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  1. Internet advertising firms are losing hundreds of millions of dollars following the introduction of a new privacy feature from Apple that prevents users from being tracked around the web. Advertising technology firm Criteo, one of the largest in the industry, says that the Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) feature for Safari, which holds 15% of the global browser market, is likely to cut its 2018... Read more about Ad firms hurting due to Apple’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  2. At last, Wi-Fi security — or lack of — is about to get its day in the sun. The Wi-Fi Alliance, an industry body made up of device makers including Apple, Microsoft, and Qualcomm, announced Monday its next-generation wireless network security standard, Wi-Fi Protected Access 3. The standard will replace WPA2, a near-two decades-old security protocol that’s built in to protect almost every wireless... Read more about Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 is coming later in 2018 on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  3. For years, Comcast has been promising that it won’t violate the principles of net neutrality, regardless of whether the government imposes any net neutrality rules. That meant that Comcast wouldn’t block or throttle lawful Internet traffic and that it wouldn’t create fast lanes in order to collect tolls from Web companies that want priority access over the Comcast network. This was one of the... Read more about Paid prioritization may be coming to Comcast’s Internet service on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  4. Many people realize that smartphones track their locations. But what if you actively turn off location services, haven’t used any apps, and haven’t even inserted a carrier SIM card? Even if you take all of those precautions, phones running Android software gather data about your location and send it back to Google when they’re connected to the internet, a Quartz investigation has revealed. Since... Read more about Google Android tracks you even with location services off on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  5. With the launch of Firefox Quantum, Mozilla released what’s probably the most important update to its browser in recent years. It’s faster, lighter and you should give it a try. And as you do so, you’ll notice another change: Google is now the default search engine again — at least if you live in the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong and Taiwan. In 2014, Mozilla... Read more about Firefox makes Google default search again on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  6. It’s no secret that YouTube’s algorithm for automatically flagging videos can be troublesome — recent issues have seen content creators getting their videos demonetized for seemingly no reason — but Google’s latest faux pas might hit the company a little closer to home. Google posted an ad for its new Chromebook Pixel that is getting flagged as spam, according to The Next Web. For... Read more about YouTube flags ChromeBook ad as spam on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  7. Firefox (referred to as Fx) is a free and open source browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation. Mozilla’s team continues to focus on fixing bugs and adding useful features. Improving the user experience is especially important to the team. Users will enjoy that Firefox focuses on speed, privacy, and security. In fact, you’ll get all of these things straight out of the box. Firefox... Read more about Firefox 57 on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  8. USB drivers included in the Linux kernel are rife with security flaws that in some cases can be exploited to run untrusted code and take over users’ computers. The vast majority of these vulnerabilities came to light on Monday, when Google security expert Andrey Konovalov informed the Linux community of 14 vulnerabilities he found in the Linux kernel USB subsystem. “All of them can... Read more about Linux USB driver security issue on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  9. Twitter’s expansion to 280 characters is rolling out publicly today to all users in supported languages, including English. The company had first announced the controversial plan to move beyond its traditional 140 characters back in September, noting at the time how a longer character count allowed users to express more of their thoughts without running out of room to tweet. The expansion was initially available... Read more about Twitter officially expanded tweet limit to 280 characters on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  10. Logitech has announced that it’s shutting down all services for the Harmony Link hub, a plastic puck the company released in 2011 that gave smartphones and tablets the ability to act as universal remotes for thousands of devices. Owners of the product have received an email from the company warning that the Link will completely stop working in March. “On March 16th, 2018, Logitech... Read more about Logitech to brick Harmony Link hub March 2018 on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  11. Facebook is reportedly testing out a pilot program to counter revenge porn that involves users sending the company nude photos of themselves that may be in others’ possession. The program, which is currently only being deployed in Australia, creates a digital thumbprint of the images, known as “hashing,” that users don’t want spread without their consent on Facebook. Once a photo is “hashed,” Facebook acts to... Read more about Facebook revenge porn protection asks users for nude photos on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  12. Twitter is making it easier for small businesses and power users to give their tweets a boost. The social network has officially launched its first ad subscription tool called “Promote Mode” as a public beta. Twitter started testing the always-on mode as an invite-only feature in July, giving users access to a feature that can automatically blast their tweets and profiles into strangers’ (aka non-followers’) timelines. Now... Read more about Twitter debuts $99 subscription tool for promoting tweets on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  13. Mozilla plans to display permission prompts if websites or services attempt to use HTML5 Canvas Image Data in the Firefox web browser. Canvas fingerprinting is a byproduct of the HTML5 Canvas technology that all