Today’s Tech Sightings:
Toy maker VTech is in the crosshairs following the November hack attack that compromised account data for more than six million kids in the company’s app store. Some experts claim a lot of the stolen information was available online for a while before it was taken down, including the names, dates of birth and gender of a lot of the children whose data was stolen.
Apple’s new iPhone 5 and 6 battery case is already getting some heat for departing from the company’s typical obsession with physical design. The battery case, which offers 25 hours of additional talk time, looks like the company just stuck a huge battery in a silicone case.
Google has turned on Safe Browsing for Chrome and Android mobile users. Previously, the feature was only available on Desktops and for users of Goggle’s optional data compression service.
The new content blocker is called Focus by Firefox and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store. Apple recently changed a policy that prohibited third-party browsers to use its rendering engines, a move that has allowed Mozilla to embrace the iOS platform.