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Google Assistant is giving Android Auto users the silent treatment – what to do

The beauty of Google Assistant is being able to control an Android device without having to touch it. It’s a concept that’s perfectly suited to driving, and Google Assistant integrates neatly with Android Auto for voice-driven in-car control. Or at least that’s the idea. According to a Google Assistant user who got in touch with Android Police, the digital… Read More »

New Android Warning: 40M Users Installed Video App Hiding Devious Malware—Delete Now

Here we go again—another popular Android app caught defrauding users on a huge scale. This is familiar territory now, although the numbers get bigger and more onerous. The app this time is SnapTube, a video downloader that lets users select YouTube and Facebook videos to play offline. The app’s developers claim more than 40 million users, and it has… Read More »

Some iPhone users are getting their Apple ID accounts locked

An odd occurrence has been spotted by an increasing number of iPhone users – their Apple ID accounts are being locked. This would normally happen if someone attempts to access an ID by entering an incorrect password too many times, but that’s not the case here. It’s still unclear what is prompting Apple’s systems to lock people’s accounts,… Read More »

Xiaomi Says Data of Indian Users Is Being Migrated to Local Cloud Infrastructure

Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Friday announced it is migrating data of its Indian users to Cloud service providers Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure that have infrastructure in the country. “At Xiaomi, data privacy and security are of utmost importance to us. We are taking one more step towards user data security and privacy by bringing our Cloud services to India for… Read More »

Google Working on Fix for ‘Fatal Error’ Crash Affecting Some Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL Users

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL’s cameras are considered amongst the best camera smartphones since they were launched last year. However, they have not been immune to some bugs. One, a Pixel 2 panorama issue has been around for 9 months without a fix from Google, is now said to have been fixed by a user. The fix however requires users to root… Read More »

Nokia 7 Plus Users Get Android P Beta 2, ARCore Support Introduced

At I/O 2018, Google had announced that it would make Android P Developer Previews available to various smartphones this year. Staying true to its promise, the Nokia 7 Plus is now getting the Android P Developer Preview 3 aka Android P Beta 2 release. The Android P Beta 2 software build is available for manual download and install for all Nokia 7 Plus users, and the… Read More »

Facebook Asks European Users Which News Sources They Trust

Facebook is asking users in Europe which news sources they trust to help it gauge whether to extend a change to its News Feed that it made in the United States earlier this year, designed to filter out misinformation. In January, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the News Feed, the social media company’s centrepiece service, would prioritise… Read More »

90% of ‘Active’ Twitter Users Spread Falsehoods During Disasters: Study

Nearly 90 percent of Twitter’s ‘active’ users tend to spread falsehoods in the case of public emergencies or disasters, a study of more than 20,000 tweets has found. The researchers found that 86-91 percent of the users spread false news, either by retweeting or liking the original post. Five to 9 percent sought to confirm the false news, typically… Read More »

Facebook Says Users Must Accept Targeted Ads Even Under New EU Law

HIGHLIGHTS GDPR is biggest shakeup in online privacy since birth of Internet Companies face fines if they use personal information without permission Opting out of targeted marketing would not be possible: Facebook Facebook said on Tuesday it would continue requiring people to accept targeted ads as a condition of using its service, a stance that may help keep its… Read More »

Facebook to Put 1.5 Billion Users Out of Reach of New EU Privacy Law

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook is keen to reduce its exposure to GDPR Companies can be fined for using personal data without users’ consent Change affects more than 70 percent of Facebook’s 2 billion-plus members If a new European law restricting what companies can do with people’s online data went into effect tomorrow, almost 1.9 billion Facebook users around the world would be… Read More »