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Yahoo confirms biggest ever security breach; at least 500 million accounts affected
Sep23

Yahoo confirms biggest ever security breach; at least 500 million accounts affected

Yahoo on Thursday confirmed our biggest fear—half a billion accounts may have been breached by a “state-sponsored actor.” This is no doubt the largest online data breach, beating the LinkedIn hack some months ago. It is also coming at a time when change of ownership from Yahoo to Verizon is being finalized by parties involved. The company said certain user account info, such as names, email addresses, phone numbers, date of birth,...

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Apple’s “Live Photos” coming to web via Tumblr
Sep21

Apple’s “Live Photos” coming to web via Tumblr

Apple’s “Live Photos is coming to the web via Tumblr! The announcement was made by Tumblr on its blog recently. Tumblr will also release tools to enable other web developer to do the same. To this end, the company has launched an open source JavaScript library it calls Live Anywhere Photos— “Laphs” that lets you support Live Photos on any website, reports TechCrunch. Activating Live Photo on the web requires you to click-and-hold...

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Google’s AI powered Allo chat app now available for iOS and Android phone users
Sep21

Google’s AI powered Allo chat app now available for iOS and Android phone users

Google’s long awaited chat app powered by artificial intelligence is finally out, and is available to all iOS and Android phone users. The company demonstrated the AI powered chat app during the I/O conference in May with features like temporary chat messages, end-to-end encryption, and AI powered response among a couple of others. Rumor had filtered in two days back when a reliable tech expert Evan Blass posted a message on Twitter...

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Google Photos can now automatically generate themed movies from your pictures

Google Photos is making a big step up with a new feature that helps you generate themed movies from your pictures. Doesn’t sound like a new feature or update actually, but looking at it from another angle, it is. The big step up will let Google Photos sift through all your pictures, starting from the most recently uploaded one to the service. This will then enable the service to automatically create themed movies that run from 20...

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Google Allo could hit the Play Store this week
Sep19

Google Allo could hit the Play Store this week

  Last May, Google said its AI-enabled chat app Allo would be launched by the end of the summer; now the company is reportedly on the verge of launching the app. According to expert tipster Evan Blass, per TNW, Allo will be launched on September 21, which pretty marks the end of the summer. Recall that Duo, a video chat app was launched by Google a couple of weeks ago. Duo hit the ground running as soon as it was launched, and...

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Google blocks The Pirate Bay in Chrome and Firefox—the second time in five months
Sep16

Google blocks The Pirate Bay in Chrome and Firefox—the second time in five months

Oops! They did it again! Google has once again blocked The Pirate Bay for the second time in five months. The search engine giant blocked the site in May, and issued a warning to anyone visiting of “web forgery.” On Friday, the site found its way into the wrong book of Google when the search engine this time around blocked users navigating to an actual torrent page. The issue was spotted by VentureBeat, but doesn’t affect the entire...

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