AI-assisted Fraud Becomes Simple; Special Chatbot Aims to Make Crimes Easier
Kamil Cuber, 30 July 2023, 17:11
An AI bot called FraudGPT has appeared on the web to assist fraudsters in committing crimes. Interestingly, the bot is quite popular.
If Your PIN is on This List, Your Money is at Risk
Arkadiusz Strzala, 23 June 2023, 11:09
There are PIN codes and there are bad PIN codes - here is a list of the most popular and therefore least secure personal identification numbers. It's worth knowing what rules to follow when choosing a PIN so as not to make the job of fraudsters easier.
That Was Fast: Meta Drops NFTs on Facebook and Instagram
Arkadiusz Strzala, 14 March 2023, 14:10
NFT has been removed from Meta's list of interests and current work. It will not further develop the technology, and will close support for it on Facebook and Instagram.
Also Google Executes Mass Layoffs; 12,000 Employees Lose Work
Damian Mista, 21 January 2023, 14:38
Google has laid off 12,000 employees due to the current economic situation. The Mountain View giant plans to redirect priorities to, among other things, the development of artificial intelligence.
Steam With Game Download via LAN? Gamers Have Finally Been Heard
Jakub Tarchala, 28 October 2022, 14:46
According to the developer of SteamDB, Valve is working on a feature for downloading games via LANs. Testing of Big Picture mode from Steam Deck on PCs is also underway.
Phil Spencer Criticizes Metaverse, Comparing it to Poorly-designed Game
Marek Pluta, 27 October 2022, 16:29
Xbox brand chief Phil Spencer has criticized Mark Zuckerberg's metaverse. In his opinion, it resembles a poorly designed video game and looks like a conference room.
TikTok Targeted by Federal Communications Commission
Przemyslaw Dygas, 30 June 2022, 13:43
TikTok has found itself on the target of the US Federal Communications Commission. The organization wants the app banned altogether.
How Many Camels are You Worth? Calculator Conquers TikTok
Bart Swiatek, 07 June 2022, 15:03
A calculator that enables us to count how many camels we could get when trying to sell our partner has recently become extremely popularOn TikTok.
China Tightens Restrictions on Minors; Limits on Streaming and Social Media
Dawid Wanat, 15 March 2022, 11:20
China is restricting minors from streaming and using social media. This is another step in the fight against addiction among minors.
Valorant Cheats Will Steal Your Passwords
Dawid Wanat, 14 March 2022, 14:39
Security analysts have detected a password-stealing program in cheats for Valorant. Scammers exploit players willing to cheat in games by placing malware in the file.
Discord on PS5 is Getting Closer; You Can Now Link Your Account to PlayStation Network
Dawid Wanat, 01 February 2022, 12:16
Last year, Sony partnered with Discord, and starting today you can link your PlayStation Network account to the messenger. This is the first stage of the messenger's expansion on Sony's consoles.
Hour of Gaming a Day and Facial Recognition - Chinese Holidays by Tencent
Arkadiusz Strzala, 19 January 2022, 14:33
Chinese children are unlikely to spend their entire winter holidays playing video games. An hour a day at most, and a facial recognition system will make sure of that. Tencent is tightening restrictions on minors in their free time.
DuckDuckGo Records 100 Million Searches a Day; Privacy Increasingly Popular
Arkadiusz Strzala, 29 December 2021, 15:56
The popularity of DuckDuckGo is growing, with the search engine already being used an average of 100 million times a day. It's worth knowing why this is happening, at least if you're concerned about the privacy of your data.
Winamp Returns in New Form
Jacob Blazewicz, 19 November 2021, 13:57
The legendary Winamp comes back to life. For now, only with a new logo, but the registration for beta tests of the app, which will offer many innovations, has already started.
GeForce NOW With FPS Cap; Game Optimization is the Reason
Miriam Moszczynska, 15 November 2021, 14:20
Some GeForce NOW subscribers are clearly unhappy with how the service currently works. In one subscription plan, the company decided to cap the fps limit in games.
Windows 11 Will Force Us to Use Edge
Arkadiusz Strzala, 12 November 2021, 15:48
Microsoft doesn't make life easy for alternative browser enthusiasts. Ever since the last update, Windows 11 pushes for opening of certain links in Edge, even if we have another default program set.
