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Facebook Continues Copying Snapchat Features Facebook has long been known for trying to repeat a success of the well-known image-sharing service Snapchat: it has already introduced 2 versions of Stories, attempted 2 acquisitions Yahoo Warned about Malicious Activity on Accounts, Again Added: Monday, February 20th, 2017
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The tech giant has warned its users of potentially malicious activity that took place in 2015 and 2016. This seems to be the latest cybersecurity problem experienced by Yahoo. The news were announced 2 months after Yahoo revealed that details of more than 1bn user accounts had been compromised in 2013, becoming the largest breach ever. UK Political Parties Asked for Advice on Cyber-Attacks British political parties have approached their local surveillance agency GCHQ asking for advice on how to improve their online security. The National Cyber Security Centre confirmed that the parties had contacted it in an informal manner and that it expected to be asked to provide formal advice on security. Russia May Consider Returning Snowden to US as a Favor to Trump The rumors are that Russia is considering turning over the NSA leaker as a "gift" to Donald Trump. Kodi Addon Was Used for Creation of DDoS “Botnet” One of the popular Kodi addons, Exodus, is normally used to access pirated films and TV-shows, but over the past week its users unwittingly participated in the DDoS attack. When the problem was unearthed, the Exodus developer rolled back the malicious code and retired. Alleged Russian Hacker Detained in Prague Evgeniy Nikulin was detained by Czech police on an Interpol arrest warrant issued by US authorities back in October and currently faces extradition requests from both Russia and the US. Nikulin, 29, a Russian citizen How Long Does It Take You to Connect to a Wi-Fi Network? According to researchers from Tsinghua University and the developer of WeChat, more and more people today feel frustrated while trying to connect to a Wi-Fi network: it takes 15% of users longer than 5 seconds to connect to a Wi-Fi network, 5% of users – longer than 10 seconds. News about MegaUpload 2.0 Kim Dotcom postponed the news about his new service MegaUpload 2.0 for a few days following an undisclosed obstacle, referring to some kind of "roadblock" in his tweets just a couple hours before the hour X. Only now the public knew that Kim was going to announce a merger with some publicly listed Canadian company that day Snapchat Revised Its Attitude to Spicy Images and Fake News The company decided to change the procedure for publishers on Snapchat Discover service. Now posting of semi-nude images without editorial value are banned, and procedure to prevent the spread of fake news is clarified. Copyright Holder Stole Physical Stuff from Pirates in Revenge A movie director once found out that his film had been illegally downloaded and distributed among store employees. He decided to get his revenge: he went to that store and literally stole ingredients to make a clam chowder. Unlike file-sharers, he got caught.
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