New malware masquerades as a ride-sharing app

New malware masquerades as a ride-sharing app

 An update to the venerable Faketoken.q Android malware has made it easier for the program to steal your credit card information from ride-sharing apps. Faketoken attacks Russian ride-sharing apps by overlaying text boxes on the credit card information pages that can capture your credit number and other important information. Kaspersky writes: After getting onto a smartphone (judging by the… Read More

New Apple videos explain how iOS 11 and its multi-tasking features work on the iPad

New Apple videos explain how iOS 11 and its multi-tasking features work on the iPad

 iOS 11, the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system, is quite the game-changer for iPad owners.
We wrote that the software effectively turns an iPad into a mobile computer through a number of new features that go beyond previous limits with a focus on multi-tasking.
The new iOS is currently in beta, but when it is released to all it will bring a very different experience to… Read More

Cloudflare CEO calls for a system to regulate hateful internet content

Cloudflare CEO calls for a system to regulate hateful internet content

 Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince has called for the implementation of a framework to govern how the internet’s gatekeepers deal with cases like The Daily Stormer. This comes after a number of tech companies have revoked support for the neo-Nazi website for its close association with the violent far-right demonstrations in Charlottesville. Seven-year-old Cloudflare took the step of… Read More

Google is testing a data-friendly version of its Search app

Google is testing a data-friendly version of its Search app

 Google might soon release a data-friendly version of its search app for mobile. That’s because the company is currently piloting such an app in Indonesia, as the eagle-eyed team at Android Police first spotted. “Search Lite” — which TechCrunch understands is not the name of the app, but it is certainly an accurate description of it — is essentially a modified… Read More

Run to the rock

Run to the rock

 The past week has been a tough one for lovers of freedom. Slippery slopes have been slid down and a side of the human mind that once remained in shadow has reared its head. Charlottesville is just the first step down a dark road.
In real life, on the public square, our support of freedom of speech and public assembly – a freedom that has long helped hater and lover alike – is in… Read More

After rebranding to Puls and raising new cash, CellSavers wants to help set up your smart gadgets

After rebranding to Puls and raising new cash, CellSavers wants to help set up your smart gadgets

 CellSavers, the on-demand smartphone and tablet repair service, is rebranding its business to Puls and expanding its suite of services to include most smart devices in a home. The San Francisco-based company also rounded up $25 million in new financing to help support its new marketing push and services. Read More

Rabbi Abe Cooper talks about online hate

Rabbi Abe Cooper talks about online hate

 In this episode of Technotopia I talked with Rabbi Abe Cooper, Associate Dean, Director Global Social Action Agenda of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Rabbi Cooper’s doesn’t use many online but he knows how to remain human in a time of great digital upheaval and he shared some of the tactics he uses to help online services keep hate groups off of the Internet. He turned this podcast… Read More

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich will discuss the future of artificial intelligence and more at Disrupt SF

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich will discuss the future of artificial intelligence and more at Disrupt SF

 From smart assistants like Alexa and Siri to the latest bleeding edge advancements in robotics, there’s no buzzier buzzwords in the tech world than artificial intelligence. The topic of AI has been a primary focus for Intel’s Brian Krzanich, as he works to expand the chipmaker’s scope from PCs to the next generation of technology breakthroughs. Intel’s Chief Executive… Read More

Beijing’s public transport system gets an app for paying fares — but Apple isn’t invited

Beijing’s public transport system gets an app for paying fares — but Apple isn’t invited

 Apple continues to be locked out of China’s massive mobile payments space. The latest reminder came this week when Beijing’s transportation system opened up to smartphone payments… via an Android app. Already Tencent’s WeChat Pay and Alibaba’s Alipay services dominate China’s mobile payment space, which is estimated to have processed $3 trillion last year,… Read More

The Minifree Libreboot T400 is free as in freedom

The Minifree Libreboot T400 is free as in freedom

 The Libreboot T400 doesn’t look like much. It’s basically a refurbished Lenovo Thinkpad with the traditional Lenovo/IBM pointer nubbin and a small touchpad. It’s a plain black laptop, as familiar as any luggable assigned to a cubicle warrior on the road. But, under the hood, you have a machine that fights for freedom. The T400 runs Libreboot, a free and open BIOS and the… Read More

Indian messaging app Hike acquires hardware startup Creo

Indian messaging app Hike acquires hardware startup Creo

 India-based messaging app Hike is back on the acquisition trail after it picked up Creo, a hardware company that previously released smartphones, streaming devices and an operating system. The price of the deal is undisclosed. Hike released a short statement late on Friday announcing the acquisition, although it does not appear that the 50-person Creo will continue to work on hardware.… Read More




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