Instagram is making it easier to get your account back from hackers

From CNET: Instagram is testing new features that could make it harder for hackers to steal accounts and hold them for ransom. Hackers have been targeting high-profile Instagram accounts owned by influencers, and threatening to delete them unless victims pay up.

First reported by Motherboard, victims had to pay more than $100 to retrieve their accounts, some of which had more than 50,000 followers before it was taken over.In other cases, hackers will leverage accounts with massive followers and sell off those accounts for as much as $100,000, The Atlantic reported.

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Fractal Design Define S2 Vision Blackout Review (Page 1 of 4)

Ever since the invention of glass, humanity has been intrigued by its desirable properties. From the beauty of its optical clarity to the diversity of which it can be used, it has always captured the imagination of people for thousands of years. Glass is both the one of the hardest materials and easiest things to break in the world, it can be found in medieval architecture to ultra-modern buildings, and it has been used from anything ranging from your smartphone to the windshield of your car. Simply put, there is nothing quite like glass. If there is anything glass has been invading in recently, it would be computer cases. Up until a few years ago, windowed side panels were all made out of clear acrylic sheets. Acrylic sheets are great, but you can scratch it by just looking at it, not to mention its optical properties are just not as nice as glass. Chassis manufacturers took note. All of a sudden, everyone started to replace acrylic with tempered glass. Enter Fractal Design's story. At the turn of this decade, the company did not have a single case with clear side panels. The company has always made products with thick steel and sound insulating panels to keep things subtle and quiet, but why buck the trend when you can make more money going with the trend? The Fractal Design Define S2 Vision Blackout not only has a tempered glass panel on the left, but also on the right... and in front... and get this -- even on top. Quite literally, every panel is made out of glass. Why only follow the crowd when you can lead by taking it to the extreme? Read on to find out how it fared against the normal Define S2!

Adobe's New AI Detects Photoshopped Faces

From PC Mag: The photo editing capabilities offered by Photoshop are so good now, it's almost impossible to tell if an image has been altered, or "Photoshopped." So Adobe decided to remove the guesswork and developed an AI that can spot Photoshopped faces automatically.

Huawei delays launch of foldable Mate X following Galaxy Fold failure

From The Verge: Huawei has delayed the launch of its highly anticipated foldable phone, the Mate X, from June to September.

The Chinese tech giant told CNBC and The Wall Street Journal that it was doing extensive testing to make sure the device was ready for consumers, and that the company was taking a “cautious” approach following the failed launch of Samsung’s own foldable device, the Galaxy Fold. The Fold debuted in April but shipment of the phone has been indefinitely delayed after devices reviewed by multiple outlets broke in a matter of days.

Huawei Starts Showing Ads on Smartphone Lock Screens

From PC Mag: Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has started showing ads for hotel reservation website on the lock screens of their phones.

As Android Police reports, the P30 Pro, P20 Pro, P20, P20 Lite, and Honor 10 in the UK, Netherlands, Ireland, South Africa, Norway, and Germany have all been affected. 9to5Google adds that Huawei seems to have snuck advertising wallpapers into the default "Magazine Unlock" folder on users' devices, which means anyone not changing their default wallpapers will see them.

Rumor: Apple Might Buy Intel’s 5G Modem Division

From : Once upon a time (2018), Intel and Apple were the best of friends contractually obligated to say nice things about each other from public stages as part of a deal in which Apple would use Intel’s 5G modem in its future products and Intel would have a major customer with which to justify aggressively investing in 5G modems. The deal fell through when Intel failed to meet certain deadlines or achieve Apple’s target metrics. The details are uncertain.

Telegram Hack Blamed On China As Protests Take Place In Hong Kong

From Forbes: Telegram was hit by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Wednesday (June 12). The cyber attack took place as protesters used the app to communicate during protests in Hong Kong.

The attack appears to have affected Telegram’s 200 million users across the Americas and “some other countries,” who “may experience connection issues,” the messenger firm said in a tweet on Wednesday. It confirmed that user data was safe.

Deepfake Videos Are Here, and We're Not Ready

From PC Mag: Should Facebook, YouTube, or other online platforms be held responsible for the altered videos known as deepfakes that appear on their platforms?

It's one idea the House Intelligence Committee considered during a Thursday hearing on the technology, which highlighted the complex dance lawmakers, the media, and internet companies will have to do when responding to deepfakes with nefarious intent.

PCIe 4.0: Everything you need to know, from specs to compatibility to caveats

From PC World: Come July, AMD gets to hoist the trophy in the race to the next-generation PCIe 4.0 interface for desktop PCs. By combining its upcoming Ryzen 3000 CPUs, Radeon RX 5700 graphics, X570 chipset, and a new spate of PCIe 4.0 SSDs, consumers will be able to build or buy the first PCIe 4.0-based PC.

PCIe 4.0 sounds exciting—it’s the first big change to the interface since 2010. But as always, the questions of who can get it (and who can’t), and who really needs it, are more nuanced than you’d think. Keep reading to get the all the details.


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