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After Facebook, data of half a billion LinkedIn users put up for sale online: Report
The leaked data contains LinkedIn profile IDs and URLs, names, email address, mobile numbers, employment info, and social media profile links.
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Google wants Android smartwatches and phones to act as digital IDs and keys
Google’s new Android Ready SE Alliance will let OEMs to fit their devices with dedicated security hardware for safely storing sensitive data.
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Twitter now allows using multiple security keys for 2FA authentication
Twitter will soon allow users to log in with just a physical security key without enabling two-factor authentication.
Facebook on mobile now supports 2FA authentication via a physical security key
Facebook says users can either set up a Bluetooth-based security key, or they can use one that is plugged into the USB port.
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Pocketnow Daily: Facebook VS Apple: The Ads are Getting Hilarious (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the latest chapter in the Apple VS Facebook saga, the new 14-inch MacBook Pro, and more.
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Facebook’s Empire shows Australia who’s boss (why you need the Freedom-Friendly Fediverse)
With Facebook changing policies to hurt Australian businesses, maybe it’s time to look at a more ethical alternative to Facebook again.
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Pocketnow Daily: Android 12 Sneak Peek Leaked: New Widgets & Privacy!! (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the possible features that may arrive with Android 12, Apple’s AR headset, and more.
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Pocketnow Daily: Get Ready: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Launching EARLY! (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z fold 3, new Android features, and more.
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February Security update will fix issues on the Google Pixel 5 and more
The latest Security Update for the Google Pixel 5 will solve several issues caused by the December 2020 firmware update
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Facebook will urge users to allow activity tracking as stricter Apple policies go into effect
Facebook will start showing a prompt to some users, urging them to enable activity tracking in order to provide them a better ad experience.
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Microsoft Edge gets a password generator and alerts for compromised credentials
Edge browser is getting an in-built password compromise alert system called Password Monitor that checks the dark web for leaked credentials.
Stop being naive when it comes to things like WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, etc.
Facebook is breaking promises about WhatsApp, as expected. Learn how to tell if your next messaging app is going to last or will eventually become horrible just like the others.
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US government bans transactions with eight Chinese apps including AliPay and WeChat Pay
The executive order goes into effect after 45 days, while Secretary of Commerce has been asked to find more apps that pose a security risk.
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Microsoft reveals SolarWinds hackers gained access to its source code
Microsoft says viewing its source code doesn’t pose any risk elevation threat, as it already assumes attackers have knowledge of it.
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Facebook targets Apple over privacy policy update, Apple says users must get a choice
Apple says Facebook need not change its approach towards personalised ads, it only has to offer users a choice.
New legislation in EU would promote competition and protect users from big tech companies
New regulations in the EU could force companies such as Apple, Google, Amazon and more, to change to let other smaller companies compete
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Apple fires back at Facebook for attacking app privacy labels, warns of taking down apps
Developers who do not comply with the new ATT privacy norms will risk getting their apps removed from the App Store, warns Apple.
How many servers is your phone connecting to?
Do you know how many internet servers your phone is connecting to at any given time? With an open-source app, there’s an easy way to tell (on Android).
Apple doesn’t agree with the latest US Government’s antitrust report
Apple doesn’t seem to accept being called a monopoly, and it has made a statement against the latest antitrust report from the US government
TikTok avoids ban and closes deal with Oracle and Walmart
TikTok has reached a deal that will keep it alive in the United States and safe from possible bans
Pocketnow Daily: Apple vs Epic Games: CHECKMATE! (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about Apple’s new actions against Epic, TikTok getting more time to sell US operations, and more.
New executive order gives ByteDance 90 days to sell TikTok
It seems that US companies will have more time to buy TikTok’s US operations from ByteDance, as President Trump has given the company 90 days to close a deal
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TikTok was found tracking users and secretly collecting data
The social media app TikTok was recently discovered collecting MAC addresses from its users and bypassing Android’s built-in protections
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HUAWEI reports 13.1% revenue boost in the first half of 2020 despite COVID-19 impact
The company said it brought in CNY 454 billion (~ $64.9 billion) in revenue during H1 2020, while the net profit stood at 9.2% of that figure.
Microsoft’s Defender ATP antivirus app for Android is now out in Preview
The Microsoft Defender ATP for Android will offer protection against phishing attacks, unsafe network connections from apps, websites, and malicious apps.