IT&Software

Cambridge Analytica created 'Sex Compass' and other apps to harvest Facebook data

Regardless of the disagreement between Zuckerberg and some Facebook users over how much control they have over their personal data, Zuckerberg stated that he is not against common-sense regulation and would be happy to work with Congress on solutions. [Full Article...]

Starbucks closes all stores for one day for racial bias education

Starbucks closes all stores for one day for racial bias education An employee at the 18th and Spruce location called the cops on two black men , who waited for a friend and tried to use the bathroom without ordering. In the video, no Starbucks items are visible in front of either of the men. In his statement , Johnson said of his company's policy: "Regretfully, our practices and training led to a bad outcome - the basis for the call to the Philadelphi... [Full Article...]

Microsoft delays Windows 10 update over 'blocking bug'

Microsoft delays Windows 10 update over 'blocking bug' Last year, Microsoft said it planned to deploy two major Windows 10 updates per year, every April and September. Microsoft noticed a bug that caused an increase in reliability issues on machines build 17133, the build of Windows 10 version 1803 that Microsoft selected for distribution to release systems. [Full Article...]

Ford Fiesta ST coming to Oz in 2019

Ford Fiesta ST coming to Oz in 2019 Queensland's DJR Team Penske , along with Victorian-based former Ford factory outfit Tickford Racing , are still campaigning the FG-X, nearly two years after the auto ceased production locally, and both outfits will be tasked with developing the Mustang to suit Supercars' so-called Gen2 regulations. [Full Article...]

Android 8.1 Oreo officially rolls out for OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 5

Android 8.1 Oreo officially rolls out for OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 5 Head into Settings System updates to check. OnePlus on Sunday announced that it is rolling out the latest OxygenOS 5.1.0 OTA update for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. OnePlus has also made changes to the Launcher, which now has category tags in the search section of the drawer app. The folders are automatically named based on category. [Full Article...]

What's Happening to These Stocks? Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Eldorado Gold Corporation (EGO)

What's Happening to These Stocks? Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Eldorado Gold Corporation (EGO) The stock remained 1.77 percent unpredictable for the recent week and 2.85 percent for the last month. Day traders need to be able to get in and out of a stock quickly and easily, so they will want to trade stocks with high daily volume - typically 1 million shares at absolute minimum. [Full Article...]

Facebook's facial recognition tool faces class action suit over mishandling biometric data

Facebook's facial recognition tool faces class action suit over mishandling biometric data At the heart of the issue is a 2008 state regulation known as the Biometric Information Privacy Act , which prohibits the collection or use of biometric data without precise public disclosure. What does the facial recognition do? Facebook could have to pay billions of dollars in damages in a class action lawsuit over facial recognition, according to various reports. [Full Article...]

Over 3300 Android Apps Are Found Tracking Kids

Over 3300 Android Apps Are Found Tracking Kids The most interesting part, Google has no idea about it. What is even more surprising is the fact that approximately 400 apps were found recording either device information or geolocation data or email address of device owners or phone numbers . [Full Article...]

Apple is reportedly readying a monthly subscription service for news

Apple is reportedly readying a monthly subscription service for news Apple already offers subscriptions through Apple News app on a publication-per-publication basis. With this new all-you-can-consume model, it would help make things more affordable and could spur more signups. The news subscription service would fall into Apple's services business, which has been an ever-growing part of the company's profile over the past few years. [Full Article...]

Bredin Investment LLC Invests $4.82 Million in Apple (AAPL) Stock

Bredin Investment LLC Invests $4.82 Million in Apple (AAPL) Stock Barclays Capital maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Wednesday, August 2 with "Equal-Weight" rating. Stillwater Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Apple Inc. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc reported 124,267 shares. Haverford Fin Inc invested in 4.79% or 77,494 shares. Abner Herrman & Brock Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.33% or 11,760 shares. [Full Article...]

