Opera Mini for Android Update Brings Faster Access to Downloads, Facebook Notification Bar, and More

Opera Mini is a popular browser on mobile platforms for its data saving functionality and customisations. Opera has rolled out a new update for Opera Mini for Android that brings a few new features. The update extends the browser’s compression technology allowing users to now save pages for offline use, compressing the page to as…

Tagged

Instagram is the latest nexus of the Marines photo sharing scandal

Following the revelation that a private Facebook group with 30,000 members targeted female Marines in a non-consensual photo sharing ring, other toxic online communities are popping up — and proving that the Marines United scandal is by no means an isolated incident. This week, a group known as Just The Tip Of The Spear, commonly abbreviated JTTOTS, was…

Tagged

Gmail will push users further away for XP and Vista

Google quietly announced Tuesday that Gmail will stop supporting older versions of its Chrome browser soon, in a move that will put another nail in the coffins of Windows XP and Windows Vista. Users of Chrome version 53 and older editions of the browser could start being redirected to the basic HTML version of Gmail…

Tagged

Airtel Said to Be ‘Sniffing and Censoring’ CloudFlare’s Traffic in India

Like all good things, it started with a visit to The Pirate Bay CloudFlare is a popular CDN All CloudFlare traffic from India seems impacted Editor’s note: This post was originally published by @karthikb351 on Medium and has been reproduced here with permission in full without any edits save for some formatting related changes for…

Ex-Google Engineer Launches Blockchain-Based System for Banks

A former Google engineer, whose speech recognition software is used in more than a billion Android smartphones, has launched a company that uses blockchain technology to build a new operating system for banks. Paul Taylor, a Cambridge University academic with an expertise in artificial intelligence, speech synthesis and machine learning, started working on the system,…

Google Search Update Makes Finding Flight, Hotel Deals Easier

Google’s hotel search now includes specific filters Google will start highlighting deals where you get discounted rates The company is also working on easing shopping searches Google, on Tuesday at a press event in New York, announced new updates to its search engine that will ease your travel preparations and will help you find cheap…

Fiat Chrysler Offers Rewards to Hackers Who Help It Find Security Flaws

A Fiat Chrysler Jeep was hacked last year by some security experts It alarmed other car makers to update security options in their cars Car makers are giving out bounties to ethical hackers for nitpicking security flaws Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will offer rewards of as much as $1,500 to ethical hackers who tell the…

Megaupload Coming Back? Founder Kim Dotcom Plans a Relaunch in 2017

Kim Dotcom hinted on Twitter that Megaupload 2.0 is in works Megaupload, the controversial online storage, was shut down in 2012 Kim Dotcom was in the news due to Megaupload’s illegal course then Flamboyant German tech entrepreneur Kim Dotcom is planning to relaunch file-sharing website Megaupload in January 2017, five years after the US government…

Swift Bank Messaging System Calls in Help to Bolster Cyber Defences

Swift, a messaging system used by banks across the world, announced further steps on Monday to bolster its defences against hackers, after criminals sent fraudulent payment instructions across its network. The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication said it has hired two outside cyber-security firms, BAE Systems and Fox-IT2, to reinforce in-house expertise, and has…

Tagged