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Most online grooming offences in UK committed on Facebook-owned apps | Society- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

More than half of online grooming offences recorded under a law that made it illegal to send sexual messages to children were committed on Facebook-owned apps, figures reveal. The data, obtained by the NSPCC under freedom of information laws, show 10,019 offences of sexual communication with a child were recorded since the legislation was introduced in […]

As Chinese authorities expand use of health tracking apps, privacy concerns grow – Networking – Security – Software- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

China’s health tracking QR codes, which have played a key part in the country’s successful containment of the coronavirus, now look set to play a much broader role in daily life as local authorities dream up new uses for the technology. Embedded in the popular WeChat and Alipay smartphone apps, the codes use self-reported and […]

New Android Flaw Affecting Over 1 Billion Phones Let Attackers Hijack Apps – Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Remember Strandhogg? A security vulnerability affecting Android that malicious apps can exploit to masquerade as any other app installed on a targeted device to display fake interfaces to the users, tricking them into giving away sensitive information. Late last year, at the time of its public disclosure, researchers also confirmed that some attackers were already […]

Facebook to launch new shopping feature across apps – Finance – Strategy – Networking- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Facebook Inc is launching Shops, a service that will allow businesses to display and sell products on the world’s largest social network’s platforms, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday. The move to build up e-commerce offerings follows Facebook’s launch last year of limited shopping options on photo-sharing app Instagram and messaging app WhatsApp. Company […]

NSW is unable to use Covidsafe app’s data for contact tracing | Australia news – Blog – Emails

Australia’s most populous state, and the state with the most coronavirus cases has not yet been able to use the Covidsafe app for contact tracing. In nearly a month since it launched, more than 5.7 million Australians have downloaded and registered to use the Covidsafe contact-tracing app, which is designed to make it easier for […]

Millions risk being locked out of Covid-19 contact tracing app | Technology – Blog – Emails

Ten million people in the UK risk being locked out of the Covid-19 contact-tracing app because of a “digital divide”, putting potential constraints on their ability to access work and safeguard their health, a parliamentary committee has heard. Almost 2m households in the UK do not have any internet access, Helen Milner, the chief executive […]

Cisco’s third quarter gets boost from demand for work-from-home apps – Finance- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Cisco Systems beat quarterly revenue and profit estimates on Wednesday as COVID-19 lockdowns globally boosted demand for its remote-work tools and networking equipment, sending the Dow component’s shares up nearly 3 percent after the bell. The health crisis has forced many businesses to go completely online, increasing the use of video conferencing and virtual private […]

Over 4000 Android Apps Expose Users’ Data via Misconfigured Firebase Databases – Tempemail – Blog – Emails

More than 4,000 Android apps that use Google’s cloud-hosted Firebase databases are ‘unknowingly’ leaking sensitive information on their users, including their email addresses, usernames, passwords, phone numbers, full names, chat messages and location data. The investigation, led by Bob Diachenko from Security Discovery in partnership with Comparitech, is the result of an analysis of 15,735 […]

Love in the time of coronavirus: dating apps buck the downward ad spend trend- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Before the turn of the century, the thought of linking up with a stranger on a mobile app would have been unimaginable. Fast-forward to the present day, and platforms like Tinder, Bumble, Happn, Grindr and Hinge sit unashamedly on the phone screens of millions of singletons. When the pandemic hit, many questioned how dating apps […]

20 apps to up your skills | Technology – Blog – Emails

In early April, one bullish American consultant suggested on Twitter that if people didn’t emerge from coronavirus quarantine having learned a new skill, gained more knowledge or having started something they’d been putting off, then “you didn’t ever lack the time, you lacked the discipline”. As the tweet was widely shared, it met mockery and […]