Android WARNING: Could users have to pay for Google software after huge EU fine?

Yesterday Google was hit with the whopping fine by the European Commission. The Brussels regulator insisted the tech giant had used Android illegally to “cement its dominant position” in user searches. It was argued that Google requiring Android phone manufacturers to pre-install its Chrome browser and Search app had allowed it to gain an unfair […]

Latest Windows 10 update now deemed good enough for business users

Enlarge (credit: Peter Bright / Flickr) Corporate users should now be unafraid to roll out the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, aka Version 1803, to their fleets, according to Microsoft. Over the course of Windows 10’s life, the precise terminology that Microsoft uses to denote this has changed. Originally, there was a split between the […]

Tech-support scammers revive bug that sends Chrome users into a panic

Enlarge (credit: Malwarebytes) Con artists pushing tech-support scams are once again exploiting a Chrome bug that can give users the false impression they’re experiencing a serious operating-system error that requires the urgent help of a paid professional, according to a Google developer forum. A Mozilla developer forum indicates a similar bug may also be present […]

Spotify users request refunds after over-the-top Drake promotion

Last week, Drake smashed the single-day record for total number of album streams on Spotify with the release of his new record Scorpion, but the artist had some help in making that happen. Spotify placed Drake prominently on its playlists, effectively allowing the artist to “take over” the music service over the weekend. While Drake […]

Permanent LTE exploits steer users to rogue websites

LTE was theoretically supposed to fix the security holes baked into earlier wireless standards, but it isn’t completely immune. An international team of researchers has discovered a attack methods (nicknamed aLTEr) that takes advantage of inherent flaws in LTE to direct users to hostile websites. An active exploit uses the lack of integrity checks in […]

The world’s largest gaming service, Steam, is giving up on regulation and turning over 200 million users into guinea pigs

Revived Games / Acid With over 200 million active users, Valve’s Steam service is the world’s largest digital game platform. A controversial game on Steam had players playing the role of a school shooter, which sparked outrage after images of the game went viral. The game was removed from Steam by Valve. As a result, […]

The Morning After: A Facebook privacy bug affected 14 million users

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to Friday! Amazon’s fusing together its Echo smartspeaker and Fire TV box — and the result is a cube. We also report on a new BlackBerry phone and a spinning cat-litter tray. Unrelated. It’s like the existing Fire TV plus a full-fledged Alexa experience.Amazon’s Fire TV Cube squeezes […]

Facebook privacy goof makes posts by 14 million users readable to anyone

Facebook disclosed a new privacy blunder on Thursday in a statement that said the site accidentally made the posts of 14 million users public even when they designated the posts to be shared with only a limited number of contacts. The mixup was the result of a bug that automatically suggested posts be set to […]