Mar.23rd.2021

Latest technology news March 23rd, 2021

Latest technology news

8P-Design presents its selection of articles on the latest digital news:

Google cuts app store fees in half

Original Title: Google Halves App Store Fees, Following Similar Apple Move - Bloomberg

Informations : English, Google, March 16th, 2021

Following in Apple's footsteps, Google has decided to halve the percentage it takes from developers on their sales through the Google Play Store. Indeed, Google now takes 15% on sales, a percentage that was previously 30%. For more information on this good news for developers, see the full Bloomberg article.

Twitter is testing a new "cancel" option for already sent tweets

Original title: Twitter is Testing a New 'Undo' Option for Sent Tweets - Social Media Today

Informations : English, Social Media, March 16th, 2021

For several years, Twitter users have been asking for Twitter  to introduce a function to edit previously posted tweets. Twitter has always been firm that it does not see this feature as a future option for their platform. However, Twitter is trying to compromise by introducing the “undo” function. Indeed, once a tweet has been sent, you might see the "undo" button, to not publish the tweet. To learn more about what that means for the platform, see the article.

Microsoft Exchange Flaw Causes Hacking of Thousands of Businesses

Original title: Des milliers d’entreprises piratées à cause de failles dans Microsoft Exchange - Le Blog du Modérateur

Informations : French, Microsoft, March 8th, 2021

A group of hackers, nicknamed "Hafnium", took advantage of 4 recently discovered flaws in Microsoft Exchange messaging to steal users' data. Hackers, presumably from China, allegedly carried out this attack, affecting hundreds of thousands of people around the world. For more information, see the Moderator's Blog article.

Google Chrome: a critical security flaw in the browser

Original title: Une 3e faille de sécurité critique touche le navigateur Google Chrome en 2021- Le journal Métro

Informations : French, Google Chrome, March 14th, 2021

Since the beginning of 2021, Google Chrome would be in its third security flaw for its browser. This flaw would be of the Zero-Day type, affecting browsers on PC, Mac and Linux. Specifically the update 89.0.4389.90. Good news, this flaw does not seem to affect smartphones. See the article for more information.

The new Dropbox password manager will be free for personal use

Original title: Dropbox declares its password manager will be free to use - The Next Web 

Informations : English, Dropbox, March 16th, 2021

Managing passwords is an essential part of online security. That’s why Dropbox is currently working on a password manager. The Dropbox team announced that this manager is going to be free. It’ll be possible to manage up to 50 passwords, on 3 devices. It will also be possible to manage more passwords, at a cost of $ 9.99 (US). See the article for more information on the new Dropbox functionality.

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