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|SL||U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California rejected Yahoo’s proposed settlement with millions of people whose email addresses and other personal information were stolen in the largest data breach in history, citing Yahoo's lack of transparency, such as not citing how much victims could expect to recover. Yahoo's settlement illustrated a $50 million payout, plus two years of free credit monitoring for about 200 million people in the United States and Israel adding up to 1 billion accounts.||https://www.reuters.com/article/us-verizon-yahoo/u-s-judge-rejects-yahoo-data-breach-settlement-idUSKCN1PN20F|
|PB||Nvidia’s Quadro Virtual Machine Workstation will now be available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.|
The virtualized workstations will offer Nvidia’s high-end to mid-level cloud GPUs for High Performance Computing applications.
The benefit to users is that they only pay as needed while leaving the underlying infrastructure management to the someone else.
The company believes these virtual workstation will be a special interest for firms involved with architecture, entertainment, oil and gas and manufacturing.
|SL||Gmail's rolling out new interfaces based on the Material design language for Gmail on Android and iOS in the coming weeks.|
Changes include shifting the the user’s profile picture to the right-hand side, attachments like photos and documents will be visible from the main inbox view, switching between multiple Gmail accounts can done by tapping the profile picture in the main screen, and giant red warning sign will appear on emails that are suspected of phishing.
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|:33||PB||CNBC reports Amazon is launching a new marketplace focused on Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and asking sellers to move to Amazon over Souq.com, which Amazon bought for $580 milion back in 2017. |
Sources say Amazon has been reaching out to large third-party sellers in North America about the middle eastern expansion.
|:36||SL||U.S. prosecutors have filed criminal charges against Huawei, alleging it stole trade secrets from T-Mobile and committed bank fraud by violating sanctions against doing business with Iran. The 13-count indictment filed in New York claims both Huawei, two affiliated companies and Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou engaged in bank and wire fraud, and conspiracy in connection with business in Iran. Additional charges filed in Washington State accuse the company of stealing trade secrets from T-Mobile and offering bonuses to employees who also did so. In a statement, Huawei said “The company denies that it or its subsidiary or affiliate have committed any of the asserted violations of U.S. law set forth in each of the indictments, is not aware of any wrongdoing by Ms. Meng, and believes the U.S. courts will ultimately reach the same conclusion."||https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-28/u-s-planning-to-announce-criminal-charges-related-to-huawei-jrgrda0q|
|:39||PB||The PC version of the highly anticipated first-person shooter Metro Exodus is bypassing Steam and releasing exclusively on Epic Games Store. |
The release on Epic will also see a price drop $10 to $49.99 although this is for US buyers only.
The CEO of Deep Silver, the game’s publisher, said the move reflects
“Epic’s generous revenue terms are a game changer that will allow publishers to invest more into content creation, or pass on savings to the players.”
The company added “Any customer with an outstanding pre-order for Metro Exodus on PC through any digital retailer will receive their game as expected.”
|:42||SL||Facebook and Nick Clegg, head of global affairs, are accused by Brussels of taking a “patchy, opaque, and self-selecting” approach to tackling disinformation. Facebook was one of several companies this description applied to by the EU commissioner, Sir Julian King. Tuesday the commission published the first reports submitted by Google, Firefox's Mozilla, Facebook and Twitter on their adherence to the voluntary code of practice all signed back in October. The code states that all are obliged to disrupt revenue for accounts and websites misrepresenting information, clamp down on fake accounts and bots, give prominence to reliable sources of news and improve the transparency of funding of political advertising.||https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jan/29/facebook-accused-by-brussels-over-patchy-attitude-to-fake-news-nick-clegg|
|:45||PB||CNBC reports Apple earnings for its December quarter are in.|
Apple earnings are in $84.3 billion, vs. $83.97 billion estimated
iPhone revenue: $51.98 billion, vs. $52.67 billion estimated
Services revenue: $10.9 billion, vs. $10.87 billion estimtated
Services is a catch-all category that includes Apple Pay, Apple Music and iCloud storage — marked a 29 percent year-over-year increase.
overall in line with expectations especially with Tim's statement earlier in the month about slowdown in sales in China could possibly be a drag on revenue.
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|:48||SL||Apple has taken Group FaceTime offline after a bug was discovered that lets users call anyone with FaceTime and then hear the audio from the recipient's phone — before the recipient has accepted or even rejected the incoming call. Apple says the issue will be addressed in a software update “later this week”. The bug is believed to affect any pair of iOS devices running iOS 12.1 or later. 9to5Mac claims to have replicated the problem with an iPhone calling a Mac as well, and says that if a user presses the Power button from the Lock screen, recipient's video is sent as well.||https://9to5mac.com/2019/01/28/facetime-bug-hear-audio/|
|Does this hit Apple's effort to market itself as serious about data privacy? Especially after their CES marketing stating what happens on your iphone stays on your iphone?|
|Apple's FaceTime bug was discovered by a teen playing Fortnite.|
The boy's mother says she tried warning Apple about the flaw for over a week.
Engineering veteran Erica Baker also expressed alarm about the problem.
"This bug is in MacOS as well, so pretty much every Mac laptop in every environment is a hot mic right now," she tweeted.
As 9to5Mac reporter Bejamin Mayo also noted, FaceTime calls to a Mac have the potential to ring (and therefore share audio) for much longer.
This is an unfortunate error on Apple's part—first and foremost because it exposes users to risk, but also because
Apple has worked aggressively to position itself as the tech company most focused on protecting users' privacy.
Apple executives like CEO Tim Cook have spoken about the importance of privacy frequently over the past several months to contrast Apple with rivals like Google, and privacy has played a key role in the messaging around recent product and software unveilings.
Further, Apple bought advertising visible to attendees at the Consumer Electronics Show this year (where it does not usually have a strong public presence) with the copy: "What happens on your phone stays on your phone."
Until the fix comes later this week, that might not entirely be the case.
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|:45||PB||Casper announced the connected gadget, Glow, a smartphone-controlled bedside light. |
The Glow operates on battery power and also charges using a wireless base station that sits next to the bed.
The Glow is now available on Casper’s website at $89 for one unit and $169 for a pair.
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