Huge Janus bug leaves Android apps open to unauthorized code modification

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/09/android-janus-security-vulnerability/ Researchers from security firm GuardSquare have discovered an Android vulnerability that allows for app code to be edited with affecting the apps’ signature. Dubbed Janus, the vulnerability has massive … Read more

Privacy: Popular ai.type keyboard leaks personal details of 31 million users

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/06/ai-type-personal-data-leak/ Third-party Android and iOS keyboard ai-type is at the center of something of a privacy nightmare after a misconfigured database leaked the personal details of more than 31 million … Read more

Google yanks YouTube from Echo Show and Fire TV in Amazon spat

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/06/google-pulls-youtube-from-amazon-echo-show-fire-tv/ Google has announced plans to block its YouTube apps from Amazon’s Echo Show and Fire TV as the situation between the two companies stepped up a notch. This is, … Read more

Windows Update in Windows 7 starts throwing up 80248015 error

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/05/windows-7-windows-update-80248015-error/ Despite Microsoft’s aggressive pushing of Windows 10, Windows 7 remains staggeringly popular. A growing number of users are currently reporting an issue with Windows Update at the moment  — … Read more

Facebook launches Messenger Kids for under-13s

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/facebook-messenger-kids/ In a move that’s likely to raise a few eyebrows, Facebook today opened up its messaging platform to children under the age of 13. A new app, Messenger Kids, … Read more

UK and EU to expand Bitcoin regulation to combat money laundering and tax evasion

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/eu-uk-bitcoin-regulation/ Following concerns that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are being used for not only tax evasion but also money laundering, governments in the UK and across Europe are planning to … Read more

Privacy: Google updates Safe Browsing rules so apps must warn when they collect personal data

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/google-safe-browsing-privacy-warning/ Google is introducing changes to its Safe Browsing policies, requiring Android apps to display their own privacy warning if they collect users’ personal data. The company says that if … Read more

Privacy: UK government to tweak Snooper’s Charter after conceding it is illegal in its current form

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/01/government-tweaks-snoopers-charter/ The highly controversial Snooper’s Charter — also known as the Investigatory Powers Act — is, the government has been forced to admit, illegal under European law in its current … Read more