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May 23, 2017

Uber is using AI based Smart Pricing to charge it’s customers as maximum as possible #TechUKTV

Uber drivers, who were beginning to suspect that the ridesharing company was charging customer more with “upfront pricing” but not paying drivers more in turns, on Friday Uber admitted in a Bloomberg report to using AI to find the upper limits of what people are willing to pay for a ride based on their routes in 14 cities.

The revelation essentially confirm the suspicions of critics like the University of Washington’s Ryan Calo and Alex Rosenblat of the Data & Society Research Institutes. Together, they wrote a scathing papers that warned Uber may use vast amount of customer data to act in a predatory manner—for example, price gouging based on your income levels or other [...]

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May 19, 2017

WannaCry Crypto Virus – Decryption tool has been released.

The WannaCry ransomware has infected thousands of computer systems around the world, but Adrien Guinet a security researcher of Quarkslab, has found a way to recover the unknown encryption keys used by the ransomware.

Adrien said that in order to retrieve the keys, your computer must not have been rebooted after being infected. The tool allows recovering the prime numbers of the RSA private key that are used by Wannacry.

It does that by searching for them in the “wcry.exe process. This is the process that generates the RSA private key. The main problem is that the CryptDestroyKey and CryptReleaseContext don’t erase the prime numbers from memory before freeing the [...]

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April 21, 2017

Built in Ad Blocker to be included in Google’s Chrome browser! #TechUKTV

Alpahbet Inc’s Google is planning on introducing a built in ad blocker to the mobile and desktop versions of the Chrome web browser, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The feature might be turned on by default within Chrome and would be designed to block any advertising deemed unacceptable by the Coalition for Better Ads. This would include Pop-up Ads, autoplaying video ads with sound, prestitial (full screen) Ads with countdown, flashing animated ads and excessively large ads.

There are a few ways that Google might implement the feature. The report suggestions that one option could be to block any and all advertising on a website if it includes even a single [...]

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April 19, 2017

You might have to wait abit longer for that Iphone 8 after design issues emerge #TechUKTV

2017 marks the iPhone’s 10th anniversary, and the rumors are that Apple will be releasing three new models to celebrate: two handsets with incremental improvements, and a third, radically redesigned “premium” iPhone. But although the phones will be unveiled at the same time, customers might have to wait until later in the year to get their hands on the high-end device.

Bloomberg reports that the premium iPhone could be delayed by “one or two months” (compared to Apple’s usual launch schedule) because of the difficulty of manufacturing the handset. Japanese website Mac Otakara previously reporteda similar delay.

This is because of the [...]

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