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Netflix to crack down on users sharing passwords with friends and family

Oct 18, 2019 - 8:04 PM - by Reverend
Netflix has announced it is seeking to limit password sharing.

The topic of password sharing was discussed in the streaming platform’s Q3 2019 earnings interview earlier this week.

When users share passwords, they are essentially sharing a single Netflix account, which naturally circumvents Netflix’s business model, according to which each household needs to have its own account.

Users are already able to share accounts to some degree by setting up several viewing profiles on a single login, but password sharing takes that approach to another level.

Greg Peters, Netflix’s chief product officer, was asked during the interview how the company plans to address password sharing without “alienating a certain portion of [its] user base”.

“We continue to monitor it so we’re looking at the situation,” Peters said.

“We’ll see those consumer-friendly ways to push on the edges of that.”

Peters said the company didn’t have “big plans” to announce immediately.

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Samsung warning: Galaxy S10 and Note 10 owners should remove their screen protectors

Oct 18, 2019 - 7:43 PM - by Reverend
Samsung's new high-tech fingerprint reader on the latest Galaxy smartphones has a major flaw: It can be fooled by the residue left by your fingers on a screen protector. The company is warning customers who own the latest Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 phones to remove their screen protectors until Samsung releases a software update.

A British woman recently discovered that her husband could unlock her Samsung phone when he placed his thumb on the fingerprint reader, which was enclosed in a cheap case, according to multiple reports. A different person posted a video of a similar incident on Twitter.

Samsung is responding to the incident with a bug fix, and it is telling customers not to use "certain silicone screen protecting cases."

"If you currently use front screen protective covers, to ensure optimum fingerprint scanning, please refrain from using this cover until your device has been updated with a new software patch," Samsung said in a statement. The company said the update is planned to be released early next week.

The issue affects all models of Samsung's new S10 and Note 10 phones, which can scan people's fingers through the phones' screens. The phones have ultrasonic fingerprint scanners, which use soundwaves to create a 3D map of a person's fingerprint, according to Samsung's website.

Samsung has warned that some screen protectors might make the sensor "malfunction." The company provides a screen protector that is specially designed for the ultrasonic fingerprint reader, which costs at least $20 to replace.

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FrostWire 6.8.3

Oct 10, 2019 - 8:02 PM - by Reverend
FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client, first released as a fork of LimeWire. In version 5, Gnutella support was dropped entirely, and now FrostWire only uses the BitTorrent network.

FrostWire 6.8.3

FrostWire homepage
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Amazon Music now available on Apple TV 4K

Oct 10, 2019 - 7:56 PM - by Reverend
Starting today, customers can download the Amazon Music app from the App Store for Apple TV and get access to stream millions of songs and thousands of playlists and stations on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD, including access to a wide range of global playlists like Pop Culture, which highlights the most buzzworthy songs across the current pop music landscape, and Rap Rotation, Amazon Music’s new home for hip-hop in heavy rotation.

Amazon Music listeners using Apple TV will also be able to browse and search for music from their favorite artists, access all purchased and imported music available in their “My Music” library, and follow along with scrolling lyrics to their favorite music within the app.

“We believe that listeners should be able to stream music simply and easily on any device they choose,” said Karolina Joynathsing, director of business development for Amazon Music. “With that in mind, our aim has been to bring listeners more ways to enjoy their favorite music. We’re thrilled to bring the Amazon Music app to Apple TV customers across the globe.”

The Amazon Music app for Apple TV is available today to customers in the U.S., UK, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Mexico, Japan, and India.

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FIFA 20 Kicks Off

Sep 28, 2019 - 10:48 AM - by Reverend
Today, Electronic Arts Inc launched EA SPORTS™ FIFA 20 across PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC. Fans can experience the brand-new VOLTA FOOTBALL* mode, inspired by the small-sided form of football played in the streets, cages and futsal courts across the world. Players can also jump into FIFA Ultimate Team™ to play new social experiences such as FUT Friendlies or check out Season Objectives where they can unlock new club customization content. Learn more about all the newest additions to FIFA 20, including the all-new approach to gameplay with Football Intelligence here.

Since EA Access** and Origin Access** launch last week, millions of players around the world have already started to build their dream squads and gone head-to-head on the pitch, with more than 57 million total matches played, 3.2 million squads created, and over 52 million goals scored in the game.

“Each year we look to add more ways for our players to engage, from mode innovations to gameplay mechanics to delivering the most authentic experience to date,” said Aaron McHardy, Executive Producer for EA SPORTS FIFA. “This year, we’ve also introduced VOLTA FOOTBALL that adds a completely new dimension to the game and brings FIFA 20 back to the streets and futsal courts where a lot of football players from all over the world started out. It’s an experience our players have asked us to bring back, which we’re excited to deliver as we continue to build the world’s game.”

In VOLTA FOOTBALL, players build their own character, express their individual style, and immerse themselves in a realistic small sided experience. A brand-new style of gameplay grounded in football realism immerses players in the flow of the street with new tools including simplified flicks and skill moves, new flair animations, or using the wall as a teammate.

In addition, more than 30 official leagues, 700 teams, 17,000 authentic players, and 90 licensed stadiums from all over... [Read More]
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Microsoft delivers emergency security update for antiquated IE

Sep 28, 2019 - 10:33 AM - by Reverend
Microsoft on Monday released an emergency security update to patch a vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE), the legacy browser predominantly used by commercial customers.

The flaw, which was reported to Microsoft by Clement Lecigne, a security engineer with Google's Threat Analysis Group (TAG), has already been exploited by attackers, making it a classic "zero-day," a vulnerability actively in use before a patch is in place.

In the security bulletin that accompanied the release of the IE patch, Microsoft labeled the bug a remote code vulnerability, meaning that a hacker could, by exploiting the bug, introduce malicious code into the browser. Remote code vulnerabilities, also called remote code execution, or RCE, flaws, are among the most serious. That seriousness, as well as the fact that criminals are already leveraging the vulnerability, was reflected in Microsoft's decision to go "out of band," or off the usual patching cycle, to plug the hole.

Traditionally, Microsoft delivers its security updates on the second Tuesday of each month, the so-called "Patch Tuesday." The next such date will be Oct. 8, or in two weeks.

"In a web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a specially crafted website that is designed to exploit the vulnerability through Internet Explorer and then convince a user to view the website, for example, by sending an email," Microsoft wrote in the bulletin.

The bug is in IE's scripting engine, Microsoft said, but did not elaborate.

Microsoft posted security updates for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2, and Windows 2008 and 2008 R2. All still-supported versions of IE were patched, including IE9, IE10 and the dominant IE11.
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