Apple accuses Google of ‘stoking fear’ over iPhone security issues

Apple isn’t happy about the way Google revealed a major iPhone security flaw recently. Google security researchers revealed that malicious websites used previously undisclosed security flaws in iOS to hack into devices over at least two years. While Apple doesn’t dispute the research, the company accuses Google of “stoking fear among all iPhone users that their devices … Read more Apple accuses Google of ‘stoking fear’ over iPhone security issues

Apple recalls 15in MacBook Pro laptops over battery fire risk

A limited number of Apple’s retina 15in MacBook Pros were sold with batteries that pose a safety risk. Photograph: Apple Apple is recalling some of its 15in MacBook Pro laptops over a battery fire risk. The company said on Thursday that a limited number of its largest laptop line, sold between September 2015 and February 2017, contained … Read more Apple recalls 15in MacBook Pro laptops over battery fire risk

WhatsApp, Centre Get Supreme Court Notice Over Payment Service

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre and messaging service provider WhatsAppafter a plea sought direction to restrain the app from proceeding with its payments systems unless it fully complies with RBI’s provisions. A bench of Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman and Justice Indu Malhotra sought response from WhatsApp, Law and Justice Ministry, Finance … Read more WhatsApp, Centre Get Supreme Court Notice Over Payment Service

Facebook to Pull Onavo Protect VPN App From Apple’s App Store Over Data Worry

Facebook will pull Onavo Protect virtual private network application from the App Store after getting word that it violates Apple’s data collection rules, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The free application creates an encrypted VPN connection that routes internet activity through computer servers managed and secured by Facebook. The app also alerts users when sites they visit might be malicious. … Read more Facebook to Pull Onavo Protect VPN App From Apple’s App Store Over Data Worry

Facebook Suspends Over 400 Apps Over User Data Misuse Concerns

Facebook on Wednesday said it has suspended more than 400 of thousands of applications it has investigated to determine whether people’s personal information was being improperly shared. Applications were suspended “due to concerns around the developers who built them or how the information people chose to share with the app may have been used,” vice president … Read more Facebook Suspends Over 400 Apps Over User Data Misuse Concerns

Facebook Sued by Shareholder Over Record Stock Plunge

Days after Facebook’s stock suffered the largest drop in Wall Street history, a shareholder sued the company, accusing the social media network of making misleading statements about its user numbers and operations. The plaintiff, James Kacouris, filed the lawsuit Friday seeking class-action status and to recover damages. Kacouris alleged that Facebook and its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, violated federal securities … Read more Facebook Sued by Shareholder Over Record Stock Plunge

Twitter Said to Be Suspending Over 1 Million Accounts Per Day in Bid to Battle Fake News

Twitter has sharply escalated its battle against fake and suspicious accounts, suspending more than one million accounts a day in recent months, a major shift to lessen the flow of disinformation on the platform, according to data obtained by The Washington Post. The rate of account suspensions, which Twitter confirmed to the Post, has more than … Read more Twitter Said to Be Suspending Over 1 Million Accounts Per Day in Bid to Battle Fake News

EU Lawmakers Miffed Over New Facebook Snub

European Union lawmakers are unhappy that Facebookis refusing to comply with their request to send two senior officials to testify at a hearing into the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. The EU parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee wants to question Facebook’s chief privacy officer and the vice presidents for advertisements and global public policy. The committee said Friday that global … Read more EU Lawmakers Miffed Over New Facebook Snub

Lawsuit Over White Nationalist’s Twitter Ban Clears Hurdle

A California judge has refused to throw out a lawsuit that accuses Twitter of violating the free speech rights of a leading white nationalist figure by banning his social media account. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Harold Kahn ruled in Jared Taylor’s favor during a hearing Thursday on Twitter’s request to dismiss the suit, court records show. … Read more Lawsuit Over White Nationalist’s Twitter Ban Clears Hurdle

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Apologises at EU Grilling Over His ‘Digital Monster’

Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg answers questions at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium HIGHLIGHTS Zuckerberg’s appearance failed to satisfy MEPs They accused him of dodging questions His testimony in European Parliament was live-streamed Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg apologised to the European Parliament on Tuesday for the “harm” caused by a huge breach of users’ data and by a failure to … Read more Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Apologises at EU Grilling Over His ‘Digital Monster’