Wikileaks has released the next instalment of documents from its Vault 7 leaks. The instalment dubbed "Dark Matter" details how the CIA have compromised Apple products including Macs and iPhones.
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Apple is preparing an easy-to-use video editor called Clips. One of the headline features in the app is Live Titles which allows the creation of animated captions by using just your voice.
Amazon has updated its Alexa artificial intelligence to allow customers to buy goods from its own Prime Now store. Customers will have to have a default payment and default shipping address.
IBM has launched its IBM blockchain, based on Hyperledger Fabric. Several companies will be deploying IBM blockchain on their networks this year, including Energy-Blockchain Labs from China.
The UK Home Office has scolded some of its employees for taking to Twitter to attack US President Donald Trump. It said its employees should be politically impartial, including on social media.
Chrome 57 launched on desktop last week bringing with it significant power usage improvements by throttling the CPU usage of background tabs which resulted in a 25% fewer busy background tabs.
In Firefox 55, due to be released in August, websites will have to be using HTTPS to request geolocation data from a users' browser. Chrome implemented the feature in the first half of 2016.
Telegram is now testing voice calls in the latest beta version of the app. Users can define in the settings who they want to allow calls from, and will be able to check whether calls are encrypted.
WikiLeaks has unleashed the first part of the Vault7 series which details the CIA's cyberweapon capabilities. Most devices are vulnerable and the CIA has way to read Signal messages too.
The telecom regulator, Ofcom, has ordered BT to put a price cap on its landline-only offerings because customers aren't getting their value for money. This will mostly benefit vulnerable customers.
LineageOS 14.1 has now arrived on several more Samsung devices. Since its launch at Christmas, the LineageOS project has been racing to get its software on all the devices which CyanogenMod supported.
Derbyshire's trading standards body has stated that consuming pirated content via streaming websites is not currently illegal. It reiterated that selling Kodi with piracy add-ons is illegal.
China's BeiDou satellite network now works with a new chip that enables the system to pin a device's location accurately to one or two metres, putting it on par with the EU's Galileo satellite system.
The GSMA has awarded Samsung the best smartphone title for its flagship Galaxy S7 edge which launched last March. The award was given for its refined design, advanced camera, and performance.
Jolla is on an announcement roll today. The Finnish firm has just announced that the Sony Xperia line of devices will get official support for Sailfish OS by the end of the second quarter.