EMPIST Tech News Roundup: Friday, February 1, 2019

News | February 1, 2019

Top tech news of the week: Get the latest tech news on Google, Apple, Sundance, the Super Bowl and more. It’s all in this week’s tech roundup. Keep reading!

Google Will Stop Peddling a Data Collector Through Apple’s Back Door 

TechCrunch | Wed Jan 30, 2019 — Well, well, well, it appears that Facebook wasn’t the only one guilty of abusing Apple’s system. Google is responsible for running an app called Screenwise Meter. This ap is similar in functionality to the app created by Facebook Research. The use of this app led to the same policy violation that caused Apple to shut down Facebook’s research VPN. Read the full story >>  

This 14-Year Old Found Apple’s FaceTime Bug Before It Went Viral 

CNN | Wed Jan 30, 2019 — Fourteen-year-old Grant Thompson discovered a bug in Apple’s FaceTime application. His discovery was a week prior to the announcement going viral on social media. The bug turns the iPhone into a speaker, allowing the person calling you on FaceTime to eavesdrop on your conversation. Yikes! Read the full story >>  

How to Stay Safe from Super Bowl-Related Cybersecurity Risks 

TechRepublic | Thurs Jan 31, 2019 — Hut, hut, hike! It’s time for some tech news! The Super Bowl is a major event that brings in tons of money every year. Believe it or not, there are cybersecurity risks you need to be aware of during the Super Bowl. Hackers will target people with links, pop-ups, and texts to stream the game for “free.” Another popular thing that hackers will do is target gambling sites and sell counterfeit tickets online. Read the full story >>  

 Microsoft’s New Outlook iOS Design Is Now Available for Everyone 

The Verge | Wed Jan 30, 2019 — What’s the latest tech news with Microsoft? Microsoft’s new Outlook stars a new design – unlike their traditional layout. The big news for this update was its functionality for iOS devices. Of these features, the core inbox feature for iOS users was considered the breadwinner. Read the full story >>   

Sundance Film Festival 2019: 3 Hot Emerging Tech Trends to Watch 

Forbes | Thurs Jan 31, 2019 — We’ve got tech news from the Sundance Film Festival. Ah, the trendy vibes of Sundance are upon us. With these new film features comes exciting new trends in technology. Some of the popular tech features used at Sundance this year were VR, AR, AI, and MR. All of these are different forms of virtual reality or another variation of it. Read the full story >>  


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