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Image of article 'Coronavirus Pushes Reluctant Aung San Suu Kyi to Facebook'

Coronavirus Pushes Reluctant Aung San Suu Kyi to Facebook

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi cited the coronavirus pandemic as the impetus for reluctantly creating her first personal Facebook account in a post on Wednesday.

"I had no willingness to join Facebook at first," Suu Kyi wrote in the first post on the account, which was quickly verified with a blue tick to show it as genuine.

Suu Kyi recently appeared in a video on state media, washing her hands and instructing others to do likewise to stop coronavirus spreading.

Government spokesman Zaw Htay shared the new Facebook account on his own page on Wednesday, saying it was legitimate.

A public Facebook page has operated for Suu Kyi since the time of her campaign against the former junta and has over one million followers.

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Image of article 'Zoom Under Scrutiny in the US Over Privacy Concerns, Porn Hacks'

Zoom Under Scrutiny in the US Over Privacy Concerns, Porn Hacks

Using the hashtag "zoombombed," social media users have testified that they suddenly saw pornographic or racist images on their screens while using the app.

The FBI listed two examples where hackers had "Zoom-bombed" schools which have closed because of the deadly virus and which are now teaching classes online.

New York Attorney General Letitia James sent a letter to the in-vogue California enterprise "with a number of questions to ensure the company is taking appropriate steps to ensure users' privacy and security," a spokesman said.

Video conferencing app Zoom, which has seen its popularity skyrocket in the coronavirus pandemic, is in hot water after users complained to the FBI of being startled by porn during meetings.

The FBI recommended that Zoom users make all meetings private and avoid screen sharing to combat would-be hackers.

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Image of article 'Facebook DOWN: Facebook Messenger offline with Instagram and WhatsApp'

Facebook DOWN: Facebook Messenger offline with Instagram and WhatsApp

Facebook services are down tonight, with the same outage affecting Instagram and WhatsApp Apps.

Thousands of reports have been pouring in covering today's outage from Facebook users, who are having a hard time uploading pictures and using Facebook Messenger.

I’m sure it’s because a million different people are at home right now using the internet so it’s probably crashing Facebook," one user writes.

For now, there is no ETA on when Facebook will be back online alongside Whatsapp and Instagram.

The good news is that reports of Facebook issues are now dropping, meaning it might be a short outage.

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iOS 13.4 Downgrade To iOS 13.3.1 No Longer Possible, Here's Why

Thanks to Apple’s internal decision to stop digitally signing iOS 13.3.1 – and iOS 12.4.5 and tvOS 13.3.1 for that matter – users aren’t able to use the latest version of iTunes or Finder on macOS Catalina to downgrade from iOS 13.4 to iOS 13.3.1 in search of a jailbreak.

For those who are on iOS 13.3.1, the current version of the checkra1n jailbreak would have managed to do exactly that and get that device liberated from Apple’s walled garden.

Especially for those device owners who are heavily involved in the world of jailbreaking and always want the ability to get to a jailbreakable firmware version, such as iOS 13.3.1.

Apple has officially prevented jailbreak-eager iPhone owners from downgrading its firmware to version 13.3.1 on compatible devices.

But, of course, there is likely an element of Apple playing cat and mouse with the jailbreak community and shutting off access to a version of its firmware that it knows can still be jailbroken using the checkm8-based checkra1n.

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How to use Amazon Prime Video to watch TV shows and movies

You'll have the option of downloading content via Wi-Fi to watch offline, which can be key for long plane, train, or car rides.On a TV: There are several ways to watch Prime Video on your television, and it all depends on whether you're using a smart TV or using an external streaming device (like Roku, a Fire TV Stick, or a game console).

You can pause at any point and come back to the same spot, so if life gets in the way of your binging habit, you won't lose all your progress.On your phone or tablet: Whether you're an iPhone or an Android user, you'll want to download the Amazon Prime Video app in order to download and stream films and television content right onto your phone (the same goes for Apple or Android tablets).

Head over to Prime Video.To start using Prime video you can simply head over to the Prime Video homepage, where you'll be able to see all movies, TV shows, and other content that is included with your subscription.

Amazon Amazon has already made reading, shopping, music listening, and just about everything else easier, and now, it's improving upon your movie and TV watching experience, too.Prime Video gets you access not only to some of your favorite classic movies and TV shows, but also popular original content like "The Man in the High Castle" and "Transparent.

