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Zoom may have serious privacy loophole
The global lockdown in the aftermath of coronavirus pandemic has brought sporadic focus on video conferencing apps, with Zoom app especially gaining unprecedented popularity across the world. But online news platform The Intercept has brought to the fore a critical information about Zoom that should concern its enthusiastic users. It has made shocking claim that Zoom app isn’t exactly end-to-end encrypted, despite the tall claims made by the company.
Apple Buys popular weather app Dark Sky and pulls plug on Android version
Tech giant Apple has bought weather app Dark Sky for an undisclosed amount. Dark Sky app’s IOS users will not experience any major changes. But the forecast is pretty cloudy for the android users, with the company announcing that it will pull the plug on all its services on Android app in the coming months. This shutdown decision marks another chapter in the never-ending battle between Apple and Google.
Xerox is no more interested in $34 Bn HP takeover
The impending economic uncertainty in the aftermath of coronavirus pandemic has forced Xerox to drop the attempts of hostile takeover of Hewlett Packard (HP). On Tuesday, Xerox said that it was officially backing out from the takeover bid of HP. The announcement marks the end of growing tensions between the two companies, with HP’s board making every possible effort to block the hostile takeover.
Uber ramps up its response to COVID-19 pandemic
Playing the catch up game, Uber has apparently decided to sharpen its response to coronavirus pandemic. The ride hailing giant on Tuesday announced that it will pledge 10 Mn free rides and food deliveries to COVID patients across the US. The buzz is that the company is also seriously planning to expand this offer globally.
Marriott Hotel hit by a major data breach
Hotel giant Marriott Hotel has confirmed it was hit by a major data breach earlier this year, compromising the personal information of almost 5.2 Mn guests. Marriott said that hacking took place in mid-January in one of its franchise hotels. But the company claimed that all its payment data is safe and only sundry information like names, address and phone number have be stolen.