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Amazon’s Alexa scares user, says ‘All I see is people dying’

A user claimed that Amazon's digital assistant Alexa-powered smart speaker scared him by saying, "Every time I close my eyes all I see is people dying" without...

Intel Deems Newly Discovered TLBleed Vulnerability Unimportant

A security researcher has discovered a new flaw in Intel processors that might require a lot of work by Intel to fix. Termed TLBleed by the researchers, the side-channel vulnerability may...

DRM May Be Added to All Android Apps

Google has quietly rolled out a feature earlier this week that is adding a string of metadata to all the APK files when they are signed by the developer. While you...

oBike is closing its dock-less bike-sharing service in Singapore

Singapore’s upcoming licensing for dock-less bike-sharing services has claimed its first scalp after oBike — a Singapore-based company run by Chinese founders — announced that it would cease its service in...

Tencent becomes a Linux Foundation platinum member to increase its focus on open source

Tencent, the $500-billion Chinese internet giant, is increasing its focus on open source after it became a platinum member of the Linux Foundation. The company has long been associated with the foundation...

Meituan, the Tencent-backed ‘one-stop super app,’ files for IPO in Hong Kong

After months of speculation, Meituan, the largest service booking app in China, confirmed that it has filed for a public offering. The company’s IPO application was submitted to the Hong Kong...

Latest Hacking News Podcast #62

Here we have episode 62 of our daily podcast. For daily updates you can subscribe: via iTunes here  Alternatively, if you would like to add the podcast to your Alexa flash briefings you can...

Meituan, the Tencent-backed “one-stop super app,” files for IPO in Hong Kong

After months of speculation, Meituan, the largest service booking app in China, confirmed that it has filed for a public offering. The company’s IPO application was submitted to the Hong Kong...

Indian Banks Forced to Migrate ATM Machines from Windows XP

The Central Banking Authority of India RBI has demanded all banks to update their ATMs running Windows XP to a newer operating system by the end of June 2019 or face...

Many Senior Employees Believe Younger Employees Are Responsible for Security Vulnerabilities

An independent study revealed that more than 75% of the senior employees think that younger employees are the responsible for the security vulnerabilities in software. The study was to observe the...

Fintech friends: Monzo partners with TransferWise for international payments

“So what’s going on here then?” I ask. “Two good friends just got even better ,” replies TransferWise co-founder Kristo Käärmann laughing, while Monzo co-founder Tom Blomfield, who is also on...

Med Associates Suffer Data Breach: 270,000 Records Left Exposed

Cyber attacks on the health care sector have continued into this week too. The latest attack resulted in the compromise of approximately 270,000 patient records after Med Associates suffered a data...

Apple denies that hacker bypassed iPhone’s passcode limit

Apple has denied a hacker's claim that he was able to bypass the passcode limit on an iPhone without erasing the data. "The recent report about a...

Facebook working on tool to track users’ time spent on app

Facebook is working on a feature called 'Your Time on Facebook' which will track how much time users spend on an average on the app. It will...

Parody site of ‘TrumpHotels.com’ shows images of immigrants

'TrumpHotels.org', a parody of US President Donald Trump-owned hotels' website 'TrumpHotels.com', displays photos of immigrants in temporary detention centres. The website, which mocks Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration...

Google to let Chrome users surf the web without internet

Google has announced a new feature for its Chrome browser that would allow users to access the web without a constant internet connection on Android devices. The...

Can’t fix office toilet due to US export ban, claims ZTE

Chinese technology giant ZTE has claimed it cannot fix an office toilet as it was made by the US-based manufacturer, American Standard. ZTE couldn't buy spare parts...

Need 2 more months to set up messaging app Kimbho: Ramdev

Yoga Guru Ramdev has stated it will take another two months to set up Patanjali's messaging app 'Kimbho', which was launched in May as a rival to...

Gates pumps $4mn in modified mosquitoes to eradicate malaria

Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates is investing $4 million in genetically-modified mosquitoes to eradicate malaria which is spread by female mosquito bites. The research, conducted by UK-based company...

Baidu tests driverless cars in China for the first time

China's artificial intelligence major Baidu has tested its two driverless cars for the first time in Tianjin City, the company said. The trial run would enable developers...

How does the world’s smallest computer work?

The world's smallest computer created by the University of Michigan researchers has been designed as a temperature sensor that can measure changes in extremely small regions and...