You'll want to find the Amazon Prime Video app on either your smart TV or your streaming device and then log into your account.

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Image of article 'Nigeria Becomes Eighth African Nation to Welcome Bitcoin ATMs'

Nigeria Becomes Eighth African Nation to Welcome Bitcoin ATMs

Coinstale’s terminal is only the second Bitcoin ATM in West Africa.

With Nigeria comprising Africa’s largest economy and population, the country’s first Bitcoin ATM may be a signpost for broader adoption across the continent.

Nigeria welcomes Africa’s 15th Bitcoin ATM Despite being home to the largest trade volume in Africa, Nigeria is the eighth country in the continent to host a Bitcoin ATM — with Blockstale’s comprising the 15th in Africa.

Africa’s largest country has welcomed its first Bitcoin ATM.

Nigerian ‘Bitcoin’ searches top Google Trends Nigeria also consistently tops Google searches for ‘Bitcoin’ — driving nearly twice the traffic as the second-ranked country, Austria, according to Google Trends.

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Image of article 'Zoom Meetings Aren't End      -      to      -      End Encrypted, Despite Misleading Marketing'

Zoom Meetings Aren't End - to - End Encrypted, Despite Misleading Marketing

An anonymous reader shares a report: Zoom, the video conferencing service whose use has spiked amid the Covid-19 pandemic, claims to implement end-to-end encryption, widely understood as the most private form of internet communication, protecting conversations from all outside parties.

In fact, Zoom is using its own definition of the term, one that lets Zoom itself access unencrypted video and audio from meetings.

With millions of people around the world working from home in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, business is booming for Zoom, bringing more attention on the company and its privacy practices, including a policy, later updated, that seemed to give the company permission to mine messages and files shared during meetings for the purpose of ad targeting.

Still, Zoom offers reliability, ease of use, and at least one very important security assurance: As long as you make sure everyone in a Zoom meeting connects using "computer audio" instead of calling in on a phone, the meeting is secured with end-to-end encryption, at least according to Zoom's website, its security white paper, and the user interface within the app.

But despite this misleading marketing, the service actually does not support end-to-end encryption for video and audio content, at least as the term is commonly understood.

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Image of article 'Musk Offers FDA-Approved Ventilators Free of Cost to Hospitals'

Musk Offers FDA-Approved Ventilators Free of Cost to Hospitals

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Tuesday the company has extra FDA-approved ventilators that can be shipped free of cost to hospitals within regions where the electric carmaker delivers.

Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment on how many ventilators it has to offer, or how the company will prioritize requests.

Governments across the globe have appealed to automakers and aerospace companies help procure or make ventilators and other medical equipment amid a fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak, which has infected more than 800,000 people globally and killed over 37,500.

In United States, states hard hit by the pandemic have pleaded with the Trump administration and manufacturers to speed up production of ventilators to cope with a surge in patients.

Earlier this week, Ford Motor Co said it will produce 50,000 ventilators over the next 100 days at a plant in Michigan in cooperation with General Electric's healthcare unit, and can then build 30,000 per month as needed to treat patients afflicted with the coronavirus.

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Image of article 'Attackers can use Zoom to steal users’ Windows credentials with no warning'

Attackers can use Zoom to steal users’ Windows credentials with no warning

While the attack works only against Windows users, Hickey said attacks can be launched using any form of Zoom, again, by sending targets a UNC location in a text message.

He showed in one tweet how the Zoom Windows client exposed the credentials that could be used to access restricted parts of a Windows network.

In the event that targets click on those links on networks that aren’t fully locked down, Zoom will send the Windows usernames and the corresponding NTLM hashes to the address contained in the link.

Attacks work by using the Zoom chat window to send targets a string of text that represents the network location on the Windows device they’re using.

When Windows users click on the link while they’re connected to certain unsecured machines or networks, the Zoom app will send the credentials over port 445, which is used to transmit traffic related to Windows SMB and Active Directory services.

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Houseparty Announces $1 Million Bounty for Proof of Sabotage

Soon after the rumours of getting hacked surfaced by purported Houseparty users, a number of people started deleting the app from their phones.

Several people on Twitter claimed that some of the other apps available on their phones were locked out after downloading Houseparty.

