Facebook’s messaging apps to be affected in Apple’s new OS for phones

Apple’s new operating system for mobile phones will restrict background access to apps for making internet calls. WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger will be affected. According to a report from The Information, Apple Inc is making changes to its mobile operating system which will restrict voice calls over the internet. Apps such as Facebook Inc’s Messenger…

VW purchases 75.1% stake in Volvo’s WirelessCar platform

The forward-looking purchase of the stake is of strategic significance as it revolves around the future of mobility. In a strategic move, Volkswagen has purchased a controlling stake in Volvo’s WirelessCar, a digital service developer which specializes in connected driving, for $122 million (1.1 billion Swedish crowns). In a statement Volkswagen stated, WirelessCar’s technology would…

Shortcomings in Huawei’s supply chain impact Britain’s national security

With countries increasing scrutiny over equipments produced by those they consider as adversaries, companies in the tech industry are facing headwinds. According to sources familiar with the matter at hand, China’s Huawei Technologies is facing strong headwinds by way of heightened scrutiny in Britain over the usage of a legacy software component sold by a…

EU’s antitrust ruling against Google more of an observation rather than a prescription

Although the ruling should provide smartphone makers the ability to develop phones based on Amazon’s Fire OS, Google limits the adoption of such forks, as termed in the industry, through its licensing model. Essentially, the ruling is not likely to significantly change Google’s licensing model and the revenues derived from it. With the European Union’s…

Nvidia Corp issues preliminary security update for its graphics card affected by Spectre

The affected cards include Tesla, GeForce, Quadro, Grid and NVS. On Wednesday, Nvidia Corp confirmed that some of its chipsets have been affected by the Spectre vulnerability and that potentially hackers can exploit the bug by corrupting memory, bypass the operating system and steal the passwords of devices. Nvidia is in the process of providing…

Exploitable vulnerabilities in CPUs put the bulk of modern mobile devices at risk

Security analysts have warned that hackers are likely to very quickly add exploit code for these vulnerabilities to their hacking tool set. While the updates for the Meltdown vulnerability has been made available for download from Google, Microsoft, and Apple, the patch for the more dangerous and difficult to plug named Spectre, still remains elusive.…