December 2, 2022

Google faces Class-Action Lawsuit over App Store Prices

More legal trouble for Google Inc. 108,80 +7,37 +7,27% Android and their App Store (Google Play): A judge this week granted class-action status to antitrust litigation that now covers 21 million Google Play customers in 12 states—Alabama, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Wisconsin, and Wyoming—and five US territories, including American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. The lawsuit claims that Google’s misleading warnings led millions of customers nationwide to pay “artificially inflated” prices for apps they could have downloaded cheaper elsewhere. Last year, dozens of state attorneys general sued Google on these same…

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Google Pushes Out Another Chrome Update

This is the second update in a little over a week. This updates covers Windows, Mac and Linux and address a single high-severity security flaw. “Google is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2022-4262 exists in the wild,” the search giant said in a security advisory published on Friday. According to Google, the new version has started rolling out to users in the Stable Desktop channel, and it will reach the entire user base within a matter of days or weeks. Users can check for updates via Chrome menu > Help > About Google Chrome. via Bleeping Computer

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LastPass Hacked as result of August 2022 Hack

Troubling times for password manager LastPass users. The company announced back in August 2022 they had been hacked which was downplayed by the company as a “compromised developer account, through which part of LastPass’s source code and proprietary technical info were taken.” Worse of all they had advised users not to change their master passwords’. Now the company has experienced a second related hack, this time impacting customers. As reported Wednesday on its blog, LastPass recently detected unusual activity within a third-party cloud storage service. An investigation has so far revealed that the breach stemmed from knowledge gained during the August…

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Twitter offering ‘incentives’ to get Advertisers Back

In Elon Musk’s notable Tweet replying to American author Stephen King about Twitter Blue’s pricing he admitted “Twitter cannot rely entirely on advertisers’”. With the on going issues of getting Twitter Blue up and going again after the ‘Blue Checkmark’ disaster and with many advertisers leaving, it seems Musk may be charging his toon in hope of getting revenue flowing again to avoid bankruptcy. Musk recently tried to assure advertisers “none of Twitter Policies Have Changed” (though he omitted their COVID Misinformation Policy did change). In his defense though Musk is right, the policies haven’t changed…just the enforcement;’ either because…

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Windows 11 22H2 Update KB5020044 causes Task Manager Issues

Why does this feel like a pharmaceutical commercial or perhaps it is just job security for Microsoft Corporation 252,75 +4,94 +1,99% engineers? Users on the ‘C’ update channel who have installed the upcoming Windows 11 22H2 November Preview (KB5020044) may find their task manager is unreadable. However, network file copying should be back to speeds it was prior to the 22H2 update. Note: users on the regular update channel will not be offered KB5020044 until the December (13th) Patch Tuesday) and this issue could be resolved by that point. “After installing KB5020044, Task Manager might display certain elements in the…

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