Earlier this year, Facebook was spotted testing a new type of News Feed – one that designed to help you discover content across the social network, beyond posts from friends & Pages you already follow. During tests, the feed was available through the Facebook app underneath a “rocket ship” icon – something that seemed to confuse users, who didn’t underst& the feed’s purpose.
Now this alternative feed is showing up for users under Facebook’s “More” menu, where it’s simply named “Explore Feed.” (One earlier test on iOS had labeled the feed “Explore” back in the beginning of the year, & apparently that name has stuck.)
Game subscription services now look like they’re here to stay, & Sony’s PlayStation Now just got an exciting update: The first PS4 games on the service are now available to play. The debut list includes 24 games that originally came out on PS4, bringing PS Now to the contemporary console era of games releases for the first time.
The games list includes quite a few smaller releases & some remasters, like God of War 3 Remastered, but though it may be humble beginnings, it’s also a good sign that Sony intends to keep investing in the service & bringing more recent iconic titles to member. The subscription services streams games to a [...]
Ransomware is an unfortunate inevitability of an increasingly digital society, and it will only become more prevalent as more assets are stored in 1s and 0s. The price of Ethereum and others have so far been resilient in the face of this new form of digital theft – hardly shifting following WannaCry and now Petya (although the latter may have had a slightly different agenda). And as cryptocurrencies implement features which allow for greater anonymity (Ethereum intends to do just this following the release of Metropolis), the incentive to conduct further ransomware attacks will only strengthen. Despite the relatively tiny amounts stolen by these ransomware attacks (tens of thousands, [...]
Ransomware attacks are bigger than ever, but the payouts appear to be shrinking. While the ransomware suspected to be a variant of Petya makes headlines around the world, whoever set it loose isn’t really making a whole lot of money, especially if they paid for the software to begin with.
At the time of writing, the Bitcoin address that today’s global attack points to has only collected 29 payments, for a total of 3.15 BTC, or $7,497. Considering the breadth of entities affected, that suggests that most victims know better than to cooperate.
TechUKTV spoke with McAfee Chief Scientist Raj Samani following the attack. He suggested [...]