Apple clamps down on apps that share location data with third parties dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-09 17:42:33

Apple appears to be more vigorously enforcing App Store policies relating to the sharing of location data. Over the last few days the company has been removing apps that share location details with third parties without consent. Developers of apps found to be exploiting user privacy in this way have received emails from Apple. These indicate that apps have undergone "re-evaluation" and found to be...

SmugMug buys Flickr for undisclosed sum dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-21 09:49:29

Photo-sharing site SmugMug -- used by consumers and professionals alike -- has agreed to acquire Flickr from Yahoo-owner Oath. The deal will see Flickr continuing to operate as a separate entity. The aim is to create what's described as "the world's best home for photography", building on Flickr's existing 100 million-strong userbase. But what does the acquisition mean for Flickr users, and what...

Google brings search and sharing to iMessage in iOS, Safari updates, and more dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-03-05 19:19:23

Google has released an update for its iOS app that adds an extension to iMessage. This allows for easy searching -- be it for GIFs or restaurant opening times -- while you chat, so there's no need to leave the app. More than this, it is also possible to share the information you find as a card. The update also brings an expansion of sharing to all web browsers, including Safari. Share a page to...

FileCloud launches enterprise edition for secure collaboration in large businesses dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-02-26 14:58:32

File sharing and sync platform FileCloud is launching a new edition aimed at IT administration, management and compliance across enterprise-level systems with over 1000 users. FileCloud Enterprise Edition is cloud agnostic, so it allows businesses to keep their data on any infrastructure of their choice including public, private and hybrid clouds while giving them full control. "Managing secure...

Check Point launches enterprise cloud protection dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-02-08 16:19:01

As enterprises move more of their system to the cloud, they open up more of their workloads to potential attack. In order to offer protection against cyberattacks on cloud infrastructure workloads, services and software-as-a-service applications on public and private cloud platforms, Check Point is launching a new family of cloud security products. CloudGuard includes zero-day threat protection,...

Ubuntu Linux 18.04 'Bionic Beaver' LTS will default to Xorg dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-26 16:16:31

The introduction of Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" saw the Linux-based distribution switching to Wayland as the default display server. However, when the next LTS release arrives this year, Canonical will offer something else instead. Canonical says that Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, codenamed "Bionic Beaver," will offer Xorg as the default graphics server. The distribution, which is set to land in April,...

New platform integrates Windows file servers with the cloud dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-18 16:41:10

Although businesses are keen to move to the cloud and IaaS solutions, most still have files stored on in-house servers. Enterprise file sharing and sync platform FileCloud is launching a new product called ServerSync that integrates Microsoft Windows file servers with any IaaS cloud. "Over 80 percent of businesses still run on-premise Microsoft Windows file servers to store their files," says...

New study shows wide gaps in attitudes to cloud security dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-16 15:23:47

While a majority of businesses around the world have adopted cloud services, a study released today reveals a wide gap in the level of security precautions applied by companies in different markets. The study from digital security company Gemalto finds that German businesses are more cautious when it comes to sharing sensitive information in the cloud (61 percent) than British (35 percent),...

Time runs out for WhatsApp on Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry 10 dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2017-12-27 09:41:18

The start of a new year means saying hello to new beginnings and waving goodbye to a few old things. As 2018 rolls around, WhatsApp is killing off support for both Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry 10. This should hardly come as major news. Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry 10 are both very niche platforms, and WhatsApp had previously announced -- and then extended -- that support was coming to an end....

Privacy: WhatsApp told to stop sharing user data with Facebook dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2017-12-19 08:01:37

A French privacy watchdog has ordered WhatsApp to stop sharing user data with Facebook. The CNIL (National Data Protection Commission) issued the Facebook-owned company with formal notice to cease violations of the French Data Protection Act, suggesting that user consent was not properly obtained. A change to WhatsApp's privacy policy last year saw the app transferring data to its parent company...