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RingCentral Is Also Affected By The Zoom Flaw That Gives Hackers Access To Your Mac’s Camera

Video conferencing software provided by RingCentral and Zhumu is affected by a security flaw that could allow attackers easy access to laptop cameras and microphones.

Nicole Nguyen • 9 hours ago

The Zoom Desktop App Lets Any Website Take Over Your Mac’s Camera. Here’s What To Do About It.

Zoom’s video conferencing service is used by Nasdaq, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US Department of Homeland Security, and the US Department of Energy, among others.

Nicole Nguyen • 6 days ago

“Amazon’s Choice” Does Not Necessarily Mean A Product Is Good

A review of dozens of Amazon’s Choice products by BuzzFeed News found listings with troubling product defects and warnings, as well as review manipulation.

Nicole Nguyen • One month ago

"Sign In With Apple" Hides Your Login Data From Facebook And Google

A slew of new features across Apple products offer privacy-focused alternatives to popular services like Facebook sign-in and Google Maps.

Nicole Nguyen • One month ago

Here Are The Biggest Announcements From Apple's WWDC 2019

Apple announced a bevy of updates to the operating systems that run the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac while emphasizing new privacy features. And the long-awaited breakup of the iTunes app into smaller music, podcast, and TV apps is finally coming to desktop.

BuzzFeed News • One month ago

Starting Today, People Can Use Apple Pay To Tap-And-Go On The NYC Subway

The pilot for tap-and-go mobile payment on the NYC subway and Staten Island buses kicked off today at noon.

Nicole Nguyen • One month ago

Amazon Filed A Patent To Record You Before You Even Say "Alexa"

Amazon Echo devices could one day capture, process, and record audio spoken before the wake word for commands like “Play some music, Alexa.”

Nicole Nguyen • One month ago

Behind Twitter’s Plan To Get People To Stop Yelling At One Another

Twitter’s leadership knows that it’s fundamentally broken, and its latest attempt to fix itself shows how daunting of a task that will be.

Nicole Nguyen • 2 months ago

A Huge Pile Of Unsold Food From Amazon Go Was Found In A Seattle Landfill

Asked about the trash with its logo on it, Amazon told BuzzFeed News that community partners who have received donated, unsold food may have discarded a heap of its individually packaged meals and grocery items.

Nicole Nguyen • 2 months ago

Google Combined The Google Home And Nest Security Cam Into One Screen

The Google Nest Hub Max is like a Google Home with a touchscreen and built-in security, plus video chat, camera.

Nicole Nguyen • 2 months ago

A New Pixel, Video Device, Voice Assistant, And AI: Here's What Google Announced Today

Google touted its artificial intelligence developments, with upcoming features like Duplex and Lens, and unveiled new Pixel models.

Nicole Nguyen • 2 months ago

Facebook Is Turning Instagram Into The New Facebook

With Facebook usage in decline, particularly in the coveted 12- to 34-year-old demographic, the company is slowly porting its core features over to its relatively scandal-free sister site.

Nicole Nguyen • 2 months ago

Here Are All The New Facebook, Instagram, And WhatsApp Features Announced At F8

Facebook held its annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, California, on Tuesday and Wednesday. After yet another scandal-ridden year, the company shared updates on its family of apps: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger.

Nicole Nguyen • 2 months ago
Ryan Mac • 2 months ago

United, Delta, And American Airlines Cover Creepy Cameras On Seatback Screens Following Outcry

United Airlines and Delta have covered the cameras on their entertainment systems after passenger outcry over privacy concerns. American Airlines said plans to do the same.

Nicole Nguyen • 2 months ago

Samsung Just Delayed The Launch Of Its $2,000 Folding Phone After Its Screen Kept Breaking

After the screens on several Galaxy Fold review units started failing, Samsung said it is taking "measures to strengthen the display protection."

Nicole Nguyen • 2 months ago

Samsung's $2,000 Galaxy Fold Phones Are Breaking After A Few Days, Reviewers Say

Screen failure affected several Samsung Galaxy Fold devices sent to reporters for review.

Nicole Nguyen • 2 months ago

Amazon Echo Owners Say They Can't Listen To Some Audio Snippets Accidentally Recorded By Alexa

An Amazon spokesperson said the issue is "a bug" and it's rolling out a fix early next week.

Nicole Nguyen • 3 months ago

A Team At Amazon Is Listening To Recordings Captured By Alexa

An Amazon spokesperson said that "an extremely small sample of Alexa voice recordings" is annotated.

Nicole Nguyen • 3 months ago

A California Hospital Has Apologized After Dozens Of Women Said They Were Secretly Recorded

In a letter, Sharp Grossmont Hospital's president apologized to the women who were recorded, and said the surveillance method is no longer in use.

Nicole Nguyen • 3 months ago