• 'ShadowBrokers' threatens to release more cyber attack tools

    'ShadowBrokers' threatens to release more cyber attack tools

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    They're planning to release more NSA hacking tools in June, offering access to them to anyone willing to pay. Although it is still unclear as to what operating systems would come under attack following the release of new malware, the reports had it that Microsoft Windows 10 would possibly be the target.
  • Google shifts mobile focus to apps and digital assistant

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    In the conference, Google revealed its plans for the Android O Beta and unveiled the second developer preview for it. You can point your Android device's camera at something, be it a flower, a restaurant, or a Wi-Fi network name, and Google Lens will give you more information about what you're looking at.
  • Google to implement job listings into its search engine

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    The overview will come Wednesday during Google's annual conference for thousands of computer programmers. The experience is essentially a few different optimisations that ship with any Android O devices with 1 GB or less of memory. Many of Google's products are also vying against similar offerings from other tech conglomerates like Amazon and Microsoft. Most of the updates coming to Android involve little tweaks to the operating system that make it perform better and easier to control.
  • Some of Google's new features seem ... familiar

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    Google, which gets most of its revenue from its dominant search engine, also released a host of new features for Google Home, a speaker released past year. Both assistants can be summoned with a press of a button to answer questions, manage schedules and handle other routine tasks. According to Google, Android Go will be the solution for the low-budget Android phones out there.
  • Microsoft Blames Spy Agencies For Ransomware Attack

    Microsoft Blames Spy Agencies For Ransomware Attack

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    He added that the agency is still analyzing the virus and has yet to identify who is responsible for the attack. The list of institutions affected has grown as more become aware of hacks and variants of the virus spread. In the United Kingdom however, the attack hit the National Health Service badly enough that services to patients were disrupted . In the evening, the Maharashtra Police department said it was partially hit by the ransomware."Cyber experts have been engaged to fix the ...
  • WannaCry 2.0: Get Ready For a New Round of Ransomware Attacks

    WannaCry 2.0: Get Ready For a New Round of Ransomware Attacks

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    Among those hit were Russia's Interior Ministry and companies including Spain's Telefonica and FedEx Corp.in the US. The seeds of the massive cyber attack were sown by a mysterious hacking group "Shadow Brokers" in April when it leaked a hacking tool called "Eternal Blue" developed by the US National Security Agency (NSA).
  • Trump confident travel ban is lawful

    Trump confident travel ban is lawful

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    Because of how the courts chose to proceed, a full slate of 13 judges heard the 4th Circuit arguments last week, while just three, all appointees of President Bill Clinton, will consider the case in Seattle. The three judges on the panel - all appointees of former President Bill Clinton - peppered the parties with questions in an hour-long televised hearing Monday, appearing eager to flesh out exactly when the court might be allowed to look behind the plain text of the President's executive ...
  • Google Home will soon be able to make voice calls

    Google Home will soon be able to make voice calls

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    Users will soon be able to make phone calls using the device, and the HBO Now streaming service, owned by Time Warner Inc (TWX.N), will be integrated as well. At its developer conference on Wednesday, Alphabet Inc.'s Google said it's launching the Assistant as an application for Apple Inc.'s iPhone. There are plenty other things , but the gist of the update is that it's focused more on addressing annoyances and fine-tuning performance than on offering flashy new features.
  • Google gets you info by pointing camera at it

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    In addition, Google Home is using its multi-user voice recognition technology (made possible just with the use of two microphones and neural beam forming technology) to identify different users in a family. So, if you say, "OK Google, call mom", it will call your mom. Now, Google will access this real-time traffic info and prompt you to leave at least 15 minutes early to make it to the meeting on time.
  • Maine Sen. Collins wants to hear directly from Comey

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    The bombshell Comey news came as the beleaguered administration was still struggling mightily to explain Monday's revelation that the president had disclosed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and the country's ambassador to the United States.