browser makers added to their browsers. As is the case with many technologies, it can be used for good or bad, and in the case of canvas fingerprinting it is... Read more about Firefox 58 warns if websites use canvas image data on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  14. Microsoft is finally admitting Kinect is truly dead. After years of debate over whether Kinect is truly dead or not, the software giant has now stopped manufacturing the accessory. Fast Co Design reports that the depth camera and microphone accessory has sold around 35 million units since its debut in November, 2010. Microsoft’s Kinect for Xbox 360 even became the fastest-selling consumer device back... Read more about After years of manufacturing Microsoft stops Kinect production on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  15. Firefox Quantum is now available in Developer Edition, and this Firefox is fast. As a reader of the Hacks blog, you may be familiar with Project Quantum, our attempt to refactor, redesign, replace, and modernize the very core of Firefox. We’ve shipped many incremental improvements to Firefox in the past, but this release marks the first milestone where we believe Firefox fundamentally feels like... Read more about Firefox Quantum doubles the speed and introduces Photon UI on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  16. Twitter’s 140-character limit died today after a long battle with Facebook. It is survived by brands, publishers and personalities, who will miss its insistence on wit and getting to the point. That’s right: Twitter is expanding its character limit on text posts to 280 characters from 140, starting with a subset of users. The company is describing the move as a test, but the... Read more about Twitter doubles the character limit to 280 on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  17. In a supply chain attack that may be unprecedented in the number of downloads, servers hosting CCleaner, a popular tool for cleaning up the PC, has been delivering a version of the said software with malware. What happened? Threat actors have managed to change the files that were being delivered by Avast servers hosting CCleaner updates. In case you are wondering why they were... Read more about Infected CCleaner downloads from official servers on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  18. Western Digital has begun to ship its WD Gold HDD with 12 TB capacity to partners and large retailers. The 3.5” drive relies on the same platform as the HGST Ultrastar He12 launched this year, and will initially be available to select customers of the company. The WD Gold 12 TB is designed for enterprise workloads and has all the performance and reliability enhancements... Read more about Western Digital ships 12TB enterprise hard drives on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  19. Ed Foudil, a web developer and security researcher, has submitted a draft to the IETF — Internet Engineering Task Force — seeking the standardization of security.txt, a file that webmasters can host on their domain root and describe the site’s security policies. The file is akin to robots.txt, a standard used by websites to communicate and define policies for web and search engine crawlers.... Read more about Proposed Security.txt will work like Robots.txt on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  20. Google today announced Chrome is going to war with autoplay. Starting next year, Chrome will only autoplay a given piece of content when the media won’t play sound or the user has indicated an interest in the media. Not all users have the same preferences for autoplay media, so Google has looked at letting users mute and unmute entire websites — we first heard... Read more about Chrome to stop autoplay content with sound in January 2018 on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  21. Researchers say that a bug in the Windows kernel could allow hackers to perform malicious actions by tricking security products blindly relying on a Windows API. The bug affects a low-level interface, known as PsSetLoadImageNotifyRoutine, that notifies when a module has been loaded into the Windows kernel. The bug can allow an attacker to forge the name of a loaded module, a method that... Read more about Ten year old Windows kernel bug lets hackers bypass protection on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  22. The next update of Windows 10, the Fall Creators Update, will be available worldwide October 17. With the Fall Creators Update we are introducing some fun, new ways to get creative. As part of the update we will deliver an evolution to the photos experience that will let you tell your story like never before using photos, videos, and 3D effects; enhancements in gaming,... Read more about Windows 10 Fall Creators Update available October 17 on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  23. A federal appeals court in California ruled on Tuesday that an ad company responsible for so-called “zombie” or “supercookies”—bits of code that tracked the location and browsing habits of Verizon customers—could not dodge a class action lawsuit by invoking arbitration rules in the phone company’s contracts. The supercookies in question gained notoriety after the website ProPublica discovered the ad company, Turn, and Verizon were... Read more about Court rules customers can sue over Verizon supercookies on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  24. Shortly before Amazon Prime Day in July, the owner of the Brushes4Less store on Amazon’s marketplace received a suspension notice for his best-selling product, a toothbrush head replacement. The email that landed in his inbox said the product was being delisted from the site because of an intellectual property violation. In order to resolve the matter and get the product reinstated, the owner would... Read more about Amazon tricked by fake law firm to remove product on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  25. Comcast has sued the state of Vermont to try to avoid a requirement to build 550 miles of new cable lines. Comcast’s lawsuit against the Vermont Public Utility Commission (VPUC) was filed Monday in US District Court in Vermont and challenges several provisions in the cable company’s new 11-year permit to offer services in the state. One of the conditions in the permit says that “Comcast shall... Read more about Comcast sues Vermont to avoid building new cable lines on Lunarsoft. View the full article
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