Apple’s iPhone Lock Mode is meant to stop state-sponsored hacking

Apple’s iPhone Lock Mode is meant to stop state-sponsored hacking

Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers a speech during the European Union Privacy Conference at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, October 24, 2018. yves herman | Reuters Apple on Wednesday announced a new feature for iPhones called Lockdown Mode to protect high-level users such as politicians and activists from state-sponsored hackers. Lock mode disables several … Read more

Alleged Chinese police database hack leaks billion-dollar data

Alleged Chinese police database hack leaks billion-dollar data

HONG KONG– Hackers claim to have obtained a trove of data on 1 billion Chinese people from a Shanghai police database in a leak that, if confirmed, could be one of the world’s biggest data breaches. ‘story. In a post on online hacking forum Breach Forums last week, someone using the handle “ChinaDan” offered to … Read more

Samsung Q2 strong on server chip demand, smartphone cloud outlook

Samsung Q2 strong on server chip demand, smartphone cloud outlook

The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its office building in Seoul, South Korea March 23, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Profit likely up 15% to 14.46 trillion won -Refinitiv SmartEstimate It would be the highest April-June profit since 2018 Second-quarter chip revenue likely soared 49%, analysts … Read more

Your Next Android Phone’s Lock Screen Could Be Full of Ads

Your Next Android Phone’s Lock Screen Could Be Full of Ads

Glance displays dynamic content on the lock screen. But who asked that? Screenshot: A look While it’s true that the Android lock screen could be improved a bit from Apple revealed what it does for iOS is not what we thought. According Tech CrunchMobile advertising company, Glance, plans to launch its lock screen platform on … Read more

Web3: Will India miss the internet future bus?

Web3: Will India miss the internet future bus?

Attendees at Ethereum Dubai, a developer conference. Image credit: @ETHDubaiConfl via Facebook Synopsis Tech giants like Facebook and Google were born in the second stage of Internet evolution. Late to the party, India could only become a service provider for these companies. Even in the mobile revolution, it was a latecomer. With its current regulatory … Read more

No country can ignore parts of the internet that are going dark

No country can ignore parts of the internet that are going dark

Simon Singh in The Code Book: The Secret History of Codes and Code-Breaking writes, “If necessity is the mother of invention, then perhaps adversity is the mother of cryptanalysis. The extent of digitization in our lives today is immense. we welcome the simplification of daily tasks, the use of internet platforms also poses security problems, … Read more

Alleged Chinese police database hack leaks billion-dollar data

Alleged Chinese police database hack leaks billion-dollar data

HONG KONG– Hackers claim to have obtained a trove of data on 1 billion Chinese people from a Shanghai police database in a leak that, if confirmed, could be one of the world’s biggest data breaches ‘story. In a post on online hacking forum Breach Forums last week, someone using the handle “ChinaDan” offered to … Read more

Why Apple’s BNPL efforts could mark a ‘tipping point’ in lending

Why Apple’s BNPL efforts could mark a ‘tipping point’ in lending

Apple Inc.’s expansion into buy-it-now, pay-later financing could be just the start of an attempt to shake up the traditional payment system. The consumer electronics giant has already dabbled in other financial services businesses, including through its Apple Pay payment technology and a co-branded credit card made with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. GS, -2.09%. However, … Read more

Japanese KDDI shares fall nearly 4% after giant mobile network outage

Japanese KDDI shares fall nearly 4% after giant mobile network outage

A man wearing a mask checks his mobile phone at a shopping district amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan, May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Nearly 40 million users affected by the outage; data service largely restored Stocks recoup some losses after an opening … Read more

‘The internet age’ has increased accessibility, but also accelerated the pace of life, says researcher

‘The internet age’ has increased accessibility, but also accelerated the pace of life, says researcher

The myriad ways technology has fueled the ever-faster pace of life in the 21st century was the subject of a virtual presentation on March 25 by The Ohio State University Historical Research Center. In the presentation, “Rhythm in the Age of the Internet,” Stephen Kern, Professor Emeritus of Humanities in the Department of History, outlined … Read more