The official Twitter account of the Houseparty app on Tuesday announced the $1 million bounty for producing the proof of the smear campaign.

Well, these are some of the questions that Houseparty users are grappling with right now due to various rumours and reports highlighting vulnerability in the video chat app.

“One likely scenario is that the Houseparty app is the last app many users may have installed and registered using the same credentials as other apps, such as Netflix, Spotify and countless others,” said John Shier, Senior Security Advisor, Sophos.

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Image of article 'Coronavirus Misinformation Was Spreading Online as Early as January'

Coronavirus Misinformation Was Spreading Online as Early as January

The researchers also found that the narrative about the virus’s origins from official Chinese media changed dramatically over a period of weeks.

But their findings indicated that that from the time the conspiracy theories started, they had been disseminated—and had snowballed—across various social sites, state media, and eventually a public official.

Weeks prior to that, variations of the claim that the virus that causes covid-19 was actually some kind of genetic warfare circulated on social media in posts the researchers were able to track back to at least early January (though they noted that earlier posts may have been removed as platforms clamp down on coronavirus misinformation).

This particular baseless conspiracy theory was shared on social media as well as by Zhao Lijian, an official with the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Information Department, and stems from the political finger-pointing between the United States and China that’s been exacerbated by the pandemic.

But the spread of misinformation about the virus is not merely limited to Chinese officials and media.

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How to cancel your Skype account's subscription, and stop paying a monthly fee for landline calls

Open Skype on your Mac or PC and log into your account.2.

You need to cancel a subscription at least three days before the renewal date, otherwise you could be automatically charged again.Here's how to cancel a Skype subscription, using the desktop app for Mac and PC.

The easiest of these are Skype credits, which let you pay for minutes as you go; and a Skype subscription, which grants you unlimited minutes for a monthly fee.Once you purchase a Skype subscription, you can cancel it via Skype's "Manage Features" tab.

You can cancel your Skype account's subscription through the Skype website, by opening your account settings.A Skype subscription lets you make an unlimited number of calls to non-Skype phone numbers by paying a monthly fee instead of for individual credits.Once you cancel your Skype subscription, you'll have to either buy credits or sign up for another subscription before you can make more calls to non-Skype numbers.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

From here, you can cancel subscriptions that you've previously purchased by selecting "Cancel subscription," which is located underneath your billing information on the right side of the page.

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Image of article 'T-Mobile completes Sprint merger, promises ‘transformative 5G network'

T-Mobile completes Sprint merger, promises ‘transformative 5G network

T-Mobile today said that it will give customers access to “average 5G speeds up to 8 times faster than current LTE in just a few years” and “15 times faster over the next six years,” at which point it will offer 5G to 99% of the U.S. population — with 90% seeing higher than 100Mbps speeds.

On the other hand, T-Mobile is expected to shutter some overlapping Sprint retail locations and has divested some of its network assets and prepaid Boost Mobile customers to Dish Network, which will lead to job changes and some losses — a challenge, given the currently fragile state of the U.S. economy.

Today’s merger will bring together T-Mobile’s and Sprint’s separate but complementary network assets, combining wide but low-speed T-Mobile low band with mid-range, mid-speed Sprint mid band spectrum and short distance but high-speed T-Mobile high band spectrum.

As previously reported, the merger’s completion marks the end of John Legere’s tenure as T-Mobile’s CEO and the beginning of Mike Sievert’s control over the third-largest U.S. cellular carrier.

After seemingly endless regulatory hurdles at the federal and state levels, T-Mobile announced today that it has completed its merger with Sprint, a deal it says will result in a “transformative 5G network” for consumers and businesses.

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Image of article 'Apple was started in a garage on this day in 1976. Here are the modest beginnings of 5 tech companies worth billions today.'

Apple was started in a garage on this day in 1976. Here are the modest beginnings of 5 tech companies worth billions today.

A few scrappy guys with a genius idea working out of a garage has become essential to the stories told about these companies, and even the stories the companies tell about themselves.The Garage Beginning has become an essential, almost cliché, part of a tech company's story.

Some of the most legendary companies in Silicon Valley famously started in garages.

