Google and Symantec in a war about each other’s security practices

Google and Symantec are engaged in a war about each other’s security practices, with all of us caught in the crossfire. As TechCrunch reports, Google believes that Symantec has been improperly issuing security certificates for tens of thousands of websites. If the search engine follows through with its threat, then Chrome will soon no longer …

Yahoo is disabling automatic email forwarding making it difficult to leave its service

Following Yahoo’s September announcement of a data breach affecting 500 million user accounts, the company has made it more difficult for Yahoo Mail users to transition to another email service. At the beginning of October, Yahoo disabled an email forwarding feature, which would allow users to automatically redirect incoming emails sent to their Yahoo address to …

Uber faces Country-wide outage in S. Africa

US Taxi E-hailing service Uber is experiencing a country-wide outage this morning. Drivers are unable to connect to the platform and passengers cannot hail a cab through the app. A message when opening the app says: “We are experiencing a brief disruption which is making it difficult for drivers to use the app. We’re sorry …

Google to be sued for $1 billion for over 20,000 unlicensed songs on Youtube

Google is staring at a $1B legal suit Irving Azoff manages the performance rights for roughly 20,000 songs from artists such as Pharrell, John Lennon, and The Eagles through his company, Global Music Rights (GMR) — and he’s planning to sue YouTube for over $1 billion. Azoff’s claim: The online video site has not secured necessary licensing …

Google confirms Waze acquisition being investigated by US FTC

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating Google’s $1.3bn acquisition of the crowdsourced traffic-mapping and navigation comThe US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating Google’s $1.3bn acquisition of the crowdsourced traffic-mapping and navigation company Waze, the search company has confirmed to the Guardian. The FTC’s actions follow demands from consumer groups concerned that the …