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Select Yahoo users will be informed about state-sponsored hackers

Select Yahoo users will be informed about state-sponsored hackers

State sponsored attacks on technology companies have been among debatable issues in year 2015. After Google, Facebook and Twitter, it is Yahoo, which will start informing its users whose accounts as per it are being targeted by state-sponsored hackers. Yahoo’s chief information security officer, Bob Lord, said that the users will be asked to authorize suspicious login attempts, apply new passwords and take other precautionary measures if Yahoo thinks that their accounts have been attacked.

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Samsung introduces Galaxy A9 with big screen and massive battery

Samsung introduces Galaxy A9 with big screen and massive battery

Samsung has announced Galaxy A9 with bigger screen compared to A8 and a much powerful battery at 4,000 mAh. Galaxy A9 comes with 6-inch 1080p AMOLED screen and curved 2.5D edges. While most of smartphones come with 5-inch or 5.5-inch display, Samsung has taken the risk with a bigger screen at 6-inch.

While some people might find 6-inch screen little difficult to hold and use, developers at Samsung feel that bigger screen offers much better view and usability to the smartphone.

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Yahoo to notify users whose accounts are targeted by state-sponsored hackers

Yahoo to notify users whose accounts are targeted by state-sponsored hackers

After Google, Facebook and Twitter, it is Yahoo, which will start informing its users whose accounts as per it are being targeted by state-sponsored hackers. Yahoo’s chief information security officer, Bob Lord, said that the users will be asked to authorize suspicious login attempts, apply new passwords and take other precautionary measures if Yahoo thinks that their accounts have been attacked.

YouTube Complaints T-Mobile for Throttling its Video Traffic

YouTube Complaints T-Mobile for Throttling its Video Traffic

You must have found low quality video streaming of up to 480p resolution on YouTube with slowed down speed due to heavy traffic. On Tuesday, YouTube announced that T-Mobile US Inc. is interfering with its video traffic by delivering video in lower quality in exchange for users waiving some fees. The company reported that T-Mobile’s new ‘Binge-On’ program is raising a new issue as federal regulators examine the wireless carrier’s streaming-video strategy.

Asus mobile browser to offer Adblock Plus as default

Asus mobile browser to offer Adblock Plus as default

Starting 2016, Asus will offer smartphones with browser having Adblock Plus enabled as a default option. Asus browser accounts for just 15 million users and it won’t have any major impact on publisher revenue. Asus phones will be having the adblocking option turned on by default. For Google Chrome, Firefox and Apple’s browsers, users have to turn on the option or download an app for adblocking.

Indian regulator asks telecom companies to block Facebook Free Basics till further orders

Indian regulator asks telecom companies to block Facebook Free Basics till further orders

Indian telecom regulator has asked local telecom operator Reliance Communications to block Facebook’s ‘free basics’ service across the country. According to local media outlets, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has asked the local telecom company Reliance Communications to block Facebook ‘Free Basics’ service. Reliance Communications is the sole carrier of Facebook Free Basics in the country.

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Google into talks with automakers on how to bring self-driving vehicles into world safely

Google into talks with automakers on how to bring self-driving vehicles into world safely

Top-notch US automakers are approaching Google as they consider to use the search engine giant’s self-driving car technology to come up with autonomous cars rather than their own rival systems, which experts call a mutual beneficial relationship.

Ford, Fiat Chrysler and General Motors are in talks with the company. Ford Motor and Google are in talks to come up with a joint venture that will build cars using Google’s technology. In fact, General Motors has also shown interest in exploring its manufacturing skills coupled with Google’s system.

Google’s new messaging app to have artificial intelligence

Google’s new messaging app to have artificial intelligence

Google is going to give a twist to normal messaging apps by coming up with a new one that employs artificial intelligence. The technology will bring Google’s data smarts to a chat bot service in the software.

The new chat service will be an interesting feature allowing users to talk with friends or ask question of the chat bot. In return, the chat bot will look for answers from the search engine giant’s vast map of the internet.

Oracle Settles ‘Deceptive Java Updates’ issue with FTC

Oracle Settles ‘Deceptive Java Updates’ issue with FTC

Oracle has settled the charges about deceptive Java Standard Edition updates with the Federal Trade Commission. Oracle will offer the option of uninstalling the older version of Java Standard Edition software from their systems. As per estimates, the insecure Java SE edition is currently installed on more than 850 million personal computers.

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Google and Ford may announce joint venture to build self-driving cars

Google and Ford may announce joint venture to build self-driving cars

Google and Ford are planning to come up with a joint venture that will manufacture self-driving vehicles. Both the companies will publicize the news in Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to be held in January 2016.

The partnership will be a massive collaboration between two of the biggest names in the tech and automotive industries. The vehicles will depend on Google's autonomous driving technology. The deal is said to be not exclusive meaning that Google would be free to work with other automakers interested in self-driving car technology.

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