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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Facebook added an additional defense today against the spread of fake news and viral hoaxes. If a Facebook page is found to be repeatedly sharing false stories, the company will ban the page from advertising on Facebook. The company uses third-party fact-checking organizations to flag stories that are false. Under Facebook’s rules, advertisers are already not allowed to run ads that link to false... Read more about Facebook blocks ads from pages serving fake news on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  17. Google is going to make it a bit easier to check the battery level on Bluetooth devices connected to your phone. As spotted by XDA Developers, the Android Open Source Project has added support for “[retrieving] battery level information of [a] remote device.” When this makes its way to a full Android release, it should allow an Android phone to display the battery level... Read more about Android may show remaining battery on wireless headphones on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  18. Quick Response (QR) codes were all the craze in the marketing scene some odd years ago. It was hard not to come across a visual ad or marketing collateral that didn’t had those pixelated squares. They were all over the streets, storefronts, and magazines. Marketers were so crazy about the potential of QR codes that they simply plastered them on everything. Despite having been... Read more about Snapchat and Apple could help revive QR codes on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  19. Facebook, Twitter, Google’s YouTube and Microsoft on Tuesday agreed to an EU code of conduct to tackle online hate speech within 24 hours in Europe. EU governments have been trying in recent months to get social platforms to crack down on rising online racism following the refugee crisis and terror attacks, with some even threatening action against the companies. As part of the pledge... Read more about Microsoft, Twitter, and others back EU hate speech rules on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  20. A massive trove of Microsoft’s internal Windows operating system builds and chunks of its core source code have leaked online. The data – some 32TB of official and non-public installation images and software blueprints that compress down to 8TB – were uploaded to betaarchive.com, the latest load of files provided just earlier this week. It is believed the confidential data in this dump was... Read more about Over 32TB of Windows 10 source code leak online on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  21. Netflix added download support for a large chunk of its library late last year, which is great. It was long overdue, but still a much appreciated addition. However, Netflix’s downloading functionality comes with a nasty catch that many people have just recently started running into: some content can only be downloaded a certain number of times. The worst part is Netflix doesn’t tell you about... Read more about Netflix download limit turns out to be a thing on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  22. Google is turning Drive into a much more robust backup tool. Soon, instead of files having to live inside of the Drive folder, Google will be able to monitor and backup files inside of any folder you point it to. That can include your desktop, your entire documents folder, or other more specific locations. The backup feature will come out later this month, on... Read more about Google Drive offers whole PC backup on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  23. 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. Features... Read more about Firefox 54.0 on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  24. Google’s Chrome browser will soon come with preinstalled technology that will block the most annoying ads currently marring the web experience, the company confirmed on Thursday. Publishers will be able to understand how they will be affected through a tool Google is dubbing “The Ad Experience Report.” It will basically score a publisher’s site and inform them which of their ads are “annoying experiences.”... Read more about Google Chrome will automatically block annoying ads in 2018 on Lunarsoft. View the full article
  25. Remember when buying a Mac meant that you got cutting-edge technology? Nowadays you’re overpaying for old, stale ideas wrapped in “thin and light” aluminum shells. PCs have undoubtedly gone through a stale patch. Partly this has been down to PC sales in general going from soft to soggy over the past few years, partly it’s been down to OEMs scrabbling to make ends meet... Read more about Microsoft makes Apple look stale on Lunarsoft. View the full article
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