YouTube Removes Dislike Counter to Protect Against Hate
Miriam Moszczynska, 11 November 2021, 14:03
YouTube is making changes to how videos are rated. Soon the number of negative video ratings will be visible only to the creators.
Google Employees Oppose Company's Cooperation With Israel
Arkadiusz Strzala, 02 November 2021, 17:36
Employees protest against the Nimbus project, a joint initiative of Google, Amazon and the Israeli government. Several of them renounce the anonymity of the petition and at the same time reveal their Semitic nationality.
More People Watch Streams on Facebook Than on YouTube
Miriam Moszczynska, 29 October 2021, 17:40
According to a Streamlabs report, Facebook Gaming has managed to overtake YouTube Gaming in terms of viewership over the past three months. However, both platforms are far from the streaming king that is Twitch.
Facebook is No More; Mark Zuckerberg Introduces Meta
Miriam Moszczynska, 28 October 2021, 20:40
During today's Facebook Connect presentation, the platform's creator Mark Zuckerberg announced a name change for his social network that clearly references the metaverse.
Samsung Announces New Competitor For GeForce Now
Miriam Moszczynska, 27 October 2021, 13:39
Samsung is going to introduce a cloud gaming feature to its TVs. So far, the company is very tight-lipped when sharing details about the new service.
Online Bullying is a Scourge; Fortnite and Call of Duty Lead the Way
Przemyslaw Dygas, 25 October 2021, 14:28
The Anti-Defamation League has published a report on the bullying that young gamers experience online. The phenomenon affects at least 62% of minors in this community.
Twitch Will Test New Features, Including Rewinding Streams
Miriam Moszczynska, 21 October 2021, 12:39
Twitch will soon begin testing three new features, including stream rewinding. The new features will arrive in November, be available to some viewers for a month, and then disappear.
Facebook Plans to Rebrand
Arkadiusz Strzala, 20 October 2021, 14:23
Unconfirmed information has surfaced that Facebook is looking to rebrand. If true, we should know more details soon. It may have something to do with planned expansion into a metaverse.
Equal and More Equal on Twitch; Website had a List of 'Unbannable' Streamers
Michal Ciezadlik, 19 October 2021, 16:24
Another consequence of the Twitch data leak - we got to known the list of streamers who could avoid being banned even if they violated the rules.
Twitter is Testing Ads in Comments
Jacob Blazewicz, 14 October 2021, 12:55
Ads as comments on posts is Twitter's new idea, which the service will be testing in the coming months.
Human Error Crashed OVH; Many Websites Went Down
Mikolaj Laszkiewicz, 13 October 2021, 12:58
OVH's servers suffered a major outage this morning, causing many websites to stop working. The problem reportedly occurred during routine hardware maintenance.
Twitch Leak Was a Matter of Time, Former Employees Say
Krzysztof Kaluzinski, 11 October 2021, 10:10
Twitch has reportedly never paid the utmost attention to security, so the leak didn't surprise its former employees.
Type in The Witcher or Skyrim, and AI Turns the Text Into „Work of Art”
Miriam Moszczynska, 08 October 2021, 15:55
A trend has emerged on the Internet, which consists in generating images based on typed phrase. The NightCafe website is used for this purpose, its operation being based on artificial intelligence.
YouTube Rewind Disappears for Good - No More Cringy Recaps
Miriam Moszczynska, 08 October 2021, 13:56
Hated by the community, YouTube Rewind is finally disappearing from the platform for good. The company will look for another way to recap subsequent years of business.
Twitch Hacked - Leak Reveals Streamer Earnings and Plan to Compete With Steam
Hubert Sledziewski, 06 October 2021, 14:39
An anonymous hacker leaked the source code of Twitch. Among the 125 GB of data were also the earnings of major streamers using the service. The amounts are staggering.
Facebook Crash; Messenger and Instagram Not Working [UPDATED]
Agnes Adamus, 04 October 2021, 19:31
Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram are down. There was a global crash around 5:30 AM PT that has not been resolved as of yet.
Hackers Steal From Hackers - Ransomware Contains Backdoors for Seizing Money
Arkadiusz Strzala, 04 October 2021, 14:56
Cybercriminals seem to see no obstacles to stealing from the likes of themselves. Hackers who buy ransomware complain about the backdoors installed in it.
