Category: TECH NEWS

Facebook Introduced Another Anti-Virus Software

The social network has launched the third free anti-virus scanner, which monitors for malicious activity and offers to scan infected machines directly from Facebook. The software was developed by security company Eset and is expected to protect the user accounts

Apple Is Accused of Deleting Rivals’ Music from iPods

A huge antitrust class-action lawsuit against the Californian electronics company is currently heard in court. The tech giant is accused of intentionally deleting music not purchased from iTunes from users’ iPods a few years ago. A billion-dollar antitrust suit against

North Korea Claimed It Didn’t Hack Sony

The country has denied its involvement into the last week’s cyber-attack on Sony Pictures. The hack resulted in the leak of several unreleased movies and caused massive disruption to Sony’s email and other services of its internal computer network. A

WhatsApp Messages Are Now Encrypted by Default

Over 600m WhatsApp users will benefit from its default end-to-end encryption. It is supposed to prevent any snoops spying on private communications. The move comes after WhatsApp contracted Open Whisper Systems, the developer of the TextSecure encrypted text app, with

Apple Will Push Beats Music to iOS Devices

The tech giant is going to integrate its Beats Music subscription service into iOS software next year. Media reports claim that Beats will become part of iOS in March 2015, forcing Apple’s iTunes music buyers to try the new streaming

Microsoft Warns about Vulnerability Targeting Taiwan

The tech giant warned about new unpatched software vulnerability affecting almost all Windows computers. The flaw looks very similar to the one used in recent hacker attacks on the Ukrainian government. Now it is being used against Taiwanese targets: the

Google Offers Physical USB Security Key

The tech giant has finally announced a physical USB Security Key for two-factor authentication. The key is expected to ensure that users keep their accounts safe from intruders, but it has its own limitations. Users can buy a compatible USB

Russia May Be Unplugged from the Internet

The Russian government is considering radical plans to unplug the country from the worldwide web in the event of a serious military confrontation or big anti-government protests. Vladimir Putin scheduled meeting of his security council to discuss what steps they

Worldwide Web Accounts for Billion Websites

For the first time ever, the number of websites on the Internet has gone above one billion and continues growing. The statistics updated in real time by online tracker Internet Live Stats and tweeted by Sir Tim Berners-Lee (who is

Dropbox Disclosed Data on Government Requests

According to Dropbox’s transparency report, the service received 268 requests for user information from the authorities in the first half of 2014. Besides, the service also received 37 requests for information from abroad, noting that now Dropbox requires non-US governments