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Millions of Chinese CVs exposed on cloud server

Millions of Chinese CVs exposed on cloud server

A database containing resumes of more than 200 million Chinese people has been found exposed online. Security firm Hackenproof said the “very detailed” information lacked even the most basic security protections. Names, mobile phone numbers, email addresses, education histories and many other personal details were included in the data trove. Analysis suggested the information was built […]

Huawei Honor View20 and Samsung A8s have hole-punch cameras

Huawei Honor View20 and Samsung A8s have hole-punch cameras

Two smartphone-makers have unveiled handsets featuring a “hole-punch” selfie camera. The screens of the Samsung A8s and Huawei Honor View20 both feature a small circular space for the component. The design is intended to be less obtrusive than a “notch” – as popularised by Apple and later by many Android smartphone manufacturers. One expert said […]

PewDiePie in battle with T-Series to keep top YouTube spot

PewDiePie in battle with T-Series to keep top YouTube spot

YouTuber PewDiePie is battling Indian channel T-Series in a bid to retain his status as the YouTuber with the most subscribers. One fan hacked 50,000 printers over the weekend to print out a message urging people to subscribe to his channel. Both channels have more than 73 million subscribers, with PewDiePie currently in the lead […]

New York police body-worn cameras recalled after explosion

New York police body-worn cameras recalled after explosion

Police in New York have been told to stop using some of their body-worn cameras after one of them exploded. On Saturday, a night officer noticed smoke coming out of their camera and took it off. It then exploded, the NYPD said in a statement. It ordered officers to stop using the Vievu LE-5 camera […]

Apple hires engineers from UK company Dialog

Apple hires engineers from UK company Dialog

Apple is adding 300 computer chip engineers to its team after striking a deal to hire them from one of its British suppliers. It is paying Dialog Semiconductor $300m (£227m) for the acquisition, which also includes some of the Reading-based company’s patents and facilities. Apple has long used Dialog’s products to monitor and control power […]

Google admits changing phone settings remotely

Google admits changing phone settings remotely

Google has apologised after Android phone users noticed that the battery saver setting was remotely activated last week without their consent. The battery saver affects how often apps update and work in the background. The firm took to discussion website Reddit to explain that it was conducting an internal test that was “mistakenly” rolled out […]

Skype U-turns on Snapchat-like features after complaints

Skype U-turns on Snapchat-like features after complaints

Microsoft has announced it will remove a number of Snapchat-style features from its Skype messenger service. The software giant updated Skype in June 2017 but faced criticism from users who said it was “stupid” and the “worst ever update”. Microsoft said it accepted that the new features “got in the way” of the app’s core […]

Woman sues US border agents over seized iPhone

Woman sues US border agents over seized iPhone

An American woman who had her phone seized by border agents as she returned home to the United States is suing the country’s border protection agency. Rejhane Lazoja was stopped at Newark airport, New Jersey, after returning from a trip to Switzerland in February. Her iPhone was seized by agents after she refused to unlock […]

‘Exploding’ iPad prompts Apple shop evacuation

‘Exploding’ iPad prompts Apple shop evacuation

Three Apple employees have been treated for minor injuries after an iPad battery reportedly exploded in an Amsterdam shop. The three staff are believed to have breathed vapours released when the battery caught fire. The incident, on 19 August, led to the shop in Amsterdam’s Leidseplein being evacuated and closed. Firefighters were called and they dealt […]

Thousands download 3D-printed gun designs

Thousands download 3D-printed gun designs

Blueprints for 3D-printed guns, published online four days early amid last-minute attempts to ban them, have been downloaded thousands of times. The designs were not due to be made public until Wednesday, following a ruling from the US Justice Department. But blueprints for nine types of gun were uploaded to the Defense Distributed website on […]

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