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Frustrated dev drops three zero-day vulns affecting Apple iOS 15 after six-month wait

Security Bounty program scolded for broken promises Upset with Apple's handling of its Security Bounty program, a bug researcher has released proof-of-concept exploit code for three zero-day vulnerabilities in Apple's newly released iOS 15 mobile operating system.…
Tags: Apple, Software


Apple warns of arbitrary code execution zero-day being actively exploited on Macs

Remember iPods? The same bug can bite them, and plenty of older iPhones and iPads too Apple has warned iPhone and Mac users that it's aware of a zero-day bug that's being actively exploited.…
Tags: Apple, Mac, Software


One-size-fits-all chargers? What a great idea! Of course Apple would hate it, though

Cupertino thinks EU plan 'stifles innovation rather than encouraging it' Smartphones, tablets, and cameras sold within the European Union could be forced to adopt a single standard charging port by the middle of the decade if the latest plans from the European Commission get the go-ahead.…
Tags: Apple, Eu, European Union, Software, European Commission, Cupertino


Remember when UK watchdog spent a bunch of cash with Google warning people about ad scams ... on Google?

Mountain View still ducking questions over whether it'll reimburse that Google has again refused to say whether it will reimburse Britain's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for all the money it has spent warning consumers about dodgy financial ads carried on the tech giant’s platform.…
Tags: Google, UK, Software, Britain, Financial Conduct Authority FCA


Remember when FCA spent a bunch of cash with Google warning people about ad scams ... on Google?

Mountain View still ducking questions over whether it'll reimburse that Google has again refused to say whether it will reimburse the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for all the money it has spent warning consumers about dodgy financial ads carried on the tech giant’s platform.…
Tags: Google, Software, Fca, Financial Conduct Authority FCA


Google Drive (Backup and Sync) 51.0.14

Google Drive, the new home for Google Docs
Tags: Google, Software, Google Drive Backup


DORA explorers see pandemic boost in numbers of 'elite' DevOps performers

Or is it that they're just more inclined to complete surveys about themselves? A report from DORA, that's the Devops Research and Assessment sponsored by Google and other DevOps vendors, says 26 per cent of surveyed technology workers consider themselves "elite performers."…
Tags: Google, Software, Dora, Devops Research and Assessment


Angry birds ground some Google Wing drones in Australia

Between COVID and corvids, locked-down Aussies can't catch a break - or a coffee lowered from the treetops Some of Google parent company Alphabet's Wing delivery drones have been grounded by angry Australian birds.…
Tags: Google, Australia, Software, Aussies, Alphabet


Apple tried to patch this security hole in macOS Finder but didn't consider upper and lowercase characters

file:// is blocked? Oh OK, we'll just use File:// or fiLE://... Apple's macOS Finder application is currently vulnerable to a remote code execution bug, despite an apparent attempt to fix the problem.…
Tags: Apple, Software


Lithuania tells its citizens to throw Xiaomi mobile devices in the bin

Baltic state's cyber security centre uncovers remote censorship blocklist function in Mi 10T handset Lithuania's National Cyber Security Centre has told its citizens to get rid of Xiaomi-made mobile devices amid fears that the Chinese company could remotely enable censorship tools.…
Tags: Software, Xiaomi, Lithuania, National Cyber Security Centre


Google emits Chrome 94 with 'Idle Detection' API to detect user inactivity amid opposition

Mozilla, Apple register dismay as worries surface over privacy, potential crypto mining behind user's back Google has released Chrome 94 for desktop and Android, complete with an "Idle Detection" API to detect user inactivity, despite privacy concerns expressed by Mozilla and Apple.…
Tags: Apple, Google, Software, Mozilla, Mozilla Apple


Google emits Chrome 94 with 'Idle Detection' API to detect user inactivity, despite opposition

Mozilla, Apple register dismay as worries surface over privacy, potential crypto mining behind user's back Google has released Chrome 94 for desktop and Android, complete with an "Idle Detection" API to detect user inactivity, despite privacy concerns expressed by Mozilla and Apple.…
Tags: Apple, Google, Software, Mozilla, Mozilla Apple


Google experiments with user-choice-defying Android search box

Apple-flavored approach running as test 'for a small percentage of users' Analysis Google has been spotted testing a web technology that a former staffer fears will further undermine the already often ignored choices people make about their browsers.…
Tags: Google, Software, Analysis Google