USA and United Kingdom warn that Russian Federation has been hacking routers worldwide

USA and United Kingdom warn that Russian Federation has been hacking routers worldwide The alert said the targets of the campaign were primarily "government and private-sector organizations, critical infrastructure providers, and the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) supporting these sectors". "The UK government will continue to work with the USA, other worldwide allies and industry partners to expose Russia's unacceptable cyber behaviour, so they are held accountable for their acti... [Full Article...]

Epic Games Talks Fortnite Save the World, Battle Royale Mode Integration

Epic Games Talks Fortnite Save the World, Battle Royale Mode Integration If you see any links for something like this, you should steer well clear as Epic Games have confirmed it won't be arriving in April. The online multiplayer only game cost $29.99 for you to play it, but people started to stop playing it due to the low population count. [Full Article...]

18:44Three Policemen Injured in Clashes With Protesters in Yerevan

18:44Three Policemen Injured in Clashes With Protesters in Yerevan The Ministry said some have already been discharged from medical institutions. There were media reports that Tuesday's NA special session to elect the PM would not be convened in the parliament building. 'Fake agenda' Parliamentary vice-speaker Eduard Sharmazanov, who is the ruling party's spokesman, dismissed the protests as "the opposition's artificial and fake agenda". [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 leaks suggest 6.4-inch display

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 leaks suggest 6.4-inch display A recent report from The Bell claims the Galaxy Note 9 will get a 6.3-inch "Infinity" Super AMOLED display, making it the same size as the Galaxy Note 8 . This simply means the Galaxy Note 9 will have the larger battery compared to the Note 8's 3300mAh. If Samsung can create similar performance with the Note 9 it could make this smartphone hugely desirable. [Full Article...]

Apple begins free repairs for Apple Watch Series 2 with swollen batteries

Apple begins free repairs for Apple Watch Series 2 with swollen batteries The repairs will be free of charge for Series 2 watches that will not power on due to the battery swelling . If you own the Apple Watch Series 1 or Series 3, unfortunately, you are not eligible to apply for free repairs . The program is available to customers for three years after the original date of purchase, and repairs can be scheduled at an Apple Store or at an Apple Authorized Service... [Full Article...]

Bison Softball Splits Doubleheader at South Dakota State

Bison Softball Splits Doubleheader at South Dakota State It was the first time that the Spartans had gone through 12 innings since 2012. "We didn't have many good at bats late in the game". Freshman pitcher Katelyn Ellard pitched the second game for the River Hawks for three and a third innings. [Full Article...]

Apple employees warned and arrested for leaking information, reveals a leaked memo

Apple employees warned and arrested for leaking information, reveals a leaked memo The memo lays out examples of times when whole product announcements have been spoiled by leaks to the media. Whether the memo cuts down on leaks remains to be seen. As expected, her father who was then an Apple employee lost his job. The memo was addressed to Apple employees , suppliers and contractors. According to a new investor note from UBS analysts Steven Milunovich and Benja... [Full Article...]

What was right and what was wrong about Trump's Syria strike

What was right and what was wrong about Trump's Syria strike Britain launched cruise missiles as part of the co-ordinated military operation with the United States and France in response to the chemical weapons attack in Douma one week ago. President Donald Trump is warning Russian Federation and Iran about their association with Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad's government, as he announces the launch of retaliatory strikes after an apparent chemical... [Full Article...]

Egypt's armed forces foil attack, kill 14 terrorists

Egypt's armed forces foil attack, kill 14 terrorists Six militants were killed in airstrikes on their hideouts, while 12 others died in a shootout with security forces, the spokesman said in a statement. Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday extended Egypt's state of emergency for three months, the fourth time since it was declared previous year, the official gazette said. [Full Article...]

New secret BioShock title is now under development

New secret BioShock title is now under development According the Kotaku's report, the studio and individual devs were hit hard when they lost out on bonuses, which were contingent on Mafia III getting either an 80 or 85 on Metacritic (it ended up with a score in the 60s ). Now it seems a new game is in the works. "It was all very tight-lipped". Some went to other game companies; others moved to the top-secret studio next door to work on an un... [Full Article...]


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