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Google Brings Spotlight Stories to iOS

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Google has ported its Spotlight Stories app to the iPhone and iPad. Google Spotlight Stories began life on the Motorola Moto X as a 360-degree animated story. The app includes 2D/3D animations that take advantage of the iPhone’s sensors to allow users to interact with them. At the moment, the stories are view-only; people can’t […]

Mozilla Blocking Flash Player by Default in Firefox Browser

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Mozilla is blocking Adobe Flash from being run in the Firefox browser following a series of serious security flaws in the software. As of the most recent update all versions of Flash identified with a vulnerability have been blocked by default in order to keep the browser secure, Firefox support head Mark Schmidt advised on […]

Second Flash Player Zero-Day Exploit Found

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The huge cache of files recently leaked from Italian surveillance software maker Hacking Team is the gift that keeps on giving for attackers. Researchers sifting through the data found a new exploit for a previously unknown vulnerability in Adobe‚Äôs Flash Player. This is the second Flash Player zero-day exploit discovered among the files and the […]

Google Debuts 360-Degree Video Support to YouTube

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Google has added support for 360-degree videos to YouTube, allowing users of the video-streaming service to select their point of view. The new addition will give video producers and viewers a new way to watch videos, as well as giving content creators and developers more content which could be used by virtual reality headsets in […]

Safari, Chrome Browsers Subject to Major HTTPS Flaw

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Researchers have discovered a critical flaw in the backbone of HTTPS-protected traffic, and it is an exploit that has potentially existed for decades. The flaw exists in approximately 36 percent of websites that use HTTPS, and miscreants are able to intercept and modify data passing between a vulnerable browser and a susceptible site. At the […]

Adobe Again Updates Flash Due to Security Issue

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Adobe has again had to update it’s Flash software for OS X, Windows, and Linux in light of a critical security flaw that allowed remote attackers to take over and control un-updated Macs or PCs, just 10 days after the previous critical fix was issued. The software is now updated to version 16.0.0.305, up from […]

Vivaldi Debuts a Browser Aimed at Power Users

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A new browser is aiming to take on heavyweights Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox by offering useful functions for power users. Created by a team backed by former Opera CEO Jon von Tetzchner, Vivaldi launched in technical preview last week, and though many features are reminiscent of other browsers, it also adds in a few […]

Adobe Updates Flash Due to Critical Security Flaw

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Adobe has again had to issue an update to the browser plug-in version of Flash due a critical flaw in the program that allows remote attackers to take over un-updated Macs or PCs, the latter running either Windows or Linux. The company urges users to update to the latest version, first issued on Friday, that […]

Facebook plans to Display Amber Alerts in News Feeds

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Facebook will start to post into its users News Feed alerts about missing children in the future, in an effort to locate them. A partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children will involve the social network showing Amber Alerts to Facebook users located in specific search areas, both on mobile devices and […]

Google Announces Cast – Brings Audio to Speakers, Receivers

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Google has announced that its Cast technology will soon be able to send audio-only feeds to devices such as speakers and AV receivers. Users will be able to cast from Android and iOS apps, as well the web, presumably via Chrome for Windows, OS X, and Chrome OS. Some compatible services will include Deezer, Google […]

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