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Windows 10 1803-to-1903 forced upgrades gather speed

From ComputerWorld: Microsoft has focused its Windows 10 attention on upgrading hundreds of millions of machines before they lose rights to security updates in three months.

From June 26 to July 25, the portion of all Windows 10 systems running the May 2019 Update, a.k.a. 1903 in Microsoft's four-numeral format, almost doubled, climbing 5 percentage points to 11.4%, according to analytics company AdDuplex.

Bluetooth vulnerability could expose device data to hackers

From The Verge: A fast-acting hacker could be able to weaken the encryption of Bluetooth devices and subsequently snoop on communications or send falsified ones to take over a device due to a newly discovered vulnerability in the standard.

Nvidia Sees Sequential Revenue Growth in Q2 2019

From Tom's Hardware: Nvidia announced that its business’ finances are now back to normal after the company was hit by a decline in cryptocurrency mining and a slowdown in the data center business over the past year. The company posted 17% revenue growth to $2.58 billion, mostly helped by a 24% growth in the gaming market. It also saw positive growth in the data center business, albeit by only 3%.

Nvidia Chief Financial Officer Colette Kress told analysts on a conference call that:

Twitter to test a new filter for spam and abuse in the Direct Message inbox

From TechCrunch: Twitter is testing a new way to filter unwanted messages from your Direct Message inbox. Today, Twitter allows users to set their Direct Message inbox as being open to receiving messages from anyone, but this can invite a lot of unwanted messages, including abuse. While one solution is to adjust your settings so only those you follow can send you private messages, that doesn’t work for everyone. Some people — like reporters, for example — want to have an open inbox in order to have private conversations and receive tips.

Apple Sues Corellium Over 'Illegal Replication' of iOS

From PC Mag: Apple recently beefed up its bug bounty program with a $1 million prize, but don't go using Corellium's mobile device virtualization service trying to win it. Apple is suing the company for the creation of "perfect replicas of Apple's devices to anyone willing to pay."

YouTube shuts down music companies’ use of manual copyright claims to steal creator revenue

From TechCrunch: YouTube is making a change to its copyright enforcement policies around music used in videos, which may result in an increased number of blocked videos in the shorter term — but overall, a healthier ecosystem in the long term. Going forward, copyright owners will no longer be able to monetize creator videos with very short or unintentional uses of music via YouTube’s “Manual Claiming” tool. Instead, they can choose to prevent the other party from monetizing the video or they can block the content.

Trump administration reportedly wants to extend NSA phone surveillance program

From CNET: The Trump administration has reportedly asked Congress to permanently reauthorize all provisions of the USA Freedom Act, including a controversial National Security Agency program that collects and analyzes records on millions of Americans' calls and texts in an attempt to thwart terrorists.

iPhone 11: Exactly When Apple Will Reveal All Its iPhones For 2019

From Forbes: Well, there’s already been an accidental mention of when the phone will actually go on sale. As Forbes contributor Gordon Kelly reported last week, Softbank president Ken Miayauchi let slip that the launch date will be September 20.

Of course, even Miayauchi-san could be wrong, because Apple is known for being incredibly nimble when it comes to last-minute changes. It’s one of the reasons it keeps details like the unveil date to itself until its stone-cold certain everything is going to plan. Which is why that unveil date is so key.

Nest Camera Status Light Can't Be Disabled Anymore

From PC Mag: Google has succeeded in annoying Nest camera, Nest Hello, and Dropcam owners by deciding to disable the ability to turn off the status light on these home security devices.

As 9To5Google reports, until now it's been possible to turn the status light off in the settings of these security devices. It's a great feature as it makes them less noticeable, especially at night. However, Google made a "commitment to privacy" back in May and that has resulted in the decision to ensure there's always a status light visible when these devices are recording.


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