Iranian Telecoms Ordered to Shut Down Access to Messaging App Telegram

April 30, 2018 Editor 0

A Tehran-based court today ordered Iranian telecommunications providers to block popular messaging app Telegram, reports The Wall Street Journal. Iran has been concerned about Telegram’s role in recent protests and unrest in the country, which has led to the ban. The order said Telegram gave Islamic State “safe ground” in an attack in Tehran last year and also blamed its role in protests in December and January, the biggest in Iran in almost a decade. It ordered telecommunications providers to […]

’13 Reasons Why’ announces Season 2 premiere date with a new trailer

April 30, 2018 Editor 0

13 Reasons Why is back and, by the looks of the latest trailer, you better be prepared for even more teenage hardships. The trailer juxtaposes all of the characters lives both before and after the suicide that connects them all. It’s an interesting stylistic choice, and perhaps indicative of the shifts we’ve heard about in terms of the popular but controversial Netflix show’s approach to mature topics in the new season. You’ll be able to start binge-watching Season 2 on […]

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Disney wants to make shows exclusively for Twitter

April 30, 2018 Editor 0

(Reuters) — Walt Disney will create live sports, news and entertainment programming specifically for Twitter’s social network, a move to attract online viewers and advertising revenue through digital video. Comcastnetworks including NBC and MSNBC, Viacom’s Comedy Central, MTV and BET, and others also are developing content for the…Read More

Phone maker settles charges it let partner collect customers’ text messages

April 30, 2018 Editor 0

Enlarge (credit: BLU) Phone maker BLU is settling charges that it allowed a China-based partner to collect a mountain of customers’ personal data—including full content of text messages, real-time locations, telephone numbers, contacts, and installed apps—despite promises it would keep such details private. Under a settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission announced Monday, BLU agreed to implement a “comprehensive data-security program” to prevent similar privacy leaks in the future. Both the company as a whole and co-owner and president […]

Watch Tesla’s Autopilot avoid a swerving semi-truck

April 30, 2018 Editor 0

Tesla’s semi-autonomous driving mode, Autopilot, did what it’s supposed to do — move the car out of harm’s way. In a video from last week, a driver in a Tesla Model X was traveling on I-95 in North Carolina when a swerving semi-truck suddenly came into the Tesla’s lane. The electric car automatically moves over onto the empty shoulder to avoid the oncoming traffic, and the driver then proceeds to move into the fast lane behind the truck. YouTuber Jeremy […]

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Sonos may be preparing to launch a home theater speaker called the S14

April 30, 2018 Editor 0

New regulatory filings with the FCC reveal that smart speaker company Sonos is preparing to launch a new product with the model number S14. Though much of the filing has been redacted, we do have some info on the new device. The post Sonos may be preparing to launch a home theater speaker called the S14 appeared first on Digital Trends.

T-Mobile and Sprint: all the news about the merger

April 30, 2018 Editor 0

After years of on-again, off-again discussions, T-Mobile and Sprint finally came to an agreement in April 2018 to merge into a single company. The ultimate product will be a much larger T-Mobile that rivals the size of its biggest two wireless competitors, Verizon and AT&T, and is led by existing T-Mobile CEO John Legere, while Sprint’s leadership takes seats on the board. What will this mean for consumers and the wireless industry at large? Does the agreement stand a chance […]

WhatsApp cofounder leaves following Cambridge Analytica scandal

April 30, 2018 Editor 0

The man who Mark Zuckerberg says taught him about the power of encryption is leaving the Facebook family. The departure of WhatsApp CEO and cofunder Jan Koum comes after Facebook’s biggest privacy scandal to date. And six months after WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton left the company and joined the #DeleteFacebook movement. Facebook bought the chat app, which highlights and promotes encryption and user privacy, in 2014 for $19 billion.  In a Monday Facebook post, Koum wrote it was time for […]

Volkswagen, Audi Cars Vulnerable To Remote Hacking

April 30, 2018 Editor 0

An anonymous reader writes: “A Dutch cyber-security firm has discovered that in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems deployed with some car models from the Volkswagen Group are vulnerable to remote hacking,” reports Bleeping Computer. The vulnerabilities have been successfully tested and verified on Volkswagen Golf GTE and Audi A3 Sportback e-tron models. Researchers say they were able to hack the cars via both WiFi (remote vector) and USB (local vector) connections. Researchers hinted they could have also went after the cars’ braking […]