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Internet of Things based DDoS attacks to rise in 2017

Internet of things Cyber criminal networks are increasingly taking advantage of the Internet of Things era to spread malware and create zombie networks, or botnets, unbeknownst to their device owners. According to the Indian express the cyber-criminals will use the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in 2017 to...

Apple is increasing the price of apps in the UK by 25% because of Brexit

Apple is raising prices on its UK App Store by almost 25% to reflect the sharp depreciation of the pound following June’s vote to leave the European Union The Guardian Reports. The new prices enshrine parity between the dollar and the pound, at least for apps...

Apple’s AirPods have taken 26% of the online market for wireless headphones

airpods Apple finally launched the wireless Bluetooth powered AirPods. Already, AirPods own 26% of the online wireless headphone market, cementing what Apple CEO Tim Cook has called “a runaway success.” Wireless headphones accounted for half of the entire online U.S. headphones market for the first time in...

Marissa Mayer to exit after Verizon acquisition as Yahoo becomes Altaba

Yahoo Inc. said on Monday that it will cut down its board after completing acquisition deal with Verizon Communications Inc., it is reported also that several executives including Chief Executive Marissa Mayer and co-founder David Filo, will step down as directors. After the sale of...

Facebook’s new messenger V1.2 makes shopping easier

Facebook Facebook Launched its latest attempt to drive e-commerce sales on its messaging platform messenger app, which is available as a stand-alone mobile app, as well as within the Facebook desktop site reports The Internet Retailer. When a retailer creates an ad that will appear within...

British Government Launches Cyber Security Review

Cyber-Crime Cyber security has become one of the priority risks to be dealt with by organisations given that the number of cyber-attacks is on the rise. They are increasingly sophisticated and have an enormous economic and reputational impact on organisation. Governments are not immune to this...

Facebook artificial intelligence technology lets blind people ‘see’ photos

Facebook As the internet becomes dominated by images, Facebook is launching a system which can “read” photos and tell visually impaired people what appears in them using the Artificial Intelligence technology. Using artificial intelligence (AI), Facebook’s  servers can now decode and describe images uploaded to the site...

Russia Requires Apple and Google to Remove LinkedIn from Local App Stores

LinkedIn Russian authorities have required Apple and Google to remove the LinkedIn app from the App Store and Google Play in Russia, reports The New York Times. The move comes a couple weeks after Russia blocked LinkedIn’s website. When LinkedIn’s website was blocked, the apps stopped functioning properly. Removing them from the...

WhatsApp to End Support Of Devices With Old Versions Of iOS And Android

WhatsApp launches end-to-end encryption on messages for all its users Instant messaging App Whatsapp, will pull plug for devices running the older versions of mobile operating systems by the end of 2016. WhatsApp, the leading instant messaging client in the entire world, connects people globally without geographical barriers. In February this year, the application administrators...

LinkedIn banned in Russia

microsoft LinkedIn, a social media platform for professional has been blocked in Russia following failure to comply with personal data storage regulations which came into effect September 2015. Russia’s communications watchdog, Roskomnadzor, has reportedly added the social network to a blacklist of websites making LinkedIn the first...