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FrostWire 6.7.6

Dec 15, 2018 - 9:26 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 6.7.6

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Facebook's latest app data bug exposed the private photos of 6.8m users

Dec 15, 2018 - 9:23 PM - by Reverend
The data privacy scandals just keep coming for Facebook: the social network has revealed a flaw in its code that could have exposed the private photos of up to 6.8 million users. The security hole has now been patched, but was open for 12 days.

According to Facebook, the bug worked like this: if affected users granted apps access to their timeline photos, those apps could then get at pictures they weren't supposed to be able to see, including images from Facebook Stories and Facebook Marketplace. Even worse, they could see images uploaded to Facebook and not yet posted.

That's right – Facebook keeps copies of pictures you upload to the app and then don't get around to posting... just in case you want to come back and finish off the post. These images are kept for three days before being removed, Facebook says.
Cleaning up the mess

Some 1,500 third-party apps were inadvertently granted a higher level of access than they really should have had. Facebook is notifying the developers of the apps in question, but to what extent they accessed or used photos they shouldn't have seen isn't clear.

"We're sorry this happened," writes Facebook's Tomer Bar. "Early next week we will be rolling out tools for app developers that will allow them to determine which people using their app might be impacted by this bug. We will be working with those developers to delete the photos from impacted users."

The bug was live in September before being fixed, and Facebook could be in trouble with EU regulators for waiting so long to report it. If you're one of the users that might have been affected, you should see an alert the next time you log in.

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Mozilla Firefox 64.0

Dec 11, 2018 - 7:34 PM - by Reverend
Firefox is a free, open-source and cross-platform web browser.

English (US): Windows 32-bit | Windows 64-bit | Linux | Mac OS X

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YouTube is rolling out its Instagram-like Stories feature to more creators

Nov 29, 2018 - 8:46 PM - by Reverend
YouTube is expanding its Instagram-like Stories capability to more creators today, giving those with more than 10,000 subscribers the chance to use the tool.

There are some major differences between Instagram Stories and YouTube’s iteration of the feature. YouTube Stories last for seven days on the mobile app, they will appear for both subscribers and non-subscribers, and they’ll show up in YouTube’s “Up Next” sidebar beside a video. Creators who use the tool will be able to respond to fans who interact with their stories, and creator responses will be seen by anyone who comes across the story. Fans can leave comments or questions on stories, and creators can publicly address each response.

The focus for YouTube Stories, which was first announced in November 2017, seems to be on community engagement and channel promotion more than day-to-day life updates. Creators can show behind-the-scenes snippets of videos being made, for example, or tease upcoming collaborations.

Although YouTube tested the feature with a few channels earlier this year, the rollout to those essentially within YouTube’s Partner Program means YouTube Stories may start appearing more often on the homepage for mobile users. People on Reddit have discovered the upcoming change and have expressed mixed reactions about Stories on the platform. One user suggested that YouTube needs to focus on fixing its ongoing issues, including demonetization problems and advertising concerns, before rolling out bonus features.
"Even creators like Philip DeFranco have expressed some concern about Stories"

“The death of YouTube is finally coming to light,” one Reddit user wrote on a thread about the feature. “If they stop copying other social media and keep/support all of the old features (i.e. annotation) there is still a chance they will keep users.”

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Valve Discontinues Steam Link Hardware

Nov 21, 2018 - 11:15 AM - by Reverend
Valve has decided to stop offering the Steam Link hardware as an option and with it removed one of the easiest ways to stream your Steam games wirelessly or wired to a TV in another room.

The announcement was made on Steam yesterday, with stock of the Steam Link hardware already sold out across Europe and almost sold out in the US. Once they are all gone Valve will continue to support the hardware, but also the software version. It's possible to get versions of Steam Link for smartphones, tablets, and televisions without the need for dedicated hardware.

When the Steam Link device first appeared in Nov. 2015, it offered an easy solution for streaming games from a PC to a TV. Simply hook the Steam Link up to a TV in your home and then load the game on your PC. Your home network was then used to stream the game to the television, with the best experience gained through using a wired connection.

The box ran a modified version of Linux and offered compatibility with the Steam Controller as well as the Xbox 360 wireless and wired, Xbox One wired, DualShock 4, and Logitech Wireless Gamepad F710. Unsupported controllers that worked with the Steam Link included the DualShock 3, Xbox One wireless, Wii U Pro Controller, Nvidia Shield Controller, and the Switch Pro Controller.

Valve launched the Steam Link app for Android and iOS back in May this year. It allows your Steam games to be streamed to smartphones and tablets, but also smart TVs that support apps. However, Apple rejected the Steam Link app on iOS as it violated guidelines relating to user-generated content, in-app purchases, and content codes to name but a few.

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Fake Google Android driving apps claim half a million victims

Nov 21, 2018 - 11:11 AM - by Reverend
Over half a million Google Android users have downloaded a set of driving apps with absolutely no legitimate functions.

According to ESET security researcher Lukas Stefanko, the apps, published by a developer under the name Luiz O Pinto, account for at least 560,000 installs.

There are 13 applications in total, all of which relate to driving simulation in some way.

The Android apps include a truck cargo simulator, luxury car driving, motocross, and fire truck simulations, some of which displayed with very similar graphics to alternative, legitimate applications.

Once installed, the apps demonstrate no legitimate functionality. Instead, the apps hide themselves and their shortcut icons, requesting that the user download and install an additional .APK at the same time.

If consent is granted, the app then displays ads without permission when the mobile device is unlocked. Some previous users have reported that the apps also caused severe device slowdown.

The apps were reported and at the time of writing, appear to have been removed from the Google Play Store.

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Alexa can now make Skype calls

Nov 19, 2018 - 9:21 PM - by Reverend
Starting this week, you'll be able to make Skype calls on your Alexa devices. Basically the entire line of Echo devices will have the ability to make voice calls via Microsoft's VoIP platform. The Echo Show and its tablet-style screen will also be able to make and receive video calls.

In addition to calling your Skype contacts via Alexa, users will also be able to call mobile numbers and landlines using SkypeOut. The feature allows you to call existing contacts or a new number on Skype. You'll get 100 minutes of free calls per month for two months when you link your Skype account with Alexa.

In order to set up Skype for Alexa, open the Amazon Alexa app on your Android or iOS device. Go to Settings > Communication > Skype. You'll be prompted to login with your Microsoft account. Once you've successfully entered your username and password, you'll be able to make and accept calls from Skype through Alexa.

The integration of Skype and Alexa, which was promised earlier this year, is just the latest example of Amazon and Microsoft teaming up. The companies announced a partnership last year to make Alexa and Microsoft's voice assistant Cortona work together and earlier this year, Xbox One and Windows 10 got Alexa apps.

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Mozilla Firefox 63.0.3

Nov 16, 2018 - 9:57 PM - by Reverend
Firefox is a free, open-source and cross-platform web browser.

English (US): Windows 32-bit | Windows 64-bit | Linux | Mac OS X

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