Until recently, weaknesses in Android camera apps from Google and Samsung made it possible for rogue apps to record video and audio and take images and then upload them to an attacker-controlled server—without any permissions to do so. Camera apps from other manufacturers may still be susceptible. The weakness, which was discovered by researchers from security firm Checkmarx, represented a potential privacy risk to high-value targets, such as those preyed upon by nation-sponsored spies. Google carefully designed its Android operating system to bar apps from accessing cameras and microphones without explicit permission from end users. An investigation published Tuesday showed it was trivial to bypass those restrictions. The investigation found that an app needed no permissions at all to cause the camera to shoot pictures and record video and audio. To upload the images and video—or any other image and video stored on the phone—to an attacker-controlled server, an app … [Read more...] about Google & Samsung fix Android spying flaw. Other makers may still be vulnerable
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By Providence Emmanuel The market for chat commerce is significantly huge in Nigeria due to the population of people using a cell phone to interact on a daily basis, said Chief Commercial Officer, Clickatell, Mr Hannes Van Rensburg. In a statement made available to Vanguard, Van Rensburg said that the reason e-commerce companies are struggling in Nigeria is because the population of Nigerians that browse the internet on their laptop and personal computers is very small. “But the number of people that have a cell phone and interact with users is almost everybody and so the market for chat commerce in Nigeria is significantly bigger than the market for e-commerce,” he noted. Also read: Van Dijk says teammates deserve accolades for his UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award He said that Clickatell understands emerging markets which is why it is coming to revolutionise the narrative on chat commerce, adding that the company is already doing business with banks, … [Read more...] about High cell phone users will boost chat commerce in Nigeria
The League, a dating app that requires LinkedIn verification to join, is launching its version of speed dating next month: two-minute video dates that take place within the app. It’s called League Live, and the company will allow people to opt in to the video dates, which take place at 9PM local time on Sundays starting on December 1st. At that time, the app will automatically pair people up based on their preferences and location. Everyone will get three “dates” during which they’ll be shown an ice-breaker question to start the conversation. A person can “heart” the other person at any time during the call, and if they mutually like each other, they’ll match officially, meaning they’ll have an open chat line available to find another time to meet. The idea is that people have just enough of a chat to establish whether they want to dedicate the time to a full, in-person date. CEO Amanda Bradford says that, in initial beta testing, users … [Read more...] about Dating app The League will pair up users for two-minute live video dates
Visitors to Mail Online who use Microsoft Edge can now see a statement asserting that “this website generally fails to maintain basic standards of accuracy and accountability” and “has been forced to pay damages in numerous high-profile cases”. The message, which is produced by a third-party startup called NewsGuard, tells readers to proceed carefully given that “the site regularly publishes content that has damaged reputations, caused widespread alarm, or constituted harassment or invasion of privacy”. It gives Mail Online, one of the world’s biggest news websites, one out of five on credibility – the same level as the Kremlin-backed RT news service. NewsGuard is run by news industry veterans and says it is trying to establish industry-standard benchmarks for which news websites should be trusted. It employs analysts to manually check whether sites meet a series of journalistic standards, making all its judgments public and inviting … [Read more...] about Don’t trust Daily Mail website, Microsoft browser warns users
E-commerce major Amazon has announced that Alexa customers in India can now choose from over 30,000 skills offered by top brands and developers. The Alexa Skills Store in India features skills across categories like Astrology, Bollywood, Cricket, Devotion, Entertainment, Education, Food & Recipes, Homes Services, Kids, among others. Amazon also announced Alexa VOXCON in New Delhi during September 18-19, 2019. Amazon says that Alexa is always getting smarter and developers continue to make this experience relevant for customers by building India-specific skills. These include, Sadhguru, Art of Living, Sanjeev Kapoor recipes, Ganesha Speaks and Bollywood Quizzes, devotion skills like Hanuman Chalisa, Gayatri Mantra, Sai Darshan and music skills like All India Radio. Alexa has got skills to interest kids too like Wild Planet, ChuChu TV, Hello Rhymes and Bedtime Stories. As per the company, edutainment skills like WikiHow, Word of the Day, Riddle Time, India’s Interesting Facts … [Read more...] about Users can now choose from 30,000 Amazon Alexa skills in India
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more. from the user experience files Oreo's "What's Next" home screen is only missing one thing: developer support. Jerry Hildenbrand 8 Feb 2018 19 NVIDIA's Shield TV is one of those rare things that are still "best in class" years after they were released. It has plenty of competition, but if you want the best multi-purpose set-top TV box you can get, it's hard not to recommend the Shield TV. It has you covered whether you want to listen to music, watch a movie or show, or grab a controller and game the night away. I chalk that up to two things — the hardware inside it and the software support from NVIDIA. Considering that, as strange as it sounds NVIDIA is doing the right thing by holding back its Oreo update. Smart TVs need to be able to show you what's on that you'll like; that's where the smart part comes in. I have a feeling that anyone familiar with the Shield TV who knows how and why this all … [Read more...] about Did NVIDIA do the right thing by holding back Oreo for the Shield TV?