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All your internet-connected devices – phone speakers, computer, and other devices connected to internet can be hacked and used to wreak havoc on your eardrum, new research shows.According to Wired, a cybersecurity research by Matt Wixey at the technology consulting firm PWC UK, revealed that everyday speakers can be infected with malware that makes them emit dangerously high or...
Verizon is finally ‘offloading its unprofitable’ blogging site Tumblr to WordPress owner Automattic Inc, the company announced on Monday.Verizon had reportedly been looking for a buyer the past three months as part of ongoing restructuring of its media businesses which includes HuffPost, AOL, and TechCrunch, among others.Verizon, formerly known as Oath Inc, first acquired Tumblr in 2017 after it...
Facebook is currently in talks with some news publishers, offering them “millions of dollars” to obtain rights to publish their material on its site, according to multiple media sources.The recent move comes after years of criticisms over Facebook’s monopolization of online advertising while the news industry struggle.According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Facebook’s representatives recently told...
Former head of the UK civil service, Lord Kerslake, has warned that British pound will continue to fall in value and could reach parity with the dollar for the first time in history if there is no Brexit deal.Lord Kerslake, who was the head of UK civil service 2012 - 2014, told Business Insider that the British pound could...
Apple has built a fortress around the iPhone, making iOS devices arguably the most locked-down devices accessible to millions of people.Apple blocked all loopholes such that even well-intentioned security researchers find it extremely hard dig into their internals.And now Apple is taking a step further by distributing a more hacker-friendly iPhone to its favorite researchers, letting them hack the phone on...
Anti-monopoly watchdog in Russia Thursday announced they are investigating Apple following a complaint from cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab which alleged that Apple is abusing its dominant market position.The Anti-monopoly watchdog said they are investigating to know why a new version of Kaspersky Lab’s Safe Kids application was declined by Apple’s operating system, which led to a significant loss in...
Against expectations of many analysts, American multinational transportation network, Uber on Thursday reported a very disappointing second-quarter loss. Following the announcement, the stock went down as much as 12%, or $5.33, in after-hours trading.Below are some figures reported.Revenue: $3.17 billionEarnings per share (GAAP): -$4.72 versus -$3.23Net loss: $5.24 billionGross bookings: $15.76 billion (up 37% year over year)$3.9 billion of the...
Photos of a mega-yacht rumored to cost $400 million went viral on Twitter yesterday and many quickly concluded it belonged to the world’s richest man and Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos.But according to Business Insider, a representative of Amazon responded to the media, stating that the yacht does not belong to Jeff Bezos, and that they have no information about...
Tech giant, Twitter has vowed to roll out new rules for politicians and government officials with more than 100,000 followers.“There are certain cases where it may be in the public’s interest to have access to certain Tweets, even if they would otherwise be in violation of our rules,” Twitter said in a blog post.In the past, Twitter had allowed...
Amazon announced on Wednesday that the company will be delivering packages to its customers via drones in just “within months.”Amazon said the new drone will operate like a helicopter. It will take off and land vertically and is more stable than prior models and can spot moving objects better than humans can, making it safe.Amazon’s Chief Executive Officer for Worldwide...

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