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WhatsApp is bringing "view once" mode for its iOS beta users

WhatsApp users with the iOS beta app will now be able to send photos and videos that disappear once they have been viewed with the latest "view once" mode along with a redesigned in-app notification.

Microsoft releases mandatory Windows updates to fix PrintNightmare exploit

Microsoft has begun rolling out a mandatory update for the most recent Windows 10 versions - 2004, 20H2, and 21H1 - to patch the recently acknowledged PrintNightmare critical vulnerability.

Windows 10 Patch Tuesday updates are now live, here's what's new

As is the case every second Tuesday of the month, Microsoft has released cumulative updates for all supported versions. For the first time, all supported consumer versions will receive the same update

Apple announces new privacy features for Mail and Safari

At WWDC 2021, Apple announced new privacy features for their Mail app and the Safari web browser. Together, they will help users stay connected while also remaining as safe as possible.

Google makes it harder for Android apps to track users

Google is attempting to rival Apple in the privacy department. After introducing various privacy-related changes in Android 12, it is now making it more difficult for app developers to track users.

LinkedIn denies reports of a data breach involving over 500 million users

Last night, LinkedIn published a blog post denying that there was a data breach. The company said that hackers scraped data from a number of websites as well as from publicly viewable member data.

TikTok will force you to see personalized ads from April 15

TikTok is planning on stopping you from avoiding personalized ads on its mobile app starting next month as it seeks to align its advertising policy with those of Facebook, Instagram, and more firms.

Microsoft announces general availability of Application Guard for Office

Application Guard for Office is now generally available after Microsoft introduced the security feature early in 2020 along with Safe Documents. It isolates untrusted files in a virtualized sandbox.

Chrome OS 88 introduces password-less sign-in for some websites

With Chrome OS 88, you can now sign in to a website that supports WebAuthn by just using the PIN or fingerprint ID you're using to sign in to your Chromebook, no need for your password.

Google to add new password protection features in Chrome 88

Google will add new capabilities to Chrome that will let you fix weak passwords and update your saved passwords in one place. These new updates are coming in the next few weeks as part of Chrome 88.

iPhones of multiple Al Jazeera journalists hit by a zero-click hack

According to a report, dozens of journalists - mostly from Al Jazeera - had their iPhones hacked via an Israeli firm's spyware. Four attackers have been linked to the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

A host of anti-virus engines are flagging recent Dell printer drivers as unsafe

Printer driver files from Dell are being flagged as unsafe by anti-virus engines like Avast, McAfee, Fortinet, and more. Logs on Virus Total suggest that they are flagged as malware and trojans.

Privacy Focused Brave Browser Gained 8.7 million New Users in 12 months

The privacy-oriented web browser, Brave, has reported that it increased its monthly active users by 8.7 million compared to this time last year bringing the total count above 20 million. Brave also said that 7 million people are active on Brave every single day, up from 3 million last year. Both monthly active users and daily active users increased by 2.3 times over the last 12 months.

WhatsApp is now exchanging close to 100 billion messages each day

Mark Zuckerberg announced that WhatsApp is now delivering around 100 billion messages a day. Userbase has grown considerably to two billion users now, compared to 500 million back in 2014.

Microsoft Edge will soon allow users to disable the 'reveal password' option

Last year, Microsoft added support revealing passwords to help users verify them. The company is now working on an option that will allow Microsoft Edge users to disable the password reveal option.

Chrome 86 beefs up password security on Android and iOS

Chrome 86 brings security updates to mobile users including Password Checkup, Enhanced Safe Browsing on Android, and more. Some of these features debuted earlier on the desktop version of Chrome.

IDC: Smart home devices remain resilient through COVID-19

IDC has said that smart home devices will remain strong this year despite the coronavirus' effects on the economies of the world. In 2024, IDC expects 1.4 billion smart home device shipments.

England and Wales COVID-19 contact tracing app launches

England and Wales have finally released their COVID-19 contact tracing app for Android and iOS. Scotland and Northern Ireland independently released their own contact tracing apps.

Custom Windows 10 themes can be used to steal users' credentials

A new finding by a security researcher suggests that specially crafted Windows 10 themes files can be used to redirect users to an authentication-required site to steal their Microsoft credentials.

Facebook announces measures to protect the U.S. elections

Facebook has outlined the measures it will take during the U.S. presidential election to ensure that misinformation cannot spread rapidly. With these measures, it hopes to make the election fairer.

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