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Facebook will reward those who report bugs in third-party apps

Facebook is expanding its bug bounty program and will begin offering rewards to those that report vulnerabilities in third-party apps that connect to its platform. Specifically, the company is concerned with the misuse of access tokens, which allow F… Source: Engadget | Facebook will reward those who report bugs in third-party apps

Kelihos botnet operator pleads guilty to hacking and fraud charges

The Kelihos botnet story appears to be winding to a close. Russian Peter Levashov has pleaded guilty to charges relating his operation of the botnet, including intentional damage to a computer, wire fraud, conspiracy and identity theft. He reported… Source: Engadget | Kelihos botnet operator pleads guilty to hacking and fraud charges

YouTube Kids lets parents choose what their children watch

YouTube has added two new features to its Kids app, both of which give parents more control over what their children are watching. First, parents now have the option to limit what their kids watch to just what they approve. After parents select "appr… Source: Engadget | YouTube Kids lets parents choose what their children …

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Facebook is fact-checking photos and videos to fight fake news

It's no secret that Facebook has been struggling to stop fake news from spreading on its site, though it has indeed made progress since the 2016 US presidential election. Now, as part of its ongoing efforts to fight misinformation, Facebook has annou… Source: Engadget | Facebook is fact-checking photos and videos to fight fake news

Samsung's New York AI center will focus on robotics

Samsung now has an artificial intelligence center in New York City — its third in North America and sixth in total — with an eye on robotics; a first for the company. It opened in Chelsea, Manhattan on Friday, walking distance from NYU (home to its… Source: Engadget | Samsung's New York AI center will …

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The Morning After: Maybe this is the new cheap iPhone

Welcome back! The major news this week is set to be Apple's big iPhone showcase on Wednesday. We're expecting new phones, a new Apple Watch and possibly more from the company's fancy new HQ — and we'll be there to report on everything. Source: Engadget | The Morning After: Maybe this is the new cheap …

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Google Home updates may help you wind down at night

While Google has yet to launch its digital wellbeing features on Android phones, it's already thinking of how to bring them to the smart speaker in your living room. The 9to5Google team has discovered material in the the latest Google app for Androi… Source: Engadget | Google Home updates may help you wind down at …

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Instagram's emoji shortcuts help you comment in record time

If you can't post comments without tossing in at least one emoji to make your feelings clear, you'll be glad to know that Instagram has your back. After months of testing, Instagram has introduced an emoji shortcut bar on Android and iOS that offers… Source: Engadget | Instagram's emoji shortcuts help you comment in record …

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US charges North Korean man linked to Sony hack and WannaCry

The US Treasury Department announced today that it has sanctioned one individual and one group connected to malicious cyber activities perpetuated by North Korea's government. Park Jin Hyok, a computer programmer, was sanctioned today along with Kore… Source: Engadget | US charges North Korean man linked to Sony hack and WannaCry

DOJ will reportedly charge North Korean operative for Sony hack

The Justice Department will reportedly announce charges today against at least one North Korean operative connected to the 2014 cyberattack on Sony Pictures, the Washington Post reports. Officials told the publication that computer hacking charges wo… Source: Engadget | DOJ will reportedly charge North Korean operative for Sony hack

Facebook temporarily deleted cross-posted tweets

If your Facebook suddenly looked sad and empty, devoid of all those tweets you cross-posted over the years, don't worry: they'll be back soon enough. Some users have recently discovered that their cross-posted tweets disappeared from Facebook, includ… Source: Engadget | Facebook temporarily deleted cross-posted tweets

Microsoft OneDrive will use AI to make searchable video transcripts

You've probably had that moment where you wanted to track down an important piece of information from a video, but weren't sure when it was said. If so, Microsoft wants to come to your aid — it's introducing media searching in OneDrive (and SharePo… Source: Engadget | Microsoft OneDrive will use AI to make searchable …

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Gmail's merciful 'undo send' feature comes to Android

Gmail's desktop 'undo send' feature is a godsend for the mashy-handed, letting you recall an email for a short time after you've sent it out into the internet ether. Now — finally — it's available on Android with the latest Gmail update (version 8…. Source: Engadget | Gmail's merciful 'undo send' feature comes to Android