Today’s Tech Sightings:
Microsoft is spamming Windows 10 systems with ads that are appearing in the file system. Some users report an ad about Office 365 hidden in an offer to expand cloud storage. Writer Ian Paul shares a tip to turn these ads off if you are one of numerous people who have been complaining about this intrusion on social media in the past few days.
When was the last time you backed up your iOS data? Writer Julie Bort suggests that you do before the next iOS version arrives. The update introduces a new filing structure to replace the previous, 30-year-old system. The catch is the change is not compatible with older files, so if your files go the way of the dinosaur, you’re going to wish you had them on a backup device.
Europe’s police agency is blaming technology for driving almost all serious crime. In a study of organized crime, the agency said ransomware has become a major concern, but many traditional criminals are now relying on computers, drones and social media to track their victims and determine the best time for them to go after their valuables.
- Hackers Actively Exploiting Critical Vulnerability That Lets Them Control Corporate Servers
- Assange: WikiLeaks to Provide Tech Firms Access to CIA Hacking Tools
- Google Says It Already Fixed ‘Many’ Security Flaws From Vault 7 Leak
- Apple Scrambles to Patch Vulnerabilities Revealed in WikiLeaks CIA Files
- What the CIA Thinks of Your Anti-virus Program
- US Congress Begins Rolling Back Broadband Privacy Rules
- The Battle for Online Privacy: What You Need to Know
- Finding Your Chill in VR Is Easy When You Can Meditate on Mars
- Facebook Messenger Launches Clone to Snapchat Stories