New Microsoft Edge on Chromium Engine Available for Download
Bart Swiatek, 16 January 2020, 12:07
Microsoft has released the latest version of its Edge browser, now based on the Chromium engine, known from Google Chrome. The application is fast and has a number of interesting features.
No More Tracking? Google Says it Will Block Cookies in Chrome
Bart Swiatek, 15 January 2020, 12:43
Jason Schuh, director of the engineering team responsible for the Chrome browser, said in a blog note that the said app will prevent companies from tracking web traffic using cookies in the future. The idea would come into effect in two years' time and is currently being consulted with representatives of other companies.
Most Popular Streamers of 2019
Laty, 20 December 2019, 14:01
At the end of the year it's time to look at the year's most popular streamers. The list includes Ninja, Tfue and Shroud, which is hardly a big surprise.
Possible Leak of Nexus Mods User Data
Laty, 20 December 2019, 12:10
The creators of Nexus Mods, a website enabling users from all over the world share their work and others to download it, published a disturbing statement yesterday. Its content suggests that the data of website's users may have ended up in the wrong hands.
Christmas Trojan - Hackers Invite to a Party
Laty, 17 December 2019, 12:07
Trojan Emotet is one of the most active Trojans on the web right now. This time it started sending emails inviting users to a Christmas party.
Opera on Android Will Introduce Night Mode on All Websites
Laty, 06 December 2019, 15:32
For years, smartphone users have been waiting for the night mode to be available on all websites. One of the most desirable features will be introduced to the latest version of Opera on Android. The main advantage of the night mode is that users do not tire their eyes so much when using the phone at night.
Google Stadia - Input Lag Has Been Reduced In Some Titles
Laty, 23 November 2019, 16:23
As it turns out, Google Stadia has lower latency issues in Red Dead Redemption 2 than Xbox One X. The results of the test were posted on YouTube by the editors of the Digital Foundry channel.
Don't worry - Your Origin Account Hasn't Been Hacked
Laty, 22 November 2019, 11:16
Without prior notice, EA gave Origin users a free month to Origin Access Basic subscribers. Surprisingly, instead of being happy, most players thought it was a hack and panic broke out on the forums.
Protests in Iran - Government Shuts Down the Internet
Julia Dragovic, 20 November 2019, 20:54
The Iranian government has decided to almost completely restrict citizens' access to the internet. This is a reaction to the protests and riots caused by the drastic rise in fuel prices.
Jason Schreier: „Google Stadia Looks Like a Monumental Flop”
Jacob Blazewicz, 19 November 2019, 22:25
Jason Schreier from Kotaku has received information about the pre-premiere sales of Google Stadia. The new Google service is said to have done worse than expected and, according to the journalist, could be a „monumental flop”.
Brave - New Browser For Those Who Value Privacy
Bebop, 15 November 2019, 21:12
Brave 1.0 Browser is a proposal for people who want to protect their privacy. According to its creators, it works faster and offers more security than some of its competitors. It can be downloaded for free on PC and mobile devices.
Project xCloud Coming to PC and Other Devices
Bart Swiatek, 14 November 2019, 21:53
Microsoft is planning intensive development of the Project xCloud streaming platform. The test version of the service will feature several dozen new games. Next year, the platform will also be available to PC owners with Windows 10. It will be possible to play the game with the use of various wireless controllers.
YouTube Will be Able to Close Accounts That Bring no Profits
Laty, 12 November 2019, 20:22
Trend Micro Employee Stole and Traded Customer Data
Laty, 08 November 2019, 13:18
Trend Micro is a large corporation and one of the leaders in the cyber security industry. Its employee committed data theft of nearly 70,000 users, including telephone numbers. It is not known which company the acquired information was sold to.
Mozilla Will Automatically Hide Some Notifications in Firefox
Konrad Serafinski, 05 November 2019, 14:50
Mozilla is working on a function that automatically hides notifications (so-called permission requests) in the Firefox browser. In the future, the „not now” option will replace „never”, which will permanently eliminate the problem of tiring messages.
Russia Introduces Internet Censorship
Laty, 04 November 2019, 16:15
A new law related to Internet came into force in Russia on November 1, and it may be the beginning of mass surveillance of users on the web. The government has the ability to block content and even filter the things we can browse. The bill is designed to protect Russia from cyber attacks.
Twitter Will Soon Block Paid Political Ads; Facebook Won't
Bart Swiatek, 31 October 2019, 20:26
Twitter will soon block the possibility of publishing paid political ads. According to the company, they enable manipulation of public opinion. Facebook has recently taken a diametrically different stance on the issue.
