Category: Internet

WebAuthn Becomes an Official Web Standard, Will Help You Say Goodbye to Passwords

WebAuthn API has been declared as a Web Standard by World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) HIGHLIGHTS W3C has announced that WebAuthn is now an open web standard The standard enables password-free logins on the web Most popular web browsers have already added support for WebAuthn Do you hate entering passwords to log into websites all Read More

Andhra Pradesh Assures Citizens Their Personal Data Is Safe

HIGHLIGHTS Citizens need not be concerned about the security of their data: govt. Government refuted the allegations of data leakage from database All safeguards were in place for data protection, government said Dismissing the allegations of data leakage from the government database, the Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday said the citizens need not be concerned Read More

Google Testing Shoppable Ads in Image Search Results

Google Images now gets shoppable ads in the sponsored segment HIGHLIGHTS These ads will show up in Google image search These ad links will let you buy products that you see The feature is being tested with few users for now Google is introducing shoppable ads in image searches. The company has announced that image Read More

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

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