A massive database controlled by River City Media has leaked, revealing 1.37 billion email addresses. River City is known for operating a spam email service and now all of its core information has appeared online. MacKeeper has been investigating since early 2017.
Google's updated Translate service, known as Google Neural Machine Translation (GNMT), now works with a larger set of languages. It has added support for Russian, Hindi, and Vietnamese. Those join eight languages that were supported in November 2016.
A legal advice AI from DoNotPay is turning its attention to the millions of refugees attempting to enter the US, UK, and Canada. The bot uses Messenger to give refugees legal info and to tell them what forms need to be handed in. This ability has been in development for months.
Russian hackers have been blackmailing liberal groups in the United States by showing them stolen email or cloud data and threatening to release it if no payment is made. Bloomberg has reported on these extortion situations based on private security and FBI sources.
CNNgo, an online streaming platform, is moving in the direction of opening up to people who don't have a cable subscription. The service is introducing a lineup of original programming, beginning with a series called Mostly Human, that'll be available for cord cutters.
Facebook has begun testing reactions and a dislike button in Messenger. TechCrunch reports some users have received a reaction feature that shows up when hovering over a message. You'll be presented with options to like, dislike, or send another kind of emoji response.
Facebook has introduced a travel planning feature called City Guides to its network. The feature, located in the More menu, will highlight cities your friends have visited and also highlight top places to visit and activities to engage in. It shows you which friends have visited.
Over 50 million people are paying for Spotify each month and many others are using the service for free. Those subscribers are spread across 60 markets. Spotify revealed its 40 million milestone in September 2016. Its growth has been steady for a while.
Amazon's web servers were recently down for more than four hours, and since many sites and services are reliant on Amazon hosting, a lot of them were unreachable. The problem was resolved very quickly, but many were wondering what went wrong with the AWS.
Twitter has signed livestreaming deals with ESL and DreamHack that'll see the network be home to 1,500 hours of live eSports content. The deals cover 15 events, such as ESL One and Intel Extreme Masters. ESL will also provide live original content for Twitter.
Amazon Prime Video users can help the company figure out which series to pursue again by filling out a survey after viewing pilots for five new shows. Partly based on feedback, Amazon will pick the shows it wants to fully invest in. The shows premiere March 17.
Google has introduced more features to its Allo messaging app. It now has an improved GIF search function. Users can tap a smiley icon in the chat bar to find reactions. Those who can't figure out what they want to send can use the Lucky feature to share a random GIF.
Back in 2014, Microsoft announced that Office 365 Home and Personal subscribers would get unlimited cloud storage on its OneDrive service. Well, that didn't last long as the Redmond company now brought back the 1 TB cap as some users were using an excessive amount of storage.
Google has bumped up its attachment size limit so that users can receive files up to 50 MB through the email service. However, you're still going to be limited to sending files that are 25 MB or smaller. Larger files are best transferred using Google Drive.
Popular chat app Line is working on its own AI-powered digital assistant and an Echo-like smart speaker to go along with it. The company's new Clova assistant is found in the main chat app, will be found in first-party hardware, and will be included in third-party products.
Google is launching a new version of its Hangouts video chat service that's intended for enterprise customers. The new 'Meet' app is part of G Suite and can be used on mobile devices and the web. An official announcement has yet to occur. Meet supports more participants.
Netflix is working to include HDR support for streaming video on mobile devices. Reed Hastings, Netflix's CEO, says the company is committed to offering HDR on all platforms. He made that statement while speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Google has added its note-taking Keep app to G Suite and integrated it with Google Docs. This will make it easier for people to grab information they've stored in Keep and place it in a regular document. The integration may improve workflow for some people.
For more than four hours Amazon's web servers were severely disrupted, leading to downtime for a large number of sites. Problems with Amazon's S3 hosting appeared on February 28, affecting services like Trello, Quora, and IFTTT. There were also smart home disruptions.
This was expected to happen at some point. YouTube is entering the entertainment streaming business by announcing YouTube TV live streaming service. The new streaming service bundles content from networks, including ABC, FOX, NBC and CBS, as well as about 35 of other cable