Vatican and Acer Present eRosary; Already Available in Sale
Julia Dragovic, 30 October 2019, 14:27
A not obvious cooperation between the Holy See and Acer resulted in the Click To Pray eRosary. A digital rosary and fitness band in one is compatible with the papal application improving prayer recitation. Since yesterday the gadget is available in stores, but do not take out your wallets just yet.
Forced Dark Mode, Tab Preview - New Features in Chrome Version 78
Bart Swiatek, 24 October 2019, 14:38
Google has released the new version of the Chrome browser, numbered 78. The list of new features includes a partial preview of open tabs and the integration of Password Safety into the program itself.
Using Smartphone in the Bathroom? Research Shows That Most of Us Do
Julia Dragovic, 24 October 2019, 14:10
A recent study by Bank My Cell shows which sex and which generations use the phones most when sitting on the toilet. Spoiler: the winners are, of course, the millennials.
Firefox 70 Enables us to See Who's Tracking us and Other Things
Bart Swiatek, 23 October 2019, 13:33
A new version of Firefox, number 70, is now available on the web. The developers have enriched their product with a number of attractive novelties - one of them enables us to better understand who is tracking our movements on the Internet.
Avast and NordVPN Attacked by Hackers
Laty, 22 October 2019, 12:49
Hackers broke into the internal network of Avast antivirus software and NordVPN, a web anonymity application. Both companies claim that the users are not at risk.
New TeamSpeak is in Beta and Tries to Become More Like Discord
Laty, 16 October 2019, 21:47
TeamSpeak has been one of the most popular voice communicators for many years. However, for a long time, there has been no major updates to refresh the interface or add new features. The team responsible for the communicator announced recently closed beta-tests of the new version of the program. The first information shows that it is very similar to another top voice com app - Discord.
EU Report Warns Against 5G Devices From „Hostile Suppliers”
Bart Swiatek, 11 October 2019, 19:30
The recently published „EU coordinated risk assessment of the cybersecurity of 5G networks” report summarises the most important risks associated with the implementation of the new communication standard. One of the issues raised is the danger of entrusting the development of infrastructure to a single company, which may be under the influence of an external state.
Turla Trojan Attacks - Chrome and Firefox Targeted by Russian Hackers
Konrad Serafinski, 08 October 2019, 13:59
Kaspersky experts have found a new threat on the web that can infect Google Chrome and Firefox browsers. Trojan was created by hackers from the Russian group Turla.
Amazon's Sidewalk Network Can Track Millions of People
Bart Swiatek, 02 October 2019, 09:57
The recently announced new connectivity standard called Sidewalk can enable Amazon to track millions of users of its mobile devices. This also applies to people who do not intend to use the network created by the company.
Facebook Begins Tests With Hiding Like Counts
Barth Faryna, 27 September 2019, 14:04
It's confirmed - today Facebook starts tests of a tool that allows you to hide like counts under Facebook posts. Initially, the option will be made available to residents of Australia. In addition, Facebook recently confirmed that politicians are a privileged group on the portal.
Cybercriminals Who Have Extorted Over $10 Million Were Arrested
Bart Swiatek, 23 September 2019, 11:39
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested two cybercriminals from Las Vegas and New York. Suspects tricked around 7,500 people, from whom they cheated more than $10 million in total.
Closed Beta of Incognito Mode in Google Maps Has Been Launched
Paul Wozniak, 22 September 2019, 22:02
A few days ago a closed beta of incognito mode in Google Maps has begun. Currently, it is only available to owners of Android devices and members of Google Maps Preview.
Nokia Documents Reveal How Russia Puts its Citizens Under Surveillance
Julia Dragovic, 19 September 2019, 18:47
SORM, a system used to monitor the Internet and telecommunication activity of Russians, has once again become a subject of controversy. The disclosed Nokia documents show how the system helps Russia to keep track of its citizens. One might start asking some uncomfortable questions about human rights violation.
Two Popular AdBlocks Used by Millions of People Accused of Fraud
Barth Faryna, 18 September 2019, 15:35
The team responsible for creating one of the AdBlocks has recently published a text that makes it clear that two popular ad-blocking plugins do some other things as well, about which the user is not informed. The worst part, however, is that they were installed by millions of people.
Man Went Missing 22 years ago - Google Maps Helped Find His Remains
Konrad Serafinski, 14 September 2019, 23:22
Google Maps helped solve the mystery of William Moldt, who went missing 22 years ago. The man's sunken car was accidentally discovered in a satellite photo from Google Earth.
Discord's Game Subscription Service Goes Offline
Konrad Serafinski, 14 September 2019, 22:34
Almost a year ago Discord introduced a game subscription. Unfortunately, the catalog of Nitro Games was not to the liking of the players. Therefore, the company has decided to resign from the service and will switch it off in mid-October.
