Technology giant Google announced Wednesday, March 3, 2021, that it will stop selling and pushing for targeted advertisements based on users’ web browsing history. The company’s decision comes as it slated to phase out its third-party cookies in the...
YouTube announced in February that its TikTok-style video format Shorts would be coming to the United States. On Thursday, March 18, 2021, YouTube Shorts officially launched a beta version of its app in the country. The new short-form video...
A number of universities have been hit by a data breach attributed to vulnerabilities in the IT security firm Accellion's file-sharing software. The incident reportedly impacted files containing private data from the University of California, Stanford University, the University of...
Free hosting website for manga comics MangaDex was taken down last March 20, 2021, after threat actors reportedly gained unauthorized access to its database. The hackers were able to access one administrator account, which was directly connected to a...
HPE Storage is becoming a “cloud-native, software-defined data services business,” as reported by Hewlett Packard Enterprise. HPE introduced a platform for data services on Unified DataOps vision. It will have a new data experience that unifies data operations and brings...
Tokopedia, an e-commerce giant, and Gojek, an Indonesian ride-hailing firm, are combining to form GoTo, a multibillion-dollar technology company. It is the biggest merger in the country, as competitors rise in the fast-growing market. The merged company will be Southeast...
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has announced that it plans to modernize its identity and access management (IDAM) operations by adding new automated measures to its current system. To implement bank regulations, the RBA noted that it uses a...
The Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety, or DADSS, announced on June 2, 2021, that the latest alcohol-detecting technology for motor vehicles is now in the research and analysis stage. For the first time ever, the Automotive Coalition for Traffic...
Apparently the on-again-off-again DDoS attacks performed by Operation Payback members are back on again.
Apple recently instituted new rules preventing any developer from linking to their own store within an iOS app. This new rule directly impacted Amazon who linked from their Kindle app directly to the Kindle store to allow users to purchase books from their device. With that no longer being an option Amazon decided to introduce Kindle Cloud Reader.
The Government of Brazil has issued a statement saying that the National Treasury was targeted by ransomware on Friday. After the hack was discovered, the threat was controlled, and the federal officials were notified as soon as the containment...
A two-year antitrust probe launched by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) revealed that Google abused its position over Android use against other competing tech firms in the market. The Indian regulator first ordered the probe in 2019 after...
British internet service provider Virgin Media recently committed a security blunder when it left its database online and unsecured, said Infosecurity Magazine. This gaffe made the system vulnerable to malicious parties, compromising the sensitive info of around 1 million...
Microsoft warns Office users for a new attack where cybercriminals try to modify proxy settings through a malicious Word document. By setting the proxy to a server owned by the attackers, they are able to monitor and manipulate the internet connection of a victim.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) added a new option for making file storage cheaper and easy with Infrequent Access Option. According to Amazon Web Services product management director Duncan Lennox, the new option is designed for the seamless migration of dormant...
Similar to other chat services, Skype users can now also have end-to-end encrypted conversations, but Microsoft has not enabled the functionality by default. Earlier this year it already became known that Microsoft and Open Whisper Systems partnered on adding end-to-end encryption to Skype.

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