Ad Network Sizmek Probes Account Breach

March 13, 2019

Online advertising firm Sizmek Inc. [NASDAQ: SZMK] says it is investigating a security incident in which a hacker was reselling access to a user account with the ability to modify ads and analytics for a number of big-name advertisers. In a recent posting to a Russian-language cybercrime forum, an individual who’s been known to sell access to hacked online accounts kicked off an auction for “the admin panel of a big…

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Verizon Says 5G Network Will Cost Extra $10 a Month

Verizon said on Tuesday that it will charge an additional $10 a month per smartphone for subscribers who want to add 5G speeds to their devices, the first major U.S. carrier to disclose pricing for the faster cellular service. From a report: Verizon says it’ll flip the switch next month on a much-hyped, next-generation “5G” phone network. Service will start in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis. Verizon expects to have…

March 13, 2019
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Android Q developer beta is available now on all Pixel devices (Chaim Gartenberg/The Verge)

March 13, 2019

Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge: Android Q developer beta is available now on all Pixel devices  —  Improved privacy controls, support for foldable screens, and more  —  Google has released the first preview of Android Q to developers today in what’s become the annual tradition of an early March look at the next major version of Android. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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IBM, and Some Other Companies Did Not Inform People When Using Their Photos From Flickr To Train Facial Recognition Systems

IBM and some other firms are using at least a million of images they have gleaned from Flickr to help train a facial recognition system. Although the photos in question were shared under a Creative Commons license, many users say they never imagined their images would be used in this way. Furthermore, the people shown in the images didn’t consent to anything. From a report: “This is the dirty little…

March 13, 2019
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Google Launches Android Q Beta 1

Google said today it is rolling out the first beta version of Android Q, the newest version of its mobile operating system. The company will roll out a stable version of Android Q later this year. From a report: The first beta includes a preview SDK for developers with system images for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, and the official Android…

March 13, 2019
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