Sci-Tech

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp suffer outage

(Eagle News) — Millions of users on the popular social media site Facebook could not access the company’s main page as well as its other services on Monday. Instead of users’ usual feed, they were greeted by the error message: …

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Apple users urged to download Pegasus spyware flaw fix

(FILES) This file studio photographic illustration shows a smartphone with the website of Israel’s NSO Group which features ‘Pegasus’ spyware, on display in Paris on July 21, 2021. Apple users were urged on September 14, 2021 to update their devices …

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Microsoft warns thousands of cloud customers of data vulnerability

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 20, 2021 a Microsoft logo adorns a building in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Eva HAMBACH / AFP (AFP) — Microsoft says it has warned thousands of its cloud computing clients of a recently …

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Hackers steal records of 40 million T-Mobile customers

T-Mobile notified customers of a data breach that compromised the records of over 40 million current and past customers. Eagle News Service. (Eagle News) — T-Mobile announced Wednesday that hackers attacked the U.S. wireless company, stealing personal information of more …

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Samsung announces two new foldable smartphones

  (Eagle News) — Two new mobile phones were introduced by technology giant Samung — the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3. As their names imply, what sets these new phones apart are their foldable screens. While this is not …

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TikTok tops Facebook as most downloaded app of 2020

  (AFP) — TikTok was the world’s most downloaded app last year, overtaking Facebook and its messaging platforms, market tracker App Annie said Tuesday. The Chinese-owned video app surged in popularity despite efforts by former president Donald Trump to ban it …

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Facebook shuts down vaccine disinformation ‘laundromat’

  (AFP) — Facebook on Tuesday said it shut down a disinformation operation which sought to spread Covid-19 vaccine hoaxes by duping social network influencers into backing false claims. The leading social network labeled the operating a “disinformation laundromat” which …

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Meatpacking giant JBS believes Russia behind hack that hit plants

  By John Biers Agence France-Presse (AFP) — An American subsidiary of Brazilian meat processor JBS told the US government that it has received a ransom demand in a cyberattack it believes originated in Russia, forcing some plants to cut …

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Amazon on track to expand in Hawaii after filing permit application

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Amazon has pulled the first set of building permit applications with the City and County of Honolulu in preparation for the construction of a new delivery station, according to Pacific Business News (PBN). Last summer, …

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Ford says 40% of sales to be electric vehicles by 2030

  (AFP) — Ford said on Wednesday it is ramping up investment in zero-emission cars and by 2030 expects 40 percent of its vehicle volume to be comprised of fully electric vehicles. The US automaker announced it is increasing its …

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#EBCPhotojournalism: The rare “Super Blood Moon” as seen in Hawaii

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Servers of Colonial Pipeline hacker Darkside forced down: security firm

  (AFP) — Servers for Darkside were taken down by unknown actors Friday, a week after the cyber extortionist forced the shutdown of a large US oil pipeline in a ransomware scam, a US cyber security firm said. Recorded Future, …

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