The UK's Channel 4, one of the nation's largest broadcasters, was reportedly hacked by North Korea because of a TV series North Korea disliked. According to The New York Times, Channel 4 was targeted in 2014 with the goal of preventing the release of a show set in the country.
Russian authorities have fined the makers of Telegram, a secure messaging application, for not handing over user data. The government says it needs information from Telegram because terrorists have been using the app as a way to securely communicate.
A devastating security flaw has been discovered in the main WiFi security protocol, putting millions of people at risk. Mathy Vanhoef, a researcher with imec-DistriNet, discovered a vulnerability in the WPA2 protocol, which is used by essentially all WiFi devices globally.
Windows 10's data collection practices have been controversial ever since the operating system debuted and they're still causing Microsoft trouble. The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) says its data collection violates local privacy laws in the Netherlands.
The UK's Parliament was attacked during the summer and blame is now being placed on Iran. During the "sustained and determined" cyberattack, hackers tried to find weak passwords in use by British lawmakers. 90 accounts ended up being compromised during the effort.
Responding to a question on Twitter, NVIDIA has now confirmed that they are not working on new Android updates for SHIELD Tablet and Tablet K1. To clarify, the tablets won't receive Android 8.0 Oreo update, but new updates with some bug fixes and maybe new features will be
Lyft's application for drivers now includes Google Maps, removing the need for them to switch between applications in order to start a trip. This makes things easier for users and should allow trips to start sooner. For now, Maps integration only exists on Android.
Amazon Prime Video, one of the larger streaming services, is reportedly going to arrive on the Apple TV on October 26. This report isn't especially well-supported, however. It comes from a Reddit user claiming to be an engineer for Amazon. We won't know for sure until October 26.
While Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were the first smartphones to ship with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, which is something many expected, the first non-Pixel phone to ship with the new OS is going to be Huawei's flagship Mate 10. The new Mate 10, as well as Mate 10 Pro
Since the official launch of iOS 11, Apple has released two software updates to fix various bugs that users have been reporting. Unfortunately, there are more bugs to fix and the Cupertino company is now rolling out another update, the Apple iOS 11.0.3.
While we are waiting for OnePlus to release a statement regarding the user data collecting without their permission, the company has now released a new OxygenOS update for its flagship smartphone. The new OxygenOS 4.5.12 comes a week after the last update and is now
Roku's first ever channel, simply called the Roku Channel, has launched across the company's range of devices. Users can receive free movies and TV shows from the channel, which has just now completed its rollout. All Roku units released after June 2011 work with the channel.
On behalf of the Russian government, Kaspersky may have altered its own antivirus software in order to steal secrets from the US' NSA. According to The Wall Street Journal, the software was modified to look for documents with labels like "top secret."
If you're in a situation where multiple people are using an Amazon Alexa-based device, the digital assistant is now going to be more useful. Alexa has been updated such that it can now recognize different voices and provide personalized responses based on who's talking.
After it announced new OneDrive web user interface that will offer cleaner look and improved performance, Microsoft has now announced new user interface for users of Android and iOS platforms, helping users to find what they're looking for much easier. The new app
Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have reported suddenly missing some of their text messages. During the past month, texts on those devices have gone undelivered, with users able to send messages but unable to receive them. This only impacts certain messages, however.
Twitter is working on a bookmarking feature that'll let people save tweets for later viewing, the social network has announced. Because the capability is still in development, Twitter is requesting feedback and ideas from users, which can be submitted with "SaveforLater."
Around 37,000 Google Chrome users accidentally installed and used a fake version of Adblock Plus. The fake software was listed on the Chrome Web Store, somehow initially getting around Google's filters. It has since been removed by Google, preventing further downloads.
You can now use Apple Pay and similar services to withdraw cash from more than 5,000 Wells Fargo ATMs, making it easier to access your money without a physical card in hand. Wells Fargo revealed in March that cardless withdrawals would be coming to thousands of ATMs in the US.
To improve user experience, Microsoft is now rolling out its AI assistant Cortana on Skype for iOS and Android. At the moment, only users in the United States get access to Cortana on Skype and devices that get Cortana will see the assistant added to contacts in Skype.