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Irony meters explode as WordPress GDPR tool hacked, cell network hack shenanigans, crypto-backdoors, etc...

Roundup This week we had broken promises in China, broken keys in Steam, and broken ..err, everything in Apache Struts. Here's some other stuff kicking off in infosec beside everything else we've reported since this time last Saturday. FaceTime looks ugly after bug reports A Google researcher punched a trio of holes in Apple's …
Shaun Nichols, 10 Nov 2018
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Remember when Apple's FaceTime stopped working years ago? Yeah, that was deliberate

Apple is accused of deliberately shafting people who didn't upgrade their iPhones and iOS, in a class action lawsuit over its FaceTime video-conferencing software. This week, US district judge Lucy Koh allowed [PDF] a class-action lawsuit against the tech giant to move forward after she rejected Apple's argument that it can do …
Kieren McCarthy, 20 Sep 2018

Apple gets judge to hit ctrl-alt-delete on $625m FaceTime patent troll

A US District Court judge has thrown out an earlier $625m verdict against Apple in a long-running patent trial over FaceTime – and ordered a new trial. Judge Robert Schroeder of the Eastern Texas US District Court issued an order [PDF] granting Apple's motion for a retrial on the grounds that the jury was not properly …
Shaun Nichols, 2 Aug 2016

Coup-Tube: Turkey blocks social networks amid military takeover

Access to YouTube, Facebook and Twitter is blocked in Turkey tonight amid an ongoing attempted military coup in the NATO nation. The cyber-blockade has failed to prevent pictures from the unfolding uprising spilling onto the internet, though. An intervention by a faction of the country's armed forces is underway right now as …
Shaun Nichols, 15 Jul 2016
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Good news ... and bad news for Skype-using Apple fans and small biz

Microsoft is pulling Apple-leaning Skype users deeper into its lair. Well, some of them. There's good news for iPhone and iPad owners, and bad news for some Mac users. The good news: Office docs via Skype on iThings The free voice and chat service now includes native support for Microsoft Office products in its iOS apps. In …
Kieren McCarthy, 17 Feb 2016

Skype finally catches Google with group video chat

Skype will finally provide group video chat for mobile phones, nearly three years after Google offered it with Hangouts. The VoIP pioneer that was bought by Microsoft for $8.5bn back in 2011 has been decidedly slow in getting the service to market, but that didn't prevent it from comparing itself to NASA. "Ten years ago, NASA …
Kieren McCarthy, 12 Jan 2016

Hey, NUDE CELEBS! Apple adds SWEET 2FA to iMessage, Facetime

Apple has activated a two-factor authentication (2FA) system for Facetime and iMessage, extending the service to beyond iCloud accounts in a move that it hopes will help secure its communications platforms. The feature has become effective immediately, meaning any attempt to activate the services on a new device would first …
Team Register, 13 Feb 2015

Sweet murmuring Siri opens stalker vulnerability hole in iOS 7

It has not been a good week for Apple on the security front, and there's no relief in sight after an Israeli researcher found a way to access a locked iPhone's contacts and messages database using Siri. In a YouTube video, Dany Lisiansky showed how a locked phone running iOS 7.0.2 can be opened by using Siri's voice control …
Iain Thomson, 30 Sep 2013
The Register breaking news

AT&T to relax restrictions on FaceTime, video chat

AT&T Wireless plans to lift some of its restrictions on the use of mobile video chat apps by the end of this year, according to a statement the carrier released on Monday. AT&T started limiting its customers' access to bandwidth-heavy chat apps in 2012, when Apple first enabled the use of its FaceTime video chat over mobile …
Neil McAllister, 21 May 2013
The Register breaking news

AT&T randomly letting some customers use FaceTime on cellular

AT&T customers on tiered data plans with LTE devices can already use Apple's FaceTime over mobile connections, but now the operator is spreading the love just in time for the holidays. For AT&T customers on new unlimited tariffs, and those hanging on to old contracts, Apple's decision to permit FaceTime over cellular on iOS6 …
Bill Ray, 21 Nov 2012
The Register breaking news

Apple iCloud collapse forces fanbois to shower, meet face-to-face

Apple's iCloud servers conked out for roughly five hours last night, knackering online chat services iMessage and FaceTime, and iCloud storage. Affected fanboys had little access to the Cupertino cloud from 1145 to 1630 PT on Sunday, or 1945 to 0030 GMT on this side of the Pond. The service is now working, although the loss …
Anna Leach, 19 Nov 2012
The Register breaking news

Apple engineers 'pay no attention to anyone's patents', court told

Apple must pay software biz VirnetX $368m after a court ruled FaceTime video calls infringed VirnetX's patents. The fruity firm was on the hook for as much as $900m, but a jury awarded a lower payout during a Texas court hearing yesterday evening, according to VirnetX's lawyers McKool Smith. The jury, which had sat through …

FaceTime now on patent troll list

A Texas-based company, Intercarrier Communications, is lining up its lawyers against a small throng of companies over a messaging patent. Apple is on the list, with FaceTime and Apple Messages accused of infringing its patent, but the company has been far busier than that. Similar suits have been filed against Iris Wireless, …
The Register breaking news

Man files FCC complaint over AT&T FaceTime blocking

A San Francisco man has filed a complaint against AT&T with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over the carrier's decision to charge customers extra to use Apple's FaceTime video conferencing on its 3G and 4G networks. The man, an architect who wishes to remain anonymous, told Business Insider on Wednesday that …
Neil McAllister, 18 Oct 2012
The Register breaking news

AT&T defends FaceTime price gouge

AT&T has been busy defending its decision to ban FaceTime video chat from its 3G and 4G networks, unless punters shell out additional cash, to the sound of an incensed blogosphere screaming "net neutrality". In a blog wittering AT&T’s "Senior Vice President-Federal Regulatory and Chief Privacy Officer" Bob Quinn defends the …
Bill Ray, 23 Aug 2012

FaceTime in the dock

It looks like Apple’s set for yet another court room showdown in China after a Taiwanese man claimed that the fruity toy maker infringed one of the patents he owns with its FaceTime video calling technology. Apple’s lawyers in the region have been a busy bunch ever since the firm settled out of court with Proview over the …
The Register breaking news

AT&T may charge fanbois for FaceTime vid chat, hints iOS 6

Early adopters playing with iOS 6 fear users will have to beg AT&T to let them make FaceTime video calls over the cellular network. An alert box, shown over at MacRumours, pops up and urges fanbois to have a word with the telco if they attempt to make a FaceTime call and Wi-Fi isn't available. The discovery sparked rumours …
Bill Ray, 18 Jul 2012
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Apple 'iTV' looks like Cinema Display, says Throat

This, according to a mole who claims to have seen one in action, is what Apple's new TV looks like: Apple Cinema Display with ATV UI Yes, it's the Cinema Display, and it's a scaled down version of the so-called 'iTV', the insider, who spilled the beans to Cult of Mac, said. The Deep Throat also said the telly uses Siri …
Tony Smith, 8 May 2012

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