Improve Encryption, Apple hired professional security experts

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Some time ago Apple rejected pressure from US law enforcement to unlock encrypted iPhone 5c belonging to terrorists San Bernardino.

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This month, the company is headquartered in Cupertino that employ a security expert who was given the task of strengthening the security features in Apple products.

A guy named John Callas was the founder of several companies such as PGPCorp communications security, Silent Circle, and Blackphone. A spokesman for Apple reveal, Callas began to join Apple in May of this. Actually Callas was once worked at Apple in the 1990s and between 2009 and 2011. At that time, he designed an encryption system to protect data storage on a Macintosh computer.

Even so, Apple does not disclose details on what position Callas will work. Callas himself refused to comment on this.

Previously, Apple had an argument with the US government over whether the company should facilitate access of law enforcement in relation to encrypting customer information stored in iPhone devices.

In the case of the shooting in San Bernardino, Apple refused to cooperate with the FBI and the government. Finally, the government is authorized to use the services of third parties to dismantle the encryption Apple.

Both the FBI and law enforcement alike asked technology companies to help the government in an effort to catch criminals. In response, Apple and other technology companies said that the opening of the encryption efforts it will endanger the continuation of the product and makes it vulnerable to hacker attacks.

Meanwhile, unknown Callas was an opponent of coercion by the government to the company technology to unlock the encryption products.

Apple itself has previously said that the company will improve the security of its products, as was done by WhatsApp encrypt messages so that more private and closed.

Netflix launches website to test Internet connection speed

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Fast.com Netflix launched a web site that can be used to measure the speed of the internet connection. Fast.com complement similar services already present first as Ookla Speedtest and nPerf, both of which are already present in the form of applications or websites.

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How to use this service very easy and fast. Once you get to a page fast.com, whether it be through a mobile connection, Wi-Fi, or wired, immediately also internet connection speed test will take place.

It’s more simple than the Ookla Speedtest and nPerf. It is only natural considering fast.com just testing the download speed.

Other metrics such as upload speed and ping, and the reaction time between the connection and server, are not included in the results displayed. However, fast.com “kindly” to show links to speedtest.net belongs Ookla as a comparison.

We all want the Internet faster, the better. But the internet speed is very varied and can be affected by other users on the network or congestion with your Internet service provider. and Fast.com, a new tool that consumers can use to a greater insight and control over their internet service.

Facebook Messenger will have a feature-busting message

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A number of technology companies began to show extra attention on the security of users of its services. One such company is Facebook.

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Facebook’s app, WhatsApp, and implements several encryption end-to-end to ensure the security of user conversation. After WhatsApp, Facebook reportedly will present similar features for other services that the Messenger.

Facebook is reportedly preparing a feature “automatic message busting”. It is known from @iOSAppChanges Twitter account, which spread the image of these features. Features that appear in the Messenger app for IOS version 68.0.

The actual version is already available on the App Store. However, Facebook is predicted will launch the latest version of Messenger later. Although the leaked pictures come from iOS devices, Facebook will also be presenting similar features for Android.

Regarding functionality, users can basically determine the “age” of messages in a matter of minutes, days, months, even years, thanks to such features. When the message has reached its deadline, the message recipient can no longer see it.

When using this feature, users will receive a notification contains the message, “You turned on disappearing messages, or you enable message busting”. Remain- deadline will also display any message.

Emergency, two hundred million more email accounts sold illegally in Russia

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Hundreds of millions of email accounts reported to have been sold illegally in Russia. Email accounts being traded is a Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo Mail.

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Alex Holden, Chief Information Security from Hold Security said that there are about 272 300 000 e-mail accounts that have been stolen and sold by parties who are not responsible.

The third addition to the popular email service, email Mail.ru which was known as the Russian e-mail service is also ‘missed’ as much as 57 million accounts.

Once examined, Yahoo Mail account hacked account has reached 40 million, or as much as 15 percent. While as many as 33 million Hotmail account or 12 percent, while the Gmail account is only about 24 million in the account or nine percent.

Not only email account, Holden also revealed that he found thousands of combinations of usernames and passwords stolen from bank employees, manufacturing and retail companies United States.

The danger, according to Holden, this information could be given to people who are not responsible. These credentials can instead be abused many times.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for Mail.ru Tayupova Madina, said it was checking whether the combination of username and password as email users and is still active and will warn users who have teretas to immediately replace username and password as soon as possible.

9 Tips to Improve Performance Old iPhone

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If you have not felt the need to replace your iPhone with the latest series that recently introduced, you are still ‘tinkering’ of your iPhone that performance was no less great than the latest series of iPhone. Here are 9 tips to improve the performance of the old iPhone.

