To help publishers increase their revenue, support for Google advertisements could be added to Apple News. AdAge reports Apple is considering the feature so that regular advertisements can be shown in the app. Apple News currently has its own system for generating revenue.
Bithumb, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, has been hacked. 30,000 customers had their data compromised due to the attack and Korea's Internet & Security Agency is looking into the situation following claims from customers that they lost money.
Thousands of product images on Amazon, Ebay, and Etsy have been broken by a policy change at Photobucket. Other blogs and smaller sites have also been affected. Photobucket's images have become inaccessible because the site is demanding a $399 annual fee.
Teenagers who spend "extreme" amounts of time online could be putting themselves at greater risk for mental health issues, suggests a study from the UK. According to a report from the Education Policy Institute, there's a dose-dependent connection between use and issues.
Facebook is fighting a gag order that's currently preventing it from notifying users about search warrants pertaining to their information. Court filings reveal the social network received warrants for three account records during a 3-month period. They were accompanied by gags.
Amazon has completed its acquisition of Souq, a Middle Eastern eCommerce company widely viewed as a counterpart to Amazon. The deal was announced in March and now that it's complete, US-based Amazon will have an easy time entering the Middle Eastern market.
Bitcoin is still going through a corrective stage and is in the $2,000s, down from its high of nearly $3,000. Although that downturn is likely to continue, analysts with Goldman Sachs have released a report indicating they believe the cryptocurrency could rise to nearly $4,000.
Latest ransomware attacks have forced India to ask Microsoft to offer a one-time discount for more than 50 million Windows users in the country that would upgrade to the latest Windows 10 operating system, which is immune to the Petya ransomware infection.
Although much of the world's focus has switched from WannaCry to Petya, the former isn't entirely gone. It's no longer spreading to the same degree as it did during its peak, but it continues to cause problems in some areas. Recently, the ransomware infected at least 55 cameras.
Physical prepaid cards are now available to go along with Square Cash, giving users an alternative way of accessing their account's funds. The cards can be obtained through Square's app and website. You'll be able to use your Square funds easier than usual.
Livestreamed coverage of Wimbledon and Comic-Con will be featured on Twitter, says Variety. The social network is going to showcase the opening preview night of the San Diego Comic-Con later this month. Its coverage of Wimbledon will begin on July 3.
A WiFi finder tool is now rolling out to Facebook's app on iOS and Android around the world, helping people locate public WiFi spots. The feature first appeared as part of a small test on a few mobile devices. Now it's headed out to all users and is found in the "more" section.
A single wiretap order issued during a federal narcotics investigation led to 3.29 million calls being surveilled in 2016, according to details revealed in the US Courts' annual wiretap report. The order enabled an agency to intercept millions of conversations.
A couple features have appeared on Instagram that utilize machine learning technology to make the social network seem like a "safe place." In a blog post, CEO Kevin Systrom revealed how Instagram will minimize the impact of bad comments on regular posts and live video.
AMC now has its own monthly streaming subscription, but it's more like HBO Go than HBO Now. You'll have to have a cable subscription to gain access to the service and it's only for Xfinity TV customers. AMC Premiere offers ad-free simultaneous streaming.
New York regulators recently fined Charter for failing to expand its network in the state, but according to the ISP, much of the blame should be placed on Verizon. According to a complaint filed with the New York Public Service Commission, Verizon illegally withheld access.
Messaging app Telegram will partly give in to demands from Russian authorities, but it won't fulfill all of their requests. The company has decided to register with the government, reports Reuters, yet it will continue refusing demands for user data and messages.
Netflix is slowly adding support for Dolby Atmos sound to its lineup, starting with a limited range of devices and only one piece of original content. It'll then add the feature to more devices and content "over time." The first movie to receive Atmos is Okja, a recent film.
Though Petya, a recent piece of malware spreading around the world, appears to be ransomware from the outside, it may not actually fit the criteria. Researchers with Kaspersky Lab say they believe Petya is actually a "wiper," not legitimate ransomware.
Twitch has brought some major changes to its mobile application, letting people livestream directly from the app (like YouTube) and providing an updated interface. Livestreaming from the app is currently limited to camera-based streams. You can't share mobile games.