Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tech

Facebook Fined with $1.43 million for violating user’s privacy in Spain

Facebook Fined with $1.43 million for violating user's privacy in Spain

Facebook is once again in trouble regarding its users’ privacy. The social media giant has recently been heavily fined once again for a series of privacy violations in Spain. Recently, Google also incurred a record-breaking fine of $2.7 billion (€2.42 billion) by the European antitrust officials for unfairly manipulating search results since at least 2008. Now, the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) …

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Wikileaks Unveils Project Protego: CIA’s Secret Missile Control System

Wikileaks Unveils Project Protego

Every week since March wikileaks has been leaking secrets from the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), which mainly focus on surveillance techniques and hacking tools employed by its agents. However this time, the whistleblower organisation has released something different from its previous Vault 7 leaks, because it’s not about hacking and spying; instead, it’s a—Missile Control System. Dubbed Project Protego, the PIC-based missile …

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Bitcoin peaks above $5,000 for first time

bitcoin Rates

Bitcoin was able to stay above $5,000 for only a brief amount of time Bitcoin has crossed the $5,000 (£3,862) threshold for the first time. The virtual currency peaked at $5,103.91 in the early hours of Saturday, according to CoinDesk’s price index. The record high helped push the total value of publicly traded crypto-currencies– including Ethereum and the Bitcoin-offshoot Bitcoin Cash …

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iPhone 8 Leak Reveals Apple’s Design Secret

iPhone 8 Revealed

iPhone 8 secrets are out. The new design, the 54% price increase, its key innovation, biggest gamble and even Apple AAPL +0.43% Apple   iPhone – Spoiling what is arguably Apple’s last significant iPhone 8 surprise is Bloomberg’s ever reliable Mark Gurman. He states that following its dramatic redesign, the iPhone 8 will operate unlike any previous iPhone. Nodus and Gordon Kelly iPhone 8 will look like no …

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Google Gets Record-Breaking $2.7 Billion Fine for Manipulating Search Results

Google Gets Record-Breaking $2.7 Billion Fine for Manipulating Search Results

Google has been hit with a record-breaking $2.7 billion (€2.42 billion) fine by the European antitrust officials for unfairly manipulating search results since 2008. After a lengthy seven-year investigation that was launched in 2010 after several rivals complaint, the European Commission on Tuesday imposed this ‘biggest even financial penalty’ against the internet tech giant for breaking EU competition law. by …

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Smart Vacuum Cleaners Making Map Of Your Home — And Wants to Sell It

Smart Vacuum Cleaners Making Map Of Your Home — And Wants to Sell It

Roomba – What if I say that your cute, smart robotic vacuum cleaner is collecting data than just dirt? During an interview with Reuters, the CEO of iRobot, the company which manufactured Roomba device, has revealed that the robotic vacuum cleaner also builds a map of your home while cleaning — and is now planning to sell this data to third-party companies. …

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Companies Could Face $22 Million Fine If They Fail to Protect Against Hackers

Companies Could Face $22 Million Fine If They Fail to Protect Against Hackers

Hackers – Over the past few years, massive data breaches have become more frequent and so common that pretty much every week we heard about some organisation being hacked or hacker dumping tens of millions of users records. But even after this wide range of data breach incidents, many organisations fail to grasp the importance of data protection, leaving its …

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Chinese Quantum Satellite Sends First ‘Unhackable’ Data to Earth

Chinese Quantum Satellite Sends First ‘Unhackable’ Data to Earth

In what appears to be the world’s first quantum satellite transmission, China has successfully sent an “unbreakable” code over a long distance from an orbiting satellite to the Earth, achieving a milestone in the next generation encryption based on “quantum cryptography.” In August last year, China launched the world’s first quantum communication satellite into the Earth’s orbit aboard a Long …

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Microsoft Launches Ethereum-Based ‘Coco Framework’ to Speed Up Blockchain Network

Microsoft Launches Ethereum-Based 'Coco Framework' to Speed Up Blockchain Network

COCO framework – A growing number of enterprises are showing their interest in blockchains, but the underlying software fails to meet key enterprise requirements like performance, confidentiality, governance, and required processing power. However, Microsoft wants to help solve these issues and make it easier for the enterprises to build their networks using any distributed ledger. Microsoft has unveiled a framework called …

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