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Study: Preschool children who have more screen time show structural differences in their brains

07/11/2019 (Thu)

New US research has found that preschool-age children who use more screen-based media show structural differences in the brain – which could affect their language and literacy skills.

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Businesses are replacing VPNs with zero trust network access

06/11/2019 (Wed)

Zscaler has announced the results from the first industry survey to examine enterprise adoption of Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), revealing that businesses have already started to replace VPNs with ZTNA.

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Firefox will put an end to those annoying notifications… about notifications

05/11/2019 (Tue)

Firefox 72 will block push notification request popups by default. This means you’ll no longer see messages asking ‘Will you allow xyz.com to send notifications?’

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Tweens, teens, and phones: What Common Sense’s 2019 research reveals

05/11/2019 (Tue)

Is there anything more frustrating than hearing “fine” when you ask your kid how their day was? It’s the same feeling – times 1,000 – when we see our kids on their devices and have no clue what they’re up to.

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Freebies are the key hook in new ‘streaming wars’

01/11/2019 (Fri)

If you make it free, will they come? Apple, Disney and AT&T’s WarnerMedia want to jump-start their challenges to Netflix by offering freebies and deep discounts on emerging streaming plans.

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One of Malaysia’s first eWallets bites the dust

01/11/2019 (Fri)

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31 — With more players entering the competitive eWallet space, Digi appears to have thrown in the towel for its VCash eWallet. The digital wallet is barely two years old and they have initiated a refund process for its current users. According to the SMS sent to existing users, the wallet service will end on November 30, 2019.

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These were the worst malware strains of 2019

01/11/2019 (Fri)

Webroot has released its third annual Nastiest Malware list highlighting 2019’s worst cybersecurity threats and the fact that consumers and businesses alike need to take cybersecurity education more seriously.

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Millions of Adobe Creative Cloud accounts exposed online

29/10/2019 (Tue)

The user records of almost 7.5m Adobe Creative Cloud customers, including email addresses, account information and the names of the Adobe product they use, were left exposed online and were accessible to anyone with a web browser.

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US county’s experience shows perils of ransomware

25/10/2019 (Fri)

JEFFERSON, Georgia: On the first Saturday in March, computer screens at the 911 dispatch centre in this small town went dark.

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AWS hit by major DDoS attack

24/10/2019 (Thu)

Amazon’s cloud computing division AWS recently experienced a sustained DDoS attack that appears to have lasted for around eight hours.

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Googling these celebrities might get you hacked

23/10/2019 (Wed)

Looking for more information about your favorite celebrities online? You might want to be careful as it could get you hacked according to McAfee’s 2019 list of the most dangerous celebrities to search for online.

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Fake WordPress plugins again allowing hackers into unsecured sites

22/10/2019 (Tue)

Security researchers from the web security and protection company Sucuri have discovered that cybercriminals are using malicious plugins, which hide in plain sight and serve as backdoors, to gain access to and maintain a foothold on WordPress sites.

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ISIS is reportedly using popular Gen Z app TikTok as its newest recruitment tool

22/10/2019 (Tue)

Short-form video platform TikTok has removed two-dozen accounts for posting propaganda for the Islamic State, Georgia Wells at The Wall Street Journal reported.

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New LEGO sets are designed for people who are always glued to their smartphones

21/10/2019 (Mon)

One of the biggest complaints of parents is that their children are always glued to their smartphones; it’s almost as though the world now exists just as much digitally as it does physically. That hasn’t phased LEGO, though, despite being widely known as a manufacturer of toys – physical toys – and its latest kits now blur the boundaries of physical and digital play.

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Microsoft admits Android is the best operating system for mobile devices

17/10/2019 (Thu)

At an event at Microsoft’s flagship store in London, Panos Panay, the chief product officer for the Microsoft Devices group, admitted that the company is using Android in its upcoming Surface Duo phone because, quite simply, the “best OS for this product is Android”.

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