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1. Remove or reinstall an application that takes up a lot of disk space

First, if you’re not too often use an application, you can remove it. From all the applications you use frequently enough, there may be among them who have a lot of data that is actually not important.

By opening the tab usage (usage) in the general settings (general settings), you can see which applications are most frequently used. It seems clear that the application of photos, music, and podcasts takes up a lot of disk space. But the disk space consumed by applications, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram maybe more.

From time to time, your iPhone might automatically perform “cleansing,” in which the cache (cache) of an application is removed. You can also proactively clean up the data that is not needed. Remove and then reinstall the application will make your iPhone back clean and empty shelf space.

2. Disable location services to applications that do not require GPS

Although you can enable features to geo tag your tweets on Twitter, disable access to most GPS applications can help the battery power and the speed of your iPhone.

In the iPhone menu, service location (Location Service) can be found in the privacy settings, you can choose which application uses GPS and how often an application is used. GPS is useful for maps, weather applications, and location-based apps such as Yelp. But you probably do not need to allow Dropbox to know where you are.

3. Reduce iOS animated features such as Parallax and increase contrast

The latest version of iOS has some interesting features such as Parallax, which makes shifting backdrop iPhone when you move your iPhone. But the aesthetic feature is not very useful.

Turning off these features will free up a bit of processing power and extend battery power. Simply go to the panel accessibility (accessibility) in the general settings, select ‘Reduce Movements’ or ‘Reduce Motion’. In the same menu, there is an option ‘Increase Contrast or “Increase Contrast’ which will take you to some of the graphic settings options.

4. Replace the casing

If you’re one of those people who simply ‘just wanted to’ taste of casing design Jony Ive third party, you may want to budget more money. Buying a new casing and use it on your iPhone much better.

5. Clean your photos and videos

The downside of a camera like the iPhone is a high-quality image capture of fast hard drives meet. So, diligent back up photos and videos, as well as remove them from your iPhone is a must, especially video, because video takes up a lot of space.

6. Turn off the ‘Background App Refresh’

If you frequently open many applications and do not close it again, the applications that might still be running, even if you do not use them. While you can close them one by one, the better you disable the “Background App Refresh,” which you can find in the general settings.

However, allowing a number of specific applications running in the background, such as Google Maps or Spotify, is also very useful. Disabling the application refreshment is not too make a big difference, but for the old iPhone, it’s worth a try.

7. Delete the old text messages

Although not exactly the same as removing and reinstalling an app, you can delete old text messages, which take up a large amount of storage space on your iPhone. If you do not want to do this yourself, you can also set the text message on your iPhone is removed after 30 days.

8. Restore

If you’ve tried everything, but keep your old phone does not increase quickly, maybe you should consider to restore it to its factory settings (factory reset, restore). Restore is likely to eliminate most of the complaints that you feel when you use your iPhone.

This step will really clean up, remove and reset the hard drive and RAM of your iPhone. However, please note, this step will not improve battery life.

9. Updating to iOS 9

Many users have reported that the IOS 9 newly released 16 of September, optimized for the iPhone older, and the size of 1.3GB file update to IOS 9 with 4.5 GB for iOS 8 necessarily indicate that the report was true.

In addition to freeing up more space, the new IOS also added features such as low power mode that saves battery power. In addition, the operating system also features ad-blocking (ads-blocking) that inhibits surfing speed, plus the ability to ensure application duplicates are combined into one.

Of course, there are still a number of uncertainties about the update older devices, especially devices as old as the iPhone 4S. If your phone is working properly, you may not need to perform this update.

Not wanting to lose employees, Google forms incubator program

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Google reportedly brewing an incubator project that is specifically intended for their employees. This information was first known from The Information report some time ago.

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Incubator project called ‘Area 120’ is made to ensure the best talent Google do not need to get out of the company.

So, Google employees will be able to develop their ideas with the support of Google, including funding.

Google executives called responsible for the project is Don Harrison and Bradley Horowitz. Unfortunately, detailed information about the program is still very small.

However, based on information from an anonymous source, the program allows Google employees to keep working while continuing to develop pioneering project.

Through this program, employees who accepted the proposal can focus entirely on completing the pilot project. Therefore, the originator of a pilot project need not worry about losing a job at Google, when a pioneering project did not go well.

After several months of development, startups can then be established as a new independent company. Google’s move to launch this program is called to prevent the departure of their best talent to the company’s competitors.

Previously, Google has just lost Regina Dugan Head of the Advanced Technologies and Projects Group who participated in Project Tango and decided to leave to Facebook last month.