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

Google faces class action lawsuit for gathering personal data from millions of iPhone users

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/30/google-class-actions-iphone-personal-data/ A group going by the name Google You Owe Us is taking Google to court in the UK, complaining that the company harvested personal data from 5.4 million iPhone … Read more

Google launches Datally for Android, a tool to monitor and control mobile data usage

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/30/google-datally-android-data-usage/ For many people — particularly in certain parts of the world — mobile data is an expensive commodity. If you’re someone who likes to keep an eye on exactly … Read more

Security: macOS High Sierra bug lets you log in as ‘root’… without a password

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/29/macos-high-sierra-root-password-bug/ If you thought that you needed a password to access a password-protected Mac, think again. A massive security hole has been discovered in macOS High Sierra that makes it … Read more

Privacy: a huge proportion of Android apps are secretly tracking you

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/28/android-apps-track-users/ A joint research project between Yale University’s Privacy Lab and French non-profit Exodus Privacy has uncovered widescale tracking in a large number of Android apps. The likes of Tinder, … Read more