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Samsung just proved why Apple’s always late

Samsung Galaxy Fold: The issues and the ‘fix’ ZDNet’s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes sits down with TechRepublic’s Karen Roby to talk about all of the issues with the latest Galaxy foldable phone and what the company is doing to solve these problems. Not so long ago, Samsung crowed. Apple had just come out with the iPhone X, so its biggest rival had… Read more →

Microsoft buys real-time operating system vendor Express Logic

Microsoft has acquired Express Logic, a maker of real-time operating systems for IoT/edge devices for an undisclosed amount. According to Microsoft, Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS is one of the most deployed RTOSes for microcontroller-based devices in the world. Microsoft officials announced the Express Logic acquisition on April 18, less than a week ahead of its April 24 earnings report for… Read more →

Brazil to shift government sites to single domain

The Brazilian government announced plans to consolidate public sector information onto a single website. The platform, to be named, is hoped to go live in less than two years and generate yearly savings of up to 100 million reais ($25.4 million) following the deactivation of the current network, president Jair Bolsonaro said on Twitter earlier this week. Read this… Read more →

Shopify API flaw offered access to revenue data of thousands of stores

How Shopify is working to expand internationally ZDNet’s Natalie Gagliordi sits down with Karen Roby from TechRepublic to talk about how Shopify is using its developer ecosystem to grow internationally. Read more: A security flaw in a Shopify API endpoint has been discovered by a researcher which can be exploited to leak the revenue and traffic data of thousands… Read more →

Facebook harvested 1.5 million user email contacts without permission

Europe’s new internet copyright rules target YouTube, Facebook and Google News Europe wants copyright to work the same was online as offline. That could have a big impact on how news and other content is shared. Facebook “unintentionally” uploaded and stored email contact information belonging to roughly 1.5 million users over the course of three years. The issue came to… Read more →

Mobile app used in Car2go fraud scheme to steal 100 vehicles

Android spyware poses as a privacy tool to steal your data Triout malware is designed for espionage and can spy on almost every aspect of compromised devices – and now it’s back with new tactics. Car2go’s mobile application appears to have been central to a fraudulent scheme used to steal as many as 100 high-end vehicles. As reported by CBS… Read more →

Google Chrome to get a Reader Mode

Google’s Chrome browser will get a Reader Mode, similar to the one found in competing browsers like Firefox and the old Microsoft Edge. The feature is currently under development, but Chrome Canary users can test it starting today. Chrome’s Reader Mode will work by stripping pages of most of their useless content, such as ads, comments sections, or animations, and… Read more →

Galaxy Fold screens breaking after a day: Who is to blame?

It didn’t take long for reviewers who got their hands on early samples of Samsung’s $2,000 Galaxy Fold smartphone to start reporting that their devices were experiencing catastrophic display damage along the hinge. And since the hinge that allows the display to fold is the flagship feature of the Galaxy Fold, this is a pretty big deal. Headlines such as… Read more →

Former student destroys 59 university computers using USB Killer device

An Indian national in the US has pleaded guilty this week to destroying 59 computers at the College of St. Rose, in New York, using a weaponized USB thumb drive named “USB Killer” that he purchased online. The incident took place on February 14, according to court documents obtained by ZDNet, and the suspect, Vishwanath Akuthota, 27, filmed himself while… Read more →

Source code of Iranian cyber-espionage tools leaked on Telegram

Image: ZDNet In an incident reminiscent of the Shadow Brokers leak that exposed the NSA’s hacking tools, someone has now published similar hacking tools belonging to one of Iran’s elite cyber-espionage units, known as APT34, Oilrig, or HelixKitten. The hacking tools are nowhere near as sophisticated as the NSA tools leaked in 2017, but they are dangerous nevertheless. Victim data… Read more →