Day: February 20, 2020

Oracle plays its Trump card: Blushing Big Red gushes over US govt support in Java API battle… just as Larry Ellison holds Donald fundraiser

Unfortunate timing – the Obama admin also supported the database giant The US solicitor general Noel Francisco on Wednesday filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Oracle in its Java API copyright lawsuit against Google, scheduled to be argued before the US Supreme Court next month.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Twitter experiments with labeling ‘harmfully misleading’ tweets by politicians – CNET

A leaked demo shows bright orange labels beneath these tweets. …read more Source:: CNet

Google Bans 600 Android Apps for Obnoxious Ads

The Google Play apps violated the tech behemoth’s disruptive advertising policies. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Popular Mobile Document-Management Apps Put Data at Risk

Most iOS and Android apps that Cometdocs has published on Google and Apple app stores transmit entire documents – unencrypted. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Microsoft To Bring Its Defender Antivirus Software To iOS and Android

Microsoft said today it plans to bring its antivirus software, Defender Advanced Threat Protection, to phones and other devices running Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. From a report: The software, also called Defender ATP, is already available on Windows and MacOS. It offers features like preventive protection, post-breach detection and automated investigation and response, according…

RSA Conference loses one more abbreviated tech giant after AT&T disconnects over Wuhan coronavirus fears

Alternative headline: Killer bio-nasty linked to former alien vault and cyber-hacker gathering Yet another big brand has pulled out of RSA Conference, due to take place next week, amid the ongoing novel coronavirus panic.… …read more Source:: Register

Mercedes-Benz car subscription service now offers an AMG-only tier – Roadshow

Fancy a subscription of only the top performing Mercedes-badged vehicles? That’s a thing now. …read more Source:: CNet

Google AI No Longer Uses Gender Binary Tags on Images of People

Google’s image-labeling AI tool will no longer label pictures with gender tags like “man” and “woman.” From a report: In the email, Google cites its ethical rules on AI as the basis for the change. This is a progressive move by Google — and one that will hopefully set a precedent for the rest of…

A Sailor Moon makeup line has finally launched – CNET

Sailor Guardians unite for this glittery, starry set from US cosmetics company Colourpop. …read more Source:: CNet

Data breach hits US defense agency responsible for securing combat IT – CNET

The hack targeted a system run by the Defense Information Systems Agency. …read more Source:: CNet