Tech News #1

Disney has violated the Children Online Privacy Protection Act

Walt Disney has been accused of using 42 Apps and Games for tracking children without their parent’s concern thereby violating COPPA. The Lawsuit says Disney should stop tracking and sharing data without parental concern, also destroy any information previously collected.

Disney’s said they are looking forward to defending themselves.

“Disney has a robust COPPA compliance program, and we maintain strict data collection and use policies for Disney apps created for children and families.” said Disney to business journals.

Source: https://goo.gl/LpM3jw

Microsoft’s Surface Book isn’t reliable study shows

A study by a non-profit organization shows an estimated 25% of Microsoft’s surface devices faced problems like freezing, un-excepted shutdown or have problems with the touchscreen by the end of the second year of use.

Microsoft has disputed the study, saying the company’s return and support rates differ significantly from the Consumer Reports study.

Source: https://goo.gl/tFeQF1

Samsung C Series devices to receive a Nougat update soon

Tech giant Samsung is soon going to roll out Android 7.0 Nougat update to its Galaxy C series. Samsung is testing the Android 7.0 Nougat on the Chinese variants of the Galaxy C5, Galaxy C7, and the C9 Pro.

Source: https://goo.gl/cVAf9G

Hike acquires tech start-up Creo

An India based messaging platform Hike has acquired Creo today for an un-disclosed amount.

“The Creo team will begin work on a developer platform to enable third-party developers to build services on the Hike platform,” a Hike spokesperson said in a statement.

Source: https://goo.gl/B6Lo72

Android O release gets delayed

According to leaks, Google is planning to delay Android O’s launch to pixel phones. Google rolled out Android O developer preview a little time ago.

Android’s vice president of engineering, Dave Burke has stated that the developer preview 4 for Android O will be the last preview version before the release of the final version of Android O.

Source: https://goo.gl/1o4zeo

Scientists infiltrated computer using malware coded into DNA

Researchers at the University of Washington have successfully infected a computer with malware coded into a strand of DNA.

“A primary goal of this study was to better understand the feasibility of DNA-based code injection attacks. We also know of no efforts by adversaries to compromise computational biology programs,” researchers said.

Source: https://goo.gl/EMts3k

Audio-Technica has announced the MSR7 special edition Headphones

The Audio-Technica MSR7 feature 45mm drivers and a stunning design with gold accents. Audio-Technica says the limited edition MSR7SE have new pads that are “shaped to boost the lower end sonics.”

Source: https://goo.gl/RT9JN6

The AMD Threadripper Enthusiast grade CPU’s go on sale in India

AMD announced its high-performance Threadripper CPU line, and now the products have finally been launched. The 12-core, 24-thread Ryzen Threadripper 1920X is going to priced at Rs. 55,999. While the flagship 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen Threadripper 1950X will cost Rs. 69,999.

After these go on sale, AMD will also release the 8-core, 16-thread Threadripper 1900X.

Souce: https://goo.gl/Tmqdkm

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