Largest collection of breached data ever seen is found

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Guardian Tech RSS 2019-01-17 11:51 https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jan/17/breached-data-largest-collection-ever-seen-email-password-hacking

YouTube bans dangerous pranks after Bird Box challenge

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; YouTube YouTube acts after challenge leads to people doing tasks blindfolded, including driving YouTubers George Janko and Jake Paul attempt to drive while blindfolded as part of the Bird Box challenge. Photograph: YouTube (Jake Paul) YouTube has banned creators from depicting “dangerous challenges and Läs mer…

The internet, but not as we know it: life online in China, Russia, Cuba and India

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; What’s it like in Cuba? In Cuba, internet access is limited. But if you can’t get to the internet, there are ways of bringing it physically to you. It’s known as “el paquete semanal” or “the weekly packet”, an external drive loaded with thousands Läs mer…

Universal internet access unlikely until at least 2050, experts say

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Internet Half the world’s population is online but lack of skills and investment are slowing growth Students use laptops to browse the internet over a wireless network in the town of Kokrobitey, Ghana. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Parts of the world will be excluded Läs mer…

'Right to be forgotten' by Google should apply only in EU, says court

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Right to be forgotten NGOs warned of potential harm to internet users’ rights if Google lost ECJ case Google has been inundated with millions of requests to remove material from online searches. Photograph: Mark Lennihan/AP The “right to be forgotten”, which enables claimants to Läs mer…

'We didn't respond fast enough': Seattle lawmakers warn New York over Amazon

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon Council members urge New Yorkers to demand concessions like labor standards before company gains foothold in city People opposed to Amazon’s plan to locate a headquarters in New York City hold a protest outside of an Amazon book store on 26 November. Photograph: Läs mer…

Bitcoin: after 10 wild years, what next for cryptocurrencies?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Bitcoin From next no value in 2009, it rose to $20,000 and crashed back to $3,000 within a decade Is bitcoin the ‘mother of all bubbles’ or a niche investment? Photograph: Bloomberg/Getty Images Two years after its inception, 10,000 bitcoin was just about enough Läs mer…

Louis Theroux among those hit by Twitter hack exposing security flaw

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Hacking Cyber firm was able to post tweets on celebrities’ accounts without entering passwords Louis Theroux, whose Twitter account was compromised. Photograph: Robin Utrecht/ABACA Press France Louis Theroux and Eamonn Holmes are among celebrities whose Twitter accounts were compromised after a security company was Läs mer…

Amazon Alexa crashes after Christmas Day overload

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon Alexa Number of users plugging in products using virtual assistant causes outage in Europe Amazon’s Echo Dot devices were affected by the problems on Christmas Day. Photograph: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images Thousands of people plugging in new smart speakers on Christmas Day were greeted Läs mer…

Top Amazon boss privately advised US government on web portal worth billions to tech firm

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon Exclusive: Emails show how tech firm has tried to gain influence and potentially shape lucrative government contracts The cozy behind-the-scenes lobbying by Amazon officials underscores how the company has quietly amassed an unrivalled position of power within the federal government. Photograph: David W Läs mer…

It's complicated: Facebook's terrible 2018

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The year is coming to a close, and it’s time to reflect on what a year it was. Luckily, Facebook can wrap up all your memories – from awkward photos to events you never planned to attend – with an algorithmically generated bow. Its Läs mer…

Yuletide log-off: are people really taking a break from Twitter over Christmas?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Twitter Arguments around the family Christmas table may make up for the lack of social media bashing Declaring you’re taking a break from social media over the holidays is a new modern tradition. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images It’s the most wonderful time of the Läs mer…

Alexa's advice to 'kill your foster parents' fuels concern over Amazon Echo

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon Alexa Smart speaker’s remarks, apparently quoted from Reddit, come as Amazon tries to boost speaker’s conversational capacity Alexa develops its conversational skills through machine learning. Photograph: Mike Stewart/AP An Amazon customer got a grim message last year from Alexa, the virtual assistant in Läs mer…

How can I remove Google from my life?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Ask Jack Google Geoffrey writes from his Gmail address to ask how he can stop Google from intruding into almost everything Google permeates almost every facet of online life, making it difficult but not impossible to remove. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters How can I stop Läs mer…

Google’s Earth: how the tech giant is helping the state spy on us

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The long read Google’s Earth: how the tech giant is helping the state spy on us Composite: Alamy/Guardian Design We knew that being connected had a price – our data. But we didn’t care. Then it turned out that Google’s main clients included the Läs mer…