YouTube pulls InfoWars video from the Alex Jones Channel over Parkland shooting allegations

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/24/youtube-pulls-alex-jones-infowars-video/ Alex Jones’ conspiracy-theory-heavy InfoWars has been censured by YouTube for violating its policies. A video entitled “David Hogg Can’t Remember His Lines In TV Interview” — in which it … Read more

Microsoft will let developers add support for multiple instances of their UWP Windows 10 apps

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/23/multiple-instances-uwp-apps-redstone-4/ Starting with Redstone 4, Microsoft will give developers a new option for their UWP apps in Windows 10 — support for multiple instances of an app. This is a … Read more

Intel failed to warn US government about Meltdown and Spectre flaws before going public

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/23/intel-did-not-warn-us-cert-spectre-meltdown/ Intel is facing criticism from the US government after it was revealed that the company did not inform cyber security officials about the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities even though … Read more

Samsung launches data-saving and privacy-protecting Samsung Max app for Android

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/23/samsung-max-privacy-security-data-saving/ Samsung has revealed a new, free Android app — Samsung Max, which it says is “designed to promote mobile data savings and application privacy management”. The app replaces Opera … Read more

Intel has a new Spectre firmware patch for you to try out

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/21/intel-spectre-patch-number-two/ The Spectre/Meltdown debacle continues to rumble on, and now the chip manufacturer has announced the availability of a new “microcode solution” to the Spectre vulnerability. The updated firmware applies … Read more

Microsoft Edge vulnerability exposed as Microsoft misses Google’s Project Zero disclosure deadline

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/19/project-zero-microsoft-edge-acg-bypass-bug/ Google has revealed details of a security vulnerability in Microsoft Edge before a patch has been produced. Through Project Zero, Google notified Microsoft about a bug in the browser’s … Read more

White House joins UK government in blaming Russia for NotPetya

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/16/us-uk-blame-russia-for-notpetya/ The US government has joined the government of the UK in pointing the finger of blame at Russia for the NotPetya cyberattacks. The ransomware/destructoware hit computers around the world … Read more

If you’re concerned about privacy, you might want to skip Facebook’s VPN — Onavo Protect

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/15/facebook-vpn-onavo-protect/ Facebook and privacy are not words that really belong in the same sentence, so the idea that the social network is offering a VPN tool might well raise your … Read more

With Intel’s updated bug bounty program, you could earn big bucks for finding the next Meltdown

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/15/intel-bug-bounty/ Intel has updated its bug bounty program, offering up to $250,000 to anyone identifying vulnerabilities in its hardware and software. The key update here is that the program is … Read more

Google explains how Chrome’s new ad filtering feature works — and why it’s not your new ad blocker

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/14/google-chrome-ad-filtering/ Despite the fact that Google has a vested interest in online advertising, the company is about to enable its own built-in ad blocker (of sorts) in Chrome. Starting tomorrow, … Read more

Amazon offers refunds to people who paid to remove ads from Prime Exclusive Phones

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/14/amazon-refunds-prime-exclusive-phone-ad-removal/ For anyone looking to bag a bargain-priced handset, Amazon Prime Exclusive Phones were a great idea. There was just one drawback: lockscreen ads. Of course, there was the option … Read more

Microsoft gives sysadmins Meltdown and Spectre detection in Windows Analytics

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/14/windows-analytics-meltdown-spectre/ Microsoft has released an update to its free Windows Analytics tool, givingsystem administrators a new way to check for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. The update not only makes … Read more

Judge refuses to quash arrest warrant for Julian Assange

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/13/judge-refuses-to-quash-arrest-warrant-for-julian-assange/ A UK judge has refused to cancel a warrant for Julian Assange, meaning that the WikiLeaks founder still faces arrest if he leaves the Ecuadorian embassy in London where … Read more

The UK government reveals AI software that automatically blocks extremist content online

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/13/uk-government-block-extremist-content/ Continuing its drive to take control of the internet, the UK government has unveiled a new tool that it says can block extremist content “on any platform” with astonishing … Read more

Microsoft to bring Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection to Windows 7 and 8.1

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/12/windows-defender-advanced-protection-windows-7-8/ Formerly a Windows 10 exclusive, Microsoft today announced that Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is coming to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. That’s not to say that the … Read more

German court says Facebook’s privacy settings and use of personal data are illegal

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/12/facebook-privacy-ruling-germany/ Facebook is no stranger to privacy-related controversy, and now a German court has ruled that the social networks’ use of personal data is illegal. The court in Berlin also … Read more