Daily News Roundup: Huawei Unveils HarmonyOS for IoT Devices, Not Phones

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Daily News Roundup: Huawei Unveils HarmonyOS for IoT Devices, Not Phones
After being placed on the U.S. government’s Entity List, it wasn’t clear what Huawei would do without access to Android. The company claimed that it had an operating system in the works in case that day came. Today, during its annual deve [...]
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Daily News Roundup: The iPhone Battery Replacement Issue

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Daily News Roundup: The iPhone Battery Replacement Issue
At the end of 2017, Apple acknowledged that it throttled older iPhones to prolong the life of the device. iOS 11.3 rolled out in early 2018 and added a “Battery health” section to the iPhone’s Settings menu. The feature allowed user [...]
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Daily News Roundup: AT&T Employees Were Bribed into Unlocking Millions of Phones

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Daily News Roundup: AT&T Employees Were Bribed into Unlocking Millions of Phones
The Department of Justice unsealed a case against 34-year-old Muhammad Fahd yesterday, alleging that the man bribed AT&T call-center employees to unlock cell phones fraudulently. The multi-year scheme resulted in employees receiving more than $1 [...]
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Daily News Roundup: You Can Disable Human Review of Alexa Recordings

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Daily News Roundup: You Can Disable Human Review of Alexa Recordings
Recent reports have surfaced claiming that Amazon, Google, and Apple have been providing select employees with audio recordings from the respective smart assistants. Each business confirmed the practice but claimed the human review was for improving [...]
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Daily News Roundup: Amazon Dashed Your Dash Button

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Daily News Roundup: Amazon Dashed Your Dash Button
Amazon stopped selling Dash buttons, saying Alexa shopping killed any need for them. But if you already owned a Dash button, it still worked. But that’s changing as Amazon will stop fulfilling Dash orders after August. When Amazon discontinued [...]
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Daily News Roundup: Google Discloses iOS “Interactionless” Vulnerabilities

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Daily News Roundup: Google Discloses iOS “Interactionless” Vulnerabilities
Google, through its Project Zero initiative, disclosed six vulnerabilities in iOS. In each case, a hacker could execute remote code on someone’s iPhone without any interaction by the user. Apple’s iOS 12.3 fixes five of the issues. Projec [...]
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Daily News Roundup: Capital One Was Hacked, Exposing 106 Million Customers

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Daily News Roundup: Capital One Was Hacked, Exposing 106 Million Customers
If you applied for a Captial One credit card between 2005 and 2015, we have bad news for you. Capital One confirmed that an “outside individual” stole names, social security numbers, and other data of over 100 million credit card applican [...]
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Daily News Roundup: Fortnite World Cup Hands out $30 Million in Prizes

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Daily News Roundup: Fortnite World Cup Hands out $30 Million in Prizes
The Fortnite World Cup is over, resulting with $30 million given out in prizes. Featuring both solo and duo divisions, Fortnite World Cup split the prizes over several winners. It created new millionaires along the way. Fortnite, in case you haven&# [...]
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Daily News Roundup: Samsung Galaxy Fold Will Release in September

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Daily News Roundup: Samsung Galaxy Fold Will Release in September
Samsung pulled its highly anticipated Galaxy Fold phone after several units broke in the hands of reviewers. After spending months determining what caused the problems, Samsung says it made changes to the design, and the phone will release in Septemb [...]
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Daily News Roundup: Tinder Swipes Left on Google Pay

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Daily News Roundup: Tinder Swipes Left on Google Pay
When Google Apps take payments using Google Pay, Google takes a cut of the money. Now Tinder, the dating service app, wants to avoid that fee by setting its payments service as the default option. Google takes a 30% cut of in-app purchases. If the ap [...]
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Daily News Roundup: Google Chrome Extensions Tracking Your Browsing History (Again)

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Daily News Roundup: Google Chrome Extensions Tracking Your Browsing History (Again)
A security researcher revealed that some Google Chrome extensions, like HoverZoom, collected your browsing history, and in some cases, even embedded URLs. Then the extensions published them for a fee through a company called Nacho Analytics, potentia [...]
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Daily News Roundup: Sprint Got Hacked Through Samsung

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Daily News Roundup: Sprint Got Hacked Through Samsung
Sprint sent letters out to customers informing them someone had breached the company’s servers and stolen user data. The data included phone numbers, billing addresses, names, and more. Oddly, instead of a direct attack, the hack went through S [...]
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Daily News Roundup: 1000 Google Home Recordings Were Leaked

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Daily News Roundup: 1000 Google Home Recordings Were Leaked
Unless you change a setting, Google stores anything you say to Google Assistant on its servers. The company employs contractors to listen to those recordings to improve Google Assistant’s performance. A contractor leaked over 1000 recordings, s [...]
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Daily News Roundup: Apple Removes Zoom’s Web Server From Your Mac

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Daily News Roundup: Apple Removes Zoom’s Web Server From Your Mac
Earlier this week, a security researcher disclosed an exploit showing that websites could use Zoom’s video chat software to start your webcam and record without your permission. Now Apple is removing Zoom’s web server from all Macs automa [...]
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Daily News Roundup: AT&T Will Block Robocalls For Free

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Daily News Roundup: AT&T Will Block Robocalls For Free
In a welcome step forward in the fight to put an end to constant robocalls, AT&T just announced it would make its Call Protect service enabled by default for all customers. And even better, the service is free. Everybody hates robocalls, but solu [...]
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Daily News Roundup: Game Service Hacker Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison

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Daily News Roundup: Game Service Hacker Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison
On Christmas day, 2013, many delighted people opened up new Xbox and Playstation gifts. That excitement turned to disappointment when they were unable to log onto game services and play. Now the hacker responsible will spend 27 months in jail. Austin [...]
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