App Stopped Over $1.5 Billion In Potentially Fraudulent Transactions In 2020
Apple’s combination of sophisticated technology and human expertise protected customers from more than $1.5 billion in potentially fraudulent transactions, preventing the attempted theft of their money, information, and time — and kept nearly a million risky and vulnerable new apps out of their hands.
What Is A Botnet?
A botnet is a number of Internet-connected devices, each of which is running one or more bots. Botnets can be used to perform Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks, steal data, send spam, and allow the attacker to access the device and its connection.
Instagram Will Let You Add Pronouns To Your Profile
Facebook-owned Instagram announced a new feature where people can add pronouns to their profile, the company announced.
Facebook’s Will Remind You To Read The Article Before You Share It
The social media giant Facebook is all set to start testing a new pop-up feature that will ask users if they are certain about wanting to share an article if if haven’t opened it.
Samsung Unveils Industry-First Memory Module Incorporating New CXL Interconnect Standard
Samsung unveiled the industry’s first memory module supporting the new Compute Express Link (CXL) interconnect standard. Integrated with Samsung’s Double Data Rate 5 (DDR5) technology, this CXL-based module will enable server systems to significantly scale memory capacity and bandwidth, accelerating artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC) workloads in data centers.
Clubhouse Is Now Available In The Play Store
Audio-based social media app Clubhouse released its Android app. It will be available in beta on Google’s mobile OS today, allowing users to sign up and participate in its audio-only chat rooms.
Twitter Testing Tip Jar Feature Globally On iOS And Android
The micro-blogging site Twitter started rolling out new Tip Jar features on iOS and Android apps, where users can send money directly to their favourite accounts with substantial followers.
Samsung Electronics Announces Availability Of Its Next-Generation 2.5D Integration Solution ‘I-Cube4’
Samsung’s new I-Cube4, which incorporates four HBMs and one logic die, was developed in March as the successor of I-Cube2. From high-performance computing (HPC) to AI, 5G, cloud and large data center applications, I-Cube4 is expected to bring another level of fast communication and power efficiency between logic and memory through heterogeneous integration.
Twitter Rolls Out New Prompts To Reconsider Offensive Reply
The new prompts will encourage people to pause and reconsider a potentially harmful or offensive reply — such as insults, strong language, or hateful remarks — before Tweeting it. Once prompted, people had an opportunity to take a moment and make edits, delete, or send the reply as is.
Instagram Rolls Out Auto-Captioning Sticker in Stories
Instagram is adding a new sticker to Stories that allows English-speaking users to add auto-generated captions to their videos. On Twitter, the company said the feature is coming to Reels as well. It also plans to make it available in more languages and additional countries.
WhatsApp Payments Are Coming Back To Brazil After Government Suspension
Social media giant Facebook-owned WhatsApp is again rolling out its payments service in Brazil, after the service was suspended by Brazil’s Central Bank in June of 2020 a few days after it launched there.
Apple Fixed 2 iOS 0-Day Vulnerabilities That Let Hackers Compromise Fully Patched Devices
Apple has released a new update to patch two zero-day vulnerabilities that allowed attackers to execute malicious code to attack iPhones, iPads, iPods, macOS, and Apple Watch devices.
Facebook and Instagram Add Notices That Say User Tracking Keeps Their Apps Free
Facebook is continuing its campaign against the privacy updates of Apple’s iOS 14, adding a notice within its iOS app telling users that the information it collects from other apps and websites can help keep Facebook free of charge.
China Directs 33 Apps To Stop Collecting Users’ Data
China has listed 33 apps, including Baidu and Tencent, collecting more user data than it deemed necessary to offer their service. The listed apps have been directed to plug the loopholes in less than 15 days,
Nearly 10K iOS Apps Have Enabled App Tracking Transparency Prompt: Report
Almost 10,000 iOS apps have adopted permission prompts to conform with Apple’s App Tracking Transparency less than a week after the feature rolled out, according to a new report.
Facebook Acquires VR Military Simulator ‘Onward’ Developer
Facebook has acquired popular virtual reality game developer Downpour Interactive which is behind the hit multi-player military simulator Onwards.
Facebook Hits 1.88 Billion Daily Active Users And 2.85B Monthly Active Users
Social media giant Facebook now has 1.88 billion daily active users and 2.85 billion monthly active users, as ad-driven revenue surged 48% to $26.2 billion, crushing forecasts.