Google’s Project Zero reveals security flaw in Windows 10 S after Microsoft fails to fix it

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/20/windows-10-s-security-flaw-disclosed/ Details of a security flaw in Windows 10 S has been revealed by Google’s Project Zero after Microsoft failed to issue a patch within the 90-day disclosure deadline. The … Read more

ZTE says Denial Order put in place by the US Department of Commerce is ‘unfair’ and ‘unacceptable’

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/20/zte-ban-statement/ Earlier in the week, the US Department of Commerce banned American companies from selling hardware and software to Chinese firm ZTE. The company is understandably unhappy with the US … Read more

Facebook sneakily shifts data of 1.5 billion users away from Europe and GDPR

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/20/facebook-moves-data-from-europe/ Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the spotlight of privacy has been firmly on Facebook. The social network has made numerous promises about offering greater privacy controls to users, and … Read more

Microsoft to kill off OneNote’s desktop app in Office 2019 to focus on OneNote for Windows 10

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/19/microsoft-kills-onenote-desktop-app/ When Microsoft releases Office 2019 later this year, it will be killing off the desktop version of OneNote. At the moment there are desktop and UWP (Universal Windows Platform) … Read more

TaskRabbit returns after security breach and reveals ‘personally identifiable information’ was exposed

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/19/taskrabbit-data-breach/ The CEO of TaskRabbit has informed users that “certain personally identifiable information may have been compromised” in a security incident that saw the website and app taken offline earlier … Read more

Microsoft brings Windows Defender Browser Protection extension to Google Chrome

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/18/windows-defender-browser-protection-chrome/ Recognizing that comparatively few people are using its Edge browser, Microsoft has released a new security tool for those who have opted to use Google Chrome — the Windows … Read more

Facebook reveals new privacy controls for users around the world

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/18/facebook-new-global-privacy-controls-gdpr/ Facebook has been hit with renewed criticism of its privacy policies in recent weeks in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Having promised to give users more control … Read more

International Shopping experience comes to the Amazon Shopping app

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/17/amazon-international-shopping-experience/ Amazon is making it easier to browse for goods from international sellers and have them shipped to your home country. The company is bringing the “International Shopping” experience to … Read more

Microsoft, Facebook and Symantec are among 34 companies pledging not to help governments launch cyberattacks

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/17/cybersecurity-tech-accord/ More than 30 technology companies have signed the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, making a number of pledges relating to cyberattacks. Microsoft, Facebook, Dell, HP and LinkedIn are just a few … Read more

Intel Accelerated Memory Scanning offloads malware scanning to GPUs to boost performance

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/17/intel-threat-detection-technology-gpu-telemetry/ The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities really focused people’s attention on the security of processors, and Intel has been at pains to convince users that it takes security seriously. With … Read more

Facebook: Yep, we track non-users — but everyone else is doing it, so why shouldn’t we?

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/17/facebook-tracks-non-users/ In a blog post addressing some of the questions Mark Zuckerberg failed to properly answer in front of Congress, Facebook has admitted that it tracks both users and non-users … Read more

Microsoft made its own IoT-ready Linux kernel for Azure Sphere OS

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/17/microsoft-azure-sphere-linux-kernel/ Microsoft has opened up its heart to Linux in recent years, but now the company has done something that would have previously been unthinkable: it has built its own … Read more

TaskRabbit app and website are down while a ‘cybersecurity incident’ is investigated

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/17/taskrabbit-cybersecurity-incident/ IKEA-owned TaskRabbit is offline while the company investigates a “cybersecurity incident”. Very little information has been given about the incident, but the company says that it is working with … Read more

Microsoft reveals more about the ‘blocking bug’ that is delaying Windows 10 Spring Creators Update

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/17/windows-10-spring-creators-update-delay/ With the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17134 (Redstone 4) to the Fast Ring, Microsoft has given a little insight into want went wrong with build 17133, … Read more

Weibo reverses homosexuality policy in China: ‘We’re no longer targeting gay content’

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/16/weibo-reverses-gay-content-ban/ Following a huge backlash over the weekend, Weibo — the Chinese equivalent of Twitter — has announced a reversal of a policy that would have seen gay content banned … Read more

Thousands of Android apps have built-in crypto keys and passwords

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/16/android-apps-built-in-passwords/ A large number of free Android apps suffer with flaky security because software developers are leaving cryptographic keys embedded and passwords hard-coded. Speaking at the BSides security conference in … Read more