Google Drive 51.0.14.0

Google Drive, the new home for Google Docs.
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Software


Study finds half of Americans get news on social media, but percentage has dropped

A new report from Pew Research finds that around a third of U.S. adults continue to get their news regularly from Facebook, though the exact percentage has slipped from 36% in 2020 to 31% in 2021. This drop reflects an overall slight decline in the number of Americans who say they get their news from any social media platform — a percentage that also fell by 5 percentage points year-over-year, going from 53% in 2020 to a little under 48%, Pew’s study found. By definition, “regularly” here means ...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Twitter, News, Media, Instagram, Youtube, Social Media, Linkedin, Tech, Website, Reading, Snapchat, Software, United States, Computing


Get the early-bird price on group discount passes to TC Sessions: SaaS 2021

September arrived in the blink of an eye, and October 27 — TC Sessions: SaaS 2021 to be precise — is hot on its heels. Now’s the time to gather your team and strategize how you’ll cover the day-long event to make as many connections and discover as many opportunities as possible. Step 1: Take advantage of the early-bird group discount. When you buy passes for four or more people, you pay just $45 each — that’s $30 off each pass. Sweet! Don’t dilly-dally or shillyshally. The early-bird price expi...
Tags: TC, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, Azure, Tech, Software, Computing, Peak, Software As A Service, Business Models, Dan Wright, DataRobot, Azure Microsoft, Edna Conway, As-a-service, Jenn Knight


iOS 15 release: everything you need to know about Apple’s big update

Free software upgrades for iPhone, iPad and Watch improve notifications, Safari, FaceTime and more due for releaseApple plans to release software updates for its iPhone, iPad and smartwatch on Monday, which will add new features for compatible devices.Announced at the firm’s developer conference in June, iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and WatchOS 8 bring new ways to deal with notifications, tools to keep work and home life separate, the ability to FaceTime video call with non-Apple users and more. Continue r...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Technology, Smartphones, Software, Smartwatches, Mobile Phones, Telecoms, Computing, Tablet Computers, Apple Watch, Facetime, Safari FaceTime


Apple, Google yank opposition voting strategy app from Russian software stores

Oh, sorry, we thought you wanted us to obey the law?! – Silicon Valley A tactical-voting app built by allies of Vladimir Putin’s jailed political opponent Alexei Navalny is now unavailable in Russian Apple and Google app stores following threats of fines from the Kremlin.…
Tags: Apple, Google, Vladimir Putin, Software, Silicon Valley, Kremlin, Alexei Navalny, Apple Google


Google extends right-to-be-forgotten to app permissions on older Android devices

Software unused after a few months will lose access to sensitive features unless exempted In December, Google plans to have app runtime permissions expire on older versions of Android for apps that haven't been opened for several months, extending the availability of a privacy protection feature introduced in Android 11.…
Tags: Google, Software


Inside GitLab’s IPO filing

While the technology and business world worked towards the weekend, developer operations (DevOps) firm GitLab filed to go public. Before we get into our time off, we need to pause, digest the company’s S-1 filing, and come to some early conclusions. GitLab competes with GitHub, which Microsoft purchased for $7.5 billion back in 2018. The company is notable for its long-held, remote-first stance, and for being more public with its metrics than most unicorns — for some time, GitLab had a November ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Microsoft, Ipo, Tech, Software, SaaS, Computing, Github, Twilio, Crowdstrike, Enterprise Software, Software Engineering, Git, Datadog


Forget that Loon's balloon burst, we just fired 700TB of laser broadband between two cities, says Google

Up to 20Gbps link sustained over the Congo in comms experiment Engineers at Google’s technology moonshot lab X say they used lasers to beam 700TB of internet traffic between two cities separated by the Congo River.…
Tags: Google, Software, Congo, Loon, Congo River


Apple's M1 MacBook screens are stunning – stunningly fragile and defective, that is, lawsuits allege

Latest laptops prone to cracking, distortions, owners complain Aggrieved MacBook owners in two separate lawsuits claim Apple's latest laptops with its M1 chips have defective screens that break easily and malfunction.…
Tags: Apple, Software