Google, Apple, HP, Microsoft, and Amazon all say that they started in garages.Now, they are some of the most valuable companies in the world and are worth billions.The idea of starting in a garage has taken on a mythic status, to the point where some founders intentionally want to be able to say that they did it, too.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Fast Company called the startup garage "more than just a part of Silicon Valley's folklore; it has transformed into an image, an exportable idea ... the architectural symbol that would attract the right venture capital," Many of these structures don't exist as they did when companies were formed in them, but their renovated models are still historic sites in the eyes of fans, and even of some municipalities.Here are the garages where some of the biggest tech companies started.

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Image of article 'Nailed It’ on Netflix is your cozy, family-friendly, aspirational quarantine show'

Nailed It’ on Netflix is your cozy, family-friendly, aspirational quarantine show

And the variety of themes for the cakes in each episode keeps bleeding over to the rest of the show in fun new ways, such as this season’s “The One With the ’90s Theme” episode, which starts with a pitch-perfect Clinton-era-sitcom opening credits parody.

The producers keep finding ways to keep things fresh, whether it’s having comedian Paul Scheer on as a contestant rather than a judge last winter, or this season’s episode pitting twins against each other.

Parents will see themselves in the contestants, while millennials are probably already fans of the guest judges, a mix of comedians, chefs, and YouTubers that includes for this season Adam Scott, Fortune Feimster, Valerie Gordon, and Gabby Douglas.

While being stuck at home on Day #(insert upside-down smile emoji) of this quarantine may seem like the perfect time for a 10-hour binge of a beloved drama, there’s just something about watching morally gray people attempt to unscrew themselves out of an impossible situation before it compromises them to a permanent end that feels so wrong right now.

Either way, what’s undeniable is that Nailed It is a show about regular people trying to do their best and mostly failing but often surprising you in little ways.

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Image of article 'Players will no longer be able to buy/sell cards in the new Artifact'

Players will no longer be able to buy/sell cards in the new Artifact

Valve is ready to talk about its plan to reboot Artifact.

Artifact, Valve’s failed card game, came back from the dead recently when the developer posted an update announcing that the game had not been abandoned, and that there are in fact plans to revitalise it.

This is part of Valve’s plan to make Artifact easier to get into, which also includes a new Hero Draft mode that lets you create a deck and experiment away from the pressure of multiplayer.

Valve is also making other gameplay changes, such as zooming the perspective out a bit a more to show all three lanes simultaneously.

Valve will prioritise existing owners of the game, and keep expanding the pool until an eventual open beta launch.

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T-Mobile completes merger with Sprint, CEO John Legere steps down

The big picture: The close of the merger also signals a shift in leadership as longtime T-Mobile CEO John Legere has stepped aside, ceding the helm to Mike Sievert.

T-Mobile on Wednesday officially completed its merger with Sprint to create the New T-Mobile, a third mega carrier that is better positioned to compete with heavyweights Verizon and ATT for customers in the US.

The combined company will operate under the name T-Mobile and continue to trade on the NASDAQ under the symbol TMUS.

T-Mobile said Legere would continue as a member of the board through the remainder of his current term which expires in June.

While T-Mobile is likely sad to see Legere exit, the company is no doubt thrilled that its merger with Sprint is finally complete.

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Image of article 'New Facebook feature lets people offer & ask for help during Covid-19 crisis'

New Facebook feature lets people offer & ask for help during Covid-19 crisis

Facebook is expanding its Community Help feature so users can request help and offer assistance to those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Back in 2017, Facebook updated its Safety Check feature with Community Help, which lets people find and give help such as food, shelter, and transportation after a man-made or natural disaster such as terrorist attacks or hurricanes.

Facebook suggests using Community Help as a way of “volunteering to deliver groceries or donating to a local food pantry or fundraiser,” during the outbreak.

As with the regular Facebook news feed, you can decide if you want posts to be seen by everyone (Public), friends of friends, or just friends.

Facebook says the feature is now being rolled out in the US, UK, France, Australia and Canada, and is expected to launch in other countries over the coming weeks.

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Working From Home: Is Zoom safe to use for video conference calls

This is because the app has mixed up grouping for contacts for certain users; while you’re only supposed to see contacts within your “Company Directory”, Zoom reportedly groups certain users who have signed up with personal emails with others who have done the same.

This is the same encryption that secure websites utilise with HTTPS—crucially, it is not the same”end-to-end” encryption that providers like WhatsApp offer, although Zoom says that it does not access user data on its servers.

Instead, video meetings on Zoom use TLS encryption, which means that data sent between users and Zoom’s servers are encrypted.

