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  • Google rewards Uraguyan teenager for finding security flaw May 27, 2018
    Representational Image Google has rewarded an Uruguayan teenager a "bug bounty" of more than $36,000 for disclosing a severe security flaw. Ezequiel Pereira's sporadic poking around has finally paid off in a big way: Google just awarded the Uruguayan teenager $36,337 for finding a vulnerability that would have allowed him to make changes to in […]
  • Twitter was down for a while on Saturday May 27, 2018
    Twitter became unavailable for many users after the site stopped working at about 3.20 p.m. EST on Saturday, media reported. According to Down Detector, the outages were mostly reported along the East Coast of the US and in western Europe. The Twitter outage map showed very little outages on the West Coast of the US, Newsweek reported on Saturday. When users […]
  • 'Firewall' for smartphones may protect your privacy May 27, 2018
    Representational Image Scientists have developed the first ultrasound-firewall that can prevent hackers from eavesdropping on hidden data transmission between smartphones and other mobile devices. The permanent networking of mobile devices can endanger the privacy of users and lead to new forms of monitoring. New technologies such as Google Nearby and Silver […]
  • Facebook unveils three-pronged strategy to fight fake news May 25, 2018
    Representational Image To stop false news from spreading on its platform, Facebook has said it put in place a three-pronged strategy that constitutes removing accounts and content that violate its policies, reducing the distribution of inauthentic content and informing people by giving them more context on the posts they see. Another part of its strategy in […]
  • New Twitter tool to mark real candidates in US midterm poll May 24, 2018
    In line with its efforts to help users identify original sources and authentic information on Twitter, the microblogging site plans to add new labels to the campaign accounts of political candidates, starting with those running in the 2018 US midterm general election. The legitimate accounts of the candidates will be clearly identifiable with a small icon of […]