Google kicks cryptomining extensions from the Chrome Web Store

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/03/chrome-web-cryptomining-ban/ Amid growing concern about a disregard for Chrome Web Store policies, Google is slapping a ban on extensions that mine for cryptocurrencies. With immediate effect, no more cryptomining extensions … Read more

Leaked Facebook memo: ‘so what if the social network’s growth leads to terrorism and death?’

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/30/leaked-facebook-memo-bosworth/ A leaked memo written by Facebook’s vice-president, Andrew Bosworth, entitled “The Ugly” gives a glimpse into the attitude the social network has towards its own growth. “Boz” Bosworth says … Read more

Have I Been Pwned teams up with 1Password to improve post-security breach advice

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/29/have-i-been-pwned-1password/ Data breach checking website Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) — used by governments and individuals around the world — has announced a new partnership with 1Password The arrangement is … Read more

Facebook makes its privacy settings easier to find — including the option to delete your Facebook data

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/28/facebook-revamps-privacy-settings/ In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal and revelations about call and text logging, Facebook simply could not have got away with doing nothing. Mark Zuckerberg has hardly … Read more

Mozilla’s Facebook Container extension keeps your Firefox browsing isolated from Facebook

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/27/mozilla-firefox-facebook-container-add-on/ Facebook has been completely inescapable in the news over the last couple of weeks, and there are increasing concerns that the social network is all but inescapable online generally. … Read more

Mark Zuckerberg refuses to answer UK questions about Facebook privacy

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/27/zuckererg-will-not-answer-uk-privacy-questions/ Following the privacy scandal surrounding Cambridge Analytica’s use of data from Facebook users, the social network has been under extreme pressure to answer questions from individuals, lawmakers, companies and … Read more

iPhone-maker Foxconn buys Belkin, Linksys, Phyn and Wemo for $866 million

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/27/foxconn-buys-belkin-linksys-phyn-wemo/ Foxconn — the Taiwanese company famed for producing iPhones — has announced that it is acquiring Belkin International for $866 million in cash. Belkin is also the owner of … Read more

Google is beta testing a ‘More results’ button to reduce searches to a single, endless page

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/26/google-search-more-results-beta/ Google search results are, usually, multi-page affairs, but if a new test gets off the ground this could be set to change. The search giant is conducting a limited … Read more