Twitter Super Follows has generated only around $6K+ in its first two weeks

Twitter’s creator platform Super Follows is off to an inauspicious start, having contributed to somewhere around $6,000 in U.S. iOS revenue in the first two weeks the feature has been live, according to app intelligence data provided by Sensor Tower. And it’s made only around $600 or so in Canada. A small portion of that revenue may be attributed to Ticketed Spaces, Twitter’s other in-app purchase offered in the U.S. — but there’s no way for this portion to be calculated by an outside firm. Twit...
Tags: TC, Twitter, Youtube, Tech, Spokesperson, E-commerce, Software, Canada, United States, Computing, Day, Vine, Operating Systems, Writer, Analyst, Real Time Web


Confluent CEO Jay Kreps is coming to TC Sessions: SaaS for a fireside chat

As companies process ever-increasing amounts of data, moving it in real time is a huge challenge for organizations. Confluent is a streaming data platform built on top of the open source Apache Kafka project that’s been designed to process massive numbers of events. To discuss this, and more, Confluent CEO and co-founder Jay Kreps will be joining us at TC Sessions: SaaS on Oct 27th for a fireside chat. Data is a big part of the story we are telling at the SaaS event, as it has such a critical ro...
Tags: Google, TC, Confluent, Open Source, Cloud, Uber, Enterprise, Microsoft, Developer, Cloud Computing, Linkedin, Tech, Cisco, Software, Netflix, SaaS


Facebook revamps its business tool lineup following threats to its ad targeting business

Facebook today is announcing the launch of new products and features for business owners, following the to its ad targeting business driven by Apple’s new privacy features, which now allow mobile users to opt out of being tracked across their iOS apps. The social networking giant has repeatedly argued that Apple’s changes would impact small businesses that relied on Facebook ads to reach their customers. But it was not successful in getting any of Apple’s changes halted. Instead, the market is...
Tags: Apple, Social, Facebook, Messenger, Technology, Instagram, Advertising Tech, Australia, Singapore, Social Media, Tech, Whatsapp, Software, Canada, United States, Ireland


News aggregator SmartNews raises $230 million, valuing its business at $2 billion

SmartNews, a Tokyo-headquartered news aggregation website and app that’s grown in popularity despite hefty competition from built-in aggregators like Apple News, today announced it has closed on $230 million in Series F funding. The round brings SmartNews’ total raise to date to over $400 million and values the business at $2 billion — or as the company touts in its press release, a “double unicorn.” (Ha!) The funding included new U.S. investors Princeville Capital and Woodline Partners, as well...
Tags: Google, Android, Startups, Mobile, Apps, Japan, News, Media, Funding, Tech, Software, United States, Machine Learning, Tokyo, Ai, Mobile Devices


5 Reasons to need to go to TC Sessions: SaaS 2021

We’re thrilled that TC Sessions: SaaS 2021 is just slightly more than a month away on October 27. You have purchased your event ticket, right? No? Well then, it’s time to get your rhymes-with-SaaS in gear. Bonus: You’ll save $100 if you buy your pass before October 1 at 11:59 pm (PT). What’s that? You need a bit more convincing? Fair enough and listen up. TC Sessions are a special kind of TechCrunch event. We take one topic and devote an entire day (or sometimes two) and explore the latest trend...
Tags: TC, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Software, SaaS, Computing, Sap, Software As A Service, Business Models, Goodyear, Volvo Cars, Jeff Johnson, Jens Lehmann, CrunchMatch, Tc Sessions, Karin Maake


Catch of the day... for Google, anyway: Transatlantic Cornwall cable hauled ashore

Grace Hopper landed Google's newest transatlantic subsea cable has finally been hauled ashore in Cornwall, more than a year after the megacorp revealed plans to connect the UK and US.…
Tags: Google, UK, US, Software, Cornwall, Transatlantic Cornwall


Google Drive (Backup and Sync) 51.0.9

Google Drive, the new home for Google Docs
Tags: Google, Software, Google Drive Backup


App Annie and co-founder charged with securities fraud, will pay $10M+ settlement

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged App Annie, a leading mobile data and analytics firm, as well as its co-founder and former CEO and Chairman Bertrand Schmitt, with securities fraud. App Annie and Schmitt have agreed to pay over $10 million to settle the fraud charges which are related to “deceptive practices and making material misrepresentations about how App Annie’s alternative data was derived,” the SEC said. App Annie is one of the largest sellers of mobile app pe...
Tags: Apps, China, Tech, Ceo, Software, Beijing, Computing, SEC, App-store, Annie, Director, Officer, App Annie, Mobile App, Beijing China, Bertrand Schmitt



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