End-to-end encryption basically means that communication (and content) sent between users is 100% protected—even the provider (Zoom, in this case) doesn’t have access.

However, in the case of video conferencing app Zoom, this rise in popularity has also led to certain privacy-related issues being brought up.

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Iran's F-7 Fighter Is A Copy of a J-7 Fighter from China (That Copies a MiG-21

Compounding the problem is the excessively high number of flight hours that Iranian airframes likely have on them, given their old age — some of the airframes are likely from the late 1960s or even earlier.

Spare parts are hard to come by, though domestic production has attempted to fill this hole, although Iran’s true manufacturing capabilities, particularly for higher-end aircraft and tank components are likely seriously inadequate, or essentially rebranding, repainting or rebadging of other countries vintage technology.

Chinese state media quoted an Iranian Air Force public relations official by saying that the crash was due to “Technical deficits.”

It made a slight blip in the headlines in 2018, when one of Iran’s F-7 training airframes crash-landed in the “near the city of Hassanabad in Jarqavieh Olya district, Isfahan province.”

Iran’s motley fleet of airframes includes a wide variety of antiquated aircraft, including American F-14 Tomcats, McDonell Douglas F-4 Phantom II (that have apparently seen combat in Syrian), as well as Northrop F-5 light attack jets.

WhatsApp Reportedly Working On Multi-Device Support

WhatsApp is undoubtedly one of the world’s most popular messaging app, boasting more than two billion monthly users.

Sadly, the app is severely limited by its inability to be simultaneously active on more than one device at a time.

Signs of the upcoming multiple device support were found in the latest WhatsApp beta version 2.20.110 and posted on WABetaInfo.

Whatever the case, the ability to be active on more than one device would be a welcome, if not necessary feature.

Telegram, a directly competing messaging app, has long supported the feature.

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Government To Monitor Coronavirus Pandemic News Reporting After Supreme Court Order

And, according to The Wire, the bench comprising of CJI, S.A. Bobde and Justice L. Nageswara Rao said, "In particular, we expect the media (print, electronic or social) to maintain a strong sense of responsibility and ensure that unverified news capable of causing panic is not disseminated.

It is therefore, in the largest interest of justice that when this court has taken cognizance, this court is pleased to issue a direction that no electronic/print media/web portal or social media shall print/publish or telecast anything without first ascertaining the true factual position from the separate mechanism provided by the Central Government."

Live Law reported that the Supreme Court observed that the migration of labourers happened due to fake news that the lockdown will continue for more than three months.

The status report filed by Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla IAS stated that: "in an unprecedented situation of this nature, any deliberate or unintended fake or inaccurate reporting either in electronic, print, social media or web portals has a serious and inevitable potential of causing panic in large sections of the society."

A daily bulletin by the Government of India through all media avenues including social media and forums to clear the doubts of people would be made active within a period of 24 hours as submitted by the Solicitor General of India.

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Grab driver shares what it's like for e-hailing drivers during the MCO in Malaysia

PETALING JAYA, March 31 — The movement control order (MCO) has forced many Malaysians to stay home to curb the spread of Covid-19, essentially putting the brakes on businesses such as e-hailing platforms.

Among those affected is Grab driver turned GrabFood rider Yee Kim Chang who found himself adopting a sudden change in profession after the MCO kicked in on March 18.

In a press release published last week, Grab Malaysia country head Sean Goh said that “tens of thousands” of Grab drivers have been deployed to their GrabFood, GrabMart, and GrabExpress operations due to the decline in e-hailing customers and an accompanying spike in delivery orders.

For someone like Yee, it took some time to adjust to being a GrabFood rider after spending the past five years behind the wheel as an e-hailing driver.

I think it was a great idea that Grab started getting drivers to do GrabFood deliveries too as it really helped to increase our income at a time where most Malaysians were staying at home.”

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Windows 10 PowerToys 0.16 update introduces new tools

Provided that the feature is enabled -- which it is by default -- all it takes is to select images in File Explorer and then the Resize Images context menu option to open the configuration screen.

Window Walker adds another option to find processes quickly on the system.

The new PowerToys release adds two new preview options to File Explorer.

SVG Preview and Markdown Preview provide users with options to preview these file types in File Explorer's preview pane.

Both new preview options are enabled by default.

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