Biometrics system used by banks, UK police & defence firms in major breach, leaks data

The fingerprints of over 1 million people, as well as facial recognition information, unencrypted usernames and passwords, and personal information of employees, was discovered on a publicly accessible database for a company used by the likes of the UK Metropolitan police, defence contractors and banks. Suprema is the security company responsible for the web-based Biostar …

Broadcom acquires $10.7 billion stake in Symantec’s enterprise security portfolio

Broadcom is buying Symantec’s enterprise security business for $10.7 billion, the companies announced Thursday. The deal effectively splits Symantec in two, with Broadcom taking ownership of its entire enterprise security portfolio and the Symantec brand name. Symantec will retain its consumer-facing product portfolio, which includes the the LifeLock identity-protection brand and Norton antivirus software. The …

Amazon’s cloud computing business is slowing down

The company posted its second-quarter earnings today (July 25), and Amazon Web Services (AWS), its cloud-computing division, generated $8.3 billion in the quarter, a jump of more than 35% over the same quarter last year. Cloud services, a business Amazon originally entered to support its own infrastructure, has become incredibly fruitful for the online retailer. …

Truecaller Launches User Verification SDK for Mobile Web

Communication app Truecaller on Tuesday announced the global launch of its software development kit (SDK) solution exclusively for the mobile Web platforms. Truecaller SDK would support all the key mobile platforms across Android, iOS, React and now mobile Web including “Progressive Web App” support. “Our vision has always been to enable the developer community by …

Cold reception to Facebook’s Libra, makes it willing to delay its cryptocurrency for a middle ground with regulators

Facebook is willing to delay its entrance into the cryptocurrency market to work with regulators, Facebook executive David Marcus said in prepared remarks ahead of Congressional hearings on Libra this week. Marcus’ statement is Facebook’s strongest indication yet of its desire to work with regulators on Libra’s development. The company knew Libra might be a …

afriQloud: Leapfrogging Africa’s innovation agenda with local cloud solutions

Pan-African connectivity provider, BringCom, in partnership with science and technology investor, Imprimatur Capital, and European edge cloud software company, GIG Technology, have together birthed what is to provide the African technology industry with cloud sovereignty – afriQloud. Today launched in Uganda, afriQloud will provide, at internationally competitive rates, local and foreign customers with an innovative …

Hulu, Xbox Live and Reddit back up after outage

In internet-fail news, it looks like streaming service Hulu, gaming service Xbox Live and self-described “front page of the internet” Reddit all experienced outages Wednesday afternoon. Down Detector recorded over 10,000 reports about Microsoft’s Xbox Live being down and another 10,000 reports of Hulu being down. The Xbox Live status page confirms that core services are “limited.” “Our …

Study: How Social Media Shed Light on Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis

Over the past two years conflict has escalated in North West and South West Cameroon. Cameroon is a bilingual country (English and French) and these two regions are the country’s English-speaking areas. The conflict started when lawyers and teachers held strikes over the increasing use of French in English courts and schools. Since then, what …