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Google Disables 210 YouTube Channels That Targeted Hong Kong Protests

SAN FRANCISCO:  Google on Thursday said it disabled a series of YouTube channels that appeared to be part of a coordinated influence campaign against pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. The announcement by YouTube’s parent company came after Twitter and Facebook accused the Chinese government of backing a social media campaign to discredit Hong Kong’s protest movement and sow political discord ... Read More »

Google Project Zero Reveals ‘High Severity’ macOS Flaw

HIGHLIGHTS Apple is yet to release a fix for the disclosed vulnerability The company is said to be working on a patch, but there is no timeline The flaw disclosed by Google Project Zero is said to be hard to exploit Google’s Project Zero team has revealed a “high severity” macOS kernel flaw that allows an attacker to modify a ... Read More »

Google says its Cloud has a silver lining

San Francisco: Recognising the growing shift in enterprise computing to the cloud, Google lined up its heavy artillery in the form of its CEO Sundar Pichai, Google Cloud senior vice-president Diane Greene, and Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt, to kick off its Cloud Next ’17 event here on Wednesday. Targeted at businesses worldwide — including startups, programmers, software developers and media ... Read More »

Facebook tests Express Wi-Fi: Zuckerberg’s possible attempt at rebranding Free Basics

Update: A spokesperson from Facebook has issued a statement stating that the company is working with ISP and Operator partners to test Express Wi-Fi at multiple locations. This empowers the operators, ISPs and local entrepreneur-retailers to offer quality internet to their town, village or region. Facebook further adds that Express Wi-Fi customers can purchase fast, reliable and affordable data packs ... Read More »

Google Pixel Image bug is weird: Images from iPhone 7 Plus users appear distorted on new Pixel devices

Some Google Pixel and Pixel XL users are reporting a specific bug around images on Google Forums since the past few weeks. According to various reports by users, anyone using Google Pixel or Google Pixel XL is receiving distorted images whenever the images are sent using an Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Oddly enough, these problems are limited to this particular ... Read More »

Google Pixel Allegedly Hacked in Under a Minute at PwnFest

At the PwnFest hacking competition, a group of white hat hackers from Qihoo 360 managed to hack the sought after Google Pixel in less than a minute. They managed the task using a undisclosed zero-day vulnerability, raking in $120,000 (roughly Rs. 81 lakhs) in cash. The white hat hackers used the vulnerability to gain remote access to the Pixel smartphone. ... Read More »

Microsoft Office for Android will be supported on Chrome OS

Microsoft has said every Chromebook will get access to Microsoft Office apps for Android. According to a report in 9to5 Mac, some Asus Chromebook Flip users faced problems while using Microsoft’s apps including Word, PowerPoint, Word and Excel. They were greeted with a message saying the app was ‘unsupported on this device’. This has led to some thinking Microsoft has ... Read More »