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Secure and Manage Apple Devices at Work
Jamf Now is a device management solution for your Macs, iPads and iPhones. It’s cloud-based, so you can manage and protect your devices anytime from anywhere.
Date: 09-28-2017

Facebook Ramps up its Drive to Combat the Spread of Fake News and Hoaxes
Facebook has ramped up its drive to combat the spread of fake news and hoaxes. It announced on Monday, that it will no longer allow Pages known to have repeatedly shared fake news in the past to advertise on its platform.
Date: 08-31-2017

iPhone 8 Leaks: Apple Plans To Replace Touch With Face ID?
While everyone waits with bated breath on the unveiling of Apple’s newest flagship smartphone, the anticipation continues to mount as more rumors and speculations surface about the device. The latest leaks, if accurate, will give Apple fans something to truly be excited about as the new iPhone would sport a pioneering and game-changing feature– the introduction of Face ID..
Date: 08-23-2017

Microsoft to Delay Windows 10 Timeline Feature
Microsoft launched an exciting demo at Build 2017 in May. It showcased, among other things, a convenient and useful Timeline feature in its Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
Date: 07-15-2017

Apple is Testing out Frontal 3D Facial Scanning
There are several ways to unlock and secure your mobile phone. When it comes to the iPhone, the fingerprint scanner is one of the most popular options available. However, this method has its limitations, which is why Apple has been considering facial recognition for more than a year now.
Date: 07-05-2017

Facebook is Deploying one of their Best Soldiers to Stop Terrorists—Artificial Intelligence
In the wake of recent terror attacks, Facebook has issued a statement through their newsroom on countering radicalization. The social media platform is immensely popular, with worldwide users reaching 1.94 billion each month. It also can’t be denied that even terrorist groups have easy access to their website. As a result, Facebook has been faced with criticisms over their lack of efforts to eradicate terrorist propaganda from their pages.
Date: 06-16-2017

Google Reveals Launch of Native Chrome Ad Blocker
Search engine giant Google is flexing its muscles once again as it releases an ad blocker that could have far bigger ramifications than just getting rid of pop-up ads.
Date: 06-07-2017

Facebook Starts Crackdown on Spammy Ads After Fake News
Facebook has rolled out a new update that seeks to cut down on spammy ads on users’ news feeds..
Date: 05-15-2017

No Home Button for iPhone 8 According to Rumored Specs
Apple has not revealed the release date for the iPhone 8, yet speculations about the highly-anticipated device continue to circulate over the internet. The latest on its rumored features seem to confirm the scrapping of the Home button.
Date: 05-09-2017

Google to Show Richer Information From Fact Checking Sites
Starting today Google will show richer information from fact checking sites. In an effort to combat fake news, highlighted results from sites like Snopes and Politifact will appear in search results. the results will show the fact checker’s determination on the truthfulness of the claim. A search for a widely distributed fake news hoax reporting HIV infected blood in bananas shows these results:
Date: 04-10-2017

Google Announces a Plan to Punish Symantec
Google has announced a plan to punish Symantec by gradually distrusting its SSL certificates. The move comes after Google says it caught Symantec issuing more than 30,000 “improper” Extended Validation (EV) certificates. Symantec issues more than 30% of the web’s certificates.
Date: 03-24-2017

Facebook Reveals a new Feature for it’s Safety Check
Facebook announced today a new feature for it’s Safety Check called Community Help, which makes it easier for people to find and offer help to others needing food, housing or transportation during or after a regional crisis such as an earthquake, flood or other disaster.
Date: 02-08-2017

Google Security Team Releases “Project Wycheproof”
“We’re excited to announce the release of Project Wycheproof, a set of security tests that check cryptographic software libraries for known weaknesses,” stated Daniel Bleichenbacher, Security Engineer and Thai Duong, Security Engineer, aka Cyber Overlord at Google, on the Google Security Blog.

Date: 01-03-2017

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