Facebook suspends Trump campaign's data analytics team, Cambridge Analytica, for harvesting private information of 50 million users dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-03-17 15:12:05

Facebook has suffered what has been described as the social networks "biggest ever data breach" after Cambridge Analytica and its parent group Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) harvested data from more than 50 million users. Cambridge Analytica is best known for its work with the Trump campaign for the 2016 election, and Facebook found that the company had violated it data privacy...

Microsoft releases Skype as a Snap for Linux dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-02-01 16:59:12

While Microsoft has long been viewed as an enemy of the Linux community -- and it still is by some -- the company has actually transformed into an open source champion. Not only does Microsoft release software for Linux, such as PowerShell Core 6.0, but it is even serving distros in its software store for Windows. Let's not forget that Microsoft even offers Linux virtual machines in Azure. One...

DDoS threats and bot attacks are biggest threats to API security dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-31 14:54:58

APIs power many of our digital experiences, but because they provide a window into applications they also present a security risk. A new study from cyber security company Imperva reveals that 69 percent of companies have public-facing APIs which offer a route to the sensitive data behind applications. The results show 80 percent of organizations use a public cloud service to protect the data...

Huawei will preload Android Messages on its Android smartphones dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-18 18:48:54

After you've used a messaging app, it's hard to go back to SMS. You can't share files, get read receipts, group chats or share emoji. It's archaic, but the good news is that there is an alternative. It's called Rich Communication Services and it offers many of the features that we have come to love on messaging apps. Google is one of the biggest adopters, offering support for RCS in its Android...

Apple releases iOS 11.2.2 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 to protect against Spectre vulnerability dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-08 20:42:19

Following the Meltdown and Spectre revelations, let's just say that 2018 is off to a bad start for many tech companies. Apple is among the biggest players affected by the two security vulnerabilities, with all iOS and Mac users at risk. The company was quick to patch Meltdown, however, with iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2 and tvOS 11.2 getting mitigations against the vulnerability. And, now, it's tackling...

Linux Mint 19 named 'Tara' dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-03 15:04:23

Unfortunately, 2017 was not the much-fabled year of the Linux desktop. Hell, that might not ever happen. With Windows 10 being such a disappointment for many, however, it is definitely a possibility. Maybe 2018 will be the year... One such desktop operating system that consistently delights users is Linux Mint. Today, we get some information about the upcoming version 19. The biggest news is that...

The New York Times pulls support for its Windows Phone app dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2017-12-30 21:07:53

Microsoft's Windows Phone was actually pretty terrible. While it had some redeeming qualities, the now-failed platform was was quite deficient compared to iOS and Android. Only the absolute biggest Microsoft loyalists truly embraced it, and even they have mostly moved on. Yeah, other consumers bought Windows Phone devices, but likely just because some of the models were so damn inexpensive -- it...

Security burnout: Avoidable or inevitable? dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2017-12-22 13:42:03

The biggest threat facing cybersecurity is not advanced attackers or evolving technology. It is the lack of people able to defend networks. Cybersecurity experts predict that by 2021 there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs. That number is up from one million in 2016. The reasons behind this global issue are complicated, but many of them stem from the overarching issue of security...

Big data delivers higher revenue and faster growth dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2017-12-19 12:24:49

Almost 60 percent of enterprises adopting big data cite both increased productivity across the organization and improved efficiency leading to reduced costs as their biggest gains. This is among the findings of a survey by enterprise software company Syncsort, which finds that the most dramatic increase in reported benefits was higher revenue and accelerated growth, which 55 percent named as a...

Microsoft Launcher is very popular with Android users dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2017-12-18 18:23:59

Microsoft has become one of the most relevant mobile developers by offering its best products and services to (virtually) everyone who owns a smartphone and tablet -- for free. Major apps like Word, Skype and Outlook are among the most popular titles in their respective categories on the two biggest platforms: Android and iOS. Microsoft did not stop there though, as it also created new apps...