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WhatsApp Will Start Sharing User Information
- August 27, 2016

Pic: APThe UK's Information Commissioner (ICO) is looking into WhatsApp's decision to share more data with parent company Facebook. "We want to explore ways for you to communicate with businesses that matter to you too, while still giving you an experience without third-party banner ads and spam", said a WhatsApp spokesperson. (more...)
Singapore trials driverless taxis in world first Singapore trials driverless taxis in world first
- August 27, 2016

To ensure safety, several computer engineers of nuTonomy backed-up human drivers during the trial phase in the event anything went wrong. This trial represents the first, rapid result of this partnership. The conclusion of each ride will include a survey to gauge customers' reactions to the self-driving experience and learn how to improve the service. Furthermore, each auto will be accompanied by a safety engineer to control the vehicle whenever needed, and to assist customers. (more...)
WhatsApp Will Share Your Phone Number If You Don't Do THIS! WhatsApp Will Share Your Phone Number If You Don't Do THIS!
- August 27, 2016

Facebook will employ the phone number only internally to identify WhatsApp users better, so it can help advertisers with their target groups. Jonathan Armstrong, partner at law firm Cordery, told InfoSecurity Magazine that changes such as these could result in regulatory problems if users feel they haven't been adequately notified. (more...)
Heavy rains, blustery winds expected from tropical wave this weekend
- August 27, 2016

Tropical-storm force winds begin at 39 miles per hour. The latest outlook from the National Hurricane Center as of 1 p.m. Friday still gives "99L" a 60% chance of development within the next 5 days. Check back with us at weather.com for updates on this system. After having nearly no associated thunderstorms around its center Thursday, the storm did build some activity over the course of Friday. (more...)
Reasons to Install Android 7.0 Nougat & 2 Reasons Not To Reasons to Install Android 7.0 Nougat & 2 Reasons Not To
- August 27, 2016

This basically means that due to the variety of manufacturers that utilize the Android OS, some of them lag behind in adopting to newer versions. It was officially codenamed Cupcake and set off a trend for subsequent versions, including Gingerbread, Eclair, Donut, Honeycomb, Marshmallow, Ice Cream Sandwich, Froyo, Jelly Bean, Lollipop, and KitKat. (more...)
Targeting professionals, Canon launches high-end DSLR camera Targeting professionals, Canon launches high-end DSLR camera
- August 27, 2016

When we say that the Mark IV is a major update from its predecessor the Mark III, we mean it. Canon has pretty much upgraded every major component inside this newest model and this should be welcome news indeed to fans of the series given that the Mark III has been getting badly out of date as a 2012 shooter. (more...)
Apple advise update after finding targeted iPhone spyware
- August 27, 2016

The activities of the company came to light after Ahmed Mansoor , a 46-year-old human rights activist from the United Arab Emirates, received a unusual text message from a number he did not recognise on his iPhone. The disclosure offers fresh evidence that mobile platforms are "fertile ground for gathering sensitive information", the post said. Apple spokesman Fred Sainz confirmed that the company had issued the patch after being contacted by researchers. (more...)
QUALCOMM Incorporated's (QCOM): Stock's Traders Recap
- August 27, 2016

Standpoint Research now has $72.00 price target on the wireless technology company's stock. Revenues hit $6.04B in the June 2016 quarter, which was above the consensus $5.58B projection. A EVP, GC & Corporate Secretary in the company, Rosenberg Donald J, on Thursday August 04, 2016 collected $503,990 from the sale of 8,250 shares at a per-share price of $63.25. (more...)
Apple boosts iPhone security after spyware find
- August 27, 2016

Citizen Lab said that United Arab Emirates resident Ahmed Mansoor was the target of the cyberattack. The flaw was discovered after prominent human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor was targeted with a malicious text message inviting him to click on a web link. (more...)
Japan asking citizens to donate old phones to make Olympic medals Japan asking citizens to donate old phones to make Olympic medals
- August 27, 2016

The Olympic flag arrived in Japan on Wednesday with Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike and the Japanese Olympic delegation returning from Brazil, as Tokyo looks forward to hosting the next Olympic Summer Games in 2020. Japan, like most countries, has laws created to stop discarded electronics ending up in landfill, with ambitious targets of 1kg per head per year cited. (more...)
High-Momentum Tech Stocks: Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCLR), Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ:INFN)
- August 27, 2016

