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Is the HDCP 2.2 copy protection broken by movie pirates? (2)
Posted at 28 August 2015 19:55 CEST

Pirated copies of Breaking Bad in 4K have appeared on torrent sites. It appears the pirates have found a way to circumvent the HDCP 2.2 copy protection that protects Netflix’s 4K streams.

Nvidia hotfix should solve excessive virtual memory consumption in Windows 10 (0)
Posted at 28 August 2015 13:55 CEST

Nvidia has released a hotfix that should solve an issue where Windows 10 consumed excessive amounts of virtual memory. The issue appears to be so serious that the released fix only solves this specific issue.

Google Chrome ends automatically playing Flash ads annoyance (1)
Posted at 28 August 2015 13:24 CEST

Google will automatically pause Flash banners in its Chrome browser and only play them when users actually want to see them. The change will become in effect on the 1st of September and should increase the performance of the browser and increase battery life on e.g. laptops.

Facebook develops new technology to deal with copyright violations (1)
Posted at 28 August 2015 12:57 CEST

Facebook will improve the way it handles copyright infringement on videos uploaded to the social network. The company is building a new video matching technology that should improve how the social network detects when users share copyright protected content.

Microsoft releases disappointing Windows 10 Insiders Preview build 10532 (0)
Posted at 27 August 2015 22:05 CEST

Microsoft today released Windows 10 build 10532 to Windows Insiders in the ‘Fast Ring’. The build is rather disappointing with only 2 new features.

Windows 10 – Abusing children’s privacy by spying on them (7)
Posted at 27 August 2015 19:19 CEST

Spying on your children has become much easier with Windows 10. Users who create a family account receive a weekly email that provides an overview of which websites their kids visit, which apps they use and how long they’ve used the computer.

British copyright organisation starts legal action against music streaming service SoundCloud (2)
Posted at 27 August 2015 19:07 CEST

The British copyright organisation Performing Right Society (PRS) starts legal action against Soundcloud following five years of unsuccessful negotiations. PRS has posted a letter on its website explaining the move.

Russia blocks entire Wikipedia while awaiting removal of drugs article (0)
Posted at 27 August 2015 06:43 CEST

Russian internet providers have to block access to the local version of Wikipedia because the site hosts an article about hash. The media authority Roskomnadzor has decided the entire Russian Wikipedia has to be blocked until the page is removed.

Netflix: Antivirus is dead (2)
Posted at 27 August 2015 03:55 CEST

Video streaming service Netflix has decided to get rid antivirus software on the computers of its employees. The company didn’t renew the contract with the undisclosed antivirus company that protected the computers of Netflix staff.

Attackers easily gain admin rights on Asus and ZTE ADSL modems due default password (1)
Posted at 26 August 2015 22:09 CEST

Attackers can easily gain administrators rights on ADSL modem routers of Asus and ZTE because they use a hard-coded password based on the MAC address, according to the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) of the Carnegie Mellon University.

Facebook reveals Siri, Google Now and Cortana competitor powered by humans (0)
Posted at 26 August 2015 20:44 CEST

Facebook has revealed M, a smart assistant that should compete with other assistants like Apple’s Siri, Google Now and Microsoft’s Cortana but is also powered by humans.

Microsoft: Windows 10 on 75 million devices, Cortana told more than 500,000 jokes (2)
Posted at 26 August 2015 19:15 CEST

Windows 10 is installed on more than 75 million devices, according to Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group. In 10 Tweets he shared more achievements of Microsoft’s latest operating system.

AT&T Wifi hotspots inject unwanted advertisements to websites (1)
Posted at 26 August 2015 17:41 CEST

Wifi hot spots of the American telecom provider AT&T automatically inject advertisements in websites which allows third parties to track the user’s surfing behavior.

Microsoft backports Windows 10 security measures to Windows 7 and 8.1 (2)
Posted at 26 August 2015 17:05 CEST

Microsoft has improved the security of Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8(.1) and Windows RT by adding a security measure originally developed for Windows 10.

WhatsApp for Android gets custom notifications per chat (1)
Posted at 25 August 2015 19:49 CEST

Whatsapp has updated the Android version of its messaging service with a new setting that allow users to choose how they want to receive notifications. The new version makes it possible to decide how notifications are received for each chat.

Cybercriminals target Internet Explorer vunerability, again (0)
Posted at 25 August 2015 19:23 CEST

For the second time in a short time a critical, just patched vulnerability in Internet Explorer is actively attacked by cyber criminals.

Future Nintendo console only allows game downloads, end of optical disc era? (10)
Posted at 24 August 2015 11:05 CEST

A Nintendo patent reveals the company is working on a console that no longer uses optical discs. The games will only be made available through the internet.

Security concern: unlock patterns of Android users too easy to predict (0)
Posted at 23 August 2015 20:05 CEST

The lock patterns on most Android phones are surprisingly easy to predict, according to a report of Norwegian researcher Marte L√łge.

Firefox will soon support Chrome and Edge extensions (5)
Posted at 21 August 2015 18:53 CEST

Mozilla is working on a new API for Firefox that makes it possible to run the same extension code on Chrome, Opera and the Windows 10 browser Edge. In a blog post on the Mozilla website the browser developer today revealed Web Extensions, a new API that is Blink compatible.

Google lowers Android bloatware requirements (2)
Posted at 21 August 2015 15:43 CEST

New Android smartphones will come with less Google apps pre-installed. The developer of the Android operating system now allows phone manufacturers to ship phones with less of Google apps installed.

Microsoft will continue to release ‘mysterious’ updates (18)
Posted at 21 August 2015 15:23 CEST

Microsoft will remain mysterious about some Windows 10 updates. In an email to The Register the company writes it will only add descriptions to updates when the software giant considers the update ‘significant’.

Sony opens beta for Playstation 4 firmware 3.00 (2)
Posted at 20 August 2015 20:56 CEST

Playstation 4 owners can apply for a beta of firmware 3.00, the possibility ends at the 26th of August. Sony is planning to release a major system software for its latest generation console and as part of the beta stage, players can already have a preview of the redesigned operating system.

Intel Skylake CPUs continuously listen to the voice of Windows 10 users (5)
Posted at 20 August 2015 17:28 CEST

New Intel processors will continuously listen to the voice of Windows 10 users. The processor will listen for the command ‘Cortana, wake up’. Once recognized the computer will resume from standby.

Microsoft issues emergency patch for actively exploited vulnerability (0)
Posted at 19 August 2015 17:29 CEST

Microsoft today released an emergency patch for a critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer that has been found in ‘the wild’. An exploit using the vulnerability is currently used by cybercriminals to infect users with malware.

Intel announces superfast 3D Xpoint based Optane SSDs (1)
Posted at 18 August 2015 22:14 CEST

Intel has announced the first SSDs based on its 3D XPoint technology, 1,000x faster than NAND, become available in 2016. During the keynote of the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), currently held in San Francisco, the chip giant has revealed Intel Optane technology. settings

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