Sci-tech

Israeli Start-Up Leaks Data on 31m Users

Israeli Start-Up Leaks Data on 31m Users Ai.type's founder Eitan Fitusi told The Register that the MongoDB database had been secured once Kromtech had reported the issue and that the archive only contained around half of the firm's database information. It's not uncommon for keyboard apps to ask for wide-ranging permissions to access data on a user's device-and in many cases, users are willing to grant it because the keyboard is an... [Full Article...]

Apple's iOS 11 Is Installed On 59% Of iOS Devices

The iPhone X only started shipping on November 3 , so naturally, quarterly iOS share was down across the board compared to the August - October 2016 timeframe. According to Kantar, as of October 35.3% of Apple's installed base in Europe and the United States had owned their iPhones for more than two years. [Full Article...]

How to fix update error 80248015 on Windows 7

How to fix update error 80248015 on Windows 7 It was recently reported the existence of a group policy bug that blocked Windows Update if a user delayed installing the updates , but fortunately, the bug is finally fixed. "Error 0x80248015 has been dropped, and I see the information, that the last update search was on December 3, 2017 01:53". Since rebooting the system doesn't resolve the issue, Ghacks suggests disabling "Give me upd... [Full Article...]

Google pulling YouTube from Echo Show and Fire TV

Google pulling YouTube from Echo Show and Fire TV The first iteration of YouTube on the Echo Show missed some functionality - for example, an Echo Show user couldn't subscribe to channels or see related videos. Amazon and Google are duking it out in many areas, most notably the smart speaker market. While nixing support for the Echo Show might not be a big deal, doing so for Amazon's Fire TV will definitely have much more of an... [Full Article...]

Instagram Works to Combat Wildlife Exploitation

Instagram Works to Combat Wildlife Exploitation As a result of incidents like these, Instagram is finally taking steps to make its users aware of the more sinister aspects of some animal photos on its service. When users try to search for a photo featuring phrases such as #Koalahugs or #Tigerselfie, they will be greeted with a message saying the hashtag "may be associated with posts that encourage harmful behaviour to animals or the environme... [Full Article...]

TIO Networks breach might have exposed 1.6M consumer records

PayPal acquired TIO Networks in July for $238 million in its efforts to expand services to financially underserved cosnumers. On Friday, 1 December, PayPal said a review of TIO's network showed evidence of a breach that may have compromised the details of about 1.6 million users, including locations that stored personal data of TIO customers and customers of TIO billers. [Full Article...]

Android security: Google details Pixel and Nexus vulnerabilities in December bulletin

Android security: Google details Pixel and Nexus vulnerabilities in December bulletin With the announcement of Android Oreo Go, and the imminent release of the final build of Android 8.1 Oreo , it makes sense for Google to bundle this month's security patches in with them. But we did not know that the recently popped up several Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL issues are fixed in this update or not. The biggest beneficiaries of Android 8 .1 could be those on low-end devices though,... [Full Article...]

Samsung Begins Mass Production Of Industry First 512GB Embedded Storage

Samsung Begins Mass Production Of Industry First 512GB Embedded Storage Samsung has confirmed nothing about which devices would be getting the new 512GB chips but we can assume that the phone maker's next flagship phone - Galaxy S9 - will have 512GB internal storage as an option. Accordingly, users can transmit a 5 GB Full HD video from the device to solid-state drives eight times faster than existing micro SD cards at around six seconds. [Full Article...]


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