Analyst had a consensus of $0.18. If a stock has a rating of 1, it represents a strong recommendation to "buy". Infinera Corp . closed down -0.07 points or -0.77% at $9.02 with 48,42,969 shares getting traded on Tuesday. For the next quarter the company has anticipated average revenues of 197.48M, according to the sentiments of 13 analysts. (NASDAQ:VSAT) stocks was reached after taking into consideration estimates set by a total of 5 sell-side analysts that were a part of the Zacks poll. (more...)
There's Still Time to Stop WhatsApp From Giving Facebook Your Phone Number There's Still Time to Stop WhatsApp From Giving Facebook Your Phone Number
- August 27, 2016

Popular messaging service WhatsApp said it would start sharing users' phone numbers with parent Facebook, marking a notable shift in its stance on privacy. The backlash on social media has, predictably, resulted in many people complaining that they will stop using WhatsApp . "People use our app every day to keep in touch with the friends and loved ones who matter to them, and this isn't changing". (more...)
Android Nougat is Here, Here's How to Get it Early
- August 27, 2016

However, the HTC One A9 may steal its thunder, with HTC promising swift updates within 15 days of any new Android version release. "We took a different approach to building and launching Nougat this year, ' Sameer Samat, vice president of product management for Android and Google Play, wrote in a blog post Monday". (more...)
PlayStation Now is coming to PC PlayStation Now is coming to PC
- August 27, 2016

It's different than PlayStation Plus, a paid PlayStation Network subscription service that provides users with access to premium features like beta trials and discounts. Of course, the controller is already capable of connecting to the PC via a USB cable or Bluetooth, but for those who are looking for the functionality of a USB connection without the wires , the dongle is just the thing. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Debuts To Fantastic Sales: Your Turn, iPhone 7
- August 27, 2016

The website then noted that Apple would have to step up its game upon the release of iPhone 7 for the smartphone to get back on track when it comes to consumer sales. Lee Jin-Woo, KTM Asset Management fund manager stated that the company's sales on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 would only be a bonus for the company. That's identical to the other color options for the two smartphones. (more...)
Nintendo Won't Repeat Wii U Launch Mistakes for NX, Says Reggie Nintendo Won't Repeat Wii U Launch Mistakes for NX, Says Reggie
- August 27, 2016

The Wii U will finish out 2016 as the hardware manufacturer's primary console platform, but 2017 is reserved for the launch of the NX. Nintendo is saving all of their development for the NX. Now sources have backed the report to Let's Play Video Games , adding that the detachable controllers will support basic motion control on par with Wii Remote Plus, and "advanced vibration force feedback". (more...)
Majority of Israelis, Palestinians Support Two-State Solution, New Poll Finds Majority of Israelis, Palestinians Support Two-State Solution, New Poll Finds
- August 27, 2016

The Jewish Labor Committee has said it opposes the rule as it would mainly affect the tens of thousands of Palestinians living in the West Bank who are employed by Israelis, particularly on farms in the Jordan Valley. Israel says the weapons' crackdown is making it harder for Palestinian assailants to acquire guns. Jewish residents of Hebron say the land is private property that belonged to Jews before the establishment of the state in 1948. (more...)
Britney Spears Sings, Says She's "Done With Men" On Carpool Karaoke
- August 27, 2016

The clip wrapped up with " Baby One More Time ", with both the singer and the television host dressed in the legendary school girl and braids outfits. When the conversation turned to kids, Britney announced that she wants three more - she already has two boys - saying she just has to "find the right guy first". (more...)
Apple, Facebook pledge to close gender pay gap Apple, Facebook pledge to close gender pay gap
- August 27, 2016

That commitment includes five points, including: acknowledging the role that business play in reducing the gap; conducting annual internal analysis on the gap; reviewing hiring and promotion practices for gender bias; conducting more "enterprise-wide equity initiatives;" and adopting other best practices to "close the national wage gap". (more...)
Apple fixes security flaw after UAE dissident's iPhone targeted
- August 27, 2016

The software was able to get past Apple's rule that only approved software may run on the device by exploiting iOS flaws to "jailbreak" the device. Mansoor, praised for raising concerns about human rights abuses, has since faced harassment and repeated death threats from supporters of the UAE government. (more...)

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