Apple acknowledged on Tuesday that celebrity accounts had been accessed and photos stolen, but it disavowed any systemic breach of its systems.
In the statement, the company says it was "outraged" by the leaked photos that began appearing Sunday and "immediately mobilized Apple's engineers to discover the source."
"After more than 40 hours of investigation," the statement continued, "we have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet."
"None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple's systems including iCloud or Find my iPhone. We are continuing to work with law enforcement to help identify the criminals involved." Read more...More about Security, Apple, Icloud, Tech, and Apps Software
Reddit has launched a new app for its popular "Ask Me Anything" series, as the front page of the Internet works to expand beyond its desktop dominance.
The release, first reported by Variety, marks Reddit's re-entry into the mobile app market following an ill-fated 2011 effort. The site said in April on its job board that it had started to explore developing mobile apps.
The app is currently available on iOS in Apple's App Store, and will be coming soon to Android.
Reddit's interest in mobile comes as no surprise, as the site's massive desktop popularity has not quite carried over to mobileReddit's mobile presence is dominated by third-party apps including Alien Blue and BaconReader for Android. Read more...More about Reddit, Mobile, Business, Media, and Apps Software
You can now link your Netflix and Facebook accounts without every friend on your social network finding out about your High School Musical obsession.
Netflix is rolling out new social features today that give the video service's subscribers more control over how much of their viewing they share over Facebook and with whom, a departure from the current experience of sharing everything.
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By giving viewers more control, Netflix hopes more of their 50 million users worldwide will connect their accounts with FacebookFor Netflix, connecting with Facebook allows friends to recommend videos to one another. That's a more compelling way to find something to watch than the algorithm recommendations from Netflix or randomly typing titles or actor names into the search bar, Cameron Johnson, the company's director of product innovation, said in a phone interview. Read more...More about Facebook, Netflix, Friend Connect, Video Streaming, and Facebook Messenger
BERLIN — It's September, which means the gadgets are coming.
IFA 2014, which stands for Internationale Funkausstellung (and translates to the international radio exhibition), kicks off this week in Berlin and will usher in collections of new smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, giant TVs and home appliances. The trade show is one of the longest-running technology expos — with roots dating back to the 1920s — and it gets bigger each year.
While the Consumer Electronics Show (Las Vegas) and Mobile World Congress (Barcelona) are arguably the two biggest tech conferences of the year — front-loaded in the earlier months to set the stage for what will hit stores later — IFA is becoming an increasingly important launching ground for tech giants. It serves as an annual hub for Eastern and Western manufacturers to show off their goods to the world and is the only major show right before the holiday shopping season. Read more...More about Mobile, Smartphones, Tablets, Tech, and Ifa 2014