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Twitch blames ‘server configuration change’ for sensitive data leak

American video live streaming service Twitch says an “error” caused the unprecedented leak that posted vast amounts of sensitive data online this week. The data appeared to include Twitch’s internal code and documents, as well as the payments made to thousands of top streamers. Twitch now says the breach was caused by a “server configuration change” […]

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Facebook sites and apps ‘harm children, stokes division and weakens democracy’: Ex-employee

A former Facebook employee told US lawmakers that the company’s sites and apps “harm children, stoke division and weaken democracy”. Frances Haugen, a 37-year-old former product manager turned whistleblower criticised the company at a hearing on Capitol Hill. Facebook has faced growing scrutiny and increasing calls for its regulation. Founder Mark Zuckerberg hit back, saying […]

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Microsoft: Windows 11 launches with redesigned start menu, free upgrade for Windows 10 users

Windows 11, Microsoft’s latest computer operating system was launched worldwide on Tuesday as a free upgrade for Windows 10 users. Windows chief product officer Panos Panay said the latest version was built to be “clean and fresh and simpler” for the user. He added that the new operating system would not be an “extreme departure” from […]

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Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram suffer six hour global outage over ‘faulty configuration’

Social media services Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram suffered an outage that lasted for at least six hours on Monday, Facebook said. The company says the cause was a faulty configuration change. All three services are owned by Facebook and could not be accessed over the web or on smartphone apps. Downdetector, which tracks outages, said […]

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Australian graphic design platform Canva reaches valuation of $40 billion

Australian graphic design business Canva has reached a valuation of more than $40 billion. The online design platform said it had grown during the pandemic as more customers worked from home. It has revealed a fresh $200 million round of private equity investment more than doubling the company’s value in five months. That makes it […]

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Apple announces iPhone 13 series, Watch Series 7 and two new iPads

Apple announced the new iPhone 13 series, new version of its wearable Apple Watch and also updated their iPads. iPhone The iPhone 13 comes with a faster A15 chip, a brighter display, and a battery life of up to 2.5 hours longer, and comes in new colours including pink, blue, “midnight starlight” and red. The […]

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Ireland fines Facebook’s messaging service Whatsapp $267 million for breaching EU privacy rules

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission on Thursday fined Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp a record $267 million. The privacy watchdog increased an existing fine for breaking data protection law after European regulators complained it had been too lenient. Ireland is the home of the regional headquarters of major tech players — including Apple, Facebook, Google and Twitter. […]

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Apple’s transition from a hardware based company to a service based company

American multinational technology company, Apple Inc, is one of the world’s largest tech giants and proudly stands at a market capitalization that is valued at $2.25 trillion is a company that is predominantly into offering technological products and devices has been making its foray into the services segment. Apple over the past few years has […]

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Google employees who opt to work from home permanently may get pay cut

Google employees in the US who opt to work from home permanently may get a pay cut. The technology giant has developed a pay calculator that lets employees see the effects of working remotely or moving offices. Some remote employees, especially those with a long commute, could have their pay cut without changing address. Employees […]

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Apple faces criticism over new system that finds child abuse material on users’ devices

Apple is facing criticism over a new system that finds child sexual abuse material (CSAM) on US users’ devices. The technology will search for matches of known CSAM before the image is stored onto iCloud Photos. But there are concerns that the technology could be expanded and used by authoritarian governments to spy on its […]

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China’s tech crackdown on local giants wipes off billions

China’s tech giants have been subjected to severe scrutiny by its government over the past few months. The government’s rectification program is aimed to take down unfair competition issues, interoperability and to fine and penalise companies for violations inorder to build a healthy, safe and orderly industry which supports high standards of quality and development. […]

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Bug causes widespread internet outage, putting several popular websites offline

A widespread internet outage affected many popular websites.Visitors attempting to reach some sites received DNS errors, meaning their requests could not reach the websites.Affected services included Airbnb, UPS, HSBC bank, British Airways and the PlayStation network used for online games.One popular DNS provider, Akamai, reported “an emerging issue” with its Edge DNS service.It tweeted that […]