Chrome Will Get New Browsing History, What Does This Mean?
Arkadiusz Strzala, 04 October 2021, 14:06
Google says it's working on experimental features for the Chrome browser. One of them will group visited pages in history to make content easier to find.
Changes in Chrome May Restrict Ad Blockers
Adrian Werner, 02 October 2021, 21:54
Google has announced a timetable for moving away from the Manifest V2 spec. Its abandonment may cause big problems for ad blocker developers.
'Google' is the Most Popular Search Term on Bing
Arkadiusz Strzala, 01 October 2021, 15:13
Freshly installed Windows, Bing website opened in Edge. What's the first thing you're typing? Mostly just 'Google'. It's still the undisputed king of search engines.
Jail for Advising North Korea on Cryptocurrencies
Martin Nothing, 29 September 2021, 16:32
Cooperation with North Korea is not profitable, as one US citizen has painfully discovered. He is facing up to 7 years in prison for advising this Asian country.
New Trojan Steals Data From Steam and Epic Games Store Accounts
Martin Nothing, 28 September 2021, 15:20
Researchers from Kaspersky have described a serious threat to gamers. A trojan called BloodyStealer can be used to steal accounts from the most popular platforms, such as Steam and Epic Games Store.
Discord Will Add Option to Change Avatars and Plan Events
Miriam Moszczynska, 28 September 2021, 14:56
There will be a new option for subscribers on Discord. You will be able to set a different avatar on each server.
China Bans Live Streaming for Minors Under 16
GRG, 28 September 2021, 11:44
New Chinese regulations are set to prevent minors from livestreaming, and they also introduce further restrictions as part of their concern for children's development.
Google Chrome 94 Introduces Controversial AFK Detection
Arkadiusz Strzala, 24 September 2021, 14:01
Chrome browser is introducing a feature that many may see as another level of surveillance. The new API that detects user inactivity takes into account much more data.
Discord and YouTube in One as Watch Together
Arkadiusz Strzala, 23 September 2021, 15:16
In response to YouTube's actions on music bots, Discord is working on direct integration with the service. Testing of a feature called Watch Together has already begun on some servers.
TikTok Limited to 40 Minutes a Day - More Restrictions in China
Arkadiusz Strzala, 20 September 2021, 15:50
China is imposing yet another restriction on minors' access to digital entertainment. This time it concerns TikTok. Its Chinese version can only be used by children for 40 minutes a day.
Facebook's VIPs are Allowed More
Arkadiusz Strzala, 14 September 2021, 13:52
Not everyone is equal on Facebook. Slightly different rules apply to famous people, celebrities and politicians. They can post much more than the rest of us.
5.8 Million Hacking Attacks on GTA 5, Minecraft and The Sims 4 Players
GRG, 31 August 2021, 13:41
Kaspersky has stopped 5.8 million malware attacks on users of bootleg versions of GTA 5, Minecraft, The Sims 4 and other games.
Court Returns Half a Million GPUs to Cryptominers
Michael Zegar, 30 August 2021, 19:23
The GPU market shortage continues. Meanwhile, Genesis Mining is looking for a use for hundreds of thousands of orphaned GPUs. This follows a decision by China's Supreme Court to return nearly half a million graphics cards to the company.
YouTube With Improved Search Engine; Google Tests New Features
Jacob Blazewicz, 18 August 2021, 19:42
Google is preparing new features for YouTube. The popular service will receive various search engine improvements, such as chapter display and automatic video translation.
Increasing Numers of Young People Fall to Online Scams
Arkadiusz Strzala, 12 August 2021, 14:45
Older people active on the Internet are considered to be particularly vulnerable to online scammers. However, it turns out that also teenagers are not very prudent in this matter.
Hackers Carried Out the Biggest Cryptocurrency Theft in History
Martin Nothing, 11 August 2021, 21:27
Hackers exploited a security vulnerability and stole over $600 million worth of cryptocurrencies. This is the largest theft in the industry's history to date.
Google Slashes Salaries of Remote Workers Based on Where They Live
Arkadiusz Strzala, 11 August 2021, 17:01
How to earn less at Google? All you need to do is to permanently relocate in remote work mode to some place not too urbanized, it doesn't have to be far from the main office. Thanks to this, your salary could be reduced by up to 25%.