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Google Patches Zero-Day Flaw in Chrome Under Active Attacks

Chrome 72.0.3626.121 update is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux HIGHLIGHTS The zero day flaw was reported by Google’s Clement Lecigne There have been reports of attackers exploiting the flaw in the wild The flaw is said to be a memory management error in FileReader API Google has announced that an update released to Read More

EU Set to Scrap Digital Tax Plan, to Work for Global Reform

European Union finance ministers are set to ditch a plan to introduce an EU-wide digital tax next week but agree to work on a global reform of the taxation of Internet companies, an EU document shows. The move is likely to be welcomed by digital giants like Alphabet’s Google and Facebook who would have fallen under the scope of Read More

Gmail Smart Compose Feature Rolling Out to Other Android Devices

Not all Android phones have Gmail’s Smart Compose yet HIGHLIGHTS Gmail’s Smart Compose is rolling out to third-party Android phones It was only available on the Pixel 3 phones until now Smart Compose suggests auto-complete options for sentences Google has been a bit restrictive about Gmail’s Smart Compose, right from the time it was introduced Read More

Amazon to Close US Pop-Up Shops as It Opens More Book Stores

Amazon said Wednesday that it will shut down all its pop-up shops and focus on opening more of its bookstores as it rethinks its brick-and-mortar strategy. The online retail giant has 87 pop-up shops in malls, Whole Foods grocery stores and Kohl’s department stores that sell Amazon’s Echo voice-activated devices, Kindle tablets and other gadgets. Read More

China Chat Log Leak Shows Scope of Surveillance

A leak of around 364 million online records in a Chinese database, including private messages and ID numbers, has again highlighted the size and scope of Beijing’s mass surveillance system. The files show a wealth of information linked to online accounts, including GPS locations, file transfers, and chat logs, according to the database discovered by Read More

Airbnb Acquires HotelTonight in Deeper Expansion Into Hotel-Booking Business

Home-renting company Airbnb has bought HotelTonight, an app for finding hotel rooms at a discount, as it wades deeper into the hotel-booking business to attract a wider variety of travellers ahead of a hotly anticipated initial public offering. The acquisition, which Airbnb announced on Thursday, expands the company’s inventory by adding a number of listings from hotels, Read More

Marriott CEO Apologises for Data Breach, Vows Improvements

Marriott International Chief Executive Arne Sorenson apologised on Thursday before a US Senate panel for a massive data breach involving up to 383 million guests in its Starwood hotels reservation system and vowed to protect against future attacks. Sorenson told the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations that the hacking, which occurred over a four-year period, prompted the company Read More

Skype for Web Gets HD Video Calling, Call Recording, New Notification Panel

Skype for Web gets revamped notification panel HIGHLIGHTS Skype for Web gets an update with new features like chat media gallery The update brings HD video calling, revamped notification panel There’s also a new chat media gallery for all links and photos Microsoft has revamped its Skype calling service on the Web bringing HD video Read More

Facebook Messenger Bug Revealed Who You Were Chatting With

As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed about making his platform more secure, a bug in Facebook Messenger allowed websites to gain access to users’ data, including who they have been chatting with, say researchers. Now fixed by Facebook, the vulnerability in the web version of Messenger allowed any website to expose who you have been messaging, Read More

YouTube Testing New ‘Fact Checks’ on ‘Misinformation Prone Content’ in India

YouTube has started showing fact checks from approved publishers HIGHLIGHTS YouTube is rolling out the new feature in India Fact checks are said to be available for searches in English and Hindi YouTube is working with “approved” fact-checking partners In a bid to curb the circulation of fake news, YouTube is adding new “information panels” Read More

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