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Android Bug is Back

You may remember Stagefright as a hugely widespread Android flaw that raised concerns over users’ security all over the world. Google finally patched Stagefright a few weeks ago, but it seems to be back for a second go. Now security researchers found a new vulnerability in how videos are processed by Google’s operating system. The way they are handled apparently …

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Google Unveiled New Android Version: Marshmallow

Google revealed a new name for its new OS: Marshmallow. It became clear not from a press release, but from a statue outside Google’s office in California. Marshmallow is the 13th official version of the Linux-based OS used in many smartphones and tablets. Previous names for Android software were also kept with the dessert theme: Cupcake, Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, …

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Final Warning to Russian Pirates

Russian Pirates Received a Final Warning

Russian government issued “a final warning” for people operating illegal websites. The local copyright legislation was amended again to not just protect more content, but also enable authorities to permanently block websites making copyrighted content available. Following massive pressure from the copyright owners all over the world, a couple years ago Russia started taking attempts to improve its reputation of …

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Reddit and Google Will Remove Explicit Content

Two tech giants have announced a similar move. Reddit, a well-known social-networking and news website, claimed that it would remove nude pictures, videos and links to them if the person featured there has not given permission to post them. Google follows the move and is also going to remove most nude photos and video from publicly accessible websites on its …

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Google and Uber are now working on rival driverless taxi services

Google Selfdriving Car

Google has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in Uber in the past couple of years, but now Google might be gunning for the ride-sharing company’s business – or at least the future of it. Bloomberg reports that Google has been working on a ride-sharing app service, presumably to be used with the company’s ever-improving self-driving cars initiative. Putting that …

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Google acquires maker of Toontastic storytelling app

Google Acquire Toontastic

Search giant Google looks to be building its presence in the child-friendly mobile apps business. Google has acquired Launchpad Toys, maker of the popular kid-friendly storytelling app Toontastic, the startup announced on Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We’re proud to announce that our little toy company is joining a great big team of tinkerers to empower gajillions …

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