaders.
A BJP member apparently fell prey to the fake news imbroglio and tweeted this in response:
However, he soon realised the faux pas and immediately deleted the tweet.
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It is no mystery that India is reeling from an unprecedented turmoil. Malicious hate speech, spewing unwarranted venom and spreading fake news have become a norm, inflicting our erstwhile public comity. An easy and unchecked access to social media channels is one of the many reasons for this tragic onslaught. In fact, a report submitted by a panel of secretaries to the government on Wednesday said that lynching incidents are part of a larger problem of unchecked malicious content on websites and social media platforms, mainly targeting children, women and minorities.
In the wake of this fierce torrent, Government is cracking down on the social media platforms like WhatsApp, [...]
India has been subject to a lot of violence because of fake news spreading across social media platforms. Because of fake WhatsApp news going viral in the district of Tiruvannamalai, a family of five lost their lives. Facebook currently owns the messaging platform and is now planning to bring major changes in the way WhatsApp works. In their latest announcement, Facebook said that they will limit the number of messages users can forward.
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The limit currently in India for forwarding a message is 250. The new WhatsApp update will bring this down to just 5 in India and globally [...]
Facebook, the social network which bought the messaging service, WhatsApp back in February 2014, has been updating the platform. The new beta update for the app brings stickers to its users. Though the WhatsApp beta version has been around for a while, Facebook has never tested this feature for the app before. There are many other messaging platforms which have already embraced this concept. It will be the first time that WhatsApp will introduce stickers to its users.
The new WhatsApp beta update will bring a lot of interesting sticker packs. A Twitter post shows two sticker packs, Unchi & Rollie and Bibimbap Friends.
WhatsApp beta for Android [...]
On Wednesday, Twitter announced that many users may experience a drop in their number of followers. This news comes at a time when many other social media platforms are under the public and legal scrutiny. With this Twitter update, the company aims to remove the “locked accounts”.
Must Read: Twitter Warns 330 Million Users Of A Password VulnerabilityWhat Are Locked Accounts
Twitter locks an account after detecting sudden behavioral changes. This means the account has either sent a large number of unsolicited tweets or it has tweeted some misleading links. Although it is nice for the social network to tighten its security, the decision with this [...]
Facebook, over the past few months, has been in muddy waters when it comes to user data privacy. Ever since the Cambridge Analytica controversy broke out, Facebook has been in the middle of a heated debate surrounding the internet and how brands use data of users. Since then, Facebook has come out and defended its stance while claiming that it doesn’t spy on its users. While that might be true for now, the future might be different.
A new patent owned by Facebook has been discovered by Metro. The patent essentially details technology that triggers the microphone of a smartphone to start recording ambient audio. Some form of data based on that recording is then sent back [...]