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Google says the built-in microphone it never told Nest users about was 'never supposed to be a secret'

Getty In early February, Google announced that Assistant would now work with its home security and alarm system Nest Secure. The problem – users didn’t know a microphone even existed on their Nest Secure devices to begin with. On Tuesday, a Google spokesperson told Business Insider it had made an “error.” “The on-device microphone was […]

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Twitter has 126 million daily users. That's 48% fewer than Snapchat, but it says the numbers aren't comparable.

Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey testifies during a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing about Twitter’s transparency and accountability, on Capitol Hill, September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC.Drew Angerer/Getty Images Twitter on Thursday disclosed it daily active user figures for the first time. At least nominally, the figures are 48% lower than Snapchat’s […]

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Microsoft is putting together a Microsoft 365 subscription for home users

Enlarge Patty’s Photos / Flickr Microsoft has had success in the enterprise space with its Microsoft 365 subscription, which bundles Office 365, Windows 10, and remote management with Enterprise Mobility + Security. Its home-oriented Office 365 subscriptions have also been growing steadily, with 32.5 million subscriptions as of the company’s most recent financial reports. And […]

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Quora hit by data breach affecting around 100 million users

Quora has been targeted by hackers in a data breach affecting around 100 million of its users. The Mountain View, California-based company that operates the question-and-answer website said on Monday that it recently discovered unauthorized access to its computer systems. Data that “may have been compromised” includes account information such as name, email address, and […]

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Windows 10 users finding their legit installs are being deactivated

What’s the fucking shit with you, MS, pic.twitter.com/Bw9n7MbJ7v — FaiKee (@FaiKeeF) November 8, 2018 For reasons that are currently unclear, Windows 10 Professional users are finding that their properly licensed installations are being deactivated. On systems affected by the issue, Windows is complaining that a Windows 10 Home license key is being used with a […]

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A Snapchat glitch is telling some users that their accounts have been deleted – but the company says not to worry

Getty/Michael KovacSnapchat CEO Evan Spiegel Snapchat users are experiencing issues logging into their accounts, giving error messages that make it look like their accounts have been deleted. The company has acknowledged the issue and told users on Twitter: “Your account should be safe!”  Snapchat has not given a timeline for the fix or details on […]