Beta Version of GOG Galaxy 2.0 With First Major Update
Michael Kulakowski, 13 September 2019, 23:32
The closed beta version of GOG Galaxy 2.0 has been updated for the first time to bring its functionality closer to what the developers promised in their first announcements. Galaxy 2.0 allows you to create a universal database of our games on all modern hardware platforms.
Trump Administration Wants to Monitor Phones of Mentally Ill People
Paul Wozniak, 12 September 2019, 11:14
Donald Trump's government is considering a new proposal to combat mass shootings, whereby the phones of people with mental health problems would be tracked to prevent acts of aggression.
Kaspersky Tests a Tool for Detecting Cheaters in eSports
Paul Wozniak, 11 September 2019, 12:39
Kaspersky has announced a beta version of a tool to help detect cheaters in eSports.
HackerOne - Organization That Enables Hackers Earn Millions of Dollars
Barth Faryna, 09 September 2019, 18:32
HackerOne is an organization that brings together hackers from all over the world to keep them busy. Thanks to the cooperation with the company, many of them have already earned dizzying sums, sometimes exceeding one million dollars. All is takes is will and a lot of skill.
Google Bans Advertising of Untested and Experimental Treatments
Milosz Szubert, 09 September 2019, 17:13
Google has announced bans for advertising of medical products and therapies that have not been adequately researched and proven to be effective. This has met with the approval of the medical community.
Google and Facebook Accused of Breaking Electoral Silence in Russia
Bart Swiatek, 09 September 2019, 13:16
Facebook and Google were accused of breaking the electoral silence during the local elections held in Russia last Sunday. The companies were supposed to display advertisements and political spots in violation of the law. The Russian media supervisory authority has not informed about possible consequences for the companies.
Facebook: 419 Million User Phone numbers Leaked
Barth Faryna, 06 September 2019, 22:03
Facebook's got another big flop. A total of 419 million Facebook user phone numbers were found on a server, which could be accessed by almost anyone because it was not even password-protected.
Facebook Limits Facial Recognition and Tests Removing of Likes
Julia Dragovic, 04 September 2019, 22:14
Facebook has changed its facial recognition settings - the option will no longer be active by default. As before on Instagram, the corporation is also conducting tests to remove the like counter and reactions to posts.
Because of YouTube, Google May Have to Pay $200 Million Fine
Konrad Serafinski, 02 September 2019, 11:12
The Federal Trade Commission ruled that YouTube had violated the Children's Online Privacy Act by displaying advertisements personalised for children. It is said that Google may have to pay a $200 million fine. Many people think, however, that this amount is hardly enough.
Open Beta-tests of Chromium-based Microsoft Edge Have Started
Barth Faryna, 22 August 2019, 19:21
Tests of the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge began in April this year, but only now did it enter official open beta-tests, and can be downloaded from the developer's website.
YouTube Considers Robot Fights as Animal Abuse?
Barth Faryna, 22 August 2019, 13:53
YouTube has recently removed hundreds of videos depicting robot fights. However, the most interesting thing about this whole matter is the reason for the decision: the videos violated the rules on cruelty to animals.
Fake Version of Top VPN Website Spreads Malware
Barth Faryna, 21 August 2019, 17:54
VPN is a service used by more and more users who are concerned about their safety in the web. Ironically, one of the largest sites of that type has been copied and is used to distribute malware through original client.
Twitter Tests Automatic Filtering of Offensive Messages
Barth Faryna, 16 August 2019, 19:29
Twitter has just started testing a special tool to ensure that users no longer receive offensive messages - at least in theory. If everything goes according to plan, we will soon have it at our disposal.
Facebook Eavesdropped on User Voice Messages Through Third-Parties
Bart Swiatek, 14 August 2019, 12:54
Zuckerberg's social networking website commissioned external companies to transcribe private voice messages of its users. The official objective was to check the effectiveness of the AI developed by the company.
Instagram Direct and Messenger Integration in 2020
Konrad Serafinski, 13 August 2019, 12:16
Bloomberg reports that in 2020 Facebook will enable chat between Instagram and Messenger users. This will be the first step on the road to integrating the giant's platforms, as announced by Mark Zuckerberg.
Chrome Extensions are a Failure? Very Limited Numbers of Installations
Barth Faryna, 06 August 2019, 12:34
Chrome Browser Extensions are great and useful tools that can be very helpful in many situations. At least that's what sounds like in theory. Practice shows that most of them do not have many applications and almost nobody uses them.
Chrome 76 Blocks Flash and Prevents Sites From Detecting Incognito
Paul Wozniak, 31 July 2019, 22:06
The latest update to Google Chrome automatically blocks Flash Playback media and does not allow sites to detect when you are in incognito mode.