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If you’re a gamer who doesn’t want to carry a PC with you on vacation, you could book your next trip to Panama, where the Hilton has a shower and two beds. Oh, and an Alienware laptop hooked up to a 34-inch ultra-wide monitor, a 65-inch 4K OLED TV, an Alienware PC with a Core i7-7800 and a GTX 1090Ti. Other amenities include two Elite Controller Xbox One, a racing chair, an Oculus Rift, a 5.1-channel surround sound system, an interactive lighting that’s synced to whichever game you’re playing and a beanbag with an Alienware logo on i...
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect on May 25, 2018, gives 1.9 billion users more power over their personal data. For weeks, Facebook has been scrambling to become GDPR compliant so it won’t lose out on the $1 billion per quarter in advertising revenue. Turns out, Facebook is planning to try and exempt all users outside the US and Canada (who are currently subject to regulations that may apply to the company’s foreign headquarters in Ireland) to make an end-run around the privacy regu...
The British political consulting firm responsible for Facebook data infringe, Cambridge Analytica was planning to launch its own cryptocurrency earlier this year through initial coin offering before getting hooked on data leak scandal, Verge reports. A former employee at the company, Brittany Kaiser in her statement to New York Times confirmed that the virtual currency would have helped Cambridge Analytica to acquire online personal data, which could be sold. The personal data of more than 87 million Facebook users has already been h...
A Motherboard investigation has found that law enforcement agencies across that country have purchased GrayKey, a tool for bypassing encryption on iPhones, while the FBI pushes again for encryption backdoors. As part of the investigation, Motherboard found that regional police forces, such as the Maryland State Police, the Indiana State Police, and the Miami-Dade County Police have procured GrayKey, which can unlock devices running Apple’s latest mobile operating system iOS 11, including the iPhone X, Apple’s most recent phone. Othe...
With Facebook under fire for exposing 87 million user profiles in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social network is being pressed to consider a different business model; one where users will have to foot the bill to opt out of the targeted ad model. An ad-free Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg confirmed the strategy to possibly make an ad-free Facebook where users will pay for their privacy at last week’s Capitol Hill appearance. Senator Bill Nelson asked how Facebook users who do not wish to see targeted ads could stop the...
Apple, Inc. fired 29 internal people the previous year for leaking information about company’s upcoming projects. Ironically, Bloomberg sourced this news from a ‘leaked Apple memo’ which was posted on Apple’s internal blog. The memo highlighted that 12 of those leakers are arrested which determines to be the most stringent action taken in light of privacy breach. The leaked Apple memo terms to be a warning letter to Apple’s employees, contractors, and suppliers. Notably, it cites a series of confidential information that was disclose...
Since the release of Apple's HomePod smart speaker in January, the sales have been on a tremendous shrinking trend. This is quite different from high anticipation that the smart speaker would win a large portion of the market, speculating from its initial sales record and pre-orders. A recent forecast from its lowered sales late March has already forced Apple to reduce its orders with the manufacturer. Although highly publicized as a revolutionary sound piece, Apple HomePod sales have been overshadowed by Amazon’s Echo lineup of Alex...
Spotify Technology SA has collaborated with Hulu Unlimited Commercial to upgrade its Premium service. The new bundle allows Spotify premium subscribers to enjoy unlimited streaming of TV shows, original series, movies, and more on Hulu. The catch in this joint subscription plan is that the bundle is worth $12.99 per month only. When subscribed to the separate plans, Spotify Premium costs $9.99/month and Hulu charges $7.99 per month. So, the premium users can now save up to $5 per month and enjoy the best online music as well as strea...
Apple Inc. has been following a time trend in the release of its timepiece; aside from the first generation released on 25 April 2015, other generations took their dates in September. Does it mean we should expect Apple Watch Series 4 in September? We are already in April and signs are not there that the tech giant is hitting the media any time soon to unveil its latest wearable technology. But we have rumors from reliable analysts on what to expect while we wait patiently for the release. The entire excitement boils down to what the ...
The European Union court on Tuesday supported its member states like France to bring criminal proceedings against ridesharing firm Uber for running an illegal taxi service; a fresh setback to the Silicon Valley start-up. AFP reports that the case is about “Uber’s use of unlicensed drivers” in its cheap UberPOP service in France, a service that has since been suspended in the city and several others. The EU court of Justice compared the decision of backing France against the UberPOP service to its December decision ruled in favour o...